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Everything posted by adjusterjack

  1. I realize that this is a few days old and unanswered but if you happen to come back looking for an answer, here it is. The US Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement has no constitutional duty to protect citizens from third party harm. Here's an article about that: http://policelink.monster.com/training/articles/2152-supreme-court-police-have-no-liability-for-failing-to-enforce-a-restraining-order-
  2. Can't imagine why any of this is your business, but you can file reports with the appropriate authorities and agencies. You'll probably have to identify yourself and sign stuff. If you want to do that, then go for it. Anonymous phone calls aren't likely to result in any action. Otherwise, let it run its course. She'll eventually get caught and suffer the consequences.
  3. Somebody needs to pony up some cash to hire a lawyer in Franklin Co to sort this out. Otherwise BF stays in jail and things just get worse.
  4. Sorry, but without knowing your state or the terms of the non-compete all you get is a "maybe." Google non-compete with the name of your state and you'll find resources that will help you figure it. That's all I would have done. By the way, doesn't Company B have a lawyer to advise them on business matters?
  5. No, you were terminated for missing work. Nothing illegal about that. With 4000 employees it's a little ridiculous to claim racial discrimination. You were fired because you missed work, pure and simple. Rather a strict policy, but not illegal and certain not discriminatory.
  6. Could be legal if the subject of the search was on probation. Might not have even needed a warrant. The US Supreme Court has upheld probation searches on numerous occasions: http://www.policemag...int-of-law.aspx
  7. This is what you wrote earlier: That's enough for the authorities to keep paying attention to the occupants of that house. You also wrote that it's a small town. It's possible that the sheriff's office knows a lot more about the people in the house (and the girlfriend) than you do and have good reason to treat them with suspicion. Especially since they are squatters living in an abandoned house. (Yeah, you too.) I don't condone kicking in the door but that's between the owner's estate, family, and bank. I can understand wanting to live rent free, but if you don't like what's going on and what's going on isn't going to stop till they find the guy, your choice is to move.
  8. I suggest you read the village code of ordinances and find out for yourself if that requirement is in there. You should have the link to the code handy anyway: http://www.palatine.il.us/government/ordinances.aspx Nothing jumps out at me in the titles so you are going to have to read each chapter. Also study the IL landlord tenant statute for your rights and obligations. Scroll down about 2/3 of the way: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs2.asp?ChapterID=62
  9. Of course they CAN refuse to repair a toilet. They already HAVE refused to repair it. Delay is the deadliest form of denial. Read the SC landlord tenant statute to see if there is anything in there that allows self help for repairs. If there is, make sure you follow the procedures to the letter. http://law.justia.com/codes/south-carolina/2010/title27/chapter40/ They basically have no say in how you store your stuff as long as it's not a fire hazard. If you are on a current lease, they can't evict you for having your stuff in boxes. However, if you are on month-to-month, they can terminate your tenancy for any reason or no reason at all, with proper notice, as long as it doesn't violate any discrimination laws.
  10. Why would he even need to do that? Did you agree to pay the deposit in installments and then fail to pay? If the answer is yes to that question, then the LL is within his rights to apply the payment to the deposit and evict you for non payment of rent. Provide more details if you want a better comment.
  11. It's right. The US Supreme Court has upheld probation searches on numerous occasions: http://www.policemag.com/channel/patrol/articles/2006/09/point-of-law.aspx Further, people lie to the police all the time. The police have no obligation to believe the occupants who say the guy doesn't live there. So, yes, there is a chance that your cottage can be searched. You'll have to weigh the advantage of living rent free against the disadvantage of your home being subject to search.
  12. See the following website to get an idea of the penalties involved: http://www.pennsylvania-criminal-defense.com/drugpossession.htm
  13. A "charge off" doesn't mean that you don't owe it. A charge off is just an accounting thing that allows a creditor to take a tax deduction for a bad debt. The money is still owed and when it's paid the creditor reverses the charge off and pays the taxes. So, yes, you need to pay it if you want your utilities turned on. Besides, paying it can only improve your credit score a little bit.
  14. I doubt if there is one. Or if there is, it really doesn't matter. A seller has no legal obligation to take anything back in the first place. You do know that, don't you? That they do it at all is company policy and they can set whatever conditions that they want to set.
  15. You don't have to contact your creditors. They already know that you are late or in default and they'll become aggressive when it suits them. Generally, you'll get a couple of letters and a few phone calls the first month. After that they pull out the stops. The best way to deal with creditors is pay them on time, every time. Otherwise there is no dealing with them. It's not harassing, it's dunning. That's what creditors do when they don't get paid. As for increasing the APR, that's automatic as soon as you are in default. Read your card member agreement. It'll tell you exactly when and how much. If you want to hold off creditors, either pay them or file bankruptcy. There's no in between.
  16. This may be splitting hairs but it's the child that would be entitled to compensation for the injury (if the store was liable) not the parent. The parent would be acting on behalf of the child in making the claim.
  17. In general, I don't see the property owner being liable here. And he certainly is not obligated to give you his insurance information. Adults were drinking. Adults put the couch on the fire with your son on it after your son asked them to do it. Both your son and the other 4 are negligent. Whether your son's contributory negligence eliminates his claim completely or partly depends on whether your un-named state follows contributory negligence law or comparative negligence law. Your post is further proof that booze makes people stupid.
  18. Here's the problem. If you WERE within 100' of the intersection, then you are at fault because you were where you weren't supposed to be and not expected to be. Whether you were 100% at fault is up to a judge or jury to determine but you will have to sue the tractor driver to get to that point. His insurance company is not your insurance company and owes you nothing until a court of law says so and how much. What other tractor drivers do is irrelevant.
  19. Yes. You would sue the driver and subpoena the witness.
  20. That's up to you. I suggest you get a letter from your doctor addressed to your employer (not just your immediate boss but the owner of the company) regarding your condition and duty requirements. Then, if you continue to get the same assignments, you get to decide if you want to stand up for yourself (pun not intended).
  21. The salon worker is full of baloney. There is no such law anywhere. It's just the opposite. Courts tend to void such liability waivers when the salon worker is negligent.
  22. Yes. As long as there is a judgment against you, the judgment creditor can hit your bank account and your paycheck at the same time. And for obvious reasons you don't get notice about the bank account till after it's frozen.
  23. No. The MVA is not responsible. If the MVA doesn't give you back the money, you go after the dealer in small claims court for his mistake.
  24. In most states where I have looked up UC laws for other posters you would have been eligible for UC from the date fired to the quit date in your notice (possibly the same rules in your un-named state). Had you filed timely you would have had one week's benefits after the one week waiting period. That you didn't start work until 2 weeks after your quit date is irrelevant. You wouldn't have gotten benefits for that period. UC benefits are not retroactive so if you filed now your claim would be denied. Keep this in mind for the future.
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