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Chad “Pimp C” Butler’s lyrical prowess and musical genius may have landed him awards, accolades, the respect of fellow artists and chart-topping hits alongside the likes of Jay-Z and longtime partner Bun B, but according to courtroom testimony from the late rapper’s widow, what it didn’t land him was any money.

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Q. My mother recently died. At the time of her death, she had very little property and no money. I am now getting numerous calls from a debt collector who says that because I am her sole heir, I owe her debts. The debt collector has offered fair payment terms, but I was wondering whether I really am responsible for her bills. I am becoming very upset because of all of the phone calls.

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Q. I am moving out of my apartment. I know a landlord cannot deduct from a security deposit for “normal wear and tear.” What is normal wear and tear? Does the statute have a definition?

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