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M. Andrew McDonald

M. Andrew McDonald’s Answers

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  • How many times can a utility company charge a long-standing customer security deposits simply because the customer is late?

    M. Andrew’s Answer

    I'd have to review your agreement with the utility company to provide you a definitive answer, because the charges they are assessing you are most likely based in that agreement/contract. The Mississippi Public Service Commission governs all utility companies in the State of Mississippi. You can always contact it to determine if these charges are not only contractually based but allowed. Here's its website - http://www.psc.state.ms.us/. Best of luck!

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  • Is it legal for a company to withhold bonuses from one supplier when all other suppliers on the same site are paid bonuses?

    M. Andrew’s Answer

    I'd suggest the answer to your question would lie in the contract between the company and the supplier. If the contract provides for bonuses to be paid under certain circumstances and such bonuses were not paid but the circumstances were present and met, then the company would be in breach of the contract. The supplier would have a breach of contract action against the company.

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  • My son signed a piece of paper about a dog that he was to get from a lady now she has his dog and will not give him back

    M. Andrew’s Answer

    It appears this question, including additional facts, was asked under Contract Questions. I'd refer you to the answers provided there.

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  • Is this contract legal? Will this hold up in court? Can we get our dog back?

    M. Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with Baskin Jones. Additionally, I'd state the contract is valid even though it was not typewritten and/or notarized. I'd suggest that she may have also committed fraud by adding a term to the contract after it was executed. However, given the amount in controversy, you should visit your local justice court to file a complaint. Be forewarned though that the kennel owner/defendant will most likely counterclaim against you for the veterinary costs she incurred in treating your dog. Arguably, she would be entitled to be reimbursed for such costs.

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