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Civil Litigation Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

Civil Litigation Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers
The answer to "can he sue me?" is always yes.  More importantly, from what you've written, it appears that your friend would win.  There is no question that you had a loan contract by which you were to repay him, and such a contract does not need to be notarized or even written.  Where no date for repayment is agreed to, Courts will imply a reaosnable time period for repayment, whihc would almost certainly be less than a year and a half.  Also, the Court would probably include an award of interest from the date it holds that the debt came due.  The outcome might be different if you said that the agreement was that you would repay him upon the occurrence of a condition, such as you beginning to earn a certain amount, but you haven't written anything about any condition for repaymentk, and if it wasn't in the written agreement, the Court will probably hold that it isn't part of the agreement anyway.... Read More
The answer to "can he sue me?" is always yes.  More importantly, from what you've written, it appears that your friend would win.  There is... Read More
This is NOT complicated - stop having items delivered to your home when you are there. You have a crime problem where you live. Have deliveries sent to PO Box or a place where you be there to recieve them. Problem solved. 
This is NOT complicated - stop having items delivered to your home when you are there. You have a crime problem where you live. Have deliveries sent... Read More

What can I do?

Answered 15 days ago by attorney Patrick Johnson   |   1 Answer
You can sue the repair company for the damage to your furniture.
You can sue the repair company for the damage to your furniture.
Deposit back in a lawsuit is no problem.  Interest maybe.  Breach of trust, forget it.  But you have to sue to get money.
Deposit back in a lawsuit is no problem.  Interest maybe.  Breach of trust, forget it.  But you have to sue to get money.
Unless a contract provides otherwise, most debt enforcement procedures, including garnishment of income, can only be employed after a judgment, in other words only after you sue and a court finds that you are owed the money.  Once you get a judgment, you can garnish the judgment debtor's income (except for certain exempt income, which does not seem to apply here).... Read More
Unless a contract provides otherwise, most debt enforcement procedures, including garnishment of income, can only be employed after a judgment, in... Read More
There is not likely a 5th amendment privilege when convicted of the crime on which the lawsuit is based as a defense to being sued. Though you say there were "no injuries" that does not account the potential of emotional distress injuries if the Plaintiff was a victim in the robbery event. That stated, yes, one can sue an incarerated individual, its just not financially productive to do so but may be legally necessary. ... Read More
There is not likely a 5th amendment privilege when convicted of the crime on which the lawsuit is based as a defense to being sued. Though you say... Read More

Car illegally towed

Answered 23 days ago by attorney Mark Tischhauser, Esq.   |   1 Answer
Yep - you can't park cars on the street with no tag for an extended period of time and expect different. "Was selling" is not the same thing as "sold" so you shoul dhave keep possession of the car until it was paid for and title transferred. YOu need to go get it out of impound before they jack up staorage fees, ... Read More
Yep - you can't park cars on the street with no tag for an extended period of time and expect different. "Was selling" is not the same thing as... Read More
"Iwill be hiring an attorney" is like saying "Just lemme cut my childs abdomen open with a box cutter and a swig of whiskey first, then I will be hiring a surgeon"......You have this reversed, you need to retain a tenant lawyer BEFORE you respond to anything unless you just feel the need to pay lawyers as expensive shoulders cry on later when they try to fix the damage you do. Starting with there is no 30 days alloted to respond to a Complaint. YOu need to retain a tenant lawyer now if you expect to fight this at all. Good news if if you win Fla. Stat. 83.48 provides for you to get your legal fees reimbursed. ... Read More
"Iwill be hiring an attorney" is like saying "Just lemme cut my childs abdomen open with a box cutter and a swig of whiskey first, then I will be... Read More
Hopefully you have it and havent recorded it. Regardless, you got suckered and this is exactly why you will need to hire a lawyer to review this and figure out how much damage you did. 
Hopefully you have it and havent recorded it. Regardless, you got suckered and this is exactly why you will need to hire a lawyer to review this and... Read More

Do I have a case

Answered a month ago by attorney Bruce Robins   |   1 Answer
There are three questions here.  First, is what you plan to do barred by your contract.  That question can’t be answered without knowing what the specific contract provides. Sime non-competes only prohibit solicitation of the former employer’s customers, others are far broader.  You need to review (or have a lawyer review) your contract.  Assuming the contract prohibits what you want to do, the second question is whether it is enforceable.  Non-competes are viewed suspiciously by the courts and are not always enforced, but there is no hard and fast rule about what will be enforced.  It depends on such factors as the length and breadth of the restriction, the type of employee and industry involved, the degree to which the employer’s confidential information is involved, the time and expense the employer put into acquiring any information the employee would be using and/or in training the employee, and many other factors.  Finally, if the court considers the contract to be unenforceable but not too oppressive, it may “blue pencil” it, that is the court may enforce a narrower form of the non-compete, for example enforcing it for 1 year instead of 2, or over a 2 mile geographical area rather than 10 miles.  The broader the provision, the more likely the court is o Todd the whole thing out, rather than edit it. ... Read More
There are three questions here.  First, is what you plan to do barred by your contract.  That question can’t be answered without... Read More