Consumer Liability

The responsibility of a manufacturer to compensate for injury caused by defective merchandise that it sold.

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Civil Lawsuits
Consumer Liability

Does Primerica have any class action law suites against them?

Currently no. There was one time when the SEC has fined PFS Investments Inc in 1998 for failing to provide adequate supervision and procedures on couple of representatives in Dearborn, Michigan who were selling investments not authorized by Primerica. That is the only lawsuit Primerica faced being in business since 1977.

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Consumer Liability

When an animal is in your care and is injured or dies are you liable and covered?

When I look after someone's pet if they are on vacation, I have them write out a note giving me the legal right to take their dog to a vet if needed, and also, I have the right to make choices in the case of emergency. I have them date and sign it. Accidents happen, so, no, usually you aren't responsible in most cases if the dog gets sick. If the dog/cat was run over by a car most people won't sue you, but you should offer to pay for the next pet they get just for your own conscience sake.

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Civil Lawsuits
Civil Process
Consumer Liability
McDonald's

Can you file a lawsuit if you get a hair in your fries at McDonald's?

If it would be likely the hair was accidentally included in your order of fries, then it is not likely you may prove malicious intent to harm you. And I must agree that it is the cost of frivilous litigation that pushes costs up for products we all enjoy when their makers are forced to defend themselves against what the court more and more frequently deems "frivolous lawsuits", on which most reasonable judges frown harshly at best and vehemently oppose at worst. My Mom and Dad always told me, "That's more protein for free!" If in fact you ingest an impurity that does not kill you, it typically makes you stronger by strengthening your auto-immune system. We are indeed a nation of opportunists.

Yes. You could sue for emotional distress! You will need to show a physical component, though, such as an ulcer.

Sorry to say, but I work at a McDonalds and I would find that pretty stupid for someone to want to sue over. Just call the main office and complain, the will fix the problem and you will probably be owed free food or a refund for something or what not.

You could get a life and stop tying up the courts and tax payers money at the same time raising the cost of products over stupid litigation.

You could sue, but for what purpose? How have you been injured? By the way, fast food companies have test labs that allow them to tell if someone planted the foreign object. Proceed at your own risk.

I have a better idea...just go to the counter and tell them you got a hair in your fries. They will replace them on the spot.

Hey, Retards..... the question wasnt

*is it morally wrong and potentially detrimental to food costs of mcdonalds if i sue them for a hair in my fry?*

it was

*Can you file a lawsuit if you get a hair in your fries at McDonalds?*

stop wasting peoples time with answers that are off topic and are matter of opinion.

The is Yes.

how did i come to this conclusion? (fact) mcdonalds was sued for someone being burned with coffee that was too hot. (fact) unclean hair can carry bacteria therefore potentially harmful.

For more information contact a lawyer to discuss the proper route to take concerning what exactly you want and wether it is obtainable.

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Consumer Liability
Algebra

What are the problems faced by a consumer. Give an example?

== == The consumer's main problem is that they may have more money than sense. Consumer problems can be many. Some concerning not making enough to support themselves or their families. Other problems can be not knowing how to budget their money correctly.

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Consumer Liability
Legal Definitions

What does pleaded guilty mean?

If you have been arrested by the police because they think you have committed a crime, the next thing that happens is that you are brought to court for trial.

When you come into court the charges against you are read out and you are given the opportunity to say that either you did not do the things you are accused of (a plea of not guilty) or that you agree that you did what you are accused of (a plea of guilty).

If you plead guilty then there is no trial and the court will decide the punishment you deserve immediately.

If you plead not guilt, a trial will be held and a jury will be appointed to hear both sides of the argument and decide if they think you are or are not guilty. If they decide you are guilty you will be punished.

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Consumer Liability

Can I sue shoppers drugmart for banning my son and i from the store due to suspicion of shoplifting?

Answer

Yes, you can pretty much sue anyone for anything.

Your best bet would probably be discrimination, racial profiling, etc.

But why would you want to sue them?

Answer Shopkeepers have the right to "trespass" you from the store upon a reasonable suspicion of shoplifting (State v. Finley, 97 Wn. App 129, 982 P.2d 681 (1999). If you refuse to leave, or later return to the store, you can be arrested for trespassing. Unless reasonable minds would not differ in concluding that Shoppers' Drugmart wrongfully banned you from the store, you have no case.

