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  • Can i file a lein against my girjfriends house for wok i did in order for her to sell house before i moved out . im a contract

    im a contractor with a llc

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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.

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  • I paid an online marketing company to market my business. I cancelled their service yet they still bill me. Who is in the wrong?

    They claim that their is a "90 day service charge in which a customer must be billed for 90-days, however I signed no legal documentation of this. They also claim they have it in their "terms of service" on there website, yet still I have no recor...

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Can my landlord evict me and kick me out same day we have no lease I live in anoka county mn

    this is all because his girlfriend and I don't get along they fight a lot she crazy and I pay all his utilities

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Can a landlord file a judgement on an amount a Judge already ruled on in trial? The trial ruling was in tenant favor.

    Eviction court trial ruled money was not owed to landlord. Escrow money was disbursed between tenant and landlord. 3 weeks after trial, tenant receives conciliation court papers for a judgement issued by landlord (on money claimed owed from previo...

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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 may wish to call Hennepin County Housing Court to confirm the hours of availability and then work with that attorney to assist you in filing the necessary paperwork to vacate the judgment.

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  • The son buys parents a two week cruise ship trip. It was to stop in Jamaica but a new clerk from cruise omitted wrong

    forms that are required. By the time the mistake was discover it was to late. The cruise liner apologized for mix up and The cruise was changed to a four nights stay instead of three because of mistake to virgin islands instead. At end of the cru...

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Im owed 78000.00 from my step son who has stopped paying on the verbal agreement, what do i do to get my money back?

    his payments have been spotty at best. he has paid about 1700 in two yearss

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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, would he have any collectible assets?

    You should consult an attorney who can walk through these and a host of other issues you would want to consider before strating a lawsuit.

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  • Webcam recording, and defamatory video

    Someone records a conversation without your consent, and also produces a video of it mocking you, and stating slander comments in written and verbal of you. In addition, the person posts the video online. What are my rights?

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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.

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  • A friend plans to rent townhome from owner who is walking away from mortage in minn.. Will he have any liabilities?

    The owner plans to collect rent from friend until foreclosure process is completed in 6 to 12 months. What if any liabilities will he have for association dues, utilities etc.? Can bank come after him for anything? He will just move out when fo...

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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.

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  • Our business sometimes has damaged to merchandise caused by our trucking company. Sometimes they pay claims, sometimes they don'

    Our business ships goods across the 48 states. We use an outside trucking/shipping company. When goods are damaged we submit a claim. Sometimes the trucking company pays, other times they don't. Do we have any legal remedy?

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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.

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  • I am beng evicted. What can I do to keep a roof over my head? Is there anyway a compromise can be done?

    For a year and a half my wages were being garnished and I wasn't bringing that much home every 2 weeks, which caused me to be late several times on my rent and everything else. I have tried several organizations and was told either people with chi...

    Jonathon’s Answer

    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 not much from a legal standpoint you can do unless you cure the default. Your other alternative is to try to work out a payment plan with the landlord so the landlord will dismiss the eviction.

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