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  • My daughter was a new employer at Walmart. she did not know she was doing price match wrong and got fired . what can we do?

    Walmart manager did not pull her a side to tell her she was doing it wrong before she was fired.

    Steven’s Answer

    It is OK for an employer to be a jerk in Arizona. Absent discrimination or a whistleblower situation (which are not present apparently here), there is nothing left, except possibly that Walmart violated its own disciplinary rules. You might take Walmart's policy and procedure manual to a lawyer to see if they did. Make sure she got all the compensation she had earned at the time of the termination. If she didn't, there may be a claim.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for small claims court?

    So my ex roommates dad is trying to,press 7 grand on me and my girlfriend for property damage that we never caused. Now we are going to small claims court should I get a lawyer for this?

    Steven’s Answer

    Yes, get a lawyer. 7K takes you out of small claims and into justice court. If you prevail, you will be eligible for reimbursement of your attorney's fees. You don't really give enough information to evaluate your claims and defenses. Get a legal consultation.

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  • Are we still liable for damages as renters (no renters insurance at the time) if we paid the landlord's insurance deductible?

    We signed a 2 year lease on a rental in South Phoenix in Oct. 2013. In Feb. 2015 part of the home caught fire and it was our fault. As an on time tenant for rent, we have had a good relationship with our landlord, and paid the homeowner's insura...

    Steven’s Answer

    Without hearing more and seeing the paperwork, it strikes me that the landlord cannot shift the burden from her insurer to you.

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  • My landlord won't properly fix black mold, leaks and electricity

    My landlord was made aware 3 months ago that I literally had "mushrooms" coming from my bathroom fan. It finally fell, due to dampness and my the upstairs toilet is leaking in my walls. The ceiling and bathroom wall are full of black mold. I went ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Talk to the city. There are legal remedies as well, but it sounds like you do not have the money to pursue them.

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  • When a filing a motion to modify no contact order . What kinds of things am I writing on the. Motion?

    I am unsure on what information should be put on this motion.

    Steven’s Answer

    It is clear from your question that you are not equipped to answer this motion. Get to an experienced litigator.

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  • I received a Rule 26.1 from the Plaintiff. Should this be answered by me the Defendant?

    Lawsuit on a credit card debt, in which I am the Defendent

    Steven’s Answer

    You are not answering defendant's. You are drafting your own. The rule will tell you what the disclosure needs to include. Depending on the judge, the failure to disclose can eventually prove very heavy.

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  • CA-based landlord seeking damages 2 years after foreclosure. What should my parents do?

    My parents rented a house through a rental agency two years ago. Turns out the CA-based landlord stopped paying the mortgage about 6 mos before they moved in; they learned about the pending foreclosure via a letter from the bank. The former landlo...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are many issues here. Get to an attorney.

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  • Can the seller change the terms of our purchase agreement by demanding rent in the meantime while waiting for my loan approval?

    My sister-in-law is selling us a house. We had moved in over 2 months ago, w/ the intention of seeking a mortgage and closing the deal-(there was no time limit discussed)- she was well aware of some credit issues that would cause some delays. She...

    Steven’s Answer

    It will all depend on the language of the purchase agreement. Take it to an attorney.

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  • I have a manager that backed out of his contract last minute after I booked housing for him and his reps. They all signed housin

    What kind of lawsuit would I file to get money for lost wages as well as loosing our deposit on housing that is over $15,000

    Steven’s Answer

    Get to an attorney. Your narrative is too incomplete for a good legal answer.

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  • Am I required to pay for the repair?

    I run a small repair shop in Phoenix. A customer returned stating that another shop diagnosed his engine failure as being as result of my work. I have neither seen documentation on vehicle nor the vehicle itself. In an effort to satisfy cust. I of...

    Steven’s Answer

    There must be some proof that you messed up the job. And even then, you are not required to pay for the other repair shop's work. You need to see a lawyer, though, and give him or her more detail.

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