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  • Which practice area would be used when seeking action against an institution and the misconduct of one of their employees?

    I am unsure which area of law would come into play. I am not employed by the institution, but have made them aware of their employee's misconduct and emotional abuse against me. After conducting a less than thorough review, no action has been ta...

    Amanda’s Answer

    This could be a civil rights violation, personal injury, or even a general practice civil suit. It sounds like you should speak to an attorney that you can trust with the details of your case. Best of luck.

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  • Is it legal for landlords to advertise 24 hour surveillance on their properties if there is in fact no working cameras?

    I spoke with my landlord after some vandalized my car. He said and I quote "the cameras are more for scare then anything else." "They don't actually work!"

    Amanda’s Answer

    The landlord has the signs for your protection and the protection of your property. I do not believe that you have a claim against him because a third party criminally damaged your property unless you were paying rent for working cameras. In other words, the cameras were promised to you or guaranteed to be working in your written lease.

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  • Should I take an offer for "cash for keys" of $1200 to move within 3 weeks after foreclosure sale

    After both of us losing our jobs due to downsizing, we lost our house to foreclosure in Racine, WI. A realtor came to our house and offered us money to leave within 3 weeks. If we don't sign the paperwork, they will start the eviction process. ...

    Amanda’s Answer

    You have the ability to negotiate with the realtor. Tell him or her that you will leave within three weeks for the sum of $1200.00, but you will not be leaving your appliances. If he or she agrees, then you can either take the appliances or sell them on Craig's List for additional cash. If you need more time, then tell the realtor that you can be out in four weeks. Do not push too hard though because they can likely physically evict you and your personal property in that much time.

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  • I purchased a vacation package from Wyndham vacation resorts in the Wis dells on may 16 Saturday.i would like to know if i have

    the right to cancel under the three days to rescind statue

    Amanda’s Answer

    You may have a three day right to cancellation. Give them notice in writing that you want to terminate the contract and attach it with your signature to a copy of the contract. Keep a full copy of both and send it overnight mail with a return receipt so that you have evidence that is delivered by the end of the day tomorrow. Complete this immediately and also seek the counsel of a Wisconsin attorney that can review the actual contract with asap. Best of luck!

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  • How long does it typically take to terminate Conservatorship in Wisconsin if both conservator & conservatee agree to terminate?

    Wisconsin law only please. How long does it typically take to terminate a Conservatorship in Wisconsin if both conservator & conservatee agree to terminate?

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    If you both agree and it was a voluntary conservatorship, then it likely can be done within 30 days depending on the local court procedure and schedule. Call the Register in Probate of the Court that granted and oversees the conservatorship and ask if the Court will require a hearing on this issue and anything additional that might be required. Best of luck!

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  • As executor of my mothers estate, can I liquidate assets before the estate is settled in order to pay off her creditors?

    Thank you

    Amanda’s Answer

    With all respect, it really sounds like you need an attorney to assist you with the probate estate. There is a specific order in which creditors should be paid set forth in Wis. Stat. 859.25 as well as many other laws that it is your legal responsibility to follow during the administration of the estate.

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  • Should I be concerned or jus move out?

    My girl moved in this rooming house in Jan of this year. I'm the person who called the landlord for her and all. Just today I asked the landlord if I can talk to him for a brief second because my girl was a bit busy to ask if she can pay half her ...

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    The Landlord is acting legally. He should discuss the lease and rent payment directly with the tenant who is your girlfriend. If you were on the lease it would be different, but if you are not on the lease, then you have no legal standing.

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  • My landlord kept $300 of my security deposit for a fire that he later acknowledged was not my fault. Should I get a lawyer?

    My landlord kept a portion of my security deposit for a fire that he later acknowledged was not my fault. He's refusing to return the money on a different pretext now, one that he did not previously disclose. The amount is about $300. I'm a litiga...

    Amanda’s Answer

    If you are a litigation paralegal, you are likely capable of filing this small claims action on your own. If you want to hire an attorney, that is obviously your right. You are not likely to find an attorney to take the case on a contingency basis however. Good luck!

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  • Can I sue to recuperate lost rent from a past tenant?

    My tenant signed/renewed her lease for a year; however, she left unannounced after 4 months w/o paying prior & current rent. What are my options?

    Amanda’s Answer

    You should make reasonable efforts to re-rent the apartment to a new tenant by advertising in the usual places. Once you have filled the vacancy, you can then file a small claims action against the old tenant for the months that the apartment goes unrented. Hopefully, this will only be a month and then the small claims action might not be worth your time and effort.

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  • Going after maintenance guy for damaging my vehicle in a parking lot?

    He was cutting the lawn and ran along the parking lot cement to cut the edge of the grass. He scraped along the back bumper of my van and left scrape marks. Never said anything to me about it. I went and got an estimate anyway and how can I pursue...

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    They are arguably both liable. If the landscaper is an employee of the property company, then the property company is liable for his negligent acts committed while mowing. If the landscaper is an independent contractor, it is arguable that the property company is still liable because the landscaper is its agent while mowing. The landscaper would be liable as well. You should ask for both of their liability insurance information and let them know that you will be filing a small claims action if they do not make payment within 14 days (for example).

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