Happy Herald - Legal Insight http://www.happyherald.com/articles.sec-8499-1-legal-insight.html <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> I have received a letter from a collection agency claiming I owe money on a department store credit card account and demanding payment from me. I realize I owe some money on the amount but the amount claimed is too high. This is the first letter that I have received from the collections agency and it seems to be very much a form letter.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> I recently obtained a judgment against a former customer who owed me a decent amount of money. Unfortunately, I do not believe this former customer currently has the ability to pay me. ]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> I have a rather substantial judgment against a former business associate, and I would, of course, like to collect on that judgment. I do know where this former business associate banks in that I have a number of accounts at that same bank. Can I potentially reach his bank account or accounts there to help satisfy my judgment?.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> I am currently in a lawsuit against a former business partner who breached our partnership agreement and who owes me a great deal of money. I just received a notice that he has filed for bankruptcy. I am absolutely stunned. What impact, if any, will that filing have on my lawsuit? What are my options at this point?.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> Q: A contractor who previously did very shoddy work at my house recently recorded a claim of lien, falsely stating he was owed over $7,000. Not only is he not owed anything, but he probably owes me money in that I was forced to hire someone else to correct and complete his work.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> One of my tenants is habitually behind in his rent, but the situation has become particularly troublesome over the course of the last several months. He now owes three months of rent and is ignoring my phone calls. I suspect I will not be receiving the rent owed to me.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> One of my tenants is habitually behind in his rent, but the situation has become particularly troublesome over the course of the last several months. He now owes three months rent and is ignoring my phone calls. I suspect I will not be receiving the rent owed to me.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> I own a small contracting business. We specialize in interior repairs to existing homes. I am fully licensed. I completed a job, about three weeks ago, involving rather significant work on a homeowner’s living room and kitchen and am owed more than $10,000.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> Q: I was involved in a car accident a little over a year ago. Unfortunately, the accident was my fault although, fortunately, I did have pretty high limits on my insurance coverage at the time.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> I have been trying to settle a dispute with a former vendor who claims that I owe him a rather large sum of money. I know that I have paid him in full, but I have a whole lot going on with my business right now, and the last thing I want is a long, costly lawsuit.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> My former employer stopped paying me several months ago. I have two questions: a.) Can I sue; and b.) Must I sue in Illinois? ]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> Mr. Topolski graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Journalism from Rider College (now Rider University) in 1984. He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School/Newark, where he was named to Who%uFFFDs Who Among American Law Students, in 1987. Mr.]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]> <![CDATA[Legal Insight]]>