Matthew Paul Krupnick’s Answers

Matthew Paul Krupnick

Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I have a dilemma. I worked for an employer who failed to send me a W-2 or 1099Misc for a two year period. How can I fix this?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Amir Mostafavi
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3. Christopher Michael Larson
    3 lawyer answers

    The simple answer is that in California, according to several Labor Code Sections, you are entitled to review/inspect/copy (depending on what part of the file it is) your employment file, which should contain the information you seek. Send a certified letter in writing to HR asking for a full and complete copy of your file (never hurts to ask for the whole thing even though there may be parts they don't HAVE to send you), and give them one to two weeks to provide it or make it available to you....

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  2. Something stinks here! The cross-defendant, a bank, was ordered by the judge to file an Answer by August 23 and

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3. A Melissa Johnson
    4. Leticia Carmen Waddell
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately you are feeling the results of the horrible budget cuts going on all over. People do not realize how serious this is until they go through something like you did. Or put on a jury trial like my most recent one where we had to supply our own Court Reporter. It is very serious. I can only guess that he got his document filed before you got yours filed, and their system is too screwed up to show that. Nothing else would make sense, except for human error, but that NEVER...

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  3. How do I serve the owner of an apartment complex if I don't have a physical address for them?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3. Shalem Shem-Tov
    3 lawyer answers

    You can serve them by personal service, substitute service, or by publication. Basically, if you spend enough money, you will be able to find out where they live. A good investigator can find that and a whole lot more for you if you can afford to pay their services. Otherwise, you have to try and find them yourself. Best of luck.

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  4. Former employer wants me to remove references to the work i did while under them, from my website.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3 lawyer answers

    If I am reading this right, you signed agreement promising to sign another agreement, but for some reason you never signed the second (seemingly more important) agreement. Correct? I am not sure what the contents of the second agreement are/were, but if you didn't sign it because it was never presented to you or because you felt it contained illegal provisions, for example, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about. I would still try to make sure that whatever you are posting does not...

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  5. Am I responsible to inform the Court if the address I served my response in a law suit is invalid and returned to sender?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should send it to the correct address. I would also send a "Notice of Errata" to the Court and the otherside which basically acknowledges you made a mistake and showing them that you fixed it. You also need to make sure it is not late or the Plaintiff has not entered your default since he did not receive it. If there is a hearing coming up on your case, you can always bring the corrected document to the court and a file and serve it there and then. Make sure the new proof of...

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  6. In Calif. Civil Ct., what happens when a plaintiff's atty fails to notify all the defendants and takes one def.'s depositioin

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Noah Kitta
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2 lawyer answers

    Of course the deposition notice should have been sent to every party in the case. If it wasn't, then whoever did not receive notice should have the right to conduct another deposition of the witness. The witness should never have stayed once he realized there were other parties that were not in attendance. If the witness refuses to appear, you need to file a motion to compel the deposition. Unless you can show bad faith on the part of the person who noticed/took the deposition, you likely...

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  7. On what statutory or case authority can I move to strike a motion for summary judgment filed by an already dismissed Defendant?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Rebekah Ryan Main
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3 lawyer answers

    It seems the smart thing would be to just oppose the motion based on what you have stated and it should be a no-brainer motion. You could also file a formal written Objection stating the grounds for it just to bring it to the court's attention. But the safest way is to just oppose it. Shouldn't stress you out much to get it done. Here is a golden nugget I'm giving away to fellow litigators for FREE. What you need to do is file a CCP 128.7 Motion against the moving party for intentionally...

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  8. Can I amend a demurrer and if so is there a time restriction?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    3 lawyer answers

    This is not my area of expertise. However, these sound like issues you should raise at the hearing. Failure to provide proper proof of service and those other mistkes sure seem like grounds for dismissal to me. While you cannot generally have a lawyer represent you in a small claims hearing, it couldn't hurt to consult with one. Also, if you lose in small claims, as the Defendant, you will have an automatic right to appeal, and it will be appealed in a limited jurisdiction court (which...

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  9. What is the legal hourly wage rate in california for auto mechanics?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Avanesian
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question does not provide enough information to be able to give meaningful information. It is unclear whether or not your prospective worker is an "employee" or an "independent contractor". There is plenty of caselaw that has laid out factors to help determine whether a worker is an employee or contractor. One main factor is control. Another factor is who provides the tools the worker is to use. If the person is an employee, then the Minimum Wage laws apply. If the person is a...

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  10. I received a 3 day notice to pay04-23-12 or quit form Oct 2011

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2 lawyer answers

    The laws on these issues vary from state to state. Need more iinfo to provide meaningful response.

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