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Brenda K. Sunby

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  • Can my buddy withdraw his divorce petition in Cook county & re-file in Kane County if both he & his wife now live in Kane County

    He has been trying to get a divorce for 2 1/2 years and his wife's attorney keeps dragging it out. His attorney wants to take it to trial but the judge continues to entertain the petitions that her attorney files & asking them to come back to see ...

    Brenda’s Answer

    Your buddy should be asking these questions to his Illinois attorney. His lawyer, who is getting paid to represent him, is in the best position to advise him as to what is best for his case. That lawyer also can tell him what can and cannot be done with respect to the proper venue of his case based upon Illinois law.

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  • Shall i apply new H1B <2014 Quota> when my PERM Under Process ?

    I came to in USA during July 2005 -june 2011 , I am with my L1B Visa from July 2005 to Oct 2009. and my L1 converted to h1 and i worked with my H1B from 2009-June 2011< Overall i spent 5 years 11 months in USA> i Spent 1 year 4 months i...

    Brenda’s Answer

    Do you have an immigration attorney assisting you? If so, contact him/her as that attorney knows your situation best and can advise you as to how to proceed. If you do not have an immigration attorney, now may be the time to find someone.

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  • Writing a letter as a copywrited fictional character

    I'm trying to make some extra cash on fiverr.com and had the idea to write letters to kids from their favorite characters; superheroes, movie and cartoon characters, etc. Does this infringe on copy writing laws? Am I safe to do this?

    Brenda’s Answer

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/oliverherzfeld/2012/11/08/protecting-fictional-characters-could-you-legally-write-a-new-harry-potter-novel/

    I found the above article which I think may offer some guidance. You probably will want to check with an Intellectual Property lawyer.

    Good luck!

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  • Back on January 9th 2014, I had a water pipe freeze in my upstairs bathroom of my 2 story apartment in which I reside. I shut-of

    Back on January 9th 2014, I had a water pipe freeze in my upstairs bathroom of my 2 story apartment in which I reside. I shut-off the water and called the landlord, filed claim with renters insurance. Landlord stated bill was $300, sent me bill fr...

    Brenda’s Answer

    I don't know the answer to your question offhand but thought that this link may be helpful:
    http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/

    There are many well qualified Landlord Tenant attorneys in Milwaukee. I would suggest that you contact one to see what your recourse is.

    Good luck!

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  • What legal action can I take to stop the residents living in my basement from smoking?

    The house I live in is provided by my job so my landlord is my boss. He doesn't have the backbone to ask the residents living in my basement to stop smoking. Everything of mine stinks. He's now made it my responsibility to get rid of the smell and...

    Brenda’s Answer

    I don't know the answer to your question offhand but thought that this link may be helpful:
    http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/

    If moving out is not an option- your best bet may be to try to negotiate with your roommates to see if you could get them to agree to only smoke in a certain area of the house, or when you are not home.

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  • I need to know if CK Marketing is a legal online payday lender in WI. Also they are using a collection company ARM.

    Arm want me to set up payment arrangement for more than original loan I dont want this to go to court. I asked fir validation letter today but was told they sent on three weeks ago and can't sent it out because it would reopen the case. Only choi...

    Brenda’s Answer

    There is not enough information in your post for a lawyer to answer your question.

    Your best bet would be to call a local attorney, explain the situation in detail and get sound legal advice on what your options are.

    Best wishes!

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  • Leasing office is charging too much fine ( $4,500) when I break the lease

    Hello, I've lived in Vinings apartment, Smyrna, GA in last year. After 10 days I moved in to the apartment, I realized there is too much roach problems. I reported the issue several times to the maintenance, and no action taken. In the mid yea...

    Brenda’s Answer

    You will want to talk to a Landlord Tenant attorney in Georgia as that is where the claim must be resolved. That lawyer is going to want to see a copy of your rental agreement which will likely dictate how the issue will be resolved. If a property condition report was completed, the lawyer will want to see that. S/he will also want a copy of all of the complaints that you made to management (if they were in writing).

    This will not go away on its own so I think that you will be best served by contacting a Georgia licensed lawyer right away.

    Good luck!

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  • How do I know if my landlord is harassing me?

    My landlord has know about water damage caused by a leaking roof for over 6 months. She has come up to the unit on multiple occasions and assessed the damage. She had someone paint over it, nothing else was done. There is noticeable mold. Toda...

    Brenda’s Answer

    There are specific rules which must be followed by landlords. Depending upon the actions that are taken by your landlord you may be entitled to get out of your lease.

    Given the situation, it sounds like you would be best served by talking to an attorney who specializes in Landlord Tenant issues so that you can develop a plan as to how to best deal with your situation.

    Good luck!

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  • Motorcycle was repo-ed without a notice and was in underground locked parking garage...is that legal?

    my motorcycle is parked in an apartment underground garage with access only with an opener. They must have some how got down there when i wasnt home and took the bike. I thought it was stolen at first but i called the police to report it and they ...

    Brenda’s Answer

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/repossession-and-your-rights-under-the-self-help-rule-in-wisconsin

    Attached is an excellent article posted by a Milwaukee attorney regarding repossessions and what your rights are. You may want to contact that lawyer directly for further help.

    Good luck!

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  • My ex wife has taken me to court for contempt for unpaid medicals ie: uninsured expenses and i can prove some were covered

    un beknownst to me judicare appointed a former co worker of hers to defend me and i lost miserably when i asked why the points were not argued or even presented i got nothing but attitude so i googled her and made the connection .i would like to ...

    Brenda’s Answer

    Because you had a Judicare attorney, I assume you are not able to afford one. If you can, you should check with a family law attorney in your area to see if anything was done improperly at your hearing. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you could always call the Judicare office and ask to speak with a supervisor, express your concern, and see if there is something that can be done.

    Best wishes.

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