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I co-signed for a student loan for my granddaughter at a time when I was in a position to pay the loan if she defaulted. She subsequently obtained at least one more loan but, I don''t believe that I co-signed for a second loan and my granddaughter is in agreement with that. She became ill and had to drop out of school, therefore, the loan(s) became due and payable. I had an accident with injuries and was unable to work for awhile and, my granddaughter''s illness became worse so that she''s had to be on disability. I got a call a couple of days ago from a collection agency and, the person that I spoke to said that I was the co-signer on two loans and offered a payoff amounting to half of the current balance or, a payment plan with a downpayment and monthly payments on the full balance. I requested that she send me documentation that I had, in fact, cosigned for two loans and she responded that if she had to do that, the lender would begin litigation proceedings and the full amount of the loans would be due. I had been making monthly payments on the loan that I had co-signed for right after my granddaughter had to leave school and started getting late notices, despite having made payments. I called to clarify that they had received my checks and was told that my checks had been applied to another loan that I was not a co-signer on. After numerous communications, I told the lender that I would not make another payment until I could have some assurance that the account for which I was a co-signer would be credited and that the payments that I had already made be transferred to the correct account. I was never able to get any satisfaction.I''m willing to pay what I''m obligated to pay but, obviously, I don''t care to pay on a loan that I have not co-signed for and I can''t understand why the lender or the collection agency is unwilling to provide documentation on these loans. Can you please advise me if I should go ahead and accept the payment plan offered and assume that I am a co-signer on more than one loan or, should I stand firm, engage the services of an attorney and seek legal recourse.Thank you for your prompt response.

A:  stand firm. the collection agency is required to send the documentation to you to show you that you are obligated to pay the debt. if your granddaughter is disabled, the debt my be dischargable. if you need assistance, call me at 312-372-5600....

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We just received a default judgment against our contractor who is an LLC. There are 2 members - the guy who we worked with, who still lives in our state (AZ) and his father, who lives in another state (MT). While the LLC is still in good standing, we know that it is essentially out of business and has no assets. Can we look through the LLC and attempt to collect from the members?

A:  There are some things you could try to do but, assuming the LLC was in good standing at all relevant times, it may be an uphill battle. In order to pierce the ''limited liability'' veil of protection afforded to members of an LLC, you may only be able to go against them personally on a judgment against the entity if you could prove that they completely disregarded the form of the LLC in their business. Among things to consider would be: Did they hold themselves out as and contract in the name of the LLC, or in their own names? Did they have a separate LLC bank account through which they operated their business? One further thing you could do would be to pursue a post-judgment process that is available in most...

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What are the chances of a lawsuit in this instance?

A:  They left because they sold the land. Eminent domain requires fair market value to be paid. You have less than 0 chance of a suit. THE CHANCES FOR A lawSUIT ARE NIL. Nope. If they got the letter telling them to leave and that it was now the property of the city, there''s not much they can do about it. Hell the city doesn''t even have to put anything up there. Nope- that really doesn''t have to do with eminent domain because the street/sidewalk already belonged to the city/county/state. When they got their license to sell the food or to set up their hot dog stand they probably were required to get some kind of permit to be allowed to use that spot in the first place &...

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pro bono lawyer needed in NE Texas for an appeal

A:  The weblinks below should help you out. http://www.texasbar.com http://www.lawhelp.org http://www.nlada.org http://www.ptla.org/links/services.htm Yes, it's true that many legal-aid and pro-bono attorneys, do not take on capital cases, for obvious reasons; However I would recommend that you try obtaining a referral from your state bar association. 2Peaceful "no evidence" Since he could not possibly have been convicted without evidence, obviously there was evidence. The rest of your post suggests that you may be referring to PHYSICAL evidence, which is not required. "purely on heresay" OK...hearsay is still evidence. Are you sure you understand what hearsay means? Most of the general...

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Unauthorized access to e-mail accounts

A:  Hi Rhea, Accessing anyone elses e-mail account is illegal and should be reported to the police. Your son would have to be able to show who accessed the e-mail and the police can get that information from his e-mail service provider. The records will sow the IP address of the computer that accessed the accounts and that would in turn identify the ISP. The cops then subpoena the records from the ISP for those IP addresses and they get the subscriber information. If it was anyone other than your son, its illegal. Not a difficult investigation and one that we do all the time. I would have your son call the police and report that someone has been accessing his e-mail account illegally and he would like to press charges for it, let the cops take it from there. Hope this helps.....

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Unauthorized access to e-mail accounts

A:  Hi again Rhea, If you live outside the city you can report it to the sheriffs office, they in turn can report it to the GBI. Private citizens can not report directly to the GBI. As for the level of what the crimes are, it depends on what the Sheriff"s and State Prosecutor decide. Mostly I will guess Misd. Look up GA law 16-9-153.  E-mail virus distribution, denial of service attacks, and other conduct prohibited. Hope this helps.. PS> Please remember to rate this answer. Thanks!  ...

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Wage concerns for tipped employees

A:  You should be paid for all the time you work. You should never work cleaning up without being paid for it. All the time you are at your place of business you should be paid for. I think that you should go with your friend and talk to the department of labor because you are not being treated fairly. Shirley...

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Wage concerns for tipped employees

A:  When you receive your paycheck all the hours that you work must equal out with tips to minimum wages. If they do not equal out to minimum wages than the employer has to pay them to equal out to minimum wages. For Example: If you work 40 hours at 3.65 an hour it equals 146.00 If you have tips of 75.00 that you get to keep (not pooled)   75.00 (they cannot use what you give to busboys or others.                                   ----------- ...

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Do you agree with Paul O'Neill, former Sec of the Treasury and business owner?

A:  That's pretty basic economic theory....

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Contracts of Employment

A:  Per ACAS "The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) protects employees'' terms and conditions of employment when a business is transferred from one owner to another. Employees of the previous owner when the business changes hands automatically become employees of the new employer on the same terms and conditions. It''s as if their employment contracts had originally been made with the new employer. Their continuity of service and any other rights are all preserved." Therefore your original Terms and Conditions remain valid until you sign any new contract offered. When company B took on staff from company A this is s Transfer of an Undertaking and is covered by the Transfer of an Undertaking...