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I hired and paid contractor to make repairs to my mobile

I hired and paid contractor to make repairs to my mobile home. His employees damaged my siding, cut phone lines, over all did poor work. I've communicated in writing to the contractor he makes promises to be at my home on specific days and never show. I've emailed him photos of the damage and condition of my home and property. He's been wirking on my my home since December with no completion in site. What avenue can I take to get satisfaction from this individual? I have the paid invoices outlining the work to be done, etc. thanksJA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: Florida, 15 yearsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't understand the filing, I reported the issue to the contractor who else should I report toJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Can I sue to get my home repairs completed, how/where domInstart

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I need tenant law, Nevada, No, The tenants rental was

I need tenant lawJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: NevadaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The tenants rental was flooded, natural disaster, on Feb 11, 2017. One week later the landlord removed all of his property even though they knew he wanted to go through it and see if he could salvage anything. He was never given written notice that they would do that. They threw all of his possessions in a dumpster without him being there except for a very few items and his clothes. Even though there had been a flood and the landlord was concerned about mold, the tenant was going to remove what he could salvage over the weekend 02/18 and 02/19/17 then they could do what they wanted to with the rest and he wasn't even given a chance to do that. Is that legal or does he have a case? He opted to re-rent the same apartment after it was fixed and they are still holding his deposit.

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I have been discriminated at a job how do I proceed for

I have been discriminated at a job how do I proceed for taking action?JA: Because employment 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 am trying to see how to proceedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I do not have a lot of funds

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I live at my girlfriends stepdads house. He passed away this

I live at my girlfriends stepdads house. He passed away this past Aug. My GF stepsister is going to be the executor of the estate. On Dec. 24 2016 she the estate lawyer and 3 officers cane to the house. She wanted me to move out of the house at that point but the officers explained they could not make me leave because i was a resident and she would have to evict me thru the courts. I am in the process of moving and yesterday i went by the house to get some more of my things. She had changed the door locks and moved part of my boxed up things to the front porch. In her note she accused me of various things and said she had taken some of my things for ransom. I assume this is an illegal lockout. What steps should i take to gain access to the residents and retrieve my belongings from my GF stepsister? Thank you in advance for you help.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry, it's AlabamaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, can i have her arrested for taking my things, I have her own text and note telling what she took>

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I live in Wilmington NC, and I had gotten my right knee done

Hello I live in Wilmington NC, and I had gotten my right knee done on 8/31/16, I had to go to Philly to take care of some business, my knee was giving me much trouble from the first day I had gotten it done, which also landed me back in the hospital before I went to Philly, I kept telling my doctor something is wrong with my leg, he said he doesn't see any reason to operate again... So he just gave me some pain people which didn't help, so it was time for me to go the Philly, I made appointment with another doctor that I had before, he took x-rays ect..and saw that it was something wrong with my knee, he did the operation and said the parts that they put in your knee fell in his hand after he open me up...so I suffer 4 months, u want to sue them but I need a good lawyer in my state, please I know help...FYI my operation was 2/1/17 my name is ***** *****(###) ###-####JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Wilmington NCJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No not yet, I haven't talk to a lawyer yet I need oneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Got a question about asking for pain and suffering from a

