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Quick question my daughter owes me 900 dollars and i would

hello quick question my daughter owes me 900 dollars and i would like to sue for not paying me back is it possible to earn something back?

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Is a handshake deal concerning the purchase of a motorcycle

Hello, is a handshake deal concerning the purchase of a motorcycle from a former friend binding in Iowa. Thank you for your time.

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I am a small animal (cat) breeder in San Diego County, CA. I

I am a small animal (cat) breeder in San Diego County, CA. I was contacted for a kitten by a woman who did not know what sex she wanted and I only breed for myself and I told her a kitten may be available unless I choose to keep it for my breeding program. After this condition was made and before the kittens were born, she sent me a deposit of $500 for a price of $2500. The kittens were born on 4 July and on 10 July I wrote to her that I may want to keep the male (litter had 4: 3 female and 1 male). As time went on, I discussed the kitten as though it was hers, but my website defines a sale as having a written contract with the buyer; until then, all kittens are my property. On 3 August, I finally decided I cannot sell the male kitten and I returned the deposit. Her husband is an attorney who owns his own Construction Defect Firm in Palos Verdes Estates and he threatened to sue us if we do not sell them the kitten because they believe they have an oral contract. After much debate, he claims to be filing a lawsuit next week. I believe the sale is mine to cancel even if I have to use Seller's Remorse. Thoughts on how we might prevail?

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In a conciliation case, can I use email exchanges between

In a conciliation case, can I use email exchanges between myself, the plaintiff and the defendant to prove that there was an agreement/contract?

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We discovered that Dun & Bradstreet over charged us $600

We discovered that Dun & Bradstreet over charged us $600 last September and they agreed to give it back, but only in the form of a credit toward future purchases (of which we plan on making none). True, it is our fault for not noticing the charge on our credit card until now, but it is legitimate for them to keep the money when they admit that it is not really theirs?Thanx!Donna

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If my ex- wife calls my ex-employer to find out the details

if my ex- wife calls my ex-employer to find out the details of my resigination are they legallyable to tell her? there was nothing criminal about it and we have a verbal contract to a neutral reference from them

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I bought a car from an indiviual agreeing to make payment to

I bought a car from an indiviual agreeing to make payment to him untill I paid the car off. I've already paid him half of the amount for the car but today he said he wanted the key to it back and that he'll return my money within six months. Was he lawfully able to do this?

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I lost my case in California Small Claims Court. I took out

I lost my case in California Small Claims Court. I took out a $10k loan and loaned to my friend for business and told the Judge it was an Oral AgreementMy friend told the Judge that I did not "loan", that I "gave" him my borrowed money to invest into the business and the profits made will be used to pay back for my loans I took. My friend said he did pay me and has a record of the checks shown that he paid me.The Judge said I should've had this in writing and so it would not be considered a "gift" and ruled for the defendant.I am still not clear on his ruling. My friend admitted some of the money was repaid to me. If I did "give" my money away or if the Judge thought it was a "gift", there be no repayment.Does a lack of a written agreement automatically lose the case, even if my friend admitted repayment?

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Dwayne B.

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I sent 2500.00 dollars fishing trip, the weather went bad

I sent 2500.00 dollars for a fishing trip, the weather went bad and the tuna stopped biting so the captain said give me your address and I will refund your deposit. Now he will not refund the money said to reschedule the trip. We do not want to go out with a person like that and spemnd 2 days on the boat.JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No this has taken place todayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: On he invoice it said no refund if canceled in leass then 30 day.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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