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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on

Q: How do I file a suit for racial profiling against a retail chain?

The situation was that I walked into my local Rite Aid to return two items that I had purchased. I presented the item to the clerk. The items that I purchased was by one and get the second for free. After scanning the first item, I was told by the clerk that the item had already been returned. When... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 24, 2019

There is nothing indicating racial profiling

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: do you think I would have a good case to sue the police for false arrest and get the 2500 I had to pay to bail out?

So to go more into detail the reason I was pulled over was because when I bought the car it came with new plates witch I when they tried to run them nothing was coming up so that’s the reason they had to pull me over but that’s not why they had got behind me in the first place because when I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 23, 2019

more info needed.

i doubt if you would recover............especiallly if the police were acting on a citizen's report of something that was wrong.

i doubt if the case has enough value for a lawyer to accept on a contingency. If that's the case you would be stuck paying a lawyer on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Probate for California on

Q: Would I have rights to my house, if my moms dying wishes, with out a will, & possibly just a verbal agreement

Would I have rights to my house, if my moms dying wishes, with out a will, & possibly just a verbal agreement, were for her sister, my aunt, to buy a home for me & my brothers, which she did, but she never put our names on it, only hers, her husbands, & Garza Trust, are on deed, & she has taken... Read more »

James Edward Berge answered on Jul 22, 2019

All agreements concerning real estate must be in writing, so you would probably lose on your contractual claim, but you might succeed if you could prove with clear and convincing evidence that your aunt intended to deceive your mom and profited from that deception. Your claim would be based on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on

Q: How can I file for Marvin action?

My mom recently separated from my dad and they have been together for 35 years but never got married she fild for a restraining order and was granted for verbal abuse now she wants to know how to get some support are alimony

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 21, 2019

Tell your mom that she needs to see a family law lawyer who has experience handling Marvin v. Marvin cases. She needs to do this on her own, although you can assist her in finding a good firm. There are hundreds of law firms, some comprised mostly of women, in Los Angeles County, who can take on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California on

Q: out on bond was searched by police and they found nothing.they charged me for possession for something 30ft away

Someone had said that a jacket was mine and the police found a gun inside. What can i do

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 17, 2019

hire a lawyer or request a court appt'd lawyer.

somehow they have to tie you to the jacket...........eyewit, fingerprints on the gun etc

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Consumer Law for California on

Q: california civil code 1632(6)

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

What about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Sexual Harassment for California on

Q: My school professor discriminated against me but the dean in charge of the investigation closed the case. What can I do?

During the semester, the professor denied multiple verified disability related academic accommodations.

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 15, 2019

First of all, provide sufficient details to permit a reasoned analysis of your situation. Conclusory statements are unhelpful. Facts and details are most important, but nothing is more important than a chronological statement of who did what, to whom, when, where and how.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights and Insurance Defense for California on

Q: In a WC case, can the defendant party deny me appearing for my deposition by remote or electronic means?

I have a desire to appear by either telephone or by remote or electronic means for a deposition

The judge doesn’t seem to have a problem with it, since I can get a recommendation from my clinical treating therapist or get ADA accomodations.

The representing attorney said it was... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 11, 2019

more info needed.

you need to ask this in a Workers Comp forum...this is a PI forum.

most WC lawyers will give you a free consultation and if you are in the middle of a claim and do not have a lawyer..........shame on you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on

Q: I would like to know if a driver is at fault for hitting a pedestrian turning out into traffic.

I am a 17 year old son of a mother who had recently been in a collision with a minor on a bike. The minor turned in front of her vehicle -while she turned into the lane she had waited legally for traffic to allow- from the blind spot made by an adjacent vehicle the minor was biking next to. The boy... Read more »

William John Light answered on Jul 9, 2019

No one could make a guess about who is at fault without reviewing all of the available evidence. However, fault isn't all or nothing. Everyone might have some proportional fault.

Your mother's insurance company owes her a defense and indemnity. It will appoint an attorney to defend her...
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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: Attorney on probation with BAR and screwing up to say the least. What are the responsibilities of the Court to protect?

Need a Malpractice Lawyer?

Kenneth Sisco answered on Jul 9, 2019

Almost none. Your first line of defense is you. Find another attorney, and have him help you decide if the matter is ripe for a malpractice suit.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for California on

Q: I am 30 Can i sue a minor for pulling off my shorts?

