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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for California on

Q: Our contracted Payer didn't pay our company for over 45 days, Which forced us to close. What recourse can we take?


Freedom West coop S.F. got a new accountant April 1st, 2019. Instead of getting a check for 3/15/19 through 3/31/19 We received a notice of accountants that the only issuance of checks would be done on a 30-day cycle. Who did not pay the Vendors till April 28 through 5/15/19 The notice... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 19, 2019

much more info needed.

you need to contact a business lawyer who does civil litigation in your area........i handle DUI's and Accidents in Palm Springs area....however i suspect they will all require a retainer and bill on an hourly basis....

you should write out a summary of the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Stockbroker Fraud for California on

Q: Is it legal to create contracts regarding loans to someone for the purpose to use that money to trade stocks?

If not, and a contract was made for that purpose. Let's say the loaner, loaned $5k and was promised back $10k.

Would the borrower still be obliged to give $10k

even though the contract is not legal?

Samuel B. Edwards answered on Jun 15, 2019

There is nothing inherently illegal or unenforceable for a contract concerning trading stocks. However, there are a lot more questions that would need to be answered in order to know for sure, including what state you are in. There may be a requirement for the person doing the investing to be a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on

Q: I was told recently that my position is no longer available after signing my contract

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I work as a teacher for 10 months of the year but I opted to have my paycheck spit out the entire year. On the service pay Carm Werr salary is poured and other HR details is recorded that I am to be paid 26 pay periods for the year however I just noticed that it is possible that... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 13, 2019

The issue about the number of pay periods has nothing to do with the contracts issue about the status of whatever contract you say you signed. I suggest you contact someone in the district or perhaps your union rep and ask them about your status for next year.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Tax Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Business Law for California on

Q: Does buyer of 'boat' LLC have to register ownership immediately after acquistion? And whom is responsible for taxes?

In October 2018, I sold my California LLC which only asset was a boat (wholly owned by my single owner/manager CA S corp).  Licensed yacht brokers handled the sale through a maritime attorney.  The deal was a straight up deal, llc for cash.  The same maritime attorney represented both buyer and... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 11, 2019

You are sailing in unchartered waters--at least for me. In addition, there are some important facts missing from you question that prevent lawyers from advising you. Finally, competent lawyers do not answer questions about what might happen in the future. Too many possibilities.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Workers' Compensation for California on

Q: Can i request compensation?

I work under contact which were signed for 1 year. In contact it was clearly written about a year with possible direct hire. On Friday 30 min prior end of the day i got call from manager, who said that i shouldn't come to work starting Monday because of my contract was split into two 6 month... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 11, 2019

Your written contract will control this situation. However, before you hire a lawyer be sure to re-read the contract to be sure it says nothing about "splitting it into two 6 month periods."

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for California on

Q: I had an agreement with a former classmate of mine to help fund his start up business.

I loaned him an amount in expectation of getting a monthly payment after his business got off the ground. The month came to when we agreed he had to start paying it back with interest and he never did. Can I sue him for the principal investment plus the interest we agreed upon? Also I have the... Read more »

Thomas A. Grossman answered on Jun 8, 2019

Unfortunately, without a signed agreement it is more difficult to convince a person to pay back money he or she owes you. The emails help somewhat, as that confirms that an agreement was reached, even if it was not signed. Also, the mere fact that he acknowledges the debt is helpful. I would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Admiralty / Maritime for California on

Q: Can you use vehicle codes from one state to another state?

I would like to know if I could use Idaho vehicle codes in California and vice verse since its state to state.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 7, 2019

What do you mean by "vehicle codes?"

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: I live in a mobile home park. There is a stream that runs under my mobile home. A walk bridge is build directly behind

my Mobile home. I pay rent on space. The bridge is rotten and needs repairs. Am I wrong thinking the park owners are responsible for repair?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 6, 2019

No. Your park owner has the responsibility of maintaining his property.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property and Real Estate Law for California on

Q: Property management company wrote us a letter saying we needed to remove our pool in our backyard. Do we have too?

