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  • I received a letter from the offices of michael ira asen that stated i had to pay $300 within a month from the letter's date.

    I was scared i didnt want to be incarcerated for something so stupid i was caught shoplifting it was about $12 worth of grocerys. So i sent two money orders of $150 with the letter they sent me and on the money orders i put their name (michael ira...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    This is a scam. You probably are not in danger of going to jail for shoplifting. Don't send any more money and do not provide any of your banking information. Finally, beg them to sue you immediately because, if they do, you can sue them for the collection violations.

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  • My apt complex has reported me to a collection agency before contacting me. How can I get that removed from my credit report?

    I have been living at the same complex since Sept 2010 but I moved to a bigger apt in Oct 2013. Around Aug of 2014 I discovered the complex reported charges for damages, late payments to a collection agency from the previous apt and these charges ...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    To protect your claim under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you must dispute the debt with the credit bureaus preferably in writing. The bureaus must investigate and if the debt can't be substantiated, the entry must be removed. If it is not removed, you can sue the collector, the apartments, and the bureaus to get it removed and pay you damages and attorney fees.

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  • What is the likelihood that attorneys suing me on behalf of creditors from my univ, will drop the suit if I make payment plan?

    I am working on creating a promissary note and a payment plan with the attorneys office. which are suing me on behalf of the creditors that were hired by my university. we have talked about amount that I can pay monthly, and having no interest whi...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Is this a private student loan? If it is, you may have strong procedural defenses to this claim and should get an attorney experienced in debt defense. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.

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  • If a customer threatens violence against my staff and I can I resign and receive unemployment benifits?

    I work at a cash for title loan company and received a threat of violence recently from a disgruntled customer. Does that constitute a hostile work environment and qualify me to receive unemployment benifits? Please advise.

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    The concept of hostile work environment refers to hostility by your employer due to legally prohibited discrimination based on age, sex, race, et cetera. It does not have anything to do with hostile clients.

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  • Employees Rights and Retaliation

    I work in a convenience store, apparently my manager had an affair with one of our customers, this customer is a friend and always buying me a soda or snacks. He has send me a lot of texts that she (manager) text to. She has been giving me a sil...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Assuming you were working without a formal written contract, you don't have a claim. Texas is an employment at will state meaning employer or employee can end the work relationship at any time for any reason or no reason as long as there is no legally prohibited discrimination based on age, sex, race, et cetera. No law guarantees a pleasant working environment and you should be prepared to find another job.

    You may have a claim for wage and hour violations if you are not being paid for all the hours you work or overtime.

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  • Do I need to pay my relocation package given to me as part of my job relocation package?

    The company that I signed the contract with was purchased by another company. The original company no longer exists. Because the original company no longer exists is the contact no longer binding?

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    It depends on whether the purchasing company bought the pending contracts of the old company. You will have to contact the new company and ask.

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  • I was supposed to start on August 3rd and the client is delaying on boarding as they ran into issues, I am left with no pay/job

    I have gotten an offer from a company and was asked to start on August 3rd. So, I gave 2 weeks notice to previous position on July 15th and quit on July 31st. I have an offer letter containing the duration, payrate and company info but the start d...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Assuming you were working without a formal written contract, you don't have a claim. You could ask for payment for the time you did not work, but there is no law to make the employer pay it and it might strain the relationship unnecessarily.

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  • I'm in search of workplace harassment lawyer who can protect my interest at a company that promotes racial hostile workplace.

    I recently moved to the Dallas area and I'm employed with a company that promotes a very very racially hostile workplace. I reported my issues to HR, My Mgr, and the company's Cfo and to date those employees are still here and continue to harass m...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Has there been adverse action taken against you due to racial discrimination by management? No law guarantees a pleasant working environment. You need to discuss the details with an employment attorney.

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  • Are banks required to submit all fees/charges to their collection attorney when customer wished to settle?

    We were in bankruptcy until June 2014. Unable to complete; both retired for health reason. Able to pay off vehicle loan thru bankruptcy. Went to bank requesting title, told outstanding balance existed. Told their collection attorney would contact ...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    You don't give enough facts or context to make a useful answer possible. Gather every document related to the bankruptcy and the loan and take them to a an attorney. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.

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  • Can the cosigner of vehicle take away the vehicle even though I'm current on the payments?

    My name is on the title but there is a cosigner. I am current on the payments but because I'm moving to another state the cosigner is threatening to take the vehicle

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    You both have the right to possession of the vehicle because your name is on the title. You have the right to take possession by towing without his/her consent. Be aware that he/she can do the same to you. The Police will not get involved because this is a civil matter. Your problem will come when the title is issued after pay-off. If his/her name appears on the title, you won’t be able to sell the car without his/her permission. You can always make a deal to split some of the sale money to get him/her sign off.

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