George Charles Samiotes’s Answers

George Charles Samiotes

Wayland International Law Attorney.

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas R. Beauvais
    2. John F. Skinner III
    3. George Charles Samiotes
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  2. 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?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas R. Beauvais
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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  3. Should a landlord providesecond copies of the lease after 1.5yrs when a summary process is in place?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nathaniel A Tripp
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    3. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4. Michael Ryan Juarez
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, if the tenants send you what is called a "request for production of documents," you must provide a copy of the lease. Also, if you go before a judge she/he may likely want to see a copy of the lease. It's always a good idea to consult an attorney who knows how to help you in drafting your responses to requests for production of documents.

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  4. Our residential home is next to a auto repair, gas station with junk cars and trash on our boundary. what can we do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. George Charles Samiotes
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorneys Kremer and Lebensbaum. You may be able to sue the auto repair for trespass to land, nuisance, and possibly negligence if it was reasonably forseeable that the truck could roll into your yard. I would consult an attorney ASAP.

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  5. We five foreign students rent a house and today we were stolen by someone.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Daniel DeMaria
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4. George Charles Samiotes
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. If there is a history of burglaries in your neighborhood, your landlord's failure to take precautionary measures against such crimes may constitute negligence for which you may recover damages. I would consult an attorney as soon as possible.

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  6. What type of lawyer do I need to type up a rental agreement form?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Travis J. Jacobs
    2. Emma A. Kremer
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
    5. George Charles Samiotes
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree you need a lawyer who specializes in Business/Contract law.

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  7. I paid a plumber over $7,000.00 to purchase a furnace he was to install and I never received it what can I do???

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brynn Sullivan Zawada
    2. Melissa Anne Levine-Piro
    3. Daniel Dufresne
    4. Thomas J Callahan
    5. Emma A. Kremer
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    I would have an Attorney draft up a demand letter. If the plumber does not respond, I would recommend filing an action based on breach of contract or what's called unjust enrichment.

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  8. Can I legally withhold my rent ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. George Charles Samiotes
    2 lawyer answers

    In MA a tenant may withold rent, because of uninhabitable conditions or violation of the state sanitary code, but the tenant must meet the conditions and follow the procedure set forth in MGL c. 239 s.8A. I would suggest consulting a Landlord Tenant Attorney. Under the statute, a tenant claiming a defense must pay to the clerk of court the fair value of the use and occupation of the premises less the amount awarded a tenant for any counterclaim or make a deposit of such amount or such...

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  9. Do I need to register my business?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Travis J. Jacobs
    2. Mikal M. Weiss
    3. Guy W Bluff
    4. Alex R. Hess
    5. George Charles Samiotes
    5 lawyer answers

    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.

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael R Crosner
    2. Timothy Leo Bowden
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Robert Shannon Carpenter
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    6. ···
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    I also did not see a question, but I agree with my colleagues that you should consult with an attorney before being deposed.