My niece will soon graduate with a degree from NE Institute of Art and she was told that most of her credits are not valid at any other graduate school. Does she have any recourse given the fact that this corporation now owes the federal governme...
This is to answer the question regarding how to file a "suit" in a very general way. The first step for an individual filing a "suit" is to draft a complaint and file it in an appropriate court. The complaint tells the court and defendant the reason for filing the lawsuit. The complaint will also contain the desired relief. After the complaint is filed, the defendant has to file an answer to the complaint. There is a fee to file the complaint and to have it served upon the defendant. In a class action, a number of people, as opposed to an individual, who have suffered similar harm, join together filing a complaint.See question
The seller advertised the bike as being "bought new from Wheelworks in 2010". Upon bringing the bike home and having issues, we discovered this particular bike model was only manufactured in 1995-1997. Do we have any legal options? Thanks.
If you are not able to resolve your complaint through contacting the seller and requesting a refund, you may use the Massachusetts Small Claims Court. Small Claims Court is designed to help people settle disputes of $7,000 or less without the aid of an attorney.See question
I arrived for my shift today, as I do on a weekly basis, performed my job and went to collect my paycheck. Our agreement has always been that pay is given at the end of the shift. Today however, after the completion of my shift, a subordinate mana...
Massachusetts law requires employers to pay wages earned by their employees. See the following link for more information.See question
My grandaughter has been in the system all her life, she is soon to be 7 years old. 4 years ago, she was with a foster mother through the mentor program , during that time, I saw her every weekend. I also had her for a little over a month , living...
According to G.L. c. 119 section 26B of Massachusetts General Laws whenever a child is placed in family foster care, the court and the department shall ensure that a grandparent of a child who is in the department’s care or is the subject of a petition under this chapter shall, upon that grandparent’s request, have access to reasonable visitation and that the department establish a schedule for that visitation, unless it is determined by the court or the department that grandparent visitation is not in the child’s best interests.See question
We had our hearing in front of the COA on March 5th, it is now July 9th and we haven't received a response. The last thing on the docket says "Material received by record room" and below it says in the comments "LCT order." What does this mean?
It may mean lower court order.See question
I went to my plea hearing and filed an affidavit for a public defender. The judge looked at my income and said she felt my income was too high and said she was going to deny my request. Mine, and my spouses income, were clearly offset by our debt....
According to the below link the Office of the Public Defender in Arkansas provides representation to those who cannot afford private counsel and, as you experienced, and according to the web site, a judge determines eligibility for a public defender based on a person's current financial situation. Below are some links to legal aid services in Arkansas that may be able to point you in the right direction.See question
I have just receive new eyewitness evidence to prove my innocence from a prior conviction, an was wondering if motion for "writ of error coram nobis" is the best avenue to pursue?
SC Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 60B (RELIEF FROM JUDGMENT OR ORDER) states in part that writs of coram nobis, coram vobis, audita querela, and bills of review and bills in the nature of a bill of review, are abolished and the procedure for obtaining any relief from a judgment shall be by motion as prescribed in these rules or by an independent action.See question
We tried to remedy the situation over and over and the customer continuously added more and more work- to the tune of over $8000 in time and materials above the original work. Above that she called the homes of family members to "tell them what we...
Whenever a party files a civil complaint, the other party may respond by filing a counterclaim. Although the counterclaim might not be either of the causes you listed, it would be prudent to discuss your counterclaim options with the attorney hired to respond to the complaint.See question
my wife was getting ssi til i was making to much money working part time. i am on disability. my wife was given an over payment when they discontnued her payments. we payed it back 2 days later in there office by check in full. for one year after...
Regarding legal aid, the link below may provide you with some needed answers. Hope it helps.See question
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Most start-up businesses would benefit from legal advice. Some legal issues to consider would include: Making sure the business idea isn't infringing on someone else's legally protected idea; taking steps to protect the trade secrets and ideas of the business; dealing with employment issues; choosing a legal structure such as partnership, LLC, s-corporation, and funding issues.See question