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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Q: i have been staying at this hotel in cali for 2 months same room never checked due to coronavirus I cant pay

becuase i cant work on the 22 I was told I owe 250 in which the manager wouldn't give me my receipts because I would get lawyer then the police were called to remove me I told them what happened they said to be out by the next day and left thats when the hotel manager said she was wrong I owed... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 29, 2020

I can't even make out what your question is. You can't go anywhere due to the coronavirus restrictions, so just stay where you are. The hotel will get paid eventually by the government, so there's no reason to worry about anything.

Always be polite with the police. And try to be reasonable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Securities Law for California on
Q: I understand that If a private company uses a unlicensed agent to raise assets, that's an SEC violation.

However, is there anything in it for me to turn the company in?

The company has gone from zero value to $85 million in value and used me, a misclassified independent consultant, to raise money for them. I am going after the company based on being misclassified. But, could I receive... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 24, 2020

In my opinion, there is nothing in it for you. The whistleblower statute was created as an incentive for people to report fraud on the government, or waste of government assets or expenditures. I don’t see that in this situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: Is it stupid, legal or it makes sense and able to fight for it?

Hello, I'm a unarmed security guard for Allied Universal, I kick out homeless people and loiterers, the area where I work at is big and I happen to work with myself (no coworkers).

Now with a Covid-19 pandemic, when a transient gives me trouble, the police are unable to help me. (That's not... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 22, 2020

I think you have a more basic matter with which you should be concerned, which Mr. Pedersen did not address.

All people in the State of California have been ordered to stay home, unless you work in a field which is exempt from that order. Even if you "work alone", as you say, you still have...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: A person is terminated (not temporarily laid off) due to company downsizing because of Covid-19, wrongful termination?

Was also offered a $9k severance package which includes a stipulation that no future actions can be taken regarding any occurrences between parties, including termination. Have been with the company for 20 years +

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 22, 2020

While I agree for the most part with Mr. Pedersen's opinion, most importantly you should have the severance agreement reviewed by an experienced attorney who handles wrongful terminations. There are several reasons why you should do this. Since you've been with the company for 20 years, I'm... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My company does not comply with the State of California's "Stay at Home" order and is not within the critical businesses

While many of my company's employees have began working from home, a few departments are being required to go into the facility to continue work.

The company is not within any of the critical business sectors outlined within... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 21, 2020

First, you should comply with the state Stay at Home order as best you can. If you have a critical position within the company, you should discuss the issue with your immediate management or someone in Human Resources, if there is one in your company. Generally, use good common sense for yourself... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: I live with my partner who is a felon I own a gun If an intruder breaks in & fears his life can he use my gun
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 18, 2020

This question should be answered by lawyers who practice criminal law. I don't, but it is my understanding that your partner, if he lives with you, could be in violation of the terms of his parole, if he is on parole, simply by living in your property where he knows that a firearm is present. Even... Read more »

Q: How can I prove I am being harassed by the city

Code enforcement is harassing me. Now they are targetting my neighbor for helping me

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 10, 2020

You need a lawyer who knows how to protect your civil rights. Code enforcement harassment can result in liens against your property which then drive up your mortgage payments and can put you in danger of losing your home if you can't afford the new payments your mortgage company can force on you if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Can I sue my employer for laying me off and keeping an employee that has been with the company less time then me?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 6, 2020

I disagree with Neil Peterson's response to your question. In the even the person who was not laid off was younger than you and you are older than 40 years old, that could be age discrimination. You haven't really provided enough details to know whether or not you could qualify for an age... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: I acquired a California home by Sheriff Sale (collecting on a money judgment). The judgment stated "Said judgment...

shall have priority over any interest affecting title to the specific real property located in San Bernardino County, California, recorded after March 17, 2005 and is described as follows..."

There were other liens on the property from March 17, 2005 to the date of the Sheriff Sale Jan 10,... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 5, 2020

Your question shows why it is necessary to retain the services of a good lawyer. The practice of law requires a lawyer to examine the language of the statutes, and those related to the one in issue, and determine what your rights may be. This is the essence of the practice of law. I seriously doubt... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My former coworker want to sue our employer and is asking me for help I was jk and gave him examples can it be used

Can my example be used in court without my testimony

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 4, 2020

You've given so few details, I can't understand the nature of your question. You will have to give a lot more details in order to understand what you are asking or seeking. How about telling what happened, when, where, who are all the witnesses, and how did it happen?

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: How do i obtain a civil rights attorney for my domestic partner who is incarcerated at Calaveras county detention

Suit was filed after he was beaten by guards at SJ County jail in 2016 he was denied medical attention. He is hearing impaired. He was given a document from internal affairs after they investigated and they side with my partner Ronnie.

