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Robert Ashley Meynardie

Robert Meynardie’s Answers

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  • I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, and filed a voluntary dismissal without prejudice last year for a civil lawsuit.

    I am ready to refile. Do I need to send the defendant a demand letter before refiling the case? Thank you for your advise

    Robert’s Answer

    No, a demand letter is not necessary.

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  • How do I clear a claim of lien filed against my property by a crooked contractor? What is the process of "perfecting" a lien?

    I hired a contractor to work on my home. During one of the phases, the contractor sent a sub-contractor to work in my home un-supervised who stole $4500 of personal property. I contacted the police related to the theft. The detective on the cas...

    Robert’s Answer

    Mr. Harrell's response is correct. The contractor must file and perfect the lien to enforce it. There are 2 types of liens in NC but only the lien on property is relevant to your question. Perfecting a lien is done by filing the lawsuit to enforce it.

    There are several ways to "clear" a lien in NC. First, if the contractor fails to perfect the lien within 180 days of the last furnishing of labor or materials the lien authomatically "clears." Second, you can post a cash or surety bond (not recommended with your facts). Third, you can defeat the contractors claim once he files a suit.

    You should also know that filing a false lien in North Carolina is a criminal offense.

    Subcontractors also have the right to lien your property under certain circumstances but these liens are subrogation liens meaning that if the general contractor had no legitimate claim neither does the subcontractor.

    Best advice is to wait 180 days to see if they try and enforce it. If it is fraudulent they won't perfect it.

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  • Is it legal for my doctor to refuse giving me my perscription?

    I have been on adderall 20mg 3x a day for 14 years now. Is it legal for my doctor to just up and stop giving it to me? I'm scared what will happen if I don't have it? I have been on this medicine for 14 years. Is there some kind of law that makes ...

    Robert’s Answer

    There is no law that makes it illegal for a doctor to determine that a prescription is no longer appropriate.

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  • I need good recommendations for a good pro Bono lawyer in north Carolina.

    Im willing to drive anywhere in NC to find a good lawyer. Iv been told by a former sheriff of over 20 years i havea really good case

    Robert’s Answer

    What is your case about? Do you mean pro bono or contingency? Pro Bono means you expect free legal services (which are usually a service provided to the indigent in certain circumstances). Contingent means you do not pay a fee but the lawyer is paid a percentage of anything he or she recovers for you. From the limited description, it sounds like you mean contingency.

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  • I'm looking for a lawyer to talk to about slander and wrongful job termination.

    Was terminated from employment because of slander.

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to provide more information. Did someone slander you? Were you terminated because someone lied about you? What is your question?

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  • I have lived in my home for 34 years. Now the people who own the lot across the street have rented to a repo company.

    I can know longer get any sleep because of cars being brought all night. In the daytime car haulers are parked and loaded in front of my home. I know longer can enjoy my home. Can I sue the lot owner and the repo company for alienation of the frui...

    Robert’s Answer

    Without more information, it is not possible to answer definitively. If the lot is zoned for commercial work, you probably do not have a legitimate cause of action against them but you should present all the facts to a lawyer in your area.

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  • Do I need to pay palmer, rifler & associates the settlement offer they just sent me?

    It's been over a year and a half ago since the incident and it was dismissed in criminal court. Is there not a statute of limitations on civil claims in NC?”

    Robert’s Answer

    There are statutes of limitation in civil matters. What do you owe them for? If for legal services, then the contract statute applies. What civil claim are you referring to?

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  • What recourse do I have if the house(private, single family) I am having built is not consistent with the plans (smaller rooms)?

    House plans are not correct, making the framers have to change dimensions in order to build soundly. The builder did not tell me that the changes would make 2 bedrooms smaller. Now the walls, drywall has been put up and I find out(by myself) that ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Chris,

    You definitely have claims. It is hard to answer you directly without more information. If the builder determines that the architectural plans (and even more so the engineering) plans are incorrect or unsafe, the correct procedure would be to go back to the engineer for changes.

    It is hard to say who is at fault from your description but the contractor should have built to the engineered drawings and, if he couldn't should have told you to take it back to the designer.

    How did it get built different than the plans without the follow-up of the architect and/or engineer?

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  • I paid $935 for a vacation packet from the Caribbean Cruise Line for the following: 3 days/2nights in Ft. Lauderdale, and

    2 night cruise aboard the Bahamas Celebration, 3 days/2 nights at Grand Lucayan Lighthouse on the Bahama Island, 3 days/2nights in Orlando and also 3 days/2 nights in Las Vegas and 4 days/3nights in Puerto Vallarta. Due to my health, I have paid ...

    Robert’s Answer

    It depends on the terms of your contract.

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  • I have worked my job/hours for the past 5 yrs. Now we have been told hours are changing. What are my options to keep my job?

    What options do I have for not wanting to work the new hour changes. Can I say no and still keep my current schedule and pay? Can I refuse and remain working my current job? Are they obligated to find me another position with the same schedule I h...

    Robert’s Answer

    Employers in NC are entitled to change your hours and have no obligation to find you a new job with your old hours.

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