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  • Is this permanently on my record, Will it come off soon, and Will it effect my background check for future jobs?

    I was fired from Rite-Aid in October of 2009 for theft. i worked there for 2 years and I was 20 at the time of being fired. I am now 26. Yes I am aware it was wrong and I don't even know why I did it. I signed a confession and payed them back, no ...

    Peter’s Answer

    If you settled this with the former employer without police/judicial intervention, then there's no record and as long as you don't use them as a "reference," they won't share the info with anyone. Good luck.

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  • Real estate

    If a person lives in a different address but comes to your house and gets mail with their dmv address is at my house. What is their legal address? Can I tell them not to come back?

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Mayer, but wonder whether you're asking about this because you want to "evict" this person who only sometimes stays at your house... Or are they using your address for some other reason - so their children can attend a different school, for example? Either way, you'll probably want to retain a local attorney to review the situation and advise you accordingly. Good luck.

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  • Is paying off someone to get information that's supposed to be available by subpoena only a criminal act?

    I have someone I'm beginning litigation against that had some information that's supposed to be only available by a subpoena and I was told not even with that. I have proof that this person paid someone to get this information from a city agency. ...

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    It sounds like the person that supplied the info (the city employee) accepted a bribe and that's a crime. The person who allegedly gave the bribe is also guilty. I'm not sure if it will have any bearing on the upcoming litigation, but your lawyer will be able to better answer that when you retain her. Good luck!!!

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  • Do I need consent from a business to discuss their company on a website?

    If i began a website and was discussing businesses, for example private accountants, hr block et cetera, do i need their consent to discuss aspects of their business? for example their typical customers, fees, and service charges?

    Peter’s Answer

    I don't think you've provided enough information for a good answer. Are you taking about a site that will compare businesses and provide (presumably) non-biased opinions to try to help consumers decide which is best for them? When you say "typical" clients - are you suggesting "personal," "corporate," and such - or actual names of clients?

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  • NYC REALTY- Closing fees and Commission

    I am looking to purchase my first home in NYC. Who usually pays the realtor's commission (I don't have an agent..found a home on Zillow) What would a reputable attorney charge to do a closing? What other "fees" are involved in the closing ...

    Peter’s Answer

    - Seller pays their own broker unless you contract otherwise.
    - Attorneys' fees vary - call around but some other attorneys have posted ranges.
    - Title insurance, municipal searches, mortgage tax are the biggest expenses aside from bank fees (assuming a mortgage).
    - You should not be putting ANY contingencies into the contract - that's for your attorney.
    Good luck.

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  • If I moved out earlier should my monthly rent be prorated?

    I rented a place and moved in October 2nd. I paid first month and deposit. On October 31st I paid my full rent for November and gave landlord written 30 days notice of me moving out by December 1st. The reason I was moving out so early was because...

    Peter’s Answer

    Mr. Smollens has provided a great answer, but I want to offer some practical advice for the next time. Don't give notice to be out by the first of any month -- you should be out by the LAST day of the month that you're paying for. If you or your belongings still occupy the premises on the first of the month (even if that's the day you actually leave) you'll technically owe rent for that month, too!

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  • How to get a no fault claim number from the mta the fastest?

    I slipped and fell on a NYC mta bus, broke my ankle in 2 places and dislocated it. I had sugury the next day to have screws In my leg. I also have a tendon in my knee in pain, I can get an MRI with out the claim number please let me! The mta is n...

    Peter’s Answer

    Reach out to a personal injury attorney ASAP. The timeframe and rules for filing against the city are VERY tight and if you make any mistakes your claim could easily become forever barred.

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  • Can we hold onto property left until storage fee's paid, before releasing it to tenant who left it 6/30/15?

    6/30/15 Tenant left plow, barbacue grill, and a vaccum, in front of garage, also owed 1/2 mo rent=$350. New tenant move in 7/1/15. We moved stuff, contact with old tenant 7/2 by text, he'd get plow sometime, left no forward address. Text message e...

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Smollens but am only writing because I want to hear what happened yesterday.

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  • Hi I live in apt with another women -she is the landlord. We have a roommate agreement which says that she sleeps in the master

    bedroom which is the bedroom to the left of the kitchen and I sleep in the room to the right of the kitchen. For months now she has been sleeping on the couch in the living room. She has comforters on the couch. The tv is on until all hours of the...

    Peter’s Answer

    As has been correctly stated, you have grounds to terminate the agreement. But if that's the only issue, you might want to consider your options. On a side note, is the living room denoted as "common area" in your agreement - meaning you have equal access to it?

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  • Received a parking ticket in Queens but the multi meter was broken. Their was a second multi meter across the street

    I parked directly in front of a multi meter in queens. The meter was broken and it was the only one on that block. I went to the deli to get change because I wasn't sure if the meter was broken or just wasn't accepting cards. When I w...

    Peter’s Answer

    I'm not sure I completely follow the story. I get the part about looking for change in case it was just not accepting credit cards (that's happened to me, too) but you also said something about having a photo that shows the screen saying it was not working. If the screen said that, why would you be looking for change? Did you test it with change, and if so, did you successfully purchase time? I ask because there's a 5 minute grace period with muni meters to allow people to get change - so if you did, in fact, purchase time within 5 minutes of the ticket, you should be able to beat that ticket. Good luck!

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