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I have been served with a lawsuit from my ex-girlfriend who

I have been served with a lawsuit from my ex-girlfriend who originally wanted to invest in my company. I signed a convertible promissory note, where she advanced $75K to the business, then a list of items for due diligence with the goal of converting the promissory into ownership (I also gave her membership certificate as escrow). I submitted the documents requested and after some time of back and forth, discovered that the financials were inaccurate and messed up. I hired a new accountant to correct them. On July 1, her attorney called the promissory note for repayment (converting it into a loan to come due in 90 days). We were having personal issues and she started telling me that I was committing fraud (documents she had for review were some how fraudulent - I have no idea other than knowing they were messed up). I ended the personal relationship with her, but told her on many occasions that I was working to correct the financials and would honor 100% of the repayment amount.Last week, she became enraged at me because I did not respond to her text messages and she wrote an affadavit containing false information to my ex-wife's attorney, where I've been involved in a heated custody battle for 18 months. My girlfriend knew the details and purposely crafted the letter and submitted other information to my ex wifes attorney, causing ENORMOUS change of circumstances in my case. She also had both of her attorneys contact the case GAL and tell her that I'm fraudulent and not an honest person (along with other accusations).Is there anything I can do to get my girlfriend to stop tampering or interfering with my custody case? She is doing it out of malice and making false statements (like she is scared of me). Is there any recourse for damages because she has done this?Finally, if she converted the promissory into a loan that was due, and some of the documentation I originally provided is still inaccurate and wrong, am I liable for damages or considered to have committed fraud, since she backed out of the investment opportunity and officially converted the promissory into a loan?

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AttyHeather

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I am not sure if this question falls under business law or a

I am not sure if this question falls under business law or a different title. Here is the situation...I loaned my brother $10K to trade in his overpriced Hummer for a car that is a nice low mileage Cadillac in Canton OH where I live. I wrote the dealer a check, brother got the car. Brother drove the car to Staten Island where he lived. Without my permission, he traded the car I loaned him the money for to buy another hummer. He paid me less than $1K back. He swore up and down on the phone and text that he would pay me back. He now moved to PA. I have no idea where he lives. He won't answer my calls or text messages anymore. How do I get my money back or is it gone?

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CalAttorney2

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A friend of mine had a lot of outstanding tickets from

A friend of mine had a lot of outstanding tickets from several jurisdictions for tickets. Her license was suspended until she paid these tickets. She also stated to me that if she pays these tickets she can get her license and purchase a vehicle. I paid all the tickets amounting to $3000 and helped her get a vehicle for another $2600. Today she took the written and driving test at the DPS, then they tell her that her license was suspended until 2018.Can she get an occupational license if she has a job that keeps her on the job until 2:00 a.m. and there is no bus line?I told her if she gets stopped, they are going to take the vehicle away from her, it will be impounded and without a valid drivers license, it won't be able to get 'bailed out'. She has a clear title to the vehicle and is carrying SR22 insurance with plans to change to regular insurance when she received her actual license.So the question is...can she get the occupational drivers license?

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Richard - Bizlaw

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I commissioned a copy writer to write text website which he

i commissioned a copy writer to write text for my website which he did and got paid for.then proceeded to hire him for another project which i prepaid him $100 as a down payment. i explained to him during a phone conversation that the job was to edit some material that have for another website I own, and informed him that I will be emailing the text to edit, but I never did.it seems he got greedy and instantly jacked up his rates, at which point i declined to proceed with sending the text to edit and called off the deal and asked him to return my money, which I had send through paypal.the copy writer, refused to return the money and pretended that it was for the time he spent researching info about what I had "briefed him about on the phone" , when this excuse didn't fly too far, he changed it to extra work he had done on "the previous job" that I didn't pay for (we had agreed on a flat rate, it was paid. case closed) and in fact I owed him a little bit more money that he is demanding that I pay "immediately". days later he then proceeded to send me a stop and desist email claiming that I would be infringing on his copy right asking me to remove immediately from my website the material i had paid for from the first project.I disputed the matter with paypal, but it seems that what he sent them was convincing enough to decline my dispute. so i took the dispute to the credit card company.my question : does he have any legal rights on the copy of the first project ? (the ideas were mine, he just edited the sentences and sent them back)any ideas how i can prove to paypal that 1- this guy did not deliver any work for the 2nd payment I sent especially that he didn't have anything to work on? and that the 2nd payment was exclusively for a new project and not to cover anything that was done before?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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A defendant is acting pro se in a civil case involving a

A defendant is acting pro se in a civil case involving a billing dispute. Plaintiff says in lawsuit they are owed $2,100. Defendant says $600 is owed. If the judge and/or jury agree with defendant, has defendant won the case, because that was the amount they said they owed, or lost the case, because a judgement in that amount is owed after trial?

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I am in Georgia - I sold the assets of a business to a buyer

I am in Georgia - I sold the assets of a business to a buyer who retained my location and began to operate there under a different name. Neither one of us resides in the county that the business is located in. We now have a dispute that I would like to pursue in small claims court. Can I file in the county that the business/assets are located in ? Or do I need to file in the county that one of us resides in ?

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Barrister

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A patient sees a doctor and gets a price quote optional

A patient sees a doctor and gets a price quote for an optional medical service from the person providing the service. The patient has insurance and the provider is in-network. The patient is on a high deductible plan, hence the need for a price quote, and, as such, any monies due to the provider will be paid by the patient, not the insurance company. The patient is then billed. The bill amount matches neither the price quoted by email, nor the "patient rate" as set forth in the insurance companies standard "explanation of benefits (EOB)" form. The patient refuses to pay. The bill is sent to collections. The collections agency sues for the billed amount and refuses to settle for the EOB amount. Question 1: Is it legal for the collections agency to sue for an amount that exceeds the EOB amount? Question 2: Whether it is legal or not, can the patient countersue for damages (court fees, personal time spent on case, emotional duress, etc.)Can the patient countersue for costs incurred to defend themselves against the incorrect bill. The patient is only liable for the amount shown on the EOB form.

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Lucy, Esq.

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If one lives in California and asks a bank check to purchase

If one lives in California and asks a bank for a check to purchase a car in Georgia and they want to sue said bank, who has principle offices in another state, which state has subject matter jurisdiction?

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Maverick

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I am familiar with a company in Pakistan who just reserved

I am familiar with a company in Pakistan who just reserved our companyname.pk.I want them to stop but am not sure how best to do it. They are clearly infringing on our mark because they are using the mark on social platforms used by my company, causing confusion to customers. When I search for my company, I now see their company.I do have a few companies I work with who have a presence in Pakistan and it could be related to one of their employees but I don't have a way of proving that.So, my guess is I would file suit in the United States against the U.S. company promoting their website and if I win that suit I will try to enforce it in Pakistan? Some information online makes mention of possible options but not sure.http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=28575

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AttyHeather

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