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Jeffrey Bruce Gold

Jeffrey Gold’s Answers

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  • Need help on getting my money back on the business I bought

    In July 18 2014 I bought my business which is a laundromat in the Bronx . This issue that I'm having is due to the department of building certificate of occupancy. When I bought the laundromat all license was up to date, but when I try to apply fo...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Unless the seller is willing to take the business back OR made a material misrepresentation when selling you the business, then you just can't get your money back. An attorney will need to show that the seller "lied" to you about the business or hid things from you, and that you could not have discovered the truth with reasonable diligence. It's not an easy case, and likely to be expensive.

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  • What rights do I have as a cosigner on a loan to get it refinanced with out my name on the loan?

    This problem is preventing me from taking out my own laons, so I have to prolong schooling, buying a car, ect. The buyer refuses to go to the bank and get it refinanced. The buyer 'claims' the bank won't refinance him.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You have no rights, other than to pay off the loan and become the primary lender. You can't force the buyer to refinance, absent an agreement that requires him to do so.

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  • How can I maintain my creditor's rights in a house being foreclosed upon?

    I was awarded a $250,000 judgment from a medical malpractice claim but have been unable to collect for several years. I am now named as a defendant in a foreclosure action on physician's house as I have a lien affecting the subject property, and ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You should probably hire an attorney to assist you in collecting. In this instance, it sounds as if you have a filed judgment, and that the Bank is foreclosing on the physician's house, and that you are notified, because you have a lien which is inferior to the Bank's mortgage. (The bank's mortgage, assuming it was filed, has priority over pretty much all other liens.) In most instances, when a bank forecloses, the purchase price of the house does not exceed the mortgage, and all other judgments in the property are extinguished. It sounds like you need to retain counsel to determine if the doctor has any OTHER assets, and see if they are subject to collection.

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  • Is Co-Op responsible for bicycle theft from Co-Op Bike Room?

    Several bicycles, including mine, were stolen from our Co-Op's bicycle room. The room has a bike rack provided by the Co-Op, the room was made available to shareholders by the Co-Op, and there are no signs indicating that the Co-Op denies responsi...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    There may be something in your master lease that covers use of the bicycle room. If not, you'd have to show that the coop was negligent. The coop has insurance for this type of thing.

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  • How can I get my ex-girlfriend out of my house?

    I have broken off my relationship with my gf of 25 years. We have lived together for much of that time in a house that I owned before we met. I want to sell my house but she won't leave. Is she legally considered a tenant and I need to go to L&T ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    She is considered a tenant, and you have to evict her legally.

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  • Can a perspective employer disqualify me from the job I'm applying for based on something that happened over 33 years ago?

    I was applying for a police job. I had completely gone thru all of the exhaustive hiring process successfully and supplied everything they wanted. They call me after giving me a conditional offer of employment and ask me about a shoplifting char...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Until last year, I was a civil service commissioner in a downstate county. Ordinarily one would not be disqualified for a shoplifting arrest when you were 14 years old. More likely, you were disqualified for not answering truthfully on the employment questionnaire regarding the charges. You ordinarily have the right to appeal with your County's Secret Service commission, and must do that prior to filing an Article 78. The ods are stacked against you, but are not impossible.

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  • I'm a cosigner on my ex wife's car. She is constantly late and she really can't afford it. Is there a way for me to get off?

    The payment is to much for her. She says she can afford it but clearly can't she is always a month behind. It's effecting my credit now and she doesn't even care. Is there any legal way to get off or force her to trade it in and get a cheaper car ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If the divorce is final, and all obligations between the two of you have been resolved, there is nothing you can do to get off of that loan.

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