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George G. Trachtman

George Trachtman’s Answers

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  • Need an attorney for a civil case

    Attorney resigned and case went to court for summary and judge ruled on the case was trying to find an attorney but with to short of notice could not find one for court

    George’s Answer

    Your question is not clear if summary judgment was granted. If Summary Judgment was granted, you have appeal rights but your are limited on time and need to find an attorney who will handle an appeal right away. Although depends on what the summary judgment was issued on. Not sure if on particular aspect of case or in the whole case. Basically too many questions to try to answer here. I suggested you contact the Nevada State Bar and try to find a Civil Attorney asap to help you right away, especially if the issue is one that needs to be appealed within a short period of time.

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  • I don't know if I'm on the right website to be asking this, but can someone please help me with this question?

    What's the difference between getting your business registered and getting an EIN? Aren't they the same thing?

    George’s Answer

    EIN is basically a social security number for a business. Thus, the federal government will provide you with an Federal EIN. However, depending on the type of business, you may also need a state tax number, a state license, a city license, etc. etc. etc. Also, there is registration if you want to make your business into an LLC or corporation, etc. Thus, there are many places where you need to register a business. The EIN is only a number provided to the business. I hope that helps. If your business is in Nevada, I urge to check the website below for more info.

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  • I was employed by xyz company part time. From time to time xyz would direct deposit money into my account but I didn't work.

    They made several deposits totaling $256.10 net. Now they want it back, r they entitled to it? If I don't pay can they takes legal steps to collect?

    George’s Answer

    Not sure how xyz company messed up employment hours. However, if it was an error, they can request it back since otherwise you would be unjustly enriched. Getting paid for hours you did not work. However, you were not very specific with dates. There are limitations in time for them to come after you for payment. Also, not sure about xyz, but it seems like going after $256 is more trouble than its worth. Especially b/c it highlights their bad accounting. You may also want to contact Labor Commission and ask about specifics regarding direct deposits of checks.

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  • Who should I contact regarding deceptive trade practices by my employer.

    I work for a company that sells medical treatment. I have evidence showing that the company encourages lying to customers in order to get more sales and have seen others at the company using questionable techniques to sell more. I assume that I...

    George’s Answer

    I would contact the Attorney General's office. There is a consumer section. I understand you are not a consumer, but you may still want to report them to see if any other consumer has filed a complaint against the company. They can also give you some guidance.

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  • If someone give s a statement to an officer and later realizes it wasn't accurate can you change the statement before court

    Someone pointed a gun at someone else but person never actually saw a gun just thought it was

    George’s Answer

    If a person is testifying under oath, he has a duty to tell the truth. If the truth is different than the statement, he may be asked about such and he/she needs to explain why its different if cross-examined on the issue.

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  • Can I waive these college fees

    I have always done my own paper work. Whether it be Bankruptcy, Financial Aid etc. Well, in 2013 -my 4th year I tried to finish up my degree. I went to the Financial Aid Dept as I've always done. Long story short, I did my part but apparently I wa...

    George’s Answer

    It will be difficult. There is an area of law that focuses on unjust enrichment. Here, you are getting the benefit of the classes, but you do not want to pay based upon a denial of financial aid, which you were not entitled to get anyway b/c of the GAP and academic probation. It is a very difficult argument and I think you are responsible unless the college did something to trick you into getting additional classes with false assurances of financial aid. My suggestion is to try to reach a resolution. Talk to them and explain the situation. However, to be honest, you may be stuck owing the funds unless the mislead you or committed some sort of fraud to get you to take additional classes knowing you were not going to get the AID anyway.

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  • My mother was killed by her common law husband of 30 years (he is in jail).

    Are her children entitled to any of the money in their joint bank account?

    George’s Answer

    Generally, with joint bank accounts, the surviving spouse gets the funds. Thus, they will not pass on to the children since the common law husband is the surviving spouse. However, nothing is preventing the children and/or estate of your mother from suing and attaining a judgment against the common law husband and then try to go after his assets. The question is, is it worth it. That should be based upon the funds the common law husband has, the cost of bringing suit, and the decision and mental well being of all the children involved.

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  • Does a bank have the right to not give back stolen money from an ATM account?

    BOA says they only go back 68 days which is about 2 weeks short of the illegal withdrawals starting in March. Is this right or are they just saying this hoping we believe it then they don't have to pay back on the full amount

    George’s Answer

    BOA cannot limit liability for its own negligence. Of course, the bank will argue that they are not negligent, that the person responsible is committing a crime and thus they are not responsible. You can see, there are many arguments that could be made regarding their duty and responsibility to keep your money safe. I would contact the FDIC to get more insight and also to avoid the situation, just check your balance statement more often. I think that by having the policy, the bank may try to limit its responsibility. However, when push comes to shove, I'm sure they will work with their customers to make things right. Then again, let us hope they are smart enough to do that.

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  • Can I get a extension for my community service?

    I have a misdemeanor case,and judge ordered me to do drug classes pay restitution and do 86hrs of community service I did everything besides my community service due to pregnancy doctor wrote me a letter saying not to do much would judge give me e...

    George’s Answer

    Most judges are reasonable when someone is pregnant and they have a doctor's note. The main thing is that you did as much as you could. Also, its best that you contact your attorney and discuss. There are specific cases were the court has already given continuances and/or strictly advised against not completing all the requirements. Nonetheless, with your doctor's note, the judge should give you an extension. However, it is up to the judge and he will consider the age of the case, the number of extensions given already, and the specific agreement you entered into. Thus, there are some facts missing.

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