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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I won my civil case, what's next?

So after the judge made his judgement. He said my ex had until the end of the month to return my dog. What happen is she doesn't return my dog or what steps can i take to enforce the judgement?

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: can a leaseholder surrender rights and keys to lease if a servicemember on deployment is a listed authorized occupant.

also the service member left his family behid still living at the property. leaseholder never said anything about his intentions left in 2019. and now the family left behind is being evicted for squatting. is this legal. can the case be reopened and a stop put to this disater.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Bought a car April of this year it's a fixer upper we're doing the work in our parking spot. Car was up on Jack's. 5/5

We received notice that it couldn't be up on jacks it was a safety hazard even though we're the only people in that area. The notice was dated five four to five six so we had until the 6th to remove the jacks which we did we lowered the car left one Jack under the vehicle however it was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a person be sue someone for defamation of caretor if they send you pictures of your son dead & call u a killer.
John Karas
John Karas answered on May 11, 2022

It depends. If pictures of your dead son and message that you're a "killer" were only sent to you, that's not defamation unless it was "published" (sent to other persons). Also, be aware that if you display or otherwise disseminate the pictures and message to someone... Read more »

Q: Yesterday I encountered a uniformed police officer clearly showing signs of intoxication. Jeopardizing public safety

Bulging eyes. Uncontrollable mouth movements and licking of lips. Agitated for no apparent reason. Clearly unfit to drive a motor vehicle. A threat to public safety and a major concern. Him and his coworker wearing body cams so video footage should be available

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I am a defendant in a unlawful detainer California and I have a bunch of contradicting paperwork how would I present it

To the courts attention at he court date on the tenth of this months

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Is it normal for the court to forget to schedule you to appear for a specific court date?

I was given a court date for a misdemeanor and I was told to go to the police station one week prior to my court date for fingerprinting.

When I went to the police station at that specific date, they told me that they have no booking for me and told me to check with the court for my court... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I am owed money by someone getting a settlement. Is there a way I can confirm this person is getting that settlement?

I was devastated by someone claiming that she will right everything when she receives a substantial settlement coming to her. For one thing, she borrowed money from me claiming that she will pay me back double in a quick amount of time…I have proof of this contract. A great deal of time has... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on May 6, 2022

If you sue her for Breach of Contract you can then ask her questions in "discovery" to try and find out her financial position. You could then take her deposition and ask further questions. Talk to an attorney to see how viable your case might be.

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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: My motion for new trial was denied because I didn't contest a tentative ruling that came out after the deadline.

I filed a motion to set aside a new trial motion that was denied because the tentative ruling came out after the deadline to contest passed I now filed to set aside based on CA CCP 473b and d. Will that judgment be the final judgment?is it appealable

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for California on
Q: What type of case could be built against me if my ex girlfriend is trying to sue me because she let me use her car?

She believes I owe her $1200 for her car note, car insurance and brakes.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Do I have to respond to a summons I was served if plaintiff filled an amended one but has not served me with amended one

I was served a summons in a civil suit in district court in ca , the plaintiff has filled an amended one but has not served me,

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: I was served summons on civil suit but plaintiff has amended complaint

I have not been served the amended complaint so do I respond to original complaint or amended complaint which I downloaded from court website?

Do I get more time to respond?

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright answered on Apr 30, 2022

You have 30 days (if served by hand) to respond to the complaint. If an amended complaint was filed, you have 30 days from the date of service of that document. But if no amended complaint was served on you yet, you can always call/email the attorney for plaintiff and ask for service of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for California on
Q: If the plaintiff in a case decides to use an attorney, are they legally required to inform the court?

The plaintiff in my case has been ProPer since filing. At the deposition he brought an attorney who was directing the questioning. There is no attorney on record. Had I known the plaintiff had a lawyer I would have hired one for the deposition.

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright answered on Apr 29, 2022

Yes, once a party representing themself hires an attorney, their attorney must file a Substitution of Attorney with the court and send that to all parties in the case. This party may have been sneaky and filed the Substitution with the court right before the deposition and claimed that it had not... Read more »

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Q: Is there a rule that states everyone attending a deposition has to state who they are?

I was the deponent in a deposition earlier this week. The non lawyer questioning me had another person there who was telling the non lawyer what to ask me. I could only assume he was his attorney. They both refused to tell me who this person was.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Can a person that is part of a class action lawsuit against me also collect on a judgement for the same case?
Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright answered on Apr 27, 2022

Only if that person has opted out of the class can they collect a separate judgment against you for the same claim. If their claim is different, they may be entitled to a judgment for those other claims.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Copyright, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What if I haven't got my mail an important documents that I never received and effected my life
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 27, 2022

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

DID THE POST OFFICE SCREW UP OR SENDER?

DID THE DOCUMENTS GET MIXED UP INSIDE OTHER MAIL YOU WERE THROWING OUT.

I JUST WENT THROUGH THIS TOO.

I WOULD GO TO THE POST OFFICE TO HAVE THEM LOOK INTO IT.

WE SENT OUT INVITATIONS TO AN EVENT,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for California on
Q: If it says "Invalid Proof of Service" on the court website, can I ignore the lawsuit? 3rd party debt collector suing me.

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Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Apr 26, 2022

What happens when they file another proof of service (whether or not you actually received proper service) and the court accepts it as valid service, and they obtain a default judgment against you, and start garnishing your bank accounts or pay checks?

Ignoring a lawsuit against you is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Collections and Small Claims for California on
Q: Hello. I wanted to know if I have a case or a changing of winning a case?

So, I loaned my ex boyfriend $4500 back in October 2021 and he promised he would pay me back monthly but has not. He has made false promises(I have text messages) month after month that he would pay me but then he doesn't. This has screwed up my credit and put a financial burden on me. The... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik answered on Apr 26, 2022

Consider small claims court where you may represent yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Kohl's Loss Prevention attacked me a mile from the store,

I was trying on Clothes in the boys Fitting Room at Kohl's Department Stores, because I am a Male. That is where Monica Diaz a female loss prevention officer was watching me dress y located in Huntington Beach, Ca. I walked in the store with nothing and walked out with nothing however a mile... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 26, 2022

It sounds like you may a good civil suit for negligence…. Call a local PI lawyer.

If it is a good case they will take on a contingency.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Collections for California on
Q: In California, when a judgment goes beyond 10 years, does it still accrue interest?

Is a CA. judgment debt from an eviction still owed, even if it is past the statue of limitations? Does a judgment of type stand forever until paid?

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Apr 25, 2022

If you have a judgement it's usually for 10 years. You can then re-new for 10 more years but have to pro actively deal with it. It's not automatic. You used the term statute of limitations which is something completely different. You should sit down with an attorney and get some help so... Read more »

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