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Brad S Kane

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  • How long should I wait to hire a personal injury attorney for a hit and run claim with the 'at fault' driver's insurance co?

    I was injured in a hit and run car accident (rear end on freeway). After finally receiving the police report, I learned that the driver was caught. My insurance filed a claim 2 days ago with other driver's insurance but I have not been contacted/a...

    Brad’s Answer

    If you suffered personal injuries, you should contact a personal injury attorney to assist you with your claim.

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  • My landlord is trying to evict me cause I told her to fix some issue in the property is this a retaliation case?

    I've been living in my place for 9years I had asked my landlord to fix termites wholes in my kitchen in Dec I emailed her pictures of these holes she told us to give her till Mar we were ok with it but she didn't fix it so in April we had electric...

    Brad’s Answer

    Immediately file a complaint with the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department.

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  • What should I do if my employer didn't pay me for the hours I already worked?

    I was only paid for some of the hours but not the overtime I worked.

    Brad’s Answer

    You can file a claim with the labor commissioner or in court with the assistance of a lawyer. You should make sure to keep written records of all hours worked as evidence for your claim. The status of limitations is 3 years before the labor commissioner and 4 years in court. Thus, you may want to consider looking for a new job before bringing the claim.

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  • Before signing lease the landlord emailed me a handbook that says late fees charged for 3 days late rent but charged me $100

    Although the tenant handbook says there are charges for 3 days late rent. I was charged a $100 late fee when my rent was 5 minutes late. Other tenants in other properties managed by this company get the grace period but the landlord said that my ...

    Brad’s Answer

    It is illegal to discriminate in housing based on race. You should write the the manager a letter or email detailing your concerns, including pointing out the provision in the handbook stating that the late fee applies after 3 days. This will be evidence for your complaint to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. You can file a complaint online for free.

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  • I wanted to know if there were some recourse against the previous owner after buying a business and being shown fake numbers

    I bought a business about 9 month ago and my broker really rushed me into it. I didn't have any business experience before and I was poorly advised by her. Now after being at the business for a while I can tell that the books the previous owner ...

    Brad’s Answer

    Depending on the facts and the terms of the purchase agreement, you may have fraud and breach of contract claims against the seller and negligence claims against your broker. You should consult an attorney to help protect your rights.

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  • Are extra fees considered "rent" in a rent controlled building?

    I live in a rent controlled unit where I pay a pet fee and a parking fee, both of which are in the original lease. Each time the rent has been raised, the pet fees and parking fees have both doubled. What the management considers "rent" (money pai...

    Brad’s Answer

    The other fees are probably rent. You should consider filing a complaint with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department and you will likely get a refund of the excess increases.

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  • I need a local attorney 91744

    I moved in a back house. Been here for 8 years or more Sergio Ortiz owner. Sergio Ortiz proceeded to move his uncle in a room in front house. Looking back yard right into my windows. Sergio O. New what kind of man his uncle behaved. Alcoholic. Met...

    Brad’s Answer

    Safety first. If you have been a victim of a crime contact the police. Alternative, get a civil restraining order.

    To find an attorney, try Google, AVVO's Find A Lawyer Function or your local county bar for a referral.

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  • If my employer denies me a copy of payroll / time sheets, what can I do? Also I've been waiting 2months for unpaid hours.

    My employer doesn't want to pay me worked hours, and is now denying me copies of all my records

    Brad’s Answer

    Going forward keep your own daily record of your hours worked as well as all meal and rest breaks.

    Make your request for records in writing. If your employer refuses to give you copies of your own time records, you can still prove your hours worked by your own estimate.

    You can file a claim online with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or contact at attorney to assist you with demanding your pay. Most employment lawyers provide free consultations.

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  • Legal recourse for a verbal breach of contract? I want a refund since this company is unable to write down what they promised.

    My two daughters filled out a talent search form at the mall. My wife got a call to bring our kids to screen. After my daughters did a runway walk a Rep told my wife that for $298 each their company would represent my daughters for one year and gu...

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    It appears that talent search company has violated the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act of 2009, which is enforced by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. Please go to the link below for more information.

    http://www.agentassociation.com/media/asset/AB_1319_Advance_Fee_Laws.pdf

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  • HELP! I'm going "batty!" I rent a farmhouse that's now infested (within the walls) by dead bats. The landlord won't remediate.

    My wife and I work for my uncle on a farm. We rent his farmhouse from him that's on the property. VERY LARGE bats have gotten into the rafters, walls, etc. My uncle "called a guy" who sealed IN the bats and now some 500 bats are DEAD within my ...

    Brad’s Answer

    Your uncle as the landlord is responsible for remediating the problem. You do not have the right to tell your uncle who to hire or force him to hire a licensed contractor. However, if it is not done correctly, then you can complain to the County health department and the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department.

    You should be entitled to rent abatement (and/or alternatively living arrangements), while the farmhouse is uninhabitable. Alternatively, you can consider terminating your lease and moving out. However, you should document your concerns in writing and give the landlord a reasonable time under the circumstances to fix the problem.

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