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    I purchased a HYLA machine last year and decided to cancel it and send it back. The company and employee that sold it to me came and picked up the machine and gave me a form to sign stating that it was returned. I received a bill yesterday for ove...

    Lee’s Answer

    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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  • I had brakes installed they failed 3 wks later.

    after brakes failed had them inspected and the brakes i had purchased where not installed. the old shoes and hardwear was still on the car.called the repair shop and the owner said he installed all the new parts , brake shoes and hardwear, springs...

    Lee’s Answer

    The facts you describe would probably support a lawsuit for fraud and for violation of Missouri's Merchandising Practices Act. You may sue in small claims court, but you may also be able to hire a consumer protection lawyer who would handle the case on a contingency basis. Be sure to keep all the parts and all the documents, as they would be evidence in your trial.

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  • Where do I start first?

    My boss, the owner of the company I work for and long time family friend, has been sexually harassing me since I started working for me. I can't stand it anymore. I have evidence on audio and video of the things he has said to me. It's getting w...

    Lee’s Answer

    You should start by contacting a lawyer whose practice is focused on employment harassment claims. There are many procedural requirements and deadlines that need to be followed to protect your rights, and a lawyer experienced in sexual harassment claims can guide you through the process. Be sure you contact lawyers who work for employees, NOT for the companies.

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

    I had two online loans I taken out, and fell behind due to me being fired.....I made pmt. arrangements with them, but stop paying....Got a emergency call on cell phone stating i am going to be arrested and prosecuted in 3 hours if I didn't call to...

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    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 protecting your rights.

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

    I changed doctors within the last year give or take. I have been sent to several in network specialist within this same medical group. In each case I have received multiple large bills that are way over the $40 co-pay that I believe I am responsib...

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    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 to file a lawsuit, and you may be able to hire an attorney on a "contingent fee" basis so you do not need to pay hourly rates out of pocket.

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

    we bought a car after getting a car fax showing that it was not in a wreck 2 to 3 years later we found that it had been totaled by an insurance company now we can,t sell it

    Lee’s 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 may be barred if not brought soon enough.

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  • How do I get money owed to me from a employer if I was paid as a independent contractor?

    I was hired by a company to do security overseas and was only paid half the money owed to me. I am owed $19,740.00 but I am turned away from every employment lawyer either because I was not an employee or because the company is based out of Virgi...

    Lee’s Answer

    Whether you were truly an employee or independent contractor depends on the details of the circumstances. If the employer controlled the work schedule and a variety of other factors, you may have been an "employee" despite what the company called you. If you executed the contract in Missouri, you may be able to sue in Missouri.

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  • I worked for a company for more than ayear as a contractor through a staffing agency to keep the job they made me become an IC

    By ic I mean an independent contractor and set up an business. Nothing else changed I was still required to come to the office except when they said I could work from home, I still had a supervisor I had to report to and call if I was going to be...

    Lee’s Answer

    The facts you describe suggest you were really an employee, and that you were misclassified as an independent contractor. It's a violation that's common among many employers. If you apply for unemployment payments, be sure you explain in full to the unemployment office, in writing, all the facts about how the employer controlled your schedule, and that you had no freedom to hire someone else to do the work for you--you had to do it yourself.

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  • What to do when a bank has a warrant out for you, because of identity theft? A women stole my Id and opened up a bank account.

    I just recently found out that a women opened up a bank account using my social and name. Now the bank has a warrant out for my arrest because of her. I have tried to explain to them that I am not this women, but they are now accusing me of using...

    Lee’s Answer

    Michael is right--the bank cannot issue a warrant for your arrest. It sounds like maybe the bank is refusing to stop pursuing you for money. But if someone stole your identity to get money, you are not responsible for paying that money back. You should contact a consumer fraud lawyer to discuss your options.

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  • Can I force my ex employer to give me a copy of a no compete contract that they say I signed

    ex employer says I signed a No Compete they will not give me a copy to prove it. what can I do legally.

    Lee’s Answer

    It's very suspicious that the employer won't provide a copy of the alleged non-compete agreement. You can get it through a declaratory judgment action. You should consult an employment lawyer who represents workers. There may be other ways, less involved than a lawsuit, to get the contract, or it may make sense to send a letter telling your employer to cough up the agreement or it will be deemed rescinded/waived. It sounds like they're threatening you without a basis, but if there really is an agreement (and if it is enforceable, which depends on a lot of factors), it can affect your ability to work elsewhere.

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