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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Looking for a civil rights attorney to bring suit in federal court regarding my loss of a testicle in a hospital ER.

I had surgery to repair one umbilical hernia and two inguinal hernias. A day and a half later I experienced suspected testicular torsion and went to the Bakersfield Adventist Health ER. This hospital is contracted to provide medical to Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance subscribers, and I am one.... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can dress this up to look like a civil rights suit, but it will always be medical malpractice, and therefore subject to the caps on general damages of $250K. Additionally, you must articulate some definite and quantifiable damage you suffered as a direct and proximate result of the delay in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Rights for California on
Q: stopped in downtown S.F. and ordered out of my car but leave motor running, a person stole and totaled it

what recourse do I have? Car is totaled had the key been out or turned off my just restored car would be fine

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 18, 2020

Your recourse is with your comprehensive/collision insurer; or, with the person who totaled your car, but good luck collecting from them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Entertainment / Sports for California on
Q: How can I find out if someone has power of attorney over me?
Mit Winter
Mit Winter answered on Feb 14, 2020

A power of attorney is a document that allows you to appoint a person or entity to oversee and manage your affairs. In order for a power of attorney to be legally binding, in most states you must sign and have notarized an original power of attorney document that specifies exactly what powers your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Invading privacy without consent... false light tort harrassment cyber stalking. Slander rebellious mal practice.
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 13, 2020

So, what exactly is your question? I've been practicing for over 42 years, and had never heard of rebellious malpractice before. You have me really wondering....

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: My nephew did not receive a fair trial, he was not given a competency hearing and should have.

We would like to know what we are able to do, he has been in custody for over 10 years. His name is Nathan L. Preston. He was severely abuse as a child, sold for drugs by his mother. My mother said that when he was going to trial it was like he was not even aware of what he had done. He has... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 12, 2020

You need to consult with a good criminal defense lawyer immediately. You will need to obtain all the information relating to the crime with which he was charged, especially the case number for the case that went to trial. You should also talk to the attorney who represented him at trial.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: My school-borrowed device was confiscated for a meme in the camera roll. Is it legal for the vice principal to Search?

I’m 13 and I just want to know if it’s legal for my school to search my stuff. I consider it unreasonable, so to me it violates the fourth amendment to the constitution. Also I think it’s a violation of the 1st amendment because freedom of speech and expression.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 10, 2020

As a minor, your rights under the constitution of the United States of America have not fully matured yet. Your rights until you turn 18 years old flow through your parents. Yet you do have rights against unreasonable search and seizure of your personal items. However, since the thing you borrowed... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: If i was drunk & rude seated &handcuffed when a police officer punched me in the face giving me a black eye legal?

Regardless of my stupid drunk comments, spitting, and being a total jackass how is it that an officer has no consequences for punching me in the face cutting my nose and giving me a black eye? I was SEATED AND CUFFED TO A CHAIR!! YET I am threatened with a felony

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 6, 2020

more info needed.

but NO not legal

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Q: Do I have to use sick/vacation days if I don't wish too?[sick or not]if I call out ill I am forced too,now

for 12 years I had to meet strict guidelines of how I used or didn't use paid time off,I was not compelled to use my time if I choose not too,save it,use it I decided I was not forced too, even if I called out ill, I still decided if it was used or not...on my behalf, paid or not paid........

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 6, 2020

Your employer cannot compel, or force, you to use your vacation time if you are otherwise entitled to sick leave. Vacation time is yours, and you cannot be compelled to use it for anything other than vacation time. If you get sick, then use your sick time. That is what it is for.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander, Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: I have a libel, slander and harassment case; based upon my eye condition. What type of lawyer do I need?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 5, 2020

You should start by consulting an employment lawyer who represents employees only, if the matter is related to your work. Otherwise, you have not provided enough detail for me to try to refer you to a different kind of attorney. You can go to the San Joaquin County Bar Association's lawyer referral... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: AM i being evicted if i recived letter saying my aartment is subject to AB 1482 1946.2 and 1947.12
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 30, 2020

In order to be evicted, you must be given a notice to vacate with a specific time frame identified in the notice. If you have not been given such a notice, it is doubtful you are being evicted. Without more information, however, it is difficult to give better advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hello, my legal person name is Asher. I am a paralegal myself, withholding 34 years of experience. I have a question

