As mentioned, you can transfer property to a trust and protect your business by incorporating. Also thought I would mention that tort claims such as negligence are bankruptcy proof as well. A plaintiff can always try to claim your transfer of property to a trust was fraud, and can also seek to remove the safeguard of incorporation under certain circumstances. You're probably going to have to fight off the potential lawsuit the best you can.
I agree you should contact an attorney immediately considering the circumstances. Evidence of the condition of the chain will be very important it seems - try to get pictures of it before it is fixed?
As already mentioned, whether it is a public or private school will make the case very different - suing the city gets a little more complicated.
It would be very difficult, burdensome, and unpractical for her to pursue you. As the above answers mentioned, the fact that its different states makes it difficult to find/serve you and force you to answer to a South Carolina court, the amount she would seek no attorney would take her case, and there seems to be no agreement regarding the money. Just stay out of touch.
I'm sorry for your situation, I know how adamant Judges can be about making a final determination as soon as they possibly can, and are usually reluctant to continue hearings. An appeal is normally only a request for a judge to review the original hearing and see if anything was done wrong during that hearing. New evidence is normally not allowed in an appeal. It may be a stretch to convince the appeals judge to consider new evidence such as proof that your employer lied at the hearing, but...
Sorry to hear Midland is giving you trouble. I've heard of this same thing happening to other consumers by Midland.
I would first of all advise to seek an attorney and have him/her write to Midland stating you already paid off your account in full, and provide proof that to them. Hopefully they will see their mistake and correct the account. Regardless of how that goes, you will need to make sure to timely file an answer to the complaint to prevent Midland from getting a default judgment...
I would keep the hearing on calendar unless they actually move out before the hearing. You've already filed and served the complaint. Worse case is you withdraw the case, and if they are still in the premises, you have to bring an action again regardless of having documents signed.
Tell them they have until the hearing date to pay the rent and vacate.
It seems you will have to file an unlawful detainer action against him to regain possession of the home. With a valid Notice of Trustee's Sale in hand and accompanying documents such as the deed, you can have him removed from your property.
Offering cash for keys is nice of you but if you have rightfully bought the property from an auction, you are under no obligation to negotiate with him. I recommend filing the unlawful detainer.
I changed the "practice area" to immigration since it seems your question has more to do with the implications of a criminal proceeding on your immigration status than a question about the criminal proceeding itself. Good luck.
I agree with the recommendations to pursue him in civil court, and would add that trying "to warn" other homeowners would potentially give him a chance to counter-claim and sue you for damages in court. Let's not give him anything that he can use against you - you already have enough on him to pursue your claim.
Probably wouldn't be that easy. At this point you have had possession of the car, and the bank has issued a loan. Let's say you are able to prove that the dealership misstated your income as double, i'm not sure the bank would cancel the loan and the dealership will let you bring the car back on that basis. once you sign the papers, you're bound by them. If you did not sign the sheet with your stated income, you may have some ground to stand on. To force them to do anything, you might have to...