Carole Ann Lohr’s Answers

Carole Ann Lohr

Cleveland Wrongful Termination Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Taking legal action against roommate who is behind in rent

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carole Ann Lohr
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to file an eviction proceeding complaint in the municipal housing court. In Cleveland you can go directly to the housing court website which will give you some general forms for filing and initiating this procedure. The court may also answer some general questions for you about the eviction process, but you should know that they will not give you legal advice. Generally in Ohio you are required to give at least 3 days written notice prior to commencing an eviction proceeding when...

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  2. Summons on credit card debt.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David Adam Blansky
    2. Carole Ann Lohr
    2 lawyer answers

    Do not ignore the summons and make sure you file a response or "Answer" to the Complaint today. You should contact an attorney if you do not know how to file a response. After the response has been filed then you can discuss with the opposing attorney a possible settlement including how to work out a payment plan. If you do not file a response a judgment with the amount of the debt due and owing, plus interest and court costs may be taken against you.

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  3. What action can I take against collection agent that is suing me and the account is not on my credit report

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carole Ann Lohr
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to file an Answer to the Complaint or preferrably hire an attorney to represent you and file an Answer on your behalf. The amount stated in the Complaint may include interest and fees which have accumulated over time. It is also possilbe that the company suing you may not have been the original creditor. In Ohio you are protected to some extent because the creditor must comply with the Fair Debt Collections laws. You do have rights- so contact an attorney. If you do nothing, the...

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  4. Am I liable for payment?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carole Ann Lohr
    1 lawyer answer

    Possibly. The mere fact that the name of the company has changed may not insulate you from paying for services rendered. That being said however, it appears that you may have several defenses to the lawsuit including the one that you have set forth, that the debt owed is not owed to this entity. Discovery during a lawsuit would help to determine the relationship of the two entities and whether or not the purchase by the parent company included both the assets and liabilites of the former...

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  5. Domestic Violence

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carole Ann Lohr
    1 lawyer answer

    You should contact an attorney. It is not automatic that the domestic violence charge and the temporary protection order will be dropped just because you both now want to be together. An attorney will not be able to tell you how the court will decide your case. These are serious charges and ones that you should not take lightly. Contact an attorney as soon as possible and prior to your court date.

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  6. Retainer Fees

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carole Ann Lohr
    1 lawyer answer

    Generally it is true that after you pay a retainer fee the attorney will charge you on an hourly basis. However, from your statement it sounds as if you may have hired the attorney for several different matters (even though they seem related) which is why he or she has asked for additional retainer fees. You should talk to your attorney about the attorney client agreement and ask to review it with him or her so you have a clear understanding as to what the scope of the representation is under...

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  7. Juvenile Theft and Prohibition Charges

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carole Ann Lohr
    1 lawyer answer

    No, not true. You should contact a criminal attorney who can help you navigate the legal system if charges are brought by the prosecutor. Contact an attorney today.

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  8. Seeking Legal Counsel Regarding Car Accident

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Daniel Arthur Romaine
    2. Carole Ann Lohr
    2 lawyer answers

    You should contact an attorney if you have sustained personal injuries. You need to remember that your insurance company is a business whose goal is to make money on premiums and pay out in claims as little money as possible. Your interests are protected by your legal counsel. Your question regarding the property owner's liability is a good one which you can discuss with your attorney. Generally in Ohio for a property owner to be responsible for a tree that damages another's property you...

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  9. What recourse do I have against a default judgement issued against me & how long is this judgement valid?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carole Ann Lohr
    2. Ronald Anthony Sarno
    2 lawyer answers

    Contact an attorney to discuss filing a motion to vacate the judgment on your behalf under Ohio Civil Rule 60(b). You may have grounds to file such a motion particularly if you were not properly served or notified of the hearing. However generally a motion to vacate must be filed within 1 year of the date of default judgment. As you are finding the credit card company has several ways that it can seek to "execute" or collect on the judgment. If the judgment is not able to be vacated so...

  10. About a month ago my apartment was broken into. I want out of my lease because i don't feel safe. What can i do?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Roland Baran
    2. Carole Ann Lohr
    2 lawyer answers

    Possibly. You should contact an attorney to review the lease agreement with you to determine your obligations as well as the obligations of your landlord. Once you and your attorney are able to determine your obligations you can better sort through whether you can terminate the lease agreement and if so the best way to do so. Contact an attorney to discuss all of the facts.