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  1. I was recently asked to do a random drug screen in my 2nd week of employment. I honestly don't believe it was truly random I think it was an excuse to test me for a complaint of "acting weird". The complaint was on my 2nd day. Subsequently, my boss said everything was fine but notified HR of complaint and questioned me if I had a neurological disorder and then if I used drugs; ie meth, in the past because the mannerisms are still there even if not using. I replied no and maybe in high school. For the next 2 weeks I was basically accussed daily of acting weird or my co-workers were asked if I was acting weird by my boss. On the Friday of my 2nd week HR called me that morning and told me I would need to provide a urine sample by 4:30 p for random drug screen. At around 1pm I went to HR to get the HR rep and go to the lab. Mind you I work in the lab and I perform the lab testing.This is a hospital lab so legal drug screens are not performed there only medical ones. So the lab acted as the collection site for the certified testing lab. Anyway I collected my sample in the bathroom. It was at proper temperature but the volume was pretty low. The collector said something about not having very much sample but never asked me to drink some water so more could be collected. We do a split sample collection which means the minimum volume needs to be 45 mls. That is split into A and B cups. (30mls in A and 15mls inB). I really don't think there was 45 mls and I believe she put it all in Cup A to submitt as single sample (min vol 30mls). I signed the forms but really don't remember intialling the tamper seals for the bottles. They are supposed to be intialed once they are on the bottles. The samples and paperwork/chain of custody were sealed in a lab specimen bag and then put in the fridge until FedEx picks them up. The following Thursday HR called and said I needed to call the MRO. Now I'm freaking out because the only reason the MRO calls is if there is a positive. There is no way my test should be positive. So I do some research prior to talking with him. I also find out how the specimen is handled and stored prior to pick up. I've worked in the lab for 20+ years so alot of the regulations I know but as I have observed this lab isn't real compliant with alot of the protocals of lab testing. So MRO says is positive for cocaine. I ask questions. It was tested twice by immunoassay then confirmed by gcms. I asked about the chain of custody he said it left our lab 4 days after collection. He said I could have bottle B retested at a different lab for $150. Said if I had any other questions to call him back. At this point HR knows its positive but it is not confirmed or for what. I was never able to ask the MRO additional questions about specimen volume or was there even was a bottle B or any other questions about why it took so long to get there. The screeners for the MRO would never let me back through to talk with him. I went to work the next day because no one said not to. A couple of the techs told me the boss had been calling up there to see if I was there and if I was acting weird. The day prior she had been calling co-workers into her office to ask about me. I continued to work and was there about 2 hours and 2 people from HR come in and proceed to talk to me about all of this in front of all the people in the lab. I walked into the other room so at least the interogation was 6 feet away from the other employees. The head HR lady stared me up and down and would not take her eyes off of me. She questioned me. Then asked me what it was positive for. I asked did she not know? She said no. I told her cocaine. She said I would have to be immediatly removed from duty and would be fired. She kept asking if I was alright. I kept saying yes. Then she said how about you do another random right now. Which she had no confirmation just my verbal of the positive test and I was going to have the retest. My understanding they can'tI ask you to take another random without the results of the first and thats not a random wanting me to do it on the spot. I knew refusal was gounds for firing but she already told me I was going to be fired for the positive. I refused to take the test there. In the lab I worked at, in front of everyone and when I also suspected flaws in collection and chain of custody. Said I would at another collection site so it didn't sit in the fridge for 4 days accessible by just anyone. She declined. Asked me if I could drive. I left. She said the next working day it was a for cause drug screen. I asked if there was documentation she said someone complained. I asked if that was from the phone poll my boss was conducting or the people she had pulled aside in the hall? That Wednesday she said they had confirmation of the positive. I asked if I could get copies of results and chain. Yes and turn in my badge. She called next morning and said she was advised not to give me results. Testing lab would have to. Lab said I had to send $25 first to get them cause employer owned them. I have a few claims that call into question the validy of the specimen being legally binding thus termination wrongful: 1 There is a "fatal Flaw" insufficient volume. There was not 45 mls for split and there probably wasn't 30 ml for single. Both split and single sample are checked on custody and control form. Which is it? I was not asked to drink water and collect more sample. It was sent anyway. 