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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a law firm for having my tragic story up and they are not involved or representing anyone in the case?

Recently my Mother and my Aunt were both brutally killed by a non-remorseful 18 y/o reckless driver. Whilst googling the story, I came across a law firm that had my families story highlighted on their web sight as the cover. It says something similar to ' Don't let this happen to you,... Read more »

Eric Gene Young
Eric Gene Young PRO label
answered on Jun 23, 2022

I know exactly the type of website you are describing, and they are, frankly, disgusting. I have had firms with these type of websites post information about cases I am handling. Unfortunately, the smarmy firms that use this kind of advertising typically obtain information about cases from publicly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Is it disability discrimination to not let a wheelchair person go university because got a D in science course?
Eric Gene Young
Eric Gene Young PRO label
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Not necessarily. In order for an adverse action by a university against a student to be "disability discrimination," the motivating factor in the action take by the university must be related to the disability. If the university is not letting you continue because you got a D in a course,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Military Law for California on
Q: I am a 56 yr African American veteran ( first Gulf War ). I was denied my right to file a formal complaint by the SF VA

One of the services I am eligible for is the VA RideShare Program. Staff at the Medical Center arrange transportation for veterans ( Dr. appts and other necessary trips ). I discovered soon after using the service, that the cost of many of the trips had been debited from my personal bank... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 22, 2022

you need a lawyer who specializes in Veterans Benefits, not just a personal injury lawyer. Google that if you don't get an answer on this site.

A PI is more like car accidents and slip and falls.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Agricultural Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I have a concern and feel that I have received a notice of terminate tenancy
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 16, 2022

more info is needed.

what is your question and does it relate to DUI?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Me and my 14 yr been subpoena to testify what are my right as her parent

And what if I'm concerned about my family safety

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Is this a subpoena to testify at trial or by deposition? Either way as her parent, you are absolutely entitled to be present during her questioning. My suggestion would be to hire an attorney to represent you in the matter, so the attorney can make appropriate objections to questions being asked... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was at a casino yesterday and was wearing an outfit that was “showing too much” and they made me go change.

Their website says nothing about a dress code however and I was just wondering if that violates any laws. It made me feel like I was being heavily discriminated against.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 8, 2022

There is no law that places you into a legally protected class of people because you wore clothing that was determined to be offensive to an establishment's dress code. That means you have no legal claim for discrimination.

Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: The people of my county are struggling with our local government's participation in corruption, malicious prosecution

Our small town is apart of a county that has a history of embezzlement, tax fraud, police corruption and stalking/harassment and various other crimes. There are a number of people who are interested in a class action lawsuit and at the very least an avenue of protection from our local government.... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Jun 7, 2022

You need to find a law firm that can handle such claims. You can use Google to conduct a search. Or, you can go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website (LACBA.org) and use their Lawyer Referral Service, which is an excellent source. You will need to prepare a packet of information,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Can I press charges against someone who is calling in falsely accusing me of things that hold no validity

they live in southern ca. my husband murdered me, he’s sending them texts I was missing. Calls stating I’m allowing my husband physically and sexually abusing child adopted by him.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 3, 2022

much info is needed.

murdered you?

are you living with husband? still married?

set up a consultation with a local lawyer who can listen to all the facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Should previous employer keep using my personal information?

I was laid off from my job in 2020, and they are still using my personal information name etc to do shipments. Is that identity theft? They shouldn't be using any of my information since they laid me off

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 1, 2022

No, your former employer should not be using your name after your have left the company. While it is not identity theft, it is unlawful use of your name and likeness. The first step should be to present a writing to the company asking that they cease the practice. If that does not work, locate... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My neighbors are harassing me and complaining to my landlord about my animals. All lies. He's threatening eviction now?

They said my pigs and sheep live IN THE HOUSE and are constantly getting out of my 3 acre fenced yard that I have been trying to make unexcapable and even went to them when I moved in and let them know I can't fix where they get out until they show us where they can, even electrified the fence... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 29, 2022

this is not a criminal case.

you need to consult with a local landlord-tenant lawyer.

i would take pictures/video to gather evidence.

did you report them when they shot your pig?

if law enforcement is against you maybe contact the city council for assistance.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Defendant has developed a strategy to file its Objections to Plaintiff’s pleadings with court on the day before

the hearings and after 3.00 pm, preventing Plaintiff to see and review the objections, file timely responses and be prepared for the hearings.

