Arkady Rayz’s Answers

Arkady Rayz

Huntingdon Valley Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. A drunk driver rare ended me

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Steven Fisher Fairlie
    4. John P Rutkowski
    5. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    You have raised two issues. The first is quite simple - your attorney could not have settled your personal injury case without your knowledge or authorization. You should have been consulted during the negotiations and/or explained the status of your case. Second, with respect to the value of your case, you must keep in mind that - irrespective of the severity of your injuries - what you can recover is limited by a variety of external factors, such as the limits of tortfeasor's liability...

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  2. How do I change my P.O.A.?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Nicholas Dimitri Lutz
    4. Shaye Larkin
    4 lawyer answers

    It may be as simple as filling out a new POA form and having your brother sign an acknowledgement that the earlier POA is no longer valid. However, I would also recommend contacting the local bar association to get in touch with an attorney, who specializes in elder law and trust/estate matters.

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  3. Is there a statute of limitations on suing someone for a loan?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. Michael A Ferrara Jr
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    4 lawyer answers

    In Pennsylvania, you have four years from the date an agreement is breached to sue. It appears to me, however, that you have already filed suit and your issue is service of the complaint. I agree with the other attorney - hiring a seasoned collections attorney will help.

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  4. Any time I fall behind on my car payment, a bank worker texts me and stops by my house to push payment. Is this harassment?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. Lawrence S. Rubin
    3. Charles Laputka
    4. Robert J Adams Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The incessant phone calls and texts may also violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, if you asked the bank employees to stop calling and texting.

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  5. Do I have to defend a civil complaint on credit card debt that has entered the "statute of limitation"

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Brett D Weiss
    2. Gregory Thomas Artim
    3. Arkady Rayz
    4. Stephen Mark Porter
    5. William Paul Brogley
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    6 lawyer answers

    Agree with earlier responses, but wanted to let you know that, while you are correct that a statute of limitation in Pennsylvania for a breach of contract claim is only four years, there are states where it is much longer (e.g., South Dakota is 6 years and Rhode Island is 10 years). Therefore, if your credit card agreement is governed by the law of a jurisdiction with a longer statute of limitation, the creditor/collector may be within their contractual rights.

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  6. If you are benefitting from a will can you still be a witness on it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. Joseph M. Masiuk
    3. Steven J. Fromm
    4. Robert Cronin
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, but - to avoid the appearance of any impropriety - I would try to find an independent, third-party witness. It should not be very difficult.

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  7. My employer is paying us overtime incorrectly. What can we do?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Charles V. Curley
    2. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    3. Arkady Rayz
    4. Andrew Scott Abramson
    5. Terence Sean McGraw
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    6 lawyer answers

    Depending on the number of employees involved, this may be either a class action or a "collective" action under the federal and/or state "wage/hour" statute. These types of matters are somewhat complex and I would highly recommend that you contact an attorney immediately to determine if you have a claim, as well as what should be done about it.

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  8. What is considered a good credit score?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. Daniel Tam
    3. James Liu
    3 lawyer answers

    The higher your score, the better it is for you. Generally, anything above 650 is considered to be "good" and anything above 720 is "very good."

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  9. What can I do when I have a civil judgment against me from a credit card company and they have already froze my bank account

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. Gary D. Bollinger
    3. Robert J Adams Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    The best thing you can do is contact a local bankruptcy attorney, who can review the particulars of your situation and advise you if bankruptcy is an option at all.

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  10. If a house is going up for sheriff sale because of mortgage foreclosure is it possible to win the property at the auction?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Arkady Rayz
    2. James S. Tupitza
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    You can certainly win a property at the sheriff's sale. However, you will need to outbid the so-called "upset price" -- the amount owed to the bank that is forcing the sale, as well as all other bidders.

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