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If a company deliberately attempts to sabotage my own legal

If a company deliberately attempts to sabotage my own legal protection of my home and equity from foreclosure auction sale do I have an recourse against them? My mortgage company called 1- 1/2 weeks prior to the foreclosure sale date of my home telling me they granted me 60 days extension on sale date and a Loan Modification. Then one day later called and said they retracted same. Then two (2) days later the company's foreclosure attorney contacted me and told me the Sale date was cancelled and I was to work with the company. He then wrote me the next day and said the foreclosure sale date was back on. TWICE this company sabotaged me from hiring counsel to protect my home through bankruptcy. I cancelled my legal representation because they did this to me twice. Isn't this against the law?

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Windstream quoted us $119.99 and had us sign an agreement

Windstream quoted us $119.99 and had us sign an agreement for internet and phone at the business for three years. That turned into $200.00 with their added taxes and fees. Now they are changing our bill and adding $45.00 a month because they said the salesman quoted a discount they no longer give. Is this legal? If the contract doesn't bind their pricing, then what good is it?

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I am a recruiter , have my own small business, and have been

I am a recruiter , have my own small business, and have been in business for 10 years. A few weeks I bought a job posting from Linkedin.com in order to try and fill a job and to try out their job postings. I bought it online myself. it worked amazing and i had great results. It cost 300 dollars. So, i was so impressed I called the corporate department and wanted to see about buying a "package" of job postings in what they call their "Linkedin recruiter" product line. I told the girl I had a budget and did not want some complicated sales pitch and just wanted a few job postings per month. She sent me on to a sales rep named Anna who of course upsold me and made me believe that i needed to spend $600 a month for job postings but they are called "job slots" and inmails (another product that I told her I did not need but she said i had to buy them in order to buy the job slots). I asked if i could try one (i would buy it I told them, i was not asking for a free trial) because they were asking me to commit to $666.00 per month for 12 months without even trying the product. Anna said "you already tried it when you bought your $300 posting as they work the same". That made me super happy to think i would have these incredible results every month with such great postings as she told me they would be the same as the first posting i had bought for $300. Well, now i posted my jobs and they are NOTHING like the original job I posted. I even posted the same exact job, word for word, in the same city as my client needed another employee. I got terrible results..horrible. So I reached out to the account managers they assigned to me and told them it was not working. They tried to call me but i spend all day on the phone and i have major deadlines. I then finally, out of frustration told them it was not working and I regretting signing my contract and to please cancel it. They said that I would need to change some things on my job posting and watch some tutorials and a bunch of other "talk tracks" . I asked them "whey did I need to do this since I had just posted the same job, in the same market, word for word and it worked great" They told me the "job slots" perform differently than the "job postings" and so I would need to tweak it. I freaked out as Anna (my sales person) assured me it was the same thing so it was like a bait and switch. I had some serious deadlines yesterday and a lot of pressure from my clients and was so let down from the results I had to scramble and work a 17 hour day to come up with the candidates for the job. I thought the Lilnkedin postings would work but they did not. I again told them I felt I had been sold something that was not the same product as they had admitted on the phone that they behave differently when they are advertised on the site, but Anna told me they would work the same and that is why she would not give me a trial. I yelled at them and told them to let me out of my contract (unfortunately I lost my temper as I was under a lot of pressure and very angry I was paying so much and now locked into an agreement for 12 months over something I thought I was buying that I did not actually buy....I had been tricked into buying a different product). Unfortunately I do not have this in writing but I am sure LinkedIn tapes all their conversations for the purpose of training so if they pulled Anna's conversations with me and then the account managers they can definitely see i was lied to. I did use my American Express Card and I could dispute it but would rather them come back to me with a solution. I emailed htem to apologize for yelling at them and told them I just felt I was not sold the product in an honest way, it was not working , and I want out of my agreement. I have now sent them at least 4-5 emails explaining to let me out of my contract. Btw, i just signed this contract two weeks ago so there should be some sort of 30 day satisfaction thing but probably there is not. I am now stuck in paying them $666.00 for 12 months on a product I was told would operate and work like the first one I bought but it is, as i learned yesterday, a different product. What do i do? The account managers AND sales rep will now not even email me back. I sent them emails again today, being very professional and they never replied so I am also left with no solution and no help. Any legal advice?

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I'm a first time Business owner and building my first

I'm a first time Business owner and building my first restaurant. We signed a lease last year on a new construction project for our restaurant. We were shown what the site would look like and also given building plans that also showed that. But a few months ago the plans for the exterior were change drastically. I was never informed thru email, phone call, or letter that these changes were happening. They were made to save the landlord money but totally changes the appeal and marketability of the center. when I talked to our architect they said they did get a email but it never specially said what changes were happening. So they assumed that they were minor. Can we forced the landlord to change it back to the original designed that we signed the lease with. Thats what we wanted and thats why we signed.

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Dwayne B.