2 Chain of Custody broken. The specimen is sealed in a bag and is suppose to be secure as in locked from unauthorized access or tampering and sent within 24hrs. These samples are just thrown in the fridge with all the other specimens for send out and ones that are just stored. Anyone can access it or tamper with it. And it was collected before pick up time so why was mine sent 4 days later. There were others collected that day too. 3 Random changed to For Cause. Was there documentation? There are specific documentation steps to warrent a for cause drug test. Was I wrong to refuse to have it collected there and sit in the fridge over the weekend unsecure? I did offer to take it at an alternate collection site but was denied. 4 My privacy rights were violated by HR discussing the previous drug testing results in front of the staff. And also interiogating me and asking for another test and being fired in front of everyone. 5 HR refusing to give me a copy of the results and chain of custody. I need these to verify specimen volume and anything else that could have been altered but it has to be noted by the testing lab. State law requires HR give me a copy if I am questioning collection and chain of custody and then the testing lab wanting to charge me. 6 I know advance notice must be given for random in Oklahoma exactly how much? I told that morning to give by that afternoon. 7 What is acting weird that I was being accussed of? Because I fidget, I talk fast, I grind my teeth that meant I was on drugs. I did inform them that I have been previously diagnosed with bi-polar II and generalized anxiety disorder. Which the symptoms of meth use and those disorders mirror each other and have alot of the same symptoms. Isnt this a violation of ADA? So is it wrongful termination? From the 2nd day there after the complaint I was targeted. Do I have grounds for suit? I have never been treated in such a way as I was with this employer? Never in 20 some odd years in the lab have I ever had my integrity questioned and just rail roaded even when employees had my back. The boss wanted me gone and this was a way to do it. Help??!! '
  2. My question is two fold, but fairly straight forward: I have an expungment hearing scheduled for mid May. My lawyer expects there to be no problem with it being approved. My question is afterwards, who am I responsible for contacting and delivering the expungement approval order too, versus who the court delivers the order too? Also, of the agencies I am responsible for delivering, if any, in general, who can I expect to be charged a fee to remove my criminal record from their agency's record?
  3. My ex and I were never married and we had a daughter she is 5 will be 6 in a few months. A month ago some stuff happened ( that I will not say) and now my daughter doesn't want to go to her dads. Do I have to send her to his house? We do not live in the same city we are an hour away from each other. My ex has 3 other kids and two of them are older then my daughter. My ex's girlfriend has 2 kids and they are younger then my daughter. I have asked my daughter why she doesn't want to go to her dads and she says cause him and his girlfriend are mean to her ( which I can see that with all the kids there and specially of what happened a month ago) How can I go about this without getting into trouble by a judge?
  4. How to modify restitution program when error on court documents
  5. Bank awarded summary judgement in regards to money dispute in the amount of 188k dollars. Since they were awarded summary judgement 2 post judgement meetings have been held to correct any errors and explain transactions. In these meetings information not known to me was made available in addition to admissions made by the banks principles regarding how things were done and how they should have been done. the banks attorney and board member stated he would correct any errors that the bank has made. in the first 3 hour recorded meeting they state very clearly that the bank is in error, yet they have not made any corrections. i get it, they are not going to. My question is are there avenues to over come the summary judgement 2 years after it was awarded and 9 months since the last meeting with the bank? i have finally been able to retain a forensic accounting firm that has confirmed the bank conducted transactions in a manner that is counter to normal bank procedures. Simply put there is a criminal element to the banks case and or transactions that was not known prior to the first court proceedings. is there any avenue to overcome this? Does the banks attorney have an obligation if he comes into the knowledge a judgement is in error to correct? if after the fact he is made aware of what appears to most likely be criminal actions by the bank he represents and these actions would effect monies stated as owed or encompassed in the suit to take corrective action? if so, how strong would the facts have to be when viewed by the attorney to compel him to act?
