I was involved in an accident on US 101 where a big rig that was in front of me came to an abrupt stop to avoid hitting a few dogs that ran in front of him on the freeway. I was only going 40 miles an hour, it was foggy and by the time I realized that he had come to a complete stop it was too late... Read more »
The basic speed law you were cited for violating provides: "No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which...Read more »
For instance, if the contractor had left a compact tractor on the property, and over a weekend when neither the homeowner or contractor were there, someone pushed the tractor into the siding on the home, causing damage, would the contractor be liable for the damaged siding since they were the one... Read more »
This may be an unfair business practice, breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, depending on more facts. Was there a written contract for the job? If not, were the terms of an oral agreement later referenced or set forth in an email/text? Was the contractor...Read more »
The Contractor is stating I still owe him the balance on the contract so he will not fix any issues until that is paid. The CSLB states that the same issues should not be filed in a civil suit but the Contractor has now filed a civil suit in Superior... Read more »
It depends. Does the contract with the contractor provide that all disputes be resolved by binding arbitration? Who referred you to binding arbitration? You can file a motion to strike (or demurrer to) the Superior Court complaint based on the binding arbitration provision in the contract, but...Read more »
50 50 LLC. Husband locked me out of all banks & business when I got restraining order 2 yrs ago to protect kids & myself. He is taking 100% of money, running wild, paying all his bills and attorneys through LLC.
I’m being told even if I file in civil court it’ll just get... Read more »
Yes, more information is certainly needed to respond adequately. If your spouse is stealing all the LLC profits, there are remedies available to you like dissolving the LLC, obtaining an injunction against their plundering, etc. Contact a civil litigation attorney, such as myself to have a...Read more »
Yes, that case has not been overturned. Are you the member whose membership is being questions/revoked, or the golf club? Either way, it would behoove you to contact a litigation attorney to discuss the matter in detail.
Once a small claims judgment has been made, the losing party's only remedy is to appeal the judgment. If the matter in controversy is less than $10k, it is the exclusive jurisdiction of small claims court and a case for that amount cannot be filed in Superior Court. If the losing plaintiff...Read more »
I am appalled to hear that these things happen to children, especially by a public school employee. You should pursue your rights to collect damages from the responsible parties. Under a law passed in 2019, childhood victims of sexual assault have until the age of 40, or within 5 years of the...Read more »
Discussion was about unfair treatment and frequent policy changes as retaliatory conduct against residents who complain or start grievance process. Discussion was in front of other residents, not a private conversation. I recorded my voice and responses out of concern that my words would be... Read more »
It is not illegal to record a conversation where there was not consent by all parties involved (i.e. you did not break a law). The recording, however, is not admissible as evidence in any action regarding the subject or content of the recording.
What is the proper written method to request or demand extension of time to produce documents not easily available for response to interrogatories and or production of documents? LA County. Med records are in other country and need to be translated, how to proceed extension of time request with... Read more »
My son used his private insurance for medical bills. The other driver didn't give his insurance info until later on..the attorney he has does not specialize in auto accidents and I feel he is being screwed on any settlement to pay back the medical costs. I want to switch auto insurance... Read more »
You can switch insurance companies now without a problem. The duty of your insurance to pay on a claim relates to the operative time period of the policy, so if you had coverage with the former insurance company at the time of the accident that policy is responsible to pay the losses associated...Read more »
Mom paid Neptune $2400 to cremate my Dad. I took her to their office, she signed paperwork where SHE was the surviving spouse who had rights to his cremated remains - my younger sister was asked by Mom to go to Neptune and "pick out " an urn for Dad. When she did this, she also had the... Read more »
It sounds like there was some fraud committed in the changing of the disposition agreement. You have legal rights when someone commits fraud in such a situation. I agree that you should consult an attorney for a consultation as to what your legal rights/remedies are.
During a settlement conference I had a momentary lapse of judgment and agreed with what my lawyer was telling me (to settle my case). He actually tricked me and then blamed me for not communicating with him (lie). At the end of the day the judge went back to the other party and they accepted our... Read more »
If the settlement was not put in writing, signed by both parties, and you made clear to the judge that you did not in fact agree to the settlement number the other side agreed to, then there is no enforceable settlement (i.e. no meeting of the minds with regard to the terms of the settlement).
Gf was in an accident(at fault) with 2 other vehicles. (25k/50k policy) First vehicle took the settlment. Second vehicle owner is suing for 250k. She makes about 35k a year and no savings. Can we lose our home that is under both our names. 250k mortgage, valued at 390k? Is it protected under... Read more »
It depends on how you own the property, as joint tenants or as a tenancy in common. If you are joint tenants, then a judgment creditor cannot likely place a lien on your home. The homestead exception applies only if the judgment debtor files for bankruptcy protection, in which case the home she...Read more »
I did not have diabetes and am no medication except a water pill today , as a result of the medication my skin lifted off my body and my internal fluids leaked out. I had to be hospitalized and re-learn to walk and have lost my professional career
We had a trespasser on our property and when we attempt to remove him he kept resisting. We had the key but he kept locking the door back up if we opened. My associate got angry and broke the door down. The trespasser fled out the back door. Is the trespasser entitled to any protections/is my... Read more »
If the trespasser was injured when the door was kicked down, then yes, your associate may be liable for the injuries (your remedy should have been to call the police and let them deal with it). You should not be exposed to liability if you did nothing to injure the trespasser (unless you incited...Read more »
I own half of the house. He has made it so toxic that for my health I need to move out while he tries to get a loan to buy me out. I pay half of the loan we got for the house and I pay half the space rent. He says if I leave he will pay my half until he buys me out but I want something to protect... Read more »
If you are on the loan as a co-mortgagee, then if he does not pay the full loan amount you are jointly liable to the lender for its payment. This is the case until you are taken off the loan by the lender.
Occupants who did not have a lease entered a property and refused to leave. Owner entered by breaking down door after trespassers refused entry. Are the trespassers entitled to any damages for the suffering caused by forcible entry? No bodily contact of anyone.
In CA, one is only legally entitled to use sufficient force to protect themselves based on the amount of force being used against them. If there is no force being used against them, and the trespassers are merely squatting, no force is permissible to be used against them. It sounds like they are...Read more »
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