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My Freightliner's engine blew and the shop I selected tried

My Freightliner's engine blew and the shop I selected tried to deliver it as repaired with a serious oil pressure problem. Then wanted me to sign another repair authorization to try and determine problem and believed it was a previous condition which I told them was not in effect calling me a liar. I paid $10,620.45 to this shop and now have had it towed to another shop to correct their work. I wish to find and attorney to sue for loss of use, my wife's mental anguish, and the forth coming repair bill , and a return of some if not all the $5340. charged in labor along with my attorneys fees . Can you direct me to what kind of attorney I should be seeking ? My business is located apx 42 miles west of St. Louis MO. Thank You Mark BeckmannJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: They were a hired shop. In Sullivan MOJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No I have collected all emails and have since removed the truck to another facility as of yesterday.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm not sure

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I am a home seller from Encino CA, my home was closed on May

Hello, I am a home seller from Encino CA, my home was closed on May 2nd, we rented back until June 14th, my escrow holds $7500.00 security deposit now. we bought our phone system from our previous owner to connect with the alarm system, we brought them with us when we moved from LA to Seattle, I already sent them back to LA last Saturday, they are in good condition, but my home buyer will try to install all new equipment and to get reimbursement from our security deposit, I would like to seek legal help, because all the old equipment works fine. Thanks.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I would like to know renter's right and how to protect us from crazy home buyer's agent.

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I slept with another women's boyfriend. She found out and

I slept with another women's boyfriend.She found out and went crazy via harassing threats, calls, electronic posts about my being a whore spreading all kinds of things to her with malice.I had to pay $$$$ to take posts off internet, where my business was attacked as well as myself.I filed for small claims to redeem lost minors and she then filed a suit claiming I gave her herpes. ( I DID NOT SLEEP WITH HER)Regarding herpes. Halfway or so through our affair, I noticed an odd bump or blister. My dermatologist looked ( informally) and said possibly a herpes. Assuming I contracted it for certain- possibly from a previous BF, I sat him down to talk to him about it.He said he likely had anything I may have had so not to worry. I told him it wasn't fair to potentially expose her so we should discontinue relationship.Fast forward and she is suing me for third party transmission of herpes.With malice fraud etc. knowing supposedly or should have known I had it. $100,000 in civil claim.

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New York State, Nassau county. I had a small claims

New York State, Nassau county.I had a small claims complaint against a former employer for compensation amounts ownig.They agreed to settle, with 5 days left till trial. We'll have to exchange a check for a signed release.Now they are in a different state, 500 miles away. ( I served their registered agent here ).Can this exchange be done by mail?It would mean I send their signed release express to them. They send the check to me.I would have to add a clause in the release stating that if I do not receive their check within x days, or their check bounces, the release is null and void. Does that make sense? Can I add it by hand?.It seems likely this business will not be completed before trial ( even under best case, their check will not have cleared before trial ). Would I then go to trial and tell the judge we are in the process of settling, and need more time, and ask to adjourn?I realize a settlement by mail is atypical, but does it not happen enough that there may be a set process for it?

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Purchased an antique Lalique vase at an auction online. The

Purchased an antique Lalique vase at an auction online. The item was described and 4 images provided in advance. Neither the description nor the carefully posed images revealed that a hole had been drilled in the baseof the vase, significantly diminishing the value. I only discovered this once I received the item. I participate in many auctions online and my experience is that all reputable auctioneers will list any significant features which impact the value of the item, but in this case that was, in my opinion, intentionally omitted. They claim I didn't request additional info thus my bad. Is this fraud and what recourse do I have?

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Can I take someone to small claims court because of false

Can I take someone to small claims court because of false and knowingly selling me a junk car? One day after having the car it started to break down, I mean it has a lot of problems.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: Georgia and 1987 mustang and the guy that sold it to me I got him in writing saying nothing was wrong with the car but cosmetic issues nothing mechanical but it has a lot of mechanical problem.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No I been looking online for ways to approach the situation.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I know of.

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I live in L.A. I've been living with my boyfriend for 3

I live in L.A. I've been living with my boyfriend for 3 years. I went to San Diego for a day and when I returned ALL of my belongings were gone. He had moved out and took everything. He left me a note when I paid him the money I owe him he will give some things back to me. Is there anything I can do legally? Especially if I have no money?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Can i take my brother to small claims court if he not kept a

Can i take my brother to small claims court if he not kept a verbal agreement? He lives with me for 3 months and was supposed to pay a few hundred a month. He left abruptly and became verbal abusive to avoid his responsibility. I live in NY.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And can you tell me what's been officially filed?Customer: Nothing has been filed yet. I live in NY.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a question concerning ending my lease in NJ, New

I have a question concerning ending my lease in NJJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no.

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