  6. hi im 13 soon to be 14 in 3 months and i was wondering if i can take legal guardianship over my 6 year old brother if im not able to would my mom my mom and dad seperated because he cheated and was not very nice he did threaten her and after that it was over so the woman that he cheated with they ended up having a child my brother and up until 2 will be 3 years ago this month i saw him every weekend when i would go stay at their house and then thing went downhill they split 2 almost 3 years ago bc she was cheating and she started partying all the time out all night leaving alcohol laying around the house where he could get into it and then she got with this guy who was very abusive towards her and my brother he would beat her in front of him and was abusive towards my brother to yet she chose to stay with him another year and half or so until he messed up her car by carving some not nice things on the side of it and broke all the windows then she heard my dad was going to get remarried and then want to get him back bc she started to let him see my brother again after 2 years and about a year into the split my brother got really sick she said it was just a stomach bug but that wasnt the case she wouldnt even take him to the doctor so she could make sure it was just a bug so when it got really bad she took him to the hospital and when he got there he was rushed to surgery and later that night when she told us to come up the doctors said that if she would have waited another day he wouldnt be here also at that time she had a restraining order against my dad but would text him call him but wouldnt let him see his son which made no freaking sense bc she was was the one who put the order in place and was also the one violating it anyways what do you think i really need to get away from her
  7. My wife's family is going through probate following the loss of their remaining living parent. There are several heirs (siblings) and one of them has been appointed PR. There is a piece of real estate that my wife wants to purchase from the estate for appraised value. There is a 3rd party that has also expressed an interest in purchasing this property for the same amount. We have been advised that if all heirs signed the 239 acknowledgment that the PR would be granted the power to sell the property prior to the conclusion of probate. There is a big issue though...one of the heirs does not want my wife to purchase the property (due to unexplainable hatred for his sister) and wants the 3rd party buyer to purchase instead. Do we have any recourse to stop this from happening? We've also been told that if we elect to forgo the section 239, that the property would need to be sold through an auction process which sounds very unpredictable. Does my wife have any power to prevent this?
  8. My mom was just fired or laid off from her job of 25 years. In 1 month she would of been able to retire or work & still draw her full social security benefits. They have her no notice didn’t even let her say goodbye to anyone. Asked for her keys & had her watched as she packed up her stuff. She has never been in any trouble. Hardly missed a day always on time & worked overtime as needed. They did give her 6 months severance pay but took out more taxes than usual so she got about half of the original amount. Just wondering if there’s anything legally she could do. The way they treated her was really uncalled for and mean. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me. This is in a small town in Oklahoma.
  9. work at a franchise convient store hop n sack privately owned bussniness in a small town of Comanche ok I have been employed there for over a year and a half almost and i have gone above and beyond for my job I feel and consider myself a very hard worker and many i believe will agree I have been very dedicated to my work although besides feeling unappreciated or recognized for all I have done for this job I have been been put in a few different situations in a few unexpected circumstances that i feel I should have never been put in that has caused me physical injury due to safety hazards and dangerous chemicals and also have not been paid for my over time and extra hours I have put in that I was told by my boss I was not going to be getting paid for because of the business being down and they couldn't afford it even considering the situation I've also been put in a position that the manager and / or owner should have been the one to take care of and be available and present for that could have resulted in a fire and was putting employees and customers in danger and I was left the responsibility to tend to the situation alone and I have some concerns and questions about my rights as an employee and what I can do these are few of many concerns of mine that I feel need to be addressed and fixed I feel I have been done wrong and unfairly unappreciated and mistreated and over worked and have let it go far too long and I would like to finally step up and see what can be done to prevent this from happening again or any further harm dangers etc in the future
  10. work at a franchise convient store hop n sack privately owned bussniness in a small town of Comanche ok I have been employed there for over a year and a half almost and i have gone above and beyond for my job I feel and consider myself a very hard worker and many i believe will agree I have been very dedicated to my work although besides feeling unappreciated or recognized for all I have done for this job I have been been put in a few different situations in a few unexpected circumstances that i feel I should have never been put in that has caused me physical injury due to safety hazards and dangerous chemicals and also have not been paid for my over time and extra hours I have put in that I was told by my boss I was not going to be getting paid for because of the business being down and they couldn't afford it even considering the situation I've also been put in a position that the manager and / or owner should have been the one to take care of and be available and present for that could have resulted in a fire and was putting employees and customers in danger and I was left the responsibility to tend to the situation alone and I have some concerns and questions about my rights as an employee and what I can do these are few of many concerns of mine that I feel need to be addressed and fixed I feel I have been done wrong and unfairly unappreciated and mistreated and over worked and have let it go far too long and I would like to finally step up and see what can be done to prevent this from happening again or any further harm dangers etc in the future
