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My husband and I have going to a Primary Physician for

My husband and I have going to a Primary Physician for several years. A few years ago the doctor's receptionist would call my husband from the office to his place of employment to borrow money. After she got out of work she would drive to his place of employment to pick up the money.She would tell him and later me that either her daughter has cancer or her car broke down or she didn't have money for food.In the beginning she would pay him back it started to become a habit, which I began to uncomfortable with.One Saturday evening she called my husband's cell repeatedly. He didn't recognize the number so he didn't pick up because we're watching a movie. Then my phone started to ring repeatedly and I finally answered to her sobbing on the phone that her daughter that has cancer was getting out of the hospital and she desperately needed money to pay for medication. I felt bad for her and lent her $100. Time went by and whenever I had an appointment she would come to be in the waiting crying that the doctor wouldn't give her an advance to pay me back and would say the other doctor who she did filing for was out of the country for the holidays.When she called my husband the morning that both of us had an appointment with the doctor, she was crying to my husband that her car broke down and she didn't have any money to begin to pay him back.At this point I'd had enough. I told the doctor and he didn't really believe it. I told him about the other doctor owing her money and he looked at me strangely and said that doctor had retired three years before. He then told me that he couldn't make her pay us back.I was angry, so when I got home I wrote a three page letter telling the doctor she did call us from his office, which he said she would never have. I wrote he could check his phone records to show she called when we didn't have an appointment. I sent the letter certified that needed a signature. Lowe were in Florida for the winter and he went back for an appointment with the doctor. He asked him about the letter and was told he never received it. He also said she wouldn't have kept it away from him.I have a copy of the letter and her signature on the return from the post office. I also made a copy of putting Confidential and Personal on the letter.We did not know her before we ever went to that doctor and I feel she and the office betrayed our confidence by her calling my husnand from the office to borrow money and took my phone number home to call me to borrow money.She still works in that office. Obviously our privacy doesn't matter to the doctor.Could you please tell me if this is ok?Terri Payne(###) ###-####

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Loren

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A contractor was hired to replace windows and guttering at

a contractor was hired to replace windows and guttering at our house. we paid half of his price. he never returned to our home and on 4 occasions he rescheduled finally with us just saying to return our money now he will not answer the phone or text. is this a civil or criminal since he never did any work?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ksJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not yet i was hoping he would come to his sensesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Barrister

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I owe a company around $800000 and they r going to take me

I owe a company around $800000 and they r going to take me to court my business is finished and inhave nothing I own poetry as such and they will be filing for theft of deception what my options rJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: NyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet but the letter says they will be filing soonJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Lucy, Esq.

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Forgive if my terminology is off. Situation: a subdivision

Forgive if my terminology is off.Situation: a subdivision consisting of two adjoining land lots was developed and never platted as a private subdivision (it cannot be proven that the original developer had any intent to make the subdivision private.). The first land lot has mandatory restrictive covenants. The second land lot was parceled out and sold to other developers. The various developers of the second land lot DID NOT place restrictive covenants on the land. Homes were built and sold (no restrictive covenants). Years later when the original developer was done, an HOA was formed per the restrictive covenants of the first land lot. The HOA decided that the wanted access gates and petition the County to make the entire subdivision private (lots 1 and 2). The property owners of the second lot did not agree with the HOA and would not place their properties under a convent agreeing to be responsible for the maintenance of the road private roads and street lights. All properties abutting roads must be subject covenant agreeing to maintain the road before it can be made private. A public hearing was held and a home objected to have a private road. No decision was made that date and the object homeowner has since moved. Later, it appears that HOA Attorney and The County Attorney made an “off record” deal on behalf of the HOA (first land lot). The County Commissioners ask the County Attorney if all was in order regarding the HOA request to close the road. The County Attorney lied and said all was in order. The Commissioners Approved the closure a handed the deed to the HOA. The HOA placed access gate at all entrances 2 gates in land lot 1 and 1 gate on lot the 2, the most desirable gate. In my opinion, HOA has engaged in deliberate fraud, extortion, attempted extortion, and harassment against nonmembers of the HOA who have property not subject to the HOA's by laws, Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. The HOA deceived Lee County authorities in their petition for the closure of the road and placement of the entrance gate off Ledo Road (land lot 2). For years the HOA engaged in theft by deception to collect monies from non-HOA members and promoted the deception to new home owners and real-estate professionals. (Hi welcome to the HOA!). An example of the HOA's corruption is the fact that nonmembers of the HOA who want to exercise their legal right to ingress and egress their home from the closest point of entry, (Ledo Rd. gate) are required by the HOA to pay a fee currently equal to the annual dues paid by HOA members. Otherwise, they must travel approximately 3.5 additional miles in either direction from Ledo Road to Fussell Rd. (land lot 1) to get to their home. The HOA acknowledges that by law the must give us access to our home. But the say they have the authority to dictate what gate we “non-members” who won't HOA fees use. The HOA's arguments is that we are using its amenity “the gate” which is the most expensive to maintain. So if we don't want to pay the HOA's dues to maintain the roads streets lights and whatever else they decide, we will be rerouted to the less expensive (furthest from home gate). The HOA Board of Directors say they can charge whatever amount of money they want to non- HOA members who are trapped behind their gates. The amount just happens to be equal to full HOA dues. Is this a shakedown? County Commissioners will do nothing. They say the issue is with the HOA. The subdivision did not meet the criteria to be private. Had the law been followed, the gates would not been in place. Help! Note: The includes include non-HOA members in their budget and send out invoices as "Dues, Fees, or Donations"

