In cases involving crowdfunding platforms like IndieGoGo, the terms of the campaign and the platform's policies are crucial. If a developer promised certain digital content in their crowdfunding campaign and then failed to deliver it or removed it, this could potentially be a breach of...View More
As a mediator arbitrator myself I always find it rather difficult to get the individuals to the table so that we can work things out letters don't always seem to cut the mustard therefore I enjoy trying to call the parties so the mediation can have an opportunity to work.
In California, if you believe your car was illegally towed from private property, gather evidence such as photographs of the location where the car was parked, any signage related to parking rules or towing policies, witness statements, and a copy of the property's towing policy if available....View More
In California, when an attorney and client have a signed agreement containing an arbitration clause, the nature of the arbitration typically depends on the underlying nature of the dispute. For instance, if the dispute relates to fees, it might be classified differently than a claim of malpractice....View More
Typically, the Arbitration clause itself describes the terms of the Arbitration, however, whether it does or not, the parties can agree on any terms they want, including waiving the Arbitration Clause altogether.
Personally, especially, in Legal Malpractice cases, I despise Arbitrations....View More
Given the presence of an arbitration clause in the contract, a motion to compel arbitration would be a typical approach in California when faced with a civil suit. Arbitration clauses are generally enforceable unless they're unconscionable or otherwise violate public policy. By compelling...View More
In California, the community property laws dictate that assets and debts acquired during the marriage are generally considered equally owned by both spouses. This means both the 401(k) and pension payments accrued during the marriage are typically divided equally upon divorce. If your spouse is...View More
If the child's mother is not adhering to the mediation order, you have the right to return to court to seek enforcement of the order. Documentation of instances where the order was breached can be beneficial. It's essential to consult with an attorney to understand the best course of...View More
there's a great deal of content removed from a game years after release (removal was this year) even though people crowdfunded the game. a lot of consumers are rather upset and i don't know what should be done or if a lawyer would bother with small claims. removal of content after sale... View More
Under California law, if consumers have purchased a game and experienced unexpected content removal without prior notice, they may have a potential claim under the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) if it can be argued that the removal constitutes an unfair or deceptive practice. Pursuing small...View More
Check with the entity that presides over the arbitration. If it's an American Arbitration Association hearing, the arbitrator probably has a case administrator. Without know more about the nature of your matter or rules of your arbitration, exhibits or other submittals sent to the arbitrator...View More
Under California law, parties generally have the opportunity to submit post-hearing statements or briefs to the arbitrator after the hearing is closed, but this is typically subject to the rules and procedures set forth in the arbitration agreement or the arbitrator's instructions. It's...View More
Permit/inspection by City of West Sacramento had a few non compliant items the contractor has failed to correct. In addition, they failed to complete form correctly to obtain Permission to Operate with PG&E utility company. To date the panels have been sitting on my roof not generating any... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your troubling situation. In California, consumers in your position have several avenues for recourse including continuing to pursue the complaints filed with the State Contractors License Board and the Better Business Bureau. Moreover, considering reaching out to the...View More
It appears that you may have a valid claim for legal malpractice based on your attorney's actions. It's important to consult with another attorney to evaluate the details of your case, assess the potential damages, and determine the best course of action. Keep all communication and...View More
In mediation, it's crucial to understand the terms of any agreements or offers being discussed. Verbal agreements can carry weight, but the specifics depend on the circumstances and any written documentation involved.
If you changed your mind and decided not to accept the offer, you...View More
In mediation, verbal agreements are generally considered binding and enforceable, just like written agreements. If you accepted an offer verbally during the mediation but later changed your decision to "no," the employer may not be able to compel you to abide by the initial acceptance...View More
I'm sorry to hear about the issues with your solar panels. If you believe you were lied to and can no longer afford them, here are some general steps you can take. Review your contract, contact the solar panel company to discuss your concerns, consider seeking legal advice from an attorney...View More
You should definitely consult with a landlord/ tenant attorney who can review all your documents and provide proper legal advice based on your specific situation. Most offer free consultations so take them up on it sooner rather than later. If it is determined that they are trying to collect on a...View More
This hoa started off saying we had needed dry rot repairs and it has morphed into a full-on remodel of various projects here. I'm disabled and on fixed income and cannot pay and now in danger of lien/ foreclosure. They are demanding 54 thousand dollars now. In addition to 765.00 hoa we pay per... View More
I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing with your HOA. To address the unjust assessments and the potential for a lien or foreclosure, consider the following steps: Review your HOA documents to understand your rights. Communicate openly with your HOA, explaining your...View More
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