A limited liability company or corporation name may be adopted if the name is not the same as or too similar to an existing name on the records of the California Secretary of State or if the name is not misleading to the public.
You can check name availability by sending in the following form to the California Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/corp/pdf/naavinquiryform.pdf
However, just because you are able to register the LLC name in California does not mean that you won'...
Yes. However, for written discovery, the California Code of Civil Procedure requires that the plaintiff wait 10 days after service of the summons or appearance by that party, whichever occurs first. Defendants do not have such waiting period and can serve discovery anytime (even before filing an answer).
According to the CA Secretary of State website, the agent for service of process is in Sacramento:
Entity Name: ALASKA AIRLINES, INC.
Entity Number: C0914667
Date Filed: 03/29/1979
Entity Address: PO BOX 68900
Entity City, State, Zip: SEATTLE WA 98168
Agent for Service of Process: CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY WHICH WILL DO BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS CSC - LAWYERS INCORPORATING SERVICE
Agent Address: 2710 GATEWAY OAKS DR STE 150N
Agent City, State,...
I would advise that you hire an attorney for the appeal. In small claims court appeals, an attorney can appear on behalf of a party. At the appeal, a new judge hears all the evidence again and makes a decision. That judge doesn’t know what happened in the first trial, so this new judge looks at everything as if the case was being decided for the first time.
Again, you can have an attorney represent you at the appeal, and it is possible that the judge may award you $150 in attorney fees and/...
After you prevail (i.e., win the case) and obtain a judgment in your favor, you can use a Judicial Council Form, not LA Superior Court Form, called Memorandum of Costs. Go to http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/forms.cgi and use MC-010 (Memorandum of Costs Summary) and MC-011 (Memo of Costs Worksheet)
Depending upon the judge, but typically the case, the parties wait outside (either in the courtroom or in the hallway) while the attorneys speak to the judge in chambers during a Mandatory Settlement Conference. Judges don't like to have direct communications with the parties unless or until there is a full settlement (or pretty close to a full settlement).
If your current attorney has already filed a motion to be relieved, albeit previously denied by the court, my suggestion is that you...
It is too early to tell. Has an insurance claim been filed? as a lawsuit already been filed? Over the course of time, if the injured person is ultimately convinced that the insurance coverage limits is all that is available, that person might agree to settle for the policy limits.
Regardless of whether you choose to operate as an LLC, S Corporation or C Corporation, all of these types of entities provide limited liability against your personal assets.
In selecting the best form of organization, it depends somewhat on the type of business in which you are engaged. Is it a passive investment such as real estate, or one with day-to-day operations? The answer depends on many facts, not a simple equation.
An LLC is easier to manage than a corporation because is does...
In California, prejudgment interest may be awarded in the discretion of the trier of fact, so long as the damages are certain or capable of calculation. (CA Civil Code section 3288).
The statutory interest rate on tort claims under the CA Constitution is 7 percent.
Prejudgment interest is might recoverable on tort damages under CA Civil Code section 3287(a) in tort actions for property damages from the date when the defendant has notice of an amount certain or capable of being made...
You should have funded the living trust by transferring the title to the house to the trust. Otherwise, you won't get any of the benefits of having a living trust with respect to that house.
The following provides a summary for how to do so in Los Angeles County.
First, prepare a Grant Deed or Quitclaim Deed conveying title from yourself to the full name of the trust. A form for the Grant Deed can be found online at: