We have lived in this apartment for the past three years now and every year it seems we have to use even more gas to heat the apartment in the winter. we have a two bedroom townhouse and this place is made so cheap the cold air seem to get in thro...
The Ohio Landlord Tenant Act requires the landlord to keep the premises in "fit and habitable condition." Though you may feel that the apartment was cheaply constructed and leaks air, a cheaply constructed apartment does not rise to the level of a violation of the Landlord Tenant Act. If you think you're spending too much to heat the apartment in the winter, move somewhere else.See question
I was renting and apartment and the house caught on fire and the owner insurance company are suing me for 70, 000 dollars and it was an accident.
Garnishment (of any type - bank account, paycheck, etc.) can only occur AFTER the insurance company would get a judgment against you in a court of law. Therefore, if the insurance company were to get a judgment against you and then take the steps necessary to execute the judgment, the insurance company could garnish you bank account, which presumably could include deposits such as your income tax refund check. You should hire an attorney. "It was an accident" is not a legal defense.See question
Fell due to weather conditions on black ice in business owned parking lot . Outrageous medical bill from surgery and injury. Their has to be a catch to the law protecting neglect of business owners properly salting their parking lot to prevent har...
Generally speaking, if you fell due to an natural accumulation of snow or ice, you're out of luck. Ohio courts consider natural accumulations of snow and ice to be 'open and obvious' hazards and therefore a property owner will not be held liable when an invitee is injured due to a natural accumulation of snow or ice. However, if a property owner does something to the parking lot, sidewalk, etc. that causes an unnatural accumulation of snow or ice (the most common scenario is shoveling snow into a large mound which then melts during the day and refreezes during the nighttime), the property owner may be liable. Consult with an experienced injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights.See question
I cosigned fora relative's car. Just found out they have been driving without insurance. If their in an accident which was their fault, can I be sued?
Sure. You could be sued for negligent entrustment if the driver caused a collision. Just because you *could* be sued doesn't mean that the lawsuit would be successful, but at minimum the lawsuit would be a hassle that would consume your time and money. Therefore, in the future, never co-sign on someone else's loan. It's not worth the financial risk and potential liability.See question
I was charged with academic misconduct on an exam in my second to final semester of college (important to note I legitimately did not cheat). As a result I was failed in the course. The university did not, nor could not prove I cheated, but rather...
Did you appeal the decision within your university to an appeals panel? If so, you could proceed with a lawsuit against the University.See question
I was in a traffic incident in October of 2015 I'm just now receiving court papers on a personal injury lawsuit from the other man that was involved in the incident , police was called we made a report , insurance was contacted they investigated t...
Contact your car insurance company. Your policy likely states that in the event that you are sued, they will provide you with an attorney. Keep in mind that you have a timeline in which you are required to answer the complaint, so don't delay.See question
I was receiving mail in my landlord name from foreclosure lawyer's from August to now. So I asked her and she said she is in "pre foreclosure". So when I looked her up in our county's clerk of court. The title of the case is foreclosure. She's bee...
As the other attorney indicated, yes, you still have to continue paying your rent. The house is still in your landlord's name, at least until the end of the foreclosure process. I understand that this is a stressful situation, so begin making plans to find a more stable living arraignment at the end of your current lease term.See question
I fell inside a prominent grocery store slipping on water in an aisle, with no signs around. Busted my lips and broke my front teeth. I mean are lawyers that greedy that someone has to have lost a limb or something in order to represent someone?
I'm sorry to hear about your significant injuries. You may be having trouble finding an attorney because it is generally very difficult to hold a grocery store accountable in a slip and fall cases. As another lawyer already indicated, it isn't enough that you fell and hurt yourself. In order to hold the store liable for your injuries, you would need to show that the water was either caused by the grocery store or its employees, or, that the water existed for a sufficiently long enough time for the store and its employees to be put on notice of its presence. Showing that it existed sufficiently long enough typically requires witness testimony and/or security camera footage that demonstrates that the water was on the floor and the store should have known about it. If you don't have that type of testimony, holding the store liable is extremely difficult. You should continue to meet with attorneys to determine if they would like to take your case. As another attorney said, if you are dealing with the store's attorney(s), stop and seek your own attorney. Best of luck to you.See question
New windows were installed and final payment was not received. Verbal contract was made for $5,100.oo. Payment of $4,000.oo was received.
Speak with an attorney. There is a danger proceeding with a mechanic's lien based on your lack of written contract. Generally speaking, if home improvement contracts/estimates are not in writing, it may expose the supplier to liability and penalties under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA). Therefore, walking away from the final $1,100 might be more cost-effective than attempting to proceed with a mechanic's lien, based upon the penalties that could be imposed against the supplier under the CSPA should the consumer attempted to fight the lien in court.See question
During a really bad rainstorm here in Columbus, OH, we noticed a hole in the foundation. We told the landlord and he told us it is our problem. It is not stated in the lease that we are responsible for the repair of the foundation. We also have fo...
Your landlord sounds like a real jerk. He's also wrong - those are his problems. Under the Ohio Landlord Tenant Act, a landlord must do what is necessary to keep the premises in a 'fit and habitable condition.' If there is a crack in the foundation that allows water to enter the home, leading to the build-up of mold, etc., the premises is not in a reasonably safe condition. You need to prepare to battle your landlord. Give him written (certified mail, NOT text message) notice of the conditions that need to be repaired. Wait 30 days. If not fixed w/in 30 days, hire a lawyer and/or escrow your rent at your local Municipal Court Clerk's Office.See question