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I had an incident with local police this past weekend. They

I had an incident with local police this past weekend. They smashed my car window in because they thought they saw a real baby instead of the reborn doll I had in the car. They are refusing to pay for the damages. Do I have any legal recourse or do police have the total right to damage peoples' cars when they think they're right?

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My mother was a victim of a security system scam. AMP came

My mother was a victim of a security system scam. AMP came to her door indicating that they were "upgrading" her current Vivint security system. Vivint called her telling her that they were scamming people in the area. Unfortunately, she signed a 60 month agreement with AMP (representatives of Guardian Protection Services). They sent a email notifying her of a direct payment with her bank account and when I called to ask them to cancel her service I was informed that they would charge her $1250 to terminate the contract. She did not receive a copy of the contract at time of installation (5/14/2016). I have asked for a copy and have received it.Is there any other recourse to get the contract terminated without paying the termination fee?

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A Postal worker canceled my PO. Box in retaliation to the

A Postal worker canceled my PO. Box in retaliation to the failed litigation attempt of the Postal workers family member.

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My boss fired me through email with accusations of

My boss fired me through email with accusations of manipulation and negatively influencing his daughter, she has a disability. I was her caregiver for 1 year. His words," I was made aware and a witness to the fact that you have been manipulating and negatively influencing ____." He addressed my name, Hi _____. He carbon copied 4 other people, 2 co workers, his other daughter and another care giving business owner that I have no affiliations with. He sent it from his full time employers email, one of the largest banks. Now the 2 other coworkers wont speak to me, no returned calls or text messages. From reading the defamation, libel, laws. I feel I have a good case. His accusations are not true. When I asked him what happened he did not respond. Can anyone give me some law advice?

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I have a question about someone threatening to sue over a

I have a question about someone threatening to sue over a social media post. A friend posted a fun little quiz about high school memories from 25 years ago. She mentioned that prom was crazy and tagged 2 other people regarding an incident that occurred with another person (this person was not named or mentioned anywhere in the post). This anonymous person saw the post because she recently became friends was a person tagged on it. The anonymous person threaten one of the people that ragged her saying she was harassing her and is now threatening to sue the original poster for harassment. Does she have a case? I know this sounds like high school but the incident happened 25 years ago. ThanksJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The person threatening to sue is in Nebraska and the person she wants to sue is in Idaho.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I haven't. She is threatening my friend. She saw the post through my Facebook page because I was tagged on it. Her name was never mentioned at all in the post.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think so. It's all very confusing.

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1. I red a "Housekeeper/Helper with Moving". She quoted $80

1. I hired a "Housekeeper/Helper with Moving". She quoted $80 a day.2. She helped pack my townhouse in Dallas for 3 days: averaging 7.6 hrs per day.3. 2nd day, after she was 2.5 hrs late and I tried to reach her several times, as I needed to know if I should try to hire someone else in her place - movers arrive in 2 days. When she answered she said she took medicine for allergies and had over slept. She came in and helped, but I felt she had greatly exaggerated her experience and was unreliable. Then after she kept texting me late in the evening after midnight, I decided she was way too high maintenance for someone I hired to help make my move easier on me. I decided to let her go, and ask for her address to pay her for her time. She text me over and over begging for another opportunity to do better as she felt she could learn a lot from me. (I'm an Interior Designer and have moved my clients from Dallas to Florida, etc.) She explained she had 3 daughters she was raising alone, etc. Tugged at my empathy for being a single woman trying to run a business. I felt I should help mentor her and give her another chance. Big mistake.3. 4th day - moving day was 12 hrs for her - so I planned to pay her for 2 days worth of hours for $160, although that averages to just a 6 hour day.-She brought her brother in law to help because we were behind in packing, etc. I have details on his performance in regards ***** ***** pay . Before they left for the day, I ask her if she needed any money as I could write her a check. She said no, she was fine.4. 5th day - 10 hrs - she brought brother in law with a trailer to help move furniture and inventory I had originally planned to have my movers take to a storage unit near my new apt. to sell at a later date. However, she was now taking all to her storage room in Mesquite as she wanted to sell everything for me and she said she has done a lot of this type thing in the past. I agreed to pay her 1/2 the profit for her part.- At end of day she text she needed some money for gas. I told her I would leave her $500 to help until we could sit down and figure out hourly for Helper, etc.5. 6th day - I leave a check out for $500. She brings (2) 17 year old boys to help clear out the remaining items in garage to sell, my personal keepsakes, items missed by movers, etc. She no longer has help of brother in law trailer.6. 5 hours into the day after I left $500, I receive a text that says:My hourly rate is now $25 an hour, going back to Day 1 - Brother in Law's hourly rate is $20 an hour, and the 2 boy's rate is $15 an hour. She had text me earlier that their last job they made 6.50 an hour.She said if I didn't pay for the full amount of this new rate she would not bring my personal property to my apartment in Frisco.7. I told her that she couldn't hold my property in order to force my hand to agree to this huge raise.8. I told her I would be fired on the spot if I ever refused delivery of my clients property unless they payed my new hourly rate that was 2 1/2 times my quoted rate.10. I explained, I had already planned on giving her a higher rate on the longer days, and of course, I didn't expect to just pay $80 for 12 hours.11. She said I couldn't just decide what I wanted to pay her, that she was contract labor, and she could raise her rate anytime she wanted.12. She also told me she did not want to sell the furniture that she took to Mesquite, so I needed to bring movers to clean out her storage room and items in her home, but she would not let me take anything until I payed her, in cash, the new inflated rate.13. Now, she's expecting me to pay for her and brother's hourly to take all my property 55 miles away from my home, and pay new movers to move it all 55 miles back to Frisco.14. There is issue of inflated rates for herself and helpers. And new issue of this additional money I now have to pay to move my property back, because she changed her mind after dragging it all to Mesquite.15. She's threatened now to take me to Court.16. I know this would never be tolerated in my field, but can she legally extort more money by holding my property?17. Can you please give your opinion on steps I should take.Thank you. Cynthia Askins

