I agree with the other posts. You'd have an open and shut case with a non-compete and confidentiality agreement. An unfair and deceptive trade practice claim is viable; however, the cost to litigate it does not justify filing suit unless your losses are tens of thousands of dollars.
You should still find an attorney to send a cease and desist letter and draft a form contract for future use. Good luck!
Unfortunately, you cannot force a lender to refinance, remove a borrower, or substitute a borrower. So, the short answer is that you are at your lender's mercy. Other than refinancing the loan or adding some additional form of security (new guarantor or additional property pledged as collateral), your other option is to sell the property.
I don't quite follow, but if the customer is mistaken and reads the wrong price but still agrees, then there is a binding contract. Text messages can constitute a "written" contract so long as both parties indicate acceptance in the texts.
I would need more information on the type of assault and battery. In North Carolina, simple assault and battery is only a class 2 misdemeanor (i believe the same as communicating a threat). With no prior arrests or convictions, you can only receive community punishment of 1 to 30 days.
If this was a form of aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon, then the offense could rise to the level of a felony where active jail time may be required.
See the chart in the attached link...
Contingency fee is a fee arrangement where the lawyer only recovers when you (the client)recover, usually anywhere from 25% to 40% of the settlement or verdict. It is often better for clients that can't afford hourly fees and/or want to avoid the uncertainty of legal fees. Some cases can last for over a year and depending on the amount of money at stake, contingency fees can help a client sleep easier knowing they're not paying for each thing the lawyer does.
Keep in mind however that...
If this is a court-ordered custody agreement, you could potentially ask the judge to find him in criminal or civil contempt for violating the agreement. It is your burden to prove this and evidence that he and his current wife yell at you, though likely true and painful, would not be looked at with much favor by the Court. If you can somehow prove the exchanges rise to the level of harassment or are hurtful to the child, then a Judge is likely to view your claim for favorably.
Here in North Carolina, many ADA's will dismiss or reduce a driving while license revoked/suspended charge upon reinstatement of a valid license, provided the suspension was not a product of a DUI/DWI.
Also, the DMV must inform you if and when your license is suspended. They have to produce record that they sent and you received notice of this suspension. So, if you can't get the charge reduced or suspended, there's always the option to plead not guilty and make the State show that you...
Most people that are convicted of these types of charges are not liquid. Therefore, even if restitution is ordered, you may receive small amounts over a period of several years.
I would also suggest hiring a personal injury attorney. They are best equipped at determining if filing a civil suit is in your best interest. There may be insurance coverage depending on other circumstances. Most PI attorneys will offer you a free consultation.
**DISCLAIMER: This does not constitute legal advice
Mr. Phillips is correct. You would have to sue the estate. However, there may be an issue if no estate has been opened (usually in the case where the decedent has few assets). As a creditor, you are entitled to be appointed as an administrator of the estate. You should contact the Clerk's office in the county where your friend was living when he passed away to determine if an estate was opened. The administrator is public record. If an estate has not been opened, you may want to consult...