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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Change of venue in unlawful Detainer case by defendant from superior court of Alameda to federal court.

Plaintiff received federal funds allocated by a nonprofit entity operating with in California. Plaintiff has a history of substantial filings of unlawful detainers since the 1980 in Alameda County. Defendant is a 100% service-Connected disabled Operation Iraqi Freedom Army Veteran who has been... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 14, 2019

Simply put, the Federal courts have original jurisdiction in cases and controversies which raise either a federal question, or in civil cases where the parties reside in different states and the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000. A typical unlawful detainer case is between landlord and tenant... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: My last court appearance was in front of a judge who has an inactive license. Who should I notify?

The case was switched to a new courtroom with this judge presiding the day before my court date.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 27, 2019

Judges, who are appointed to the bench, do not need an active license to practice law because when they take the bench they are not acting as a lawyer at all, but as a judge.

It is none of your business as a party before the court who or what the judge is or may be. However, every party has...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: I'm moving out of my mom's house she usually has my kaiser card and other cards that are in my name does she have to

Give me any cards that have my name on it like medical card or californa state card when I move what do i do if she doesn't want to give it to me

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 21, 2019

There is too much information missing to answer you. How old are you? If you are at least 18 years old, you should be able to get your drivers license or California ID yourself. You can contact Kaiser directly to have your card issued to you if you are still eligible to be insured under your... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I am looking for an attorney for my civil case against San Diego unified. I was injured due to their lack of training.

Ihave been through the workers comp process. The district is offering to settle. I am unhappy with the offer. The injury ended my teaching career.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 17, 2019

The other attorneys are right. You should have had your own worker's compensation attorney from the start. If you haven't, you need to get one right away. They are plentiful in the San Diego area.

By the way, this isn't a personal injury question. All injuries suffered in the course and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Do you have any examples for filling out a civil form PLD-C-010
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Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 13, 2019

There's no way to give you a sample without knowing the facts and circumstances of your situation and without seeing the complaint with which you have been served. Having said that, you can fill in the form simply by downloading it and using Adobe Acrobat, if you have the full program or a similar... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: How long does Target corporation have to pay me after I quit? It’s already been 3 weeks since I did and still no check

I quit due to a family emergency because I had to move. They said since I changed addresses it would take a while. My rent is due on the 1st so I can’t pay it until I get it and they already added the late fee on

Top of it.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 10, 2019

The state labor code requires you to be paid within 72 hours of your termination of employment, regardless whether you initiated it or the employer did. Did you provide the employer with a method of direct deposit into your bank account? Contact Target's Human Resources Department immediately and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can a substance abuse treatment facility deny me freedom of religion?

I attempted to enroll into a substance abuse treatment facility and was denied denied the right to have Cedar and Sage with me at facility to pray with. I am a Latino and Native American Lipan Apache Indian I send my prayers to the Creator and the smoke from the sage carries them. the director said... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 10, 2019

Look for a different treatment facility which will accommodate you religious beliefs.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: We need a commercial Eviction attorney. We have a 3 yr lease which Lyons is trying to break. Plz let me know how to find

Our contract specifically stated we will settle through arbitration out of court. They told me through email if I don't turn in keys by yesterday, they will start proceedings today. My colleague walked into the office to pay them 2 months rent but they would not accept. We had paid whittle a month... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 10, 2019

Go to the Sacramento County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral service and request a referral to a lawyer or law firm which can fight this battle for you. It seems like the landlord is trying to breach the lease because of the increased cost of the utilities. You may have a good case and should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Government Contracts, Libel & Slander and Native American Law for California on
Q: I wanted to know what I can do about TANF in pala Ca.? They have stressed me to the point of being ill and depressed.

I have proof that they mistreated me and recordings, I know that they have a personal vendetta with me.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 10, 2019

You have to provide a lot more detail in order to get decent legal advice. This is probably not the best forum for getting an answer for you. Contact the County Bar Association in the county in which the local office of TANF is located, and ask for a civil rights attorney referral. The initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Was gifted a car all paperwork was completed fees etc. needed smog so it was incomplete. Was parked and police were

going to tow but I ran outside, showed all the paperwork including temporary moving passes from DMV but she had it towed anyway. I couldn't afford to pay they sold at lien and now are charging me $2661 I only had the car 13 days when this happened. Isn't there anything I can do? Isn't that against... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 5, 2019

I have numerous questions to ask and have answered before I could give you some reasonable advice on this question. I suggest you contact an attorney with experience in handling civil rights matters to help you through your problem. You can contact the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association... Read more »

Q: how do i appeal the state hearing division decision for a rehearing?

