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June 30

Representation without....

So, it looks like my Maine taxes did not get filed (or "accepted"). I filed through Tax Act, but see no documentation from that they actually charged me or submitted my taxes (I do have the accepted notice from the Feds, and we're all square with them). I discovered this because we owe the state money and have been patiently waiting for them to contact me with the payment agreement as they have in years past. I don't think they yet realize we have not filed or paid. What happens now?
posted by anastasiav at 11:50 AM - 3 answers

Cats got sick after apartment complex used pesticides on the wrong day

Both of my cats got sick (vomiting/fevers) after my apartment complex had pest control come on June 27 in addition to the regularly scheduled June 20 which I opted out of. What are my options/the law renting in Texas to get them to cover the bill? [more inside]
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 8:41 AM - 9 answers

June 29

YouAreNotMyLawyerFilter: But I feel discriminated against as a mom.

I believe my HOA and condo management are unfairly targeting families and children, are being disrespectful to our needs, discriminating based on disparate impact, and allowing one "squeaky wheel" to run the show. It is ruining our health and well-being. Please help me to find what the parents of our neighborhood need to say or do to get the board to listen. [more inside]
posted by bohdel at 7:50 AM - 52 answers

June 28

Tell me about interventionism

In the run-up to the election, I keep seeing debates about whether various candidates (ok, specifically Clinton) are too interventionist. I would like to read more about the subject of interventionism by America, and the various arguments for and against it. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:47 AM - 12 answers

Medicare requirements on sale of a house

I am negotiating to buy the former home of a person who has recently gone into assisted living on a permanent basis. The price is set at the tax-assessed value, which apparently is what Medicare requires for such a sale. Is this a hard and fast rule (no use trying to negotiate) or would negotiating a lower price (say, in anticipation of repairs on this old home) be possible?
posted by mmiddle at 7:51 AM - 9 answers

June 27

Accountant won't provide key tax documents

I’m the beneficiary of a (small) trust which my old accountant, let’s call him A, also prepares the returns for. I’m switching to a new tax accountant, and A is now refusing to provide me the K1 for this trust. [more inside]
posted by thumpasor at 9:23 AM - 9 answers

San Francisco - list of accidents available?

Is there a sort of online police blotter for San Francisco where crimes/accidents are listed? Asking for a friend with a relative who was an alleged victim of a hit-and-run. [more inside]
posted by fraula at 6:24 AM - 7 answers

June 26

How can I get involved in the Hillary Clinton campaign?

I have signed up three times on her website to volunteer. I have not received any instruction. I have only received solicitations. [more inside]
posted by maurreen at 12:04 PM - 9 answers

Grassroots organizations working to influence Brexit negotiations?

What are some non-party organisations working to unite the progressive left behind an exit process and subsequent deal that will be of greatest benefit to humanity and the environment? [more inside]
posted by cbrody at 12:18 AM - 6 answers

June 25

How can I follow the Iceland election in English

I would like to follow the Icelandic election... can your recommend some news sources [more inside]
posted by chapps at 11:25 AM - 2 answers

June 24

Citizenship question

Can you help me understand the citizenship application process for a US citizen with a parent who was a UK citizen at the time of my birth? (With some extra questions about Scotland and the EU...) [more inside]
posted by latkes at 7:36 AM - 4 answers

June 23

Divorce attorney in the Boston/Cambridge area

Hi, I am looking for a divorce attorney in the Boston/Cambridge area. Would love any recommendations, thank you!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 12:36 PM - 3 answers

June 22

Landlord Problems

We gave the rental company 30 days notice, its now 2 days from the latest possible turn-in date for the keys without incurring a penalty. Here is the problem. My building manager, didn't show up for my first scheduled walk through or even return my calls asking for an explanation and a reschedule. I emailed and called and left (multiple) messages to the actual company, they have not deigned to respond. [more inside]
posted by deadwater at 2:44 PM - 6 answers

June 21

I want all guns to disappear in America

Who should I give my money to? [more inside]
posted by Toddles at 8:06 PM - 8 answers


Is Utah v. Strieff the first Supreme Court case in which all the women voted one way, and all the men voted the other? (Not counting unanimous decisions before 1981, of course.)
posted by themanwho at 4:20 PM - 3 answers

Getting a temporary sticker for a vehicle in a different province

I moved to Montreal last year, but my motorcycle is still in Toronto. I hope to remedy that this weekend. The bike has been off the road for a while though and the license plate sticker is expired. If I go to renew the sticker at an office in Ontario on Friday, will they ask me for my driver's license or some other proof of address? And, if so, will a Quebec license be a problem? Do I go get a new plate here before then instead?
posted by 256 at 1:34 PM - 3 answers

Dem survey - real or fundraiser in disguise?

So.. I got the "Official 2016 Democratic Election Survey" in the mail today. I can't decide if it's mainly a fake survey to increase fundraising, or if my answers will actually be tabulated and used. Any thoughts from the hivemind? [more inside]
posted by zug at 1:04 PM - 9 answers

June 20

Two bureaucracies, both alike in dignity

A relative of mine is at an impasse trying to get copies of their late mother's birth and/or death certificates; they can't get one without the other. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy at 9:04 AM - 5 answers

June 19

US Immigrants experience wanted

A friend of mine has won the US visa lottery, and plans to travel to the United States in August or September to settle there. The thing is... he knows next to nothing about the country , knows absolutely nobody and wants to know whether there are any resources or support network available for newly arrived immigrants. Also, which states or areas currently offer the best economic opportunities ? [more inside]
posted by Kwadeng at 2:57 PM - 29 answers

Where to get legal advice for at-fault accident in Georgia?

Last year we were in a car accident and at fault. We are in Georgia. No injuries were reported on the scene, but we recently found out that there is an open medical claim from this accident. We had crappy coverage, so I'm guessing the claim will be over our maximum injury coverage. We've never been through this before and are pretty anxious. Since our insurance company is not a resource for legal advice, what kind of lawyer or other advocate should I seek to understand and best cooperate with this process?
posted by anonymous at 12:53 AM - 1 answers

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