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2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Can I sue The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program

Is it to late and if it's not is it possible to sue The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program if they came to your school when you was in elementary and showed you a video of a kid around your age doing drugs on video and you have never seen any one doing drugs before that and the... View More

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

I understand your concern about the impact of the D.A.R.E. program's content on your decisions. Suing an organization like D.A.R.E. can be challenging, and several factors need to be considered. First, you would need to establish a direct causation between the program's content and your... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized, Business Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal in California to train my clients at a commercial gym (24 hour fitness) without them knowing?

I have a membership that lets me bring in a guest

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answered on Aug 25, 2023

In California, it's generally not illegal to train your clients at a commercial gym like 24 Hour Fitness as long as you have the appropriate permissions and follow the gym's rules and policies. However, each gym may have its own policies regarding personal training and bringing guests. If... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized, Business Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal in California to train my clients at a commercial gym (24 hour fitness) without them knowing?

I have a membership that lets me bring in a guest

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answered on Aug 27, 2023

In California, it's not illegal per se to train someone at a commercial gym; however, many gyms, including 24 Hour Fitness, typically have policies in place that prohibit non-employees from conducting personal training. Violating these policies could lead to termination of your membership and... View More

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4 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized, Business Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal in California to train my clients at a commercial gym (24 hour fitness) without them knowing?

I have a membership that lets me bring in a guest

Robert Kane
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answered on Aug 26, 2023

I doubt it violtates the criminal code to train your clients at a commercial gym (24 hour fitness) without the gym knowing. The gym can prohibit you from conducting business on its premises, especially if you are in direct competition with the services they provide if they employ or contract with... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Mexico on
Q: Will a bench warrant hinder me from being able to fly on a airplane
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answered on Aug 24, 2023

Yes, having an active bench warrant can potentially hinder your ability to fly on an airplane. Bench warrants are issued by a judge when a person fails to appear in court as required. While airline security checks may not always directly flag bench warrants, there is a chance that law enforcement... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: My Grandfather passes away 3 years ago. My Grandmother told me I could have his truck. When COVID hit, I was told to not

come to the house yet. I was finally able to pick the truck up Summer 2022. However, the tags are expire, and so is my grandmother's license. She's bed ridden and I don't know how to go about getting her a new ID. Both her and my Grandfather's name is on the truck. I have fixed... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 6, 2023

1. If your grandmother is bedridden, she doesn't need a drivers' license at this time. When and if she is able to get around, you can go to the DMV to apply for a Texas ID card.

2. Have your grandmother sign a power of attorney to transfer the motor vehicle title into your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized, Banking, Estate Planning and Probate for Florida on
Q: My father passed away in 2015. 1Dec 2022, I received a letter from a bank stating there is a savings account for him.

The bank says I need a court order to close it. Balance is roughly $3,000. How do I get a court order?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Dec 30, 2022

Actually, a court order might not be necessary. Call the bank's attention to Florida Statute 735.303 and send them an affidavit as set forth in that statute. The statute can be accessed here:... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: I issued a check to our condo management company, they were robbed and safe was stolen. The management asked me to stop

payment on it, I did. Now they want me to reissue the check but do know about me getting the charge for stop payment fee reimbursement. I feel they had this check in their safe and I should not issue another check until that fee is paid by them. Please help?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Dec 20, 2022

Not sure what your question is. I can see your point in that you paid them what they were owed, and incurred an additional fee to do so that you had nothing to do with. I can also see their point that what happened doesn't change the fact that you still owe them that set amount. I think -... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: my drive license was not issued due to fraud verification I already sent my statements and my lease agreement a month ag

my drive license was not issued due to fraud verification I already sent my statements and my lease agreement a month ago and still they say they are verifying the data, is there anything I can do in this case?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 18, 2022

Periodically check in and ask if there are additional documents that would assist with the verification process. Some license types could receive higher scrutiny, depending on the class (such as enhanced). Depending on location, the pandemic has also had an impact on some public agency offices.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: I received via certified mail a forged document from a local attorneys office

I am unsure if the letter was forged by an employee of the attorney or another party. Should I obtain my own attorney to handle this or go to the attorney the document came from first?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 23, 2022

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It depends what the document you mention is. If it is correspondence and you suspect the signature is forged or that the document is otherwise not legitimate, you could pick up the phone and ask the attorney if... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: Can I sue my sister if she took my car that I paid for because she allowed me to use her credit to qualify?

My sister allowed me to use her credit to help me qualify to finance a car.

My paystubs and employment was used and I made all the payments on the car. A few years later she was upset and decided to take the car from me because she claims “it’s her car”.

