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  1. I am trying to find some info about this cause I cant find it anywhere. My friends and I were on our cruisers the other day and got pulled over by an unmarked dodge charger police vehicle and gave us a ticket for speeding, we are totally fine with the ticket but we have heard from people an finding videos that it is illegal for a unmarked police vehicle to pull you over an give you a ticket because people can easily do this and replicate police officers. We are just trying to figure out if this is legal in washington state if an unmarked police vehicle can pull you over an give you a ticket or if it is illegal. We were in Clallam County and the car was a Dodge charger and the only indications that it was a police vehicle was that it had lights in the grill and visors. Any info would gladly be appreciated on the matter. Thanks
  2. We own an old mobile home which we have rented out to people in the past. It was in dire need of repairs. Last June my husband (without my consent) agreed to allow an "aquaintance" to live there on condition that he do the necessary repairs to make the unit livable in lieu of the first month's rent and utilities and that he repair the roof in exchange for subsequent months rent and utilities, equal to the cost of repairing the roof. After that he would pay $500 a month rent and pay the utilities. My husband never got him to sign a rental agreement, nor is the man's name on any of the utilities, as we have been paying them ourselves. He did the interior repairs in June, but he has not repaired the roof, nor has he paid rent since July. On January 3 I told him he needed to move out by February 1 because we needed to replace the unit with a new model for our daughter to live in. Long story short, he's still there. On April 3 we gave him written notice that he needed to be out by April 23, which he has ignored. Do we need to go to the expense, time, and hassle of an eviction procedure, or is there another option?
  3. I loaned a friend $4,400 and he said he would pay me back double by April 5th he gave me a promissory note that was secured by surplus funds deposited in the county clerk's office resulting from a non-judicial foreclosure that was his and his partners. He said he only needed to wait the 30 days for the notice to creditors to go out before the money could be dispersed and after the 30 days had passed and he didn't respond to my text asking what's up I called the county clerk and they said that the money is there but nobody has filed for dispersal yet and that it cost $5 for the packet and then ex parte hearing is held within 3 to 5 days. I informed my friend of this and he apologized for the mix-up and said that he would get the packet right away and then a couple days later he said he just needs to get the $240 it cost to file it and then he wouldn't answer my phone calls or texts and so I called the county clerk again and they said it doesn't cost any money to file it at all so I'm quite confused it his reluctance to file this motion. In this promissory note that he drew up it says that I had exclusive right to the $52,000 being held in the clerk's office if this was not paid in full or after demand for payment in 10 days. So my question is do I file a motion for dispersal of funds attaching this promissory note as declaration, and do I just ask for the principal amount of 4400 and the interest or do I ask for the $52,000 that's held in there? he said I have exclusive right.
  4. I live in a 36 unit 3-story condo in seattle, wa. I am on the third level. The building was built in 1956 and then in 2008 it was renovated into condos. I purchased my unit and moved in in 2014. It is a 1 bedroom 500 square feet all hardwood floor unit. We are managed by a condo management group. There has been water intrusion going into my unit for quite some time it appears.. It entered through an exterior wall on the back side of our building. My unit is the only one to have this issue going on. I reported the incident as soon as I saw water on my hardwood floor in my bedroom coming from that exterior wall under the baseboard moulding. After the HOA hired a construction team to investigate they saw that it has been going on for some time and has been entering underneath the hardwood floor over the cement(subflooring). The hardwood floor of my whole unit needs to be replaced. It turns out the water is entering from my CMU wall due to the roof scuppers being overwhelmed and the gutters have significant bellies that are not allowing the water to flow freely. The gutter anchors have pulled out of the CMU wall causing water to leak through the CMU wall. The roof scuppers, drain lines, and wall vents were poorly installed. Because the issue is due to poor craftmanship, wear and tear, and maintenance insurance is not going to cover the damage in my unit. HOA is refusing to help out with any of the repairs as it states in the condo declaration "the association shall not be liable for damage to property caused by the elements or resulting from water which may leak or flow from outside or from any parts of the building except to the extent of any insurance proceeds available" In my eyes this is clearly their fault due to negligence, poor installation, poor maintenance and inspection of the building and they should be paying for all of the repairs to my unit or at least some of it. Are they exempt from liability in this situation due to what is stated in the declaration? Or is their still some sort of "public policy" or law that would put them on the hook for this? I've contacted a few lawyers and they all want to charge me a couple hours of labor to review the declaration but I have already reviewed the declaration and that is the portion that the HOA attorney is using on me.
