Ronald David Coleman’s Answers

Ronald David Coleman

New York Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. If someone 16yrs of age used a stolen debit card number he got from a friend on the internet, what is his cupability?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jonathan H Levy
    2. Ronald David Coleman
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends entirely on the state you're in, the mood of the person he stole the card number, and of the prosecutor if one has gotten involved. You can't get an answer to this question without telling us more. But your son, although he is a minor, could be in some trouble.

  2. Is it discrimination or harrassment for an online internet car salesman to tell you to stop making babies?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Ronald David Coleman
    1 lawyer answer

    Almost certainly not. Being offended by someone's inappropriate or insensitive comment is not usually enough reason to bring the legal system into action against him. Rudeness is not against the law. But you may find satisfaction by complaining to the company that owns the site (over the boss's head) or others that are connected or affiliated with that business.

  3. I have a construction company billing me for charges I did not agree to. They have sent me a certified letter.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Ronald David Coleman
    1 lawyer answer

    There is almost certainly no benefit to not picking up the letter. It will only make it appear as if you are evading communications about the debt. Also, if you did not get any other copy of the letter besides the certified one, you could really prejudice your ability to defend against the debt -- or to settle the dispute, perhaps -- by not being aware of what is in that letter.

  4. If a website is using a picture of me with my approval, can I have them take it down

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Mario Sergio Golab
    2. Ronald David Coleman
    2 lawyer answers

    The photograph has nothing to do with you, unless you are saying that it is part of the disparaging posting in the sense that someone is falsely and claiming that it is you. Even then, if it is obviously not you (say it is a picture of a monkey or a famous person) the photograph could not be defamatory, but merely a (mean) expression of opinion. It is as if the person who posted is saying that you are "just like" the picture. That is a terrible thing to do, but in the United States it is...

  5. Can I be held responsible for a stereo system that gets taken from a hotel room I used?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Ronald David Coleman
    1 lawyer answer

    Your first step is to dispute the charge with your credit card company. The burden of proof on their claim that you took the equipment is on the hotel, not on you. You may very well need to get a lawyer (in California) to help you out here and "remind" the hotel of this fact by a letter written on his stationery.

  6. We have a business in fla selling consumer goods,we need representation for charge backs from consumers out of the state.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Ronald David Coleman
    1 lawyer answer

    If you have proof of delivery you must submit it in writing to the charge card company. That is almost always enough to at least move the ball back to the other side. Is the credit card company telling you this information is not sufficient? If so, why?