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Frank Wei-Hong Chen

San Marino Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Can you register an LLC in the name of a fake company from a comic book?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Pamela Koslyn
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    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'...

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  2. If a defendant has been served with a complaint but has not appeared in the action, can discovery be served by mail or overnight

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Pamela Koslyn
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    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).

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  3. I can't find the California Authorized gent for service for Alaska Airlines, Inc.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    3. Constantine D. Buzunis
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    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 Status: ACTIVE Jurisdiction: ALASKA 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,...

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  4. Statutory interest rate for tort claims in CA

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Neil Pedersen
    4. Norman Gregory Fernandez
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    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...

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  5. Personal Injury Case: Hourly or Contingency

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Travis Roberts
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Dede J Agrava
    5. Matthew William Clark
    6. ···
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    It depends upon the amount of potential recovery. While it is quite common for personal injury attorneys to charge on a contingency fee basis, there is nothing which prevents an attorney from charging an hourly rate, or even charging a flat fee, or some combination of contingency, hourly, and flat fee.

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  6. Small claims appeal, I WON THE CASE !! DO i need an attorney against their attorney?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    1 lawyer answer

    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/...

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  7. Los Angeles: What form do I fill out to request cost of publication for unlimited civil case?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
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    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)

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  8. Can a beneficiary of a trust and her POA be present during a mandatory settlement conference?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Pamela Koslyn
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    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...

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  9. What if I cannot afford liability

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael R Crosner
    2. Scott Douglas Camassar
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    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.

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  10. Small business structure

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Phillip Monroe Smith
    3. Sean Anthony Brady
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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