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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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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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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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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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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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If a Cease and Desist is ordered by the Superior Court of

Hello.If a Cease and Desist is ordered by the Superior Court of California, what jurisdiction does it have to enforce that on a business located in Nevada?

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Can a priest kick out of the church a person who volunteered

Can a priest kick out of the church a person who volunteered and funded the church for years? because the person's beliefs slightly differs from the priests.

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What Happens when a monetary Sanctions award 's fees is

What Happens when a monetary Sanctions award for attorney's fees is never converted/rendered into a Judgment. The court only entered an Order approving the General Master's Recommendations of a Sanctions Award for the Defendant's Attorney's fees and costs.The defendant's attorney never filed a Motion nor did the court enter a Judgment for the Sanctions Award. And this was two years ago and the case was closed by the court so as of that moment the court/judge lost specific jurisdiction of the case.Would that not mean that all the Defendants have is a "bill" for an award of Sanction but in order to collect on that "bill" they have do just like everybody else i.e file a complaint so as to obtain a Judgement that is then executable by way of a writ of execution by the sheriff.What kind of claim would the file; a complaint against me or a Declaratory JudgmentIn the meantime is it not true that they cannot do NOTHING with their Sanctions award but hang it on their bedroom wall?

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