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Q: I fell off the Monkey bars at the gym and fracture my leg. Could I sue for physical damage?

I wasn't able to walk and lost my Job. I still have problems with my leg.

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

You could sue. My guess is the gym had you sign a waiver when you joined, so you'll have to contend with that. Speak with a local litigation attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You... Read more »

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Q: I am thought a business cannot take Driver's License information when making a purchase, based on murder of an LA actres
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

This is one of the more interesting questions of the day. Not sure what you mean, but speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Hello I am wondering if a lawsuit can be brought against yahoo for strong arming customers into their prem tech suppt.

I called yahoo today about an issue with receiving an email from TIKTOC. I had no trouble getting in my emails on my cell phone or desktop computer at all and use it daily. After speaking to the Agent I was logged out on all devices to my yahoo account then told I had to reset the password. An old... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 17, 2022

It may be considered false or deceptive advertising under California Business and Professions Code § 17200.

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Q: I am having issues with a dermatologist who is not honoring the "deal"/set of treatments for a specific price, that we m

I paid quite a bit of money last year for some treatments for my skin. The doctor said she would include treatments for my hands, but she did not do those treatments and when I asked her about it, she was very defensive, but then agreed she would honor that. Now, she has decided she doesn't... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Sep 14, 2022

Sounds kind of unethical on your part and on the doc's part.

Maybe there is (medical) board to complain to? Hard to say.

Good luck with it.

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Q: I have credit card charges of $14.95 per mo. starting January 2019 for a Subscription we didn't use. Can I get a refund?

The company, Chegg required the subscription on January 22, 2019 so my daughter could buy a text book. I didn't notice the $14.95 on my credit card statement until July 2022. We contacted Chegg and they refunded 3 months ($44.85), but we've paid them $612.95 in subscription fees. Does... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 11, 2022

Likely you are on the hook if you signed up for reoccurring payments. However, it could have been deceptive advertising if the presence of these reoccurring charges were not clearly made to you when you signed up.

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Q: like to know if am in the right website. Need a lawyer to help me recover my savings at NFCU Please advise. R/CG

I have already explained

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 11, 2022

Hi,

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Q: I had a debt in 1998 and was renewed 2007 and 2017. Now my wages are being garnished. Can they do this
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Sep 7, 2022

yes. a judgment can be renewed every 10 years (forever) until paid or possibly discharged in bankruptcy.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts and Copyright for California on
Q: hey I have this assignment for a criminal law philosophy class I'm taking, I need help brainstorming

I can think of a few laws that fall under this idea, but none that are intriguing enough to write a paper about. Any ideas of a law that we regularly abide by even though it doesn't directly align with personal values?

"We have respect for the law, as an institution, even though... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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answered on Sep 2, 2022

Not sure this meets your "regularly abide by" criterion, but, I practiced in Oklahoma City for 15 years, and there was a criminal law on the books sanctioning the "Abominable Crime Against Nature" (originally passed, it is surmised, to outlaw anything that gay people might do... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Who should I name as defendant in CA small claims case

I paid cash for a used motorcycle from a repair/dealership owned by someone I have known a long time. The owner himself sold it to me. I gave him the cash, he gave me the title and keys. Done deal right? Well turns out the title he gave me was 'invalid'. I found this out after bike was... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Sep 1, 2022

nAME BOTH OF THEM, AND LET THE COURT DECIDE.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for California on
Q: Is Doordash responsible for repeatedly serving alcohol to an intoxicated person on a daily basis?

Door dash delivered alcohol on a daily basis for years to a severe alcoholic.

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Aug 27, 2022

No. ". . .furnishing of alcoholic beverages is not the proximate cause of injuries resulting from intoxication, but rather the consumption of alcoholic beverages is the proximate cause of injuries inflicted upon another by an intoxicated person."

Civil Code section 1714...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: How do i get my truck that tow company says they don’t have anymore, back from tow company after lien sale was denied?

Truck was not required to be registered when it was impounded, per ca veh code

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Aug 17, 2022

You need a lawyer who can handle this for you. There are many great lawyers near you who are well qualified to help you with this case. Most of them will give you a free consultation.

