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Posts posted by RetiredinVA

  1. How about you try this?


    State Pennsylvania

    I bought a (year, make and model) from a used car dealer on xx/xx/xXxX.  The vehicle was sold to me "AS IS". I discovered the vehicle had the following undisclosed defects:

    1.  Xxxxxx which appeared on xx/xx/xxxx

    2. Xx'xxxxx which appeared on xx/xx/xxxx


    Do I  have any recourse against the dealer?



  2. According to your posts, the bail bondsman stated if you did not want to sign the agreement, your friend could return to jail and the deal would be rescinded. You would get your bond money back and everything would be back where it was before you contacted the bondsman.  How do you see that as representing  a threat or violence?  You entered into the deal because you wanted a benefit - the release of your friend.  There was a price to pay for the benefit and you apparently decided the price was too high.  That's not duress or coercion, it's business.

  3. 25 minutes ago, pete1999 said:

    More importantly, this case can become a reference point for someone out there that may want to "defend" themselves without an attorney. 

    You were fortunate you appeared before a judge who essentially imposed a settlement on the landlord.  Your former roommate is even more fortunate that he or she escaped having an eviction on his or her credit record.  Your experience may not carry over to other cases where the judge is more "by the book".

  4. If your boyfriend were to be pulled over for a serious traffic offense, such as DWI or reckless driving, he would be tried as an adult in Mississippi, for instance.


    Juvenile court has jurisdiction over offenses alleged to have been committed prior to a child’s 18th birthday; after age 18, the youth is charged in adult court. Miss. Code Ann. § 43-21-151(2);


    The age of majority mostly deals with the termination of child support. 

  5. He needs a lawyer.  At his appearance he may be assigned a public defender if he can't afford a lawyer.   He was sitting on top of 15 grams (1/2 ounce) of either meth or heroin.  Either quantity would support a charge of.possession with intent to distribute.

  6. Since you do not have a lease, you would be considered a month to month tenant and the landlord can evict you by simply giving you 30 notice of termination of your monthly tenancy.  You need to move.


    You cannot file a response for your former roommate or speak on his behalf unless you are his attorney.  Generally, only attorneys can represent parties in court except in some cases where an employee  can represent a company.

  7. Why do you need cae law?  Have you applied for the variance?


    Minor matters like zoning or construction variances of the type you are referring to are highly unlikely to ever reach an appellate court, where the bulk of case law is found. If you were to try to find case law on zoning issues you would quickly find it varies from state to state and county to county, neither of which were identified in you posting.

  8. Sure, take him to small claims.  Be sure to bring all the important documents with you, like the rental agreement, the letter committing to turn over the place on a specific date, the receipt for the $1,400, and the pictures of the horrible mess.

  9. In my experience, in personal injury cases the insurer asks for all medical records, then.the defendants attorney asks for the same.records, then the defense attorney subpoenas the records directly from the health care provider.  It's all part of CYA and annoying the plaintiff's attorney.

  10. You did not identify the state.  Why would you think it would be illegal for a school board to approve a benefit for teachers such as free parking.  It would be perfectly legal to forbid students from parking anywhere on the school grounds.




  11. 9 minutes ago, Chris Lewis said:

    It is the law in Florida that you have a duty to warn people like our drunken C-3 of foreseeable injuries.

    and the basis for your statement is?  The duty is to warn of foreseeable risks.


    "The extent of the defendant’s duty is circumscribed by the scope of the anticipated risks to which the defendant exposes others. In order to prevail in a lawsuit, the plaintiff must demonstrate that he is within the zone of risks that are reasonably foreseeable by the defendant.”  Concord Florida, Inc. v. Lewin, 341 So.2d 242 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1976)".


    Is it foreseeable that a drunken patron will climb over the rope into a roped-off  area and dive into the pool?


    9 minutes ago, Chris Lewis said:

    They didn’t have a NO DIVING sign.

    The area was roped off.


    10 minutes ago, Chris Lewis said:

    he behaved foolishly and caused his own injuries

    Florida is a comparative negligence state.   That should severely limit any recovery he may be awarded.

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