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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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  • Is this contract legal?

    The karate school my grandson attends has yearly contract for the parents to sign. Stating that they are expected to attend class and pay for services for 1 year. My daughter decided to move out of state 6 months in to the contract with out giv...

    Peter’s Answer

    Putting aside the decent answers you already received, how much money is at issue? I imagine offering half as a settlement would make more sense to both sides rather than going to court to fight over the rest.

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  • Regarding a Order to Show Cause and a Temporary Restraining Order.

    How are they related?

    Peter’s Answer

    An OSC is a quick way to get "emergency" relief such as a TRO where the claimant, through the court, is essentially saying to the other side, "tell the court why I should not be provided the relief requested."

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  • Potential NYC Building Violations

    Would it be considered a violation if I was to remove a built-in garage and turn it into part of the master bedroom. No structural change would have to be made simply just putting sheet-rock up.

    Peter’s Answer

    Absolutely. And, as soon as your neighbors notice your guests or you parking in front of their houses because they realize you no longer have use of your garage, they will probably turn you in. Only an architect or engineer can advise you whether you can legally convert the garage into living space.

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  • Mother forged my father's signature and stole mine and my siblings inheritance, what can I do?

    My grandmother died roughly 10 years ago. She left each of her grandchildren 70k+. My father was supposed to be in charge until we turned 18. My mother having started a business, that was failing, forged his signature and stole each of our inherit...

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with what's been said by attorney Sverdlov but wonder how long ago you turned 18? You could have a statute of limitations issue with any claim.

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  • ACS caseworker tempared with the report she prepared for my court case.

    On report summited by my caseworker she has stated that she interviewed a person by a name i wont menssion now who confirmed my accuser's eligations against me. On report my caseworker withheld my evidence i gave her, withheld my drug test result....

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with the others but simply want to point out that when you confronted the "witness," she may have denied having given a statement in order to avoid any issues with you. Just my thought. Good luck.

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  • Can i compel a property manager to respond timely to request to fix my windows.

    I live in condo managed by property management company. I have been calling for a month already and they still have not fixed the leaks in the window. Now, i have molds in the walls and want to change windows through a contractor and they are sti...

    Peter’s Answer

    We need more information before we can answer your question. Are you the homeowner or a renter? Are the windows the responsibility of the condo? Are the windows the "correct" windows, as approved by the condo? Have they quite literally not responded or were you just not happy with their response? (You said at first they had not fixed the leaks after a month then you went on to say they were still not responding. ) Assuming the window is their responsibility, you won't be able to choose the contractor. If it's your responsibility, your contractor will have to be licensed and insured.

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  • Should my neibors control my heat and air >

    how can I have my apt inspected

    Peter’s Answer

    Does your rent include utilities, such as electricity?

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  • How to find a judgement debtor's bank account

    Hello, I won a small claims case in NYC against a laundromat who lost all my clothes. It was a default judgment as the other side never showed to court. This was over a month ago. The debtor told me over the phone he was not paying. How do I go...

    Peter’s Answer

    Discovering where the judgement debtor banks is a good start. Here's a link that provides more info:

    https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/smallclaims/collectingjudgment.shtml

    Not knowing more, I would be surprised if your judgment is for much money since most dry-cleaner receipts will have a disclaimer that limits their liability severely. However, since you obtained your judgment in default, perhaps the arbitrator hearing the inquest did not ask to see the receipt and simply ruled in your favor. If that's the case, I'd expect the dry cleaner to have the default judgment vacated after you make any efforts to collect. Good luck either way.

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  • Can siblings inherit proceeds from a sale of home owned by their parents and sibling?

    The deed is in the name of the parents and sibling and his wife. They are listed as co-owners. They split the mortgage payments equally for 30 yrs. They also contributed half the down payment, Parents have passed on and home is being sold. Do...

    Peter’s Answer

    As has been pointed out, the language on the deed will have everything to do with the rights of siblings other than those on the deed. You may want to discuss this in more detail with an attorney that can go over that deed with you and give you a better idea.

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