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Barbi L Feldman

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  • What should I do in this situation if financial aid doesn't fix loan problem?

    I'm in my last semester of grad school, and I had to get permission for thesis for 6 credits. I submitted everything within deadline. I got an email that same day that someone in the grad office entered in only 1 credit, not 6, that they withdrew ...

    Barbi’s Answer

    If the schools negligence in handling your credits and loan are the reason you lost the loan, then you may have a claim against the university. However, I would try to work it out with them and ask them to credit the amount you owe. It is likely they will want to avoid legal fees for such a small amount.

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  • Was it legal for a creditor to place a civil judgement on a person residing at the Coalition for the Homeless, Orlando, Fl

    Date: November 2005 Plaintiff American General Hurricanes caused a huge drop in income forcing us into the shelter and I could not pay my rent, let alone other bills. We had a mediation prior to going before the judge and I explained this t...

    Barbi’s Answer

    The fact that you are homeless and in dire straights does not affect a creditors right to place a judgment against you. As long as you owe them money and th estate the of limitations hasn't expired, they can get a judgment against you.

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  • When I was release from workman comp, I was told to see a dr. once a year. Is it a calandar year or dr viset year?

    my repisenitive said calander and I went to make a appointment and I miss my doctor year by 2 days and now they won"t except me. They said my rep was from another state and didn't know the florida rules. Is there anything I can do to.

    Barbi’s Answer

    The one year runs from the last date you saw the doctor. So if you saw the doctor on March 3rd, then you need to go back fbefore march 3rd in the following year.

    The fact that your insurance company representative gave you incorrect information may possibly allow you to overcome the statute of limitations issue. But you have the burden of proving to the court that this occured and you did not have any other information providing you the statute of limitations period. If you are going to fight this, you are better off getting an attorney to help as the discovery and legal concepts will get be significant. But do it quickly or you may waive your rights.

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  • I was recently awarded a workers comp settlement and my employer was also my landlord. he is refusing to offer us a new lease

    the apartment mgr. offered us a new lease, but it was rescinded by upper mgmt ( my employer) while i was filing my work comp claim i also reported unlicensed activity which i believe hurt him financially and he is now forcing us to either move o...

    Barbi’s Answer

    If the actions are solely in retialiation of you filing the claims, then you may have an action against the landlord. If he is still offering the lease but with a rent increase, as long as he followed proper procedure under the law and your prior lease to raise the rent, you may be out of luck. Since you said you settled your comp case, I would look at the settlement paperwork to determine if there is anything in there regarding the lease as well. If you were represented, I would recommend you go back to your legal counsel to get some advice on this.

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  • Can you sue an employer that has paid you less than min. wage?

    I was a tipped employee at a slow resturaunt so sometimes I made enough tips to cover min wage sometimes I made little to no tips. The employer claims that if you make less than min. wage they have to cover the difference. Instead of paying thos...

    Barbi’s Answer

    First, I am not an attorney in your state so you will need to check on your local laws. For federal law however, even tipped employees have to make minimum wage. So after calculating your tips and hourly rate, if you are not making minimum wage, the employer MUST bring you up to minimum wage.

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  • Some dishonest people are taking entitlements from government with false documents, Is it safe to report them?

    Where to report people who are grossly taking undue entitlements from government like submitted false income to get monthly food stamps, social security pensions without a single contribution, illegal immigrants and among other fraudulent schemes ...

    Barbi’s Answer

    I cannot answer whether it is safe as I do not know the people you intent to report. However, I believe it is our obligaitons as tax payers to report such fraud tot he authorities. You can report it to the attorney generals office, the state attorney and or local law enforecement.

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  • Is it ok for an employer to not pay a salaried employee on a day there is no work?

    I work as a Superintendent in Commercial Const. I was forced to take my vacation pay here and there this year or not get paid when work slowed down. I also lost a whole week of pay after my vacation days were used up. I normally work at least 2 Sa...

    Barbi’s Answer

    This is really tough to answer without more information. It sounds more like there were periodic layoffs due to lack of work and that you used your vacation and sick leave during those times. If that is the case, it is possible they may not be required to pay. But these questions can turn on any number of facts. I think to truely understand what is going on an dprovide you with advice, a lawyer will need to actually meet with you.

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  • My former employer is appealing my unemployment benefits. Florida

    I quit my job as a manager with a hotel, due to not much advancment... I took another job, with higher pay and was fired after 3 weeks, due to the company no longer having a position for me, I was granted unemployment and have been recieving benef...

    Barbi’s Answer

    Unfortunately ,it is not unusual for the state to grant unemployment with the initial applicaiton adn then later revoke it. If you are getting unemployment against the employer you resigned from, your likelihood of prevailing is slim since you resigned. You may want to have an attorney take a quick look to determine whether you have a valid reason for the continuation of benefits. If they determine you should have not received them in the first place, you will have to repay them.

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  • Can i win Fl unemploy. Appeal for failing to pass drug screen even though drug in my system was legal script for back pain?

    Went on job interview and after deciding to offer me the position, was told i needed to take drug test. I went and took the test even though i knew i had pain med in my system. Drug is one i take legally for back pain. When test came back positiv...

    Barbi’s Answer

    Yes, you should be able to get your unemployment re-established. You will need to file an appeal and get a note as well as a copy of the prescription from your doctor expressing the medical need for the medication as a reuslt of your disability "back pain". You did not turn down empoyment, you were just not hired.

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  • Can a employee under placement agency be move by the latter from one state to another state?

    My wife had 18 months contract with the agency or so. She just worked with them for 3 months plus in the medical institutions she was placed. A day ago, the agency called my wife that she will be transferred to another state if they cannot find e...

    Barbi’s Answer

    What her obligatiosn to the placement company are really depend on the contract she signed with them. Your post was a little confusing. If I understand it, the current medical institution she is working in is not going to keep her on after 45 days, right? And that is the placement agency can't find her employment locally, they have th eright to find her employment elsewhere? To determine what her rights are, I really need more information and to review her contract.

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