A man who was previously convicted in his first and last name in a state other than where he resided, had an established residency the state of California where his married spousal successfully changed his name to something other than what he was convicted as then triumphed himself out of the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 29, 2020



1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Civil Rights, Collections and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: We had listed on the form when we fill out that fees be paid by the respondent. The attorney was hired after and we told

We told the attorney but during the trial he told the judge that we want 5 years and we thought once that is granted what we stated on the application for restraining order will be granted. It was after that the attorney reported that only 5 years was granted and nothing else by the judge. Could we... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 28, 2020

more info needed.

your missive is confusing.

the person to ask re the other side paying your legal fees would be your lawyer who has all of the info in front of him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Need an attorney against pastor of organization that discriminates and put our lives in danger.

Me and my daughter went to a religious women home to split rent and be part of organization.

We discussed rent amount moved in

Shortly realizing his tenants Below did not appreciate him moving me and my daughter in the home and started harassing us started coming to the home late... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 21, 2020






1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: ·pc4502 "Prisoner Poss. Weapon" (Dagger) Can officers charge 1 if 2 housed in cell?

Days b4 "John's" controlling charge was dismissed due 2 PD violating his 4th Amendment Right "Illegal Search & Seizure"... C.O.'s searched ONLY ONE cell occupied by 2 inmates "John & Doe", But Only "John" was charged (pc4502)... Report says weapon referred 2 as a "Dagger" (but really a County... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 18, 2020




2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is a landlord required to find and pay for housing if mold needs to be abated?

I live in an apartment in Anaheim California. The lease is weekly and required to pay by week and it up to a month in advance. I have been stalked and harassed and now the entire ceiling in my closest is saturated with water and brown mold in ceiling. The carpet is wet and my belongings on on the... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jan 15, 2020

Go to the doctor and get treated. Most insurance company have exclusions for mold. You have to use negligence theories. Be careful how to file your pleading. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hi there, I’m the victim .. this is civil harassment case ..

Hi there, I’m the victim. I got temporary restraining orders against someone. And court hearing is this month .. I don’t want pursue .I want to dismiss or drop the case.. what happens if I don’t show up in the court..I just have one question, the judge wouldn’t take any actions against me... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 14, 2020

It is your case to pursue or not. It is totally up to you. The judge is not likely to take any action against you if you decide to drop the case. Unless you are being intimidated by someone into dropping the case, or are being pressured by someone to withdraw your case, that may be a different... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I'm at ccb court house in los angeles.

I'm located in downtown los angeles CCB court house.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 10, 2020

if this is the appellate question, i don't have info on LA appellate attorneys.

though i practiced there 25 years ago, i don't have any up to date info.

i suggest you either ask your lawyer or check via the internet if my sources can not direct you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Appeal ab109 discharge probation. Vandalism I just wrote on a wall with a marker los angeles. It's a misdemeanor/ticket

Lead me to legal aid ability to assist me with this appeal case.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 10, 2020

Appellate attorneys are a lot harder to find for pro bono legal work.

since I don't know what court you are in, I have given you info for our local courts in the greater Palm Springs Area.

maybe calling them will lead to an appellate attorney.

Desert Legal Services...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I was injecting crystal meth not sober with all accident attorneys.

So incompetent not sober I read the law book caljic3.31.5 illegal. I got evidence proof not sober criminal history. They were all seeking advantage of me white collar crime. Ability to suspend their bar licences at the state bar of ca?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 9, 2020

Maybe, if you have some evidence. Testimony, alone, from a meth user probably won't be very persuasive.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for California on
Q: Unable to receive help from my county I have a restring order and was to get a civil stand by did not get one was taken

To another co and left there I was then told to return to county I left for safety I have flat out been denined any help my order was filed with co clerk . And I was told it was active I have a five year order 2018 to 2023

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jan 6, 2020

I would love to help you but you didn't provide enough information to help me assess your situation. Please provide more details if you want help. I need a complete chronology of events, from the beginning up to today. Who did what to whom, when, and where did it happen. Name all the witnesses and... Read more »

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