I was playing in the gross area and i grab the baseball ball from kids playing there so we can play through and catch another minor came from the back and pulled off my shorts and all my private parts were visible to everyone around. It took me some sec to pull it up as i was shocked. Now everyone... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 8, 2019

And what money are you going to be able to collect?

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: May rent paid late, adding $25, paid May & June on May 26. Didn’t pay $25 late fee. Can they charge another $25?

I paid May’s storage a few weeks late. Was charged $25 late fee. When I paid May, I also paid June. But since I still had that u paid $25 late fee, they charged me another $25 since I didn’t pay the $25. It’s a late fee for an unpaid late fee. Is that legal?

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 3, 2019

Without seeing the storage contract, and the history of your payments, it is impossible to determine whether you are being charged incorrectly or not. Find a local legal aid clinic and go there and ask one of their attorneys your questions. Make sure you take your storage contract so the exact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on

Q: I need a probono lawyer for a victim of human trafficking

The case took place in 2003 . I was on Live Links a chat line and Aol Love chat where I fell into the hands of a man who kidnapped me and forced me to prostitute myself until the FBI rescued me. The case is called The United States VS Theodore Love Jr. I was the 13 yr old minor that is spoke of in... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 3, 2019

There are many lawyers who are highly qualified and quite capable of representing you in that matter. Search first in the San Francisco area, there are numerous world class civil rights lawyers there.

Barbara Hadsell is a very good lawyer in Pasadena. I'm sure she will take very good care...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: What are my constitutional rights not to appear for deposition after receiving "ORDER" in form of deposition subpoena

Hello,

I received deposition subpoenas with ORDER to appear.

For last 26 months, I am leasing apartment that before I moved in was empty for 4 months.

Previous tenant is suing my landlord.

Previous tenant's attorney is dragging me in to this mess. I do not know... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 2, 2019

Irrespective of anything else, the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness is in the Declaration of Independence, a non binding document, and not in the Constitution

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on

Q: I'm trying to find out the laws for the manufacture and sale of nunchucks in San Diego, California

I would probably be selling them at street fairs or farmers markets if possible

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 24, 2019

I believe the right to manufacture and/or sell such items is strictly prohibited by state law in California. You will need to contact counsel in San Diego County to fully research the legality of the manufacturing or sale of such products before you undertake such an enterprise. Any law firm which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for California on

Q: I live in CA. While I was at work animal control came to my house and took my dogs out of my backyard.

They left a tag on my door and on the tag it said I hadn’t given my dogs food or water in days. That was a lie. I feed them and gave them water before I went to work.

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 23, 2019

Thanks for venting as there is o question

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for California on

Q: The defendant definitely has the ability to pay. His annual income for the past three years has been $7mil, $8mil,$11mil

And what I meant by “proven” was that his employee finally admitted to the forgery (under oath) and he amends his original declaration and apologized to me and over $30k is returned to me over one year later. This has been a nightmare for me. I don’t understand why he or the employee are... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 19, 2019

no..........it is a federal offense b/c of the mail box/postal authority.

did you report to police? why not filing/arrest?

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for California on

Q: Can police see your warrant if they run the license plates of a vehicle that is not registered under your name?

I got pulled over for expired tags. Police beat me up badly and didnt know my neighbor's cameras caught the whole thing. I didn't know I had a warrant and the police officer never mentioned anything about me having a warrant either. Now that I'm fighting the charges, they're trying to say that they... Read more »

David Dastrup answered on Jun 17, 2019

You are right in that it does not make sense that they would find a warrant for you based on looking up someone else's license plates. There are a lot of different reasons police pull people over. Here, if the tags were actually expired, that is a legitimate reason. However, sometimes a police... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on

Q: Can I suit the County for an assault from the guards

I was assaulted by the guards producing bodily injuries. And because I blow the whistle there was abuse of my due process and there was a malicious prosecution under color of law and on 5-9-19 my case was dismissed. Can I sue the County

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 15, 2019

You can sue the guards for assault and battery if the charges against you were dismissed. The time within which to do so is short, so you should contact a lawyer with experience in civil rights cases to guide you through the process. You could also sue the county which employed the deputies. A good... Read more »

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