Been living in the house for 5 years have had a plastic pool up every summer for 5 years never been an issue got a letter saying it need to be removed because it violates paragraph 11:USE OF THE PREMISES: The premises shall not be used for any propose other than as a residence for the authorized... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 6, 2019

Let me break it down for you: Regardless of how many years you have been able to enjoy a portable plastic backyard pool, your landlord has now taken the legal position that your portable plastic backyard pool violates one or more of the nuisance rules governing your rented home or apartment, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on

Q: How do dispute an incorrect insurance contract made over the phone?

After a car collision I discovered that the policy was marked declined smart coverage (collision coverage). This I do not or never do. All my cars no matter how old have had collision.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 4, 2019

Unless you have written proof tat you did not decline the coverage you will be unable to convince the insurance company; this is a great example why people should never buy insurance over the telephone.

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts for California on

Q: My father passed away in January. I found his life insurance policy from Seaboard Life Insurance. Still active?

I would like to know if the policy has lapsed or what the status of it is.

Thomas A. Grossman answered on Jun 2, 2019

I suggest you call the Life Insurance Company and ask them about the policy. There are lots of different forms of life insurance (short-term, long-term, etc.).

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for California on

Q: If there is a company buying another company which executives or people should be present to finalize the deal?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 31, 2019

Whichever "executive" authorized by the company.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property, Consumer Law and Internet Law for California on

Q: A Los Angeles based hosting company without warning denied 100k customers access to their intangible personal property.

The company the 100K customers contracted with is called AlphaRacks. AlphaRacks contracted with a company called QuadraNet to provide the actual computer servers. Those two companies have some type of dispute. Without warning on 5/16/19, QuadraNet disconnected access for all of AlphaRacks... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 30, 2019

The only way to solve this problem is to read all the written contracts made between the two warring companies and then read all the contracts made between you and whichever company you had a contractual relationship with. If you think there is a class action hiding in these facts, hire a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for California on


Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 30, 2019

Perhaps if you STOPPED YELLING some California landlord/tenant lawyers might respond?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Small Claims for California on

Q: Bannerbit Online Advertising closed out my Account because of a lack of activities for seven (7) months. They refuse to

pay my earnings of over $800 plus but instead chose to refund my initial investment of $200. What can I do to claim my full earnings accumulated over a year?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

If you signed a written contract with Bannerbit Online Advertising get it out and read it very closely. If the contract says they can do what they did to you, then you are done. If you do not have a written contract then you are also done.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for California on

Q: How Long Does a Restoration Company Have to Perform On a Contract ?

In December of 2018 my home sustained over 45,000 interior damage rendering it uninhabitable . I signed a contract with a licensed , reputable restoration company February 20, 2019 for repairs . Contract appears legal but the start and end date of work was left blank . Explanation given “ we may... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Based upon your description of what happened it sounds like you have good reason to ask the builder for a statement of the work done, and then pay the builder some reasonable amount (especially for materials) and cancel the contract IN WRITING. However, before you do that you might want to look... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for California on

Q: Is it possible to return a used car and get refunded for intermittent everyday starting the engine problems?

I bought a used car from VW Ventura

And the car is broken from day 1

I'm have intermittent problems when i try to start the engine won't work

I returned the car to the dealer the next day and they refused to take in for the car not showing an engine check sign

The... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on May 27, 2019

The used car dealers have to obey the law. Hire the “Lemon Lawyer” And let him handle your case. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for California on

Q: May a defendant file an answer after trial has begun?

Defendant has filed several motions to dismiss, strike and demur, all of which were denied, but has filed no answer. Should he be permitted to file an answer after trial has begun?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 27, 2019

If the defendant never filed an answer the case should be over, with a default final judgment for plaintiff. Ask for one.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for California on

Q: In CA can bondsmen revoke bail later if they all of a sudden want another cosighner?

I cosighned for a bail paid 2000 down signed a contract and its been a week and a half since person was released. I received a call from bondsmen demanding another co-sighner. I have thoroughly read my contract and nothing in it says I need or agreed to an additional co-sighner. I even put down... Read more »

William John Light answered on May 19, 2019

You, or an attorney, would have to read the bonding agreement. It may allow for revocation of the bond in certain circumstances.

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