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  • Foreign Debt Collection from a US Debt Collector

    So a phone company from when I was stationed in Germany in 2011 is trying to say that I owe them over 3,000 for a phone service that I used to have while stationed there and they did not shut it off when notified. Now since it has been some years ...

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    You should visit with a consumer rights attorney. The organization probably has four years from your last payment, but it also has to take proper steps to collect from you.

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  • I need a lawyer who specializing in beauty patent

    Hello. I'm looking for a patent lawyer who specializing in beauty industry . Thanks

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    Your question does not give us enough information. Is this a cosmetic powder, a hair dryer, a chemical skin treatment, etc? These are all different types of patents.

    The good part of patent law is that you can do business with any patent agent, anywhere in the country. So call us until you find one with whom you are comfortable, and you can price shop as well.

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  • Slander per se damages.

    I have read and researched a lot but am still confused. With per se one does not have to prove damages, damages are implied by the statements. So how does a jury determine damages. For example, if I called my professor a uneducated idiot and he pr...

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    They just toss the damage out there, and hope to use it for negotiation purposes. Some judges will allow attorney fees to be part of the damages, necessary for rehabilitation of a reputation. But as you note, defending a million-dollar slander claim is not trivial. Many people file suits and hope for a jury that will award them big dollars from a deep-pocket defendant based on nothing but a lottery-of-life mentality.

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  • Tax Appraisal District over-charging me on home and land for years!

    House built in 1970--Tax office had 1940 square foot house--Its only 1120---I found out this month--I protested and they dropped the value $20,000 dollars---The taxes will be lower now BUT they say they cant do anything about all these years of be...

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    If the suggested actions are too complex, there are many people who might do this for you for a cut of the reimbursement. But it might be too small a rebate to pay for the help.

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  • Received a tax assessment from North Carolina for 2010 income taxes (NCDOR). What should I do with it?

    I assume this was triggered by an IRS audit some years back. When I moved back to Texas in 2012, I hired a CPA who said I probably should amend my 2010 Federal Tax Return. What was in question was whether I could write off my home office. While...

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    Life is short. If you can pay the $1700 and get on with your life, based on a real debt of $1000 that has ballooned, count it as a minor issue and move on.

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  • Is It Legal for Car Rental Company Rent Car to Foreigner Without Valid License and insurance in Texas?

    I traveled to Texas and go to a car rental. The staffs there checked my passport, Chinese driving license, told me I can drive in Texas and rent me the car. On 3.17.2015 another car crushed with me, local policemen checked my license, identified m...

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    I suspect that the car rental people did not realize that your license was invalid. However, they didn't force you to rent the car.

    There is no loop hole for everyone who doesn't have a valid license to rent a car. If you read the rental agreement, I suspect it requires you to have a valid license and insurance. That's on you. Sorry!

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  • Uim carrier offers 5k when my medical bills are 53k Texas

    The underlying claim settled for policy limits with consent and medpay waiver. I sent my demand package for policy limits 250k, they change adjusters and 29 days later call me with a 5k offer, i need a 3 level ACDF and have tried epidural cervical...

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    You need to get an attorney. There are no magic words any of us can give you to resolve this dispute in the 4000 character-limited answer based on what you have told us. Sorry.

    Is there some reason why you "had to release" your prior attorney? This will be a red flag to a lot of other attorneys.

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  • Why do mobile game companies like Come2us not get involved in hacks?

    They claim that the only way for someone to hack is if you gave them your log in information. As far as I understand, you have to give people your username in order for them to find and add you. Even if you could give them email and not username t...

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    Change your password to something not obvious, consider it a lesson learned, and move on.

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  • If a tree falls into a neighbors house and part of the roots are in my property but the tree is in his, who is liable?

    60% of the roots are on my side of the fence but he has 40% of the roots and all the tree is in his yard

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    I agree that you give it to your home insurance. How do you know where the roots are? Probably irrelevant, however. What matters is that the tree is in his yard, most likely. If the tree didn't fall on your own house, I don't know why you are involved. Not your tree, not your damage.

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  • Is it law to file zero tax returns even audited.

    I asked this question but i am razor cutting the issue here.It seems i was audited i don't really even know what the hell happened but i opened a permit months ago on a apparel business that NEVER HAPPENED and is at ZERO income.The state probably ...

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    Sounds like you have been tagged for franchise fees based on a total guess from the State of Texas. Fill out the forms, and pay the fee.

    Now you know why business owners complain about how hard it is to open and operate a business. And this is Texas, where it's easy in comparison to many other states.

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