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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Elder Law for California on
Q: I live in a local HOA and have placed 5 political signs in my front yard.

Today, I received a letter from the HOA stating that i need to remove the signs now, as the election is over. Note: The election is not over yet until all states certify the election and/or legal action is completed and decisions are rendered in all states and electoral college. I believe this... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 23, 2020

This is a common refrain one keeps hearing about local HOA, i.e. that they continue to interfere with our personal freedoms in some fashion or another. The present issue lies in the fact that you do not consider the election "over" yet. It is only a matter of semantics, because for all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: How would I find out how much money I get on a class action suit I'm involved in

It's a company I worked for. Garcia vs praxair. And praxair is who I worked for. Thank you for your time in this matter.

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 23, 2020

You can contact the lawyers who are representing the plaintiffs in the class action. It is only at the end of class action lawsuits that anyone gets a reasonable idea what they might receive as a result of the class action. I would caution you not to get your hopes too high, because usually class... Read more »

Q: Isn’t setting a statewide curfew against this section of the constitution? The people should have the freedom to choose

Choosing between staying home away from the virus if they’re high risk or going out with a friend if both of you recently tested negative. The freedom to go and hang out with a friend should be up to their own Individual person. I would say this falls under the sentence “...enjoy and defend... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 23, 2020

We are experiencing one of the rare occasions when, for health reasons to protect all of us, the government is given the responsibility to make orders such as the present curfew, and we must comply with them. Our individual freedoms mean nothing if this pandemic can kill so many of us without... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Employment Law for California on
Q: As an independent contractor (truck driver) delivering loads for Amazon, I was banned by Amazon's Security firm

Amazon is not my employer. the trucking Co. I work under is only contracted by Amazon (example: USPS & Amazon.). I think it's wrong for The manager in charge of the Security Company to ban me from all amazon fullfilment centers after she turned around and yelled at me to 'step... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 19, 2020

So I wonder what your reply was that got you banned. You haven't indicated whether you think this was unlawful on her part. There just isn't enough information provided to advise you what you should do next. You can always contact a labor lawyer to help you figure things out. You could... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was a victim of Police misconduct, assaulted (battered?)by 6 officers, then wrongfully arrested. Charge were dismissed

I called 911 for mental health reasons after waking up from a coma with severe burns. When the police arrived, they dismissed the ambulance & EMTs and I was assaulted and battered by 6 policemen and wrongfully arrested. They dismissed the charges and county counsel sent me a letter urging me... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 14, 2020

There are many great civil rights lawyers in the San Francisco and Oakland areas. Call the local ACLU office and tell them you need help. They will help you find a good lawyer to help you. Their website is https://www.aclunc.org/about/chapters/san-francisco-chapter, so copy this link and paste it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: The process of obtaining discovery for a CA Civil Injuction by way of filing a TRO with or without a PI.

Would like to know your experience with discovery and TRO’s. Plaintiff, I, need to obtain evidence for 4 TRO cases. It is crucial for me to be granted discovery on these cases and I appreciate your input on how I should proceed. Discovery in TRO's never granted due to time, CCP’s... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 13, 2020

This is not the proper forum for seeking such discrete legal advice. I believe you should concentrate your search to law firms capable of such widespread research. Focus on civil rights law firms in and around San Francisco or Sacramento, who will have the expertise you seek. There are also firms... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Is this housing discrimination? when my old roommates moved out, my landlord gave me the first choice for a candidate.

it was my black gay male friend. he made him pass a background check, credit report, income, and met him in person my friends info all checked out. plus he had deposit to put as a down payment. my landlord kept hesitating and making excuses as he pushing this white female through. she was... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 11, 2020

It appears to me that this may have been a discriminatory rental decision, and that you have been victimized as well as your black friend who was denied housing. You need to file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing immediately. Go to the DFEH website... Read more »

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Q: Yacht was Impounded dead battery /illegally moored? With a Court date of 4/29/20 I offered $4000 4/1/20 ignored?

I called LBPD an Officer emailed Impound with copies of my clear title and payment check. He advised Impound please respond to her many calls? Return her property this check is good! Ignored! Bought boat back 5/11/ she was gutted! Destroyed! $37,000 damage storage up to $14000 plus hotel stays They... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 10, 2020

You should contact a civil rights lawyer right away. You can go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website (lacba.com) and look for their Lawyers Referral Service (LRS). They should be able to assist you.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What constitutes a hostile workplace environment? Can you be fired for having an illness such as diabetes?

I made my boss aware that I have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He was recently promoted to Chief of Police. Since his new promotion he has been an overbearing micro manager, requiring me to be at my desk at all times, have a cell phone with me when I am not and even take the phone... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 10, 2020

What you can do immediately is go to the EEO office at your employer and get advice. Next I suggest you go to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) website [https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/], click the link for Complaints, and follow the instructions on how to file your complaint.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I have been attempting to gain state employment, specifically Cal Trans, periodically for 20 + years & have been denied

All listed qualifications have been met, I hold a B/S degree, a consistent work history & good references, yet evidently do not even qualify for a entry level Highway Maintenance Worker position. I am being discriminated against.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 5, 2020

If you believe you have been discriminated against, then I suggest you go to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing website and file a claim of discrimination. Go to their website by copying and pasting this link: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ and after you get to their main page,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Collections for California on
Q: I put a donation box on a table in a First Amendment Protest in San Francisco. Is it illegal?

