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7 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Can I close my work injury lawsuit at anything if I wish not to proceed?? Can a settlement be set at a Deposition
Alex Ozols
Alex Ozols answered on Jul 10, 2018

Yes you can close out the case at any time. Depending on your contract with the attorney you probably won't owe them anything but you might.

You can settle the case at a deposition but that would be something you need to talk to your attorney about.

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7 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: I was bit by a dog when i walked inside a dollar tree store. It wasn't a service animal even. Is dollar tree liable?

Some added info: The Dollar Tree only allows Service Animals inside. Apparently the store mgr was on vacation, maybe this is why the dog was not made to leave the building. The dogs owner was paying for her purchases at the register closest to the door, the dog was next to the lady. I walked in the... Read more »

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Alex Ozols answered on Jul 10, 2018

I believe Mr. Pezzaglia gave you the best answer. The dog owner is strictly liable pursuant to California Civil Code Section 3342. The store I don't think that is likely and it would be hard to find an attorney to take that on unless there are other facts that are missing.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is live streaming a person during a sexual intercourse illegal without his permission?

I Had invited to my girlfriend's a few days ago, noticed her phone placed in my direction like she was going to record. So I went to reach the phone but she didn't let me. Realized something's wrong and heard beeps. Long story short she was facetiming our intercourse with his guy friend. I'm not... Read more »

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Alex Ozols answered on May 5, 2018

Absolutely, call the police ASAP.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My friend was expelled from school for drugs and false accusations, what are her options?

My friend was expelled from her private high school for drugs and false accusations. However, the principal expelling my friend w/o evidence or before an investigation, he just took his word. My friend accuses a school security guard harassing and bullying another student. They dismissed her... Read more »

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Alex Ozols answered on May 5, 2018

She should try to see if there is a licensing authority in her area where she can appeal to. There are a lot of lawyers that do administrative law. Maybe she can look for a lawyer in her area that practices administrative law and set up a free consultation.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can I use a defense that was upheld in a Circuit Court decision in another state regarding a personal injury claim?

I am filing a small claims complaint and suing for the max in CA (10k) for lost wages etc. An ex boyfriend assaulted me and I was hospitalized for a broken leg. His grandmother owns the house but I'm unable to file a homeowners ins claim as this was an intentional act. He has no job and nothing to... Read more »

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Alex Ozols answered on May 5, 2018

No you cannot. You can mention it as "persuasive authority" but not actual authority. The only actual authority would be from a higher court in the same state.

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