We bough a townhouse a year ago in a great community. Our neighbor is a person with OCD, that's how he describes himself. During 4 seasons he leaf blows every single day. He has a super powerful machine and creates a lot of noise and dust. He clea...
You can sue him in the Circuit Court for nuisance. You must demonstrate that his actions are unreasonable, and that they interfere with your use and enjoyment of your own property.
Call a lawyer -- this kind of lawsuit requires precise pleading or it is subject to dismissal.See question
Divorce was granted in January 2008. For a period of 3 years, I was to pay the mortgage and she had use of the home. At the end of the three years, the house was to be put on the market and sold, with proceeds split with allowance to me for the 3 ...
You must file an action for partition of the property. You ought to engage an attorney to ensure you are adequately compensated from the proceeds of the sale, and your equity in the property is not squandered.See question
I do vendor events where I sell products and I signed a contract and paid money for an event that was suppose to take place back in September 2016. However the promotet of the event, who also took my money, continues to cancel and reschedule this ...
Your rights, remedies, and obligations will be dictated by the language of the contract. Take the document to an attorney before you take any action that may jeopardize your rights.See question
I am not in foreclosure but 2nd mort is in charge off/recovery status. Can they collect After settlement if payoff balance they provided is not correct?
This is a nuanced issue that our office has litigated in Maryland's highest courts. The answer is: it depends. There are certain circumstances where a lender is bound by their own unilateral mistake. Considering the amount at stake, it's worth spending a little time and money on a lawyer to clarify your rights and obligations.See question
I have been working for the same company for the past 7 years. The employees sign in but there is no sign out sheet. We have to wait 15-20 minutes after work to disarm our weapon (I work as a security guard). Can I sue my employer for back pay an...
The 1947 "Portal to Portal Act" dictates that companies need not pay for "preliminary" and "postliminary" activities (your pre-shift and post-shift activities). In 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the law, in Steiner v. Mitchell, to mean that employers must only pay for actions that are an "integral and indispensable part of the principal activities for which [the employee] is employed."
Most recently, the Supreme Court, in a case called Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, rejected a claim by Amazon workers that they ought to be paid for the ~25 minute post-shift security screenings meant to deter theft. It sounds like your complaint is very similar, which means you may be out of luck.
However, a paid consultation with an employment attorney may reveal distinctions worth pursuing, or may satisfy you that you are without a judicial remedy. Good luck!See question
The city offered 20k for rental property and we found it to be inadequate. They did a drive by appraisal without notifying as they promised. The assessed value was around 70k which was substantially higher than the other homes in the block. We als...
You have the right to challenge the City's assessment. While you may not be able to block the City's taking, you are entitled to fair compensation. Our firm recently handled a similar case involving a house condemned by Baltimore City for the benefit of an expansion of Johns Hopkins. Don't sit on your rights -- call an attorney to ensure you are compensated properly.See question
I recently was granted a loan for debt consolidation using one of my vehicles as collateral. I provided all appropriate paperwork, including title, and funds were distributed to my account. I subsequently used a large amount of the funds to pay ...
I've handled many cases where banks issue incorrect payoff statements. Where you have relied on the incorrect payoff statement to your detriment, I've argued successfully that the lender must deal with the consequences of its own error. You ought to consult with a lawyer before signing anything.See question
A car dealer sold my son a car in which he put $2000 down three weeks later they called us and said the bank didn't approve it after they told us we had an approval. Once we brought the car back they gave us a check for $918 saying he used mileage...
Yes, you may have a cause of action against the dealer if they engaged in deceptive or illegal trade practices. Consult with a local attorney ASAP to preserve your rights and maximize your recovery.See question
I bailed my friends boyfriend out on the agreement he would continue to pay the bail. After 4 months he quit paying and now I'm getting papers saying I'm being sued. Can I be arrested for this?
No, you cannot be arrested. We do not have "debtor's prison" in the United States. However, the bondsman may sue you for non-payment. If that happens, you will be served with a summons (a court order to respond to the lawsuit). If you ignore the summons, the bondsman will obtain a judgment by default, and can pursue you for payment (including garnishing wages). The judgment will negatively affect your credit rating. You don't want that.
Consult with a local attorney ASAP to discuss (1) the possibility of negotiating a settlement with the bondsman to avoid litigation; and/or (2) pursuing your friend's boyfriend for contribution.See question
Okay so my boyfriend just turned 20 and I just turn 17. My question is, in Maryland is that illegal? We aren't having sex by the way.
In Maryland, the age of consent is 16, assuming the older party is not in a position of authority over the younger party (e.g. teacher/student).See question