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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: Is it legal for a company to charge me for not being enrolled in autopay? I'm being charged 7.50 a month, seems illegal.

The company is Sunrun and based out of Denver Co, I am in the state of Ca.

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William John Light answered on Feb 25, 2021

Under California law, an employer may lawfully deduct the following from an employee's wages:

1. Deductions that are required of the employer by federal or state law, such as income taxes or garnishments.

2. Deductions expressly authorized in writing by the employee to cover...
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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: How do the courts in California determine the monetary value of a dog when its considered personal property?

In 2013 , my friend bought a 6 month old purebred puppy for $2,500. He bought him as a pet, not to be bred. At 7years of age, he was stolen and used to sire a total of 8 purebred puppies. The puppies were then sold for $3,000 each. His dog could have continued to sire more puppies for at least 2... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 24, 2021

An expert in that breed of dog with knowledge of the market price considering the age, gender, and quality would have to testify.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: my dog who is chipped in my name all vet records are in my name was stolen from ca and taken to Indiana what can I do?

A former friend moved to California from Indiana and I agreed to let her stay with us. She stayed with me for 8 months. There started to be issues in the household and finally it got to the point that she attacked me and to prevent further problems I left the house to go calm down I was gone for... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 23, 2021

Report the dog as stolen to the particular police department in Indiana. If that isn't effective, you would need to retain Indiana attorneys to initiate a replevin action, or perhaps that can be done in Indiana Small Claims. Consult with an Indiana attorney for more specific information.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: can an Insurance Company, take back their offer after I've sign for the offer

my wife and I were in a car accident. I settle my case, My wife pass from a heart attack. my attorney had me sign an offer in my wife behalf. Two month later, I was informed by the Attorney that the Insurance Company with drew their offer. Prior to this my Attorney was telling me that they were... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 19, 2021

You can't sign for your wife. Once she passed, the only remaining part of her claim was for her medical expenses and wage loss, if any. The insurer can withdraw its offer if there was no acceptance by her.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Minor rear end collison no damage to vehicles. Driver of other car injury claim denied by my insurance

They want access to my insurance bodily damage amount. Should I allow them to get it .

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William John Light answered on Feb 19, 2021

If you don't disclose it voluntarily, the other party will file a lawsuit, and serve you. Your insurance company will hire an attorney to defend you. You will have to respond to interrogatories and a demand for production of documents in which you will be required to disclose the limits of... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Mergers & Acquisitions, Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for California on
Q: My ex boyfriend hit me in the face and ran into a tree with his truck he was given a ticket for driving with no license

Or insurance the police gave him a pink ticket and he has court case, he said i grabbed the strearing wheel and tried to crash on purpose. How can you know if the court opens a case against his accusations

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William John Light answered on Feb 17, 2021

You'll find out if and when you get arrested on a warrant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Banking for California on
Q: Ihave problems questions Ihave stock market missing mails to my bank account about 2milion now idont hear messages from

That why im so mad idont want design my product any if they don't send me money iwill stop

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William John Light answered on Feb 14, 2021

You have posted this in the employment forum, but it doesn't sound like an employment question. It's also impossible to tell what advice to give you. Punctuation would help. Complete sentences would help. A question would help.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a lawyer evict me on defective 3 day and 30 day both overstated I served motion to dismiss the judge agreed with

But gave them 5 days to amend and all they did was add a sentence in the original complaint by saying we were told of changes in rate that's untrue because 95 % of our bookings were thru booking.com and priceline. Despite the settlement I was pressured to sign. I've later discovered many... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 8, 2021

If you have "signed" some kind of agreement to vacate or have been evicted after a hearing, then your case is over unless you appeal.

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1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: Is a nursing home allowed to make changes to a residents insurance to meet the needs of the facility without consent?

A nursing home has made changes to my mom's insurance. My mom had Medicaid through the state of CA which was Health plan of San Joaquin. As of April 2020 , HPSJ was dropped and now she only has Straight Medicaid. I only found out after receiving bills from her Doctors telling me She owed for... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 8, 2021

Any answer to this question would require a lot more information: medical records of your mom's condition in April 2020, documents showing the Home's authority to act on your mom's behalf, documents from HPSJ showing how the change in service was accomplished, research showing... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Small Claims for California on
Q: I pulled out a filling while using a flossing pick and following the directions on the back. Do I have a case?

While flossing my teeth with a flossing pick my floss got caught between my teeth on the way down on what I later found out was a piece of my tooth filling, there was no way of sliding the floss out since it's attached to the pick and when I pulled down to pull the pick out it broke and pulled... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 8, 2021

Highly unlikely that you have a claim. Floss is obviously safe. It is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world without incident. Rather than blaming the floss, it's far more likely that your filling had broken down and was in a weakened state.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Did this person violate PC 243.4 Sexual Battery, PC 288 Lewd Acts with a Minor Child Under 14, or PC 647.6 Annoy child?

