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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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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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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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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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I am an Information Technology specialist, PhD. I worked in

My name is***** am an Information Technology specialist, PhD. I worked in a big company and I was separated on 02-mar-2016. The reason is the following. I supported a database. When a new manager came on the project, he asked me not to login into the database. The formal procedure for prohibiting enter to a database is to change the passwords (in this case I can't login to database) . Passwords were not changed, I continued login into the database, no formal document about "not login". A week before separating, he knew that I am 75 years old. Can I have a legal support for restoring my employment?

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I loaned money to several different people. Loan #1 Chad and

I loaned money to several different people.Loan #1Chad and Jennifer and were given $2,000 in December of 2014 in order to move out of their apartment into a new house and in order to buy a refrigerator. The agreement was for them to pay me back the money when they got their income taxes back. In February I was only given $500 of this money back and they said that they would give the rest of it to me at a later time. Chad's Aunt Missy, who was also my best friend passed away and they asked to use the money that was owed to me (I guess they had it all along) to help pay for Miss's funeral. I told them that they didn't have to pay me back as long as they used it for the funeral. I have heard differing stories, one story was that they only gave $1000 of that $1500 and the other story was from Missy's daughter Falon that she was the only person responsible for paying for the funeral, and that she had no help from anyone else. None of this was ever in writing.Loan #2I loaned Chad and Jeniffer $2000 because Chad had legal problems when he got into a car accident. Again he was supposed to pay me back when they got their income taxes back but only paid me $500 in cash on February 6th. When my daughter let them know that they now had until February 28th to pay me back the full amount or we would take them to Small Claims Court Jen made the comment that there was nothing that we could do because it wasn't in writing. After a little more back and forth between Jen and my daughter with my daughter stating very emphatically that February 28th was the cut off, Jen stated that they would not agree to that and that they would pay me when they felt like it. Chad also sent me a text saying that he would have cash for me on Friday, Now, after arguing with Chad's mother they are trying to say that this money was a gift.Loan #3I loaned $200 to Falon to help her buy food for her child. I then loaned her $2500 to help get her car fixed. She said that she would pay me this money back when she got her income taxes but none of this was written down between us. On February 5th she sent me the following message on Facebook. "Hello mrs Pam. I finally got my money so i can pay u back but i want to wait until i move out m pay for all that n then give u what i have left." When my daughter realized that she wasn't going to pay me the full amount she also sent Falon a message stating that she had until February 28th to pay back the full amount or she would also be taken to small claims court. She originally sent a message to my daughter stating the following "Allison 1st of all u need to get your f**king facts right before u start running your mouth. I cant speak for everyone but your mother will get back the money she lent me . n frankly thats none of your f**king business." After the discussion got more heated she tried to say that this money was a gift from my mother. She did pay my mother back $1,000 but said that this was done out of the goodness of her own heart and that she didn't owe my mother anything else.I plan on taking them to Small Claims Court to recoup the rest of my money. My question is because we didn't have the agreement written down will I still have a chance of getting my money back? I do have them returning some of the money and I have my conversations with them on Facebook, will I be allowed to use this in Small Claims Court?Thank you so much for your help.

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Waste Management t my building and caused over $1000 worth

Waste Management hit my building and caused over $1000 worth of damage - WM trucks were the only ones on the property - and the damage is 1 foot above the garage door - so a WM truck is the only truck which would have the "reach" to do the damage. WM says - no witnesses - not their fault. My home owners insurance provided an estimate which is below the deduction - so I will have to pay for the damages. The homeowners insurance agent said I should take WM to small claims court since a judge would find it "obvious" WM did the damage. I tried to cancel the contract - and like so many others found - I self renewed - and have 10 months left - so WM to terminate the contract early I would have to pay $1500 to get out of the contract. I don't have the $1500 to repair the damage - let alone to get out of the contract - and I am looking at an added expense of putting cameras on the property to ensure there is "evidence" next time WM hits the building. Any suggestions?

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I have a question about pension benefit reduction due to

I have a question about pension benefit reduction due to layoff. I had worked for a company since 1983 and although we were purchased by another company in 1991 they carried my seniority date from 1983. There are two small pensions that I was going to start drawing, and apparently one of the requirements of getting the full pension was to still be employed continuously until your 55th birthday. I was laid off exactly 60 days before my 55th birthday, and was told I now qualified only for a reduced benefit of approx 55% less if I wanted to take it early, and that it would be back to the full benefit on my 65 th birthday. I had appealed this decision asserting that I certainly would have been employed by the company on my 55th birthday had they not chosen to lay me off, but they would not change their decision. Do I have any legal recourse on something like this? Mike

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