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  • Buyer of my motorcycle didn't pay agreed upon amount after taking the bike, can I report it stollen?

    I purchased a bike from him that he wanted the same amount that he paid for it six months ago which he said was $10,000. and would show proof, which he put off. I was selling my bike to him for $5000. He said write me a check for $5000. I did. ...

    Scott’s Answer

    I think you are saying you paid 10k for the bike but it should have been 8k? Is that right? Please confirm. Also it IS NOT stolen.

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  • Can a person overlook a breech of contract during performance of the contract and rely on it when its time for me to get paid?

    I am being denied money owed to me on the premise that I breeched contract. The specific term of the contract was that I was to advertise supply and facilitate sales of products. This contract ran over 4 months. I unfortunately didn't give enough ...

    Scott’s Answer

    Your post is VERY difficult to follow, but, it appears you are saying you contracted to deliver "goods" which you did and which the other party "sold" but, does not want to pay you for the goods. IF that is the case, I would certainly argue 1 or more of about 100 legal options, that you should be paid. Depending on the amount in question and the size and resources of the other business and whether there is an attorney fee clause in the contract, your legal options/strategies may change...

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  • Bait and switch over recorded phone conversation

    I was going to buy a ring at a retailer and put the ring on lay away until I spoke with manager regarding discount and certification. I communicated with office manager and was told that I would be able to get 30% discount before July 6, 2015 and ...

    Scott’s Answer

    1-maybe.
    2- what are your damages?
    3- who did the recording and did both sides know?

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  • What's the legal industry standard for etiquette ("keeping your word") in deal negotiation?

    2 mos. into negotiation (i have atty) for long-term writing contract with Co. I've long history with. At start Co.'s atty asked me NOT to look for other jobs during negotiation. I agreed in good faith, kept Co. atty aware/only took short gigs that...

    Scott’s Answer

    Seems completely legit. You have no agreement. You are negotiating. All is fair in love and war AND business (IF they are not cheating you or breaching an agreement, which they do not appear to be doing)...

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  • Elderly combat wounded U.S. veteran grossly overcharged by AAA PATRIOT GARAGE DOOR aka Bull dog garage door..

    Garage door repair company charged my 78 year old father more than three times the amount they ought to have for a basic opener installation. They also denied him their veteran & senior discounts (which are advertised all over their website) beca...

    Scott’s Answer

    3- start with bbb.2- a good letter from a consumer protection firm could do it. 1- perhaps elder abuse. Definitely the clra. Stuff consumer protection firms do regularly.

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  • Is it my fault if someone I know commented fraud with debit card with out my knowledge ?

    My debit card was stolen and it was used in fraudulent activities, bank investigators called me and kept pressuring me to give up any information I had said that they already had and confirmed the person who used it, she kept saying that ...

    Scott’s Answer

    Obviously there is more to the story than 7 lines. I highly recommend contacting a criminal attorney immediately and NOT talking to anyone else, period.

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  • I bought a additional warrenty on a car I bought from the same dealer. they won't let me drop it.

    I bought the car July 3, 2015 from a dealer which also convinced me to purchase additional warranty for $98 a month in addition to the monthly car payment. When I told them next day that I wanted to cancel the additional warranty, they said they c...

    Scott’s Answer

    Do not TALK to dealer again. Only WRITE to dealer and keep a copy of the writing. You have a right, by law, to cancel the extra "warranty" which in our trade, consumer protection law, is called a "service contract." The link to the law is HERE: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/legal_guides/k-6.shtml

    Good luck with it.

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  • What kind of trouble could a person get for cashing in known stolen jewelry. jewelry has been reported.

    never been in real trouble before..

    Scott’s Answer

    If this is known to "the person" a lot more trouble than if it is known generally.
    Most crim folks will tell you NOT to post anything on the net about it, period and to go see an atty right away...

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  • If a record company breeched my contract what can i do now?

    a contract was written up for me to have an lp finished by july 1st which is done, they were to have it packaged and out by the same date, the cover was not done which i had to get the artwork done myself (was not in the contract) they never got a...

    Scott’s Answer

    I am NOT well versed in entertainment law. I post this as a "heads up" for others who may come across this thread. Your post makes it appear as if you had no counsel going in to the negotiations for the contract, otherwise, you would have contacted counsel when the issue arose. So, for others, this is that same "pay me now or pay me later" (Fram oil filters commercial) or penny-wise and dollar-foolish deal where anytime you are thinking about going in to any kind of business relationship, if it is to be a worthwhile endeavor, you NEED to consult counsel prior to signing a legal contract creating a legal relationship. In many ways doing so is cheap insurance. For example, if it's done right, it's well worth the money. If not, you have a claim against the attorney's malpractice carrier. I am not mechanical. I always get my oil changed at some oil change place. This saves me time AND it's cheap insurance, for, if they fail, I can make them pay for the damage they caused. So, again, before entering into a contractual relationship, get counsel, it's a wise move. Best of luck to the poster and may you make it BIG!

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  • Do I have any recourse for shady dealing with dealership?

    I was leasing a new car from a ford dealership in california, i had 1 year exactly on lease left when they kept sending me these BS emails about needing my car for blah blah blah..... basically marketing strat. anyway i end up trading in my new ca...

    Scott’s Answer

    I'm posting your post in here and responding in line, and editing, to make it easier for me:

    I leased a new car from a ford dealership in CA. I had 1 year remaining on the lease. Dealer kept contacting me to try to do more biz with me, when I had a year left on my lease. Dealer convinced me to trade in leased car and purchase a used car. At that time i likely owed $6000 to complete lease. >>>>>>>>>> The dealer "paid of"f the lease car in the amount of $28,000.00. The dealer did not get financing approved by outside source for the used car purchase. The contract states the agreed value of the paid off, leased car, is $20000 minus $6000 left on lease. >>>> At no time did i sign anything stating i was buying the leased vehicle. Not to mention i put $5000 down when i signed lease. >>>>>>>> I just really need to talk to lawyer but i make min wage . forgot to mention there was lien on used car they sold me unknown to me
    there are many thing that appear to be not quite legal but not sure. have all paperwork and DMV report and carfax that i had to buy after the fact. this a very disreputable dealership apparently as i am finding out. please any help would be appreciated.
    >>>>>>>>

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