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Scott E. Chapman

Scott Chapman’s Answers

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  • I am renting a house through a guy and just got papers saying that the bank owns the house does that mean i have to move out

    The gentlemen said he owned the house out right by law do we still have to pay rent and if the bank owns the house can we sew the gentlemen for what we have paid since we have lived here?

    Scott’s Answer

    I would agree with Dorothy and add that if you do have a written lease, Nevada created a law that will give you 90 days to move, but you will have to start paying your rent to the bank. However, there has been a TON of fraud in this area, so you need to verify whether the bank is who they say they are and that you should actually start paying them the rent. Call your landlord, the bank, their agent and look up the relevant records at the County Recorders Office. You may need to hire an attorney to be 100% certain.

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  • What is the statute of limitations prior to 2011 in regards to an apartment complex collecting a debt which includes rent

    late fees, early termination fees, etc. where they claim they evicted the tenant. The contract was a one year written lease which started on Sept. 2007 and the tenants moved out on or about April 2008.

    Scott’s Answer

    7 years from the last date of your last payment to them if they got a judgment. If there is not judgement then 6 years. They can renew the judgment every 7 years to allow it to continue. If they have no judgment, they may have no case. The SL starts to run from the day of notice of the breach of the contract. Good Lluck!!

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  • Accused of cyber-bullying.

    A woman who wrongly believes I have been hacking into her computer, manipulating her e-mail accounts, and sending her porn has issued a restraining order against me. I received the order yesterday. I have not yet appeared in court on the matter....

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    The answer will be in your IP Address history and that of the email account provider. If they are able to match up your IP with the email account, you have some explaining to do, unless someone hacked your computer and used it as a proxy. So, getting those records would exonerate you, as well. For now, if you are not opposed to leaving this woman alone, then there is no reason you care about the order, other than for the records you will have a TRO & RO against you. That is the reason to hire a local attorney quickly and fight this.

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  • If a person tweeted a threatening vulgar messge about me and I reported to the local law enforcers,they did nothing. What to do

    A person tweeted "this ---- needs to surrender my dog or die" I looked at Twitter and it advised to contact local law enforcement and if I felt threatened and I did.I spoke to the State Police said say that they did not handle internet threats? Ye...

    Scott’s Answer

    Your problem is what Pamela said, "because the threat wasn't imminent." However, you could likely get a TRO against them and potentially a civil order to have the nasty message taken down. Look at the Terms of Service for Twitter and make a complaint with them, they are actually very responsive regarding aggressive and mean tweets.

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  • Can you sue a social media site for not giving you an invitation increase?

    If someone has more connections than you and they refuse to give you an invitation increase?

    Scott’s Answer

    Look at their Terms of Service. Therein lies your answer. It is not anything for which you would have a claim, unless other facts dictate.

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  • ICAN THIS DECION BY OVER TURN OR DID THEY VIOLATE MY RIGHTS

    i've posted a comment on there sister ''facebook''. and i called them, 'they don't have any one at this time, so i call diffreant times,, morning noon and night. i get the same responce on numerios occaions. they don't take me serious enough to l...

    Scott’s Answer

    Your post actually gave me a headache. Calm down, take the time to describe the incident in detail and you will likely get an answer. I suggest posting a second time, as it will give a chance for 3 attorneys to comment quickly.

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  • Can I post a picture of a bad driver on my fb page? Along with the story of his driving skills?

    I was in the middle lane on a busy road. The driver I want to post on fb was in the right lane. He acted as though he was making a right, into a plaza. No turn signal. He braked and cut into my lane, I hit my brakes and then my horn. I looked to m...

    Scott’s Answer

    It is not illegal, if that is your question. You took the photo in a public place with no reasonable expectation of privacy for the driver. Though be very careful what you say about this person, you may be in bigger trouble for defamation if he sees the events different, finds your post and wants it taken down. Certainly you are inviting an enemy to pursue you. That is the more relevant issue and Barry honed in on quite succinctly.

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  • Can you take legal action for sharing nude pictures to different men on the internet and they share them

    My boyfriend was talking to a girl on the internet. I found out they had been trading nude pictures. As angry as I was, I posted these pictures on facebook. She threatened to take legal action. There were also many men whom she had shared the same...

    Scott’s Answer

    I always love Barry's advice and again it's not a bad idea. You certainly took a very aggressive approach against your boyfriend who was getting pictures of a woman that were not of that woman. So they were trading naked pictures. that's it. To answer your legal question, since they are not of her, the copyright holder or the person who is in the photo would have to get involved. They may be able to pursue you. Your harassment is of greater concern, though. I hope you don't make this a habit, as it will certainly only get worse.

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  • Is there Federal Law that controls internet websites that display arrest records of individuals?

    If a record of an arrest is expunged, are the above websites required by Federal Law to remove that information from their online display?

    Scott’s Answer

    The only situation where is could be protected is situations where a minor is involved or if the record is sealed; potentially if expunged. But when it comes to public records, bankruptcy, court filings, etc., you can't stop free speech.

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  • Is buying k2 on the internet still legal in nys

    since they baned k2 out of stores and smoke shops is it still legal to buy it off the internet

    Scott’s Answer

    Banned is banned, whether on the Internet or at Smoke Shops. So, listen to Barry's example and be smart. Such decisions, while fun for the moment, impact you for a lifetime.

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