William John Light's answer If you deposit Social Security monies into a checking or savings account, the credit card company can garnish, which you can then dispute. My understanding is that up to two months' worth of Social Security benefits deposited into a bank account or on a prepaid card are exempt from garnishment. If you receive $1,500 per month in Social Security, your bank should exclude up to $3,000 in your account from being seized, but money beyond that is subject to garnishment.
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer While I am NOT aware of any pawn shop specific laws, if you have a contract, most attorneys would be able to help you or at least let you know where you stand, based on the terms in the contract.
William John Light's answer 1/3 to 2/5 is normal, although that can change depending on the case and whether attorney fees are recoverable. If you interview other lemon law attorneys, you will find out what is common for that area of law.
With respect to the employee's potential claim, Labor Code section 351 provides, “No Employer or agent shall collect, take or receive any gratuity or a part thereof that is paid, given to, or left for an employee by a patron…. Every gratuity is hereby declared to be the sole property of the employee or employees to whom it was paid, given, or left for.”
William John Light's answer Under CA law, it is unlawful to conceal a knife, or stabbing weapon, upon your person. Whether a stabbing weapon within reach in your car is "upon your person" might be a question for a jury to decide. An axe would not generally be considered a stabbing weapon. Also, folding knives, like typically found in a multitool, are exempt. There may be local ordinances that impose different requirements....
William John Light's answer The purchase documents may specify whether California's warranty laws apply. However, both CA and CO have adopted the UCC. Article 2 of the UCC details the express warranties that accompany the sale of goods. So, for purposes of express warranties, there may be little difference between CA and CO. An actual analysis of the laws of each forum would need to be performed to make an informed conclusion, and that is beyond the scope of Justia. Also, check your purchase documents to see if there...
William John Light's answer Nothing happens. Look at your contract with Comcast. It will tell you the terms. If you received 3 months of courtesy data overusage as a promotion or compensation for something, you should have an email or paper verification of that.
Your paycheck must be paid to you in the timeline set forth by CA law. "In California, wages, with some exceptions (see table below), must be paid at least twice during each calendar month on the days designated in advance as regular paydays. The employer must establish a regular payday and is required to post a notice that shows the day, time and location of payment. Labor Code Section 207...
William John Light's answer Get a copy of the report that is being circulated. The credit reporting agency should be identified. Get your own Annual Credit Report from that agency. It will include an inquiries section to identify all persons or entities that requested and obtained your credit report. From your description, it does not sound like the law firm was authorized to request your credit report. The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows production of a credit report for a variety of reasons, most applicable to...
first, send a self-serving letter to whoever you are going to sue setting forth the facts and making a demand.
when they do not respond include the letter with the complaint to show the court you did not want to take up the courts time and had assumed they do the right thing...but they didn't. Thus you had to sue in small claims.
neither side can bring in a lawyer............maybe even contact your...
William John Light's answer Unclear what is happening here, such as: who issued the citation; what is the violation specified on the citation, etc. However, your smog inspector may know the answer to your questions. If there is a legal remedy you are seeking, you will need to consult with an attorney for an evaluation of your specific case.
William John Light's answer The terms of your lease should specify the area that you are renting. If it includes the basement, then you have a potential offset to your rent. Speak to a landlord-tenant attorney.
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