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If you hire a contractor to build a structure and you pay

If you hire a contractor to build a structure and you pay him then he refuses to build the structure or return your money when you cancel, what remedy do you have. It is above the typical small claims court but not enough that most attorneys are interested in taking case?

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Sam

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I would like to find out if the settlement agreement offered

Hi, I would like to find out if the settlement agreement offered to me by verizon is truly beneficial to me. Let me present my case. In 2014 we canceled our services with verizon and returned all equipment (we have a receipt). In 2015 verizon sold our account to collection agency claiming that we didn't return one of the boxes, prior to that they never send us any bill, statement, letter, notice, anything. So in 2015 we received first letter from collection agency, we disputed it, provided proof of returning all equipment, we were never bother by the same collection agency, only to be bother by another, and so on until 6 month ago. We finally had enough and sued verizon in small claims court for that very "unreturned equipment". Their legal department contacted us wanting to settle and here an interesting part starts. First, they were investigating the case claiming that they found out that the balance we owe is for 1 unreturned box that we apparently had since the beginning of our service which is 2011 up until we canceled in 2014. When we told them that we called verizon costumer service asking if it's even possible to have a box that was never activated, representative told us NO. So then they claimed we jave outstanding balance of 155.03, again we never received anu bill from them. Then they claimed that the reason we probably didn't receive any paper bill is because the very month we canceled the service, we aparently signed up for ebill! Moving on, because of this collection account is on our credit report we were denied mortgahe pre-approval and so we told them that, how much damage was done etc. We sued for $2000. In our talks with verizon about settlement we wanted them to remove that delinquent collection report from our credit report. They said it will never happen because the only time verizon would do that is when they are at fault, but in this case they are not, because we have outstanding balance of 155.03 and that is the reason they sold it to collection agency, not the unreturned equipment which is 600 something dollars. After long talks, they started to proceed with their offers:1. They wanted to credit our account with the amount that is under collection which is $768.71 and pay us $500 for damages, we denied2. Then, They wanted a prof that we were denied mortgage pre-approval in order to offer us removing account from credit report, we emailed them proof, after which they said that unfortunately they cannot remove it from credit report, but they can remove it from collections and pay us $1000, we denied3. We threatened that after we win this case, we will simply sie them for the damage to our credit report and request they remove the delinquent report from our credit report. The very same thay they drafted a settlement when they claim they will remove our account from collections, credit our account of the whole amount which is $768.71 and they WILL remove the delinquent report from our credit report, and not pay us anything, which sound good for us, all we teally want is to have it removed from credit report, we don't need any money, but after reading the settlement it looks good to us, however we want to know if there isn't any hidden tricks that could harm us.Below is the settlement:On behalf of Verizon Pennsylvania LLC and Verizon Online LLC (“Verizon”) sued herein as “Verizon Communications, we hereby amicably resolve your returned Verizon equipment matter, (the “Dispute”). This Settlement Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of the settlement and resolution of the Dispute. The signatories to this Agreement are referred to jointly as the “Parties.” In consideration of the mutual promises set forth in this Settlement Agreement, Verizon has agreed to issue a credit to your account in the amount of $768.71. Additionally, Verizon will remove your account from collections and remove the delinquent report related to your Verizon FiOS account from your credit report. You understand and agree that this Settlement Agreement constitutes the settlement and compromise of doubtful and disputed claims, including but not limited to any billing disputes, claims, demands, and actions incurred by or on behalf of Defendants prior to August 24, 2016. Any payment or act given in exchange for this Settlement Agreement is not to be construed as an admission of liability on the part of any party to this Settlement Agreement and that any such liability is expressly denied. You release and discharge Verizon and their predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, transferees, agents, directors, officers, employees, attorneys and/or shareholders from all causes of action, claims, suits, debts, damages, judgments, and demands whatsoever, whether now known or unknown, matured or unmatured, whether before a local, state or federal court, administrative agency or commission, including, but not limited to, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, at any time before and including the date of this Agreement arising out of or relating to the “Dispute”.This Agreement is binding on the Parties, their predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, transferees, agents, directors, officers, employees, attorneys and shareholders. The Parties agree to keep the existence of this Agreement, its terms and conditions (including the amount hereof), and any negotiations related to the agreement confidential. Each of the signatories of this Agreemen t represents and warrants that he is authorized to execute of this Agreement and to bind his respective Party to it. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth Pennsylvania . The Parties acknowledge that they have had the opportunity to consult with legal counsel of their choosing before entering into this Agreement, have read this Agreement completely, know and understand its contents, enter into this Agreement freely and voluntarily, and have made to each other no promise or representation not contained in this Agreement. Please sign this Settlement Agreement and return to me via fax, or email. The actions which Verizon has agreed to implement on your account will take place once I receive your signed documents.Sincerely,