Could you please advice the best way to handle situation? Will a letter to judge help to resolve the problem?

P.S. Plaintiff knows the... Read more »

Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
answered on May 28, 2022

It depends on what Defendant is objecting to. Generally, there are civil procedure deadlines for Defendant to file its objections or opposition papers to the plaintiff's filings. These deadlines are usually longer than a day before the hearing. As such, Defendant may be violating these civil... Read more »

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Q: CalPERS - local safety question

Can my employer separate me from employment, cut my health benefits off without notice, use my accrued hours to pay for deductions such as medical benefits and other things for over 7mo without notifying me? While on workers comp benefits and it’s been over 12 mo (exhausted 4850 benefits) I am... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 27, 2022

Your worker's compensation lawyer should have been protecting your rights and interests all along. If you don't have one, I suggest you get one immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: Where do I report attempted break check insurance fraud caught on dashcam? Is there a civil matter here?

A driver cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes. My dashcam clearly shows no cars in front of me when this driver cuts and attempts to get me to hit their car. They then stop, and go trying to bait me and stop again with no cars in front of them where you can clearly see a green traffic... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 17, 2022

i think the police and department of consumer affairs are your best bets.

you can always sue someone but likely, no lawyer will take it on a contingency, and your only other avenue is small claims......but what are YOUR damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
Q: I was with my son at this house and i was woken up by individual told to get up and so i did and i realize they took

Everything i had my information in and as i stood i the living by 6 individuals and was told to give them a cellphone i took which i never did i was told to take all my clothes off to show i didnt have it and i said no and i had no choice or else my son would wake up with no mommy and they said... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 11, 2022

The DA represents a victim.

A criminal lawyer rep rests those that are alleged to have done something wrong

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: So I went to court for a unlawful detainer. A mediator made me feel like I had to come to an agreement I did not want t.

So even tho I knew it wouldn’t b financially possible. Long story short I been at my residence for almost 4 yrs when I moved in it was inhabitable. Due to the fires there was no housing so I needed to take what I could for my children. So I made this place a home with countless hrs and tons of... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 11, 2022

You need the help of an experienced real estate lawyer. The issues you raised go beyond a simple unlawful detainer matter. I suggest you contact a good real estate lawyer with experience litigating cases such as yours where your efforts made the property more valuable than at the time you commenced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: What is my medical rights ? I live in Adult Residential Facilities For Persons With Special Health

I want to know if my right had been valid

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 11, 2022

Insufficient information given.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can someone direct a law firmMedical condition from vaccine deleted records Clinical trial without consent Have prof

Can someone direct me to a law firm Asked about vaccine I received then records got deleted I have prof

I wanted the full name of the vaccine I received

I got letter from my doctor specialist of my condition informing the vaccine I received caused it

Then I wanted to know... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 10, 2022

Only a California attorney could advise under applicable California laws, but your question remains open for four weeks. You ask to be directed to a law firm. This site doesn't operate like an attorney referral service. There are sites out there that do. If you're looking for a law firm,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: How can an incoming freshman in high school best prepare for law school/a career in law?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 9, 2022

The most important thing you can do for yourself is to take a speed reading course so you can improve your reading speed, which will magically also increase your reading comprehension. Start on that as soon as you can, and you will never regret it.

Then start reading everything you can on a...
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Q: Can a parent of an under 18 film and broadcast for research or public unknowingly to that child or person legally

I feel that I've been on camera for most of my life I'm 44 years old and it seems everyone I know and don't know knows my every move everywhere and believe I may have started with my parents

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 1, 2022

Any claim you would have against your parents while you were a minor have long ago been extinguished by the statute of limitations. Any actions that have occurred once you turned 18 would presumably been either consented to or done in places here you did not have an expectation of privacy.... Read more »

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.

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