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I did a bathroom remodeling for a customer who has not paid

I did a bathroom remodeling for a customer who has not paid me. The work was done without permits at the homeowners request and niw I'm concerned about the potential for them to sue me for doing the work without a permit if I file for a mechanics lean or bring them to small claims court.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am owed just under $4000

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We spoke about a week ago about the Trucking Company I

Hi,We spoke about a week ago about the Trucking Company I worked for and the unfair and unsafe situation I was put in. I have a copy of the contract now, Please review...

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I have a written contract with a general contractor. it has

I have a written contract with a general contractor. it has arbitration clause for disputes. The Contractor did not pay me so i have filed for arbitration and paid the $750.00 fee. The defendant is saying that he will not attend or pay arbitration fee. Can i take him to small claims court instead ? would this be a separate complaint from existing complaint? The arbitration co said it will only move forward if both parties are paid up and that doesn't seem right. Any advice on have to move forward

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I own a nail salon, one of my tech removed acrylic on 2 big

I own a nail salon, one of my tech removed acrylic on 2 big toes nail. After the acrylic removal, the customer complained that my tech caused a split in her 1 of her toe, and damaged her nail because she filed too close to her nail bed. Due to my absented, I didn't come over to check to see what was going on. She called the next day and asked for refund, so I did. To make the story short, she now want to file a claim against my salon because I was negligence. I take full responsibility, I offered her treatment but she denied, she only wanted money back. One thing I know for sure is she might have some damage nail already, that was the reason why she had acrylic on at some other salon. We do removal of acrylic and gel day in day out without any issues, and I trust my tech that she has over 25 years of experiences. My question here is should I talk to an attorney or talk to my insurance? Where will this head to?

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I am a Special Education teacher at Rose Elementary School.

My name is Pham ******. I am a Special Education teacher at Rose Elementary School. I am writing this letter in asking you for help what to do with ****** Motors, so they will live up to their contract in Toyota Sienna Conversion Purchase Form on behalf for Mai ******, a Vietnamese parent of Nhat ****** who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We would like ****** Motors to install the second passenger seat in the back, check out the balance of the van, and return all the unused car seats of the van ($3000.00) as according to the contract.Mai is a single mom with two children 8 and 5 years old. She has limited of English. She left her home and all her loved ones in Viet Nam and came to the United States of America where her son Nhat would have better opportunities in life and education. Nhat is her oldest son with Duchenne Musuclar Dystrophy, a genetic disorder, the lack of protein Dystrophin causes fibre damage in the muscle which makes the child cripple. The expectancy for this child is about 20 yrs.Two years ago Nhat could stand up and move around, but now he paralyses from the hip down and totally dependent in the wheel chair. His legs are crippled, but his mind is bright and he is full of life. He loves to learn, explores the world, and experiences new things like other children. Mai knows of Nhat's desires and dreams, and the only way she can make his wishes come true is getting a Van Ramp for the car to transport him to the park, swimming lesson, scouting, mall, restaurant, therapy, doctor, school, art program, movie night at school, etc ...With her low income, she barely meets the needs of food and housing in their daily life. She struggled physically to carry him in and out of the car at least 10 times /day. She makes sure his Oxygen mask on him during the night, and massages his legs to prevent the cramp up of muscles two or three times during the day and his sleep. Mai is exhausted mentally alone in fighting for her son's health and special education. Realizing how bless I am, I helped her to obtain the Van Ramp from ****** Motors.On Feb 2016, Mike ******, the sale man of ****** Motor came to draw up the contract that the back row seating will have 2 passenger seats, and all the seats of the car that are not being used in the car will return to Mai. If anything is not rightly done, ****** Motor will send us to any nearest local of van ramp, and ****** Motor will pay for the cost.On April 7, the van was conversed with van ramp returned to Mai. The wheelchair did not fit in the van. Finally Ian ******, the sale man, came junked out one of the passenger seat to fit the wheel chair. Mr. ****** assured us ******* Motor would send out another passenger seat to fit and balance the car, and also a replaced clip to hold onto the wheels of the wheel chair, and all other seats not being used would return to Mai. A month went by, I called Mike ******* to full fill the contract, and he gave me the name of his boss Ryan ****** ***********, and asked me to deal with Mr. ******. I called and texted him many times and also to Mike ******, but they did not call me back as if they have washed their hands from us.Nhat is poor because his legs are crippled, and he has only short time on this life. Mai is poor financially and no English. ****** Motor does not full fill the contract is the form of stealing from the poor and needy.I believe this is an Interstate Fraud. Please help me with the steps that I must do, so I can recover the money for Mai, and also make sure the van is in safe condition to transport Nhat.Thanks,

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The mini van is not brand new just only very healthy I don't

The mini van is not brand new just only very healthyI don't think will do repoI will track to see what is the new address ??1. What happened if report lost & stolen and law enforcement come to him at new address ?2. To report lost & stolen will not has side affect damaging me ??3. He is going to jail / trouble because of lost & stolen ?4 What is the other option when I can track him ?.

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I am trying to get a tow company to pay me the amount of

I am trying to get a tow company to pay me the amount of money I was awarded in a small claims case. The owner refuses to pay me and avoids my phone calls. The amount is 1500.00 which ain't much and certainly not cost effective to hire an attorney. What can I do myself that is relatively easy for dumb people like me to do? I live in Washington state. I don't know where they do their banking and know nothing of their assets. I'm in the process of request to move this to civil docket so I can proceed with next step which is ?????

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I may end up losing a case in which the court may award a

I may end up losing a case in which the court may award a money judgment to the other side for legal fees. This is of a concern to me and I am not sure of what my rights are a potential judgment debtor.First I live in NY and have seen that there are laws regarding cash in bank accounts (e.g. that a judgment creditor cannot take all the money from an account without leaving approximately $2,500 based on some algorithm by the state (Exempt Income Protection Act)) Therefore if the money judgment is for $80,000, and I have $3,000.00 in two different accounts the judgment creditor cannot even take the $3,000.00 per account because it would not leave $2,500.00 in the account. Is that right? Could the judgment creditor take $500 per account though?Im not sure on this law and how other laws may apply to personal property like I own other cooperative units in my name that I rent out. They all have mortgages but I am concerned what the creditor potentially could do and what I may do to protect my assets while I would appeal the underlying case as I do not have liquid cash to put up as an undertaking.

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If there are too many questions in this request please just

If there are too many questions in this request please just answer the 1st question below.1. What is the Wisconsin state code section number for "malicious prosecution"?2. Is Wisconsin county court Form number "SC-500, 8/11 Summons and Complaint -Small Claims" the correct form to file with the county court for a malicious prosecution claim for reimbursement of out of pocket costs for a case a judge has dismissed?

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