William John Light's answer To be a hostile work environment, the comments have to be pervasive (meaning a lot of them) or severe, such that they alter your working environment. Without knowing exactly what was said, and when, and the context, and how many times, it would be impossible to evaluate whether you have anything approaching a hostile work environment claim.
You can complain to HR, or to the DFEH (https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/). If you are retaliated against, you have a...
William John Light's answer Your attorney knows the case. We know nothing about it. Why would you trust an internet stranger over your own attorney?
Whether $35k or $40k is reasonable depends on the bite(s), the medical bills, the recovery, permanent damages/scarring, etc. In order to settle any case, the plaintiffs have to sign a Settlement Agreement and Release of All Claims.
William John Light's answer The mother is entitled to compensation for emotional distress suffered as a bystander to watching her son being attacked under Dillon v. Legg. Gas is not compensable. Medical supplies for the son would be part of his damages, not the mother's (even though it came out of her pocket).
It seems that you are trying to handle this dog bite case by yourself on behalf of your son. That is very unwise. At least get a consultation with a Dog Bite Attorney before you sign anything.
William John Light's answer Impossible to say what you must include for success since you didn't include any facts pertaining to your dispute. Also, the geotag indicates you are in Phoenix. You have posted in the California forum. If your lawsuit is in AZ, you should contact AZ attorneys to discuss.
William John Light's answer Nothing happens. Look at your contract with Comcast. It will tell you the terms. If you received 3 months of courtesy data overusage as a promotion or compensation for something, you should have an email or paper verification of that.
William John Light's answer Very unclear what happened. If someone installed a lightning rod improperly, and you were injured as a result, you might have a claim. Consult with a knowledgeable PI attorney to a detailed evaluation of exactly what happened to you.
William John Light's answer They don't "have" to, in that I do not believe that there is any statute requiring it. However, they are free to set their own policies and require you to comply in order to complete the adoption.
William John Light's answer You should read the documents. Frequently, the $500 is considered a donation, not a purchase fee. If you made a donation, then failing to receive a dog would not ordinarily be the basis for refund. However, your adoption documents will probably specify a refund process.
Civil Code Section 1146. A gift is a transfer of personal property, made voluntarily, and without consideration.
Civil Code Section 1147. A verbal gift is not valid, unless the means of obtaining possession and control of the thing are given, nor, if it is capable of delivery, unless there is an actual or symbolical delivery of the thing to the donee.
William John Light's answer It is not a "requirement" that you be provided with "all" documents and every step of the case. You should be kept reasonably informed of progress, be provided key documents and/or documents that impact your testimony. When settlement is offered, the attorney should explain the anticipated accounting of fees, costs, liens, etc. Those numbers generally cannot be finalized until weeks or months after you have agreed to settlement.
William John Light's answer Just because you are losing doesn't mean the judge is biased. If your case is venued in Ventura, a Ventura judge is going to hear your Pitchess motion. The judge who heard it the first time should be the judge who re-hears it, to avoid inconsistent rulings.
Your recovery would be limited to the value of property damage (the value of a similar breed, age, gender, sightless dog versus one with sight), OR the expense for treating the damage (the cost of treating the blindness). The vet did not cause diabetes, in all likelihood, so that is not part of the damages equation.
We are assuming that the blindness was preventable, but that is also an issue that would have to be...
William John Light's answer You are entitled to a reasonable charge for saving and taking care of the animal. This would likely include a reasonable daily kenneling fee and reimbursement of your veterinary expenses. If that is offered, you would have no basis to retain the dog, but if you allege neglect, it should then be turned over to Animal Control.
Civil Code § 2080. Duties of finder
“Any person who finds a thing lost is not bound to take charge of it. . .but when the person does take charge of it...
Your paycheck must be paid to you in the timeline set forth by CA law. "In California, wages, with some exceptions (see table below), must be paid at least twice during each calendar month on the days designated in advance as regular paydays. The employer must establish a regular payday and is required to post a notice that shows the day, time and location of payment. Labor Code Section 207...
William John Light's answer You should speak to an attorney before you speak to the landlord's insurance company. It will try to get you to describe your injuries and minimize your pain. It will try to get you to settle for pennies on the dollar before you even know the extent of your scarring and before your medial treatment is complete. Call a knowledgeable attorney, please.
William John Light's answer Unclear why your insurance didn't pay, unless you didn't carry collision insurance. You can file a Small Claims suit versus the body shop and recover up to $10k, no attorneys involved. That would require proving that the body shop is responsible because your car was damaged during the course and scope of employment, or that the body shop was negligent in caring for your vehicle. The police report should give you a head start on that. You would probably need to subpoena the employees to the...
William John Light's answer If found your puppy and kept it, that is a form of theft. Contact the police, even though they might not do anything.
You might also consider suing in Small Claims for the value of the dog and/or an order for its return to you. If you sue, bring all evidence that the dog is yours, along with some kind of proof of value (receipts, offers for sale of similar dogs, etc.).
Plaintiff’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court; Form SC-100 (Lawsuit for monetary damages)...
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