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Is it allowed for a solicitor to advise and represent you while claiming hourly compensation from legal aid but also % of your winnings?

If solicitor gives you services and claims hourly fees from legal aid because you are eligible but also then takes a 15% cut of your final settlement amount, is this allowed or in a sense cheating the ...
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Landlord charging fee for pets we don't have

We are moving out of an apartment in Cheney Washington and our landlord is charging us a fee for having pets, but we have never had a pet of any kind in the apartment. Is that legal?
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Is Ryanair verification fee illegal?

I have received an email from Ryanair asking me to pay a fee months after I booked my flight. As a result, I cannot see the booking or do anything with it in the official Ryanair page. The flight was ...
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Arizona - continued fees after request for termination

I changed law firms for divorce representation in arizona, due to not being satisfied with the initial law firm. After notifying the first law firm that I would like to terminate their services and ...
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Does a plaintiff have standing in an action for cost of suit in cases where a fee waiver is granted to plaintiff?

Or is it the court who will have to order the defendant to pay for the fees it effectively advances to the plaintiff? Background As suggested per the comments: “According to the California info ...
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Do 501(c)(7) organizations have to charge dues or fees to members?

(US/MA) I plan on registering a 501(c)(7) organization out of an existing gaming community. This community is one that requires membership applications, and meets only online. It is highly irregular, ...
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Can a delayed-formation of a condo association enable required back-pay of fees?

John owns a condo unit in Philadelphia, PA. This unit is part of a single building, which houses 3 total units. John owns A, Janet owns B, and Chris owns C. John and Janet both bought their units from ...
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How much money do I have to pay if I lose in court as a plaintiff? [closed]

There were a lot of questions about what happens if someone loses in court. A lot of the questions were pretty complex to understand. I want a straightforward answer. I have a pretty big case that I ...
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Which airline is legally responsible for undue charges in a multi-stop flight booking

I booked a multi-stop international flight from Qatar airways website, and the receipt clearly states that 1 piece of checked-in baggage is included in the price. In fact, for each leg separately it ...
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Can our HOA require us to help purchase unused properties in our subdivision?

Our HOA held a vote to buy 3 unused parcels of land in our neighborhood. The purchase requires us to pay an additional $763 on top of our annual fee. Am I required to help purchase this property for ...
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Does any other country, besides the US, employ something substantially different from the ‘loser pays’ system?

Although many of the jurisdictions that do employ the ‘loser pays’ system only do so up to certain limits, usually of modest amounts, nonetheless all the places I am familiar with have the expectation ...
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What 'Notice of charge' fee applies when not specifed in a lease?

I'm a leaseholder of a flat, currently going through a remortgage in the UK. The lender's solicitor has told me that they're waiting to hear back from the landlord on what "notice of charge" ...
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Do SEC regulations require funds of funds to include in the expense ratio of the parent fund the weighted sum of the expense ratios of the holdings?

I have read: I believe SEC regulations also require a "fund of funds" to publish the expense ratio of the parent fund to include the weighted sum of the net expense ratios of the holdings. ...
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Late promotional bonus and monthly service charge on bank checking account in US [closed]

Checking account was opened in June 2017 with following terms and conditions: Maintain average balance of $1500 or else there will be monthly charges of $11. While opening the account, I had a ...
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Late fees stacked up over more than a year without notification

I leased a car in May 2019 and I did setup auto payment from my bank account every month. Recently, I moved to different state and in order to get driver's license, I needed to get some information ...
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Can my landlord ask for a fee for a non-executed lease?

In my lease, my landlord stipulated that on or before March 1st, he was going to email us a new lease (presumably for the next year), and we had to respond within 5 days whether or not we accepted ...
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Am i responsible for fees from FedEx i was not made aware of and did not agree to pay?

last month I ordered a computer from an American company that shipped it through FedEx. I paid for shipping when I purchased the computer and if I remember right I also paid a small import tax when ...
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UK - Joint Tenancy - Renewal/Replacement Tenant Fee

A fixed-term 6 month joint AST agreement ends in April 2020. The agreement had three tenants listed on it. One tenant is leaving (former tenant) two are remaining. The former tenant notified the ...
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Why are lawyer referral fees considered "unethical?"

According to this article the Avvo lawyer referral program was ruled unethical. the Avvo website offers an impermissible referral service, in violation of Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2(c) and 7.3(...
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Radio licence fee for Echo Dot?

Does placing a device such as Alexa Echo Dot in my home entail the obligation to pay radio fees (Rundfunkgebühren/ GIS-Gebühren) in Austria? Since by court decision (mentioned in this article)it isn’t ...
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What if someone violated a business contract and you don't have the money to take them to court?

I'm in Australia. Legal costs are very expensive, can go up to USD $50,000. What's the use of contracts if you can't take a contract violator to court? Any party is free to do anything. Or worst, ...
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Do pro bono lawyers have to file that they represent a client to claim attorney client privilege?

I was watching an exchange between Chris Cuomo and Rep. Matt Gaetz about the relationship between President Trump and his personal attorney Mayor Giuliani. In it Chris said: The great theory here is, ...
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Isn't paying overdue taxes an indirect admission of guilt?

People are strongly advised to pay taxes due, regardless of how old they may be. But wouldn't it seem obvious that paying taxes due years back would be somewhat of an admission of guilt? You are ...
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Does an out-of-state (U.S.) business broker or advisor need to be licensed in the state where the business is to get paid a finder's fee?

If I am based in a state that DOES NOT require a business broker or real estate license to sell a business but I work on a deal in a state (WA, OR, CA, CO, FL, etc.) that does require that license, ...
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A Contract change filled with Penalty Fees

I (The Contractor) have a Services Contract with a company (The Company). Working together more than 2 years, in a very non traditional, hard to replace service, now they are restructuring their ...
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Can a landlord in Massachusetts charge a “landlord fee”? What might this fall under?

I’m looking at some places to rent in Massachusetts and I came across one that asks for first month’s rent ($750), a security deposit ($725), and a reputably low “landlord fee” ($365). I thought I saw ...
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Is it legal to avoid Google Play and Appstore 30% fees using a website?

I want to avoid google play and appstore 30% fees the following way: 1.I have a website which sells codes to unlock some app content. 2.Users enter the code inside an app to gain access to content. ...
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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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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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