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I know someone who started a business "helping" people with

I know someone who started a business "helping" people with chronic disease. They teach you how to eat properly and tell you what supplements to buy and claim that sticking to this regimen will cure your disease. They charge $2000 for this service and claim it's valued at $4000! Is it legal for someone to prey on sick people like this? People desperate for help. People on limited income that haven't worked for a long time?JA: I'm the Lawyer's Assistant. I work with them to help customers like you. Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I found it on Facebook. Im in Wisconsin but I know she is notJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As in?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She claims to have many success stories. People who have beat their disease using her instructions. I have MS. I would love to be cured, but I have no money

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What if a business charges twice for the same product and

What if a business charges twice for the same product and then decides not to return your money?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: I live in Virginia. From a rich and well reputed company located in Texas I wanted to buy something. Instead of using credit card it was cheaper if I paid by check; so, to save some money I mailed a check to them. After few days when I didn't receive the product, I contacted them & was informed that my check didn't reach them. So, I sent a second check to them & after few days I received the item. Later in my bank statement I was surprised to find that they have processed both my checks (may be the first one reached them late, I don't know). I then called them & asked why they processed both my checks as both the checks contained the same order number; in reply they informed me that the mailed checks go directly to a P. O. Box that belongs to their bank & the bank processes the checks just like that. So, when I ask them how & when they'll return my money; they informed me that after an investigation they'll process the refund. I sent them a reminder week before last & they said I'd get my refund in a week. Now two weeks have passed. I've saved all the correspondences. By the way the company is rich & prominent. I was wondering if & when I should go for a legal action. The other thing is, the amount that they are supposed to return me is only a couple of hundred dollars; but their attitude made me highly dissatisfied with them & that's why I'm thinking that if a legal action can be taken against them. This whole matter is about two months old.JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: I live in Virginia and the company I am complaining about is located in Texas. All these happened about a couple of month ago.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have done nothing so far. The only thing I have done is saved all the e-mail correspondence. I am seriously thinking if some thing can be done about it.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If I can file for a compensation lawsuit beside the lawsuit to recover my money.

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Asad Rahman

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I bought a car through ebay in October to "viva Las Vegas

Hi, I bought a car through ebay in October to "viva Las Vegas Autos" through ebay. They delivered the car but without an original title nor original bill of sale. They keep saying will send the documents, however it passes already 2 months since the purchase and the car is waiting in Los Angeles for being exported to South America. Without those documents it is impossible to export the car.Now they dont answer the phone nor emails.What can I do?Thanks

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Richard

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I need to know if I have a case against the company that

I need to know if I have a case against the company that sold me my car I purchased a few months back a kia cadenza from equity auto center. They told me the car was in perfect condition and showed me the carfax was clean. Then when I went to trade it in recently for another car from a different dealer, the dealer told me that the car shows structural damage on the auto check. Bringing the $20000 car down to $12000 Now I am a recent college graduate with a $8000 lossJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Arizona Tucson Well glendale az is where the business isJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I filed a complaint with the BBBJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Equity auto center said that they were only willing to trade another car. However that would put me in the same situation and they would only give me 13000 for the trade

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I have a grandson in the madison media institute. He signed

I have a grandson in the madison media institute. He signed up for a 10 month course at $10,500. tuition. He just got a letter after he finished half the course that the tuition for the remainder of course has doubled. He or our family just don't have the extra money. The on line post at http://www.mediainstitute.edu/gedt/RLS.html does have a clause stating: Note that this information is subject to change. It seems like bate and switch to me to do this in the middle of the course. Any ideas?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We live in Michigan but the school is in Madison, WiJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that grandson is committed to his apartment until the end of the course.

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Richard

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I purchased a vehicle from a private person.After making

I purchased a vehicle from a private person.After making repairs,with trying to register the car I find the title has a lien against it.They will not refund my money or make measures to clear title.What can I do?JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: North Carolina is the state.Purchase was made in Sept.2016JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I just need help

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Richard

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My pleadings in Justice Court (SC) to include Breach of

I am Amending my pleadings in Justice Court (SC) to include Breach of Contract and Deceptive Trade Practices.I have requested a jury trial.What should I be aware of, or what is your opinion on what the judge will charge the jury with?What questions will the jury have to answer?Will the jury be given a questionnaire with a check mark yes/no or how will the jury be charged, verbally or in writing?I want to make sure I am not blind sided by something the judge tells the jury and I was not prepared for it.

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Do a car dealership have to honor a price posted on an add

Do a car dealership have to honor a price posted on an add on sticker, it changed the price of the car from $100K plus to $700.00 dollars (south Carolina)

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Asad Rahman

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I have a question regarding whether I should move forward to

Hi I have a question regarding whether I should move forward to filing a small claim against a company who didn't notify me that my estimate and actual cost would be 4x greater than each otherJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: PAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet, I am trying to determine if I should file or notJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I could explain the entire situation if need or should I wait?

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Richard

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