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Bruno Patrick Bianchi

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  • Do I have a case in getting my security deposit back at the small claims court?

    I put up a temp wall (I asked the broker to ask the management and got approval by the broker via text) and removed it without any permanent damages to the wall. the management is holding all the security deposit insisting that the wall wasn't all...

    Bruno’s Answer

    As long as your installation and removal of the temporary wall caused no damage to the apartment, you are entitled to the return of your security deposit. The purpose of a security deposit is to protect a landlord from damages that might be caused by the tenant. if there are no damages when the tenant moves out at the end of the lease, then the security deposit should be promptly returned.

    In order to pursue this matter you should send the landlord a letter -- the original by certified mail and a copy by first class mail with a certificate of mailing. You should demand the return of your security deposit within 10 days. If the landlord does not return the security deposit after 10 days have passed you should sue to recover it in small claims court.

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  • Is it legal for my landlord to disallow overnight guests?

    My friend only has two weeks left in America before she goes back to Poland for good. She was an au pere, but her program recently terminated, leaving her nowhere to go. I offered her shelter at my apartment where I am the sole occupant. I notifie...

    Bruno’s Answer

    Your landlord cannot bar you from having overnight guests stay over. Under New York State's roommate law, you, your immediate family members and one additional unrelated person are allowed to live in the apartment. Your friend's short term stay qualifies her as your roommate for the period of time she lives with you. You can find out more about your right to have a roommate at the link below.

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  • Named defendant is CORPORATION and myself.

    Mortgage had to be supplemented privately and as not enough rental income covered expense to Totally RENEW building by village Safety orders. Other than that; its a tenant tort case totally fraudulent in nature

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    You need to have an attorney review the summons and complaint and underlying documents. You have not provided enough information to guide you any further.

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  • Can the defendant doctor be deposed twice?

    After the supplemental Bill of Particulars was served ,the defense deposed me regarding the amplification of the BP. Since I was deposed twice and recently very close to the trial, can I ask for the second deposition of the defendant regarding fe...

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    A second deposition can only take place in one of two instances. First, if the parties consent to it. Second, a party can ask the Court for permission to take a second deposition of some person if the moving party can demonstrate good cause to do so. Good cause in such a case would be something along the lines of newly discovered evidence that was not available to the moving party at the time she took the first deposition. The grounds you have stated above would not normally qualify as good reasons to ask for a second deposition of the defendant.

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  • Are the Statue of Limitations for Fraud in New York 6 years?

    Hi, I have become a victim of mortgage fraud, and was wondering if since this fraud was committed against me in 2010, if it would still be able to be brought to court? I know who committed it against me, and I am completely ready to file a motion...

    Bruno’s Answer

    The statute of limitations in New York for fraud cases is 6 years. If you believe you were defrauded by the company or bank that obtained your mortgage you should bring your paperwork to an attorney for a consultation. You can find a foreclosure attorney in your area by using the Find a Lawyer tab here on AVVO. If you cannot afford to pay for a lawyer you can seek assistance from Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. You can find their contact information at the link below.

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  • May I advice on doing a parole appeals?

    My boyfriend was just denied today for parole. He has an amazing prison record. Never had any displinary tickets. He has been in asat and a general business class. He has a certificate of earned eligibility. What can we do to get him released?

    Bruno’s Answer

    Your boyfriend needs to file a notice of appeal of the Parole Board's decision within 30 days of the date entered on the decision itself. Once he does so, his appeal will be reviewed by the Appeals Division of the Parole Board. He should be represented by an attorney for this appeal. If he cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to represent him. He should request the appointment of an attorney along with filing his notice of appeal. If his administrative appeal is denied, he will then have to begin a lawsuit, called an Article 78 Proceeding, in New York State Supreme Court to appeal that decision. He will not be entitled to the appointment of an attorney to bring the Article 78 Proceeding. You can find detailed information about parole appeals at the link below.

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  • Penalty for hiring an engineer or architect to commit fraud regarding NYC building code violations?

    I see all types of fines and sanctions for PE's and RA's who commit fraud in self certifying violations as corrected when they still exist, and for circumventing zoning and plan reviews, building codes, and drafting fake plans the DOB will never s...

    Bruno’s Answer

    You should contact the New York City Inspector General for the DOB to report any wrongdoing. You can find the contact information at the link below.

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  • Illegally Locked Out Of Apartment

    I was NEVER given an Eviction Notice/Paperwork by Landlord. There are no eviction proceedings against me at the 6th District Court in Patchogue & the Sheriff's Department do not have anything indicating anything was, filed or granted favorable t...

    Bruno’s Answer

    You should not use self help to restore yourself to possession of the apartment if you were locked out. You should only do so after obtaining a court order. You should go to the clerk's office at the District Court tomorrow morning and advise the clerk that you have been illegally locked out of your apartment. The clerk should be able to provide you with the paperwork necessary to start an illegal eviction proceeding to try to be restored to possession. While you can bring a case of this type on your own, it is best to retain an attorney to represent you in this matter if at all possible.

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  • How to be removed as a defendant from a tax lien foreclosure for a property I don't own?

    A property I no longer own is undergoing foreclosure and I've received a summons. It seems when my interest in the property was sold decades ago (through my bankruptcy agent), the quit claim deed was never recorded by the buyer. I don't want to co...

    Bruno’s Answer

    Before formally answering the complaint you should contact the attorney for the plaintiff and explain your situation. The plaintiff may agree to voluntarily discontinue the case against you and exhchange general releases. You may want to consult another lawyer to assist you with this,

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  • I am in the discovery stage of a foreclosure. I have done my research and gathered evidence against my bank.

    Evidence that proves mortgage servicing fraud. Evidence that show the note was not sold or properly transferred to the trust. Evidence that show that in the illegal securitization of the mortgage note both mortgage and note were separated. Evid...

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    You will need to amend your answer in order to ask the court's permission to make the newly discovered claims against the bank that has sued you. In order to do this you need to make a motion to the court for permission to do so. It is best that you try to retain a lawyer to represent you and assist you in this matter. If you cannot afford an attorney The Legal Aid Society and Queens legal Services both have foreclosure defense units that can assist and represent Queens homeowners such as yourself. You can contact them at the links below.

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