  5. My ex and me have been divorce since 2013...separated since 2011. He was awarded custody at the time because he got the house my kids were born in and didn't work so didn't need child care whereas I did. Now he is threatening to take me to jail and pay a fine for not following the parenting plan. The plan stated that I have the kids every other weekend from Thursday after school to Monday morning. At that time I was working 2 minutes from their school and had every other Friday off but now live and work over 25 miles away. In February 2013 we mutually and verbally agreed that I can have my kids on the weekends. Now he is complaining I don't have the kids enough even if i have them almost every weekend so he can have more time to enjoy his life. I want full custody so i am unwilling to give him more time without custody and stop paying him child support. Which I pay every month. What should I do. i have court on April 7th
  6. My relative who is 64 years old got two cashier's checks deposited directly in her account on Feb. 24 2017 total amount of 20k. Today it is March 13 2017 which is 3rd week and credit union has restricted account access so funds and were not available for withdrawal. When asked this CU said we need to verify/validate the check deposited because they think it is a scam or bogus check and we want to protect or our member. But they could not specify when funds would be available. Is this common to hold the funds for such long time? when we check at ATM it shows funds fully available but when try to withdraw it says not possible. She gave me power of attorney because she is kinda sick so when I talked with CU about this on phone.....that girl said well you might be a part of scam....Are their any rules to protect consumers against such practice? what is allowed time limit for bank/credit union to hold funds like this?if there are any rules or law please refer me to such in state of WA
  7. I can't find a paid lawyer for our claims. In personal injury case my attorneys have already withdrew. So I was discussing bodily injury settlement directly with defense attorney via email. (everything in writing) Defense attorney expressly implied and misrepresented to make me believe that he and his insurance company will make reasonable separate offer for loss of consortium claim for legally separated spouse but after I settled my claim very next day they said oh there is no additional offer to settle loss of consortium claim. One of the main reason why I did not hire another attorney because he implied that they will make a reasonable offer but now I realize it was his mind game and to stall so time to file motion for continuance will pass away while engaged in settlement negotiation. We feel cheated, misrepresented and case is not closed yet so I want to write a motion for sanctions as well summary judgement for loss of consortium claim.
  8. 1. Legally separated couple in pierce county WA2. Husband was rear ended and settled his claim separately with third party insurance company.3. Since they are legally separated now wife's loss of consortium claim is still alive.4. Insurance company is offering only $1000 to settle that claim and wife is not ready to accept that amount.5. But when they tried to find an attorney to fight for loss of consortium claim its very tough.6. Where should they look for such attorney?7. At the time of filing lawsuit they were married and that attorney withdrew so currently they don't have an attorney.
  9. 1. Car accident personal injury claim. 2. Attorney withdrew from personal injury claim because he did not believe in our claim whole heatedly and did not want to try the case. i.e. he withdrew without good cause. 3. We settled directly with insurance company and settlement is quite more than he recommended and I could reduce subrogation costs to less than half. 4. Now he is asking for costs and fees and we don't agree to pay him any fees at all. Costs were about 3k and about 1k of this cost was due to his mistakes. We don't mind paying him 2k in costs. 5. If I don't agree to this what can attorney possibly do to recover his full costs and possibly some fees? What are the consequences for us if we don't have agreement and we don't pay him at all? 6. I believe he has to file a lawsuit and get a judgment against me? or he can directly sell it to collection agencies ? What else he or his law firm can do?
  10. Car accident personal injury settlement received directly from third party insurance company because an attorney withdrew from case.This was an ERISA plan from my spouse who was an employee for that company...I was just an dependent on her insurance. Now my spouse even not working for that health insurance company for last 4 months.Before attorney he withdrew he voluntarily said to health insurance administrator company that my client owes to 2k which in fact is not true becausesettlement received was just a nuisance value ...at fault driver's insurance company did not pay medical costs connected to accident. So in my opinion I don't owe them anything.Now they are asking for 2k ...what if I can't pay them?We don't have that health insurance coverage any more so we don't care...Can they sell the debt to collection agency or they have to sue us and get judgement first ?What else they can do to get 2k they think we owe them?