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Dwayne B.

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An 84 year old widow friend of ours had signed a contract

an 84 year old widow friend of ours had signed a contract with a person (we think she knew the man) to have her roof replaced or repaired. She paid him $1,700 and hasn't seen or heard from him since. This was about 7 months ago and she just told us about it. What should she do?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: She said that she talked to a friend of hers that is an attorney (but I doubt it because she said that there wasn't anything she could do about it). I think any attorney would at least have some knowledge as to where to go for help.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Would her name, phone number and address help?

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Barrister

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My wife and I had a yard sale. A local consignor came to it,

My wife and I had a yard sale. A local consignor came to it, loaded up a number of items, bargained to buy more and pick them up later. She wrote a check for the items which bounced. Prior to the check bouncing she wrote up a contract to consign a number of other items (primarily nice furniture). Before her check bounced she had picked up all the items she initially bought and wrote a contract to consign the others. We've tried multiple times to get her to pay up on the first check and cover the bad check charge, but she has delivered only empty promises. We're going to send her a certified demand letter about the original check, but I'm wondering if we can threaten her with theft by deception since she took other things for consignment and now we can't trust her to give us our share if she sells them.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia. The deal was made in Glynn county and this woman's business and domicile are in Brantley county.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. My wife has made phone calls, sent text messages, made arrangements to meet with this woman to get cash--and we've still not been paid. It's been a month since the sale.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'd like to resolve this at a low level. I don't think the value of the consigned items merits a lawsuit, but I do feel like I've been cheated out of the original money ($393 with the bad check charges) and several hundred more dollars that the consignment of the other items would bring.

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Ray

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To chargethe person witha crime steeling my car in ga if i

Hoe to chargethe person witha crime steeling my car in ga if i take him to small clsme court will the judge charge him

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Loren

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Im in New York, no but a guy told me he is taking to his

Hi PearlJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: im in New YorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no but a guy told me he is taking to his lawyer to press charge against meJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no wanna speak to a lawyer

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Zoey, JD

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I was sued for not paying for a service that i proved was

I was sued for not paying for a service that i proved was not performed. When i rented my farm to a new farmer, the previous farmer gave in an invoice for $10,000 for fertilizer that they said they applied to my farm a few months before. I asked for an invoice from the person that applied it. They produced an invoice that was forged by themselves. They obtained a blank invoice and filled in the information. I got an affidavit from the man they said applied it. He made an affavdavit saying he did not do the work. He also stated that when he comforted the farmer he was told they were just messing with me and intended to drop the lawsuit at some point. After 9 months they did drop the suit and paid my attorney fees. So I am out no,money but I suffered a lot of vanquish and time was spent getting soil samples and tracking down the applicator. I bought a drone to take pictures of my field to prove there was no tires tracks. I know this is complicated to understand if you are not familiar with agriculture. Ohio state university interpreted my lab result on the soil sample and determined that my soil was in critical condition for nutrients. The farmer had farmed my farm for 20 years and obviously never applied fertilizer or very little. I trusted them to keep my soil in good condition. This farmer pulled this a me scam on an 82by war old man who,paid them. They dropped the lawsuit but I feel like they should be more accountable for their actions. My brother was named on the lawsuit with me. One month after the suit was giled, he had open heart surgery and died 3 months later...never knowing the outcome of the lawsuit, all this has been stressful for me and my deceased brother, can I contact the county prosecutor who can charge them with a crime like theft by deception. Or can I sue them civally?

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Thelawman2

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