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  1. Multiple of my friends are being told they can't stay after school and the vice principal is saying he'll press charges, also he refuses to say on what grounds and refusing to explain. Not to mention we can't get home without staying after until almost 5pm because that's when our parents can actually pick us up. Does anyone know if the vice principal can legally do this?
  2. I worked for a newspaper as a delivery person and as such, had some racks to hold newspapers and some other company property that was required for the job. This included 3 fairly expensive metal racks. I resigned in September of this year and asked several times via text for the company to retrieve their items from my property. They will not respond. It is now January and I'm wondering what my options are. Can I get rid of the items as they won't retrieve them? Am I responsible for them indefinitely? Thank you.
  3. So just a few weeks back I sustained a back injury at my job(bartender in a hotel). It was handled immediately as a workmans comp issue and they approved my claim and swiftly paid my medical bills and some portion of my wages. However since the doctor has put restrictions on my hours and duties, my company just wanted me to wait until I am back to being 100% and without restrictions to be put back on the schedule. Wanting to get back to work sooner (it had been 3 weeks already!) I asked the doctor to just remove some restrictions and allow more hours for me, so they would schedule me. I worked 2 separate 6 hour shifts and it was torture on my body, I felt worse for days after. I'm just worried about not being able to get back to doing what I used to do before my injury. What if I am no longer physically capable of doing my job? Also my next biggest concern is previous to the injury I had a set schedule and full-time hours, upon my return they had told me schedule is changing and they were taking away my good shifts and permanently giving them to someone else. Can that be done while I'm off work for an injury leave like this? If and when I am able bodied I should be able to return to my set schedule and hours. ?? Any advice?!?
  4. Back story...I let my x husband have custody of our children in 2013 because I was in a very hard time and I knew I was unable to take care of them properly. My now almost 13 year old son (the youngest, all others are adults and on their own now) is asking to live with me. I filed for a change of custody over a year ago and was denied because there was nothing that demanded the change. But our son is miserable living with his father, father’s girlfriend and her 3 kids. He is begging me to not send him back to his dads from our visits and is texting me 24/7 about how much he wants to live with me. We live 3 hours apart and in separate states. This has been the biggest hurdle. So is there a way he can petition the court to change the custody?
  5. My employee was having trouble getting a vehicle and I co-sign on the auto loan. She have been missing payments that had impacted me on personal and business level. My credit score have been affected and unable to get a loan. She cannot refinance due to her credit score being low and unable to find someone to co-sign (I figure because of irresponsibility on payments). How can get my name off the loan? any suggestions?
  6. I wondering wondering if anyone has dealt with contingency sales and earnest money situations before...below is a narrative detailing this..... The home (the rental) was initially a contingency sale....a purchase price was agreed to and earnest money was put down ($1,000). The contingency was the sale of the buyers home, and eventually their home sold, and they should have moved toward applying for a loan for the purchase of the house. However, they did not inform us of the sale of their home (I did my period search to their listing agent to be sure, and discovered it sold in June 2016.) I did not discover the sale of their home until mid July 2016, so I call them and they said they would not be able to continue with the purchase due to financial difficulties. According the the state of Mn. earnest is returned to buyers only if they are declined for a loan, or the sale of their home does not occur. The buyers did not show proof of being declined for a loan, only stating they could not afford it, therefore the earnest money should go the the sellers. In addition, by not informing us to the sale of their home they broke the contingency agreement and held the home hostage during a period of time we could have tried to sell it. This breach should also been a reason why the earnest money come back to the sellers. We lost earnest money and the potential to sell.
