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Q: I'm being framed I'm gay and by his friends from school and my town. They Dont file reports just incident let others fra

was beat up 2018. My ex stole and robbed from me and used me car and drugged me. His cousin or daughter beat me up as I was waiting. Cop sided with them. 2019 followed by my drug dealers friends I went crazy these people followed me all over my town so I followed them back. Three months later a car... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Feb 6, 2021

You don't need a lawyer, you need a Green Beret, or Navy Seal. Contact a civil rights attorney in your local area to see about a civil rights restraining order against them for harassment, or just a restraining order re: harassment.

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Q: is walgreens liable to compensate me for my property that was stolen while doing what they asked me to do?

I was asked when i enteres the store to leave my bags at the door while i shopped. I complied and went to do my shopping. 5 minutes later the security guard came up to me stating that y bags were stolen, he saw the person who did it, also he said that i coud catch him down at the corner of the... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Feb 6, 2021

Under these circumstances the store could be liable for your property loss. You should consult a personal injury/ property damage attorney in your local area.

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Q: A refrigerator company won’t replace or service my fridge after they have already serviced it 3 times.

I haven’t had a fridge for about the past 4 months. After they have sent out 3 technicians, I didn’t want to go through that process again. It was deemed unrepairable. Which is what they said they needed to get a replacement. Neither the people I bought it from want to do anything about it and... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Feb 6, 2021

This question should be in the category Consumer Law in order to get the right attorneys to view it. As a consumer you are entitled to whatever specific warranties the seller offered you and if you started having problems and reported them within the warranty period, you will probably be... Read more »

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Q: What is the best way to protect money in an investment account from lawsuits?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 25, 2021

California has laws protecting creditors from actions by debtors to avoid enforcement of judgment. They are "unlawful transfers to avoid judgment." Your question asks for information about how to violate those laws. Unlikely you will receive that information on a public forum where the... Read more »

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Q: If I want to ask a lawyer to draft a confidential non-disclosure agreement, can I have some basic information on it?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2021

A California attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys to discuss - you could ask about the basic information you mention, pricing, and the scope of the agreement you are contemplating. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: I'm college student. I planning to become a lawyer, do I must to go to law school and how do I get experience ?

I'm originally from Ukraine and been living in California for past 3 years. I'm enrolled in college right now and planning to transfer but I'm still not sure is this is what I can do for the rest of my life (being a lawyer) and my fear is to take a loan for university and for the law... Read more »

Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on Dec 30, 2020

I would suggest working for a lawyer, or law office, as an assistant first, to get exposure and some experience in the legal profession to see first hand if the work is something you would enjoy doing. If you cannot obtain a paid position, then you could always ask to work as an unpaid intern to... Read more »

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Q: Can a company hire me then do a background check while im working for them then fire me because of criminal background?

Hence my criminal background has DUI nothing to do for the position I was initially hired for. didn't consider the The Fair Chance Act nor gave me a reason just laid me off

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 8, 2020

A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You could try reposting in the Employment Law category. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you might have better chances of meaningful input there. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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Q: Can I break my lease due to noisy upstairs neighbor? Made multiple complaints and they still don’t care.

Been living in the apartment for 3 months and it’s been hell, all day and night constant stomping and things moving. Made multiple complaints to management but neighbors do not care about the complaints and they continue. I have recordings of how loud the thumping, and movements are. I have... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2020

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. If you wanted to try reposting, you could add Landlord-Tenant as a category. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but attorneys in that category would have the most insight into this type of matter.... Read more »

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Q: As a resident of an extended stay hotel can a movie production company request that you leave
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

Your rights are in the Civil Code, look at sections around 1942. There are sections about residential hotels.

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Q: Is a company allowed to charge a non refundable deposit without notice before the payment was made?

If I pay for a service in advance, and then cancel & ask for a refund before the service was given, can a company refuse to refund the full amount due to a "nonrefundable deposit"?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

Companies are allowed to charge non refundable deposits if they give you clear and unequivocal notice. Sometimes these notices have to be posted at the cash registers. Read your contract.

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Q: Can someone give you a gift, offer to hold/ storage that gift, then later claim it as their own and keep it ?

I was given a football jersey as an early Xmas / bday gift. I received and put the jersey on, that same day the gifter offered to hold onto the jersey until this Sunday. Now there’s been a completely unrelated disagreement and the gifter is claiming it to be their jersey and will not return it

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

Go buy a replacement jersey, and sue the gifter for taking your personal property.

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Q: Can I file a wage claim for missed breaks for my wife, who wants nothing to do with the process?

n/a

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Dec 4, 2020

The employee has to file the claim, so NO.

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Q: what shall I do about unclaimed property?

I was a member of a San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union(one was located on Naval Base S.D.) however, they were bought out by Wheelhouse Credit Union and they have no records of the cashier's check but the State does. Currently living in my home of record of Tenn.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 28, 2020

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Most states have resources where people can search for their unclaimed funds online. Do a search for "unclaimed funds California." The search results should include official sites such as the State... Read more »

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Q: What should the distance be for a vent pipe on a septic tank from my front door of my trailer?

The septic tank in fenced in but 3' from my door, & the ground is imploding very deep, Is this normal?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 17, 2020

Yes, this is a web site where Attorneys respond to questions and Attorneys are known for dealing with other people's poo poo, but that still does not make us plumbers or contractors. You need to ask this question of a plumber or septic tank specialist.

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Q: How can my husband take ownership of the property his parents left behind who are both deceased and no will

We live in California now but this property is in the state of New Mexico

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 29, 2020

Might I suggest that you repost this for New Mexico under "probate" and "estate planning" so you get a response from some attorneys there. It must be done under New Mexico law since there is no will to probate here.

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Q: Just want to see if an agreement is void

Signed an agreement I don’t think is valid

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 26, 2020

You are requesting a legal opinion on a particular contract's validity. First, no one can do that without seeing the document. Second, this is not a free consultation, but depending on how big the contract or complex it is, this should not cost too much. Third, you need to take this to an... Read more »

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Q: What does it mean when the judge asks if you want to waive notice at a CMC?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 16, 2020

You have a right to have written notice of rulings the Court makes. At a CMC the court usually sets a trial date and a date for an MSC. By waiving notice you agree that you were told at the hearing and do not need written notice. If you don't waive notice the Judge may order you to give it.... Read more »

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Q: I had solar panels installed 7 years ago. Leased for 20 years. Just found out they crossed wires and set up wrong.

have been over paying SCE for 7 years now because of this. They want to come fix after January 2021 yet i still need to make my lease payments on the 1st of every month for something that doesn't work. Have been trying to work with them but the supervisor i am working with does not return... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 14, 2020

First you need to get the electrical problem fixed. You can hire your own electrician and he will need to provide you a letter stating what he found and how it affected your electrical bill. Then, if under $10,000.00 you can sue the installing company in Small Claims. Particularly since the... Read more »

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Q: What are the elements of an actionable claim in California?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 9, 2020

Liability and damages. The practical aspect of an actionable claims includes a Defendant that is solvent enough to respond with payment of any awarded damages, or has insurance coverage.

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Q: My lease is about to come up and I am behind one month on rent. Can I get kicked out
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 8, 2020

Hmm, let me check my crystal ball to see what the LL is planning to do, NOPE, too cloudy. So, Maybe. Have you made any partial payments? Have you received a notice to quit? If you are behind, you need to discuss with LL and see what you can do to renew your lease.

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