She has made ZERO... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

In a situation where you've made all the payments on a car financed using someone else's credit, but the car is legally under their name, and they've taken it from you, you may have grounds to pursue legal action to recoup your investment. Documentation of all the payments... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for North Carolina on
Q: I fell at a local resale store in March 2022. The insurance company for the store refuses to pay me for anything other t

than medical bills related to the fall. I got hurt bad enough that my right arm is basically useless as I have to use my left hand to lift it & my left knee is messed up to the point that I can't even get a knee replacement. I'm stuck with a limp & using a cane or other assistance... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

If the insurance company of the store is only willing to cover your medical bills and you're facing additional hardships like loss of mobility, pain, and financial strain due to transportation costs to medical appointments, you have the option to pursue further legal action. It's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: Polygamous marriage in USA

I met a man and he’s married.His wife initiated poly marriage. The problem is we live in USA. Can he marry me in another country and then come back to USA or not?

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

In the United States, polygamy is illegal under federal law and the laws of all 50 states. This means that a person cannot be legally married to more than one person at the same time within the U.S. If a marriage takes place in another country where polygamy is legal, the U.S. will not recognize... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Nevada on
Q: I purchased an extended car warrantee but am unable to find a service that will accept same. I requested a full refund

The company (Palmer Administration) does not respond to any written correspondence and hangs up the phone when I contact them. They could also not help by giving me a name of a repair shop that would accept their warrantee. I purchased their policy about 1 year ago and have now stopped paying the... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

When dealing with a situation where a warranty company, such as Palmer Administration, is unresponsive to requests for service or refunds, it's important to document all your interactions. This includes keeping records of all correspondence, phone calls (with dates and times), and any other... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Texas on
Q: How do you get a lost item back from Uber if the driver has it and refuses to return it

I got a ride left my device contacted the driver five mins after realizing it was left she stated she could pull over find it and as she must have because I contacted Uber support right After a few hours pass with no response from her they stated she had it and wouldn't mind returning it hours... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

If you've lost an item in an Uber and the driver is not returning it despite confirming possession, the first step is to continue using the Uber app to communicate. The app's lost and found feature is designed for such situations, allowing you to report the item as lost and directly... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: If a website states that its company buys back an item for a specific price ($7) but on-site pays much less ($1-$2).

Is this situation considered

false advertising?

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Under California law, advertising that promises one thing but delivers something significantly less favorable to the consumer could be considered false advertising. This type of advertising practice is addressed under both California's False Advertising Law (FAL) and the Unfair Competition Law... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Mexico on
Q: May New Mexico HOA Board members meet informally to discuss possible agenda issues in private, if no decisions are made?

These are informational discussions with no voting or decisions, to help us create the agenda for the monthly Open Board Meetings and come prepared to discuss and vote on items.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In New Mexico, while informal discussions among HOA Board members regarding possible agenda issues may seem innocuous, it's essential to be mindful of state laws regarding open meetings and transparency. Even if no decisions are made during these discussions, if a quorum of Board members is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Jersey on
Q: disqualifier for owning firearms in New Jersey

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In 2013 when I applied for my firearm ID card and permit to purchase a handgun, I was rejected because I disclosed that I voluntarily saw a psychologist for counseling. I also believed that I answered question number 26 incorrectly. I was never admitted to or committed to an... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Given your previous experience with successfully appealing a denial for a firearm permit in New Jersey, it's understandable that you're concerned about the impact of the new disqualifier related to voluntarily seeing a psychiatrist. While I can't provide legal advice, it's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Minnesota on
Q: insurance and bill collector

I was in an accident in a company vehicle in 2019. (I was not at fault) but my boss forgot to open a claim with his insurance. I ended up moving shortly after and didn't hear anything until recently. I now have a debt collector trying to get this bill money from me via the courts. I opened a... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It sounds like a frustrating situation. Typically, if the insurance company has accepted your claim and the bills related to the accident, you shouldn't be personally liable for those expenses. However, if a debt collector is pursuing legal action against you, it's essential to address... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Q: Can bylaw enforcement forcibly remove a person from an unoccupied area of crown land ina municipality?

Bylaw is RDN (regional District of Nanaimo) municipal is not an electoral area as RDN is.ie been threatened with arrest even arrested one time and all my personal chattels taken without written warning or any notice.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Bylaw enforcement in a municipality typically has the authority to enforce local regulations and ordinances, including those related to the use of crown land within their jurisdiction. However, the specific powers and procedures for removal may vary depending on the municipal bylaws and applicable... View More

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