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I'm looking lawyer to help with a case against foreign

Hello, I'm looking for a lawyer to help with a case against foreign airline.We are looking to file a lawsuit against Royal Air Maroc airline.My wife's mother was traveling from Sierra-Leone to Jamaica and transiting through Morocco and Brussels (BE) for our wedding. Although she had a boarding pass from Morocco to Belgium she was denied to board by airline staff without a valid reason.My wife spoke with one of the airline's staff and they told her that her mother will be in the Brussels airport for more than 24 hours and she needs a transit visa.According the Belgium and Schengen visa policies this is not true as well as she was not going to stay more than 15 hours.The airline staff (Transit manager) took her passport from her and refused to return it. This prevented us from buying another ticket for her to attend the wedding.We would like to be reimbursed for flight, hotel and moral damage.The questions are:1. How likely we will win this case?2. If any lawyer agrees to help us on a contingent fee?Thanks!

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The person asking engagement ring to be returned... Is doing

The person asking for the engagement ring to be returned... Is doing so after a domestic violence occurred and he was convicted of 1st degree wanton endangerment. I have not seen the ring since the night of the incident. His lawyer is wanting me to return said engagement ring. What do I do?JA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help.Customer: I cannot give something I don't have.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I spoke with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Attorneys office this morning.. They stated that matter was out of their hands. That I should tell the lawyer asking for the ring what I had told them.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This man has a DVO against him for 3 years absolutely no contact. He has damaged my home on many different dates prior to his arrest and had at one point been back in my home, with out my knowledge. Due to the ankle monitor being removed and me having no knowledge of that. I caught him at my home one day and called the police, reported the incident, but was told "since we didn't see him, we can't prove he was here. Get yourself some cameras".JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Recently, my son's confidentiality was violated by s former

Recently, my son's confidentiality was violated by his former pastor in Americus, Georgia by the pastor putting his entire circumstance on Facebook. My son lost his job, got a divorce, and had to move from Americus, Georgia. We are trying to get him legal representation because of the following that was copied from Facebook that was entered by the pastor:Bud Womack Sometimes silence is golden, but not this time so I feel the deep need to clear many things up based on your post here. No Jeremy, you didn't just "do it the absolute wrong way this time" you've been doing it the absolute wrong way for over 6 months and you've been told by me and others many times to stop it. That's why you're divorced today, lost your job with the police Dept and actions were taken at church to force you to leave her alone and protect a child. Some may feel this is a racial issue but nothing could be further from the truth because it's a moral issue plain and simple. What you've done and are doing may not be illegal in Georgia but it's still very immoral for a 32 year old married man to have a romantic relationship, and probably a physical relationship, with a 17 year old child. You have simply taken advantage of a child plain and simple. You've ask for people to forgive you and without a doubt we are all willing to do that. However, forgiveness can't happen until there's repentance and repentance means you turn away from what you've done that warranted asking for the forgiveness. As your pastor I tried to do nothing but love and protect you and your family as well as Caitlyn and her family. It was your actions that continued after many meetings and discussions that required my actions as a pastor to protect everyone and the church as a whole including the two of you. When your actions got worse rather than better I had no choice but to remove you from continuing to pursue a child on the church property. Plain and simple we love you and want the best for all involved but you nor Caitlyn are victims in this situation but rather the cause of it. Please know that loving someone has nothing to do with condoning their wrong choices and actions. You can only move beyond this by letting it go and walking away. Life Point Church and myself continue to pray for you all. And I ad... Do the right thing.*************As a result and being the father, I posted the following on Facebook:JerroldCynthia Hinton Jeremy, I am just now reading this post and in particular the post written by your former pastor. As a licensed and ordained African-American pastor that has been in the ministry since 1977, I am appalled that your confidentiality has been so violated by someone claiming to be one called by God. While I do not condone the relationship with Caitlin Elswick, I am very much crushed by what you have had to endure. My bible let's me know that ALL have sin and come short the Glory of God. Even your former pastor. I will not attempt to point out any of your shortcomings on social media, because I read one day thta I shouldn't try to remove the speck out of your eye and neglect the beam in my own eye. It is people like your former pastor that causes situations like Baton Rouge, LA and Minnesota. While you MUST forgive your former pastor for what he has done, I am advising you to retain an attorney out of Atlanta and let them start litigation. I will print this post myself and run it by the Department of Jusice here in Washingnton, DC. Action must be taken to prevent aforementioned events by pointing out the very things and people that cause them. Unfortunately, there are many preaching from pulpits in your area on Sundays and wear their hooded sheets during the week. Yes son, his post has racial overtones even though he states it's not racial,. He has tried to destory you. I can't believe he called the police and wanted you arrested. Be encouraged young black man! No pastor on earth has a heaven or a hell to put you in. I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your life and no weapon formed against you shall prosper. I pray that God will reverse what has been done to you in Jesus name. Finally, you may want to give a printed copy of his post to the local TV stations to assist in preventing others from being violated by what should be a place to heal and continuously point people to salvation.

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