  11. work at a franchise convient store hop n sack privately owned bussniness in a small town of Comanche ok I have been employed there for over a year and a half almost and i have gone above and beyond for my job I feel and consider myself a very hard worker and many i believe will agree I have been very dedicated to my work although besides feeling unappreciated or recognized for all I have done for this job I have been been put in a few different situations in a few unexpected circumstances that i feel I should have never been put in that has caused me physical injury due to safety hazards and dangerous chemicals and also have not been paid for my over time and extra hours I have put in that I was told by my boss I was not going to be getting paid for because of the business being down and they couldn't afford it even considering the situation I've also been put in a position that the manager and / or owner should have been the one to take care of and be available and present for that could have resulted in a fire and was putting employees and customers in danger and I was left the responsibility to tend to the situation alone and I have some concerns and questions about my rights as an employee and what I can do these are few of many concerns of mine that I feel need to be addressed and fixed I feel I have been done wrong and unfairly unappreciated and mistreated and over worked and have let it go far too long and I would like to finally step up and see what can be done to prevent this from happening again or any further harm dangers etc in the future
  12. I reported to my manager that my supervisor is having an affair with a underage coworker , I was off work the next two days then this morning when I was getting ready for work I received a text from my supervisor saying that I was fired . What can I do about this
  13. We where buying a house , we had a purchase contract .the seller past away! His son took over the properties . He served us an eviction notice we went to court the judge said he had to foreclose on the property that he couldn't evict us . All the stress of thinking we where going to lose our house and the family history of my wife she had a heart attack and was hospitalized for a little over a week I stayed at the hospital with her and the children stayed with there grandma . during the time we was at the hospital the sellers son came and broke into our home and removed all of our stuff and changed the locks I haven't been able to reach him and he won't return my calls and I can't get the police to help me what can I do
  14. This is hard to explain, but I will do my best. My daughter and son-in-law are very immature, even though both of them have served in the military. In fact my daughter is in the process of getting out of the Army. Almost two months ago she called my ex-wife and said that she needed help with the girls (one is 4 the other is almost 2), while she was out processing. My son-in-law does not have a job and has only worked maybe a total of three months in the past four years and even that was only part time. Since my ex-wife picked up the girls it has come out that my daughter and son-in-law are planning on separating. He plans on taking the youngest girl back to California with him, while she cares for the oldest of the two girls he in Oklahoma. We believe that they are doing this so that he can get government assistance when he goes back to California and my daughter would be eligible here in Oklahoma. I do not believe that they have any kind of legal documents actually setting up custody rights. When I asked my daughter why she was doing this, she said it was because she was paying penitence for cheating on him. I have heard him talk down to her, which I quickly correct when I hear it. My daughter also spent a couple of weeks under direct mental evaluation when she had a breakdown. So he just holds that over her. Also, since my ex has picked up the girls they have not offered any kind of monetary support or even talked to the girls. They have been going out and having a good time, while my ex struggles to take care of the girls needs. My ex even asked for the social security numbers so she could get the girls on WICK, but they just blew the request off. This is not the first time that my ex has taken care of the girls, she took care of the oldest for six months right after she was born, and both of them all last summer. I also need to point out that the son-in-law is only the father of the youngest girl. I know this is a lot to take in, but me and my ex do not know if we are being played, or if he is taking advantage of my daughters mental state. So are question is, is there anyway we can keep the girls from being separated? Also, If when my son-in-law shows up do we have to let him in the house? One of the things we expect is for them to show up broke and want to move in. I am a lot harder than my ex. I have told my daughter that here and the girls are welcome here, but not her husband. If my ex lets them in can she kick him out later or does he have some type of squatters rights because of the child? We are both to the point of just going with hard love, but we are afraid of what will happen to the girls.
