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The Wisconsin statute pertaining to power of attorney is here. 244.10(2)(b) indicates that the agent's authority terminates when they resign: there are other conditions, such as if the principle revokes the authority, the agent dies, and so on. If nothing else happens, you would have the authority, like it or not. 244.13 states that if you do anything to ...


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Some states allow you to just exchange information and then each party files their own accident report with the police and the DOT within an allowed amount of time, so long as the cars are only minimally damaged and nobody is hurt. If one party wants the police there, it is standard to wait. If both decide it not necessary, it is fine to leave. Either way, ...


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As a former rental car employee I can explain why this is. Cars that are rented to customers for insurance reasons (accidents, etc) are supposed to match the size of the car that was damaged as close as possible. I'm speaking for one rental car company in particular here but I'm assuming others have a similar policy but every 2 years old the car is it goes ...


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I wouldn't be surprised to see other states and jurisdictions with similar statutes. Fortunately, in the United States, there is a safe harbor against demands for state income taxes: For every dollar of taxable income, you can only be taxed by one state. (This was affirmed by the Supreme Court in 2015 in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne.) ...


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It is entirely legal to discriminate on arbitrary grounds. What is not legal is to discriminate on the basis of a protected category, for example race. The law say that you cannot favor or disfavor a customer because of their race. Federal law specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin, but not age or ...


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Is this something for small claims court Yes. The explicitness of your prior leases overrides the statutory variations that might exist among jurisdictions in this regard. And the total of 50$/month for six or seven years indicates that you would have to pursue recovery in small claims court (at least if the landlord refuses to reimburse you). In Wisconsin,...


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Approach the neighbor in your yard and ask him to leave. You are the tenant, you have full rights to do so. Once he refuses to leave he is a trespasser and you can call the police to take care of him, let alone if he makes any threats. Regarding the landlord, just ignore them and take care of the yard and the house as the lease terms bind you. Require them ...


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That is a bit of queer provision. I'm not going to answer your first question because I think that it is a gray area with no definitive answer. In answer to your second question, my strong suspicion is that it is drafted in the shadow of a particular state consumer protection act. An arbitration clause is allowed to change your procedural rights, but ...


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If you began the lease with no mention of additional payment specifically for parking, and were of the understanding that you could use the property to park cars, and have been using the property to park cars with the knowledge of the landlord, and the landlord has not previously mentioned parking as a distinct part of your lease that carries a fee, you have ...


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You might take a look at this summary. You have an offer, consideration (a promise of something valuable), acceptance, and "mutuality" i.e. there was no confusion over what you are talking about. Email is a form of writing, and written contracts are the strongest that there are. In this case, the offeree relied on the contract in buying materials and who ...


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You can not be "made a Power of Attorney." Power of Attorney is a legal authorization that grants authority to an Agent to act on the Grantor's behalf in some capacity. Because it is not a contract, but rather a unilateral authorization, the Grantor cannot impose responsibility or obligations through Power of Attorney, and therefore there is nothing for a ...


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In light of the details you give, no bright legal lines have been crossed. Many legal lines are thin and dull, and can only be discerned by a practicing attorney, if then, and I would say that there's nothing we could add that wouldn't constitute the illegal practice of law, when it comes to the matter of you succeeding in a lawsuit. We also can't advise ...


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The first part is a matter of jurisdiction. I do not believe that simply using a cell phone with an Illinois number will give the Illinois courts jurisdiction, if you're standing in Wisconsin and calling a person in Wisconsin. Also, when you state that the call is recorded for ___ purposes, does that have any bearing on the actual use (e.g. they state ...


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Small claims court is a simple way to litigate money claims, as this would be. One side would argue that the other party owes them money; the other side would dispute the claim. In general, a person does it have the right to damage another person's property, so if B damaged your property, you might have a valid claim. The advantage of small claims court is ...


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Roommate caused water damage to our condo, what are my options? The terms of your lease matter. For instance, your statement that From what I understand of the lease, the landlord won't care whose fault it is and will expect us to collectively pay him back for the repairs suggests that the lease establishes joint and several liability. Likewise, it ...


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Ex Post Facto laws in the sense forbidden by Article I, Section 10, Clause 1, of the US Federal Constitution are laws making some action criminal which was not criminal when committed, or laws increasing the punishment for crime which apply to crimes committed before the law was passed. This can include fines, but not civil damages. Laws which are not ...


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The exact law that the law firm had "changed" was really a Wisconson Supreme Court decision it did not agree with, and the lawyers found a state senator who sponsored a bill to change the helmet laws in Wisconsin and their description is available on their website. https://www.hupy.com/news/helmet-bill-signed-by-governor-damages-cannot-be-reduced-20090827....


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They certainly can and many do, especially after the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision. Your LLC will probably have to file tax returns in each state in which the LLC has customers (if the state has adopted a similar law) and the LLC members will probably have to file non-resident tax return in each of those states. Your home state (Utah) will probably give ...


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You could indeed report the incident as a crime, as one comment suggests. You could sue in small claims, as the answer by user6726 describes. But before doing either of those you might want to simply talk with the person who did this. If it truly was an accident, that person may be willing to compensate or partly compensate you without any legal action being ...


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I don't think it's criminal fraud unless something else is going on, like if he took money and didn't actually provide the goods or services. However, this is almost certainly a federal trademark violation. Wisconsin statute 100.18(10r) against fraudulent representations may also apply: It is deceptive and misleading for a person who is conducting ...


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I am a landlord and not an attorney. I have been at this one way or another for 30 years. I will answer based upon my experience and the perspective of the law(s) where I have operated. As I read your question, it appears that you vacated before the termination of your 1 year lease agreement. Assuming I read things correctly, the original lease is still in ...


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Generally, in WI, the car would be separate property unless it has appreciated in value since it was acquired (rare except in the case of classic cars), or there has been a substantial post-marriage economic investment in the car (which it does not appear that there has been). This rule would not apply in all states. There is considerable variation on this ...


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You have no options other than those you have already utilized. Management of the common elements of a property that you rent is something in the sole discretion of the landlord. The noise would have to be so problematic that it makes it impossible for anyone to live in the apartment and constitute a constructive eviction for you to have any remedy, and ...


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Before going down any legal path... I encourage you to take matters to agencies specifically designed to handle complaints about corporations. Both the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have online complaint filing systems. I'm not one to be quick to file formal complaints. I MUCH prefer to work things out with the company ...


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I would simply go to the small claims court - you are very unlikely to get punitive damages, but you will most likely be awarded what is owed to you, and have that settled quite quickly, provided you have evidence to back up your claim. (In fact, its possible - even probable maybe - that on receipt of the filing they will actually provide your remedy ...


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Legal entities can have many forms, purposes, and requirements. Most of the requirements are pushed on you, but (see the end) you usually have to go looking for state requirements to ensure the entity is fully compliant. It appears that you are being asked by a counterparty "to form a legal entity to own content and receive payment." In the U.S. you need ...


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