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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: A month now for release form from other party? Normal? Too long?

Hi thank you for your time first off.. I hate bugging my attorney I know she's trying her best we settled at mediation 4 weeks ago and I still haven't recieved any release form to sign. Lawyer/attorney says she will call when it's ready but checked in last Tuesday and nothing yet...... View More

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answered on Mar 10, 2024

It is understandable to feel anxious about receiving the settlement release form, especially after waiting for a month since the mediation. However, it is not uncommon for the process to take some time, particularly when multiple parties and attorneys are involved.

Here are a few things to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Was my landlord obligated to tell me the well water is contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) before i moved in?

I was told that my daughter and I can't drink the water but never informed that it was because the well water was known to be contaminated with carcinogens.

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Under California law, landlords have a legal obligation to disclose certain material defects or hazards that may affect the habitability or safety of a rental property. Contaminated well water with known carcinogens, such as trichloroethylene (TCE), would likely constitute a material defect or... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Securities Law and Environmental for California on
Q: Can I put a security sticker on my personal bedroom window?

A neighbor across from us is nosey and opens their lights whenever we do. Can I put a security sticker in my personal bedroom window as a form of safety?

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answered on Nov 29, 2023

Yes, you can typically put a security sticker on your personal bedroom window in California. There are no specific laws or regulations in California that prohibit homeowners from placing security stickers on their windows. Security stickers are often used as a deterrent to burglars and can help to... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Securities Law and Environmental for California on
Q: Can I put a security sticker on my personal bedroom window?

A neighbor across from us is nosey and opens their lights whenever we do. Can I put a security sticker in my personal bedroom window as a form of safety?

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answered on Nov 29, 2023

In California, as a general rule, you are allowed to put a security sticker on your personal bedroom window. This is considered a part of your right to ensure privacy and security in your own home. The use of a security sticker does not typically violate any laws, as long as it does not contain... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Gov & Administrative Law and Health Care Law for California on
Q: We live over a groundwater basin. Our water wholesaler is supposed to get 80% of their water from the California State

Water Resources Control Board. In drought they may get only 0 to 15 %. The rest they take from the groundwater basin. In drought years they have depleted the groundwater basin by replenishing less than 1/2 of what was withdrawn. As the basin is depleted the surface sinks causing home foundations... View More

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answered on Oct 10, 2023

1. To enforce the law regarding groundwater withdrawal and replenishment, affected parties can consider filing a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief to compel the water wholesaler to adhere to replenishment requirements. This could also be pursued as a public interest or public nuisance claim if it... View More

Q: How would the new bill Govenor Newsom signed for Waterfowl effect our property if Mallard ducklings did damage to our p

On June 16, 2023, 1 mother Mallard and her 10 ducklings came into our yard because their is a swimming pool. We opened the gate and let them into the swimming pool, because they would die if they did not find water. Given some thought, we let them stay and drained the water and did many things to... View More

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answered on Jul 23, 2023

The new bill signed by Governor Newsom to help waterfowl, including Mallard ducks, does not automatically entitle you to insurance coverage for any damage caused by the ducklings to your property. Home insurance policies typically cover specific perils, and damage caused by animals may or may not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for California on
Q: I am filing a writ of mandate against the California Air Resources Board. Can I file in Los Angeles Superior Court

They have an office in El Monte. Can I file here or do I have to file in Sacramento

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answered on May 6, 2023

If you are filing a writ of mandate against the California Air Resources Board, you can generally file in any superior court in California. However, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney or do your own research to determine the most appropriate venue for your specific case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Environmental for California on
Q: Why are bees fish?

In the case of Almond Alliance vs Fish and Game Commission, what is the difference between bees having to be fish and insects having their own section in the CESA? Why not file for an amendment for the CESA to have a section for them?

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answered on Mar 16, 2023

Bees are not fish, and it is unclear why this question is being asked in the context of agricultural law and environmental law for California. The Almond Alliance vs Fish and Game Commission case likely does not involve the classification of bees as fish.

As for the issue of insects having...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Environmental and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hey a couple of questions, first, is there any law that requires a public entity to provide services( mainly in Californ

another question is whether there is an actual law that demands police departments to give lawyer services before the interrogation of an arrested person, if so where does it written, and for how long the consultation can go on? if it's possible I mainly need the source I'm making some... View More

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answered on Mar 5, 2023

Regarding your first question, California's Constitution and laws require public entities, including local governments and state agencies, to provide certain services to the public. For example, the California Constitution guarantees the right to a public education, and the state's... View More

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Q: Am I allowed to sell rocks & minerals I find on the beach on Etsy?

