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Something was in my McDonald’s coffee. What do I do?

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First choice is to get…

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October 30th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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The seller of my house neglected to fix the central air as promised. Can I sue?

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A good option would be…

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October 30th, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Is it illegal to use a taser or stun gun in self-defense?

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If you are in possession of…

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September 30th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Can an employer cut salary and benefits with the promise of reinstating when the economy gets “better”?

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The answer is that in most cases a promise is…

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Written by Joe Escalante

September 30th, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Can We Challenge Our Bank for Overcharging on Overdraft Fees?

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Joe, we believe our bank is overcharging us on overdraft fees. When I look at our statement, if we have an overdraft, it looks like the check is sent through 3 times, charging us $36.00 each time and finally they pay the check and charge us $36.00 for the overdraft paid fee. Also, if a […]

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What Can I Do if My Sister Does Not Disclose Our Deceased Mother’s Estate With Me?

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My mom just passed and my sister won’t tell me anything about her estate. What can I do? Brenda Alexander Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante The estate must go through probate. This is a public process. You can view any documents filed in the probate department at the county courthouse where your mother died […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

May 27th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Will My Music Be Protected with a Copyright?

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Will my music be protected with a copyright? I want to share my talent for music on the internet, but the problem is that nowadays it’s easy for strangers to steal unprotected artwork from others. So my question is, will my music be protected? If so, how much will it cost and for how long […]

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What Business Costs Can I Deduct on My Taxes?

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I just started a new catering business and wanted to know what types of tools or products I will be able to deduct on my taxes. Ron Johnson Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Ron, the IRS definition of a business expense is anything that is “ordinary and necessary” for the type of business that […]

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May 27th, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Can a landlord harass me after they served me with a 30-day eviction notice?

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Well, no one has a right to harass anyone. However…

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Written by Joe Escalante

March 25th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Someone is using my name personal name for their business. What can I do?

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The problem here is that as long as we’re not trying to assume your specific identity to cause harm, we…

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Written by Joe Escalante

March 25th, 2015 at 5:40 pm