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Being sued for Breach of Contract

A:  Whoa - what 'breach of contract'?  You state there was no 'contract.' You just moved into a home, hired a cleaning lady (for all practical purposes--a complete stranger) 'for a day' and trusted her to recommend a plumber.  I bet you never took the time to find out if this contractor was state licensed. "My wife asked him what it would cost and he said he would have to look at it.  He came by the next morning to look at it talked to my wife and said he would need a part and would be back the next morning.  He didn't disclose what part and gave an estimate of offer or anything just said he would be back.  The next morning he started on the job. " That was the time to demand a written estimate of the...

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car dealer less than honest?

A:  "I feel the lift pump should have been replaced under warranty especially since they were unable to diagnose the problem, and had to send me to another shop where I had to pay the extra $334. for correcting the problem." Response: Those are not the issues you should be looking at. The issue (as I see it from your post is), why was the fuel pump NOT covered under the warranty? As you noted, the dealer can only deny the warranty if he can show that the problem was caused by your modifications. Clearly, he can''t. As such, the fuel pump should have been covered by the warranty. Now, to your questions: Q1) "If I take this to a small claims court, can I get a refund on what I had to pay for the lift pump plus what the other shop charged for their diagnosis?" A1) You should...

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Wrongful Termination - Misguided Reading of Fed Regulations

A:  You chose to give up those rights. That's the end of it. You don;t get a do-over necause you change your mind. Right now, this one appears to be an oral agreement.  Was it read into a transcript of the hearing or otherwise recorded in some manner? My guess is that unless you orally did stipulate to this one before an MSBP judge, you may have to sign something to make it official.  Discuss with your attorney. This one obviously is an employment related matter.  You don't give up ALL of your civil rights when you agree to something like this.  But, you will not be able to successfully sue your former employer.  The agreement does not affect your civil rights in any other job that you may have or obtain in...

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Father Renigged on Verbal Agreement with Daughter and Son In-law--Q

A:  Originally Posted by grle4lif A VERBAL agreement was made between a father, and his daughter and son in-law that they could come live in his residence until the couple had become financially stable enough to either build a house on the adjacent property or possibly just taking over his property. (There was never actually nething specific stated in the agreement about when or even if the couple would ever leave the residence, just brainstorming and ideas tossed around because it was years into the future!) The agreement was made that the couple would make a payment every month to the father which would be used to then repay the loan that was taken out to remodel the basment of the house into an in-

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Can a police officer sue someone for assault while they are on the job?

A:  Yes there have been many cases in the news in the last few years of officers suing citizens for assault and battery. I say good for the officer. If people are so quick to sue the police then the police should have the same right to sue. Unfortunately, those that assault the police are usually scumbags with little or no money so it is likely the officer will receive nothing even if they when their case. Officers are assaulted in one way or another so many times in their career that it would be impractical to sue everyone who assaults them. They should sue only if there is serious and/or potentially career ending injuries. I know of no state that says you can''t sue the police for wrongdoing. I know of serveral that have put caps in place so any money won is limited. No. Don''t know about...

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civil rights my rights was not read the put me in lock up and then booked me.

A:  Yes, you can bring an action against the County or City if you were not read your rights but were put in jail without cause. I find it difficult to believe that you have been arrested three times (if that is what you are saying) and have never been read your rights. Hello l: The only reason they are required to read your Miranda rights to you, is if they intend to question you and USE what you say in court. But, if they don''t need your statement to convict you, they don''t have to read you your rights. excon Excon is correct, police can decline to read you the Miranda rights under certain circumstances. I wonder why you are writing to us, do you not have a lawyer or Public Defender. Let''s also keep in mind that Miranda was actually later convicted, served...

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myspace vandalism/ civil harrassment

A:  "Wouldn't this be considered civil harrassment and can I file a restraining order to get her to stay away from the school regarding my daughter?" No. Sounds to me like everyone recognizes she's a crackpot and no one takes her seriously. You don't mention it in your post, but why have you not reported the harrassment? I would be mad too, if someone change my MS page and changed the password. Actually, the police did arrest the girl. Presumably, they placed her into hadncuffs and all that. So, the mother is being taken seriously to some extent. Also, I think that, instead of changing the guy's myspace page, the girl should have filed a slander lawsuit against the guy. I tend...

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What to do?

A:  I don't see any legal option that probably won't cost you more in legal fees and costs than what you likely would pay as alimony.  Moreover, even if you sued the ex for your "pain and suffering", I am not certain that a court would award you a monetary judgment for "pain and suffering".  It almost certainly will not award you visitation with the children that not biologically yours.  The legal process itself will have you "rehashing" everything that happened for the next few months or years.  I am not certain that you "emotionally" are "up to it". Judging from your post, you made a settlement that you now regret.  Such settlements are particularly difficult to "undo".  You...

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Slander/Defamation of character

A:  Absolutely not. She told the truth. You were late with the rent and she was asking for advice on how to handle it. That it made you uncomfortable and embarrassed is only one of the many forseeable consequences of defaulting on your obligations. That you told her you would be late doesn't mean she had to accept it. The amount related is the irrelevant part because you would have likely had the same embarrassment had it been 1500 or any other number. Be thankful you didn't have an eviction and lawsuit waiting for you when you got back. Read what you wrote: "This resulted in a lot of emotional/psychological harm to me. I am embarrassed now at my job wondering who heard and what they are thinking. Also it can affect my job...

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Defamation

A:  The answer to your question is maybe. First, people do not serve jail time for civil matters, only for criminal matters. Second, if the statements about you were defamatory, published and untrue, then you will have a cause of action for slander or slander per se, depending on whether the defamatory statement is defamatory on its face. If the statement isn''t defamatory in its face, then you will have to plead and prove your damages. (prove your loss of income, adverse affect of reputation, etc… due to the defamatory statements) However, make sure the defendant does not have any absolute or qualified privileges. Privileges are a complete defense for a defendant. Good luck!...