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Lawrence B Hunt

Lawrence Hunt’s Answers

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  • Should I respond to tenant threat?

    We have a problem tenant that recently moved out. There were problems with them from the start of the lease, but long story short, we chose to ride it out since it was short-term and just hope they left without hassle. They left, but didn't both...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The former tenant is unlikely to become less creepy or threatening if she learns that you succumb quickly to threats.

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  • Can he legally fail me and expel me from the program?

    I was in my band class and my section decided to tape the stuffed mascot of the section to he wall in our room. we used two pieces of masking tape(which does not leave damage or residue) and taped the stuffed elephant up. although I didn't want to...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Your situation does not really raise any issue that can be intelligently discussed in the abstract. Absent some school policy or practice to the contrary, your teacher would seem to have the right to give you whatever grade he thought appropriate and to expel you from his class if he believed you had violated school or classroom rules. You should, however, check your school's policies with respect to discipline and grading to determine whether his discipline would be subject to any procedural or substantive limits.

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  • Is it okay for them to do this to me?

    I am working for a company contracted under Oregon State University who labeled me as part-time even though I clearly work full-time hours.

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Your question does not indicate that anyone has done anything to you. All they've done is, perhaps, mistakenly characterize your job as "part-time" when it is functionally "full-time". As the answer above indicates, this does not appear to have injured you in any way nor does it even appear from your question that you've been misled by anyone with respect to your job. In short, there's nothing in your question to indicate that you have a claim of any sort against anyone.

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  • Based on what I have told you do I have a chance at a civil suit? Or am I just wishful thinking? Would it be worth my time & $?

    Back in late December 2011 there where allegations that my son was dealing drugs with a coworker of mine out of a house I owned but rented to my son while it was on the market to sell. I was currently working for the state as a lead worker for mul...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Frankly, you should have consulted with an attorney before agreeing to resign from your job. It looks as though the statute of limitations has probably run on any claim you might have had though you should immediately contact an attorney to discuss your claims if you think they may have ever had any validity.

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  • Dad diagnosed with dementia. Sister had his will revised AFTER diagnosis. made herself sole executor. Is this valid, and legal?

    Found this out after Dad's passing. Now Sibling has, was, and is controlling all aspects of Dad's estate. There are three of us besides her. What can be legally done about this, and what would be the protocol? (she also hel...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The question of whether your Father had the required mental capacity to revise his will is distinct from the question of whether or not he suffered from dementia at the time he revised his will, though his diagnosed dementia does raise a red flag concerning whether he had the capacity to revise his will. You should promptly consult with an attorney to discuss whether you want to investigate this factual issue further.

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  • Can businesses that offers a service deny an individual use of the service without reasonable explanation for denying the serve.

    When I called and asked if the service could be used the answer was yes, "come on in." Five minutes later I was called back and the owner said I could not use their service because of an incident that occurred at a similar business. No violence ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I agree with the earlier answer: Normally a business can refuse to sell or to serve anyone for any reason provided that the refusal is not for a legally impermissible reason. Your answer does not indicate whether or not there was a legally impermissible reason for refusing you service so it's impossible to intelligently express any opinion on that question.

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  • Hello and thank you! We have a ingress/egress easement on our deed benefiting us, non-exclusive, perpetual and appurtenant.

    We and a neighbor beyond us are dominant tenements. The servient tenement has locked us out so we have been using an alternate access. Because the servient estate has livestock I am sure the court would affirm his right to lock the gate One of...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You and the owner of the other dominant estates certainly can't acquiesce in the servient estate owner's efforts to exclude you from the use of easement. If you acquiesce for too long, the servient estate's owner will have modified the easement by prescription. Consequently, you should send a written demand that he immediately remove any obstacle to your use of the easement in accordance with its stated terms. If he persists in excluding you from use of the easement, you should take him to court seeking an injunction and damages.

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  • I live in Oregon & am being taken to court on 9 year old utility bill debt. should i go to court? Is the time limits?

    debt is from lane county, oregon. I called and talked with collection agency denying any responsibility for debt but told them if they would take a minimal amount of the debt I would forgo the hassle of having to through court hassle. They decli...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The statute of limitations applicable to contract actions in Oregon is six years. ORS 12.080. An action on an account, such as your utility bill, the statute begins to run from the date of the last payment or charge; excluding interest, financing and carrying charges. ORS 12.090. Depending on the facts in your case, the statute of limitations may or may not have run out on this claim.

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  • Can i be moved from my manager position and my pay reduced,just a an extra employee can keep their job and not lose there pay.

    the company i work for has one to many supervisors on site and they where asked to find a spot for him so he doesnt have to get laid off, and the spot they found was mine and im getting bumped down on manager and pay

    Lawrence’s Answer

    So long as there is not a contract between you and your employer giving you a right to your position and present rate of compensation and so long as your employer is not making the decision to demote you for some legally impermissible reason (e.g., because of your gender, race, national origin, religion, etc) then yes, they can demote you. Of course, if you find the demotion unacceptable you can always find another employer to work for.

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  • My boyfriend left his last job because his boss (the owner of the company) did not pay him wages and harassed/ discriminated.

    We are seeking to sue for unpaid wages. His boss accused him of stealing from him because he is undocumented, the boss also harassed him saying, "I better not see you in the streets." The boss owes almost 1,900 for two weeks of wages. The boss sp...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Your boy friend can also file a complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ("BOLI") wage and hour division which can proceed administratively against his former employer to recover what's owed in addition to statutory damages.

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