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Christopher Joseph Fein

Christopher Fein’s Answers

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  • I signed a contract with a kennel to buy a purebred puppy who was proven to be a mixed breed via DNA. What recourse do I have?

    I signed a contract with a kennel stating our puppy was a purebred, pet quality unregistered Springer spaniel When she began showing aggression towards strangers, we hired a trainer who suggested we run her DNA due to our dog's unusual personalit...

    Christopher’s Answer

    This is a Consumer Protection issue. If I were you I would hire an attorney and pursue a 93A claim. These types of claims allow you to collect up to three times your damages plus legal fees if you are successful at trial.

    Chris

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  • Can the Trustee put a lien on my Father property and force a sale? Even if i have no right until after he passes?

    Last year my fathers lawyer advised my father to transfer title of his house to me and my 3 siblings and retained life estate to himself. He said this is best for the property not to go through probate. In May, 2014, I filed for a chapter 7 bankru...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I think you should consult with a legal malpractice attorney.

    If your bankruptcy attorney characterized your current ownership of your dad's home as a future interest he may not have realized that this was a present interests subject to a life estate. Depending on the value of the house and any liens, the house may be a non-exempt asset. This means the trustee can seize and sell it, subject to your dad's life estate.

    There is a market for this asset. There are certain people around the country who buy these assets out of the bankruptcy court all the time.

    Before you do anything you should speak with an attorney (not your Bk attorney).

    Chris

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  • My brother has been asked to resign or he will be fired on Friday.On job for 25 yrs can he collect unemployment if he resigns

    My brother has learning disability, cant read was confused over vacation days. They are letting him go for no call no show at work .I would like to know if he can collect if he willingly resigns.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Tell him not to resign. If he is laid off he will be able to collect unemployment. If he is disabled he may have other options. There is an attorney in Braintree named Tom Benner that helped me out with a client in a similar situation.

    Good Luck

    Chris

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  • My brother passed away in Fl. , his only son inherited his estate consisting of two lots [side by side]. He's in MCI [PRISON]

    In prison for 7 to 9 yrs. he couldn't make the back taxes. I went to see him and we agreed to the sum of 10,000.00 . I was told by the legal dept. this could all be done by mail. I sent him 5,000.00 [half] in good faith. I know from my bank the c...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Is your objective to recover the money given to your nephew or protect those lots?

    Do you know if your brother's estate was administered? If not, you could petition the court to be named personal representative of the estate. If his son does not object you would likely be allowed and you could administer the estate to protect those lots.

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  • I am a 72 year old life tenant feeling pressured to move out so my son (who is having financial issues) can sell the home.

    I am fine with moving for a variety of reasons but feel that I should receive some type of financial support to help with my future housing expenses in exchange for terminating my rights. Is this a reasonable expectation? Is their a formula for...

    Christopher’s Answer

    This is far from a reasonable expectation. This is a form of financial exploitation and the pressure being put on you is called "undue influence". There is a way to value your interest and nobody should be forcing you to convey this interest. This decision should be yours to make voluntarily after carefully weighing all options.

    Do not do anything without first speaking with an attorney.

    Chris
    www.feinlawoffice.com

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  • What do you do if a florida builder won't refund a deposit for a cancelled transaction

    I put a deposit on a condo in Florida of $10,000.00, then changed my mind. They told me that they have decide not to refund me my deposit..Is this ethical and legal? I am distraught and need advice

    Christopher’s Answer

    Was the deposit non-refundable? Did you sign the contract? Were there any contingencies that you could rely on to cancel the contract?

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  • A lawyer that I hired managed to receive cash payments of approximately 26k and will not give me receipts. he also claims he

    went into a bank that was transferring assets during a divorce proceeding and will not write a report on this. He did not file any claims in any court and abruptly stopped all communication. He has not produced time sheets or any correspondenc...

    Christopher’s Answer

    How did the lawyer manage to get $26,000 in cash payments? Did you have a signed fee agreement? Is this lawyer part of a larger law firm or is it a small practice? Have you discussed what happened at the bank with the bank manager? I would speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Before you call anyone you should be prepared to answer these questions.

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  • My business partner is operating our closed business with my equipment, name and logo. Do i have grounds for a demand or to sue?

    We built a landscape business together. I initially purchased the name, logo, design, website, etc. for the business before starting. We purchased every piece of equipment together out of our business checking account (joint) and few in cash. Seco...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I think you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If the equipment is owned by you and not insured properly it could lead to substantial liabilities in the future, among other things.

    Chris

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  • Can I sue a va nurse practitioner for malpractice?

    my urine sample showed blood and when I asked her where it was coming from she told me not to worry about it because it was microscopic. I insisted to know where it was coming from and she finally sent me for a ultra sound which showed a p...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes. However, before you do anything you should go and meet with a doctor and take care of immediate medical needs. I would then consult with a malpractice attorney.

    Good luck.

    Chris
    www.feinlawoffice.com

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  • Copyright infringement - Company asked us for a website, asked for a preview, copied everything and canceled without paying

    Hello, We're a web design agency. A business owner contacted us asking for a website. He paid a milestone of 20% and asked for a preview. We published the website online so he could see it. He was satisfied with the website however after a whi...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute provides for business-to-business transactions. What you described amounts to a breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and a possible violation of MGL c. 93A section 11. There is no demand letter requirement as is the case in business to consumer transactions but you need an attorney to represent you if you are a corporation.

    Chris
    www.feinlawoffice.com

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