Michael Charles Doland’s Answers

Michael Charles Doland

Los Angeles Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. I was a pedestrian hit by my wife's car. The act was intentional. How do I make a claim against my car insurance?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Andrew Harting
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Michael Raymond Daymude
    4. Marc Lazarus
    5. Sanjay Sobti
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Insurance covers negligent acts, not intentional acts as you describe. The point of filing the lawsuit is exactly what you said: so that the state will cover your medical expenses.

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  2. Can a ex lawyer that was disbarred from practicing law be allowed to ???

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Stacy Anne Hoehle
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are the lawyer, the specific duties should be described to the State Bar, who will advise you. The details of the services performed, e.g. interviewing clients, will be very important.

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  3. California auto accident value Q. Please give me guesstimate or range. M/C accident. Broken collar bone requiring metal plate?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Steven Mark Sweat
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Martin Paul Weniz
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    6 lawyer answers

    No one wants to second guess an attorney who has been retained. In the very few personal injury cases that I agree to handle, based on your facts which don't specify the amount of out of pocket medical expenses, I would demand policy limits.

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  4. What is the difference between and order and motion?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    4. Sean Allen Goodman
    4 lawyer answers

    A motion requests the court to decide a question. The Order is the decision by the Court on the question.

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  5. Do I need a trademark attorney? or Litigation?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Anthony B. Cartee
    3. James Juo
    4. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    5. Daniel Nathan Ballard
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    9 lawyer answers

    Of course an attorney would help. First to use in interstate commerce, not first to apply for registration is the criterion for establishing rights. You can try to represent yourself, but against the law firm of a "large company" it won't be a fair fight.

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  6. Can an employer terminate me if I refuse to sign a non-disclosure and non-compete agreement?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Patrick John Phillips
    5. David Andrew Mallen
    5 lawyer answers

    I appreciate your question is linked to a real-life concern. A non-compete is not enforceable except against an owner in connection with the sale of a business, including good will. It would not be enforceable in Calfiornia against a non-owner, non-director, non-officer employee of a business entity under the current state of California law. Knowing that this is an "at will" employment state not enjoying the most robust economy, you can decide what to sign or not. Avvo is for analysis not...

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  7. I was in a car acciden. I flipped over and my passenger was injured, she wants to sue me if I dont give her more cash.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Frank Marvin Nunes
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. James Lawrence Magazine
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    8 lawyer answers

    Like my colleagues I"m wondering where your insurance company was in your "facts". That's why it's mandatory, submit a claim. Private solutions are no solution.

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  8. Can an attorney charge interest on a unpaid legal bill?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Tom Arany
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague's analysis, but one has to wonder what interest the attorney is charging to triple the amount of fees by virtue of accruing interest. You may wish to consult the bar. I am not sure, but I do not think compounded interest is permitted. Again, without knowing the facts of your written retainer agreement, further analysis is impossible.

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  9. What would be reasons an attorney would choose not to depose

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Robin Mashal
    3. John Joseph O'Brien
    3 lawyer answers

    Many reasons are possible. Depositoins are very expensive. Much information can be obtained from interviews (without a court reporter) followed by a declaration that the witness signs (to help insure the witness does not change their story before or at trial.)

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  10. Will my DBA/Fictitious Business Name still be valid after I dissolve my LLC?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. William Randall Sgro
    4. Gary A Kester
    4 lawyer answers

    If your dba was filed by you as an individual you are correct it lasts for 5 years, and should still be valid unlessyou re-registered the dba under the LLC. If you did , prudene says re-file.

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