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Fee waiver form with ambiguous 'or' in list of terms [closed]

I recently got a residential mortgage with the help of a mortgage broker and one of the contracts I signed was a fee waiver form. This form specifies that if I take out some kind of protection with ...
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“Daily Deals” site for Attorneys/Law Firms [on hold]

Anybody heard of a "daily deals" type site specifically for attorneys/law firms? I've heard of attorneys posting on Groupon and LivingSocial regarding discounted legal fees for various services ...
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Can Landlord Make Changes To Apartment Fee Policy In A Memo?

I'm running into some difficulty with the new property manager for my apartment complex in Washington state. I broke one of the rules that weren't ever enforced in the past five years I lived here. I ...
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Can a US state pass/enforce a law stating that a group of people owe money to the state government?

What restrictions or prohibitions does the US Constitution or federal law set in place for states requiring citizens to pay money to the government? If my understanding is correct, there are several "...
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In Canada when can the winning party recover legal and attorney fees?

I'm suspecting to have to take my ex-landlord to court. He's not giving back my damage deposit or prorated rent. Would I be able to get reimbursed for legal fees or attorney fees if I win? Since I had ...
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Can I get my non-refundable fee back?

I was looking for an apartment, and you have to contact them if you are interested, which I did. Then I talked to the lady on the phone and paid a non-refundable fee. A day later she sends me the ...
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Can my landlord charge me a fee that does not appear in the lease?

I was added as an occupant (not as the tenant) to the lease of an apartment in Alexandria, VA. I paid a $50 fee to management to run a credit check; all good so far. A few months later, I moved out ...
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Can a lease specify reasons for withholding a security deposit beyond what the law lists as allowable

Context: Location: Colorado, USA I was renting with a lease agreement but I needed to leave early and break the lease. The landlord withheld my security deposit and correctly notified me with an ...
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Non-refundable Application Fee

I live in Chicago where I've been apartment hunting for the past 2 months. My wife and I finally found a place that suit our budget and needs for an apartment. Upon finding the place, we made several ...
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Lawyer wants to withdraw - Chapter 13

My husband and I filed a chapter 13 about a year ago and recently paid it off 100%. I started reviewing our files after looking at online mortgage monthly statements because I couldn’t completely ...
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My attorney dropped me without reason

My attorney dropped me without notification via letter and then filed a withdraw for a worker's comp case. He claims it is irreconcilable differences but I barely talked to him about my case. Actually ...
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Are government fees considered taxes?

Are government fees, like the one for getting a passport or a drivers licence, considered taxes from a constitutional perspective? To clarify I am not asking for income tax purposes. I suppose it ...
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Bank of America fee Dilemma

I am an Australian citizen. Many years ago, whilst travelling on holiday to the US I signed up for a Bank of America e-banking account. It had no monthly fees and all was well. Every time I went on ...
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Collect HOA fees at closing

If HOA fees are not yet due at closing are the fees the responsibility of the buyer?
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Collect a tap fee in an HOA

I am in an HOA. We have a shared water system. It is considered common property of HOA and there is a water assessment that is assigned by the board for the cost of operating the well. There is a ...
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In BC can landlords charge to renew a lease?

My lease doesn't end for over a month but my landlord is pressuring me into making a decision regarding renewal already. It's too soon for me to make a decision and he said if I decide late there's a $...
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Why do laws that give penal fines or fees not specify that the amount be adjusted for inflation?

For example, the United States National Firearms Act of 1934 specified that anyone wanting to buy a machine gun had to pay a $200 fee for a tax stamp. According to this inflation calculator, that was ...
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Can one contract a non-lawyer to represent them in court and get the other party pay for fees?

Say I want to sue someone (or I am being sued by someone) but I neither want to hire a lawyer nor represent myself in person (civil case, not criminal). Would I be able to hire, for example, a law ...
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Is there a fully legal way to pay EU customs as a recipient without post handling fee?

Note: I'm not sure this belongs to this site, so feel free to point me to where I can investigate or migrate the question. I live in Belgium, Europe. I often order items from outside the EU, because ...
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Can a landlord/property change my unit after approval?

My boyfriend and I are currently in the process of moving across the country, about 650 miles. On September 2nd we visited a property in the area we will be moving to and we really liked it. After ...
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Can my landlord impose a fee that I did not agree to?

