i signed a lease in may 2011 for 550. a month and 550 security deposit. i told the landlord of july 1st i was moving out the following week. i gave him 200. for july. he came over inspected the house and said it was in great condition. so when i a...
Check the terms of your lease. Typical residential leases call for at least 30 days notice. Since you did not give the required notice, the landlord is allowed to apply the security deposit to cover the remainder of rent due for July.See question
First and foremost I'd like to put it out there that I have already learned my lesson and fully intend to face the consequences of what I tried to do. It was a horrible lapse of judgement on my part and really, there is no good reason for doing wh...
Were you placed under arrest by a police officer or merely detained by store security? In my experience, most retail stores will not contact the police when the item or items stolen are relatively inexpensive. If you were only detained by store security, you can count of getting a civil demand letter in the mail from Kroger asking you to pay a sum of money (usually around $200) in exchange for their agreement not to press charges.
If you were actually arrested and have a court date, judges usually do take into account your youth, experience, clean criminal record, financial situation, and amount of the loss when imposing punishment. It is obviously advisable to retain a criminal defense attorney. If you are unable to do so, speaking with the prosecutor and the judge about the facts of the case and your culpability will go a long way in getting your punishment reduced.See question
I got injured on 5 /6 and then got re injured on 7/9
These attorneys are correct - you cannot be fired in retaliation for filing a workers comp claim. However, if there are legitimate reasons for your termination, the employer can terminate you and you can't use the fact that you were injured as a shield.See question
My wife works at a hospital as a nurse. Recently, a leadership position came open, one in which only two people applied for. My wife was one, who has been with the hospital for three years, and the other was a new employee, only two months out of ...
Yes, under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act it is illegal to discriminate against someone because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.
However, proving the employer discriminated against your wife may prove difficult. As you mentioned, the employer stated it was because she was emotional. It is not illegal to discriminate against someone because they are overly emotional. In order to bring a successful employment discrimination claim, you'd have to prove not only that they discriminated against her because she was pregnant, and that any rationalizations they'd offer (such as being emotional) are merely pretextual in nature.
You may wish to consult with an experienced employment attorney for additional information.See question
This hospital has no sliding doors. Parked back at the bay for the squads. Got out of car, walked around it and tripped over a yellow speed bump that is in the middle of the lot. Parked back there so I could ring the buzzer and they'd come out ...
I concur with Mr. Esposito's answer - the speed bump in the middle of the road was an open and obvious hazard. Because of its open and obvious nature, you were expected to use caution. It wouldn't hurt to consult with a personal injury attorney - perhaps there are additional facts regarding the scene of the injury, etc., but I remain doubtful that you have a valid cause of action.See question
did some contracting work on a house for a person and they gave me and advance but not full payment for thr bill i sent to them and i need to get paid
File a mechanic's lien at your local county recorder's office.
Another option would be to contact an attorney and have the attorney send a formal payment demand.
Finally, if the amount to be paid for your services was less than $3,000, you can file against the person in your local small claims court.See question
I WAS STOPPED AND WRONGFULLY ACCUSED OF STEALING AND SEARCHED IN FRONT OF EVERYONE IN THE STORE I DID SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THE PERSON THAT SEARCHED ME DID NOT FOLLOW PROTACOL
In Ohio, and many other states, a retail store's security office enjoys what is known as the 'shopkeeper's privilege.' This allows a store to briefly detain a person who it reasonably suspects of shoplifting for the purposes of conducting an investigation. The stop must be made using reasonable force, given the circumstances. While Wal-Mart may or may not have followed their internal protocol for such matters, it appears, based on the limited facts presented, that their search fit the framework of the shopkeeper's privilege.See question
The security doors and intercom systems have never worked since I moved in almost a year ago. 3 armed gunmen forced their way into my apartment and robbed my kids. They wouldn't have had access to the building if the security doors worked proper...
You'll want to contact an attorney in your area that has experience with 'inadequate security' claims. These are difficult claims to bring, but generally speaking, a property owner can be liable for the criminal acts of third parties if those criminal acts were foreseeable and the property owner did not take the correct steps to address the threat of criminal harm to those on the property.
Inadequate security litigation can be highly fact-intensive and expensive, as it is almost always necessary for the plaintiff to retain an expert witness to testify regarding the property owner's lapses in security.
Best of luck.See question
A 20 year old kid chased myself, my fiance, and my 2-year old son in a car while pointing a gun at us the whole time. He even fired at us one time. I called 911, and he was arrested and found with a loaded weapon and an open container. He is curre...
Sure, you can successfully sue him in a civil court of law for assault if you can show to the court that the individual's acts placed you in a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful contact (even if no contact resulted - that would be called battery).
Your potential problems include proof (did anyone else witness his actions?) and damages (how much money do you think will fairly compensate you for the stress you were put through?). Finally, if you did win an award, could you collect or is this 20-year like most 20-year olds - broke/unemployed/etc. ?See question
My husband and I signed a lease a year ago with a private landlord for a room in a house with other tenants who have rented rooms as well. During the year we fell on financial hard times (job loss, health issues) and became inconsistent and behind...
Generally speaking, in Ohio a landlord must follow a specific legal process in order to evict a tenant. That process involves giving the tenant proper notice to vacate the property. If the tenant is still residing at the property following the notice, the landlord can file an eviction action the the local court system.
Therefore, if you haven't received a 3-day notice of eviction and you haven't been served with notice of a court hearing, your landlord can't *legally* evict you...yet.See question