  7. I am a first time landlord and learning some lessons quickly. We are in a transition period between 2 groups of renter's, with one lease coming to a full conclusion and a new one beginning. Before the new party was able to move in I conducted a final inspection....upon entering the house I was immediately overwhelmed with pet odor. The lease clearly states that no pets will be allowed unless there is written permission from the landlord. In the 2 years this group rented the house, they did not communicate with me about any pets. I found cat puke in multiple spots on rugs, heavy pets odors throughout the house. 4 days after the official move out date and the new family was moving in I contacted the previous renter's and explained to them why I would not be returning their security deposit. They shot back that if we did not return the security deposit that they would be asking us to pay the water bill, as the lease states. This detail of the lease had never been brought to my attention during the 2 years they lived in the house, and I failed to see this detail in the lease myself. The utilities are in their name, and they paid all of them fully for 2 years, but now they are asking to be reimbursed for all the water they used for 2 years after they moved out and the lease is complete. In total, the renter's had 4 cats and 2 dogs in a house that asked for no pets unless receiving permission. Also, they made adjustments to the house, changing fencing to accommodate 2 large dogs, removing vintage shelving from basement pantry, removing landlord furniture from the house after moving out, and adding an additional tenant to the household without mentioning it. You may wonder how as a landlord all this could happen without my knowledge? Well. the house is 200 miles from my home, each time I made attempts to do a walk-through (3 total) they were conveniently out of town. My question? If these renters's were planning to ask for the water bill to be reimbursed shouldn't they have done this while they were still renter's and not only as a result of hearing they would not be receiving their security deposit.? Do any of the breaches of contract they committed trump the entire agreement and place the lease in default and their rights to claim any part of it? Anyone have some light to shed on this one.?
  8. I am 50 days out from closing on a new construction home and just noticed a structural oversight. Upon further investigation (comparing my house with the model and two other homes that are my exact same model) I discovered that the bump out I was supposed to have in my master bedroom (a bump out that is standard and NOT an upgrade) was excluded from the floor plan. All other homes that are my model have the bump out. Ultimately this reduces the amount of square footage for that room. Builder will claim it's not their fault because I had to sign off on plans. However floorplan for the model was not available at time of review to compare against. I assumed I was getting what I paid for and was represented in the model. I was not informed of any changes to the floorplan. Is there any recourse?
  9. I received a probation violation in September 2014, which I got 30 days jail time for. I have been on the jails waiting list for over a year. My probation expired in March 2015. Dour I still have to serve this time?
  10. Belemi

    False DWI

    Hello, Approximately three months ago I was pulled over for driving poorly. I crossed the white line several times. The situation was that on my way home from a counseling/therapy appointment I took two of my medications (Lyrica and Noratryptaline) I do not normally take together. I took them just before I drove home. It was late. I didn't want to forget to take my meds and I had just picked them up from the pharmacy so I took them. Alone I've never had any kind of severe side effects so I didn't suspect that I have would have any this time either. I became very sleepy and confused and unfortunately I kept telling myself that I was just fine to drive home, which I wasn't. Everything was a big blur. I ended up getting pulled over and arrested for driving intoxicated( although I didn't know this until just the other day as I just got the official charges) What complicates this whole thing is 2 1/2 years ago I had a DWI for being addicted to OxyContin. I went to treatment ..I've committed my life for 2 1/2 years to stay clean and sober and so the fact that this is happening has actually been quite devastating to me. I'm a teacher looking for a job. if I get anything else on my record it's going to be next to impossible for me to find a job. I have a chronic pain issue and Lyrica has been the only thing I've been able to take. This whole thing was just a big mistake. An interaction of my medications that I had no idea that was going to happen. For years now I've been going to an NA, doing therapy twice a week, and trying to pick my life up and put it back together. I went to treatment, I still see my Dr. who deals with my recovery. I am just devastated. I have no clue what to do. I can't afford to hire a lawyer to help me and I feel that relying on a public defender is risky as I do have a record. It would be very easy for them to not believe that my life has been committed to my recovery. If any of you have any advice on what I can do I'm in the Minnesota area. I just hope and pray that there's somebody out there willing to help me with my case. I need someone willing to do a pro bono case for me. I will do all the leg work myself but I just really need someone to help me.
