California Energy, Oil and Gas Questions & Answers

Q: Can a utility company put ALL responsibility on homeowner in case of damage to a shallow buried gas line?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for California on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
I don't know that an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision will help you any in your case, as it is in a different sate, and judges can go one way or another. If there has been no lawsuit filed, you can probably go to your local small claims court and file your own small claims case against So Cal. If you win, they can appeal to superior court. If you lose, you cannot appeal.

Q: Who do I need to get a hold of? I live in California's poorest county. The town I live in has only 1 service station.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
File a complaint: https://apps4.cdfa.ca.gov/AirWaterComplaint/

Q: Can a nonprofit utility co. Deny me a new account, after service shutoff due to owners delinquent bill?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for California on
Answered on Feb 13, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/repairs.shtml

You may be able to sue the landlord for violation of the implied warranty of habitability.

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Q: I am the named Trustee on a trust that is related to Standard Oil and Northern Trust/Northern Telecom where my Dad Worke

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Estate Planning, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Why would you be denied entry to a public court? Have you filed anything in Probate Court about this? Is there a trust administrator that you've contacted? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of...

Q: Can I hold my landlord liable for gas bill

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Jan 25, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If the high gas bill is the result of a leak in your heater, then you can make a demand on your landlord for the reasonable difference. If he does not willingly pay, and if you have evidence of your claims, you can sue in small claims court. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following...

Q: Can you help me to see if my royalties from a gas and oil division are being paid correctly?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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Q: Can you help me find out if I'm being paid right for my gas and oil royalties?

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Answered on Jan 18, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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