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Consumer Liability
Definitions
Comparisons

What is the definition of unilaterally?

"Unilaterally" literally means "one-sided." In politics, it's often used to refer to a country taking action on their own without the assistance or approval of other countries - taking action one-sidedly. The opposite is multilateral - many-sided.

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Civil Lawsuits
Personal and Payday Loans
Consumer Liability

How much will each person receive from the hr block class action suit settlement of 2007?

I receieved approximately 29 dollars.

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Auto Loans and Financing
Repossession
Auto Insurance
Consumer Liability

Can you sue the valet company who parked your car?

Assuming you mean the valet damaged the vehicle, then yes, certainly. You can sue the employee, the valet company, the place that hired the valet company, and anybody else who might be standing around. You would have the burden of proving the damage was caused by the valet, that they had a duty to use reasonable care, that the damage was the result of failure to use reasonable care, and what the damage cost you to have repaired.

They will defend by saying there is no proof the damage wasn't already there, no proof they cause the damage, no proof they had any obligation of care, and so forth. If you're lucky, they may attempt to assert an illegal and unenforceable "waiver" or release of liability, often printed in small font on the back of a claim check. In many states, this will allow you to collect for triple damage and lawyers' fees because it is an "unfair and deceptive business practice" to assert an unenforceable waiver.

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Consumer Liability
Court Procedure

What does Case eligible for destruction mean?

which trial court records may be destroyed and which must be kept. Because it may not always be easy to determine how a particular document in a case file ought to be categorized under these rules, only experienced and knowledgeable court staff should be involved in identifying which documents must be kept and which may be destroyed. In case of doubt, please contact your supervisor, the clerk of court, the trial court administrator or the custodian judge before destroying or disposing of any court record. NOTICE TO HISTORICAL SOCIETY Before a court destroys or otherwise disposes of any court record, the State Historical Society must be notified of what records are going to be destroyed or disposed of, 90 days prior to their proposed destruction, or disposition. If the Historical Society wants any of the records, those items should not be destroyed, and arrangements should be made with the Historical Society for the transfer of those records. If the Historical Society does not respond within 90 days or notifies the court that it does not want the records, they can then be destroyed. If a court is microfilming or otherwise imaging court records, the Historical Society must still be notified before the original court document is destroyed.

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Criminal Law
Civil Cases
Consumer Liability
Court Procedure

What does it mean when the case status reads closed on a disposed by default civil case?

The case was closed. someone didn't show up to support their claim or didn't answer the claim against them.

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Consumer Liability
Small Claims

Can you be sued for 350 dollars?

yes u can be sued for any amount of money. It will be stupit to sue people for $350.00 because you spend more on a lawyer.

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Tickets Points and Auto Insurance Rates
Civil Process
Consumer Liability
Court Procedure

What is Dismiss with Prejudice?

If a court case is dismissed with prejudice the matter cannot be tried again.

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Debt Collection
Civil Lawsuits
Consumer Liability
Small Claims

How do you appeal a default judgment to which you were never served a summons?

You have 30 days to respond to a default judgment by going to the courthouse and filing an appeal. A new trial will be set where the judge will either give you another opportunity to hear your side or vacate the judgment if you can show that you were not properly served.

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Debt Collection
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Liability
Butterflies and Moths

How long before a debt becomes null?

Null is an English word meaning 'nothing' or without value or consequence. It is derived from the Latin word nullus meaning 'none'

I should think most all debts continue to grow unless they are paid on...in which case they become null only when they are paid in full.

If for some preposterous reason reason your thinking your debts have a time limit and are then forgiven: No - if you ignore them they just don't go away. (If that was true, I assure you - almost no one would feel compelled to pay it back.....and absolutely no one would give a loan or credit).

Another Answer:

Often debts are ruled uncollectable after a specified number of years, IF there has been no legal attempt to collect it. The period of time would be dependent on the Legal Jurisdiction that the debt occurs in.

Check with a lawyer in the area in which you live.

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Consumer Liability
State Laws
Lawyers

Can an attorney notarize a document in California?

This question needs to be divided into several parts.

First, can licensed California attorney, who is not a California licensed notary, notarize a document? The answer is no. Only persons with an active Notary Public license issued by the California Secretary of State may notarize a document.