  11. Withholding partial deposit fee for not following the lease agreement in terms of painting. Our tenants painted two walls a dark/navy blue and one room with the chair rail a teal and yellow..chair rail was bought to be espresso and they painted it white. Within the signed lease, we stated that painting was acceptable but that it must be painted white or tan when the lease has been terminated. We were advised to charge a crazy fee for painting but decided to only charge a portion for it instead. The tenants are arguing that the walls were not white or tan to begin with but this is because verbally they said they prefer to paint anyway..which is why we decided to put within the contract that they were welcome to paint as long as it was tan or white when the lease is up. No previous tenants even touched the walls in our unit so this is a new battle for us and we want to make sure we do the right thing for both parties. Are we, as MN landlords, legally allowed to put in the lease that the tenant can paint as long as it's painted a certain color when vacating? And if the tenant does not comply, are we legally able to withhold part of the deposit? Since this is such a headache, we feel going forward, we will not allow future tenants to paint due to the frustration of having try a paint over the choice of colors. Any guidance or advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
  12. Nolo language refers to notarizing testator's signature to his self created Last Will and verifying witness signatures. Notarizing I get, what does verifying mean?
  13. I work for a large company and within our department there are 12 supervisors in the same pay grade with the same duties and we all receive a "standard" raise once per year. I am the only female. Over the course of five years I've been given additional responsibilities, led projects, and asked to be on several project teams but my peers have not had to carry the additional workload. When a project team is pulled together, my peers don't show up for the meetings and I end up with their action items and they are allowed to drop out to the point that they do not get asked to participate anymore. When I've spoken to my manager about balancing the workload he has given several answers: He has said that I am the "senior" supervisor although this is not a job title nor have I been there the longest. He has said that others are not as experienced, resourceful, or won't follow through, etc. I've offered to help other supervisors run projects but he still wouldn't assign anyone else additional work. Each time I've spoken to him about the issue, he assigns me more work so I don't bring it up anymore. I am now the only supervisor qualified to do supplemental trainings for the entire department (including other supervisor's direct reports) and I am the only supervisor required to attend management meetings so I do a lot of work alongside people in a higher pay grade. I've brought these issues to our HR generalist three separate times and his only advice has been to speak to my manager again. I'd like to bring this to the head of HR but at this point I'm not sure that will help and there has never been any indication that my treatment is related to my gender. Is this discrimination or do I just have a bad boss?
  14. I am making a new will and want to leave my home when I die to a city's Historical society. They're a Non profit. They can sell it or do what they want with it.. It's a modern home, not historical. My home is paid for and everything up to date. Value is about $230,000 today. Do I need any special forms/paperwork from the state or the Historical society to attach to my will to transfer it? Advice appreciated. Thanks
  15. I have a Joint Tenancy With Right Of Survivorship Agreement(JTWROS) on a house. One of the signors filed a Will leaving the property to his children. At the probate hearing I told the judge that I had the Agreement, and that the JTWROS went into effect immediately upon his death. The judge allowed the children to continue living in the home, and postponed the next hearing until November. The courts accepted the will and gave the home to the children immediately without a hearing. What are my rights and how do I approach at the next hearing?
  16. I have a friend that just went through a very dirty divorce and child custody battle. She later found out that the marriage ceremony wasn't legal. The witnesses who signed the license were not at said ceremony or witnessed signing said document. Instead former acclaimed husband went to each individual alone and had them sign document after the so called wedding. In which she was not aware of these actions taking place until recently. So would divorce even be legal if marriage wasn't at all. Stating the marriage was fraudulent.
  17. My husband and I have been married for 23 years, have 2 children ages 16 and 19 and he has two children and grandchildren from a previous married ages 34 and 38. He has owned his own real estate business for 30 years and together we have joint ownership in some of of his properties but most of his property is sole ownership. He has had several medical issues and currently we do not have a Will. If something were to happen to him and we do not have a Will, what would happen to our assets. Also, if he decides to put a Will together, I have requested to be involved but he has made it clear that all decisions will be made by him. Does he have that right? I want to make sure that my children and I are provided for if something were to happen to him and that the step children are not entitled to claiming some of our assets. I have been employed for 38 years and have contributed financially to the marriage from medical bills, house payments and purchasing assets. By Minnesota State Law, what am I entitled to if he were to pass with no Will. Since my husband seems to want to be in charge of his Will, should I meet with an attorney to ensure my 401k, pension and retirement accounts go to my children?
