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- Filing a Small Claim When the Subject Matter Is in a Different State
Small claims courts provide an abbreviated version of litigating a case when parties are involved in a dispute. However, there are limitations of when these courts can be accessed. Each jurisdiction has its own unique rules regarding small claims cases.
- Home Equity Lost Because Seller/Mortgager Misclassified the Type of Home
There are various complications that may arise when attempting to acquire or secure home equity in a sale or purchase based on the actions of the buyer or seller. When this occurs, it is important to understand what occurred, how to proceed and if a lawyer’s assistance is necessary to seek a resolution for the problem.
- Losing Business Because of Online Defamation: Fake Accounts
The loss of business interactions, clients, accounts and revenue is all possible when someone creates a fake social media account and issues negative comments and feedback. Because of this it may be necessary to seek legal action against the perpetrator for compensation or another remedy through the use of a lawyer.
- Evictions Based on Matters Other than Non-Payment
There are additional matters that could lead to eviction other than non-payment of rent, and these issues could cause the tenant to lose out on other opportunities. When eviction is possible, the landlord or property manager usually contacts the tenant in advance, and if necessary, law enforcement officers are available to ensure litigation matters are mitigated or eliminated.
- Dealership Added Unpaid Parking Tickets to my Lease Contract – Can They Do That?
When a person that has entered into a deal to obtain a vehicle through a dealership has his or her unpaid parking tickets added to the amount of the financed loan, he or she may be forced to pay them through the company. Some states permit the arrangements to ensure that the tickets are paid for at some point even if it is with a new agreement through a dealership.
- Financial Investment Lapsed and I Lost the Total Value – Who Was Responsible, Me or My Financial Planner?
Sometimes when someone has hired a financial planner to invest in certain items, real estate or other holdings, the entire value if lost based on the actions of those involved. When this occurs, it is important to know who is responsible and what happened for the money to become lost through a bad investment, and if there is any way to resolve the matter.
- Threat of Whistleblowers to Federal Contractors
Whistleblowers are often helpful in uncovering problems, laws broken, violations in regulations, and similar complications within a business. However, these persons are often a serious problem for companies with federal contracts, and this could lead to a loss of sales, dissolution of the business and severe penalties incurred.
- Debt Collection in Texas
The Texas Tribune, in conjunction with NerdWallet, recently reported on the debt collection practices of rent-to-own businesses in Texas and other states.
- Backing Out of a Real Estate Deal
When the buyer or seller is faced with certain circumstances, it is necessary that the deal is rescinded and the buyer or seller backs out of the deal. However, doing so is complicated unless there are certain provisions or if no paperwork has been signed for the arrangements to proceed to escrow, and then it is important all parties are aware of the conclusion.
- Tax Benefits of Using an LLC in Real Estate Transactions
Real estate transactions are often complicated when attempting to avoid taxation, and using a limited liability company could assist the owner in acquiring benefits for taxes. It is important to ensure the LLC and all other considerations are fully understood before progressing through these plans, and a lawyer is of great help to avoid violations.