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Robert Henry Ellis

Robert Ellis’s Answers

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  • What is my recourse for not being recognized to speak at our HOA board meetings and civic meetings?

    Our president will only recognize people that will agree with his point of view. All others are left out. We are about to vote for new amendments and bylaws and there are some very important facts our community needs to be aware of.

    Robert’s Answer

    Your HOA may have a set of bylaws that pertain to voting rights and the running of meetings. If you read them very carefully, you may find the answers to your questions.

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  • Can the bank charge me for something that I was not notified about it in any way?

    My bank charged me for overdraft, send me an overdraft note and as quick as possible I deposited the respective amount in the account. under the impression that money would cover the draft. Two years later, I found out that I owe the bank $1600.0...

    Robert’s Answer

    I would recommend speaking to your banker about this to discuss a possible compromise. I expect you have a written agreement with your bank that was entered into when you opened the account. The answers to your questions may be addressed in the written agreement. Good luck.

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  • A linen company sales person forged my partner's signature on a contract sold to another company. They are now suing us.

    Since we ended our relationship with them and paid all outstanding accounts in full. They provided us with a contract that was not presented to us, and clearly the signature is not my partner's. We have provided copies of other smaller contract...

    Robert’s Answer

    You might consider obtaining the opinion of a handwriting expert that may be able to provide you with a written statement confirming the signature is a forgery. Based upon the age of the contract you should also speak with an attorney in your area about the statute of limitations. Good luck.

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  • I got a car with my ex boyfriend than he ended up leaving me and took the car. i am now being told they cant locate him

    they cant locate him r the car. and now im being told that my license will be suspended or i can be sued, but i what can i do? i have no idea where he is and my name is on the car.?

    Robert’s Answer

    It is not quite clear from your question, but it sounds like you are concerned about the liabilty that comes with being listed as a registered owner of the vehicle. If this is the case I would suggest going in to the DMV to have your name removed from the registration. As far as recovering any money you have invested in the car, you will probably need to file a court case against your ex-boyfriend if he does not do the right thing and pay you for your share. Good luck.

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  • How does contract law and economics go together?

    I'm in paralegal class and I was just wondering how contract law and economics go together?

    Robert’s Answer

    Your question is a bit broad . . . sounds like a law school essay question. If you can be more specific and do not need help with an essay, the lawyers on this site may be able to help you, Good luck.

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  • Can I use a fictitious last name as trade name for my law firm?

    I understand about not naming your firm anything false or misleading. My last name is very generic and many variations on it have already been taken when I search on sunbiz. So my options are very limited to nonexistent. I would like to either ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes, there a number of firms that I have seen using fictitious names in recent years. There is a procedure you must go through before you use such a name. I would suggest you might start by reviewing the information about fictitious names at the Fla Dept of Corp web site at Sunbiz.org. Good luck with your practice.

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  • Lawsuits / Commercial Disputes: Our Company is suffering the tricky attitude from a Distributor,that have an Invoice without pay

    the last 15 months. It's incredible ,because the merchandise wich was delivered to them was sold out, but they didn't pay any money.How we can get the Total payment plus interest and expenses incurred, plus the lack of the money in our Bank accou...

    Robert’s Answer

    Typically business owners in your position have an attorney draft a letter demanding payment. If payment is not made within the time given, the attorney will typically order an assert search on the debtor and then make a recommendation to you as to whether a lawsuit is a viable option. Good luck.

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  • My wife and I received a cease and desist order from her former employer to stop a business I own... what can we do?

    My wife was fired from her position in sales about 6 months ago. I liked her companies internet business model and since there was little competition, I opened the same business in another city. We didn't take any 'trade secrets' as everything i...

    Robert’s Answer

    I would not recommend ignoring the situation. You may be able to resolve the issue favorably, but often times situations like this only get worse without a response. You should at least consult with an attorney in your area. Best of luck.

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  • Is it easier to collect a judgement if I have his social security number? Can I use that to search for his assets?

    what is the procedure to garnish his bank accounts, etc.

    Robert’s Answer

    You might have a private investigator perform an asset search. A basic search is usually inexpensive.

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  • Both parties were in a minor traffic accident in a parking lot no police report or insurance was notified.

    one party acccepted payment at the scene the both left is that the end of it

    Robert’s Answer

    This question is difficult to answer without more information. However, if one party accepted payment from the other party at the scene and then left the scene without making any statements about further action; these circumstances suggest a settlement was made, at least as to claims against the party that made payment at the scene.

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