  18. Hi, when I was in a relationship with my boyfriend he needed a car so we put it in my name because of his bad credit. He sold his old car to use as a down payment, but we both made monthly payments towards it throughout the relationship and I was the primary owner of the car. We broke up in December and I let him keep the car because he said he would make the payments. I asked him many times to be taken off of the title but he refused to sign it. I just found out that he has not made the last three payments because a repo man showed up at my door looking for the car I did not have possession of. I told the repo man where he could find the car, and when received at the lot I made the payments and got the car out. He told me numerous times he intentionally tried messing up my credit and I have witnesses to prove that. My question is if I can sue him for the past due amounts he refused to pay when it was in his possession and he refused to take me off the title. Would he be entitled to any of the down payment back since he showed absolutely no intent to make a payment for three months which then led to him losing possession of the car. I fixed the issue and got the car to fix my credit, am I entitled to the money I am out, and will he be entitled to receive any of the down payment back? I am in the process of getting a harassment restraining order, he has threatened me and to damage my vehicles. Any advice would be very helpful! Thanks.
  19. My boyfriend was driving my car and was arrested for a DWI in Clay County, MN. The police searched the car and found a large amount of pot in the trunk. I wasn't with him, and didn't give consent for a search. They seized my car and are serving me with papers about it tomorrow. I didn't know he would be an idiot with my vehicle or I wouldn't have let him borrow it. I got the vehicle a month ago, haven't even made a payment on it yet and it has a loan and lien on it. What are the chances that I will be able to get my car back? What will happen if I don't get it back?
  20. I am in Minnesota, I am single and because of my income level I was told I qualify for a Medical Assistance program. No cost to me except some deductibles, Been on it a few years. I am healthy, rarely need medical help.. I just found out that because I'm on Medical Assistance, the state can file a lien on my property to get their money back for my use/cost of the Medical Assistance program. I own my house, and have a Life estate with my brother on my Mothers house, also paid for. When does the state put the lien on my house? When I go to sell my house? How is the lien amount determined? Will this effect me if I want to move to another state? I was never told about this when I got Medical insurance. I don't understand how it works. How do I find out if they placed a lien on my house already? Thank You
  21. Is a person who is otherwise 'qualified' for FMLA still eligible for FMLA if they have already been given position elimination paperwork? For example: I was told Jan 26th that my position was being eliminated and my last day would be Feb 26. In order to get the severance package I would have to work to my best ability until Feb 26. On Feb 19 I find out I have to have surgery the following Friday, my last day of work. Am I covered under FMLA? If I apply for a FMLA does the company have to approve under FMLA and for salary continuation (Short Term Disability) if applicable? Treating me the same as an employee who has not been position eliminated? Thank you!
  22. Several lockers and cars were searched at work,they did get a warrant. They claim to have found several pills, I don't doubt it,I have aleve, allgery pills,muscle relaxers, I also take adderal and oxycodone daily,but I have legal script for this. I don't know what exactly they took because they didn't provide me with inventory receipt. I was not arrested or charged with anything, my question is regarding must they provide me copy of taken items? I'm missing strange things,ear rings,watch,my daughters 9th grade school photos,I asked to get this back they say they never took those things. Isn't it my right to know what is being taken?
  23. Does a person need my SS# to include me in their will? The reason I ask, is someone is telling me I am in their will and holding it over my head to get me to do things for them. They don't have my SS#. I want to know if I'm being used.
  24. Hope this is the right forum for my question--- I live in Minnesota. I plan to have some remodeling work done on my home. After I pick a contractor to use, I want to create a contract that states how much they get paid, when payments for services & completion will take place etc etc etc Total amount of the job around $15,000 My question is when creating a written contract does anything special need to be done to make it a legal binding contract? Besides having it signed etc, like Notarize it, file it with someone or some dept, or something else? Or Would it be best if I have a attorney create it instead of myself? Looking for advice. Thank You.
  25. me and my sister was given land as a gift , however her name is only list the deed and my name is listed in a document that states( undivided 1/2 interest) . The documents where drawn up from a lawyer doing the land transfer. ​First she divided. she put half in her husbands and her name and the other half in just her name. Then she rented the land out to a neighbor who she let. put a restraining order on me . to keep me off the land. do I have any legal right to the land, being my name is mention as having 1/2 interest, however my name is not on the land deed. also I am have a nervous breakdown, she keeps adding salt to the wound. Do I have any cause for a lawsuit for (intentional infliction of distress) ? Thanks!!!!
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