got a question about asking for pain and suffering from a dog bite incident, here is the document we sent to the dog owner, will this stand up in court ? I was told today that your dog is back in your care, I am glad that the dog is unharmed despite your reckless behavior.This is the fourth aggression in less than two years and our dog was heavily wounded.Luckily I was there to reduce the fatality of the event at the advent of being injured myself.This traumatic event continues to add on to our dogs' fear and pain, our family anguish and suffering.Our sons are afraid of walking our dogs in fear of harm from both of your dogs and possible failure to protect our dogs from yours.Our dogs continue to have even more drastic behavior change and shaking to the point of not being able to walk.Here are conditions that you must satisfyFirst, there is a medical bill of $1,251.79 of our dog that you need to pay.Property damage of eyeglasses amounting to $559.00 that you need to pay.Document fee $16.00 you need to pay.Medical and eye exam coverage, that of which I am not seeking from you at this time, as a sign of good faith.However I seek an inconvenient, pain, and suffering damage of $1810.79 you need to pay. (this amount is the sum of the damage of medical and property as a customary compensation measure of the wrong done to us)The total amount you need to pay is $3,653.58Secondly, we request you walk your dog away from our side of the house and we will do so when we walk ours.As dogs are very territorial, we request that you refrain from making our property, your dogs' territory.There will be less territorial issues and therefore less aggression for your dogs. Our dogs will also no longer be distressed seeing them.Third and finally, we request you get obedience training for your dogs and muzzle jake, your pitador, when you walk him.You, yourself, take training in how to be a responsible dog owner.You need to provide yourself a legitimate animal expert. And undergo training from him/her. You must also tell us the name of the Animal Expert in question for our verification. We must meet your hired Animal Expert in person.You will present certificate of proof of these preventive measures in a timely manner to us as long as you agree that there is no statue of limitation if you violate this agreement at a later date.You have one week to respond to avoid escalation and legal fee compensation request.We are looking forward to a speedy response and wish to continue a pleasant neighborly relationship..Attachment 1: 8 pages dog emergency surgery billing and treatment record.Attachment 2: my injury and treatment record. (medical treatment fee not requested at this time as a sign of good faith on my part)Attachment 3: my eyeglass billing. (eye exam fee not requested at this time as a sign of good faith on my part)Attachment 4: document feeJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: what ?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: ya, animal control rule their dog as 'dangerous animal' and preventive measure case is on going and he fail to muzzle his dog and we reported him again and he got another warning and next one will be something more serious if he is out of compliance again, the guy is something else.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know can I ask the amount indicated in the document as pain and suffering or as punitive damage.

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I already sent you information this morning, and I was

My name is***** already sent you information this morning, and I was directed to another site, but it did not come up. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: do you still have my information from this morning, so I can have an attorney look at it.

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I sold a phone in used, but new condition to someone over

I sold a phone in used, but new condition to someone over amazon for $220 (dollars) not including the shipping they had payed. The phone was in amazing condition and I had securely wrapped and shipped it to the buyer. When the buyer received it, they started throwing problems at me left and right, but I stayed patient and tried to work it through. After a month of going back and forth, the buyer claimed that they wanted a partial refund or a discount to compensate for an issue with the phone that occurred during shipping. I relented and agreed for a partial refund of 20% plus the shipping they had paid and left it at that. The buyer then decided a month later that they wanted to file a claim with amazon. Amazon did nothing to support me as the seller, they misinformed me through emails sent to me, and the disregarded my entire representation in the claim stating that I did not provide required action within a timely manner when in fact I have emailed the claim service with their response stating that I had no action to take except to wait for the claim to be resolved seeing as how it was under review. In my account, the claim is still under review yet they have taken money and forcibly refunded the buyer which was clear trying to get a free phone the entire time.JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: I, the seller, am from the state of Florida. The buyer is currently located in New York. The purchase was made on January 8, 2017JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, The buyer chose to file an a-z claim under the Amazon a-z guaranteeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Amazon has also emailed me stating that they do not allow for excessive messaging between parties and usually cut off at a certain point, however, that clearly isn't true if the buyer consistently kept contact just to get what they wanted.

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My 4yr old daughter had an accident on a Sunday evening

Hi there! My 4yr old daughter had an accident on a Sunday evening where she cut her head, we took her to the local ER for treatment...they glued the cut, and in just about 10 days we ended up having surgery due to an infection that was present in the cut. I am not sure the ER handled her injury correctly as far as cleaning the wound and I don't think gluing the cut was an appropriate fix for the injury. Is there anything I can do?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: KansasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not at this time. We had our follow up appointment with the plastic surgeon this morning...she has been on antibiotics since last Tuesday when she was admitted to the hospital. IV Rocephin while we were in the hospital and Augmentin after release from the hospital.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We asked the ER the night of the accident if we needed antibiotics and/or a follow up appointment to check on the injury and we were told she would be fine.

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