  15. Okay, so this is a lot. I'll set it up as best as I can... Mother: Married but away from husband 4 years Father: Fresh out of Army moves in with said mother "Together" have a daughter in 2015. In 2017 a DNA test finds out she is not biologically his and actually a completely different guys daughter. Now this wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't for the fact of how much the Mother uses people and is trying to use the "Father". He believes he sign the Birth Certificate but IS NOT SURE if he signed an Affirmation of Paternity Form. He does know the Husband signed a Denial of Paternity Form. Would "Father" have been able to sign an AOP Form at the hospital even if the Husbands DOP Form would not be processed for weeks, considering he lives in a different state. If "Father" signed the form and Birth Certificate would they be legal considering they would have been signed BEFORE the DOP Form had been signed and processed? If so how can the AOP be reversed? I know this will need to be done before she turns 2 which is on October 27th of 2017. Thank you for all the help in advance!
  16. I have been charged with a burgeraly 2 I've been trying to stay positive and keep working hard and staying out of jail and paying fines I have been at my job for a year and a half now what do you think that they would do
  17. I thought starting a new topic with one question at a time. The Probate process with my mother's estate has gotten extremely complex despite the fact that she revised her Will in order to keep it simple in order to avoid me having problems with my brother. Well, it hasn't happened that way. To be clear, the Will requests me as Executor, and also includes her sister and brother-in-law as backup Executors in the event I decided I didn't want to deal with my brother and not act as Representative of her Estate. Her wishes were clear, all real and personal assets were to be sold and the proceeds divided equally between my brother and me. All financial accounts, investments, etc. were Paid On Death, so that was easy enough. My brother has had a camper on the property for the last few years for somewhere to stay whenever he wasn't out of state working. It is parked by my Dad's shop building and it's electricity which has it's own meter. None of the utilities are in his name. This has been a sticking point because after he and his family broke into the house in December 2016, I have had a civil case (Forcible Entry & Detainer) in an attempt to have him evicted from the property since January. THe Probate Judge has kept continuing the case largely due to my brother's now lawyer asking for more time for research. On June 15, we were scheduled once again for the civil case for forcible entry & detainer, as it has been impossible to sell the property due to everyone uneasy about buying property because either they know my brother as a trouble maker, have heard that he threatened if anyone buys the place he will burn everything to the ground (and he would), threatened and scared my realtor into canceling our contract, etc. My lawyer assured me that our hearing on the 15th June would get my brother off the property because the Judge was tired of Probate taking so long (Probate was filed in February 2016). Well two days before the hearing the Judge took leave due to a family emergency. The day of court, I was there and noticed neither lawyer or my brother was present. When I contacted my lawyer, he advised me about the Judge being out of Court and that another Judge was going to step in for the hearing. I advised my lawyer that I did not want this particular Judge because of two reasons: he was not familiar with the situation and the case had been ongoing for so long, and I knew for a fact that he and my brother were old drinking buddies. My lawyer ignored my concerns. My brother and his lawyer (also an old drinking buddy) finally showed up at court around 20 minutes after court was to have started. It was if they knew in advance it wasn't necessary to be there on time due to the situation. Only 45 minutes later, while I sat in the downstairs lobby waiting to be called upstairs (which I was advised our case wouldn't be seen to much later in the morning), my lawyer came downstairs to advise that he and my brother's lawyer met with the Judge behind closed doors. The Judge decided he was comfortable making a judgment on the civil case and continued the court date two weeks later hoping the Probate Judge would be back at court. However, he felt comfortable writing a Court Order for the Probate case that stated: The Court being fully advised in these premises, finds: That the real and personal property herein shall be sold at public sale to highest bidder within 60 days of the date of this Order. If not sold, the court will entertain a request for the removal of the Personal Representative of the estate and appointment of a third party to serve as Personal Representative herein. Expenses of said Sale will be paid out of proceeds from sale. Attorney's fees shall be paid out of proceeds for both parties. Request for Removal filed herein is continued until June 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. When hearing this I was speechless. We were there for a civil case to evict my brother from the property and had stacks of paperwork, video surveillance and photos, etc. of breaking and entering the home, theft, mail theft, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, Protective Order Violated five different times that were caught on camera, etc. and it was continued because the Judge wasn't that familiar and thought the Probate Judge should rule on that situation. Instead, he ruled on the Probate case, which wasn't even on the docket for the 15th of June or any future date. I