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I was sending flowers to my ex to appologize for something i

i was sending flowers to my ex to appologize for something i had said. the flourist i was using one of which i have used numerous times in the past 4 yrs to send flowers to me ex from. the young lady on the phone was asked me if i wanted it to go to said individual and i said yes she asked me if i wanted to send a bouquet and said hell no then she asked me if i wanted to send a single rose again i replied with a no. she gave me choices of other single flower agrangments and i settled on a gerber daisy she asked what color and i said i didnt care if it was black. this co. then proceeds to contact my ex and tell her i was very rude on the phone that i constantly cursed and was really hateful and asked her if she wanted to accept the delivery of the flowers. mind you they never left the store. and they never let me know what they have done. in the four yrs of dating this lady i have sent her flowers many a times and a few where after a break up with her. they have ruined any chance i had of ever reconciling our relationship. and i told the young lady this was my break up bouquet. mind you my ex had broken up with me so in essence thats what it was. and they proceeded to tell her that as well . so do i have a liable case?

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What are the elements of "malice" necessary to sustain an

What are the elements of "malice" necessary to sustain an action for malicious prosecution ? In other words what is necessary to prove malice to the satisfaction of the court? Malice is one of the six elements necessary to sustain an action for malicious prosecution as stated in Elmer v. Chicago & N,W.R. Co. (1950), 257 Wis.228,43 N. W. (2d) 244.

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This is an odd question and not sure of the right category.

This is an odd question and not sure of the right category. I live in a cohousing "intentional" community (in reality a PUD) but the neighbors are supposed to be cooperative and collaborative. 24 of the 27 homes are owner occupiedThere is a group of people who keep chickens and I rent a house right next to the coop. For spiritual reasons, I am vegan and before I moved in, I asked what happened to the chickens after the stopped laying eggs. They had previously killed them but agreed to let me rehouse them when that time approached. We are now at that time, and since my original conversation, 2 years ago, a new and generally disruptive person has bought the house right next door to me. She wants to kill them for their meat and keeps pushing the agenda, despite having been told by me and someone else in the club that we agreed to rehome them.Do my spiritual beliefs have any legal rights?This situation has prompted me to leave the community to move back to my own home in a few weeks time, but this woman is such a bully, and is always waiving the Fair Housing flag when people complain about her unruly son that I wondered if I could mention violation of my own Rights. The family (child and dog) have certainly violated the "peaceful enjoyment" clause in the CC and Rs.thanks, Amanda

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TJ, Esq.

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According to Facebook, "only authorized representatives can

According to Facebook, "only authorized representatives can manage a Page for a brand, place, organization or public figure". So, I would probably have to change the name of the Facebook page in order to keep using it? Keep in mind, his business name isn't trademarked, so it doesn't constitute a "brand".

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TJ, Esq.

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I am in escrow to sell a property I own in San Bernardino

I am in escrow to sell a property I own in San Bernardino county in California. I received my preliminary title report yesterday and saw there was a tax lien for 6,000 ( 2,500 in taxes and 3,500 in penalties) for a supplemental tax bill from 2005 on a property I sold in 2005 . The lien was recorded on my name and not on my property in 2008. I was never notified by any state or county government office. I will appeal this bill, but was curious as to what constitutes "proper service" , if that even applies to my case. Thanks

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I had a car stolen from a self storage lot. I know I can not

I had a car stolen from a self storage lot. I know I can not sue for the loss of the car, but when i asked the employee if there cameras recorded she said yes. that was one of the reasons i used this facility. now I am being told that the can not retrieve the video. the car in question could not have been driven off therefor someone had to bring a vehicle into the lot and drag/tow the car away. this is where i feel that the storage unit is negligent. if the police had the video, best case the thief used a market vehicle, such as bobs towing and we would have a general description of the person. Worst case we would have a general description of the vehicle and person, maybe even a licences plate. if they make a point that they have video surveillance then can not provide any assistance to the police with said equipment. Are they liable?

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Is it lawful in Ohio for an individual to write up a deed

Is it lawful in Ohio for an individual to write up a deed and have signed to transfer Ohio property ?

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P. Simmons

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