In a reddit post related to legal questions, there appears to be a person, who obsessively imagines questionable stuff.

According to him: He lives in northern CA. While he was jogging across a bridge which had a family (parent and 4 small kids) sitting on the bridge, he imagined that he was... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 8, 2021

We are not here to volunteer our time to answer hypothetical child sexual abuse questions. If you have a real problem, post a real question.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Should I sign a declaration from my insurance company

My niece got in a car accident where the other driver passed. Im the main co signer on the car and she is the other.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 6, 2021

We haven't read the declaration, nor do we know it's purpose. We can't possible give advice in those circumstances. If you want legal advice, ask your insurer to appoint an attorney for that purpose.

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4 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I quit my job with an employer because i was harrased everyday about my vegetarian diet but i never told anybody it was

Personal religious dietary choice as a follower of buddhism. I never really much spoke up to the people harrassing me or my employer about the harrasment and why that was the reason i really stopped working there, was this wrong of me to do and was it legal even if i did not speak up about the... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 3, 2021

If you don't speak up, your employer has no way of knowing that it should protect you from religious discrimination. Unless the person harassing you was a corporate officer or managing agent, you do not have a case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Do I have a case if my old boss forcefully interrogated every employee to talk about what they think of me?

I sent my boss an email about the hostile environment she was creating. I told her my concerns, but she attacked me and said I was judging her. I also sent a separate email to my coworkers, after quitting, informing them about the situation and asking them if I was the only one that felt this way.... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 3, 2021

Not yet. If your employer retaliates against you based upon complaints of a hostile environment predicated upon your position in a protected class (age, race, gender, nationality, disability, etc.), then you have a case. Employers are allowed to investigate charges of a hostile work environment... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: In a not at fault total loss claim in CA. How do I argue the value of the claim when I have made improvements to a car?

They offered a low "market price," according to CCC, although some compared cars they cited were way off mileage wise. I had a low mileage great mechanical condition car, since I bought and put in the labor and parts to get it there. I have all the documentation proving purchase of... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Feb 1, 2021

You don't. The parts are now part of the car. The car has an ACV dependent on condition. If you contest the value of the car, submit your proof by showing true comparables (kbb.com, autotrader.com, edmunds.com, craigslist.com, etc.), or hiring a certified auto appraiser.

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright for California on
Q: Is the posting of a person's mugshot on Google the same as slander ?
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William John Light answered on Feb 1, 2021

Slander is the false statement of fact that damages someone's reputation. Publishing a mug shot doesn't sound like a false statement. Publishing mug shots of a minor can be illegal. Charging people to remove mug shots can be illegal in California.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: My car was parked. Trailer hit it. Company denied thr claim. I got video footage of the accident. What amount can I sue?

My car was parked on the street. And a trailer hit my car. When I went to ask the company to view the cameras the told me it didn't work. So I had to open a claim with my ins and have been worried sick on how I was gonna come up with the deductible. Fast forward 3 days and I was finally able... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jan 29, 2021

You can contact the police and make a report. The police and the DA decide whether to pursue charges.

You insurer might waive the deductible, or you will probably get it back after your insurer collects from the responsible party.

Once your insurer pays, you can no longer sue the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: A dog was being watched he then gave my dog to someone else who won't return it what do I do

I was told he was going to allow just for a day since his dog and my dog were not getting along I called he hung up on me after I said bring him back now he is with another person who says he is keeping him because his dog recently just died and he likes him this is insane its my dog

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William John Light answered on Jan 23, 2021

Call the police. Consult with a Nevada lawyer. Small Claims might be an option if Nevada allows for an Order to return property and not just a money judgment, although you might be entitled to both.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Tenant's relative was accidently drowned in the pool. The tenant filed wrongful death. What should I do?

I rented my property to a tenant. Her mother had Alzheimer, which I did not acknowledge before she signed the lease. Last year her mother was found drowned in the pool. Now the tenant filed a lawsuit for wrongful death. The insurance doesn't cover human injure. Short of money due to... Read more »

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William John Light answered on Jan 18, 2021

You need someone to review your policy of insurance, as well as your history of communications with your insurance agent. Not having liability insurance is a huge problem if you are renting your property to others.

As to your question, you have probably zero chance of winning by defending...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: spraying raid into my room all day and night my cat and i are physically ill do i speak w/ a personal injury lawyer
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William John Light answered on Jan 18, 2021

If you sprayed an insecticide into your room all day and night and then became ill, it sounds like you made yourself sick. You should go to the doctor before you even think about talking to an attorney. If someone else is responsible for spraying Raid, then that person might be responsible,... Read more »

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