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  • Can I Sue someone who has had my car at their shop for repairs for over two years?

    It's was an insurance claim due to an accident, but because I chose the shop it went to and I am no longer insured with them the insurance has not been any help. I paid the repairs in full and my car remains unfinished at the collision shop.

    Steven’s Answer

    If you paid in full, they are guilty of conversion. Also, there are some statutes in the ARS dealing specifically with repair shops and their obligations.

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  • Is it proper for a plaintiff to serve notice of complaint to a 13 year old child if the defendant parent is absent?

    HI The plaintiff has served notice of complaint to my 13 yo son who happened to have disability (autism), which is very well known to the plaintiff. Is this proper, what can I do about it? The plaintiff is a lawyer (legal fees debt). Elena

    Steven’s Answer

    I would bring a motion to dismiss. I would not allow my process server to serve a 13 yr old. If nothing else, it may raise some questions about the lawyer in the mind of the judge.

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  • Do I have a wrongful termination case?

    I was let go right before my 90th day of employment and told it was for lack of performance. I have emails on my work computer from the regional manager telling me how I'm the spark to the fire in the office and to keep it up and great things will...

    Steven’s Answer

    Mr. Allen is correct. The only suggestion I have is that you see an employment attorney about those "multiple reasons" to see if there is a basis for a claim.

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  • Citing cases in Arizona Maricopa Superior Civil Court

    Can you cite published appeal cases that originated from a different division of the superior court? So, an appeal published decision that originated in Family or Criminal Court can be cited in a Civil Court pleading?

    Steven’s Answer

    Yes, but the point you cite them for must apply in the civil context. This may require the analysis of a civil lawyer.

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  • Superior Court Arizona in the County of Maricopa.

    Can you quote in superior court pleadings published federal court opinions in cases that are being litigated in civil superior?

    Steven’s Answer

    Yes. The most valuable will be NInth Circuit cases that apply Arizona law.

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  • How many days do I have to respond to a Motion for Summary Judgement?

    I received from the lawyer of the person suing me a request for Summary Judgement. How many days do I have to respond? Also, I have to file this with the courts and mail a copy to the lawyer correct?

    Steven’s Answer

    30 calendar days plus 5 if it was mailed to you

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  • How much time do landlords have to fix AC in AZ?

    When my tenant texted me, I called for repair right away. A day later when I texted my tenant to see how it went, he told me the repair guy can't make it til the next day. Then the parts took another 2 days. So my tenant was w/o AC for 6 days. How...

    Steven’s Answer

    You're not really on the clock until they give you a five day written demand to fix it or they will terminate.

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  • Am I able to break my lease due to noisy neighbors?

    This has been an on going issue with my upstairs neighbors for over a year. The former apartment manager refused to do anything about it, and the new one will just put notices on their door which does nothing. We have spoke to the neighbors in p...

    Steven’s Answer

    Look at ARS 33-1324. If you can fit the neighbors' behavior in there, you can give a five day written notice to the landlord saying handle the problem or the lease is terminate.

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  • Is it worth to sue a property management company in Chandler Arizona?

    Under the nose of a property management company in Chandler, AZ the tenant allowed at least 8 illegal aliens in. After she was evicted there was a $2,600 judgment that will never be collected. When I drove there from Los Angeles I found inside the...

    Steven’s Answer

    You would start with a lawyer's review of your contract with the property management company. There might also be a negligence action. However, you may have a hard time finding a lawyer who would take a contingency for that amount of money. But no harm in asking.

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  • When is it too quick for a creditor to send a bill to collections?

    I received a statement in the mail about maintenance charges from an apartment I moved out of. I don't agree with the charges and so I called to ask about why it was so expensive, they never got back to me and the very next day collections called ...

    Steven’s Answer

    No, but without a judgment against you, they are limited as to what they can do.

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