Prepare a chronology of the events, name all witnesses, and copy all of your documents and take them with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Q: What consumer laws where broken when my insurance decided my personal property was business use and didn’t cover my loss

My engineering hobby has turned into an expensive hobby. On Jan 17th 2022 the owner of the building where i rent removed the roof during the rainy season and lots of my equipment was ruined. The insurance company did not honor my claim calling my equipment business related. My insurance was not for... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Aug 12, 2022

What I see from your fact pattern is you failed to protect the items knowing the roof was being removed OR there was no notice the roof was being removed and that puts the LL on the hook. On your issue re: your insurance, you can argue until the cows come home and you may win??? But, so far, as... Read more »

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Q: I bought a flat iron at my local mall , I paid $216.00 for a faulted product and they will not take returns.

They demonstrated on my hair and it worked beautifully, however I bought one and it doesn’t work the same at all.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Aug 2, 2022

California common law carries an implied warranty of merchantability and an implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. This means that, even if a company does not accept returns, they must still refund you if the product that you purchased was not "merchantable" -- which is... Read more »

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Q: Can a car dealership employee use my financial information for personal use?

A employee of a car dealership where my brother bought a car from is using his information to gain information about him and our family. She was not involved in the transaction

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Jul 29, 2022

Sounds very creepy and unlawful. I'd highly recommend Bob Brennan in La Crescenta for such a case. Please tell Bob I said hello...

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Dog Seller lied to me the puppy was a Teacup Maltese. But the dog grows bigger, more than 12lbs when she was 7 months

Due to the Craigslist's dog seller advertised the puppy was a teacup maltese and the parents were not more than 5lbs, i paid $3000 when i picked up the puppy when she was about 2 months old. But the puppy started to grow bigger, even when i took her to the vet to get her second shot vaccines,... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Jul 25, 2022

Hard to say, but I'm sure you have options. Assuming you and the dog have bonded and love each other, I'd get a value for this one and assuming it is lower than $3,000.00 I'd demand the difference from the seller, if it were me.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I sue somebody for this?

I hired somebody to build the back part of my semi truck. The price agreed was $38,000. Throughout the past months I have sent him 30,000 for material & labor. The work was supposed to be completed 2 months ago. I learned that he has not bought material or started any work on it at all and that... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Jul 22, 2022

Sure, you can sue. Most attorneys are likely to want a similar amount of money, or at least five figures I'd guess, to get this started for you, and hope in the end to be able to get some money from the 'bad guy' towards atty fees, but, there are no guarantees. The BAR has initial... Read more »

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Q: Hi, wanted to know if I have a case. I paid a guy to work on my car. He's bought the parts but never worked on my car.

I have all conversations saved. Can i sue to get my money back from this guy?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jul 12, 2022

anyone can sue at any time.........will you win is one of the issues............AND

can you find a lawyer?

In addition, will the legal costs be more than the damages.

anything in writing?

had it happen to me with tiles/bricks..........if you sue in small claims court...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can a dealership sell a motorcycle on consignment that has an invalid, or voided, title?

I purchased a used motorcycle with cash from a dealership who claimed they were selling it on consignment. They gave me a title that had signatures already on it (as if it wasn't ever transfered last time it was sold) and the keys. I figured as long as i have the title im good but When I went... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Yep. You got scammed. I suggest you tell the dealership that they have 24 hours to refund your money or else you will file a complaint against their dealership license with the State of California. In addition to filing the complaint, you can also file against the dealer in the local small claims... Read more »

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Q: i want to know how to check out if a debt collector is not a scammer

the lady who called answers hello. they wont let me have the name of the company or validation of the debt. they said if i dont pay the settlement amount they offered (2,225 turned into 1000) id go to court and loose since i signed a contract with us bank. i did not have checks. i am positive i... Read more »

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 22, 2022

This sounds like a scam. Debt collections send you written notices. They rarely call. Also if you only have ssi, you may be judgment proof as debt collectors cannot touch ssi.

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