Like any area inhabited by professionals, medicine, car mechanics, electrical engineering, etc., you must always have the appropriate professional to represent you. If you do not qualify for legal aid or a pro bono attorney, and you can not afford the relatively modest retainer for this type of case that you mentioned, rethink the lawsuit. It is dangerous to enter into such an endeavor unprepared.
It is possible that they have made a mistake in billing or that you are being contacted by a fraudulent creditor or that your identity has been usurped. However if they are improperly collecting on a debt that is not yours and using a third party debt collector, you may be entitled to damaged under the Federal law regulating collection activities by third parties (FDCPA) Please feel free to take a look at the primer on FDCPA that I have written and posted on Avvo.
Hello, I am an Attorney licensed in Connecticut and New York and my office is located in Stratford, approx. 15 minutes from New Haven. While I agree with the answers provided by my colleagues, I would caution you that divorce litigation can be very expensive. It is particularly expensive when trying to place a monetary value on hurt feelings and emotional strain. The Courts for the most part are concerned more with assets, custody of children and issue that can be more readily allocated and...
Without an appearance, it is only a matter of time before the opposition files a "Motion for Default for Failure to Appear". After that the Moving party can later make a Motion for Default Judgment. You should file a pro se Appearance and also seek the counsel of an attorney.
If there are no papers regarding the repossession, and the police were not put on notice of the repossession, and you never received a letter of default, you should contact the police and file a stolen vehicle report. You may have a wrongful repossession claim. You may be entitled to money damages.
I handle wrongful repo cases in CT. I am licensed in NY however I am not familiar with the repo laws in NY. You need to contact a consumer attorney in NY near you.
Medical providers are mandatory reporters to DCF - Connecticut General Statute, Section 17a-101. Mandated reporters are required to report or cause a report to be made when, in the ordinary course of their employment or profession, they have reasonable cause to suspect or believe that a child under the age of 18 has been abused, neglected or is placed in imminent risk of serious harm. (Connecticut General Statutes §17a-101a)
Child neglect occurs where a child has been abandoned, is being...
Hi I am Attorney Max Rosenberg and practice in Connecticut and New York.
To answer your question, you should file a lien immediately to protect yourself.
“. . . the important purpose of mechanic's lien statutes to provide an inexpensive and simple method for material suppliers and contractors to secure the value of the services or materials that they have added to the property.” Red Rooster Construction Co. v. River Associates, 224 Conn. 563, 573, 620 A.2d 118 (1993).
This depends on a number of elements. Is there an employee contract? Are there posted rules, regulations or disclosures. Were you notified in advance that you were being recorded? Did you have a reasonable belief of privacy ? Was this during work hours? Its very possible your employer may be within his or her rights.
You need to make sure you are compliant with all avenues of Truth in Lending Laws. If you are missing certain disclosures you may be fined up to 1,000.00 plus attorneys fees for the violation of TILA. Please feel free to contact my office for further assistance in firming up all of you contracts, Retail installment sales contracts, Retail Purchase Orders, etc. Also make sure your numbers always agree on the forms as well as mileage or you may find yourself facing an Automobile Cost Savings Act...