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About 6 years ago, I paid some credit cards using someone

About 6 years ago, I paid some credit cards using someone else's bank account. I was arrested but did accelerated rehab and have no record (can legally say NO to ever arrested and convicted of a felony) My question is the person got repaid from the credit card companies so he is repaid. The debt however is still on my credit cards and I have been unable to pay them. Can I declare bankruptcy since they are unsecured, and if so is their a chance the bankruptcy would NOT go through? I am being told by 2 lawyers that I can, but they don't answer the question as to whether they will be discharged. I honestly have no worth (equity, 401k) anything to pay it back with, so whats the worse that can happen?

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Attorney2

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This is a question about Copyright law. I hope you can help,

This is a question about Copyright law. I hope you can help, because my publisher pretty much tossed me to the curb. A few years ago I wrote and had published a novel, and now fast-forward to now.ABC announced a new TV show coming this fall with Kiefer Southerland, Designated Survivor.It sounded like a pretty cool show, so I looked it up on line.The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the sole-survivor of an attack, and now he's the President of the United States.If you've read my novel, "One Man's War" published in January of 2015... You''ll notice that The Secretary of Housing and Urban Renewal is now the President of the United States after a world-wide calamity.This TV show was approved for production by ABC in December of 2015, almost a year AFTER my novel was released.

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I created an agreement and emailed to someone and he singed

I created an agreement and emailed to someone and he singed the agreement using typed form of his name with so hand writing looking font. is this acceptable as signature?

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Maverick

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What are the best ways to find a civil litigation attorney

What are the best ways to find a civil litigation attorney on a contingency basis?And when you have no direct evidence, but there is no other better explanations (therefore if it is not him who did it, or if it is not done this way, then what would it be), what is the best approach to go? - Subpoena to question people and see if they have a reasonable explanation or it is full of contradictions and lies?By law is hard evidence a must; or it will be considered a truth if everything add up together and it looks obvious this way even there is no direct evidence?

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Dwayne B.

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We are being threatened to be sued by person that purchased

We are being threatened to be sued by person that purchased our house. He has had water in the basement of the house. He had an inspection before the purchase and nothing was noted on the inspection report. He says he paid $15000 in repairs and remediation. He says we should have disclosed. We never lived in or even overnighted in the house. We owned it for 10 years. Rented it to the same renters for 7 years. Then we listed the house for sale. My husband painted the whole house before we listed. Including the basement. He has always painted the walls and floors of our houses. His repair people say we were trying to cover the water issue by painting. Also he says the drain tiles were in need of repair. Again, not noted on the inspection report or known to us. His lawyer is requesting $9500 to settle the issue before the case is filed. Any suggestions? This is in Wisconsin.

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AttyHeather

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I am being sued in Massachusetts by Amica Insurance to a

I am being sued in Massachusetts by Amica Insurance for damages to a room renter in my house whose vehicle got vandalized. Neither the owner of the vehicle or anyone else heard or saw the incident. It is surmised by the owner and the insurance company. Moreover I and the defendent never had one bad word between us.The reason he surmises I did it is my wife and I had an argument. I was intoxicated and created a scene within the house and ended up being taken out of the house by an ambulance after a self-inflicted injury to my head. The police came as well as the ambulance I stayed over night in the hospital I left home at 8:30pm.the plaintiff the next morning saw that his cars hood had holes in it. And because of what happened that evening surmised I did it.I even asked him if he was sure it happened on my property to begin with because he drove home from Worcester that day from work and may not noticed his car was vandalized to begin with. He was certain it must of been me.Now the Plaintiff agrees we never even had a bad word between us. He rented from me for about 2 1/2 years 4 nights a week and would drive home to CT to be with his family Friday-Sunday. We had coffee every morning together. Approximately twice a month we would invited him for dinner and wine. I am a CPA he is a pharmacology professor.The police never came regarding the incident. No charges filed. But things changed because his car was vandalized and he believed I did it. Because again the argument with my wife and I. I punched the wall in anger and broke some dishes and fell to the ground where I banged my head and needed 4 staples my wife had told me she was leaving me for another man. So to him where there is smoke there is fire.I was done at least 10 hours in the hospital when he first discovered this damage to his vehicle.I have no knowledge of how his vehicle was damaged. And there was zero reason and motive for me doing so. Again I reiterate he and I were always on excellent terms for 2 1/2 years.The complaint reads the motor vehicle was struck and damaged as the result of the negligent and/or reckless acts of the defendant Mark S. , his agent, servant, employee or other party.Please let me state at the time we had two other room renters a Cancer researcher and a Chef. Also 3 of my sons were home at the time. We have 6 bedrooms.So am I toast since the lawsuit basically includes everyone in the house. Or where there is smoke there is fire.The statement of damages they want me to pay is $3,710.35 which includes auto damages and rental car. I presume my insurance company did not cover this as well. That is another question should they have?If I fight this in court and lose will it cost me more that $3,710.35.What is your opinion?

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AttyHeather

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I had an ex friend from Rhode Island join a business chat

I had an ex friend from Rhode Island join a business chat room that I was running and sent me three payments of $2900 over the course of a year to get my stock trading advice. I then got in trouble with the IRS about my divorce and he gave two loans of $2900. I have now paid him back for the two loans. However he now tells me that he wants full payment of all monies that he paid me which is 5 payments of $2900. He say he will take me to court unless I pay him the full amount. Nothing was signed between the two of us. Would it come down to his word against mine?

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I am a plaintiff in a civil law suit in Massachusetts against

I am a plaintiff in a civil law suit in Massachusetts against several defendants (individuals) who provided services to me. My complaint alleged fraud and conspiracy to defraud by billing for work not done and submitting forged reports. The discovery period of the litigation is over. I have clear evidence that during discovery the defendants conspired to obstruct justice and provided false answers to INTs and RFA. It may be easier to prove the conspiracy during discovery than the original conspiracy. Is there a right of private action? Do I have standing? May I introduce at trial the evidence of conspiracy during discovery? Would a motion to amend the original complain be the right step? Shall I amend the complain with new counts of conspiracy during discovery and obstruction of justice? Since I cannot claim additional damages from the new counts -- would I still be able to benefit from the new counts if the motion to amend is granted? I am taking a page from criminal cases (think ***** *****), but I am not sure how this may apply to a civil case. I would appreciate an answer with references to case law.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I'm going to visit the USA and I am worried about the

Hi I'm going to visit the USA and I am worried about the following: if I bring some USD with me and come to a shop and it turns out that something is wrong this money - for example, there is invisible paint on them because they were stolen... Do I have some trouble in this case? Dollars are not the currency of my country, so I just buy them at the money exchange and I cannot guarantee that everything is OK with them (but I hope it is). I just don't want to break any law.

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