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Scott Lester Bonder

Scott Bonder’s Answers

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  • Can I create a class action suit against yelp?

    I work as a server and was named in a very negative review. The accusations were entirely false and was at one point in danger of loosing my job. I don't necessarily desire monetary compensation I just want yelp to stop allowing people to slander ...

    Scott’s Answer

    It does not sound like you allege or can reasonably allege that numerous others are similarly situated or harmed. That is a very basic requirement of a class even before getting to the many other technical issues that would prevent this as a class action.

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  • Can I sue my landlord due to false advertisement because we have to pay for water and our pools are not opened?

    The pools that they so called advertise on the website have not been open in a few years. We have to pay a water bill included in our rent, but several things advertised are not available to the public.

    Scott’s Answer

    The lease you signed likely includes a paragraph known as a "merger" "entire agreement" clause. That paragraph typically says (in general terms) that no promise outside those written in the lease itself were relied on by anybody and may not be the basis of a lawsuit. Look at the lease. If it contains such a clause then no, you cannot likely sue for the water charge and pool closing. There is some small chance, depending upon the specific facts, that you could rescind the contract for fraud in the inducement, but that is a hard case to win.

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  • Can joint account (for convenience only) be frozen for debts of convenience holder only-(check cashing purpose)

    Convenience is for occasional check cashing only

    Scott’s Answer

    No such thing as convenience only joint checking as a matter of law. From the creditor's perspective, they will argue that the money belongs equally to all account holders. Issues of proof of whose money is in the account may help in certain cases, but not necessarily.

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  • A collection agency in florida sent me a notice to pay 16K in regarding a promisory note and Non disclosure signed to company X

    I have signed the documents before X searched a project for me but they moved me to their sister company Y without my willingness after I got placed in a contract project and all signed document towards X just includes Promisory towards 2080 worki...

    Scott’s Answer

    You need a Florida lawyer to look at the documents. Depending on what you signed, the company may have had the absolute right to assign work and even your account to its affiliates.

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  • Is this Consumer Fraud, Privacy Invasion, or anything else?

    A branch manager at a direct lending mortgage company in Atlanta collected my social security card, drivers license, W2 and tax returns for 2011 and 2012, and my last 12 moths bank statements by email. He said he knew 2 lenders that could make a m...

    Scott’s Answer

    I agree with the other respondent, but even at its present stage this may be a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. But, unless and until you suffer some damages, a lawsuit is not worth the effort. You may, however, consider reporting this to the credit reporting companies as a possible scam. You want them on high alert in case you start accumulating ID theft issues.

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  • Can anyone help. I answered a summons of Dispossessory sincerely. I answered but with my name and not included the business name

    Can anyone help. I answered a summons of Dispossessory sincerely. Got summons of Dispossessory after i moved from the property. I requested for "Case to be Dismissed" but i answered just on my name but the summon was for the business name and my ...

    Scott’s Answer

    Go "Amend" the answer and add the business. This assumes, however, that the case is in magistrate court and you can represent the business. In Georgia, corporations must have lawyers in state and superior court.

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  • My pension payments are wrong can I get this corrected?

    I signed a contract which gave me 10yrs of inherited employment, but the company is not honoring my contract. I just started getting pension payments Jan 2012, and have notified them of the mistake with no positive response. I live in Atlanta, t...

    Scott’s Answer

    Look at the contract. Be 100% sure the payment is incorrect. Next, look at the small print. Find the venue clause. If it exists, it will say you can sue in a certain place, such as Michigan, or Georgia. Once you figure out where you can sue, contact a lawyer in that location to help you. When you do a search (assuming you are doing an internet search) look for pension and ERISA lawyers.

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  • I need to file a subpoena to a larger bank so I can get the name and address of one to. Their account holders.

    I need this information so I can file a civil sue because funds were deposited in their account and now I am looking to get it back. I have the account number and the name of the bank and the tracking number of the funds . I need to know what co...

    Scott’s Answer

    In Georgia you generally need to file an action to be able to issue a subpoena. Try Accurint or one of the other services that help you track down people. That will be simpler and cheaper than filing a lawsuit as the first step.

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  • If I cancelled a contract within the time frame required by law is it lawful to be required to sign any additional forms?

    I signed a contract to have my home windows replaced and changed my mind. I sent them the form that they supplied to me within the time stated by registered mail. Now they are saying that I need to sign an additional form or they are going to go...

    Scott’s Answer

    There should not be an additional form nor can they force you to sign something else. Nevertheless, tell them to send you the form and if it requires nothing other than a confirmation. Of the cancellation, there will be no harm. It may be that you failed to date the form or some other minor issue not worth fighting about.

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  • My wife has discovered that one of the accountants in the company where she works is stealing, what should she do.

    My wife has discovered that one of the accountants in the company where she works frequently puts personal charges on the company credit card that are for personal use. She went back to 2006 to now and pulled the records and the fraud is in ongoi...

    Scott’s Answer

    What type of company? Does it receive state or federal funds as part of its business? Public or privately owned company?

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