About 7 months ago my daughter became ill due to the house that we were living and we reported that there were damage due to water and leaking faucets the landlord never came in and fix them properly my daughter continue to get sick and upon looki...
Attorney Japp is correct. You need to find a lawyer near you that will defend you in court. Don't just stick your head in the sand and think that this will go away. It won't. You have to act fast, because an Answer is required to be filed within 28 days of you receiving the Complaint. Look for a lawyer that does landlord/tenant law.See question
I live in Ohio and have two judgements from 2011 and 2012. Both are from apartment complexes totaling close to $4,000. I am trying to settle and the apartment complex told me to call Fabco (rent reporting/collection agency) who told me to call a l...
Judgments cannot be dismissed and they almost always cannot be overturned.
There is an old adage, "let sleeping dogs lie." If this collection agency/firm is not taking any action against you (garnishing your paycheck, garnishing your bank account, threatening to place a lien on any real estate you own), why give them a reminder of your presence?
Good luck.See question
We recently got a trampoline and kids whose parents I don't know want to jump!! It makes me nervous that if their child gets hurt I might be responsible! My insurance says it is covered under our homeowners, liability. Should I worry??
Provided that your homeowner's insurance includes coverage for a trampoline (often, you will have to get extra coverage if you have a trampoline - so check!), yes, if a child gets injured, your homeowner's insurance will pay. But guess what....your insurance costs will then skyrocket.
And, by the way, you can't make a kid sign a waiver. Minors can't consent to waiving their rights. So any waiver you make a kid sign will be null and void.
Ditch the trampoline and save yourself a headache.See question
We vacated an apartment on 04/11/17 and provided notice on 03/10/17. Our lease states a 60 day notice is required, however, the Ohio revised code states 30 days is acceptable. Our landlord has new tenants moving in on 04/28/17 and states we are on...
30 days is required by the ORC, your lease agreement can require a greater amount of notice. The ORC sets a floor, not a ceiling. The lease does not supersede state law.See question
I hit some someone car's bumper and theres not even a scratch on both my car and her car, she is old and said she has heart disease but I saw a lot of cigarettes in her car. She was mad at me and asked for my ID and she copied my name and address ...
The most important thing you can do is call your own insurance company. Tell them the details behind the collision and then let them handle it. They will work with the lady that you struck to determine compensation.See question
I got a judgement against me for not showing up. The case was fieled in other person county not in mine count.
Atty Croushure is correct. There is more to proper venue than mere residency. If you had contacts w/the plaintiff in the plaintiff's home county, then the venue may be correct. Regardless of whether the case was instituted in the proper court, the correct procedure is not to ignore the complaint, but rather to bring the question of improper venue to the judge.See question
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