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  • What happens in the Discovery phase of a lawsuit? Will I be notified by the court?

    I am being sued in civil court (Apache Junction Justice Court) by the HOA. I filed an answer and now I received a stack of Discovery papers from the HOA's atty. I have not received any instructions or timeline as to what my next step is supposed ...

    Steven’s Answer

    The time for answering the discovery requests can be found in the Justice Court procedural rules. If you don't respond, the Court may default you.

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  • How is she responsible if she didn't sign and shouldn't the amount revert to the original since they didn't take her off?

    I am currently in a contract dispute. My girlfriend and I at the time had flooring put into a rental house that I had intentions to buy. Things fell through and was unable to continue renting or even to buy the home. I was the only one on the leas...

    Steven’s Answer

    If she did not sign, her only conceivable liability would be to you.

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  • Do I have legal means to pursue a refund here, before I go to small claims court?

    I paid a $500 holding deposit on an apartment isn't even move-in ready until March 1st, 2016. I was not told verbally that the $500 was non-refundable, but that it was in the application verbiage, which I am waiting on copies of. I now no long...

    Steven’s Answer

    If you can establish that the property was not available for occupation on the first day of the term, they have breached the lease and Landlord-Tenant Act, and you should be entitled to your deposit back.

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  • If they refuse to pay the expenses (as they have) do I have any grounds to pursue the collection of expenses?

    I am a distributor of professional beauty care products. My clients are salons and stylists. I distributed a line of product exclusively in a state territory. The manufacturer gave me 30 days notice that they were putting on a new distributor and...

    Steven’s Answer

    A lawyer would need to get more information from you. But the contract is likely to be determinative.

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  • Can defendant get a default judgment if plaintiff doesn't respond to defendants counterclaims in answer filed ?

    Defendant served with complaint and filed answer containing counterclaims. There has been no response to answer by the plaintiff filed. So doesn't that mean that it is now admitted because it wasn't denied? I mailed copy of answer to plaintiff whe...

    Steven’s Answer

    Yes, you can get a default on a counterclaim. But there is a default procedure you must follow.

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  • Is that enough to end the lease and give move out date due to breach of contract and law?

    I lease a house in Phoenix, Az. I signed a one year lease lasting from July to July through a property management group. January 7 my homeowner died, and the next day according to court January 8th someone filed intent to foreclose the house. I do...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are some questions to be answered here, but barring some strange provision in your lease, on one can do anything to until the sale, and it cannot occur until 90 days after the notice.

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  • Do we have any course of action we can take against the wholesale co

    We bought 40 pallets of general merchandise from a wholesaler, received 35 pallets and a box. Most of the merchandise is unsaleable. We signed a contract 'as is' when does this turn from negligent to gross negligence and fraudulent representatio...

    Steven’s Answer

    Contact a lawyer who specializes in the Uniform Commercial Code. As is does not always mean as is.

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  • What should I do next

    i had just ask a question about me working under contract as a mail transfer agent and they have not paid me. I have the contract I signed with them the job offer from HR department all emails between her and I. I found the job from indeed jobs ....

    Steven’s Answer

    Mr Allen's answer to your last post was the correct one.

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  • Can they collect that $100?

    My 12 month lease ended September 2015. I pay my rent online my amount due is always the same. I paid it January 1, 2016 and had a zero balance. January 27, 2016 I get a notice on my door asking for $100 for the month of January due to the fact I'...

    Steven’s Answer

    Mr Allen is correct about the $100. Have you taken steps to protect your rights re inspection and your security deposit?

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  • Do i have to show up and cooperate or participate with this subpoena. How do i avoid missing half a days wages for missing work?

    Nearly 4 years ago i was involved in a multi-car rear end collision. I was the lead car and not faulted no injuries occurred to anyone.Yesterday i received a subpoena to testify about this matter because one of the insurance companies involved is ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Do not ignore a subpoena. Call the issuer to see if he/she can convenience you.

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