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Ezra N. Goldman

Ezra Goldman’s Answers

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  • Is an apartment complex responsible for mental anguish?

    There was a recent large fire at our apartment complex that completely demolished a carport, heat damage to buildings and forced residents out of their homes. The FBI has been around asking questions as well, regarding that night. I was a witness ...

    Ezra’s Answer

    No. I am curious to see if anyone disagrees and on what basis.

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  • Can I record a conversation through my cell phone without the other party knowing?

    I want to record a conversation through my phone so i can have some evidence and so i can show the guy boss what he is saying because i bought a cadillac and within 2 days it started over heating so i took it back to the dealership and it needs a ...

    Ezra’s Answer

    In Michigan, you only need one party's consent. So, yes you can.

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  • How can I take legal action or sue them to get this bill paid??

    My brother and sister in-law put a bill in my name when I was around 16 with out my knowledge, and the bill is over 8 thousand dollars...

    Ezra’s Answer

    There is not a lot of info in your question, which might be why you didn't get an answer in all this time. How old are you now? Is it in your name or does it also have your social security number? If it just has your name, you might want to ignore it - it won't effect your credit and if you never agreed to the service, they don't have much of a claim against you. The statute of limitations might be passed. You might just want to tell the creditor that your identity was stolen. Whoever it is, any company knows they can not enter into a contract with someone under 18. So, there is much to know before someone could give a single answer to this question.

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  • I have no income (see above), so before I spend any of my savings, is there a lawyer who can work with me against the government

    I had/have a rock solid case that started as a wrongful termination suit against a school district in Westchester County in 2012. It is ongoing but now practically every government agency is involved; unemployment, eeoc, civil rights, disability....

    Ezra’s Answer

    I don't know if this analogy will help your case but at least it will help you understand why no one is running to answer you. A lawyer is like a roofer. A roofer doesn't walk around with an independent allegiance to leak-free housing. Your leaking roof is not his problem and he doesn't care about it. Until you hire him. Then it becomes his problem.

    A lawyer may love what he does but in the end, we are all running businesses designed to support our families. Don't tell us your roof is leaking in a hundred places, would likely take 1000 hours to repair and then ask us to put your needs ahead of (a) our paying clients and (b) our families. Your roof is your problem. If there is money to be made here, maybe an employment lawyer will take it on a contingency.

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  • How old must I be to rent an apartment in Spartanburg, SC ? If 18 ; is there anyway I can rent one before then ?

    I'm younger than most people in my grade so when I'm a senior I'll be 17 ; I'm planning on moving out then because I feel I would do better on my own. I also want to know what it feels like to be independent before I go off to college. I don't wan...

    Ezra’s Answer

    In most states, if you are under 18, you are not old enough to enter into a contract. So, no one would rent you a place - they stand only to lose. They couldn't legally collect rent from you and might have a hard time kicking you out if you don't pay. That said, your best bet might be a friend's parent's basement.

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  • Is it legal for this place to double dip, and accept grant money from the state/fed grants to house us, and force us to pay them

    My brother and I had a house together and ran a business together, his son stayed with grandma and grandpa because of the school district. He had just graduated and was 19 years old. My brothers son molested my 7 year old niece, I wanted to kill...

    Ezra’s Answer

    It is likely a part of their grant - the are probably required to take rent from you. And who says it is a double dip? How do you know that their grant covers their expenses?

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  • How does this work and who does his stuff go to if im his wife and he doesn't have a will?

    I am thinking about marrying my boyfriend. he is 66. he doesn't have a will. if I marry him and he passes who does his possesions go to? he has a house paid for and some land and a lot of money in the bank. he has 2 living brothers and 1 living si...

    Ezra’s Answer

    The estate of a person who dies without a will is distributed according to the laws of intestate succession. See this: http://www.msprobate.com/mississippi/intestate/

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  • (1) May the defendant conduct a discovery for the audio/video, per MCL 767.94a and MCR 6.201, (2)if so how, similar to the FOIA?

    Attorney neither did a "discovery demand" or "FOIA request" before or after filing an appearance to do this case pro bono, nor told defendant to or how to. The defendant, however, knew how and did FOIA request to the Police - per the lack of "pro...

    Ezra’s Answer

    The attorney's withdrawal has nothing to do with discovery. If the city has no such record, all the requests in the world will not result in its production.

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  • Can someone on SSI refuse to pay off outstanding credit card debt?

    We have a mentally & physically disabled family member who for 20+ years has been unable to manage her financial affairs. She is on SSI (always has been, her only income and has never worked). We were recently made "payee representative" by the ...

    Ezra’s Answer

    I think you are legally correct but practically, they may not take or call and may not easily take 'no' for an answer. They may have to actually sue her, get a judgment and then realize they can't collect it. Beware of receiving a 1099 for charged-off debt!

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