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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Q: I have common law trust stocks from 1926. The oil company is still in good standing. Need to find out the value.

Inherited stocks from 1926 the oil company is in good standing.

What do I do with these stocks?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 10, 2020

This is a good question but not a legal one. Contact a stock broker.

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Q: Hello, I have large company interested in a five year option to either purchase or ground lease a property I co-own.

The terms to lease the property are really appealing but the company plans to use the lease to secure funding for a green energy project. If I were to lease the property, as a land owner Is there anyway to protect the property from foreclosure in the event company goes bankrupt and creditors go... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 5, 2020

You need the advice of a Real Estate Transaction attorney in your local area to assist you to draft a lease that has forfeiture provisions in the event the lessee goes bankrupt. The creditors cannot go after the property, as you do not transfer title to the property to the lessee, except for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: What happens if I don't pay for repairs on my condemned home in California I own home out right

The city came in and condemn the home due to tampering with PG&e and they said they were condemning the home due to insufficient lighting but yet they want $7,000 for the bill on PG&e that I don't have and I'm not going to pay what can happen to my home due to not paying

Jonathan Purcell
Jonathan Purcell answered on Apr 15, 2020

I suggest you do what is required to keep your home. One option would be a home equity loan to pay for the repairs and upgrade.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Tax Law, Business Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Q: Can I sue California for gas prices being more expensive than other states?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Nov 19, 2019

You can sue anyone for anything as long as you can get them served.

You're case will be summarily dismissed, probably for not stating a claim upon which relief may be granted.

You may be cited for filing a frivolous suit.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can a utility company put ALL responsibility on homeowner in case of damage to a shallow buried gas line?

SoCal gas is charging me almost $1,300 for repairing a severed gas line which was burred shallow (~10" instead of 18") in a flower bed and was not otherwise protected. I didn't know I had to call 811 in case of shallow digging, so I didn't. Do cases like... Read more »

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman answered on Jul 19, 2018

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.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
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.

It is the law the owner has to provide air and water to his fuel purchasing customers. The man is filthy rich. Sells out of gas all summer long. But refuses to make an air compressor available. There hasn't been a way to get air for 24 miles in any direction for well over 2 yrs.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 17, 2018

File a complaint: https://apps4.cdfa.ca.gov/AirWaterComplaint/

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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can a nonprofit utility co. Deny me a new account, after service shutoff due to owners delinquent bill?

The property i rent at is serviced by a community well, the owner yas not paid the bill in over a year. I moved here 3 months ago. One day late december '16, a man claiming to be president of the water company came to my door and said he would be installing a shut off device the next morning... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 13, 2017

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.

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation...
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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

I was told after he passed that this was now Mom's money and she can do whatever she wants. Soon after, she closed the IRA accounts (had me sign and designate to me and the had me depoit them into her Trust fund account) I have received zero from this and/or anything else from the trust but I... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 12, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Can I hold my landlord liable for gas bill

Hello. I live in california and was wondering about holding the owner of the home I rent liable for a utility bill. Our gas bill went from $19 a month to $270. I finally got the landlord to send a specialist out and it looks like the heater needs a major repair so it stops using excess gas. Am i... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 25, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Q: Can you help me to see if my royalties from a gas and oil division are being paid correctly?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 18, 2017

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Q: Can you help me find out if I'm being paid right for my gas and oil royalties?

It's been 8 years and I rarely get a check and it's not even that much I get all these Revenue papers that don't make no sense to me I can't figure out if my decimal is being paid the correct amount

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 18, 2017

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for California on
Q: Which of the following is an inexhaustible energy resource?a.coalc.waterb.oild.natural gas

Which of the following is an inexhaustible energy resource?

a.

coal

c.

water

b.

oil

d.

natural gas

Mr. Robin Mashal
Mr. Robin Mashal answered on Dec 25, 2014

Probably water.

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