I am renting a spot in a four-person student apartment in Utah, and recently got an email from my landlord announcing that they were switching to an online payment system and all tenants owed ...
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Charging for time spent before an agreement was signed

This is from the consumer perspective, but I am also interested in hearing the lawyer perspective. You meet with a lawyer about a probate vs. trust matter for a truly small estate (though I suppose ...
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Can my landlord charge me without advanced notice or evidence?

My roommate requested that our carpet be cleaned and told management that my dog had damaged the carpet. That was a lie, but my management went ahead and cleaned the carpet without doing an inspection ...
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How is compensation divided up in class action lawsuits?

How is the money divided in a class action lawsuit? Do the plaintiffs get a fixed percentage, or is there some kind of "cost" basis. For example, if the attorneys can "deduct costs" then it is ...
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Partial payment of registration fee required?

I am a 17-year-old student. In summer 2016, I registered for a MUN (Model United Nations) in Friedrichshafen, Germany. After two months, I lost interest in attending the conference set for October ...
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Do we have a legal right to full copies of our data that is compiled and stored by a 3rd-party?

I'm struggling to phrase this correctly on google, so haven't found the relevant links to answer my question. The company I work for uses a third party provider to organise work, appointments, job ...
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FOIA for legal fees?

I would like to find out how much my school district is paying a private lawyer to work on a particular matter. Can I use FOIA (the Freedom of Information Act) or a similar state statute for this ...
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What is pro bono?

I heard someone say; "I used to work with you for free. Now I'm gonna do it pro bono" And I thought he just repeated himself. But I want clarity. So what does pro bono actually mean?
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Lawyer billing the other party for writing a letter to them

(I'm in New Zealand, but I'm also interested in answers/data points from other jurisdictions) A friend whose Intellectual Property (design patent) is being infringed engaged a lawyer who intends to ...
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What restrictions/limitations can take place to apartment parking mid-lease?

Backstory: I had moved into a new apartment back in February, 2015. The building was brand new, but the business running it doesn't seem to be. In the Summer of 2015, a music festival started taking ...
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Non-Legally binding tickets, License plate lookup in Calgary, Alberta, Canada legal?

My university in this city, hands out non-legally binding tickets (tickets they print themselves with no connection to the city) for people who park without paying. I have done this a few times while ...
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UK solicitors as sole executors of a will: any brake on their time and fees?

Somewhere in England: John is the only child of the widow Jane and sole beneficiary of her will. According to her wishes he was living in her house and managing her affairs while she was sick. When ...
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Is it illegal for a landlord to waive a rent late fee?

Last month, I moved into an apartment in Chicago, IL. This month, I was a day late with my rent check, so the landlord charged me a late fee. I asked if they could waive it and I was told they were ...
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Texas Landlord Tenant Law Billing Admin Fee

This month my landlord billed me a total of $10.66 for combined water/sewer, recycling, pest control and compactor disposal.(Not bad) However, they tacked on a 15 dollar "billing admin fee". This ...
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ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio - deregistration

I am a student and I am going to complete my studies this April and I will go back to India permanently. I live in a shared WG and we are paying the ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice fee from ...
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Will those in UK who have had court fees charged to them, now get it back?

The UK government is going to stop the payment of Criminal Court Charges for those tried in court. Will those who have already paid these charges now get their money back, and will those charged ...
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ARD ZDF - “Enforcement Letter”

I am a master's student in Germany, and I live in a private flat share of 5 people for the past three years. I am not a native German and MAINLY NEITHER OF THE FLAT MATES OR MYSELF OWN A TELEVISION OR ...
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How to verify validity of a notarized document or a document issued by means of Apostille

How do you make sure that document signed and verified by notary or by means of Apostille are not false, tampered with? Is there a central registry for authenticating notarized documents? I am dealing ...
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What are customary items for an hourly lawyer to bill?

This question presumes the hourly billing method and the lawyer's perspective. To avoid broadness, I restrict this question to the UK (but please advise whether I should remove this). I already know ...
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Can someone more wealthy than me bury me in legal fees?

USA Federal Law - I have a company worth about $6m. I got on the bad side of a person with a company worth well over $750m (with attorneys on staff). The CEO threatened to bury me in an endless sea ...
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E-Z Pass violation code and law description?

E-Z Pass is an electronic toll collection company in the East Coast of the USA. I have an account with them, and it works great. I forgot to update my credit-card and the account was not able to ...