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Q: I am inventing compression knee sleeves/ pads with inserted icy pack... 2 in1.. Do i have / need a patent of any kind?

There are many similar produts on the the market, but none are the same exact functions.

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

An IP attorney or patent attorney would be a good person to speak with. Talk to one in your area. [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 advice and... Read more »

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Q: Can men with man parts stay with woman in in a dorm in a coed shelter?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 23, 2022

That would entirely depend upon the terms and conditions of the co-ed shelter.

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Q: Towed in a mall parking lot shorter than 1 hour. Can I get my money back?

Location: Los Angeles, CA

I parked in a parking lot of a pocket mall at 9:20 AM. They had a sign saying that unauthorized vehicles will be towed, but nothing about being a customer. I came back at 10:30 to get my vehicle but it was towed. Security guard said that it was towed because I... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 21, 2022

I'm sorry that happened. Was the spot for customer parking only and you weren't a customer? Don't answer here, but you could file in small claims to try to recover what you lost. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming... Read more »

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Q: long beach police department sent me a letter stating they have my ID (I recently lost).I asked if the can send

It to my home (my address were I live). They said I have to go in person to pick it up .is that true?

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 20, 2022

What are you afraid of? Do you have a warrant? [Don't answer that.] 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 advice and... Read more »

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Q: Unlawful detainer - settlement agreement was made yet I did not have money to move out in time

what am I to do?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 8, 2022

Likely the landlord or the agent of the landlord will file with the court enforcing judgment against you for violation of the settlement and obtain a writ of possession to remove you from the premises.

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Q: Say you were in a parking lot and were the first one there waiting for a car to leave and then someone else drives in
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 27, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Nationwide, this is more of a courtesy matter than a legal matter. Ordinarily, if the newly arrived vehicle's driver sees that someone is waiting for a particular parking spot, they will move on to search... Read more »

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Q: I need a lawyer to explain an email I received regarding my fire victim lawsuit
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 18, 2022

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like a class action lawsuit. The attorneys here can't reach out to you; the forum doesn't work like an attorney referral service. You could reach out to attorneys you research on your own, or... Read more »

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Q: is there a way to obtain legal aid or pro bono representation for those already on disability (SSI/SSD) in california?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 23, 2021

It looks like your question went overlooked for two weeks in this category. You could try two things. You could repost under the Social Security category. There's no guarantee all questions are ultimately picked up. You could also reach out to social security disability attorneys, using either... Read more »

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Q: My solar company went bankrupt. My system was installed wrong snd it does not work. Never worked. Empire Solar

Loan company says I have to continue to pay for something that was never finished. I was promised 5k for purchasing system by the sales company who say they won’t pay because they didn’t get paid by Empire Solar. I’m sure there are others in same boat. I’d like to sue or do a clas action on... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 21, 2021

You really need to discuss with a commercial law attorney in your local area. I had a case like this years ago over an ice machine that was financed for a fish market- they use lots of ice. The bad news is that the loan company is not subject to the same defenses in collecting on the financing,... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue my paid caregiver for my missing personal property

My nephew was a paid caretaker start taker starting when I went into the hospital when I got out of the hospital I moved in with him so he could help me He had told me all of my personal ipersonal items from my apartment were put away safe but every time I ask he just put me off, comma he was... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 13, 2021

Yes, you have been the victim of Elder Abuse, it appears, although you did not state your age. If over 65 you have additional protections at law. So, here are two problems with your case: 1. If the property you are addressing is worth under $10,000, then you are in Small Claims J/D. No... Read more »

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Q: Back in February of this year my boyfriend and I got invited by his old coworkers to go to a air bnb for a weekend. We -

each paid $200. The trip is in 2 weeks but we aren’t able to go anymore due to my boyfriends dad just getting out of the hospital after having a flesh eating infection. He is not able to be alone and need 24 hours care. My boyfriend needs to stay with him to help take care of him. Once we... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 11, 2021

First, very sorry to hear about the dad's medical condition, it must be very stressful for you right now. The co-workers are not under an obligation to refund your money. Perhaps if you tried to appeal to them on another basis, like you really need the money due to the dad's illness, it... Read more »

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Q: If I require an uninsured house painter to sign a release of liability, is it binding in California

The painter is also not licensed

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 11, 2021

Don't do it. Painters must be licensed unless the job can be done for less than $600. Hiring one that has no license and no insurance opens you up to personal liability if he injures himself, like by falling off the ladder. You don't want to be a defendant in a lawsuit, and there is... Read more »

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Q: today the company came and told us that we needed to take out all our things from storage room that they are going to

Board them up we have been living hear for 11yrs and we've had it since then

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 11, 2021

Unless occupancy of the storage room is a part of your lease, you need to remove your property before it is disposed of by the owners. If you have a right to the storage area by your lease, then you should contact a local attorney to discuss your personal situation.

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Q: Ex husband deceased, his house still has my name on it. Can I sell the house and give proceeds to his children?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 11, 2021

This is a question in Probate Law. I would think that your safest course of action is to open a probate as the personal administrator for your deceased husband and obtain the proper court orders to dispose of the property by sale or deed. You should contact a local PROBATE attorney to discuss your... Read more »

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Q: Last month my 2006 Nissan Murano I just bought in January caught fire, I was parked less than 20 minutes with the ac on.

My full coverage insurance isn't really helping. The repair shop said my alternator and wiring harness burnt up. Midas has replaced the belt that runs from the alternator to the ac on July 30th it 31. I have done a little research on Nissan Murano s since the fire and found that this has... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 11, 2021

You REALLY need to contact a "Lemon Law" attorney to find out what rights you have. Cannot tell from this description but you may have claims against Midas, the shop that sold it to you, etc.

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Q: does calif auto liability ins pay for a person died in the car of accidental over dose of prescription drugs?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Sep 11, 2021

Interesting question, did the OD cause an accident in which the person was killed? Normally the insurance covers injuries that occur as a result of the operation of a motor vehicle, not someone dying in the car. If you believe that the operation of the vehicle "caused" the person's... Read more »

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Q: Casas en renta

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 20, 2021

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Q: If family is still living in house of deceased person, but house is inherited by another, how do you get them to leave?

My son and his family were living with my aunt. She is now deceased, and I have the home. I need to sell, how do I get the family out?

Jackie Marie Howard
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Jackie Marie Howard
answered on Jun 24, 2021

If your Aunt owned the house individually, a probate administration in court will be necessary to get legal authority to evict the tenants (if they won't leave voluntarily). You said that you have the house. Are you on the deed? More information would help to provide you with a more... Read more »

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Q: How do I go about getting my idea patented? I have a great idea, but no prototype.

I would like to sell my idea if possible

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 21, 2021

Your question remains open for two weeks, and there's no point losing further time in the Uncategorized section of this forum. You could try reposting under the Patents (Intellectual Property) category. There's no guarantee that every post is picked up, but you would have better chances... Read more »

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Q: Tragic death occurred because the family members complied and trusted the mental health court and county's policies

I am reaching out to Justia lawyer network to see if anyone can advise on how to navigate the law pertaining a wrongful death of a special needs adult. The timing of the my partner step son being released from the main jail and his death from a hit and run is highly suspect. He was killed in a hit... Read more »

Jackie Marie Howard
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Jackie Marie Howard
answered on Apr 3, 2021

My condolences for your loss. Consult with a litigation attorney who is experiences with bringing cases against the county/government (there are special rules and privileges that apply) in the area the incident occurred. You may need to interview several litigators to find the right one, but... Read more »

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