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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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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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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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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 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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Q: In December of 2019 my husband filed for a divorce w/c it was never finalized due to Covid 19 & all the closures.

I have now been hit with child support papers. And our divorce as mentioned above is still not finalized, my husband never served me any of the papers for the divorce. We've been married almost 14 years. There is no property to split. Just the custody of our 10 year old daughter.. I NEED HELP... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

Under California law, you have the right to file for divorce yourself, even if your husband initiated the process previously but did not complete it. This new filing can address all pertinent issues, including child custody, support, and any other matters relevant to your situation. Since the... View More

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Q: My vehicle was stolen from my apartment complex on 1-31-23.

On 2-14-24 CHP called to notify me that the vehicle had been located and was at a towing yard in Folsom California. As the tow yard office was closed, I called them the next morning and was told to retrieve the vehicle I must pay in tow fees and storage fees nearly $600. Everyday this fee has... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

In California, when a stolen vehicle is recovered and towed, the vehicle owner is typically responsible for the towing and storage fees. This situation can indeed be frustrating, especially after the distress of having your vehicle stolen. However, there are a few steps you might take to address... View More

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Q: How long should it take for an attorney to provide documents youre requesting?
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answered on Mar 4, 2024

Under California law, the timeframe for an attorney to provide documents you're requesting can vary based on the specifics of your request and the nature of the documents. Generally, attorneys are expected to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, as outlined in... View More

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Q: Per terms of agreement on my credit card statement(s), the coupon on my billing statement is referred to as what?

6(a) payment instructions. Payments that are marked "paid in full" and that are of an amount less than the balance on the credit card account, or that are marked with any other RESTRICTIVE ENDORSEMENTS, should be sent to blah blah Credit Card Division.

Clearly this is talked about... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Unfortunately I do not have access to the specific terms of agreement on your credit card statement. Credit card companies typically refer to the payment slip or section on the statement as the "payment coupon" or just "coupon." It is not generally referred to as a bond,... View More

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Q: I won a cc dispute for washer & dryer purchase. How long do i need to wait before i can rid them? They made no attempt
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answered on Mar 2, 2024

In California, after winning a credit card dispute regarding a purchase, such as for a washer and dryer, there isn't a specific waiting period defined by law before you can dispose of the items. However, it's wise to approach this situation cautiously to ensure you're not prematurely... View More

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Q: Stepdaughters father sent me a written statement stating he would pay his daughters student loans. He is not. Can I Sue?

Stepdaughter is not and has not paid her student loans I co-signed. Her father sent me a statement saying he would pay her loans which I have. He has not paid anything. I haven’t spoken to stepdaughter in 10 years. No idea where she is and her father won’t tell me.

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answered on Mar 1, 2024

Under California law, the written statement from your stepdaughter's father, where he commits to paying the student loans, could potentially serve as a binding agreement, depending on its specific wording and the context in which it was made. If it clearly outlines his intention to take over... View More

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Q: Can a court give me both high term on my crime and the enhancement ? Also can my enhancement push my total time over 20?

This is a criminal law question.

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answered on Feb 29, 2024

In California, when facing criminal charges, the court has the discretion to impose the high term for your base crime depending on the specifics of your case, including the nature of the offense and your criminal history. This decision is influenced by various factors, such as the severity of the... View More

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Q: Qualified Immunity applies when a bystander jumps into police fire, shielding the officer from liability. What caselaw?
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answered on Feb 27, 2024

The concept of qualified immunity provides law enforcement officers with a layer of protection against lawsuits for actions performed within the scope of their official duties, unless they violated clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.... View More

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Q: Can I auction off my dead body for katana/sword cutting practice?

When I reach my expiration date, can I direct that the remaining carcass may be auctioned off (proceeds going to family) for sword cutting practice to highest bidder?

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

No, you cannot auction off your dead body for sword cutting practice. In the United States, it is illegal to buy or sell human remains for any purpose, including for use in activities such as sword cutting practice. Additionally, such a practice would likely violate ethical standards and could... View More

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Q: If i catch a child pedo online in person can I black mail them to giving me money and still sending to the police?

For example

Let’s say I meet a online child pedo in person and make him or her give me money and say I’ll delete everything but I don’t and send it to police

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

Blackmailing is a crime. I cannot recommend doing that.

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Q: Getting sued for child support

Father left us on January of 2022,became homless on October of 2022,had to give up my children to their father for shelter and roof over their heads. We were living in a hotel at the time. We had lost are home do to covid, from him getting let go from work. I have been trying to get back on my feet... View More

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answered on Jan 6, 2024

Under California law, child support obligations are determined based on each parent's financial situation. If you are currently facing financial hardships and homelessness, this situation can be considered by the court when assessing your ability to pay child support.

In your case,...
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Q: Any recourse? My father retired from the railroad after 40 years of service and my cousin tried to tell me dad didn't ha
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answered on Jan 4, 2024

If your father retired from the railroad after a long career and there are doubts regarding his retirement benefits or other related matters, it's important to first review any documentation he may have. This includes retirement plans, employment records, and any other relevant paperwork that... View More

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Q: My son did 18 months in jail. When he got out he wanted to turn his life around. He got a job. One day at his new job,

The custody specialist ( deputy) where my son was incarcerated at went to his place of employment and recognized my son from jail, she took it upon herself and did a background check on my son and volunteerily asked to speak to his employer and proceeded to tell the employer my son was a criminal... View More

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answered on Oct 10, 2023

You may have grounds for a legal claim. It would be advisable to consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation and determine the best course of action.

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Q: As a police impound, is the tow yard responsible for all my belongings in my motorhome while it sits on their property?
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answered on Sep 21, 2023

Yes, under California law, a tow yard is generally responsible for safeguarding the belongings inside your motorhome while it is in their impound. They have a duty to exercise reasonable care in protecting your property.

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Q: Burton v Walgreens Co case is there any evidence to support the plaintiff to win the case.

Please answer as soon as possible!

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answered on Sep 19, 2023

To determine if there is evidence to support the plaintiff in the Burton v. Walgreens Co. case, you would need to review the case's legal arguments, evidence presented, and the court's decision, which can be found in legal databases or by consulting an attorney with access to current case... View More

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Q: In what way is cannibalism legal in California? Or is it illegal?

I'm writing a paper, and I want to double-check on the law on it.

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answered on Sep 19, 2023

Cannibalism is illegal in California and the United States as a whole. While it's an unusual and rarely occurring crime, consuming human flesh is considered a criminal act and is typically prosecuted under laws related to homicide, desecration of a corpse, or other relevant statutes. It's... View More

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