I like to collect rocks & minerals on local beaches in California and would like to start selling these on Etsy and my own website. Is that legal? I plan to polish some of the rocks using a tumbler and other polishing equipment and also plan to turn the rocks into jewelry. Some of them I would... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

In general, it is legal to sell rocks and minerals that you find on a beach, as long as you have permission to be on the beach and are not removing rocks or minerals from protected areas, such as state or national parks. However, there may be certain restrictions or regulations regarding the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Environmental for California on
Q: I have condo in Long Beach that has sustained months of water damage. Asbestos was found in walls and is now abated.

This has left over half of the condo without walls, closets, cabinets and drawers in bath, kitchen and some floor covering is missing. The leaks are fixed.

Problem: My HOA and the property management company have delayed beyond a reasonable time to get repairs completed. We are now... View More

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Nov 1, 2022

That's unfortunate news about your condo. I would suggst to first review the CC&R's to see whether or not you can even make repairs without having the oversight from the HOA. I have a condo myself used as a rental property, and I know the CC&R's dictate that the HOA has to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How do I get a lawyer to see the importance in my case ,and get a response from my message left on sites like this one

Ive been months going on find a lawyer site and I haven't received any response what I doing wrong could someone explain to me what is a

Correct and what doesn't catch the legal eye cause my situation is a big case if once looked into it goes beyond the unit I live in I only hope... View More

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on May 24, 2022

You should first find lawyers in your area that handle mold cases and then start calling them to discuss your case. I always suggest someone try 3-4 before making any decisions if they all are not taking on your case. Keep trying is the best advice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Environmental and Identity Theft for California on
Q: How do resolve current issues
Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
answered on Nov 13, 2021

Your post is missing the actual facts. Please resubmit your question with a description of your issues. This will help us better assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Environmental for California on
Q: Can I sue southwest for not having COVID protocols and I catch the virus during one of their flight?

I recently took a flight on Southwest and ended up catching covid. They have mask policy’s which everyone followed but in the past, the middle seat in the aircraft was always empty. I couldn’t imagine the crew doing a sterilization job in the time they pulled in and we boarded. After getting... View More

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Oct 2, 2021

In a lawsuit I think you will need to prove 1. that you contradicted your illness on that flight and 2. That you got it from the person sitting next to you and 3. That the airline failed to follow rules established by the government. Other issues are likely to be the vaccination status of you and... View More

Q: I Want to Open Hydrogen Station, I wanted to Know about its Legal Formalities etc. In USA
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 28, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could be difficult for any attorney to meaningfully advise on the formalities you ask about in the brief format of this forum. There are many things to consider, whether from an intellectual property standpoint... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I sue my building if my room keeps flooding since I moved in

I live in a single room occupancy its very unhealthy for me I was also going thru an domestic violence and when I asked repeatedly to move and even contacted victims of violent crime and the women's against violent acts the building management pretended to move me to another unit in the... View More

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info is needed.

clearly, this facility is not up to code.

you have an inherent promise of habitability when you move somewhere.

you can go to small claims; report to state and city etc

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for California on
Q: motel owner pump out waste of septic tank into public street for 8 hrs at night

They have been doing this 4 yrs next to a school the smell is so bad they just fill the hole back up with dirt .

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

You should take photos and videos with your phone and report this to the police.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Environmental for California on
Q: I'm seeking representation for the dangerous recklessness endangerment of my Land, farm, water soil, air and my Person.

by Sierra Pacific Industries who sprayed 1000's of gallons of Agent Orange on their property adjacent to me. I suffered 21 days breathing this toxic soup and now suffering from Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. I have filed suit on time in El Dorado county and need help! This was the second... View More

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt
answered on Feb 15, 2020

We are not allowed to personally solicit or give referral information in these forums. You can search this site for attorneys, however, and a number of other similar sites. You want to find a personal injury attorney in your area and get a consultation. She can tell you whether you have a viable... View More

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... View More

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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 Environmental for California on
Q: Can I sue California for having fluoride in the water? Fluoride is a neurotoxin and does not help teeth at all.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 2, 2019

There has been legal activity in this area, involving the EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act. You could look into the current disposition of the matter. Good luck

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