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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: My mom has a neighbor that is building a structure on land that belongs to her. How do we stop it?

Also does the neighbor have an squatting rights to her land?

Amanda M Rokita
Amanda M Rokita answered on Sep 15, 2017

An unauthorized trespass on another person’s property is called an encroachment. First, one must confirm that the area of land in dispute is in fact owned by your mother. This can be done by hiring a professional surveyor to survey the land to confirm the property boundaries.

Once it is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for California on
Q: How many days the a car dealer have to cancel a car contract after you take it home in california.

The car dealer have approved you, give you the car, took my down payment plus sold me extra protection insurance because the finance company is asking for it in order to approve me. After 12 days they send you a letter saying that they haven't found any finance and they ask for more down payment... Read more »

Amanda M Rokita
Amanda M Rokita answered on Sep 13, 2017

The standard CA car dealer contract has a “retail installment sales contract” provision written in the sales contract. This means that if you buy a car that is financed through the dealership, the dealer (typically) has ten days to find a financing company or bank to buy your car contract. If... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: I just started my own company and I have found out my old employer is telling my vendors if they sell to me he will

pull his business from them. Basically threatening them. Is this legal, or do I have legal action against him.

Amanda M Rokita
Amanda M Rokita answered on Sep 13, 2017

If your former employer engaged in wrongful acts (misrepresentation, libel), you may have a valid claim for interference with prospective economic relations

A claim for interference with prospective economic relations requires the plaintiff to prove:

1) The plaintiff and a third...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What is law of refusing service and what can I do about my problem?

I was denied further service by wife of owner because she claims her husband(Owner) and I had a conversation not business related.

Amanda M Rokita
Amanda M Rokita answered on Sep 13, 2017

Under Federal law, businesses can refuse service to persons for any reason unless the business is discriminating against a protected class such as race/color, national origin/citizenship status, religion, sex, age, etc. CA has additional protected classes, including marital status, sexual... Read more »

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