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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. If... 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 and... 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 Attorney.... 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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