Case Number: 2020-021308

Client is a retired, disabled veteran and he needs assistance with a real estate problem. He purchased a residential home in June 2020 and recently discovered that the property contained an undisclosed problem with the sewer line. The seller checked “no” for sewer issues in the relevant disclosure contained in the purchase contract. However, client states that the plumbers he engaged to scope the sewer line informed him that the pipe problem was discovered by them on a previous visit to the property, and communicated to the previous owner. Part of the sewer line must be replaced at an estimated cost of almost $20K.

Case Number: 2020-011348

Client is a single mother of four. She works Uber, Lyft and cleans housing for her income. Income is about 1,000.00 a month and child support. Client took her 2013 vehicle to adverse car repair in October 2019 for repair. She was told that her transmission was no good, she agreed for remove and replace for a used transmission for $3,500.00. They offered for her to finance, which she did. She gets her vehicle back on 11/16 and few days later her vehicle will not start. Adverse has vehicle towed back to their shop, but at a different location. December, January, and February go by and nothing, she goes to the shop on March 17 and is told that the company that holds the warranty on the used transmission, won’t have parts to ship for repair until May 15. She calls May 18 and vehicle still not ready. She calls on June 26 and still nothing. Adverse keeps giving her the run around on when her vehicle will be ready for pick up. They will not give her any information regarding the warranty of transmission or release her car to her. VIP has had her vehicle in their possession since March. She would like our assistance in obtaining her vehicle, so then she can perform a second diagnostic to see if transmission was truly removed and replaced. One of client’s main source of income was Uber and Lyft driving and she has not been able to drive since March

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: 2020-020585

Client needs assistance with a bailment claim against an auto dealer. Client brought his vehicle into a dealership for diagnostic and repairs related to the car’s CPU and touchscreen. The dealership released Client’s car to a third party, apparently to complete the repairs. However, the dealership recently informed Client that it no longer knows where the car is located. He filed a complaint with the dealership in October 2020 but the matter remains unresolved. Client is also filing a stolen vehicle police report. Client wants the dealership to either deliver the vehicle or pay him the market value, loss of use and any other incidental damages