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Mitchell Paul Goldstein

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  • I went to Rehabilitation clinic for my Alcohol problem and my HR manager told my ex mother-in-law at a baseball game.

    this was personnal information that I did not want everyone to know.

    Mitchell’s Answer

    Complain to the company. Once one person knows your personal information, others can find out.

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  • Is there anything I can do to get my pictures removed?

    An ex boyfriend of mine had their email hacked. The hacker found nude pictures of me which he then posted online. He's done this to other girls and even admits to doing so on the website. I contacted the site several times trying to get it taken d...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    I would take a different approach. The person admitted to committing a crime. Call the police and then see what happens. Also, the posting likely violates the terms of use for the website.

    A lawyer sending them a letter does nothing because they cannot be sued for what a subscriber posts.

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  • Valid reason to withhold rent in the state of Virginia? No functioning elevator in high-rise.

    I live in a high-rise apartment building. Recently a big storm hit and caused a lot of power outages. One day after the storm, all the elevators stopped working. The management is claiming that the malfunction of the elevators has something to ...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    You need to read the lease. If you believe that the landlord is violating the lease, then you can file a tenants assertion and pay the rent into the court as it comes due until the court date. If you lose, the landlord gets the rent. If you win, the lease is usually considered broken and you can move without penalty.

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  • Under what circumstances would 13 Trustee pull petitioner's credit report?

    Incomplete list of creditors

    Mitchell’s Answer

    A Trustee does not have a proper purpose for pulling your credit report without your consent. He (or she) can ask for it, but a copy of the bills would be better for information. The report is not always correct and is far from complete.

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  • My question pertains to defamation of character.

    Hi, this is a weird question and might be a very silly one. But seeing that I don't know the law, I have to ask. I was on a website (msn), replying to articles when I basically got into a war of words with a female. I pointed out that she lied ...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    Truth is absolute defense to defamation. Another defense is that there was no damage because everyone already believed what you said before you even said it.

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  • Seasoning date for foreclosure that has been discharged in chapter 7

    Hello, I've been trying to look for an answer. I filed chapter7 bankruptcy and my house was included in it. My bankruptcy was discharged in 2010 but the foreclosure was not completed until Nov 2011 My question is, why do the banks have to wait fo...

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    If you are talking about FHA loans, there is a provision that allows the lender to look to the bankruptcy date and NOT the foreclosure date IF the foreclosure delay was all on the lender. Is that what you were looking for?

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  • Should i file for bankruptcy ? I am 57 yrs old and disable, had a house foreclosed in Nevada and around 50k in credit card debts

    my concern is this..i moved out of nv and now living in my other home in utah for more than 2 yrs now, i want to keep the property but I'm afraid that if i file for bankruptcy the trustee would make me sell my home. I don't know what to do.

    Mitchell’s Answer

    If you have lived in UT for 2 years, then you have to look to UT law to protect your property. If you have too much equity, you may need Chapter 13 to protect it. Check with a local attorney about the likelihood of a creditor getting a lien on your property. If not, do you have anything they can get? If not, there is no reason to do anything.

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  • We are moving out of the U S unable to pay our Credit Card Debt, should we provide creditors with a SKYPE number to contact us ?

    My son has the same name as I do and lives in the same area, I don't want creditors contacting him about our credit card debt. My wife and I are over 65, on Social Security and cannot work any longer due to health issues and do not have the means ...

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    There is no reason for you to move or to file for bankruptcy. You are collection proof. Social Security is protected. Do not help them find you. If you move, you have no obligation to let them know where. If they come after your son, we have laws to protect him.

    Creditors will most likely sell the debt to a collector. Some sue and some do not. If you are sued and you receive notice, respond and fight them. Make them prove that you owe them.

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  • Concerning a credit card disputed charge.

    As provided by California civil code section 1526 I used a"payment in full" check to satisfy a disputed credit card charge. I followed all requirement of the section, including prior notice. The check was processed without alteration. My agreement...

    Mitchell’s Answer

    I am not a California attorney, but I believe the law there requires notice to the creditor. The problem here is that payments go to one address and notices go to another. Given that, it is impossible for a check mailed to the proper place for payment to be notice of anything other than a payment.

    In Virginia, you cannot do this to places that automatically process payments.

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  • Credit cards

    My husband passed away and he had 2 credit cards in his name only. I was not on the credit card at all. Will I have to pay them.

    Mitchell’s Answer

    Some companies claim that authorized users are liable. I would dispute that. There is no contractual relationship between you and the company, only between you and the cardholder. If there are estate assets that do not automatically pass to you, the creditor may be able to get that, but it is unlikely.

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