also expressed disbelief because it would be impossible to conduct an auction and sale of assets within 60 days due to my working two jobs in two different states, managing the estate and its upkeep, not to even mention finding an auctioneer and crew who would come out on the property to set up for the sale with my brother staying next to the shop building (keep in mind everyone in this county is well of aware of my brother being nothing but trouble and most view him as dangerous). * had the property listed with a Realtor for four months and not one showing because people didn't want to show interest in fear of retaliation from my brother. My lawyer's response to my concerns about even finding someone who would be that brave to auction off assets? Don't worry, I'll take care of it. I said take care of what, the auction? He responded 'yes. Now, this whole matter gets even more complicated and I'll be happy to answer questions and fill in details as I continue with this unbelievable story, and quite frankly it gets very bizarre. But my first question. DId this stand-in, last minute judge at have jurisdiction to order the sale of assets in a Probate case when we were there for a hearing on the Entry & Detainer civil case? Let me state that I became sick and unable to make the court date for 28th June. I contacted my lawyer and asked that he have the case deferred to the next court date which was this past week on the 9th August. That hearing's details generates even more questions which I will get into in this thread
  18. I am the executor of my mother's estate. My older brother and I are the only beneficiaries. My mother revised her will several times trying to make it where there was no mistake how she wanted her estate to be divided between the two of us. It states sell all real and personal assets and split the proceeds from these sales 50/50. The Will also states that if I decided that I could not, or would not act as representative of her estate, then executor would fall on her sister and husband. The situation has gotten so out of hand, I will be asking many questions using different posts as putting everything here would be way too confusing. During the past 8 months, my brother and family have committed the following crimes: 1) theft of all of my keys (both personal and estate's keys to everything), then using keys to enter home without permission and stealing personal belongings of mine. Sheriff deputy called out to the home> 2)breaking and entering 3 days before christmas both in the shop building and then the house by drilling in the back door's locking system alerted to me by the home surveillance cameras. Sheriff's office and city police departments called and came onto the property and spoke with my brother and his family; Lead Sheriff Deputy determined it was a civil matter and they just reealllly dont get involved (told to me over the phone while i was at the court house getting an emergency protective orders against brother and his wife). When law enforcement left, my brother continued drilling into the door, all entered home, and then proceeded to steal items of value that belonged to the estate and to me personally. 3) Protected order granted by court. Protective order has been violated numerous times, also caught on home surveillance video, camera, and a friend who was visiting from out of state. Reported to Sheriff's office in an email (which they claimed their email was broken, then hand delivered by a court clerk deputy (former coworker), then I had to go in person to write out the statement, only to have statements 'lost'. 4) another reporting of a lawn mower being stolen from the yard. Theft as well as another violation of protective order because of boundaries they were forgibben to cross. Was told by Sheriff Deputy that the judge could't place a protective order creating an imaginary line through property for it to be a vailid protectiive order. The 'imaginary line' is actually the driveway that cuts down the middle of the property where they were forbidden to cross road that the home is located. So there is a clear bondary line. Sheriff's Deputy insists the PO isn't enforceable. Numerous other calls that prompted the Sheriff's office to come out to the house. As of this writing there is no record of me calling into the Sheriff's office. Much less any reports of the above crimes. Each time I asked law enforcement, because they kept referring to all above as a civil matter, if what they are telling is that anyone who enters into being an executor of someone's estate basically is giving up their basic rights of getting help against harm and theft. They just shrugged their shoulders. My questions regarding above. 1. Do I not have any rights? Is it legal that the Sheriff's department has no trace of me calling, writing statements, giving statements in person to deputies, etc? So that means my brother can become even bolder to the point that it could very well but my life in jeopardy and I have no rights for protections? (my lawyer just shrugs and says well I don't know what to tell you). 2. Who can I contact outside of the county I am in, so that I can alert someone in state of the dire situation I am in? Everyone has a chain of command. Who regulates county sheriffs? I would appreciate any advice, as the situation grows more intense as every week passes.
  19. A year ago I took over car payments from a family member and even gave them a down payment for the vehicle. Because she was about to let it go back since she had gotten another car and couldn't pay for both. Well she just recently contacted me and now she wants to take back over her car payments and wants me to give her the car back. Because the car is still in her name I'm not sure how to handle this. Any ideas?
