Case Number: 2020-006900

Clients seek assistance in defending a lawsuit recently filed against them by their residential landlord (LL). They were served with the Summons and Complaint on November 22, 2020. The claims include breach of contract, unjust enrichment and elder abuse pursuant to NRS 41. LL claims that she is entitled to double damages for unpaid rent because she is over age 60.

Clients have attempted to make partial payments but LL refused their offer and has demanded payment in full. LL’s attorney also requested copies of their tax returns, but clients refused. Clients then served LL and LL’s attorney with the CDC Declaration in August. They unsuccessfully attempted to obtain rental assistance through CHAP in July.

Clients are able to pay a portion of the balance owed but cannot afford the full balance of over $5K at this time. The clients are a married couple whose income is unemployment and retirement, but much of the income is being used for one client’s medical expenses. The other client lost his job in April. They seek representation in the action and possible settlement to pay as much toward the balance as they can afford.

Case Number: 2021-003749

Clients need counsel and advice with a possible breach of contract matter. Clients were recently evicted by a granddaughter (G). G is on title for the property because she’s the only one that qualified for the loan at the time of the home purchase. The property was purchased by Client’s daughter (D) who is now deceased. D passed away March 2020. She did leave a Will. Client states she loaned 100K to G so that G could qualify for the loan. There are no other next of kin. Client wants to know whether she may have a viable breach of contract claim.

Case Number: 2021-002147

Client requests assistance in a small claims action. Client is a former sub-tenant of opposing party (OP). Client was behind on rent to OP in October 2020. OP attempted to evict her but client contested the eviction and prevailed. In December 2020, OP was able to evict tenant and perform the lockout. However, OP also cleared the unit of all of client’s personal property, including clothes, appliances, a TV, etc. Client would like counsel and advice as to how to retrieve her property from OP.

Case Number: 2021-004845

Client seeks assistance with a consumer fraud claim concerning the purchase of a 2013 Nissan Maxima on November 5. 2020 from opposing party (OP). Client states he paid about $2,510 in cash. He further states OP gave him the temporary placard for registration. However, OP never gave him the final documents required by the DMV to complete the registration process. Client filed a complaint with DMV, which subsequently requested Client appear for a 2nd interview. Client states DMV wrongly believes he only paid half the price of the vehicle, whereas Client states he paid the full purchase price. Client states that DMV informed him that OP claims he can return the vehicle or pay half of what the vehicle is worth. Client simply wants the vehicle registered and title transferred.

Case Number: 2020-019267

A judgment for an unpaid debt was entered against her for approx. $2500 and her wages were subsequently garnished. The full amount of the judgment was paid, yet the creditor was able to continue to garnish. Based on client’s pay stubs, it appears that she overpaid by over $1000. The Justice Court set a hearing to determine what occurred and client would like her overpayments returned to her, as well as a Satisfaction of Judgment entered.

Case Number: 2021-007181

Client seeks counsel and advice with a probate matter. He needs to claim funds from his deceased mother’s estate. Client is the only next of kin, no other siblings. Client attempted to file on his own in 2018 but was not successful (P-18-097190-E). There was no Will. The estate included real property and a foreclosure sale took place. All creditors were paid, as well as the administrative costs. A surplus of approximately $4300 remains in the estate. Client would like to claim the funds and needs help to do so.

Case Number: 2021-006756

Client requests help with a Small Claims action against an auto repair shop. Client was involved in an auto accident in December 2020 wherein he inadvertently rear-ended another vehicle. Client’s vehicle sustained damage to the front end and is not operable. Client made a timely claim to his insurance carrier and had the vehicle towed to opposing party’s (OP) garage. OP accepted funds from the insurance carrier to repair the vehicle. However, OP appears to have pocketed the funds without working on the vehicle. Client retrieved the vehicle and had it towed back to his residence. Client simply wants his vehicle repaired. He wants OP to turn over the funds it accepted from the carrier so that he may find another repair shop to complete the work.

Case Number: 2021-008688

Client, a veteran, requests representation for a breach of contract claim for about $5,350 against the opposing party (OP). OP is a local trailer park. It sold Client a trailer for $1200 in December 2020. Client used his savings to purchase approx. $3,000 worth of materials and paid $1,150 in labor to private parties. However, OP only provided Client with a bill of sale- no title was given. Client reached out to MHD, which conducted an inspection shortly after and determined that the trailer is considered sub-standard. Client was told that OP should have never sold the trailer in a private sale and that the bill of sale is invalid. MHD also concluded that OP violated building codes due to the poor condition of the trailer (electrical, roof, hot water). Client states MHD gave OP a 90 day deadline to remedy the issues or destroy the trailer.
OP has offered to reimburse client for the $1,200 purchase price, but not Client’s other costs. Client needs help asserting his claim against OP and getting all his money back.

Case Number: 2021-008899

Client, 67 years old, needs assistance with a possible real estate scam. He owned a condo unit until 2018, subject to a mortgage and unpaid HOA dues. Client quit claimed the property to the opposing party (OP) in 2018 for only $2,000 and agreed to pay $555 per month pursuant to a standard residential lease agreement with a 5 year term.
Client recently received notice from the bank which holds the first mortgage, that his transfer of the deed triggers the acceleration clause of the bank’s deed of trust. The bank is threatening to foreclose. Client states he wasn’t sure what he was signing when he gave up the property as he had recently suffered a stroke and had many financial problems that OP claimed he would address. Client also signed a POA in favor of OP before the transaction. Client wants to know his options.

Case Number: 2021-006259

Client is a 69 year old Spanish speaker who needs help clearing a claim against her credit. A former apartment complex placed a claim on Client’s credit which Client disputes in part. Client now cannot obtain housing because of the $1500 claim. Client would like assistance in negotiating the claim down or some other resolution so that she will be able to find a new apartment.

Case Number: 2021-007516

Client needs assistance bringing a claim against his neighbor. Client’s neighbor’s (opposing party, “OP”) car caught fire in the parking lot of their apartment complex. The fire damaged both parties’ vehicles. Client only has liability insurance. Client requested OP’s insurance information to make a claim but OP refuses to provide the same. Client’s vehicle is inoperable until he can obtain needed repairs. The repairs are expensive and he cannot afford to front the cost- he needs OP’s insurer to pay.

Case Number: 2021-002145

Client needs counsel to assert a breach of warranty claim (and possible other claims) against an online auto dealer. In March 2020, she purchased a used car from the opposing party dealer (OP). In September 2020, the vehicle was totaled in an auto accident. Client’s insurance carrier was preparing to pay the claim to the lienholder, but discovered that the lien holder does not have title to the car. OP never transferred the title to the lienholder. To avoid defaulting and being sued, Client continues to make the monthly payments, making it impossible for her to purchase another vehicle. Client hopes to retrieve the payments she has unjustly made due to OP’s failure to transfer the title to the lien holder back in March 2020.

Case Number: 2021-012527

Client requests assistance with collecting a small claims judgment. A previous pro bono attorney assisted her in that matter. In 2019, she sued her OP over a mobile home dispute. Client was entitled to her $5k contribution to the sale and won her small claims judgment against OP. However, she is 78 years old and unable to collect this judgment on her own. She would like an attorney to assist her.