  11. For years surface water has ran down my driveway from the street above. It collects at the bottom where my home and garage sit. It found its way into the neighbors property which was once an orchard. It's been that way for twenty plus years. There has been 3 owners that have lived there and now the last one is developing it into 7 houses after living there 10 years. He has put a curb along our property line from the street above to the back of our properties. It has caused water to collect on my property to the extent my garage gets water up to it's foundation short of going into the garage. That's a good rain. If it decides to rain much harder or longer it will flood. My question is what rights do I have in regards to this situation. Do I just take it, does he have any responsibilities in regards to the surface water that use to flow and seep into his property. What makes it worse is my driveway is at a low in the road so water from the left and right of my driveway dumps all that water down it. Also there is nowhere else for my water to go. His development storm drains are on the other side of his curb. Any help would be great. Thanks, Wet In Washington
  12. Just learned that a friend was denied a job due to a negative reference from his previous employer. He was a 10 year employee, with positive annual performance reviews, never counseled or disciplined for any performance or behavior issues. He resigned with advance verbal notice. Since his resignation he has looked for other employment and it has been difficult due to this negative reference which is totally unfounded. He was told by his most recent prospective employer that his last employer gave a negative reference. A search of my employment/personnel file will include only positive performance and attendance information. Does he have a case for defamation or some other legal avenue?
  13. SO rented a house that now needs repairs. Landlord is NOT completing those repairs and has said he doesnt intend to. Contacted a lawyer who said to send him a certified registered letter with return receipt which I went ahead and did. When he receives the letter he has 10 days from the receipt to complete the repairs. Well he refused the letter so NOW what do i do? Thanks
  14. I have an open style RV cover which we just discovered one 12" x 12" leg is over the property line by 5'. The cover has been there for about 9 years and the neighbor has not used their property for about 8 years. This is recreational property for both of us 1/3 of an acre each. They just had it surveyed and that is how we found out about the encroachment. They want me to move the RV cover so that the property line is not disturbed. I do not wish to pay that kind of expense to move or go to court over a pole that is over the line "by mistake" 9 years ago. We share a well that they have not used until now and we are not feuding yet. Hopefully it will not get to that. Does anyone have some idea that they my accept?
  15. Grandfather passed in 2010. A will was found (after gossip of wife wanting to sell the house) leaving his share of the house to his 7 children. His living wife has a bid on the house. An appraiser was at the house yesterday. Siblings want to keep the house. Would siblings be able to buy her out of her share? We have an open probate. We were told the will was filed some time ago, called yesterday and was told no evidence of a will in his name was filed. Called again asking if it was filed through the open probate, no once again. Is this the reason wife is able to not honor the Trust and Will he left. Didn't know you could do a private sale of a home when not all are in agreement of the estate. Need guidance..
  16. hi i have a important topic, i just recently did a trade with a friend of mine with a van and car. i was recently told that i have 72 hours to say i want my vehicle back and and he told me nod a deal is a deal but it wasnt a deal it was a trade and he said that if i wanted my van back he would give it right back and then he said no but im also dealing with child support and i dont wanna get in trouble for something i just found out about. is there any way that i can get my van back with out going to civil court
  17. In Washington state (King county), does the closing day equal to the selling/buying date? I mean, when I say I bought my house on 3/1, I mean that I closed on my house on 3/1?
  18. I live in the State of Washington and I have a question about temporary third party custody orders. If a judge orders temporary custody to a person other than the parents, can the person that was granted temporary custody give the child to another family member at a different address to raise instead of the person that was granted the temp custody? Sorry if this is confusing, but I have no other choice than to have to represent myself pro se and I have been dealing with this situation and trial is on Monday. Thank you for your time. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
  19. I was denied an attorney 8 times during questioning. When asked for public defender they said (detectives on tape) that I had to pay for one. Would not leave. I had to wait 7 hours in cell without water or allowed to go restroom. Told by police I had to talk to detectives and must wait till after questioning. I immediately asked for attorney but denied 8 times on tape. The judge in pre-trial said my video was admissible. After motion said not allowed except if I took the witness stand. I am in an appeal. Please share. I am a 59 year old teacher. Impeccable record.
