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I'm a nursing student and I am questioning action that was

I'm a nursing student and I am questioning action that was recently taken regarding my schedule by the administration. I signed up for my specialty summer classes in January. I signed up to take OB. They did mention that we are not guaranteed the specialty we request, however, when I paid for my classes in Febraury I paid for OB. Last week without my consent they switched me to pediatrics and just automatically applied the Payment to that course. I am frustrated because I believe it's misleading to allow the student to pay for one course and then change it to a different course and force the student to take a course after payment was received. Is that legal?JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. I simply emailed my Dean to question the act of changing courses that were already paid forJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's all

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I have an friend that i made a loan to back in February of

I have an friend that i made a loan to back in February of 2011. I asked him to repay loan, he sent a check of Aprox $11,000.00 in Aug 2016 for partial payment and it bounced. I sent him a letter requesting a new check, and also to repay remaining balance on loan. He will not answer phone calls or emails now, he says he is embarrassed and doesn't want to talk until he can return money. I don't want to loose this money, as it came from an account I have with my son meant for his education. do i need to file a civil case? or can I just do a dispute resolution? am I going to need a lawyer?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I live in California, I have not filed anything yet, but sent him the certified letter Jan 21 2017 requesting that he make good by February 1 2017.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The original loan amount was $10,000., everything else is the amount of interest he said he would pay, I have some emails from him giving new amounts due at end of previous years, and e-mail from him promising payment by Aug 15, 2016.

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I am about to enter into a contract with a water leak

I am about to enter into a contract with a water leak remediation contractor with a contractor recommended by my insurer. Theircontract has no dispute resolution provision in it. What should I add to this contract to minimize dispute resolution issues?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Washington State, King CountyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I recently purchased a leather couch and bought protection

I recently purchased a leather couch and bought protection insurance. The couch was accidentally damaged. I filed a claim and it was denied. I believe the Protection Plan Agreement is written in a way that would suggest my claim should be covered. I have called the coverage company...and, when I pointed out the discrepancies in their agreement language, they changed the reason for denial three times. Finally, they told me "they had no authority to change the decision". I asked how I could formally appeal the decision and they said to email a particular account. I did and I have received no response. The couch was expensive and I would like it repaired or replaced. What options do I have?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I filed an original claim. Now, I have followed up with multiple emails.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so.

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This would be an employment law (I am an employee) question

This would be an employment law (I am an employee) question in California.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Nothing has been filed and I'm not sure what you mean by reported.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, a 5 page memo went out from Human Resources requiring a mandatory signature. It's an addendum to the current Employee handbook. In part is says all "grievences" including state labor codes and wages has to be settled through the company grievance process and if that doesn't work it has to go to "Judicial Reference". I want to know if this is legal and if I will still be able to hire and attorney and/or go to the labor board if I sign this. If I don't sign this could I be fired ?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California

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I asked my lawyer to put my separation agreement on hold in

I asked my lawyer to put my separation agreement on hold in December. I just received in the mail a draft of my separation agreement along with a bill. Do I have to pay him I didn't ask him to do this. And I will have to pay again when I sit. With him. A separation agreement shouldn't cost me 2500. What should I doJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New yorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Oct 10 filed purchase of index cost 210JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I am a 37 years old Iraqi citizen who worked for the US army

hello there, I am a 37 years old Iraqi citizen who worked for the US army and had the chance to come here through the resettlement program initiated by president Bush...I have been here since 2012, I will get my citizenship this year, I already have my green card and social s.c. since 2012.I have been through a lot of harassment and mistreatment in my work environment, I work as a cnc machinist in south Ohio, Lebanon, which is dominantly a traditional conservative home town...my question: can I solve my confrontations and mistreatment from my co workers, through the law? and how?

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I will make this a short as possible. Two years ago my

I will make this a short as possible. Two years ago my daughter was pulled over for speeding. The police officer was behind her but did not activate his lights until she turned onto a second road. He issued two speeding tickets since it was two different roads. When she went to court, they said she could lose her license. She agreed to a non moving violation... which was a misdemeanor. They said it was no big deal just pay the fine. Fast forward two years, she went for an apartment, and the landlord asked her if she had an altercation with police because it says non traffic related misdemeanor. Is it true in Pennsylvania it will leave her record after 3 years or should we try to have this expunged? I'm afraid this could even put her in danger if she is ever pulled over by police.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: This is already on her record. It happened in Feb of 2015JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it thanks

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If a person owes me, lets say, $25,000 (plus interests). If

if a person owes me, lets say, $25,000 (plus interests). If that person finally paid me only $20,000 check with a statement "Take it or leave it" -like remark if I sign that check. I sign and cash that check anyway (think that better get something than nothing). Can that person legally do that and I will be out of $5,000 (plus interests)? Or, can I sue that peron for the difference? Thank you.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I got it in writing and in email. but I didn't have enough "legality" on print to file a lean on that person.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so.

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