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  • I wanted to know what legal steps I can take when fedex fails to deliver a package properly.

    I ordered something in eBay and was expecting the package to be delivered sometime yesterday however I changed the destination of the package to be held at a location. I keep receiving emails that the package is being returned to sender. I already...

    Scott’s Answer

    How much is the item worth?
    Will it go bad if not refrigerated?
    Typically, to hire an attorney, it runs about $5,000.00
    to get one on retainer. If the item is not worth at least ten times that amount
    you may want to look at other avenues besides bringing legal action.

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  • Do I have grounds to sue Carlos Ruiz, GFFG, for Fraud ($?), Misrepresentation ($?), Punitive Damage (3x$1K), and New Loan ($26K)

    Carlos Ruiz from “GFFG” assured me my “second” was a non-secured loan. The service he was to provide was to repair my credit and have my “second” discharged. Carlos told me he was an attorney but when I looked him up I found he wasn’t licensed. I ...

    Scott’s Answer

    If Carlos is passing himself off as an attorney and is not one, he is committing a crime, I believe. At a minimum, the CA state bar has procedures to come down hard on this person. So, I would highly recommend that you report him to both the authorities and the state bar. Lastly, there are funds out there to help victims like yourself.

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  • Is it an illegal act for an associate at a business establishment to capture video of our 20 month year old w/o permission?

    2 days ago my husband & I took our baby to Supercuts for his first haircut & discovered our 20 month old son had been violated more ways than 1. The hairstylist notified us later that day that the receptionist had captured video on her phone of ou...

    Scott’s Answer

    Essentially, if you have no reasonable expectation of privacy (in public) anyone can record. I think you have a losing battle. Sorry...

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  • Can I bring car back and get money back if we bought a car 9 mos ago and still have no reg or tags. Dealer lost orig title.

    Bought a car in November 2014 As of today 9 months later I still do not have registration or tags for car Dealership lost the original title and paperwork Dealership blames DMV, DMV blames dealership We are paying the loan every mo...

    Scott’s Answer

    You can BUT dealer will not give you your money back. They simply do not like to do things like that! So, you will likely have to have an attorney sue dealer for you. If you are successful, the dealer will have to pay your attorney fees too!

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  • Do i need a lemon law attorney?

    i bought a new car and have taken this car back 5 times now for the brakes. they contiue to sqeak. they squeaked after the first 5k miles and they have replaced the pads but they continue to squeak. can this be a lemon law case?

    Scott’s Answer

    I have this identical case right now v. BMW. The thing in my case is, that the noise (which sucks) is not affecting the brakes' function, so, BMW is arguing against any compensation. Most experts we've spoken to say the same thing, the brakes are working. I think the case is decent, as the Lemon Law requires that the problem affect "use, value or safety." So, if safety is not the issue, maybe use or value is? Anyhow, have your repair orders looked at by a qualified lemon law attorney. Most will do this at no charge.

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  • Family business ownership

    I have been working for my dad for more than 30 years. It was always said I would take over when he retired, verbally only nothing in writing. Due to a bad divorce, it looks as this wont be the case. I worked several years in the beginning unde...

    Scott’s Answer

    Not sure I have this right? You are dedicated to pops and the business, took less on an oral promise and now, due to a "bad divorce" your dad is not going to live up to the promise, so you are thinking about suing him? Is that what you are saying?

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  • My 18 year old daughter bought a used car and the odometer has been tampered with and the DMV forms I believe are forged.

    The other day my 18 year old daughter bought a used car from a private owner. The girl she bought it from told her the car was in her uncle's name for insurance purposes and could not find the pink so she had the application for a duplicate. She a...

    Scott’s Answer

    Odometer fraud IS a crime. Make police report and a dmv report.

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  • Can i seek legal action if the person who sold me the car didn't disclose that it is salvaged, but told me it is clean?

    i bought a BMW from a private seller which is a friend of a friends last October for 7000 dollars. When he sold me the car he told me that the car has a clean title and only has some minor scratches. Because, he was a friend's friend i took his wo...

    Scott’s Answer

    if the seller lied to you and you can prove that, then you have a good chance of winning your case. the case will need to be brought in small claims court because it's for less than $10,000. good luck with it.

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  • Hello i sold something online (ebay) and specifically stated what the item was and that no returns will be taken.

    is there anything the buyer can do? even with his lawyer?

    Scott’s Answer

    .,................ yes ......................

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  • Can a seller (BOA) switch loan servicers while under contract to sell REO property and new servicer back out of deal?

    I am buying an REO property from BOA. Our contract is good until 7/28. Three weeks into the closing period (60 days) the listing agent told us the loan was set to switch servicers on 7/15, requiring the loan to close by 7/14. They said there is...

    Scott’s Answer

    Without seeing the contract it's next to impossible to opine. What did your agent say? Who is "they" the listing agent?

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