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George Charles Samiotes

George Samiotes’s Answers

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  • 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?

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    George’s Answer

    I agree with Attorneys Barletta and Sinclair.

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  • I signed a lease and paid all fees and deposits upfront. Before the lease took effect, i was denied and my deposit was withheld

    In August of last year, I signed a lease and paid all fees and deposits around 15 days before the lease took effect. She checked my credit and didn't like what she saw, and asked if I could find a co-signer which I tried but could not. After she d...

    George’s Answer

    You definitely have a claim that your landlord violated the security deposit law. I would recommend consulting an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • My landlord changed the lock to my apartment with my stuff inside. What should I do ?

    I am 62 years and lost my job. I moved into this apartment to share with another tenant. After a month the tenant moved out and the landlord is holding me responsible for the entire rent.When I could not come up with it, he changed the lock to the...

    George’s Answer

    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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  • Do I need to register my business?

    I am planning to start a balloon party decoration business. We are going to the client's party location and decorate it with balloon. This may to make much revenue from the beginning. At most $300-$400 per month. We are planning to have a website ...

    George’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. If you are going to operate a business under a name that is not your real name you will have to file a d/b/a certificate in the clerk's office of the town(s)/cit(ies) where your business is located.

    You may want to consult with an attorney to assist you.

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  • Can I sue a creditor(Everest Cash Advance) for contacting my job & disclosing personal information to my supervisor? I will PAY!

    I took out a payday loan in september. I paid back a significant amount, more than what I borrowed. But my princpal was not going down. I contacted the payday loan company to inquire as to why, my principal hadnt gone down they responded that "I h...

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    I agree with attorney Beauvais. Under the Massachusetts debt collection regulations it is an unfair and deceptive act for a creditor to contact third persons and imply that you owe the debt, although it is legal for them to call to determine your current location.

    I would recommend consulting an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • I am being deposed in an accident involving a company being sued by an individual I was a general foreman on the job

    the individual was not under my authority and was working on a staging set up by the night foreman and modified by one of my day foreman

    George’s Answer

    I also did not see a question, but I agree with my colleagues that you should consult with an attorney before being deposed.

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  • Can the collection agency say I only have thirty days to write this letter and if I don't then I claim the debt as mine?

    "Unless you notify MCM in writing, within thirty (30) days after receiving this notice that you dispute that validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, MCM will assume that this debt to be valid." That was sent around 11/06/2012. I didn't notic...

    George’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Bartletta's analysis. The "30 day language" is standard language that you will find in most if not all demand letters. Take a look at the Fair debt collection practices act: § 809. Validation of debts [15 USC 1692g] (a) Within five days after the initial communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt, a debt collector shall, unless the following information is contained in the initial communication or the consumer has paid the debt, send the consumer a written notice containing -- (3) a statement that unless the consumer, within thirty days after receipt of the notice, disputes the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the debt collector. They are likely allowed to assume the debt is valid. I would recommend contacting an Attorney who can help you reach a settlement with this credit agency.

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  • Small claims court for a vechicle that was given to me.

    My ex & I made a verbal agreement while we were together, that he would give me the extra car (he was driving his own & was going to sell the extra one) he had (title is in his name) if I paid the monthly car payments & insurance. He was also to ...

    George’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Mason. You will probably have difficulty convincing the court that a verbal contract existed, as this often turns into a "she said" "he said" affair. However, it may be possible to recover under what's called an unjust enrichment theory. You should consult an attorney to help you out with this.

    Also, going forward it is always prefereable to reduce your agreement to writing and have the contract drafted by an Attorney. Massachusetts has a law called the statute of frauds, which says that if certain contracts are not in writing and signed by the parties they are not enforceable.

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  • Please read the details and Hopefully you help me with my problem .

    HI, How are you ? I was having a huge problem recently . I went to my usual local Gamestop (video game store) to buy a game. I am in there with one customer 2-3 employees and one manager. The customer next to me as I am getting rang up says "Damn ...

    George’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Kremer. You may have a claim for negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress. In order to prevail on an intentional infliction of emotion distress claim you must prove that the woman's conduct was so extreme and outrageous that it exceeds all bounds of decency. I would consult an attorney who can research the relevant case law with regards to what constitutes extreme/outrageous conduct in Massachusetts, so that you will know whether it will be worthwhile to file a claim. Also, you should remove your name from this post, because MJ is still techincally a controlled substance under Federal Law (Schedule I of the controlled substances act).

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

    The court ordered the tenants to pay $3710 and they have not paid. It says in the order that the sheriff may take goods, chattels, lands, or tenaments. Does that mean I can ask a sheriff to take his car? What is the best course of action for me...

    George’s Answer

    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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