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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death for California on

Q: 5 mil lawsuit in 79-80s in which the children of deceased never received any funds from the suit? Can this be recovered

Wrongful death and DUI. Grandma was guardian of children but she was in trouble by the law at the time and they refused to give her the money. Children just learned of the lawsuit and want to know if it can be recovered since they are innocent of grandma criminal activity

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 21, 2019

Not. Enough information. But if case was litigated and a fund set up, it will be necessary to go to court and find out all about the settlement . Best of luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for California on

Q: Is she able to be sued and or prosecuted for animal cruelty?

My friend’s kitten escaped and ran to the neighbors house, and the neighbor intentionally put it in a pen with three dogs who of course attacked it. My friend tried to get there in time, but the kitten died at the vet.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 7, 2019

What a horrible situation. Notify the police and animal control. The rest is up to the D.A. Very sorry for your loss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: home owner keeping water off, "gain control of the property" now we been told by code will be boarded. What do we do?

It is only a few days away...also, he comes around property breaking in, following us around town has removed our belongings from home, sends and brings other people to home. Controls water access to the point of us now being boarded up he. Literally much more. Can anyone please help?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 1, 2019

Your Landlord is not letting you have your peaceful and quiet enjoyment of your property. Call a lawyer for further help. Best of luck!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: I am looking for a home out of state. I found one on Zillow. The realtor did not contact me but the owner did

He is now out of state as well. He is willing to work with me. I have never met him or seen the property in person. He is asking for half of the deposit to send me the keys. He says it is refundable. He says I dont have to pay the rest of the deposit unless I am going to take the place. Should I do... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 22, 2019

NO.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: Can my landlord charge me for the removal and disposal of carpet 9-12 years old? I was there for 8 years.

She is not charging for the new carpet.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 19, 2019

No. Improvements are the owner’s responsibility. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: how do i file for a stay of eviction in contra costa county? i am 5 days from lockout

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 17, 2019

Use the attached form. Modify to your Number, Court and fill the blanks and file with the court and serve upon sheriff's office.

Best of luck.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on

Q: Can a car insurance company deny liability because the person driving the car is not listed on the insurance?

I was in a accident 7/14/19 and a 15 year old was driving the SUV with 2 older women when she made a u-turn in front of me and we collided. None of the women was on the insurance and it was the girl older brother car. The owner of the vehicle is taking his time to contact his insurance and a police... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 17, 2019

It is most unfortunate but I Think you should get an attorney as they are giving you the classic runaround. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: i noticed a leak black mold in the wall. can not use shower. work has not begun can i deduct some rent for no shower

i noticed the black mold i told the landlord in may 2019 there has been an hole in the shower area since 2 weeks or more can not use the shower or the AC. I live in woodland Hills, ca a 1 bedroom. the shower is in the same area as the toilet and i have kept the doot closed because it smells. he... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 11, 2019

You are doing the right thing. Ask in writing for a rent reduction. If no answer then write another letter that you will move to a hotel during the work repairs. request a qualified firm to do the work and keep your receipt. Then request a refund for your hotel bill.

Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on

Q: Can I get reimbursed for vet expenses when neighbor dog killed and injured two of dogs.

The neighbor dog came out of house gate and attacked my dogs, killing one and injuring my other dog.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 11, 2019

Yes, you can. Best of luck!!!

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: I recently signed a lease as a tenant and manager failed to inform of infestation of roaches? Would this habitable?

Lease signed June 19th, property sprayed June 25th, roaches still present. Manager was informed of infestation and did not mention. Instead gave the month of June for free. I have not been able to move in as of June 29th do to roaches still present?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 30, 2019

Maybe you should talk to him to let you out of your lease. Otherwise, you are going to be unhappy. Or maybe another free month would be appropriate. Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on

Q: A dog bit me and is now in quarantine I filed a report and I have proof the owner is abusive can they still release it?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 28, 2019

It depends. If the dog is a vicious dog and has a history of biting, animal control may decide to put it down. Depending on the facts of the incident, it may be returned to its owners. F the bite penetrated your skin, you should contact a dog bite lawyer in your area. Best of luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: How much work can my landlord do to my building with me living in it ?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 27, 2019

He can fix the outside without many problems while you are at work. Some minor things inside if you have complained about those items. Other repairs inside cannot be intrusive unless he is mandated by the City inspectors. If too many repairs infringe on your right to quiet enjoyment, you may ask... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: I live in California . What can be done if Landlord dumps my property 2 days without notice.

Landlord didn't give me a 15 day written notice which is required in California before disposing a tenants property.Property consisted of disabled Walker ,disabled shower chair ,tools , vehicle pink slips, In home care documents, medicine , s.s. card ,dryer ,T.V., PS3 game unit & entertainment... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 25, 2019

Call the police and make a police report. Then file a lawsuit for recovery of the value of your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: electricity only works in half of the apartment but not the kitchen so no food in fridge or nor ability to cook.

Landlord has not fixed and it has been almost 3 weeks what remedy do I have as lease doesn't really say anything. I have called multiply time. electrician came by but said he cannot fix it or didn't know what was wrong.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 25, 2019

Send a written letter letting landlord know of your habitability problem. If no response is forthcoming, call the city inspector and complaint to him of your house problem. If nothing happens, then call a lawyer to help you. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: Can a landlord keep his personal belongings in garage of my rental property and keep his dogs on my rental property?

Landlord claims we’re on a year lease but still hasn’t given us any paperwork to sign or in regards to terms of rental. He has all his personal belongings stored in the garage of our rental property. He also has 4 dogs on the property in a gated area. Is this legal?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 25, 2019

It does not matter what he says. If you never signed a lease, you are a month to month tenant. In that case, you can give him notice that if he does not take his things out of the garage, you will move 30 days from your date of Notice. Write your note on the end of the month and send it to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on

Q: My sister's ex boyfriend's family gave us a dog almost 3 years ago. They had another dog who they gave to a shelter

because they were moving and couldn't keep them. My sister and I moved out about 2 years ago and she couldn't keep our dog so I've had her and taken care of 100% of the finances and vet bills alone. My sister and I had a fight and she now wants the dog back and has gone back to her ex-boyfriend's... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 24, 2019

Go to Court and ask the court to give you an Order authorizing your vet to remove the microchip. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: my landlord is trying to evict me after I filed a TRO against her son for domestic violence

can she legally evict me? also, they have access to my mail and I do not. also, they want me out but I no longer have access to my things.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 24, 2019

It looks like they are retaliating against you. File a lawsuit for retaliation. Best of luck!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: Can business still sue me after I delete negative Yelp review?

I posted negative yelp review after moving. I immediately got a call from property management, which I ignored. I got a vm stating they sent an email and they will be taking me to court for it. I also received a text stating they would “see you in court,” over this review. When I opened the... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 24, 2019

The truth is a defense to any libel. If what you wrote was all the truth then you have nothing to worry about.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: Is it legal for someone to change the locks and not give me a key when I pay rent to him?

I was told to file a restraining order to make him give a key but he hasn't. I haven't taken my meds for breast cancer or PTSD. My uniforms for work are there at the house. All I have is the dress and sandals I left in. When I went there with the police he literally tossed my lap top and some item... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 21, 2019

No. It is not legal and you have a cause of action against him. Do not sleep on your rights. Act quickly. The police should have had your lanlord open your room for you. Go back to the police and tell them he has not given the key to your apartment and that you need your medicine. Hire a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on

Q: Hit by cycle. He died. His fault. Get charged.Get dismissed. Loose truck, Everything.Should they pay?

I have everything.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 20, 2019

Call a lawyer and tell the whole story .

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