Second question, if a person is licensed by California as both an attorney and a notary public, may the attorney notarize documents prepared by someone else. The answer is yes. Here, even though the person has two licenses, attorney and notary public, they are acting solely in the capacity of a notary public, and are allowed to notarize the documents.

Third question, if a person is licensed by California as both an attorney and a notary public, may the attorney notarize documents that the attorney prepared. The answer appears to be yes, but is less clear. A notary may not notarize a document in which the notary has a financial interest. Although the attorney/notary is being paid for time preparing the document, this is not an interest in the underlying transaction, it is only compensation for time to prepare the document. In California there is no direct authority.

There is persuasive authority from Massachusetts that notaries, who are also attorneys, are allowed to notarize the documents they prepared. Massachusetts Executive Order 455 (04-04) issued in May 2004 provides that an attorney may notarize documents in the following cases:

Executive Order 455 (04-04)

Section 6 (a) (5) " . . . a notary public who is licensed as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is named as an executor, trustee or in any fiduciary capacity in a document or employees of such attorney may perform notarial acts concerning such document"

Section 6 (a) (6) " . . . For example, this section shall not preclude a notary public who is licensed as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any employee of such attorney from notarial acts concerning any document where the attorney receives a legal fee for professional legal services rendered in connection with such document."

This Massachusetts Executive Order is not the law of California for notaries or attorneys, however it is persuasive in the event that no direct law is found in California.

There is no California case law, rule or statute that prohibits a California attorney/notary from notarizing documents prepared by the attorney/notary.

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Sales and Customer Service
Consumer Liability
Consumer Rights and Protection

How does discount affect purchasing power of customers?

Discounts allow many consumers to purchase goods or services they could not have afforded at full price. That's why Groupons have become so popular. Discounts also allow people to purchase more than they could without the discount.

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Consumer Liability
Small Claims
Lawyers

How many degrees does a person need in order to become a lawyer?

You need an undergraduate degree such as a BA. or BS. from a four year college. Then in most states you need to attend an American Bar Association accredited school for three years. You must then (in the vast majority of states) pass the state Bar exam in the state in which you wish to practice.

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Consumer Liability
Small Claims

Are policies legally binding?

no they are not

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Jeep Grand Cherokee
Timing Belts and Chains
Consumer Liability

How many miles before you had to replace your rear differential Is there grounds for a class-action suit?

not sure about what exactly you are looking for, but in my experience, differentials should last a long time (100K+miles) I am currently dealing with a 2002 Ford Ranger 2WD which, at 60k miles is building up a lot of lash or loosness between driving and coasting. To me this truck is a lemon given all that I've had to do to it so far. This latest problem gets me interested in finding out if more people are having early failures with stuff likethis on newer vehicles. I'm interested in hearing what you are having problems with. Jim

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Consumer Liability
Law & Legal Issues

What does v mean for case status'?

it means 'and'. not versus. eg. donoghue v stevenson = donoghue and stevenson

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Mobile Phones
Telephones
Consumer Liability
Wireless Communication

Purchase a cell phone service from authorized dealer found out when you went to get the second phone that employee of authorize dealer opened up two more acct in your name can you sue for this?

Yea, its called fraud, and identy theft.

If you have reasonable proof you can sue the employee and the authorized dealer/company that he/she works for. This is important because the employee may not be able to make restitution. .

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Chevy Venture
Pontiac Transport
Civil Lawsuits
Consumer Liability

There is a rumor of a class action law suit against GM for a Head Gasket issue in many of their 3.4L V6engines Is there any more info on this your 1997 Transport seems to have this problem?

Check out "classproceedings.ca" www.dexcoolsettlement.com may be more useful.

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Debt Collection
Income Garnishment
Consumer Liability
Examinations and Tests

What is a judgment debtor's exam?

A judgment debtor's exam is a process that allows a judgment creditor (anyone who is owed money by order of a court) to make the debtor answer questions about his or her assets, like jewelry, cars, stocks, bank accounts, valuable Nascar memorabilia, etc. If you get served with an order to appear for a judgment debtor's exam, you better show up or call the attorney listed on the notice. If you fail to appear, you could have a warrant issued for your arrest.

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Consumer Liability
Small Claims

Do you need a lawyer in small claims court?

It is called small claims court because the cost of an attorney would leave you with very little. You can represent yourself.

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