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Lawrence B Hunt

Lawrence Hunt’s Answers

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  • Based on what I have told you do I have a chance at a civil suit? Or am I just wishful thinking? Would it be worth my time & $?

    Back in late December 2011 there where allegations that my son was dealing drugs with a coworker of mine out of a house I owned but rented to my son while it was on the market to sell. I was currently working for the state as a lead worker for mul...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Frankly, you should have consulted with an attorney before agreeing to resign from your job. It looks as though the statute of limitations has probably run on any claim you might have had though you should immediately contact an attorney to discuss your claims if you think they may have ever had any validity.

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  • Dad diagnosed with dementia. Sister had his will revised AFTER diagnosis. made herself sole executor. Is this valid, and legal?

    Found this out after Dad's passing. Now Sibling has, was, and is controlling all aspects of Dad's estate. There are three of us besides her. What can be legally done about this, and what would be the protocol? (she also hel...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The question of whether your Father had the required mental capacity to revise his will is distinct from the question of whether or not he suffered from dementia at the time he revised his will, though his diagnosed dementia does raise a red flag concerning whether he had the capacity to revise his will. You should promptly consult with an attorney to discuss whether you want to investigate this factual issue further.

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  • Can businesses that offers a service deny an individual use of the service without reasonable explanation for denying the serve.

    When I called and asked if the service could be used the answer was yes, "come on in." Five minutes later I was called back and the owner said I could not use their service because of an incident that occurred at a similar business. No violence ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I agree with the earlier answer: Normally a business can refuse to sell or to serve anyone for any reason provided that the refusal is not for a legally impermissible reason. Your answer does not indicate whether or not there was a legally impermissible reason for refusing you service so it's impossible to intelligently express any opinion on that question.

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  • Hello and thank you! We have a ingress/egress easement on our deed benefiting us, non-exclusive, perpetual and appurtenant.

    We and a neighbor beyond us are dominant tenements. The servient tenement has locked us out so we have been using an alternate access. Because the servient estate has livestock I am sure the court would affirm his right to lock the gate One of...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You and the owner of the other dominant estates certainly can't acquiesce in the servient estate owner's efforts to exclude you from the use of easement. If you acquiesce for too long, the servient estate's owner will have modified the easement by prescription. Consequently, you should send a written demand that he immediately remove any obstacle to your use of the easement in accordance with its stated terms. If he persists in excluding you from use of the easement, you should take him to court seeking an injunction and damages.

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  • I live in Oregon & am being taken to court on 9 year old utility bill debt. should i go to court? Is the time limits?

    debt is from lane county, oregon. I called and talked with collection agency denying any responsibility for debt but told them if they would take a minimal amount of the debt I would forgo the hassle of having to through court hassle. They decli...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The statute of limitations applicable to contract actions in Oregon is six years. ORS 12.080. An action on an account, such as your utility bill, the statute begins to run from the date of the last payment or charge; excluding interest, financing and carrying charges. ORS 12.090. Depending on the facts in your case, the statute of limitations may or may not have run out on this claim.

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  • Can i be moved from my manager position and my pay reduced,just a an extra employee can keep their job and not lose there pay.

    the company i work for has one to many supervisors on site and they where asked to find a spot for him so he doesnt have to get laid off, and the spot they found was mine and im getting bumped down on manager and pay

    Lawrence’s Answer

    So long as there is not a contract between you and your employer giving you a right to your position and present rate of compensation and so long as your employer is not making the decision to demote you for some legally impermissible reason (e.g., because of your gender, race, national origin, religion, etc) then yes, they can demote you. Of course, if you find the demotion unacceptable you can always find another employer to work for.

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  • My boyfriend left his last job because his boss (the owner of the company) did not pay him wages and harassed/ discriminated.

    We are seeking to sue for unpaid wages. His boss accused him of stealing from him because he is undocumented, the boss also harassed him saying, "I better not see you in the streets." The boss owes almost 1,900 for two weeks of wages. The boss sp...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Your boy friend can also file a complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ("BOLI") wage and hour division which can proceed administratively against his former employer to recover what's owed in addition to statutory damages.

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  • Is my bank liable for a debt caused due to delay on their part?

    Back in 2012 I had a car stolen and totaled. Insurance paid for most of it, and the bank and I ended up making arrangements to pay the rest of it off. I finished paying in November 2014. In July of 2015 I was about close on my home, when the u...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You may possibly have a claim under the federal fair credit reporting act ("FCRA"). It is unclear whether there is a factual basis sufficient to support such a claim from your question. Whether it would be practicable to assert such a claim is another matter considering the relatively small amount of your economic damages.

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  • Is it legal for markets to sell lighters and matches to minors?

    My 13 year old admitted that he and some friends bought lighters and matches from the corner store in our neighborhood. Seems like a bad idea at a minimum, but I'm trying to determine if the store was in violation.

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Of course it is legal to sell matches and lighters to minors. There are lots of legitimate uses for lighters and matches. In fact, there isn't any suggestion in your question that your child was misusing the lighters and matches you found but even if they were, that's more a question of parental supervision than of control over what, how, and to whom merchants sell their products.

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  • At what point can a business owner use physical force to remove a homeless man that continues to harass retail store employees?

    The same man continues to come into our retail store, slap the counters in front of customers and then leave. We have instructed him many times that he is not allowed in the store. We have called the police but they won't do anything about it. ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Probably the best you can do is to obtain an injunction barring him from your business premises. If he violates the injunction then he is in contempt and the court can impose sanctions which may ultimately result in jail time if he repeatedly violates the injunction.

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