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I paid the first month's rent as a "holding fee" house in GA

I paid the first month's rent as a "holding fee" for a house in GA but when I arrived here from Phila, PA the agent told me the house was not available due to an electrical problem The agent must have known about the problem before I left Phila and drove 1000 miles with a truck full of furniture and two animals. He assisted me in obtaining rental insurance--a requirement for renting the house--and in changing the electric and gas utilities over into my name before I left In fact, on the morning of my arrival in GA intending to sign the lease and pick up the keys, he collected a 500.00 "pet fee" before telling me that the house I paid for was not available. He then offered me to rent another house in his inventory, which I had already told him I did not want I believe he lured me here with the intent to bait and switch, believing I would be left with no choice but to take another house. I was forced to spend two weeks in a hotel until I could find a house to live I want to sue for fraud

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This may seem silly,but i had a crazy offer on a new vehicle

this may seem silly,but i had a crazy offer on a new vehicle from a dealer.can i hold him to it with notary.

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Barrister

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I run a California business services. On

Hello,I run a California business for online services. On my website, I'd like to have a running promo for 50% off a single type of service (let's say Service A) for a while.My question is: Am I legally obligated to have an END date to my sale? For example, can I just run the 50% off promo and then cancel the promo whenever I feel like it in the near future? Or, do I have to have an explicit mention of an end date?Alternatively, should I put a little disclaimer that says "Subject to change" or along those lines?Thank you!

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We had a fire at our business in November. Our agent over

We had a fire at our business in November. Our agent over the last few years told us we had loss of income insurance and we never read our policy because we had made many changes over the last 5 years. Of course we always increased things here and there and always went up on the premium. Well once we turned to our agent he said we didnt have it. I read over our policy because we remember telling him about 60 k a year,once I looked at it I thing he put the general liability amount to 60 and never explained us anything do I have a leg to stand on?JA: The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else I can tell the Lawyer before I connect you two?Customer: noJA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and connect you two.

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My daughter and I went to an open house on this past Saturday

My daughter and I went to an open house on this past Saturday afternoon looking for a long-term rental for her and her girlfriend. the condo was appealing to my daughter but her roommate was not present to see the condo as she was working. The owner was giving us the tour through the condo when she rec'd a call from a prior person who had also taken the tour earlier. What was over heard was basically the person wanted the condo, that they would give the owner a deposit later at 3 pm. I looked at the owner and said well, sounds like you found some renters. She said they were a lovely couple, just engaged and she could tell they would be good tenants. I said how can you tell who are good tenants? Are you not doing application/credit check in advance of renting? She said no. I looked at my daughter, and my daughter asked the owner if she would consider her. So this woman did a 360 and said well first come first serve. I looked at her an thought this woman is all over the place, she just told these other people they could have it than she told us we could have it, "because we were present" and if my daughter gave her a check she would hold it until my daughter & her girlfriend could meet up on Monday to go over the details of the lease and my daughter's girlfriend could view the condo. meanwhile she was asking my daughter all kinds of questions that "I personally would have found offensive or discriminatory" my daughter is gay, and she is a college student, her girlfriend is an optician. The personal questions were a bit much, asking if they did drugs, drank, lots of bad questions, which my daughter answered hoping this owner would view her favorable. Meanwhile the current renter returned to the condo and we left. Anyway long story short, I gave this owner a check for $1200, my daughter didn't have a check. After we left the viewing I told my daughter I thought this woman was not very genuine and then on top of everything my daughter revealed to me that this woman had 2 different rental amounts posted online on different websites showing $100 difference in rent, which I didn't know. I had my daughter call the owner Right back after we left the viewing and told her there was a discrepency and the owner said she forgot to change the Craig's list amount to the higher amount that she had posted on Zillow. I was not happy with this, but my daughter was OK with it, but I told my daughter that when her and her girlfriend were meeting up with the owner on Monday they needed to be really careful and go over the lease with a fine tooth comb. Anyway the owner called or texted my daughter later to say the current renter had business in the home on Monday and my daughter's girlfriend wouldn't be able to view the condo prior to them sitting down to Sign the leasing requirements. I told my daughter this wasn't right. There was so much that had to be done to this condo as far a repairs and painting. my daughters girlfriend just said forget it, that there were too many red flags already. My daughter texted the owner to tell her they were no longer interested and on top of that my daughters roommate said that their lease at their currant apartment was not up until August and that they would be paying for 2 months of double rent. The owner didn't get back to my daughter until this morning, threatening a civil suit if I cancelled "my check". First of all I did cancel the check, because my daughter would have given the owner her own check at the signing of the lease and I didn't want this woman to have my check in hand. As I said earlier not letting my daughter's girlfriend in to see the condo prior to signing just wasn't right. The owner also texted that her current renter was s witness. " to what" he walked in the door 5 min before we left. I just don't know where this woman is going with this threat, neither myself or my daughter has responded back to this woman. Any advice? Thank-you Kathy

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