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Mark K. Ameli

Beverly Hills Mediation Attorney.

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  1. Can a mediation settlement be revoked if signed under duress, eight days ago, in California

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    4. Scott Richard Kaufman
    5. Nathan Mubasher
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I believe that it would be impossible to set aside a settlement on grounds of duress during the process of mediation. The confidentiality rules, based on the recent Wimsatt v. Superior Court, prevent any evidence of the mediation process to be introduced at any subsequent proceeding. My colleagues are correct in indicating that it would be next to impossible.

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  2. Intent to cause emotional distress.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    4. Craig Stephen Wasserman
    4 lawyer answers

    I do agree that you must see a psychiartist immediately. Whether your psycological condition is AOE/COE (meaning as a result of your employment and in the course of employment) will depend on the medical opinion of the Psychiartrist who will examine you. The workers compensation law requires that more than 50% of your disability should have been caused by your employment before you can bring a workers compensation claim. If the Dr. determines this to be true, you have a workers compensation...

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  3. How do I calculate the amount of money for my civil suit?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    The threshold question is whether this case should be filed in LA or in AZ. If the contract was formed in LA, then the proper jurisdiction is LA and you would not have to spend the time and effort to go to AZ. Your damages will depend on the law of the State. In California, if you prevail you may be able to collect trebble damages for the cancelled check and additionally, you will be able to add interenst at the legal rate of 10% to the damages.

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  4. Can I sue Walgreens?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Neil Pedersen
    2. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    3. James Carl Eschen III
    4. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    5. Mark K. Ameli
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes you may file a workers compensation claim against Walgreen and enjoy the benefits of Temporary Disability Payments, Medical Care, Permanent Disability payments (if any) and Job Displacement (if any).

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  5. Is it typical for a client to speak to his attorney about the mediation before the mediation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K. Ameli
    2. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3. Ronald William Slonaker
    4. David Cvengros
    4 lawyer answers

    I am assuming that the mediation is set and that the question is whether it is common to have a conversation with the attorney prior to mediation. My position as a mediator is that the client and his or her attorney must have spoken prior to the mediation for a number of reasons the more important of which are as follows. 1. to determine the weak part of their case so that they can have a solution or a response when the mediator points that out. 2. The attorney must know who the decision maker...

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  6. If I hire a workmans comp attorney is it still a challenge to receive workmans comp benefits for a stress harassment claim?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Joseph Podolsky
    2. Mark K. Ameli
    3. Ruben Alonso Montoya
    4. George Ellis Corson IV
    4 lawyer answers

    Stress claims in workers compensation have been difficult and are getting even more difficult to pursue. You will have an uphill battle regardless of whether you get an attorney or not. I do not believe that you have any chance without an attorney. There is not sufficient information to determine whether you have a vialble claim or not. Mr. Polodsky is correct that you should consult with a labor attorney to see if you have a case in the labor law arena.

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  7. How do we fill in Statement of Information for CA corporation when there is one owner?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    3 lawyer answers

    The purpose of forming a corporation is to limit your liability and possibly have some tax benefits. In order to take advantage of the above, you have to comply with the formalities of the corporation. if you don't, you will lose the limitation of liabbility and in the event that your corporations gets sued, the other party may be able to "pierce the corporate veil", meaning that the other party may be able to sue you directly. Therefore, it is imperative that if you doubt about what needs to...

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  8. Can I sue the uninsured drunk driver who hit my parked car and totaled it?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Janice Rourke Hugener
    2. Mark K. Ameli
    3. Andrew Ronald Gillin
    3 lawyer answers

    Ms. Heugener is correct. The problem is that even if you get a judgment you may not be able to collect it is the drunk driver does not have any money. Therefore, it is important to work with the prosecutio in the criminal matter to see if you can get restitution. Also, if you have collision converage or uninsured motorist coverage with sufficient limits, your best bet would be to recover your damages from the insurance company and they will then go after the druck driver to get money back....

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  9. Who do I name for small claims suit?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Mark K. Ameli
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. John Noah Kitta
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that you should sue all three. Since you have been sending emails to the business, I would suggest that you write a demand for payment to all three so that you can present that to the court when you appear there.

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  10. My attorney filed a "lis pending" or lien against my house to keep it from forclosing during litigation with the bank.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Yitz Erik Weiss
    2. James Michael Slominski
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    4. Jame P Mascaro
    5. Nathan William Fransen
    5 lawyer answers

    You can also contact the County Recorders office to determine in whose name the lis pendens was recorded. If it is in the name of one of the parties to the action, since the action has come to an end, that party can and should remove the lis pendens. if it is in the name of any person other than the parties to the action, you should immediately get the help of an attorney ro determine how and why your attorney did so.

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