I play in Tampa. But I’d need to know more about the situation before I could advise you.
Sounds like good grounds for a lawsuit to me, although you might have a problem with a forced venue issue in the fine print. Consult with a lawyer who can personally review ALL of the documents involved before you waste more time and money. Good luck.
Wow. Where do I begin??
We’re lawyers, not magicians. This is hardly the place to expect someone to tell you “how this will play out in court.”
You need personal representation. Badly. Call your local county bar association and ask for a list of local family lawyers. Hire one. Hopefully you will find someone who will work with you regarding fees.
You’re shopping around, wasting lawyers’ time, when you really are very far away from actually spending money to hire one of these lawyers. They’re not fully invested in your case because you haven’t hired them. I agree with what you’re probably thinking: if they’re going to answer your question then they should at least answer it correctly. But that’s not the real world.
Frankly, I never do what the lawyers you’ve consulted do. I never spend more than 5 minutes talking to a prospective client (PC). Why? Because, #1, the PC either needs the bankruptcy or they don’t, and #2, the PC is either going to hire me or they’re not. There’s nothing else to discuss. I’m not going to “audition” to get the PC to hire me. To me, it’s no different than bringing your car to a mechanic to get it fixed. You either trust the mechanic or you don’t. You don’t go visit 5 mechanics to hear 5 opinions. At least I don’t.
Bankruptcy isn’t a DIY project. There are just too many moving parts. I guess I’m not as brave as my colleagues, because I have no answer for you without first seeing the complete paper trail.
On such a ridiculous set of facts?!?!
Nope, no lawsuit here.
Both previous answers by the other attorneys are absolutely correct, especially Mr. Kingcade’s remark about hiring an attorney to represent you for your bankruptcy. Don’t make an expensive mistake by trying to do this yourself.
You haven’t provided nearly enough facts, nor am I able to see the contracts for the vehicles. Without these items, any legal opinion is going to be worthless to you.
I once represented folks in this exact same situation. I successfully sued the culpable parties, and my clients were quite pleased. So yes, you present actionable facts.
Probably. But there’s no way to be sure without seeing the document you signed.
Next time, hire a real estate lawyer to review your commercial lease BEFORE you sign it. Common sense (and your realtor’s opinion), plus $1 or so, will get you a doughnut at Dunkin.