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I was going to a Wellness Center due to neck and back pain.

I was going to a Wellness Center due to neck and back pain. I signed a agreement for my monthly payment to come out of my bank account. Something else came up and I could not a ford to go anymore. The last time I went to the Wellness Center was in July 7th or 8th, they took a payment on 8/1 which I signed for. They went back into my account on 8/17 took another 479.08 I did not sign for.

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CalAttorney2

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I contracted for a move from North Carolina to California. A

I contracted for a move from North Carolina to California. A one bedroom (approx. 800 sq ft.) with no real furniture- no couch, no chairs, no tables, no beds, no dressers, no appliances, nothing major. I have a desk (piece of wood and 5 removable legs), two book shelves, a TV stand, pieces for 5 plastic shelves, lots of clothes, books in milk crates, and a 5x15 storage approximately half full (had lots of empty plastic containers and baskets), kitchen and bathroom items and lots of toiletries (equivalent of 3 milk crates). This is what I told the person on the phone who estimated a little less than 400 cu ft. The movers came and stated it was more like 1200 and the cost would be $5,000 but adjusted if it came out to be less. I had a binding estimate on the first move and was given paperwork stating the contract had to be renegotiated because it was 3x more than estimated. Understanding now cu ft versus sq. ft. I concede it may have been around 800 cu ft. NOT 1200! At 1am in the morning the 1350 cu ft truck was full and over half of my contents still in my apt. apartment (a blessing and a curse because I have most of the valuable items like photos, my military documents, my 50" and 55" flat screen TVs etc...). I live on the 3rd floor of an apartment so it was more important for me to watch what the too versus how they packed it. When I went to the truck I expressed that there was no way properly packed that truck should have been full. Even the last side I was able to see was full of gapped holes and inappropriately placed heavy items on top of weaker ones,etc... I was told be the foreman, "It's late, in the A.M. we will call the Supervisor and come back and redo the packing to your satisfaction. Let us get some rest and we will reassess the problem in the morning." Morning came and no answer from the mover no the Supervisor. Eventually the Supervisor called said his guys said everything was okay and I just had more stuff than what was stated. He also stated that they said the stuff I left I told them I did not want or was going to throw away. I told him I was calling BS on his "workers" They said I do not want my family pictures? I do not want 2 large flat screen televisions? As I told him some of the items they left behind. I stated I would hire other workers to repack the truck or do it my self and that I wanted them to come back with my stuff back. He said they were halfway to Atlanta. Then he said it would cost me $250/hr plus the time the day before for them to com back. I pointed out that they had $250 cash which was demanded that I pay plus a check for $2,375- half of the new estimate. I told him he could take the money out of that I just wanted my stuff back. He and I went back and forth for a few and made o progress at which point I told him since we were getting nowhere I would call once I regrouped and considered my options. He was threatening storage options which my contract gave me three months free with the move. I immediately called my bank and stopped payment on the check. (Sunday) Monday I flew back to California. Today no less than 30 calls on my cell phone, work phone, and only one text message saying I stopped payment, this is the 1st attempt to collect, the 2nd will be charge of $450 for storage and $50 for stop payment, and the 3rd will be auction. Please take this seriously. I want to negotiate for the release of my items as I do not want to do business with this company. I am willing to pay $1,000 for time and labor.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the truck? When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: The move was from NC to CA. I believe the items are currently being held in GA. The supervisor claims he is the owner of this multimillion dollar company yet he is the one calling for a $2,000 payment!! The truck was rented from Enterprise and had another families items on board already.JA: Have you contacted the manufacturer?Customer: I am waiting until I calm down so I do things legally correct.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want the lawyer to also know my estime included an elevator charge. I was also charge for $350 ft of extra "walking" at $1 a foot which was a guesstimate. and for "stair" use which when I showed them the four options for moving they chose the route with no steps. I live in a secure apartment building in downtown Charlotte. I was also told I had to pay the $250 of this in cash.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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My husband and I, last week, had a complete new a/c

My husband and I, last week, had a complete new a/c installed in our home. We paid $8,889.00. We have since discovered that the going rate is $5,500 to $5,800. We are curious if we have any recourse under the law protecting seniors from price gouging? Thank you in advance for any help in this matter.

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KnowYourRights

Juris Doctor

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I bought a used 2015 Audi from a Volkswagen dealer. The car

Hi,I bought a used 2015 Audi from a Volkswagen dealer. The car looked in great condition upon my inspection at the dealer. After taking possession and spending some more time with it I noticed that my car had been modified for a handicapped driver with hand controls for gas and brake. I only noticed this after detailing the car and noticing broken parts underneath the steering wheel area. Later I noticed a sticker in the door area that the car has been modified by a specialized business.The controls have been removed. I will need to replace some of the broken and missing OEM parts.My question:- is the dealer legally obligated to let me know that this was a converted car? (which he didn't)- Does the dealer have to pay for the damages at all. And if so by authorized Audi dealership (not his Volkswagen dealership)?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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Had empire do some work for me. Before the work was

Had empire do some work for me. Before the work was completed and without my approval they charged my account. We are currently in discussion over reimbursement for poor workmanship and they are trying to keep me from telling my story with pictures on line. I feel they are trying to violate my 1st amendment right and they have fraudulently charged my account. Do I have anything to stand on ?

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CalAttorney2

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I had a contract with our yard service company. The terms of

I had a contract with our yard service company. The terms of the contract included cancellation by either parties with 30 day notice. Part of contract also stated Lawn cutting every week. We have had problems with them lately and immediate issue is that they have not done lawn cutting for the past 16 days. Is this considered a breach of contract on there part?Do we still need to give a 30 day notice for cancellation?Since they did not cut the lawn as scheduled,can we deduct the monthly charges we are committed to paying them? The contract was $200 per month for certain set of services every month.

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CalAttorney2

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Currently living in the US under a TN Visa (Canadian

Hi There -Currently living in the US under a TN Visa (Canadian citizen). We have a car lease that was granted under the Foreign Individuals and it states that the term of the lease is as long as the Visa is good.The Visa is up and we are prohibited from bringing the car into Canada and the Leasing company (Audi Financial) is telling us we're on the hook for the remainder.Any suggestions on what we can do?

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Alex J. Esq.

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If a dealership advertises a vehicle for a certain price and

If a dealership advertises a vehicle for a certain price and you put a partial down payment and full coverage insurance on the vehicle and they accept that ,and you already have it financed through a bank before going to the dealership to sign. Does that make it legally bound I my behalf and can they back out and raise the price? Do they have to legally honor that deal

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Barrister

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I am a California based sole proprietor. Last December, I

I am a California based sole proprietor. Last December, I booked a trade show in Germany called IPM Essen. I signed the contract to reserve the space and have a booth built. A few weeks before the show, I emailed them to cancel as I could not go to Germany due to financial difficulties. I have now been contacted by their German lawyer threatening and promising to sue me as well as their American office threatening to send me to collections. I want to know what they can do to me and how to best negotiate a settlement - as well as any other important input for me to know. The current balance is somewhere between $2,000 to $5,000 (probably about $4,000). I want to get a sense of what is a realistic approach that I can take to minimize the settlement.

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