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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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RobertJDFL

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My landlord hit my car and told me if I called the cops,

my landlord hit my car and told me if I called the cops, that they would up my rent is this even legal. I'm protected by my property. they also told me they were not going to fix it.

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Loren

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A lady I did landscaping for threatened to sue me for work I

A lady I did landscaping for threatened to sue me for work I never finished. I have zero proof of anything. She owed me $500 and never paid up. I didn't do the work so what can happen.

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Barrister

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Boyfriend wrote a check to me for $471 for house bills.

boyfriend wrote a check to me for $471 for house bills. receive notice from my bank that it was insufficient funds. Can I sale the things that he left behind to cover the check?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I tried to contact him by phone and I went to his sisters house because that was the last place I knew him to be. Left a message with her for him to come and get his things. He left my house on August 16th and I spoke with him for a few minutes on 8/17 and 18. He has not responded to any calls. I also believe he has red light tickets on by SUV. Have not received notice from DMV, but expect at least two. I was with him when I noticed that he had gone through the red lights. Would like to receive payment for these tickets when they arrive.

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Olivia Kent

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I live in the state of connecticut and a judgement went

I live in the state of connecticut and a judgement went against me in small claims primarily because i became emotional and did a poor job representing myself. The other party should not receive full payment. is thee anything i can do at this point. it is past the appeal period.

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P. Simmons

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I was in a parking garage and was completely backed out of

I was in a parking garage and was completely backed out of my stall, stopped and shifting into drive, when another party came around the corner and hit my back driverside bumper. A security guard took both our statements. The other party stated he did not see me in time. The security report stated based on the statements and broken glass, I was fully out of the stall when the collision occurred and the other party was either driving too fast or not paying attention. His insurance services company said I was 30% at fault "for failing to keep a proper lookout while backing out". When I denied to accept their claims and stated I even had a report from security that supported my statement, they said theyou completed their own investigation and I wasn't all the way out of the stall and he had the right of way and I should have been aware of him driving up the ramp and coming around the corner. Then wanted to know when I was going to set up a time with my insurance to get the repairs done. I do not want to go through my insurance at all and have that on my insurance record and raise my rates. I also do not want to pay my insurance company deductible and not be reimbursed if I do go through mine and they do subrigation. What would be my next step to take with the I surname company? They do not give any appeal language, just saying if I do not agree to contact Nebraska Department of Insurance. Don't they legally have to give instructions on how to file an appeal? I was under the impression this was required by all insurance companies if they were denying all or part of a claim.

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If someone meets criteria, can you file a motion that

If someone meets criteria, can you file a motion that someone be declared a vexatious litigant (due to the number of lawsuits they have lost in the past 7 years and filing an inordinate number of appeals)? Or do you just mention that you think they qualify as a vexatious litigant in your declaration?

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Ely

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I am owed money from acquaintance and have signed paper from

I am owed money from acquaintance and have signed paper from him stating he would pay me back in thirty days this was in October 2015. This loan is for four thousand dollars what's my legal recourse? Thank you

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The sellers of a property had an extension on paying the

The sellers of a property had an extension on paying the property taxes. After I bought the property I was charged for the past property tax. Since escrow should have deducted this cost how do I go about getting reimbursed for those taxes? Should I ask Escrow to pay me back?

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Ray

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