In Dec., 2018 i filed a request for hearing on food stamp benefits that were issued to me from 2007-2013 on a EBT card that i never had. Their paperwork confirms my first EBT card was issued in 2014. Their Case Comment Summary from my workers also confirms that no NOA was ever mailed to me through... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 27, 2019

You should contact the San Mateo County Bar Association and request a referral to a lawyer who can help you with this issue. Make sure you keep all the evidence you have and take it to a lawyer to see if s/he can be of any assistance to you. I advise you to prepare a chronological story of what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Through documented police and prosecutors (State and Federal) misconduct I spend 10.5 years in a Pretrial incarceration

Do I file a civil complaint against the police officer, the Deputy District Attorney, the DA's office the Federal prosecutor, the US Justice department or all the above? Violations of my civil rights were confirmed by a US District judge in the criminal phase of my case. At the end all (State and... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 21, 2019

You need to find a really good civil rights lawyer right away. If the case is a righteous one, most good civil rights firms should be interested. I'm not familiar with good civil rights lawyers in the Fresno area, so I suggest that you contact the Fresno County Bar Association and ask for their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: My partner Of 10 years Suddly died. His friend changed the locks and won’t let me in. What can I do.
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 17, 2019

Need more information. You haven't provided enough background facts to permit a reasoned analysis. Answer these questions: 1. Who? (did what to whom, i.e. are all the witnesses); 2. What? (happened) 3. When (did it happen); 3. Where? (did it take place) 4. How? (did it all happen) and tell me about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: In California, is an email sufficient for 30 days notice to vacate apartment if the landlord's email is on the lease?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 14, 2019

Thanks for your question. If in fact the landlord has noted an email address in the lease or rental agreement, then by all means I would agree that giving notice by email should be sufficient. However, I advise also sending the same notice by regular mail to the landlord's street address to guard... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: My employer has drastically lowered my hourly rate for the second time without warning. Said payroll made a "Mistake"

I have copies of pay stubs and four months ago I negotiated a raise for myself since my company had took over operations where I live and the pay was here locally was higher. I was countered with a better rate and now four months later it is now a "mistake." No effort will be made by employer... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 13, 2019

You should go to the Labor Commissioner's website and file a wage claim. Start by cutting and pasting the link into your browser here: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm

Follow through with that process. The Labor Commissioner's job is to make sure all employees get the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I need help with retaliation from my employer Amazon for asking for medical accomm req

They are making my work assignment so I will get fired

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Aug 7, 2019

Go to https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ (cut and paste into your browser) and then click on the link to file a complaint (https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/).

The forms are there for you, with explanations of what to do in cases of retaliation for exercising your rights...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Where can I find a pro bono attorney? My intentions is to file case against Hayward Police Department, Alameda County

Justice system( court houses) and All day towing. Is there any way that you guys can help me find a pro bono attorney that is willing to fight for me. I went to Legal Aid in Hayward courthouse and they told me they cannot help me because I have a big case

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 30, 2019

Contact the County Bar Association in your county and ask for their lawyer referral service to request they refer you to a lawyer who can assist you with your case. You may not find someone to help you pro bono, but if you have a good case you won't have too much trouble finding a good lawyer to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: if a person is said to be mentally unstable and paranoid at time of police questioning can they be a reliable person to

testify in court..

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 27, 2019

That depends on numerous factors for which a lot of details need to be provided. For me you have not offered sufficient information which would enable me to give you a reasoned answer. A lot would depend on the witness's mental status at the time s/he is called upon to testify.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Stop code enforcement from hitting returnees with violations with hefty fines in paradise, CA. can anything be done?

Some of us are starting to receive violation notices from the city of paradise for code violations that are 2 months old along with the hefty fines for each. We were told that we would fall under a disaster ordinance upon return and I believe for up to 18 months. Now it is said only 180 days. the... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

You need to get familiar with the City's Municipal Code right away. You and the others like you should appeal every citation you get. Get yourselves a good civil rights lawyer who can represent you in every citation case.

Find yourself a good lawyer who has...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: What rights does a man have and actions can a man make when a woman has just given birth to his baby?

My brother recently found out he is a father of a newborn baby, who’s mother will not answer his calls or texts and she’s has left town with the baby. He cannot reach her or the baby. In The last, she has stated that my brother will have nothing to do with this baby, but we got a paternity test... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019

Sir, you need to ask this question of lawyers in the District of Columbia. I am not licensed to practice there, and am unfamiliar with the law relating to father's rights there. You asked this question of lawyers in California.

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