Case Number: 2018-001473


Client has 4 minor children. Client needs help to sue adverse party after she purchased a vehicle from him. Client stated that vehicle was found on Offerup.com. Client entered into an agreement to purchase a vehicle from adverse party. The total amount agreed on was $7,000. Client paid seller a sizable cash down payment with no receipt. Client has a hand written purchase agreement contract signed by both parties. A remanding balance was still owed to seller. Seller told client his own purchase of the vehicle had been financed, and informed client that he would be making a lump-sum payment using the down payment, to the financing bank for the full pay off amount. The agreement was that when he received the title of the vehicle he would contact client to pay balance and sign the title over. Client stated after 30 days seller had stop answering the phone. Client went to DMV, but was denied for lack of proof of ownership to register vehicle. DMV also informed client that the vehicle was still registered to seller.

Case Number: 2018-001849


Spanish speaking client is age 86 and is disabled. Client is seeking Pro Bono attorney to help regain possession of his property. Client stated he is a victim of real estate fraud by adverse parties.

According to client,  the adverse party was a friend whom he had known for about 15 years. Client made arrangements with adverse party to provide care of his property while client made a trip overseas for medical treatment. Before leaving client signed a power of attorney. Client does not recall which type of power of attorney was signed. When client returned, he was placed in a senior living home. Client asked adverse party about the status of his home, and was informed that the property was no longer his and was removed from title, and all of client personal items inside the property were sold or thrown out. Client was also informed that adverse party is renting out property. Client also stated that the signatures on the Quitclaim Deed relating to his home are not his, which could have been done by adverse party using a power of attorney.

Case Number: 2018-000847


Client is seeking help to get back her down payment from adverse party auto dealer, or unwind the auto purchase contract she entered into. According to client, 2 weeks after purchasing the vehicle she was smelling fumes within the cabin of the vehicle. Client stated she and daughter started to feel sick. Client visited Children Hospital and Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center. Client produced a letter explaining the diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning. Client believes it was caused by the vehicle.

Thereafter, client went back to the dealership to run a diagnostic. The dealership informed client that they had found only a small radiator leak but no exhaust leak. Client left the vehicle at the dealership, because she does not want a vehicle that is health hazard for herself and daughter. Client did not make payments. Client filed a DMV Complaint, still under investigation. Client did mention that the DMV investigator said they did not find a 75k vehicle inspection form. But, there has been no current outcome. Our staff counsel wrote dealer seeking preservation of the car as evidence and warned them about spoliation.

Case Number: 2018-001634


Client stated someone vandalized the electrics of her car and it stopped running.  Client asked a mechanic to fix the car.  Client was told that they would inspect it and tell her how much it would cost to repair.  1 week later client was quoted $2,500.00 for replacement wiring and fuses.  Client then told the mechanic that she had to try and gather that amount of money. Client was able to come up with $500.00 for a deposit which she was initially quoted, to get the work started.  When client showed up at the repair shop she was then told it would be $750 to start repairs on the car.   Two days later client was able to come up with the remainder $250.00.  Mechanic then told client she would have to pay $2,500.00 to start work.  Client stated she begged and pleaded with mechanic but they declined to do the work, and charged her thousands of dollars for “storage” on the car which they will require to allow her to collect her car, even though no work was done.  Client contacted the BBB and DMV and filed a complaint against the car shop.  The mechanic put a lien on the car without telling client or sending her any notices.

Case Number: 2018-002882


Client states she purchased a home with adverse party in March of 2017. Client has been dating adverse party for several years. Adverse party paid all the money up front in cash for the house.  Client and adverse party’s names are listed on the deed as joint tenants. Adverse party has started to become very aggressive and locks client and her children out of parts of the house. Adverse party is constantly threatening to remove client’s name off the deed and lock her out.  Client has a 16 year old son who is autistic and 14 year old daughter. Client doesn’t have any money to move out into a place of her own. Client wants adverse party to agree to sell the house and provide her with a share of the proceeds so she can have funds to move out and live in a peaceful setting with her children. Client seeks to have a partition.

Case Number: 2018-003176


Spanish speaking client is seeking assistance for breach of contract by opposing party event hall she contracted for, and against related principals. According to client, she had initially set up a meeting with event hall and the agents created the estimate cost for an event. Parties signed the contract and client paid in cash a sizable deposit, proof of receipt was provided which client possesses. Then upon further request, client paid another very sizable sum in preparation for the event. Then, client received a phone call from the event hall principal who told client the city has closed down the business. Client asked for refund, but was denied. Client has been unable to make further contact or to recover her deposit, and seeks pro bono assistance to recover her money.

Case Number: 2018-002748


Single mother of 4 minor children is seeking help to sue adverse parties relating to breach of contract with an event hall she had booked for a birthday party. Client is seeking damages for breach of contract/services not performed. Client stated she made the initial deal with adverse parties to hold a birthday party at the event hall. Client stated that she paid a sizable deposit and a contract was signed. Thereafter, client stated that adverse party introduced a new principal, his daughter, as the new owner of the event hall, and told client all additional payments will be made directly to new principal for services of the party. Client then paid the new principal another sizable payment for the party requirements. Client mentioned nothing seemed abnormal until she read a post on a social media network called “La Pulga” and showed a picture of the event hall being closed down. Upon inspection, client discovered the event hall is all blacked out and had a “writ of possession” on the door. Client attempted several times to recover the deposits but there was no response from any party. Client possesses the Event Agreement, Payment Schedule/Receipt, and evidence of payments. Contract lists the first principal and his adult children as the counterparties.  Client seeks pro bono help to recover her deposits and damages.