  20. Brand new to the forum and hoping someone could give me useful advice. My wife retired from J. C. Penney. They may be going downhill right now, but they used to be one of the most consumer friendly company around. They always told their employees, "The customer is always right". It is not worth losing a customer just because you don't agree with their problems. To the problem. We gave a dry cleaning business a $40 deposit on some jackets that had to be sent out of state for repair. Several weeks later we were told the out of state cleaner could not clean them without doing possible damage. Gene's cleaners called us and told us to come by and get a deposit return. I did so and they presented a check. I kindly told them that I gave them $4o cash and would like them to give me cash instead of a check. They told me it was Gene's policy to give deposit returns via check. They would not give me my deposit back any other way than check. Fast forward to a week later and my check from Gene's cleaners is a blank piece of paper after I remove it from the washer.. Oh well...I contact Gene's Cleaners and ask them if I could come by and get a new check. Long story, short...the answer is NO. I am told they fulfilled their obligation when they gave me the check. It was not their fault that I destroyed the check. A very long and heated discussion ensued. We live 1/2 mile from these cleaners. We have been customers for over 20 years. We aren't going to starve if I never see that $40 again. It is just simply the principle of the issue. Does a business owner have the right of refusal to give us another check? Are their consumer protection laws that apply to this? Any suggestions or legal precedents that might apply to this scenario would be appreciated.
  21. I own a piece of property that i have to drive down a private road to get to my driveway. a neighbor which owns land of most or all of the private drive does not want a road grader from our county to fix the road when it gets washed out. A far as i know there are no agreements who is responsible for the maintenance of the the private rd. So my question is what responsibilities do the land owner of the easement have, and what rights do i have regarding maintenance of the easement.
  22. I share joint custody with my ex. I am the primary custodial parent. Our daughter is 11 and wants to go to court and tell the judge that she no longer wants to go to her dads. She has already told her father that she doesn't want to go visit anymore but he said it's not her choice. Is it possible for a child to choose? If so, are there age restrictions?
  23. Contracted for two building roof job , by Don then his partner shows up tear off my roof and states that he wants more money and he's redoing the contract. What would be a defense, when a contractor plays with words and use deception information on a contract that you signed in good faith to themeaning your given as truth, until they state that that word means this or that, but not spelled out in the contract. I'm being sued. I signed a contract under Don for the roof jobs on the 13th of Jan. On Jan 17 his partner shows up with hardly any material and tore off my roof. After he tore off my roof he stated that he wanted more money and that he was doing away with his partners contract. He stated that he was a good guy and would hate to file a lien on me, because he touched my property. The job was a two day job per the original contract. On Jan this contractor stated that he would be sending me out another contract. I told him that I did not want to sign another contract in the middle of the Job. He said he was going to send me one and left. He would not work under his partners contract both with same company. He returned on Jan 19, 2017 and was paid $4500 dollars and did not complete any work on the buildings. I signed the other contract not knowing he had removed the material. On the 20th of Jan he did not comeback, until Jan 26, 2017. The contract read that he would not be paid until the job was completed. It also read that he would supply all the material, and that any changes had to come from client. He put a carport over build 2 20X24, cut into the roof of it and left it open and he removed the building structure beams trying to fit a carport roof on it. The building is collapsing, Water is coming in the building. What defenses do I have, in my case?
  24. My sons ages 6 and 8 went to spend the weekend with their dad. My ex called me and said the boys wanted to cone home they had only been gone about 18 hrs. Well of course I told him then bring them home, I had to leave for work and I didn't get home until after they had went to sleep that night. My nieces were staying the night and they well had a big slumber party pretty much.That next morning my nieces told my mom the boys had told them something that had happened at their dads and I need to talk to them so I asked them what was going on. My 6 year old ran off crying and locked himself in his bedroom closet, after a few minutes of my 8 year old hiding behind the hall wall I was becoming pretty concerned but was able to convince him to tell me what had happened. His dad had left them with their step mom while he had went to a friends while he was gone she had called them to the living room and started off by calling them "stupid little f word b word" then she told them that she hated them and wish they were dead. That's not the worse part to told them that one day if they kept coming back that she would stomp their heads into the floor and squish them until their guts came out and they would be exactly how she wants them dead. I was livid I called the police but without talking to my boys or anything they said they can't do anything. What can I do, this is disgusting and terrifying. Who says this to anyone much less small children. Can she not be charged for threatening them. Idk what to do but I do know something has to be done.