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Mark Hayden Troutman

Columbus Class Action Attorney.

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  1. What legal action can I take to challenge a jewelry store for swapping out my wedding ring diamond (1.02) 4 a .67 ctw?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maurice N Ross
    2. Justin Ross Kelley
    3. Mark Hayden Troutman
    4. Ross Lee Franks Jr
    5. Pamela Koslyn
    5 lawyer answers

    You have already received many good comments about how to approach this through both criminal and civil law in general. I won't repeat their advice. As an Ohio practitioner in consumer law, the Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) provides protection to consumers in your position. The CSPA allows you to bring a claim for deceptive or unconscionable acts, which, if proven, your claims would qualify under. Importantly, the CSPA allows you to receive three times your damages and have your...

  2. What kind of lawyer do I need?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Hayden Troutman
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    You could also check your billing statements that you received for the proper name for the company involved. If that presents the same issues, there are ways to file lawsuits against one party and leave others unnamed until you determine their true identity. If that is an option in the small claims court that you're in, you may be able to use the lawsuit to determine the proper entities to sue. Depending on the types of claims, you may be able to file in Common Pleas court and have your...

  3. What paper work is needed from a collection agency to prove the debt is legitimate in Ohio?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Ronald Lee Burdge
    2. Mark Hayden Troutman
    2 lawyer answers

    In addition to the response that you've already received, you may be in a situation where the collection agency is not yet a party to your lawsuit. If that is the case, you may be able to serve a subpoena on the collection agency to obtain their complete files regarding any accounts that you have outstanding. The rules regarding subpoenas are often technical, even for attorneys. A collection agency may require you to follow them strictly, which could involve sending the subpoena certified...