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  • Does my wife still have to go to court? If so, can i go in her place as the problem is a result of me?

    we have had financial struggles the last 2 years. my wife was recently served for a debt we owe 1 day after i reached out and created a payment arrangement over thee next 11 months. the collection company said a document needs to be signed and w...

    Bennett’s Answer

    If the case is dismissed prior to the trial date; then you will not need to appear. You should check the status of your case consistently to determine the status. But if you sign an agreement to settle; that agreement is given to the court and it's very possible the case will be dismiss ahead of schedule. Consult counsel prior to settling any debt.

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  • Foundation cracked in half, file under, tort, replevin, detinue, passed U&O with crack. told I have 10yrs to file negligence.?

    Hello. built house in 2006. foundation cracked in half before O&O. contractor brought in engineer, and the county to find solution. engineer and county come up with this fix called( DAMIT) basically it was concrete. Engineer said (anything else ha...

    Bennett’s Answer

    It would technically be a breach of contract case. Maryland follows the discovery rule and has a three year statute of limitations. You discovered the problem 8 years ago...that's when action should have been taken. Unfortunately, you're outside of the standard statute of limitations. The only exception would be is that if you have a written contract with the original parties signed "under seal" which would give you 12 years and then you would be okay here. Otherwise, even if you have a valid claim, you're precluded from pursuing it.

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  • Can you sue a university for potential deceptive business practices for advertising jobs you should get from this degree?

    This is a quote from the program I graduated from almost four years ago: "Graduates of the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy program emerge with a combination of expertise in science and policy that enables them to assume key positions in...

    Bennett’s Answer

    Yes, you could sue. But you'll have no chance at a lawsuit and it's not deceptive. There's many many more reasons why you may not be able to find a job - not to mention the enrollment contract you signed probably states "we cannot guarantee employment."

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need, and what actions should I take if Comcast used my phone number and violated my privacy rights?

    My girlfriend has Comcast and had an issue with her equipment. She called there customer service line and after she was done speaking to someone and hung up she then received several text to her phone from an unknown number stating it was the guy ...

    Bennett’s Answer

    Contact management at Comcast. It's more of a customer service/internal issue and not so much a legal one.

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  • 1 year separation

    I have my name on lease for the apartment we share - I am trying to move out and sign another place. I don't want to disclose this to my current landlord due to personal relations. If I sign a lease outside or live on month to month basis - wil...

    Bennett’s Answer

    Essentially you are not allowed to spend the night under the same roof as your spouse, nor have intimate relations with them. The name on the lease is of no consequence. Consult counsel to determine all of your rights regarding separation and divorce.

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  • Do i have a legal case to sue a private school?

    My son was expelled from school because a phone he borrowed from a friend who also attends the school was left on a bus. when the bus driver found it, he called the last number dialed (which was mine) I asked him to give it to the lacrosse coac...

    Bennett’s Answer

    The only real case you may have against the school would be for a refund of tuition dollars. You would have to look at the enrollment contract to determine what, if any, rights you may have.

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  • Can you appeal a missed hearing in a different District Court from where the hearing was held?

    I was ten minutes late for a hearing last Thursday & just recently found out you can appeal the default judgement.

    Bennett’s Answer

    You'll need to file your motion in the same court with the same case number. You have 30 days to file to vacate an affidavit judgment, 10 days to ask for a new trial.

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  • What are the U.S. Laws regarding investigation into ones biological heritage?

    I wish to create a family tree for my family a general one for them and a detailed accurate one for myself. My mothers father is not her biological father. My father was adopted and he does not know his biological parents. I would like to do resea...

    Bennett’s Answer

    There's nothing illegal about what you propose. Perhaps on a personal level, you mother has no interest in this information. But you can do as much research as you want. In fact, there are services such as ancestry.com that provided these services.

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  • Hi well we are renting from Del and Del here in Cumberland MD and they are trying to sue us they are very negligent on keeping

    They haven't done the work that needs to b done to live un this place I have no Idea how it even passed inspection! We have been lied to over and over again have dealing with roaches fot the past yr and 3 months they wont get a professional and it...

    Bennett’s Answer

    Why are the suing you? If you have a problem with the property, then you should consider filing a rent escrow action in district court.

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  • I am opening a tattoo parlor. I would like to know what preparations I can make without funds to get my investor on board?

    I am thinking of making the location in Columbia, MD. My investor is ready to invest whatever is necessary as long as he can see that he will make a return.

    Bennett’s Answer

    You should consider things like incorporating the business or forming an LLC. You'll need to decide this based on how you want the ownership and taxes to work. Other considerations would be local and state licensing, tax planning, business planning, etc.

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