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Matthew Paul Krupnick

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  • I got 5 prices for one item from a manufacturer using different links to get to its website. Is that legal price discrimination?

    My understanding is that price discrimination is frequently legal when justified by market segment or bulk discounts or on another basis. I've never heard complaints about Home Depot giving veterans a ten-percent discount or Metropolitan Theaters...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Unfortunately, this is what comes with living in a "free country". They can charge what they want, and you can decide to not give them a penny. Doesn't sound like any Civil Rights were violated here. But best of luck to you.
    Matthew Krupnick

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  • Am I able to file a wrongful termination lawsuit?

    I was let go from my job for performance a month ago. I do not agree with the reason because I feel as if it was more discrimination because I'm a female. I am a financial aid director and was never written up about any aspect of my job that neede...

    Matthew’s Answer

    The short answer: yes. Of course. The tougher question is will you prevail... My colleagues have provided great information to address that issue. Best of luck.

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  • I got fired at work that I have been working for almost 5 years What should I do?

    I work for 99 cent store As a cashier an the morning and my mom works evening shift for 2 years. We got new manger and she brought a guy that she is in a relationship with him and made him a 3rd manager. One day he was doing cash out and he touch...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If what you say is true, you have a potentially excellent case against your employer for sexual harassment, negligence, negligent hiring, training and retention, ratification, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and more. Act fast. Don't delay. Document as much as possible and continue to make written complaints. Finally, contact a lawyer asap who handles these types of cases. They are never easy, but if handled right can be very serious and large value cases.
    Matthew Paul Krupnick
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  • How much does a attorney on a múltiple plaintiff lawsuit receive from settlement amount awarded?

    There are 28 plantiffs Who settled for $250,000.

    Matthew’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct in that the answer lies in the retainer agreement. If it was a contingency fee arrangement, then the attorney is entitled to the agreed percentage from each plaintiffs' settlement. Each plaintiff technically had their own individual case even though they all shared the same lawyer (and hopefully all signed conflict of interest waivers). So the lawyer will likely get the portion he or she is entitled to per the retainer agreement (often 33% or 40%, depending on when in the process it settled.) from each individual plaintiff, unless the retainer provided otherwise. Perhaps there was a reduced fee due to the large number of clients in that case. Also, the amount you stated, was that for each plaintiff or a global amount to be shared by all of them?

    Feel free to follow up with me at matthew@topLAlawyers.com.

    Best wishes,

    Matthew Krupnick

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  • I'm pro se and want to know how to write a dismissal for a motion to set aside

    This is a dissolution of marriage agreed on August 8 the motion was filed on August 26th the judge hadn't signed the dissolution they agreed on my offer so I want the motion to set dismissed also there's a court date will that be cancelled and s...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I am not sure what motion you are speaking about and need more information to give a meaningful response. However, if you filed the lawsuit, generally you as the plaintiff or petitioner have the ability to file a request for a dismissal of the action. However if you have reached a written agreement with the other side I would not do anything to violate it.

    Finally, once a case is dismissed it generally would result in all future hearings coming off calendar.

    Happy to provide more info if you can provide more detail.

    Best wishes.


    Matthew Krupnick

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  • I was attacked by dogs,8 years of operations pain and suffering the trial happened and the dog owners lied through there teeth

    I lost the case. Is there anything I can do my lawyer won't appeal. I have witnesses that will say the home owners tried to get them to lie about the attack. also the friends I heard this from said the home owner laughed talking about my case, sa...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it sounds as though you had some great issues to raise during trial or in a motion for new trial or appeal. However, if the time has passed to bring any such remedy, then I'm afraid your only recourse would be to possibly sue your attorney you feels strongly that he/she did or did not do something tantamount to negligence that caused you to lose your case (or prevented you from prevailing). Legal malpractice suits are no only governed by a short statute of limitations generally, but they are very difficult to win in most cases. You could also consider bringing new causes of action or a different lawsuit against the people who you believe committed illegal acts in bribing jurors or witnesses, or otherwise suborning perjury. You could also bring cases against those who took the offer or bribe to do so. You still have some options, but I would get with a great and aggressive litigation / trial attorney immediately to explore all of your options. Sorry to hear this happened to you.

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  • How do i collect a loan from someone if i don't have a promissory note

    I loaned money to someone and i don't.have a promissory note but do have a schedule of the loans and payments made. She has had a stroke and her.children are now in charge of her money. They refuse to pay anything. What action can i take to rec...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You first try to negotiate with them... perhaps have a lawyer write a stern letter. If that fails, make sure you are within the statute of limitations, then SUE THEM.
    The end.

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  • How do you get a motion to dismiss?

    Rental home with NO CORROSIVE DRYWALL; had home tested by reputable person. Tenants found someone else to test. Tests results from lab in Ca. indicated no corrosive drywall. Have documentation from the lab in Ca. that there is NO CORROSIVE DRYW...

    Matthew’s Answer

    I am unsure if you are being sued as an individual or if you have a corporation. If you have a corporation, you MUST have an attorney representing you in Court (by law). Regardless, if this Plaintiff's attorney is not delusional or on serious drugs, then he feels he has huge cases if he is seeing up to 25 milllion dollars. I would not take this lightly, and I would not seek sanctions or plan on getting the case dismised this early on. You could file a demurrer or motion to strike, but you would need to be able to show that the information stated within the four corners of teh complaint are insufficient to properly state aa cause of action, EVEN IF EVERY ALLEGATION IS TAKEN TO BE TRUE BY THE COURT for purposes of ruling on the motion. Motions to strike are often done to get rigd o punitive damagesk for example. I am not sure whether he has plead punitive damages, but it would something egregoius like that to get a judge to strike them. I think you should get a good lawyer, respond to the complaint, file a cross complaint, and consider a c.c.p. 128.7 motion with your lawyer if you think there is foul play or inappropriate conduct from the other attorney. Either way, best of luck and feel free to reach out to me to discuss further at 310-477-0404. -Matthew Paul Krupnick, Esq.

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  • Was this legal to do?

    My niece used my name and phone # for a reference on her school loan. I did not know about this nor would I have allowed it. She has never paid a cent on this loan. I never would have given her a reference. Now I am being called constantly. I...

    Matthew’s Answer

    They should not be bothering you as you have no legal obligation to them. As for your niece... I would give her the silent treatment indefinitely.

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