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Lee Richard Anderson

Kansas City Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. Is it possible to sue an ex-fiance for credit card debt?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. Matthew Scott Berkus
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Anthony J. Pietrafesa
    5. Blake Owen Brewer
    5 lawyer answers

    In Missouri, you can file a civil suit for "conversion" (a legalistic word for "stealing") related to the post-relationship activation of the one card. For the cards he was authorized to use during your relationship, you can sue for "quantum meruit" or "unjust enrichment" for the value of goods or services your ex obtained. Unless it is many thousands of dollars, the most cost-efficient course for filing suit may be in small claims court. But as another poster advised, collecting any judgment...

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  2. Can a Missouri Car Dealer be held liable for selling an unsafe vehicle even it if it was sold "As-Is"?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    2 lawyer answers

    Selling a car "as is" does not defeat the implied warranty of merchantability, and does not protect the dealer from its obligation to (1) not say untrue things about the vehicle and (2) disclose any material facts that the purchaser would want to know. Selling dangerous vehicles is a serious thing, and it's good you discovered the problem before anyone got injured. In addition to potential consumer protection claims, you may also have a claim for negligent work on the vehicle. A good...

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  3. Can I start a class action law suit against a hospital group for intentional up-coding?

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. Martha Bronson
    3. Jeffrey G. Casurella
    3 lawyer answers

    Missouri law prohibits a wide variety of misconduct toward consumers. If you are being overcharged as a result of misrepresentations about the nature of the services being provided to you, Missouri law may offer you protection. Whether it may be a class action depends largely on the degree of similarity among persons affected, but your claim does not need to be a class action to be a viable case. A Missouri fraud or consumer protection attorney could evaluate whether it makes sense for you...

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  4. What steps can be taken when unpaid online loans haven't been paid back?

    Answered 17 days ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. Kim Christian DSouza
    2 lawyer answers

    Only the police can arrest you, and the debt collector has no power over the police. Threatening arrest for failure to pay a debt is generally a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, depending on whether the collector is covered by the Act. In Missouri, you can probably file a lawsuit under the Merchandising Practices Act, which prohibits false, deceptive, and unfair conduct toward consumers. You should contact some consumer protection lawyers in Missouri to ask about...

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  5. If car fax.com does not give you the correct information do you have any recourse

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    You might have a claim against the car dealer. The car dealer cannot simply hand you a clean carfax and not disclose what it knows about the car. The title history should reveal that the car had previously been totaled. If the dealer had any reason to know that (and they usually know chapter and verse about the vehicle history), then you may have a claim against the dealer for fraud or negligent misrepresentation. Be aware that there is a statute of limitations for any claim, and your claim...

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  6. Can I take used dealership to court?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. Hovanes Margarian
    2 lawyer answers

    More detail would be needed to address your legal question. But regarding the problem with the car, sometimes the keys electronic component that is part of the security system can wear out. An automobile locksmith can sometimes replace the key to fix the problem. Good luck getting it fixed.

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  7. I am going to get fired because I cant "maintain 95% avg" I believe it to be unfair and unrealistic.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jordan Bergus
    2. Lee Richard Anderson
    3. John Arthur Daniels
    3 lawyer answers

    It is unfortunately common for employers to attempt to mask their discriminatory practices by setting unattainable goals, then using the supposed "failure" to justify firing the worker. You should contact a Missouri employment lawyer to discuss the details of your situation.

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  8. Look below in details:

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like either (1) the finance company should be bound by the decision by the original seller, allowing you to return the product, or (2) the original seller is liable for wrongfully telling you to return the product, if that seller did not have legal authority to cancel the deal. It may depend on the status of the deal between the finance company and the original seller. You should consult a consumer protection lawyer, who may agree to represent you on a contingent fee basis.

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  9. My employer adjusts my time cards falsely to avoid paying overtime rates. Is that legal under Missouri and Federal Law?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. Talmage Edward Newton IV
    3. Rick E Woods
    3 lawyer answers

    That's not legal. Federal law requires an employer to pay for all time worked, and Missouri law has very similar requirements. Your time clock entries may be adjusted if they do not reflect time you were working. That is, the law doesn't require that you be paid for all time on the clock; the law requires you be paid for all time worked, which includes all time your employer requires you to be at work (even if the employer just has you wait around for a while). But adjusting the time clock...

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  10. Is it worth seeking compensation?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Lee Richard Anderson
    2. V. Jonas Urba
    2 lawyer answers

    A promise is legally enforceable, and expenses that you incur based on a promise are legally recoverable. But it's not clear whether the promises were in writing (which would make the claim easier to prove) or how long the employment was promised to last. You should talk to one or more St. Louis employment lawyers who represent workers (not lawyers who represent employers) to assess your claim. But if your job skills are worth more than the company is paying you, your best strategy may be to...

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