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  1. You cannot charge interest (or anything else) that isn't specified in your contract. That's basic contract law which you can study at: If you find unreported royalties and the other party won't pay, you sue for it. When you get a judgment, you would be entitled to post-judgment interest on the award until it's paid. You can seek pre-judgment interest as part of your claim, but getting it is iffy.
  2. I am guessing that you meant "boat load" of money.
  3. Your employer has the court order. Get a copy. Go to the courthouse and read the case file. Get copies of everything in it. You will likely find that your were sued and there was a default judgment against you.
  4. The how is explained by the did. But let me try to explain it anyway. Any time any government agency anywhere gets, or learns of, a non-compliance with local ordinances, the agency FIRST cites the offender and gives the offender a certain amount of time to correct the non-compliance. That's called "due process" and we all (even you) have a right to it. "Due process" also allows for the giving of extensions upon request if the agency is convinced that such an extension is appropriate. There could be many reasons that your neighbor was granted the extension. I wouldn't care to speculate. Perhaps the borough representative could tell you if you asked. I would love to make a note of it for future reference if you would kindly cite me a statute number so I can look it up. I keep links to all sorts of laws and ordinances so that I know what I am talking about when I speak of them. PG1067 IS a lawyer though I am not. We are both trying to answer your questions as best we can given the information that you have provided. Has the borough adopted it by statute? That's important. Perhaps if you identify the borough we'd be able to look up your local ordinances and make more helpful comments. The bottom line is that your neighbor may eventually be punished for the condition of his property or the condition may eventually be resolved favorably. It's just not going to happen right this minute and there isn't likely to be anything you can do about the delay except take care of your mouse situation on your own for the time being.
  5. There is no such requirement. Really? Wish I had a buck for every time I read something like that. I'm guessing that having to herd 38 teenagers made the officers a bit curt especially since the odds are in favor of at least a couple of them giving lip to the officers. They'll get over it. From a legal standpoint there is not likely to be any monetary compensation for missing the senior prom. The parent who rented the bus should get a refund but that's about it.
  6. Apparently yes, because the borough GAVE him the extension. What difference does it make? You obviously aren't going to get the borough to speed things up. You are. Isn't that obvious. You can file a "private nuisance" lawsuit against the owner. Google it. You'll find that you'll have to spend a lot of money on attorney fees that you probably won't get back and even if you win a monetary judgment, the other owner is a low life that you probably aren't going to be able to collect a nickel from. No. The borough has sovereign immunity to this kind of lawsuit. Besides, the borough isn't doing anything wrong to you. Yes. Sometimes things happen to people through no fault of their own and it costs them money. It happens. If you want to save money on pest control buy your own mouse traps from Home Depot.
  7. The reality is that the agencies are likely immune to lawsuits for this kind of mistake. They told you why they are holding him. They made an arrest and can't un-arrest him.
  8. You're being charged with a crime, you get yourself a lawyer. If the warrant was faulty, your lawyer will know what to do. Otherwise nothing else matters.
  9. It's still a landlord tenant matter. You will have to give the occupant proper written notice to leave and then seek eviction through the courts. You can try calling the police and see how that works. But they are likely to tell you the same thing.
  10. Yes. Then the homeowner's insurance company will deny the claim and defend.
  11. 1 - I have to agree with the LL that you are making a mountain out of a molehill about the closet thing. Get over it. 2 - There is no FL law requiring you to be at home when the repairs are done. You can study the whole landlord tenant statute at: 3 - The plants under the tree are in your way? Go to Home Depot and get one of these and a pair of garden gloves: This is just too small to fight over. Maybe they don't hassle her with small stuff. Maybe you should adjust your attitude. Nobody likes a whiney tenant.
  12. Obviously they can because they did. Is that really what you wanted to ask. I don't know where you got the idea that it's OK to refuse a cop's request for ID when you are passed out in a car with the motor running but I hope you realize it's rather stupid. I've read a bunch of posts from other stupid people that refuse ID and do the "Am I detained" routine only to find that their day takes a big turn for the worse. You could have avoided the night's ordeal by just handing over your license instead of acting suspicious and giving them a valid reason to roust you. I hope you have good medical insurance because you are likely to get a big bill from the hospital.
  13. If you know the name of the online bank the obvious place to start is on the website's "contact us" link. Then call up and ask what to do. Most banks have departments that handle estate issues.
  14. No. It's just your notice that you have been charged. Doesn't matter if you sign it or not.
  15. Maybe. But nobody is getting prosecuted for it. The age of consent is 17 in Illinois. All you can do is hope she is smart enough to insist on contraceptive devices so she doesn't end up pregnant.
  16. Sorry, but it was a bad idea from the getgo. You haven't been "making payments" as the loan is not in your name. All you have been doing is renting the RV from your friend regardless of where you sent the money. I think you need to resign yourself to just giving it back to him and getting over it.
  17. Did the other two items say that they COULD be returned? If not, then I think you have nowhere to go with this. From now on look for the return policy that applies to each item and take a screen shot of it.
  18. Well, the Indiana statute of limitations for personal injury is 2 years so, yes, more than likely too late to file a lawsuit. However, it would still be a good idea to consult an attorney and review your options.
  19. Can they? Obviously they can if they already did. If you are the other party and don't know how to address the two filings, then get a lawyer. Double jeopardy only applies to criminal cases.
  20. You have no case against the seller but you might be successful suing the shop owner. My take is that the word "unlimited" means just that and would apply to anybody who owns the car during the first year after the date of the receipt. I suggest you fill out a small claims complaint against the shop owner (don't file yet and don't put in the amount yet), go back to the shop and hand it to him and remind him of what the word "unlimited" means. If he still won't fix it, get it fixed elsewhere and sue him for the cost of repair (which may turn out to be more than the $500 elsewhere). Be prepared to front the money if you have to.
  21. There is no definition of the word "squatter." However, there is a section of the law that describes the action that can be taken against someone who is not authorized to occupy the property:>2017->Chapter 82
  22. The liability section of the policy would pay if the OP could prove that the homeowner was negligent. But I don't see any negligence on the part of the homeowner in this case.
  23. I'm sympathetic for the loss of your dog but there are several things working against you. 1 - The homeowner has no obligation to tell you his insurance company. In fact, he could even choose to defend himself in small claims court without getting his insurance involved. It would be unwise, but he could do it. 2 - California has a strict liability law for dogs biting people but the strict liability rule doesn't apply to dogs killing dogs. You would have to prove negligent destruction of property on the part of the owner. Very difficult. 3 - You also have the issue of how much to sue for. California values a pet as property so that will limit what you can get.
  24. Construction defect lawyer would be a good starting point. Understand that you might have to pay lawyer fees up front and as you go. You're right, your house could very well collapse if you don't do something soon. What you do is hire a foundation specialist and pay him to shore up that section and install concrete supports. Yes, it could cost you lots of money for the remedy but it will cost you 10 times more for a collapsed house It could take you years to litigate and you might never collect if the contractor goes bankrupt. Even if you won you might not win big if you failed to mitigate your damages (google it).
  25. Can they do it? Sure, they already DID do it. On the face of it, they had a warrant so I don't see anything wrong with them going on to the property to find you and if they caught your friend in the commission of a crime, that's icing on the cake. You druggies are all alike. Commit crimes and then complain about your rights. Jeez.