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  • Do I have an legal recourse in this situation? Can I make them pay relation fees and/or find me a job in my home state?

    I am a licensed pharmacist in the state of MA. I recently received a position working in AZ and am in the process of obtaining my license there as well. When I originally interviewed for the job (over the phone), I was told by multiple people that...

    Steven’s Answer

    It's called detrimental reliance, and you may or may not have a claim. I don't know that they have to find you a different job. However, they might be willing to do so to avoid a detrimental reliance claim.

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  • What is the correct way to make a correction to testimony given in a deposition after reading the court reporter's transcript?

    Directly after the deposition the attorney clarified one part of the testimony, but after reading the court reporter's transcript we found something else that needs correction. Should we wait until we go to trial to make that correction or should ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Unless your attorney failed to ask for read and sign, you should have access to the transcript to make corrections. Do not wait until trial. You will have 30 days to make corrections once you get notice from the court reporter.

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  • I signed a contract with Pool Chem for weekly pool service. They won't start! Can I legally make them provide the service?

    Several months ago, Pool Chem left a note on my door suggesting I call them for on-going swimming pool service. On June 10th I called for an estimate. On June 13th, Mike came out, tested the water and made recommendations. He said they should drai...

    Steven’s Answer

    If you paid them money, you can sue for specific performance. If not, but there is considerable damage to your property from things you did at their instruction, you may also have an action for damages. It bothers me that you gave them your credit information: watch your accounts closely.

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  • Can I sue my landlord for harassment? Is he legally able to have me escorted out and locks changed without first seeing a judge?

    I am not late at all! My landlord, whom I have been renting on a month to month term for 6 months, has been aggressively attacking me verbally and sending harassing threats. He "heard" that my brother was staying with me and showed up enraged. My ...

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    Yes, from what you have said, it appears you have a defense to eviction and a lawsuit against the landlord. Consult with a lawyer.

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  • Can my landlord require tenants to physically hand them rent each month?

    Not stated in rental agreement. My landlord has just stated that every tenant must physically hand them rent each month. They are only on site 2 days per month. I work out of town on these days and am not physically there. No property manager,...

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    Not unless the lease requires you to do so. However, to protect yourself, I recommend you write the landlord a lawyer saying, due to your travel considerations, you will have to continue to pay per the lease, namely, by mail.

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  • Owner- want to know if I can sue property management company?

    They charged me for maintenance not approved by me. They deducted tenant payment without contacting me.

    Steven’s Answer

    It will all come down to your contract with them. Have an attorney look at it.

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  • Can my landlord charge me for damages that happened after I had already moved out? The home was also under foreclosure.

    I rented from a so called "friend" that moved to Texas. Never told me that the house was undergoing foreclosure. He made a lease online through rocket lawyer, and I signed it. The lease was for 2 years. I didn't know the property was under forecl...

    Steven’s Answer

    No, but the more important question is whether you can prove it was after you left.

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  • If my attorney fails to put a certain fact on our disclosure, can he introduce that fact through testimony at trial?

    I am a defendant in a civil lawsuit in Arizona. I proof read our disclosure and asked my attorney to include a fact about our case that I did not see on our disclosure. For whatever reason he did not make the proofreading change to include that fa...

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    At the discretion of the judge, it can be excluded if the other side objects.

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  • How to deal with this kind of greedy landlord who is not reasonable at all? What are my options?

    I am staying in apartment for one year. Just before the renewal of the lease - the management got changed - everybody is new. Previous management proposed 9% increase in rent. I was negotiating it with the management but with the new management we...

    Steven’s Answer

    The landlord may be a jerk, but it sounds like he is within his rights. The way out is 30 days notice. Stop doing oral communications with him: they do not hold up in court.

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  • What can I do? I was facing an eviction but paid the total amount before date of eviction.

    Went to court for an eviction notice and was explained to by the manager of apartment building that if the amount was paid at the latest by when they came to change the locks we would be able to stay. The amount plus court fees was paid in full be...

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    You might very well win against the landlord on this issue, but for $185, it is not cost effective to fight him.

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