Unless you have signed a separate contract with the company, their Terms of Service most likely would apply. See the link here: http://www.mainstreethub.com/terms-of-service/ The terms specifically deal with termination of subscription services.
Just beacuse you had an oral agreeemnt, does not minimize the fact an enforceable contract may have existed. Based on the limited information you provided, your recourse most likely is to allege breach of contract and unjust enrichment, filing the action in District Court. You will also need to consider that even assuming you can be successful in your claim, what would happen next? For example, would it just push your son in law into bankruptcy where the debt may be discharagable. If not,...
To answer your follow-up question, a strongly-worded cease and desist letter from an attorney may have your desired effect. Even if the person who posted the content ignores the cease and desist letter, you may some traction with the domain name registrar or website hosting company.
Since it appears you are in Hennepin County, the Housing Court hearings are generally held seperately from Conciliation Court hearings. You should have probably received separate notices about both hearings. You may wish to try to obtain a transcript of the Housing Court hearing and then move to vacate the conciliation court judgment assuming the transript confirms no amounts were due to the Landlord. Hennepin County also offers a free walk-in consultation with a landlord/tenant attorney....
You could attempt to file a lien, but based on the limited information you provided, you most likely would be exposing yourself to liability because the lien would be invalid. Even if you cannot file a lien on the home, you could go to court and seek a judgment against her for the value of the improvement you provided.
Assuming you do not have a lease, and have not been paying rent, the Landlord could petition the Court to evict you if you do not move voluntarily. You may have some defense to the eviction if you are paying monthly rent and the landlord failed to give you one month's notice to vacate before evicting you. Also, if the Landlord has 12 or more unit, the LL may be criminally penalized for failing to have a written lease with you.
Barring any specific statute on this issue, your contract with the company would govern your legal rights in this situation. You should go back and look at the terms of the contract you had when you purchased the tickets, what provisions are provided for refunds and what the company promised to do in exchange for the money you paid it. With respect to what your recourse may have, you will also want to pay close attention to whether your contract requiries you to arbitrate any dispute.
One other risk not mentioned by other attorneys who have answered is that there is a chance the bank could pursue an eviction to reestablish their ownership of the property. There is a small risk that the tenant could be named as a defendant to the action, which is part of a public record that could show up on future background checks, making it more difficult to rent in the future.
Your remedy most likely is contractual. If you have a contract with the company, look to the terms of your contract. If you don't have a contract with the shipping company, you should seek to obtain one. As part of the contract, you can then negotiate whatever remedies you deem appropriate subject to the shipping company's approval. Note: the greater liability you seek to place on the shipping company most likely means that your cost of shipping will go up.
I suggest that you contact Legal Aid and/or Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services immediately. As you most likely already aware, you most likely only have 7-14 days before your hearing. If you are in Henenpin County, you can go to the third floor of the government center for assistance. There are landlord-tenant attorneys who are specialized to assist people in your situation.
Ultimately, if the landlord has followed the terms of your lease and you have defaulted on payment, there is...