William John Light's answer To be honest, it seems pretty unlikely that every single piece of electronics was damaged so severely that they are all inoperable. Moreover, your stated value of the router is about $40 too high. Similar exaggerations for the value of the other equipment will be devastating to your credibility.
However, to pursue a claim, you would first make a written demand upon the manufacturer and retailer of the stand for compensation for your damages setting forth each damaged component by...
Louis George Fazzi's answer The short answer is no. You haven't said whether his business was sued or if your wife's grandfather was sued personally. In either event, his creditors cannot satisfy a judgment against anyone but the named defendant against whom they won the judgment, out of his or the judgment debtor's property.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer In California an individual can sue for up to $10,000 on a personal matter, but is limited to $5,000 on a business matter. You can learn a lot more by using the internet to find the Small Claims Court in the County where you live; logging in to their website, and reviewing the information on Small Claims Court.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer A verbal agreement means nothing. You are fortunate that you were granted 4 years for you and your mother to live in the owner's house. I have already answered this question once. I presume the Landlord owns the house. If so, it is his house and he can give you notice to leave any time he wants. Just like you can leave the house any time you want. Don't blame the landlord for being a good guy and giving you 4 good years. I suggest that you and your mother find another place to live....
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I don't know the details of your case, but when a plaintiff wins a small claims judgment you have 30 days from the date the judgment is entered into the court record to appeal the judge's decision. If the 30 days have not run, you should immediately file an appeal of the decision with the Court.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer Are you renting on a month-to-month basis? If he's violating your verbal agreements or written agreements via text, you might have a basis to sue for breach of contract. You might want to have a lawyer review your facts and possibly try to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...
William John Light's answer If found your puppy and kept it, that is a form of theft. Contact the police, even though they might not do anything.
You might also consider suing in Small Claims for the value of the dog and/or an order for its return to you. If you sue, bring all evidence that the dog is yours, along with some kind of proof of value (receipts, offers for sale of similar dogs, etc.).
Plaintiff’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court; Form SC-100 (Lawsuit for monetary damages)...
William John Light's answer If your MIL didn't give you the option to pick up the dog and find alternate lodging (in which case, she might be able to consider the dog abandoned), and just away the dog by surprise, then you have an argument that she stole the dog and wrongfully gave it away and that the recipient was receiving stolen goods.
In that case, you can sue the MIL for the value of the dog, and you can sue the recipient for the value/return of the dog. If you sue, bring all evidence that the dog is yours,...
William John Light's answer Sue the woman and shelter in Small Claims for fraud and for an Order for return of the dog. If you sue, bring all evidence that the dog is yours, along with some kind of proof of value (receipts, offers for sale of similar dogs, etc.).
Plaintiff’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court; Form SC-100 (Lawsuit for monetary damages)
Request for Court Order and Answer; Form SC-105 (Request for Return of Property, filed with SC-100)
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