  20. I notified my landlord a week ago about a Mice problem and they responded 5 days ago saying "They will contact me shortly," and I still haven't heard from them. The mice are not our fault, we keep a clean house. I know I am covered by law for them to exterminate them, but just wondering how long I have to wait until I can just call the exterminator myself and bill the tenant?
  21. I live on a fairly steep hill with a poured concrete retaining wall separating my property from that of my uphill neighbor. This wall has cracked and shifted, so I am concerned about the risk to my house and property from a potential slide. (It really does rain quite a bit here in Seattle.) I had a boundary survey done for other reasons some years ago. The wall is completely on my neighbor's property. They are reluctant to fix it and do not want to spend much money. I am will to share the cost but not foot most of the bill. They have also refused to do any work to find a contractor to repair it. I tried contacting my homeowners insurance company, but the agent said that they do not deal with retaining walls despite the risk to the house. I really do not want to get into a lawsuit. Is there some law or regulation that I can present to my neighbors for a stronger argument to get them to fix their wall? I appreciate any assistance with this matter. Thank you.
  22. I currently live in Washington State and will be moving to a state that does NOT have a state estate tax. However, my living trust was created in Washington State. When I sell my home in Washington and move states, will I need to get a new living trust to avoid Washington State's estate tax? My trust includes many references to Washington State statutes (RCW), but I'm not sure how much this matters.
  23. I am an Executor of my fathers' estate, who died in 2014 from M.S. (multiple sclerosis). My father made several donations in the months previous to his death, to alot of charities. Many of whom he gave to annually, in the amounts of hundreds of dollars. He always intended to give money and that is and was his wish. But he also did have some assets, that he put into an irrevocable trust, to leave to his two sons, and their families. As his son, and best friend, I always watched closely, and sadly, his last year was his mentally worst. He was told he would die, approximately six months prior to his death. Non of us wanted to believe it. But his mental condition was slipping, and my brother and I wanted to intervein and take over power of attorney, which was our right, in order to care for his welfair. His wife had almost no income. He had over 8,000$ monthly to spend. And she was able to help him spend it. SO, she and he, together, with her as a co-signer, took out a loan against his house (I and my brothers' inheritance) which was valued at 250,000 at the time. My brother and I were unaware of this and his wife, knew that the money was a loan against an asset she did not own, which made us curious how she cosigned. And with her signature on a pre nup that made her liable for all debts when he passed, why would she sign and spend that amount with him when she knew he was dying? So what happened next, He bought a series of "sponsorships" of shows to a local live theatre in their hometown that they enjoyed. The cost was 36,000$ over a 6 month period or so. What happened next? He was sick and in the hospital to receive a Prednizone drip, for two days, to help save his life, and his brain went BIZZURCK with hyperactivity because of the massive amount of steroids. It was time for my brother and I to intervein, but my dad was stubborn, and his wife lobbied him to not let us intervein with their finances. (we are average people with low to middle incomes and she didn't like our influence on her spending habbits with dads money). My dad while sick as hell, contacted the theatre one day, and handed one of the staff ladies a check for 40,000$ dollars that was from the home equity loan, and said "use it to uplift the paintings of the mermaids" .. she recounted this story at his memorial, and told the whole audience, about it, and that was the first time i heard he had done this. I was furious, but had to wait until probate was over in order to say anything, because my step mom had her lawyer threaten us that she would fight her pre nup agreement in court and go after our estate which was just under 400,000$ and we paid 80k of their combined debt, that was leaned agains our place in order to avoid court. My question is can I sue the Theatre for the money back since i can prove he was wacked out on drugs, and giving out non cash donations willy nilly which shows to prove his mental state was in the clouds and not thinking clearly? And should I ask the theatre directly before having a legal request? They don't know where his money came from, or the crisis he was in. But it is against the law to loby sick elderly people for charity is it not? Thank you for reading.. There is much more to the story, but it is truly my intention to use the money for my kids school. I have an auto ammune disease and have to manage my illness too, and I would never give away my childs future to charity.
  24. n the State of Washington, in a third party custody case, can a person be served Notice of ER 904 documents by leaving them on the doorstep of the persons home?
  25. I want to buy my mother's house from her. Her house is in her name but I have been making payments and paying her taxes but I want the title change to my name and get a new loan on the house. I need advise on how to do this so it will be less costly and less hassle.