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My niece, Sheila Rooney, has been accused of placing toys in

My niece, Sheila Rooney, has been accused of placing toys in 2 of her kids bag, 4 and 7 years old, at Walmart, in West Allis, Milwaukee County. She has many mental issues, such as Attention Deficit, and Bipolar , hence she is very unaware how to resolve this Fine of $500.00. She claimed the kids put them in there, but , I have the Paperwork from the Court and she was on film.Now I know that and have told her she must admit she did it. the situation is not good. The Judge asked her to write a letter to explain the situation. She has very little money, is on fixed income of SSI. We are due back in court on Sept. 7th, 2016. I want to help her straighten this all out. Can she have a Public Defender to assist her? What can you reccomend? I am her Aunt Colleen Hagen . AT(###) ###-####

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I put in an auto claim with my insurer on 7/25 and it's

I put in an auto claim with my insurer on 7/25 and it's still not resolved. Is there a legal time limit to resolve this?

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I put up a surveillance camera on my property because my

I put up a surveillance camera on my property because my neighbor has repeatedly on a daily basis spraying black flag propane insecticide fogger, which is extremly dangerous and she sprays 4-5 x a day, so we are trying to catch her doing this and we even installed a privacy fence that costed us over $12,000.00. She called the police because she said my cameras were catching her garage window on my camera, the police office made me show him what was on my motion activated game camera that was facing our side of our property at our privacy fence, when I showed him the video it clearly showed that my camera was not recording in her garage window it only caught slightly out of focus her garage window, no other house windows, he made me take down my game camera, I put an arlo on my property facing my fence which is motion activated as well, she called the cops again claiming I was her windows, her property sits about 8-10 feet higher then my property and I live below grade our property line actually extends up the hill where our privacy fence is and we have 2ft of proeprty on the other side of the fence, the office made me take him into my house to show him on my computer the video of the arlo once again, no pictures of her windows, only my fence. Was it legal for the officers to do this without a search warrant and make me take down my cameras, and what can I do regarding this neighbor, I have 4 doctors who have confirmed my lung problems are due to chemical exposure am in the process of getting more test done, I do not have asthma, as I am seeing a special asthma allergist doctor who specializes in chemical exposure, what can I do to get her to stop spraying these pesticides in my yard officers tell me I need video proof even though I have two witnesses to the smell coming severely into my yard our privacy fence is over 352 square feet long? I live in Berks County PA, Bernville, PA 19506

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Can an insurance company drop you after not truly getting

Can an insurance company drop you after not truly getting thru to you that you need to pay extra on your insurance which is deducted out of my account??? My Mom passed in April that is when they claim they sent out the notice. Now to reinstate they want medical history that isn't fair we have had this policy for 35 years what are my options ?? Please Please help this is my safety net.

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A clerk at my Term Disability company, UNUM, began harassing

Hello, a clerk at my Long Term Disability company, UNUM, began harassing me in 2009 about $ sent to me by my auto insurance company American National Property and Casuality for 3 auto accidents which occurred between December 24, 2006 and 2009. All monies were either for the damages that I paid to the repair service provider with a Pain and Suffering on the 2006 accident. They claimed that they should have received those payments and began by withholding 6 months of my full benefits and they continue to keep almost $90 per month to date....they reported these payments as Income to the IRS and they've hounded us ever since, keeping our tax returns every year and charging us Interest and large fees along the way....they've also taken money out of our bank accounts over the years.I sent every receipt to Keira, the clerk....who NEVER entered them into their system as received.....because of her actions it forced us to have to file Bankruptcy in September 2010, we lost our home and our Credit rating....and have suffered because of her actions. This year I found the Tax Code 104 (a)(2) which uses my situation as an example....any Monies received for damages and/or Pain and Suffering is NOT considered Income.I need help to get every dime back, fix the issue with the IRS and the Ca State tax board, who've just jumped on the bandwagon this year.I've tried over and over again to deal with UNUM and have been called every name in the book....they've been extremely rude and hurtful to our lives....My husband and I are now both disabled and we need our $ to live.I believe that UNUM should have to fix what they did and get restitution for it....Damages and Pain and Suffering settlement from them......Can you help?

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Last year I was tricked into a contract with a security

Last year I was tricked into a contract with a security company. After I discovered this, I did some research and found what I was lied to about, and how that has caused the system to malfunction for over a year. I asked to have the contract canceled due to them not giving me the knowledge necessary to make an educated decision when the system was purchased, and I was told I needed to get a lawyer. What do I need to do to get through this as smoothly as possible?

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Will signing a lien waiver for work preformed limit me from

Will signing a lien waiver for work preformed limit me from filing a lawsuit for personal loss and punitive damages. I done some utility construction for a company out of Wisconsin. The work was for At&t. The prime contractor was Kamtel. They owe me 48,100.00 for the work. They are only willing to pay me 27,000 and have me sign a lien waiver. I done the work for the company without our agreement on paper. I had done work for the for the last year and a half without any type of addendum and was always paid. I do not have the money for an attorney. Unless I sign this lien waiver for the 27,000. Then I would be able to afford an attorney to take my case.

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I have an auto loan through American credit acceptance. I

Hi I have an auto loan through American credit acceptance. I have had the loan for 5 years. My loan was for 13000. 5 years later I still owe 10900. They told me that a portion of each payment will go to interest and a portion will go to principle. For two years straight in the middle of my loan not one penny went to principle. They said I have a simple interest loan and there for everyday they add interest... My question is something isn't sounding right to me. My loan was supposed to be for 6 years but it's not even close to being paid off. What can I do about this. Does something sound wrong or fishy about this?? Help I'm tried of paying $350 a month if it will never get paid off

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Bought a guitar, vintage, from guy in Texas. I'm in CAL.

Bought a guitar , vintage , from guy in Texas. I'm in CAL. Guitar not original. Seller refuses to deal with it. I paid. He shipped. It's fake. What are my next steps. Bank is on the case too.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: That's about it. Simple

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