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Esq: I purchased a laptop computer for my son almost 3 years

For Gerald, Esq: Hello, I purchased a laptop computer for my son almost 3 years ago on Amazon. We purchased a 3 year warranty offered by a third-party on Amazon(mechanical /tech support ).It expires this August. I realized once the laptop wouldn't work due to a Windows problem of some sort, that we got the warranty. My son's younger cousin, I assume, called to help me out to get the warranty going, as i had been unable to call. For some reason he said he thinks it got water-damaged. Next thing I get an email stating the warranty was refunded. I made time and called. I said I would never ask for a refund of the coverage & they had no business doing that. I said I am the laptop owner, the warranty owner & payment was by me. I was not in front of the laptop to go much further, but they implied bc it was stated there was water damage , it was not covered. I am very mad and told them you can certainly ship it and see its a software or hard drive issue. Now I got another confirmation saying warranty price refunded. They said they took the callers word bc he had serial # and receipt. Do I have any recourse here? They have pulled a fast one on me.

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What are the Kansas State Laws regarding giveaways? Can I

What are the Kansas State Laws regarding giveaways? Can I run a giveaway for $5 off a purchase or $10 off a purchase? Or a random amount off of a purchase or is that illegal since it requires the winner to purchase something to use their winning from the giveaway?

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Not sure if I should go through an attorney or file small

Not sure if I should go through an attorney or file small claim myself....mainly if I have a case. In the beginning of March, I signed up for Uber under a referral of my friend. I knew he would receive $500 upon my completion of 75 rides in 30 days. I inquired twice on the same day to get clarification on what my incentive was....75 rides within 30 to receive a bonus of $640. I do have the emails. Upon my completion of the 75 rides, my friend received notice he would be receiving his $500. Fantastic for him. I inquire about my bonus of $640 and I was told that I would not be receiving a bonus because I made over $640 in earning. No where in the emails, referred to what earning I would have to make nor did it refer to any policy or details of the "bonus". Only items stated were 1.) 75 rides 2,) must be completed in 30 days 3.) you would receive your bonus of $640.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Illinois, Cook CountyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: with the courts or police department?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing has been filed with police department or court house.

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Gerald, Esq

Juris Doctor

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I am detailing with somewhat of a "bait and switch" from a

I am detailing with somewhat of a "bait and switch" from a furniture store. I asked for a made in USA sofa. Spent $2000, and upon receipt discovered it was made in China. Asked for a return, and they said I signed for acceptance when delivered. Do I have any recourse?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: FLJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have reported to corporate, who just brushed me off. Spoke with store manager who only reffers to that I signed. The unit did come in damaged which was noted on the delivery receipt.

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Gerald, Esq

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I cannot believe I just found you online- I hope you can

I cannot believe I just found you online- I hope you can help me...I just signed a promissory note for a loan to pay off debt, but even before the loan has been funded, I have read terrible things about the company and their lending practices!! My question is, if they haven't give me the actual money yet, can I stop the loan from happening even though I signed a contract? (loan signed online via Docusign)JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MInnesotaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not sure what you mean?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, I just want to know if I can stop this loan from happening...I wanted to help my credit by paying off debt, but now I have read that this company called Banker's Healthcare Group is a scam (bait and switch, etc). They advertise to healthcare professionals and found my name that way (I'm a pharmacist). I'm just so scared that I can't stop the loan. I am going to call the company in the AM to stop it, but am worried it's too late since I signed their contract!

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I purchased a car from a broker, now fired for illegal sales

I purchased a car from a broker, now fired for illegal sales of a LEMON to me. Dangerous to say the least. IE Dream Motors of upland has given me the run around for a month. It cost 2,300 to get the safety issues fixed. Now there is electrical damage. I took it to GMC and Skips Auto to make it even able to drive. The broker is listed and Dream Motors to the BBB as having an F Rating. I got paper work after the fact that said it was worth 6,400 but the bait and switch was showing the TRUE value of 1,800. I have been fighting for a month. PLEASE HELP ME.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: cALIFORNIAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, to the DMV to NBC bay area investigations and to Dream Motors, and to the BBB - no replies yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I will tell him more-

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My family answered an ad for a gas heated apartment, which

My family answered an ad for a gas heated apartment, which after viewing and we told real estste salesperson we wanted to rent, the agent disclosed it was oil heat. we rented it because we had to move and it was near our childs school. we woould not have gone to see it if it we knew it was oil. We paid a fee and later found out agent was not our agent but worked for landlord. Agency then put house on market and we had to move again at end of year. I my fee back because we were lured by false advertising and non disclosure of agency. I posted negative yelp review and realtor threatened to press charges against me. I filed ethics claim with MA Real estate Board who found no ethical violation, I filed mediation with MA AG and realter would not mediate, now realtor has sent me a cease and desist for Slander and Defamation. I want to send 30 day notice and take to small claims thoughts?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettesJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: for small claims? no For small claims no not for small claimsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: realtor owned house before my landlord, knew sysytems, realtor is angry i have hurt their reputations. Very friendly with Mayor in Boston lol! feels protected, may be protected

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It's been established that I can't sue a school. one) but I

It's been established that I can't sue a school. one) but I can oragnize Christian's as a group to get riembursements made on their christian school tuition based on the well documented hostile enviroment in the schools in King county area of Washington state. I) bait and switch of identifyling club as a gay no bully and ally club, when it is actually a peer pressure are you transgender or Bi and selling transgender theory as a science. 2)hormonal birth control at school without parental consent 3) abortions during the day without parental consent. as a old testament christian all of that is worse than giving a muslim child bacon at school. Can my son sue the school in small claims for teaching transgender under the bait and switch of it was supposed to be a gay no bully club. small claims. $5000 damages. Damages expences would be $ to groups that supported the research that went into the activities of this club?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have a small business for 12 years now. I warehouse my

I have a small business for 12 years now. I warehouse my furniture in Brea at a full service storage, logistics warehouse. I've had problems for the entire time I've been with them. First a bate and switch on the contract. Several managers have come and gone. Now, without any notice, written or verbal, I find my boxes of furniture have been moved to Ontario, CA. I found out last week when I called to say a customer was coming from Corona Del Mar to pick up two seagrass headboards. They said your furniture has been moved to Ontario, which is another*****from Brea.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CA. What recourse do I have. I think I've lost the $1,100 sale.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, but I've been communicating with them by email. Their corporate office is in New Jersey.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, the initial contract was sent to corporate, but the manager at the time in 2009 when I signed up with this warehouse, switched the page that I had crossed out and initialed. I have the coorespondance (emails where I had talked about the issue of no "in fees" when a container is unloaded, only out fees per box of $ 10.00.

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