Thomas A. Grossman's answer Your lawyer can ask the court to allow him to withdraw from the case. Usually, there must be grounds for that request. However, most attorneys simply state in their request to be relieved from the case that there are unresolvable differences between you and your lawyer. I suggest you find another lawyer.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I practiced intellectual property law for several years. The general rule is that if a person in the background of a movie scene is unrecognizable, they probably cannot sue for anything. However, the company's promise to send him a contract complicates matters somewhat, and could come up in Court as question of fact. He could sue the company, but I don't think extras make a whole lot of money, so I don't think he would collect very much. I would offer him, or his attorney, a two or three...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer If the promise to pay you was verbal, it may be difficult to get the payment. If he signed an email and sent it to you, promising to pay you back, then you should confirm his promise and the terms of the payment.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer While a minor cannot legally enter a contract in California until he is 18, any contract (including a verbal contract) would be void. However, since you are now 18 they can probably request that you pay some storage fees. I would bargain with them if they give you a hassle about it. Good Luck.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer If you know the name of the case you can look it up on the internet in "Find Law." However, you must know the exact name and date of the case (e.g. Jones v. smith, 1990), and the case citation (e.g. 24 California 145 at page 230).
Thomas A. Grossman's answer When you said you were in the "framing business," I assumed you meant house framing. I now understand that you frame works of art. I think that, because you have a disclaimer at the end of your invoices as to the length of time you must hold onto those invoices (and/or the artwork), you should make one last call to each of your clients that are either owed money or owe you money. Give them two weeks to respond. If they don't, I would donate the art to a charity. Depending on many pieces we...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I suggest you sue the seller and the roofing company. And, if your realtor knew of the problem, you should sue her too. Depending on the escrow papers, you may have to have a mediation and arbitration before you can file a lawsuit. If neither party signed the clause requiring an Arbitration, then you can go directly to the Courts.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer Probably. But you will probably need to coordinate the timing with the Court. You also must be in a Court that allows you to compel an arbitration hearing, or have a contract that has an arbitration clause in it.. Since I don't know what documents are involved (e.g. is there a contract with an arbitration clause in it). That's the best I can do.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I would speak to the representative of the owners and let him know that you must continue the work since you are under contract, or in the alternative the owners must provide you with a written statement that the owners are terminating your contract, and that you and your employees are not responsible for any delays or problems caused by the owners' breach of contract.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer You need to find out why there has been no court date set for your unlawful detainer. perhaps the party filing the UD has postponed the hearing date. If so, you can file your own claim against the plaintiff in the same Court. IT's called "defendant's claim." Again, timing is everything. Be sure that there is time to file your claim.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I don't understand your statement of "No Court," which I assume means there has been no Court date set. You need to go on the internet and find the nearest Court in your County. Then log in to that Court Website and look for a case number. If you received papers from the Court you probably have a case number. Be careful of the timelines, as you need to show up the hearing if the UD has been scheduled.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer The answer may depend on whether or not you have a lease. Landlords generally cannot terminate your lease without at least 60 days notice. Try pointing this out to your landlord, and ask for more time. Good Luck.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I would take them to the nearest Small Claims Court and ask for damages for $5,000. if you lose, you cannot appeal the Court's decision. If you win, the defendant (Lowe's) can appeal the decision and ask for a trial "de novo" (a new trial). Or you can file a civil lawsuit and serve it on Lowe's. The mere filing and serving the lawsuit might force them to up the ante.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer The simple answer is that, assuming that the vote should be decided by all members of the HOA. If the response of the voting is a "no," you can always purchase separate Earthquake insurance to protect your personal property and other assets. I agree that all HOAs should have earthquake insurance to cover the buildings and common areas. But, not all owners want to spend the money.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer Assuming that you are talking about a real estate purchase contract that has a mandatory mediation/arbitration clause in it, and both parties have initialed those clauses, your attorney should represent you at those hearings. if he doesn't want to do that, you should get another attorney. I would also not pay the attorney any more money. Good Luck.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer Technically they can't ask you to pay past rent unless you had notice of that from the date the rent was raised. Proper notice would have been sending a notice to you about the new rent. You can accept it or you can fight it. My guess is that, now that you know they have raised the rent, it is your choice to stay there or pay the new rent. I would nonetheless complain to them about how they handled this matter. They are partly at fault for waiting two years to let you know about the new...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer In California an individual can sue for up to $10,000 on a personal matter, but is limited to $5,000 on a business matter. You can learn a lot more by using the internet to find the Small Claims Court in the County where you live; logging in to their website, and reviewing the information on Small Claims Court.
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