You may have a claim, but against the credit agencies and not the state. The state has the right to seek enforcement of the tax lien as long as it is outstanding. The issue appears to be the misreporting by one (or all three) of the credit bureaus.
You must go to each of the bureaus (Experian, Equifax and Trans Union) and protest this issue appearing on your credit. However, you should first confirm it is there by having your credit report run. You can do this free by going to www....
There are a few open questions in this situation. Was your brother placed in this position with a will or a trust? If this is a will, has the will been filed with the probate court?
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It is difficult to tell from your description what events caused your employer to discharge you. As a general rule, Missouri is an employment at will state, which means that you may be terminated for any reason (or no reason at all) as long as that reason does not violate a written agreement, is discriminatory or is against public policy.
You should contact an attorney so that you can explain your situation in greater detail to see if you have a claim to pursue.
The difficult question in these matters is the cost of retaining an attorney versus the size of the debt. Many attorneys will require a significant deposit to enter their appearance in a matter like this because of the likelihood that he or she will only be able to collect the amount of the deposit. Unless the debt claimed exceeds five thousand dollars, it may not be worth retaining an attorney and attempting to negotiate with the creditor's attorney.
It sounds like there are several moving parts to your inquiry. First, it is not clear if you have actually been sued or if your dentist is threatening suit. Second, if you were sued for defamation, and your statements were that your dentist's were too expensive, then this is a matter of opinion and not actionable defamation. However, you may still be sued for tortious interference with a business, and those claims can get stickier.
What also concerns me is the unnecessary publicizing of...
I have to agree with my contemporaries in part on this matter. If there was no illegal motive in terminating you, then just terminating an employee for a false reason does not give you a basis to sue for wrongful termination.
In Missouri, there are three ways that a termination can result in liability -- (1) the termination violates the terms of a written agreement; (2) discrimination due to membership in a protected class (race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age over 40 and/or...
Much of an answer to your question depends on the lease language. If the lease (which I will assume for these limited purposes does contain this provision) contains language stating that it will be terminated if you give sufficient notice and pay a penalty, then you should be released from any obligation. If, however, you talked to your landlord, made a verbal agreement, then acted on that agreement without getting anything in writing, you may have a serious problem.
The key in this...
As to unemployment benefits: generally, resigning from a job will bar you from receiving unemployment benefits. That said, Missouri does acknowledge the doctrine of constructive termination (i.e., working conditions are made so intolerable you have no choice but to quit), but you must prove that the conditions were so intolerable you did not have a choice. You also have to give your employer a chance to fix the situation.
As to any claim for wrongful discharge: again, if you quit, you...
I cannot give you any opinions concerning your criminal case because you are represented by a lawyer. However, I would advise you to look into expungement, if you are convicted, after you turn twenty-one. Ask your lawyer about expungement if you have any questions.
There has been a change in the law, but your case does not appear to have been affected.
On July 12, 2012, Missouri signed into law a new route to expunging a criminal conviction. Under this new law, if you were convicted of the following misdemeanor crimes for which all incarceration or probation was completed more than ten years ago:
Passing a bad check;
Fraudulently stopping payment on a check;
Fraudulent use of a credit or debit card;