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Mark S Britton

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  • CO-SIGNING CONTRACTS

    MY MOTHER LIVES IN LOUISIANA, IS 77 YEARS OLD AND LIVES ON A FIXED INCOME. SHE CO-SIGNED A NOTE ON A TRUCK FOR A RELATIVE. SHE SAID SHE DID NOT KNOW WHAT SHE WAS SIGNING. THE TRUCK HAS BEEN REPOSSESSED AND NOW MY MOTHER IS BEING SUED. SHE SPOK...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are not in LA yet, you may not get a response from one of our loyal Avvo lawyers. Still, I wanted to offer some help. Please keep in mind that I am not a LA lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a lawyer in your area.

    Still, I agree with advice that you have already received. If your Mother has all of her facilities and she signed the note, then she is obligated to pay. The only way to avoid such an obligation is to file bankruptcy.

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  • Substance abuse coverage claims with insurance companies and facility filing them.

    I insured my daughter with humana following an addiction problem that needed in patient stay. Prior to adding her to my plan (which cost an additional $900/month) I spoke in depth w/Humana about coverage details and decided to bring her to a faci...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a IL lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    It sounds like the confusion comes in bc you assumed it would be "in patient." It sounds like the insurance company is simply following procedure (no matter how frustrating that procedure is). So, your only claim would be against the facility for not properly reporting her care to the insurance agency. I would contact an insurance lawyer to better understand what the facility's reporting obligation is to both insurer and insured. The fact that you were so surprised by the size of the bill is concerning.

    Here is a link to the top Avvo-rated insurance lawyers in your area:
    http://www.avvo.com/search/lawyer_search?q=insurance&loc=chicago

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  • How do i remove this person from the premises?

    50% of a business was signed over to me by the owner on a signed bill of sale now she has bought the other 50% and believes the 50% she signed over to me is no longer valid and refuses to leave, how do i get her out? is the 50 % still mine? Howe...

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    This is a duplicate question. See the answer here:

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/how-do-i-remove-this-person-from-the-premises-16464.html

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  • Insurance agent refused to renew policy because I wouldn't let him write my car and home also.

    I was insured for general liabilty for my business through a local insurance agent. The policy ran for a year. They sent me a letter telling that I need to sign to renew and send paying to continue the policy for another year. Well I didn't read t...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton and I am the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are not in SC yet, you may not get a response from one of our loyal Avvo lawyers. St, I wanted to offer some help. Please keep in mind that I am not a SC lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a lawyer in your area.

    Generally, yes, an insurance company can do this. They are a private company and do not have an obligation to insure anyone or anything. Bc you did not accept in a timely manner their offer to renew, they do not have any contractual obligation either.

    If you feel that they have mistreated you, take your business somewhere else. If enough people feel the way you do, they won't be in business for much longer.

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  • Early cancellation fee

    I signed up for my cable/internet/telephone service when I moved to MN. It was 1 yr. contract. I had problems w/ their billing ,charging me for long distance they told me would be for the same as I was paying at another company--$15 for all long...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a MN lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.\

    I would call the credit company to see where things stand. If they say that you still owe th amount, you can file a small claims action for declaratory reflief. You would file it against the cable company and the judge would rule on whether you owed them the money or not. Here is a link to the MN small claims court site.

    http://www.mncourts.gov/selfhelp/?page=313

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  • Automobile lease agreement

    yes i have a question that needs to be answered desperatly, i am under a lease agreement with car city , i have owned the vehicle for almost a year and was 1 week late and they shut my car off untill i made payment and then did it again when i was...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a MI lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    From a legal standpoint it is very hard for you to get out of a valid lease contract. What does your lease agreement say about their ability to shut off the car? If it is silent, you may have a claim, but pursuing that claim will take a lot of time and money.

    I think your best bet is staying regular on your lease payments or giving up the car. However, if you give up the car, they may pursue you for the amount still owned under the contract. You may contact the lessor and attempt to work something out. If you cash flow problems are temporary, they would rather preserve the lease and simply delay the payments. Whatever the case, make sure you pull out your lease agreement and understand what it says on these items.

    If you are really having cash problems, you may want to consult a bankruptcy attorney. That may be a way to get rid of the lease, but it will do a lot of damage to your credit. It is also harder to get rid of car loans in a bankruptcy proceeding than it used to be.

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  • Money taken from check

    I signed up for Aflac. It's been taken out of my check but the boss never paid the premium. So now I need it and it's still taken out of my check but I can't collect.

    Mark’s Answer

    Yikes. Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a TN lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    You have a real lawsuit against your employer. Your boss has essentially breached his contract with you regarding your premiums. You could probably aslo successfully argue that he has stolen the funds from you. You could sue him in small claims or regular court depending on the amount. You can also recoup any damages that your employer's breach of contract caused. (e.g., having to pay your own medical bills)

    Here is a link to the top Avvo-rated employment lawyers in TN that could help you. I would contact 3-5 of them and I am confident that one of them will take your case. If it is a small amount, representing yourself in small claims may be the best bet.

    http://www.avvo.com/search/lawyer_search?q=employment&loc=tn

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  • Civil summons

    I got a lawsuit because I did not paid 900.00. I have to answer a response but I don't have money to pay for an attorney. Where can I find samples of an answer? or what should I do?

    Mark’s Answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a AZ lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    First of all, you should not represent yourself. For $900 they sued you in regular court? Are you sure it is not small claims court? Most parties represent themselves in small claims court. If you actually need to file a formal answer, and you cannot afford it, I would contact AZ legal aid. They should be able to help.

    http://www.azlawhelp.org/

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  • Small business

    We are a small company in maryland that rely on the state to issue a permit to allow us to work for each job, it takes the state MONTHS to issue the permit and now we have to pay them when we apply for the permit (750$) 2 of our competitors have b...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a MD lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    Unfortunately, in my experience, the government is the governement. You would doubtfully have a basis to sue them and, even if you did, it would take years for a decision. Bc of this, your only alternative is to get together with the other companies and contact your local and state politicians. Let them know that the state's regulations are killing your business.

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  • Bait and switch

    We received a per piece quote in e-mail format from our manufacturer. We placed a rush order for 90 items. Total based on this quote would have been approx. $900. Not only did the manufacturer not indicate any change in the cost of the product,...

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    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Mark Britton, the CEO at Avvo. I am also a lawyer. Bc we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a FL lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area.

    It is clear that the manufacturer and you did not have a meeting of the minds. Bf taking any legal action here, I would make sure that the additional costs were not disclosed to you in any way. If they were not, I would suggest filing a small claims action to have the bill reduced. You could wait until they sue you for the disputed amount, but they may send it to a collections agency first, and this could hurt your credit. Here is a site that has the info you need.

    http://www.fllawonweb.com/SmallClaims.htm

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