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    Harassment by Looney Landlady

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA Yes, you're all quite sick of me now, but here I am. We have an eviction hearing on June 22. We also have Legal Aid. Alas, they don't handle landlord harassment. Our landlady has taken up ringing our doorbell incessantly,(we have home...
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    Help! They're evicting me!

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA. My landlady is selling my duplex in order to move. She said she wanted to write into the agreement that I be allowed to remain in the unit. I realize that's pushing it. Alas, she sent over a real estate agent over to take photos. The...
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    Burden of proof

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA Who has the burden of proof in a defamation suit in Massachusetts?
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    That dead horse.

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA Here I am riding in on my dead horse of an issue. As you may know, I was fired by my evil boss. I applied for and immediately was granted unemployment compensation. That's a nightmare. In Western MA, you have to either file online or via...
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    Fired!!!!!

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA I know how everyone feels about starting new threads, but I was fired.
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    Where were you?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA I am a grade school crossing guard (that Liberal Arts Degree paid off) Today I got a phone call from my boss saying I needed to come in to "discuss my job performance." I asked if it was routine, he said just to come in Monday, at 10 am...
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    Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs...

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA I live in a dinky little duplex. A nice girl with two children lives next door. We've all lived here for years. The owner lives in another state. My landlady got a letter from Code Enforcement stating she MUST post a sign, where the tenants...
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    This is just awful.

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maine As I have written here before, my mother passed away in February. Today I got a letter from a lawyer, stating that my sister wanted to be named executor of my mother's estate. All well and good, my sister is a competent, astute...
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    Pension as asset?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA. I am closing out my SSI case as my mother left me several large annuities. I told my SSI caseworker all the details. Today I received a letter from Social Security stating that my pension worth $9999.99 counts against my resources. I...
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    Medicare

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA. I receive a small amount of SSI to supplement my pay as a crossing guard. Working enough years qualified me for Medicare. I also received Masshealth. Medicare purchased a policy with a private insurer. My mother passed away leaving me her...
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    Sisters, Sisters...

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA. My mother had to come live with me a few years ago, when she could no longer care for herself and her husband. (He had dementia and went to live with his sister back in his childhood home, where he functioned pretty well.) He passed away in...
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    Ashes to ashes...I suppose.

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? ME? FL? Not sure. My brother passed away in 1994. His wife buried him where they lived, in FL. Not long after, she remarried...twice. Fast forward to the present. She recently offered to move his ashes to our family plot in ME. Does she...
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    Changing the records.

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA My 83 year old mother is in the hospital with numerous health issues, although she's not terminally ill. Her doctor is chasing my sisters and I around demanding we sign a DNR. The palliative care doctor assured my sister that he would get...
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    Again?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA. A decade ago, my coworker and I schlepped downtown to be fingerprinted for our jobs. We were not compensated for our time. Fine. Whatever. Today we got notices that we need to be fingerprinted and this time we need to shell out the...
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    Totally lost on this one.

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? ME. My mother's husband passed away in 2014. He had investments, annuities and CD's. My sister hired a lawyer to sort things out. This sounds dumb, but how does my mother actually get her inheritance? We have only a vague idea of what...
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