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  • My spouse drugged and raped me fifteen years ago; can I still report it?

    While married to my now-ex, I was young and naive and didn't understand that what he did to me was wrong. I felt violated and humiliated, but I never told anyone about it. He spent ten years in prison, but is out now and trying to force overnight ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Try getting a protective order. If he violates it, the police will arrest him. Without one, they may not act.

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  • Can a landlord give me an eviction if my lease is expired?

    My landlord requires 60 day notice for intent to vacate. I put it in late and the 60 days goes past my lease date. My stairs leading up to my apartment are cracked and falling apart we have put in several requests to have it fixed. I've even calle...

    Steven’s Answer

    Send a five day written notice saying you will terminate lease if not fixed by then. See a lawyer to do it right.

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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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