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If a company holds a sweepstakes/contest and they put out a

If a company holds a sweepstakes/contest and they put out a set of rules and begin the promotion, can they legally change the rules or elements of the game after it's started? What's a company's libability in this situation?

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What does ADR/ Alternative Dispute Resolution (Workflow)

What does ADR/ Alternative Dispute Resolution (Workflow) mean on a pending default judgment? It has a date of 5/15/2016, which isnt here yet. This is a debt that was defaulted because i didnt go to the court date, but this debt is past the statue of limitations and i am trying to fight this to get it off. Its still pending, what should I do?

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I am trying to settle a debt collection lawsuit in which a

I am trying to settle a debt collection lawsuit in which a Plaintiff doctor sued me for non-payment of a medical procedure and I filed a counterclaim for malpractice, fraud, and consumer fraud. The Plaintiff agreed to a mutual dismissal of all claims if we paid $1300 as well as sign a stipulation of settlement which has a couple of clauses that are concerning to me:3. Defendant agrees that her claims for malpractice, fraud, and consumer fraud set forth in counterclaim are meritless.4. Plaintiff agrees that they will pursue no claim for frivolous litigation or any other action arising out of defendant's filing a counter claim herein.6. In the event default persists for seven days, the attorney for plaintiff may with notice to the Defendant, obtain judgement from this court, ex parte, the amount then due by setting forth the nature of the default and the amount due.Can someone tell me why the Plaintiff's attorney want's us to agree that our counterclaims are meritless in clause #3? What liability can this expose us to by agreeing to this?Does clause #4 protect us from any such liabilities?What does clause #6 mean?

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I went to Sanford brown which turned into Sanford brown college

I went to Sanford brown which turned into Sanford brown college and changed the color telling us they are now accredited. They closed down now I graduated in 2012 and never received my diploma. Where I had my intern ship at got shut down a couple weeks later for being ran illegally. I have school loans from nelnet.com because my tuition covered everything. Than for some reason I ended up getting a bill from Sanford brown saying I owed them 2300.00 right after I finished my intern ship. Than my internship place got shut down by the state. Sandord brown college sent the 2300$ I owe them for some reason to bill collectors who have been harassing me saying I owe it to them when main corp of Sanford brown college shut down. Is there anything I can do?

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California Law. When a company closes out an account,

Hello,California Law.When a company closes out an account, for whatever reason, unable to collect, etc. that company rights that account off on their taxes and they have collected from the government for that right off. That debt is now no good and the any agreement between the two parties is null and void. What gives a third party (another company) the right to try and collect on a debt that has already been paid and closed, written off? And there is no contract and no agreement between the third party and the original party that originally owed the funds. The third party really has no rights to anything, is this correct? Thank you.

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Ok so I had a car repair shop damage my vehicle and than

Ok so I had a car repair shop damage my vehicle and than charge the insurance company a high price for sub standard works. I was able to get my car back and he was blackmailing me to give him 5000 for work on my car. Can he reposes my car ? He's in The wrong for damaged my car what should I do?

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I have been deemed by the superior court of California to be

I have been deemed by the superior court of California to be a vexatious litigant. As you know, if I want to file new litigation as a proper, I must gain permission by the presiding judge. Someone has sued me in the limited jurisdiction of the superior court of California and I want to counter sue. As you also know, if I proceed pro se to counter sue in a case that I did not initiate, I can waive gaining permission from the presiding judge on a counter suit. The superior court limited jurisdiction case in which I want to counter sue names me as an individual and also the active corporation, which I'm the whole owner of. Even though I own an active corporation, I'm indigent, which is why I couldn't and still can't afford an attorney to represent me. I can support the fact I'm indigent with documents that prove I collect public assistance (SSI). As you know, a party which is a corporation in a superior court limited jurisdiction case must be represented by an attorney. Do I have to move the court to represent my corporation as a proper in limited jurisdiction? Can I move to exclude my corporation and just represent myself as an individual? What authority(ies) would give me the right to represent my corporation in limited jurisdiction? What authority(ies) would give me the right to exclude my corporation as a named party and represent myself as an indigent proper individual?

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I was served a NC Civil Summons on December 21, 2015 by local

I was served a NC Civil Summons on December 21, 2015 by local police. I tried disputing some of the debt (interest etc) before I defaulted but this is not the original creditor. I called to set up payments and could not get any help on something I could afford monthly or a settlement of the debt. I know I need to file an Answer to their Complaint ASAP but I am confused as to what needs to be included in detail.Please help!

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A medical provider has taken out a small claim against me via

A medical provider has taken out a small claim against me via the courts. I have now received a summons to appear in a few months time.I wish to lodge a counterclaim (within the 5 day period given), but I do not know for how much I wish to claim. The reason being is I tried several times asking the provider to provide me a breakdown of their charges, what I paid “out of pocket” and what the insurance company had paid and for what services.Can I put in a claim for the total amount they claim to have it then drawn down once in court I am able to ask for the amounts that I paid from the provider? Or do I have to be as accurate as possible on a counter claim?The other part is the provider didn't go to collections, they lodged a claim through the courts, not that this worries me, I'll happily defend myself. What is the process once a lodge a counter claim?

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