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George Charles Samiotes

Wayland International Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. My landlord changed the lock to my apartment with my stuff inside. What should I do ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Charles Samiotes
    2. Melissa Anne Levine-Piro
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4. Julie Court Molloy
    4 lawyer answers

    You should consult an attorney as soon as possible. You have several options including writing a demand letter to the landlord, going to Court and getting a temporary restraining order, or calling the police and filing a criminal complaint.

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  2. Can i sue my school for emotional distress

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew C Simon
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Scott Douglas Camassar
    5 lawyer answers

    I am so sorry this has happened to you. You may have a strong case for suing the school based on negligent/intentional infliction of emotional distress. I would recommend that you compile all of your treatment records and bills and seek the assistance of an attorney immediately.

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  3. Am I able to sue Cumberland Farms for fountain soda addiction?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Scott Douglas Camassar
    5. Jessica M Walsh
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You likely do not have a cause of action against Cumberland farms.

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  4. I got an Execution on Judgement for Summary Process for tenats that I have. They moved but did not pay, how can I collecct?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karen M. Buckley
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Constantine D. Buzunis
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues, I think Supplementary Process is the way to go. You might want to hire an attorney to help you out with the process if you have never done it before.

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  5. I've tried cashing a paycheck several times and the bank said there are insufficient funds.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael A. Goldstein
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Todd Allen Davidson
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    4 lawyer answers

    One option is to sue your employer for breach of contract. In the alternative you can likely sue for what's called "quantum meruit" / Unjust enrichment. Depending on how much money you are owed you may be able to sue in the Small claims session of the District Court. Before you sue, however, it may be a good idea to have an attorney draft a 30 day demand letter, which may be able to resolve the issue before having to file suit. If you do decide to pursue this option I recommend having an...

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  6. Should there be a written agreement even when the attorney is pro bono?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary S. Sinclair
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Brian C. Snell
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes it's always a good idea to reduce your agreement to writing in case of a later conflict or dispute.

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  7. Do I have a right to withhold rent due to a smoker in the building that has made me sick?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Charles Samiotes
    1 lawyer answer

    If this smoking is adversely affecting your health and well being you may have a right to withhold rent. To withhold rent though you must follow certain precise procedures. I would recommend consulting an attorney as to how to go about withholding rent.

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  8. Lawsuit pending in small claims court for rent we with held in Dec & Jan due to violations.What kind of lawyer do we need?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher McHallam
    2. Emma A. Kremer
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    4. George Charles Samiotes
    4 lawyer answers

    You should contact a Landlord/Tenant lawyer. Also, make sure that the Attorney you consult is familiar with the rules particular to small claims court, as these rules differ from the regular session of the District Court and the Superior Courts of Massachusetts.

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  9. What is the filing fee to answer a summons in a civil cc debt suit in MA? Do I need to mail it with answer to District Court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Anthony Rao
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorneys Barletta and Sinclair.

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  10. Within the past few months my apartment has been broken into twice. What rights do I have?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Christopher McHallam
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Kremer's analysis. If you can show that your landlord's lack of security devices to protect you and your property was unreasonable you have a strong chance of prevailing. I would consult an attorney as soon as possible regarding your claim.

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