Kenneth Sisco's answer I believe what you are suggesting is the essence of extortion, or blackmail, and you want to stay away from that. But all is not lost. For almost every crime there is a civil counterpart; just ask O.J. Simpson. As far as I know, there is no sanction for demanding compensation, or you will file a civil lawsuit.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Use the tab called "Find a Lawyer" at the top of every page here on Justia to find competent experienced business or tax lawyers who might be able to help you. If the tax issue is a federal tax issue you may not need a California lawyer.
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer Sorry for your issues. NO ONE benefits from a "judgment" against them. This matter, at 3,500 or so, is in small claims court, which takes about 60 days start to finish. IF this seller refuses to "do the right thing" you should take her to small claims court, that judgment, when you (hopefully) win, will damage the seller significantly and perhaps "encourage" seller to make it right?
William John Light's answer She is entitled to post truthful facts and she is entitled to post her opinion. You are entitled to respond. Unless your contract with her contains a non-disparagement provision, or unless she is lying, there isn't much you can do. Maybe send her a copy of the Traffic Collision Report as proof of the collision that prevented your timely delivery (black out the names, addresses, license plate numbers, etc. of the involved parties for sake of privacy, except for your delivery vehicle)?
William John Light's answer Sounds like fraud. Did the "real artist" sign the work? If the works represent someone else's ideas, it sounds like a joint collaboration. More details would be necessary, and probably an inspection of the actual works. Consult an intellectual property attorney.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Whoever pawned a stolen item is sure to lose the item when the police find out where it is. If the item was reclaimed from the pawn shop before the police came to get it, they will probably go get it from whoever reclaimed it. In short, it makes no sense to pawn any item that you suspect has been stolen. The pawn shops have to keep accurate records.
William John Light's answer Hunting opportunities in this state with a spear and/or atlatl are limited. No big or small game species could legally be taken with one. However, animals that are classified as "non-game" species could be (coyotes, rodents, opossum, etc). You would first need to obtain a hunting license. Confirm with your local Fish and Game Warden, or a local attorney, and consult local city and county ordinances.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer The title loan company wants to register their lien on the title to your car so that you cannot sell the car without paying off their lien first. Think carefully about what you should do next.
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