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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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  • Are credit card statements admissible in small claims court as receipts?

    I am taking a laundromat to small claims court because they lost a 30lb bag of clothes, sheets, and towels. The owner wants to give me $100, but I have already spent almost $200 on just underclothes and towels - and that doesn't even come close t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    In small claims court, the credit card receipt along with your testimony that you incurred the expense on that credit card receipt for underwear, etc. will be admissible. Definitely bring it.

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  • Do i have a right to Succession for a Rent-Stabilized Apartment that i have been residing in for the last three years.

    My Mother passed two years ago without a will. I have been made the Administrator of her estate (Apt). She had a Holdover trial ongoing and expired before giving testimony. The LL argument is based on No-Access, However, she had home care 7 days a...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I agree that there are not enough facts. You need to consult with an attorney.

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  • My wife inherited a car from her deceased father however my father in laws friend will not turn the car over to the estate.

    My Father In Law passed away recently and in his will he left his 3 cars to my wife. One of the cars is a classic 59 Ford that he was working on with a friend of his out of state. We spoke with his friend and he agreed to let us ship the car here ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    There are many options available to the executor, some of which are dependent on where the Car is.

    Since you received a specific bequest of the 59 Ford, it would be incumbent on the executor to have that car delivered to you. If that means that the executor has to pay a legitimate debt of $6000 or post a bond or institute a lawsuit, then the executor has to do those things.

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  • How do I go about seeing a Will of Public Record of my deceased Father in law?

    He died before my divorce was entered into and I believe my children, his natural grand children were included.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The probated will is a public record. You can go to the Surrogate's office in the county in which he passed.

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  • What happens if my attorney withdraws from my case for a personal injury lawsuit 2 months before trial date.

    And no other attorneys will take my case?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If the case is two months before trial, the attorney would have needed the permission of the court to withdraw. The attorney in that motion would have stated why he needed to withdraw. It seems likely that the attorney withdrew because upon investigation, he had doubts about the case either from a factual or legal basis. Lots of attorneys that handle personal injury cases, my firm included, will review a case dropped by another attorney for free and advise you whether you have a case. If a new attorney comes into the case, the Court will usually give that attorney time to get up to speed. My advise would be to get your file, and to contact as many firms as you can regarding taking your case.

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  • What if an employee gets paid more than me than an amanager. and more than anybody else that does thesame job?

    so i worked for a fitness company for over 4 years where i was getting paid well since i was the manager however, the company was sold to another fitness franchise, they offer to paid me 16.98 and bonus if i hit monthly target which we havent beca...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    There's nothing illegal about this. There is no rule that the manager has to be the highest paid person on the staff.

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  • My wife committed insurance fraud and I went along with it. Can I be prosecuted?

    She threatened to leave me if I didn't help her, she staged a break in at our house then claimed $24,000 in losses. She was paid by the Insurance company.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If you merely knew about, and did and said nothing then you are not likely to be prosecuted, but if you gave a statement to the insurance investigator (which seems likely) then you can be.

    The best advise you've received is to say nothing further publicly about this matter, and to speak with a criminal defense attorney.

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  • Can you appeal a Supreme Court case pro se or must you hire an attorney in order to appeal?

    I can't afford an attorney at the moment.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

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    You can appeal pro se. Most of the appellate courts have a clerk, who can discuss with you what you need to do from a procedural basis, but they will not provide any legal advice.

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  • Do I need a rental permit?

    I'm an owner who's renting out 3 rooms in a 4 room house. I live there year round. Do I have to get a rental permit? There's nothing in the legal bills in the town that refers to owner occupied rental dwellings. If I do have to get one, do I get o...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You need to connect your village or Town hall, without telling them who you are, and find out what there rules are regarding this. I'm virtually certain they do no permit what you are doing, but you should find out.

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  • A convicted lawyer felon wrote a biz proposal that i entered into with him .he was disbarred, is this agreement valid.

    he never told me he was in jail. and has sec issues also. ny state, can i break the agreement.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You do not need a law degree to write a business proposal, nor does a disbarred lawyer have to advertise the fact of his disbarment in order to do non-legal work, so the agreement could be valid. If, however, he held himself out as an attorney when you hired him, the agreement is not legal, and he is not entitled to a fee or a lien on your documents

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