Ronnie has kept this law suit moving forward but he is... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 3, 2020

Easy. Just Google "Civil Rights attorney" and then start making calls to the many lawyers and law firms which come up in your search results. Have the case number handy so you can give it to the attorneys when you call. Have all the documentation ready to turn over, and make sure you keep the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can I sue the City of San Diego for age discrimination related to the scooter ban?

Many seniors, like myself, depend on pedal assist ebikes for exercise and transportation. California law permits pedal assist bikes on Class 1 bike paths designated for pedestrians and bicycles. However, San Diego's scooter ban includes pedal assist electric bikes. The city has effectively... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 3, 2020

I'm not too sure about suing for age discrimination, but you can certainly sue for violation of your civil right to choose your mode of transportation in the safest possible manner. Of course, you will need a good civil rights lawyer and a good firm to represent you in this very interesting case.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Im autistic and have a hard time with life all together. In a hand basket, my landlord is bribing me to move tommorow

I told him I have no were to go and there's no way I can move all thats been left here. I told him to excuse me because its extremely hard for me to.process my emotions with this be homeless or stay for my 30 days he hasn't served me with. He keeps pushing me too take the 500 dollars and be... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 28, 2020

This is a difficult situation the landlord has put you in, as you already know. You should insist that he accommodate your needs due to your disability. But you don't indicate whether the landlord has good cause to evict you.

I know that in San Francisco there are legal clinics where...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What can I file to get this CPS case thrown out!?

CPS illegally took my baby from the hospital no warrant was ever served! Can u file a motion to dismiss for lack of due process? Or what exactly are my options?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 25, 2020

You need to ask this in the proper forum. This one is for legal questions for California residents. You need to ask this of Texas lawyers, or otherwise explain why you are posting this for California lawyers.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Is it Illegal for a workplace to write you up when you have to miss work to take your spouse to the ER.

My son and I got extremely sick and i couldnt drive so my spouse took me in and had to call off work until I got out (we only have one car work knew about the situation.) They wrote him up for calling out even though we presented medical paperwork.

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 22, 2020

It depends on whether the employer has at least 50 employees. If your spouse is an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, and who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, then he is entitled to family and medical care leave... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Looking for a civil rights attorney to bring suit in federal court regarding my loss of a testicle in a hospital ER.

I had surgery to repair one umbilical hernia and two inguinal hernias. A day and a half later I experienced suspected testicular torsion and went to the Bakersfield Adventist Health ER. This hospital is contracted to provide medical to Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance subscribers, and I am one.... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can dress this up to look like a civil rights suit, but it will always be medical malpractice, and therefore subject to the caps on general damages of $250K. Additionally, you must articulate some definite and quantifiable damage you suffered as a direct and proximate result of the delay in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Invading privacy without consent... false light tort harrassment cyber stalking. Slander rebellious mal practice.
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 13, 2020

So, what exactly is your question? I've been practicing for over 42 years, and had never heard of rebellious malpractice before. You have me really wondering....

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: My nephew did not receive a fair trial, he was not given a competency hearing and should have.

We would like to know what we are able to do, he has been in custody for over 10 years. His name is Nathan L. Preston. He was severely abuse as a child, sold for drugs by his mother. My mother said that when he was going to trial it was like he was not even aware of what he had done. He has... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 12, 2020

You need to consult with a good criminal defense lawyer immediately. You will need to obtain all the information relating to the crime with which he was charged, especially the case number for the case that went to trial. You should also talk to the attorney who represented him at trial.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: My school-borrowed device was confiscated for a meme in the camera roll. Is it legal for the vice principal to Search?

I’m 13 and I just want to know if it’s legal for my school to search my stuff. I consider it unreasonable, so to me it violates the fourth amendment to the constitution. Also I think it’s a violation of the 1st amendment because freedom of speech and expression.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 10, 2020

As a minor, your rights under the constitution of the United States of America have not fully matured yet. Your rights until you turn 18 years old flow through your parents. Yet you do have rights against unreasonable search and seizure of your personal items. However, since the thing you borrowed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: What can I do if my boss is harassing/persecuting me?

Her unjust evaluation of my performance will cost me employment in the second largest school district in the nation. I am very clearly treated differently than other employees. Although she has requested certain things from me when it comes to my performance, I have done all that she asked for and... Read more »

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Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 6, 2020

One thing you can do is go to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) website and file a claim of discrimination if you think you are being treated differently than other female employees. Cut and paste this link into your browser: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/

You can...
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