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George Charles Samiotes

George Samiotes’s Answers

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  • What rights do I have as a carsaleman on commission?

    I recently sold a 500$+ commisioned vehicle and followed all proper procedures with a customer deposit and a sold tag for the customer and to ensure my sale and that the vehicle was not double sold.. All processes are documented in my sales log an...

    George’s Answer

    You may have a claim against your employer. More information is needed to provide you with a definitive answer. I would consult an attorney immediately.

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

    I was employed by the company, and as an employee, I was allowed as much free fountain soda as I wanted. I do not work there any longer. Due to this, I have been EXTREMELY addicted to their diet coke fountain soda since then, and this has been ...

    George’s Answer

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

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

    the epa has finally found lead gas leaked into our yard and we have complained over their junk cars, a deplorable trailer and junk on our entire length of our property line to our local town officials without any help. all they state is the stati...

    George’s Answer

    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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  • If Immigration reform bill will be pass then what's about F3&F4 file ?

    Hello, I have some confusion about immigration reform bill. If this will be pass then what's about approved file of F4 categories ? It's eliminated from immigration ?

    George’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. We won't know until it passes.

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

    The gate and room doors were broken and we lost two laptops. And one person lost his wallet and his credit cards. Should our landlord pay for our lost?

    George’s Answer

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

    The robbery occurred by entering through the basement door, which doesn't lock automatically and is used by all the tenants in the building. The basement leads to the hallways outside my apartment and it is through that door that they burglar ente...

    George’s Answer

    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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  • How long after a default judgement can I request that the judge reverse it? (Massachusetts)

    I was unaware that I was served with a lawsuit from a credit card company, because the service was made in person by the sheriff to someone else at my address, and not me, and I did not receive notice in the mail. I did not answer the complaint, s...

    George’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues' advice. You should try to file it yourself as soon as possible, but obviously it's best to seek counsel who can assist you with this.

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

    I have lived in a small apartment building for nearly two years. One of the tenants is a heavy smoker, every couple weeks or so he smokes cigars. I live on the top floor and all the smoke wafts up to my apartment. I have complained numerous times ...

    George’s 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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  • We have tenants on a 1 yr contract started Dec 1, hasn't paid March rent & they aren't paying April, how should we proceed?

    They keep e-mailing us saying they can't pay but aren't giving us a day of when they will pay. What are our rights as a landlord in MA? We did take their security deposit as March rent and told them that...

    George’s Answer

    You may commence what is called a summary process action with the assistance of an attorney. This will get them out of the apartment and you can probably recover the rent that is in arrears.
    Consult an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Can i sue my school for emotional distress

    ever since my sophomore year my school has treated me in a bad manner. they dismissed a bullying case where i was told to kill myself multiple times (and i did attempt) because i "kept it going" by asking the bullies to be friends. the other bully...

    George’s Answer

    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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