Case Number: 2018-002748


Single mother of 4 minor children is seeking help to sue adverse parties relating to breach of contract with an event hall she had booked for a birthday party. Client is seeking damages for breach of contract/services not performed. Client stated she made the initial deal with adverse parties to hold a birthday party at the event hall. Client stated that she paid a sizable deposit and a contract was signed. Thereafter, client stated that adverse party introduced a new principal, his daughter, as the new owner of the event hall, and told client all additional payments will be made directly to new principal for services of the party. Client then paid the new principal another sizable payment for the party requirements. Client mentioned nothing seemed abnormal until she read a post on a social media network called “La Pulga” and showed a picture of the event hall being closed down. Upon inspection, client discovered the event hall is all blacked out and had a “writ of possession” on the door. Client attempted several times to recover the deposits but there was no response from any party. Client possesses the Event Agreement, Payment Schedule/Receipt, and evidence of payments. Contract lists the first principal and his adult children as the counterparties.  Client seeks pro bono help to recover her deposits and damages.

Case Number: 2018-003436


Client took her car to an auto repair shop on May 9, 2018 because her air condition and heater was not working. Client states that the auto repair shop held her car for 6 days and never called and when she called they switched the repair price. The auto repair shopped returned the car to the client fully dismantled with the windshield broken. Client then pushed the car into another mechanic located within the same cul de sac. The new mechanic ran a diagnostic and stated that the issues stated on the prior repair shop’s invoice were wrong and that there was no reason for the car to have been dismantled. Client payed the new mechanic to reassemble the car but she is still having issues with the air conditioning and heating. Client would like the auto repair shop to pay her car off as it is not worth the value it was worth prior to her taking it in, or she would like the auto repair shop to pay her for the additional repairs she had to pay for and so that she can get her car fixed correctly.

Case Number: 2018-003520


Client is aged 75, retired on social security. Client seeking assistance to enforce contract with his previous business, adverse party. Client was part of business with two other people, one being his son. Client financed a truck in his name for the company. Later on, Client and son decided to leave company. As compensation upon his withdrawal, adverse party contracted to pay off the truck within 18mon of agreement. Client has letter of contract. Adverse party’s payment for one month bounced (automatic withdrawal, no money in account), but continued to pay monthly payments with continuous late charges due to non-payment for that month. Client says he has paid financing company the past due payments. Client wants compensation for his out-of-pocket payments for truck.

Case Number: 2018-003559


Client is a senior, single, retired, and is currently living in a senior home. Client is seeking assistance to sue opposing parties after breach of contract. According to client, an agreement was concluded with adverse parties, according to which she lent several thousand dollars in cash for the down payment on a house. Client was supposed to move in with them but that never worked out. However, the adverse parties kicked her out of the house and would not allow her to return, forcing her to reside in the senior home, despite having paid tens of thousands of dollars toward the house and the arrangement.  Client contacted State of Nevada elderly protective service, which referred client over. Client then filed a Mechanic lien. Opposing parties then moved to expunge the lien. A hearing was held on May 15, 2018 granting expungement to opposing parties.

Case Number: 2018-003717


A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance resolving a dispute. Client went to makeup school and registered for the 11 week program. After several classes, an employee at the makeup school offered client a receptionist job, which she accepted and began on January 18, 2018. Client purchased a new car and the employee of the makeup school got into the car, pulled a gun on her and told her to get out or he would hurt her daughter or her. The employee told her he would give the car back, but never did. Client went to work and noticed that credit card bills were coming in her and his name. The employee stated it was because he was going to leave her in charge of the school and gave her a $5,000 check. He then told he was going to give her cash and took back the check but never gave her the cash. Client stopped returning to work in April of 2018 because she was afraid. Client has also moved with a family member.

Case Number: 2018-003671


A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance resolving a dispute. Client went to makeup school and registered for the 11 week program on October 6, 2017. She attended 8 weeks of classes before she was expelled. Client states she put down a $300 deposit and have 11 weekly payments of $136. Client also signed up for the hair design program and made a $600 deposit with twelve payments of $136. In total, client states she paid $7,500, tuition plus $3,000 in materials. However, the receipts only show client has paid $1,399.

Case Number: 2018-003516


Client, a Spanish-speaking 68 year old disabled female, used her life savings to purchase a lot with a mobile home on it. Client has been hospitalized several times due to a series of strokes. In May of 2018, client received a copy of a quitclaim deed stating she sold her lot for $10 to the adverse party. Client states it is not her signature on the deed. The mobile home is not livable so client believes it was her past tenant who signed the deed as they only sold the lot and not the mobile home as well. The stress of this deed is worsening her health condition. Client would like help getting the title of her lot back in her name.

Case Number: 2018-003874


A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance resolving a dispute. Client was 17 years old when she entered into a contract agreement and enrolled in a 6 week makeup course for $599. Client states that the teacher would hold class only to sell more products, which client could not afford to buy. When client did purchase products, she did not actually receive many of them. Client states that opposing party would harass her and kicked her out of the class. Client says that she was not the only one to be treated this way. We have several clients similarly situated with this adverse party.

Case Number: 2018-003791


A victim of the October 1 shooting needs assistance resolving an ongoing dispute. Client was enrolled in at a cosmetology school, but following the shooting she was out of work for 7 months. Client asked the school if they could defer her enrollment until she was healthy again and they refused. Client has been served with a complaint and used LACSN resources to help her file an answer. Client would like to get this resolved as she is afraid the makeup school will garnish her wages.