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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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I found a on-line business opportunity and was contacted by

I found a on-line business opportunity and was contacted by the company "My Business Ventures". Through conversations I wound up deciding that they were legit so I invested with them through an on-line contract. Once paid I had three days to rescind. However, it took several days for me to receive a "final" product which was an on-line retail store. Once I had access to the store (not "launched" (or publicly accessible) at this point) I discovered that the items in my store (which they were to provide) were priced too high (some as much as 60% higher than other stores such as Lowes, Sears, Amazon, Walmart and Home Depot) and although I would have the latitude to change prices, there were thousands of items I would have had to research and adjust pricing. I felt somewhat betrayed and I then sent a registered letter to them asking the company to close my account and return my investment. I returned their document package without opening it. Since then (about three weeks ago) I have been charged another fee from them on my credit card which I expect is a monthly charge with no communication by way of email or regular mail. They did attempt to contact me via phone but I would not answer because I was told not to by some one who was trying to help me get my money returned. The same day I sent the registered letter, I called my credit card company and told them I wanted to contest the charge. They told me I would have to wait for at least 15 days to give them opportunity to refund the money to my account. The time has passed and there has not been a refund. Do I have any recourse in this case?JA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: Virginia. Looking for the document so I can provide the correct dateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Nothing beyond what I have already told you.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Contract was signed on Jan 16, 2017

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Re: order # ID: 17169711-687 Attatched is final divorce

Re: order # ID: 17169711-687Attatched is final divorce decree that ex husband in contempt of court & i wrote ot affidavit, but it doesn't sound proper. Could somebody proof/fix for me pleaseaffidavit.pdf

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I am a pharmacy technician. I was fired from CVS for

I am a pharmacy technician. I was fired from CVS for attendance issues. I recently found new employment with Walgreens. The Walgreens I work at happens to be across the street from the CVS I used to work at. This was not by choice but by necessity. The other day I overheard one of the pharmacists at my new job talking about a conversation he had had. I realized he was talking about me. I asked him, had Melissa--my old pharmacy manager--been talking bad about me. He said that the gist of a conversation he had with her, unprovoked, was that I was an unreliable employee and I have a tendency to be late to work. As far as I understand it is NOT common practice for employers to ask details about employees from their former employers. I feel violated in this situation. The fact that my former pharmacy manager was gossiping negatively about me to a pharmacist at my new place of employment. I reported her to the CVS Ethics Line but I am wondering if there is anything else I might be able to do.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OklahomaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have reported the incident to the CVS Ethics Line but it is the weekend and the website said to expect 5 to 10 days before checking for an answer.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This particular manager never liked me because I am a recovering alcoholic with six and a half years sober. She refused to sign my license for a month after it had come. She was instrumental in my being fired for a no call no show. I am not sure what else she told this pharmacist: Ed.

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I had a creditor send me a letter in 11/2016 that stated

I had a creditor send me a letter in 11/2016 that stated they were forgiving the remainder of my 2nd mortgage loan that was on a property that was foreclosed on. I have been paying on this loan via automatic payment widthdrawels for over 9 years. The following month, they stopped the auto payment. So, I waited for the 1099c tax form for gift of funds and I never received it. So, I contacted them and they said the letter was sent in error and that I was delinquent 90 days on my account. Now, my credit score is ruined. Dropped from 720 to 620. They said they would rectify it , but it will take 30 days. After that 30 days is up and if it is not back to where it was, is there any recourse I have against them?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: They have supposedly submitted the discrepancy to the credit bureau'sJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have payed this account for over 9 years without ever being late once

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I briefly attended a for-profit college from late 97-early

I briefly attended a for-profit college from late 97-early 98. When I withdrew from the school, the school immediately sent my account to a law firm for debt collection. From 98-about 00, I made monthly payments to the firm until the debt was paid off. Today, in 2017, I am told by the school that I still owe them money! The school rep was unhelpful, and kept insisting I owe money, instead of listening to what I was saying and trying to get to the bottom of the issue. I called the law firm that I made the payments to, but I was told that they are "no longer the same office," that they have not represented the school in many years. The assistant did try to look me up in their records, but they have no information about me. My question is: I am scared that this school is going to send more debt collection after me. What can I do to find proof that I paid the debt and protect myself? After all these years, and many moves (I was in the military), I no longer have any documents to indicate I paid.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? PayPal, Debitcard or credit card are all fine. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The school is in PennsylvaniaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think I've got it covered so far.

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In 2014 my wedding photographer never gave us our photos. we

in 2014 my wedding photographer never gave us our photos. we were supposed to trade services so no money was exchanged. she told me that her husband was being investigated and her computers were taken in for evidence and that she longer has any photos. is there anything i can do?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: floridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no i just contacted her and she said that she's already explained everything ,which she hasn't. and to not contact her againJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: she won't tell me if the case is still open

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I have a question of behalf of a lady who is currently

I have a question of behalf of a young lady who is currently residing with my wife and I. She is 18 and was put out of her home, where she lived with two step-parents, on the "my way or the highway" ultimatum. Both of her parents are dead, and her step father has guardianship. She literally has the clothes on her back, and has not been allowed to return to get her clothes and personal belongings. Does she have any legal rights, and if so, how would she go about exercising them?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NebraskaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. She was supposed to meet with her stepdad tonight, but he canceled. She spoke with her step brother today at school (she is still in high school) and he informed that all her belongings and clothes were given to her step sister.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is about all I know.

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