I organized this Protest at Embarcadero Park in San Francisco last year. I had the event permit and insurance cover. I put a donation box on a table with a note state that the donation is used to cover the expense for the Protest (Permit fee and insurance fee). Now, an hostile organization accused... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 5, 2020

My advice is to just ignore them. Don't engage with them, just ignore them. So what if you asked for donations to help defray your expenses. Just don't waste your time with those people. There is only one exception to this advice, and that is if the complaining party is a public agency... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Is there any way to stop my son's autopsy report from being public record (CPRA) if we are in safe at home program?

I have recently been informed of an organization who has drastically digging for details and information surrounding my son's death. My son passed in a horrific and tragic accident in May, he was just 5 months old. These people have shared his story and details of the incident and I cannot... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 5, 2020

You should contact a good privacy rights lawyer right away. No parent should have to endure the further indignity of unwanted scrutiny regarding the death of such a young child. In Los Angeles you should be able to find a top notch lawyer who knows how handle such situations. You can go to the Los... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Municipal Law for California on
Q: What my rights against code enforcement inspections
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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 27, 2020

I need details to give you any kind of reasonable advice. Who did what, when, how, and why? Tell your story in a chronological way, from beginning to end. Identify all witnesses and what they said, did or know. Supplement that with all the records you have relating to the incident in question. Then... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal to set some one up

Isn’t illegal to watch someone on camera without consennt they said an diego police gave them permission to set me up isn’t that illegal

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 23, 2020

Eavesdropping is an invasion of privacy and may be a crime in California unless consent is obtained prior to the act itself. You may want to talk to a lawyer if you need more information concerning your particular circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hi almost six years ago my boyfriend bought a pug a female pug for me and he keeps taking her from me and acting like sh

It's only his I've always cared for her he's been in jail and in rehabs and everything I've always cared for her and our other one I have her registered in my name as an emotional support dog can I use that with the police to get her to go get her I don't know what to do... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 16, 2020

You may need to file a charge of civil harassment against your former boyfriend due to the assault and forcible taking of your dog, and include his unlawful taking of the dog as part of the charge against him. You can then ask the judge who hears your harassment complaint for an order compelling... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I called 911 for psychiatric help & police wrongfully assaulted & arrested me. Charges dismissed after 14 months. Help

I called 911 for psychiatric reasons after loosing my home and suffering 3 degree burns. The operator asked me to specify whether I needed hospital or police. I specified hospital, Stanford, and that I did not need the police. But the police proceeded to arrive and dismiss the ambulance and fire... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 15, 2020

Try contacting the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF). They focus on civil rights cases like yours, and will connect you with a lawyer who can help you. Their website is: https://lccrsf.org/ and I suggest you copy and paste the link into your browser. They... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: The officer in my case has been previously charged with a felony animal cruelty. What's next

I am fighting a misdemeanor possession charge and the arresting officer in my case assaulted me prior to sear ching me in finding the contraband. I have filed a motion to suppress evidence on the ground that he violated my Fourth Amendment right what other motions can I file to get this... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 15, 2020

You should ask the court to appoint a lawyer for you if you cannot afford one.

This should have been offered you at the very outset of your criminal case. If you already have a lawyer appointed for you, s/he is the one you should contact for help.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: Can my Employer refuse to accommodate my permanent work restrictions and not pay benefits after filing WC Claim?

I received a copy of the following memo from City employer: WC Claim has been accepted due to Industrial Related Injury, but we are unable to pay for time lost from 3/18/20 and continue while the division is exploring modified work. At this time the division cannot accommodate and employee will... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 10, 2020

You should discuss this with your worker's compensation attorney. It is possible that the employer may be engaging in unlawful conduct, which your worker's comp lawyer should be bringing up with the Board. If you don't have a worker's comp lawyer, you need to get one asap.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Are religious organization health plans subject to 26 CFR section 54.9802-1 Prohibition of Discrimination Requirements?

The plan states in its Plan Document "any therapy or service for a developmental disability/DD is a non-covered service under the plan". When consulting with customer service & doctors who are providers in the plan, members are told that services for DD dependents are excluded from... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 5, 2020

I'm pretty sure that religious organizations are exempt from the requirements relating to discrimination in this context. The rules allow them to discriminate, period, and I can't think of a single legal remedy that might be available to you. Nonetheless, even if they can legally... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I was tricked by my boss into signing a resignation letter without fully knowing the implications

This was my first time signing a resignation letter and I asked for 2 weeks and they let me go the same day.

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 2, 2020

You should immediately prepare a written statement which describes everything your boss said to you which got you to sign the resignation letter. Make sure you list everything s/he said to you that convinced you to sign it even if you were reluctant to do so. Then take that statement either to a... Read more »

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