What Ms. Sinclair means is you cannot post to solicit an attorney to contact you. Rather, this site is used for asking general legal questions regarding various types of law. If you wish to hire an attorney, you have to be pro-active and do the leg work and look yourself. Avvo's directory of attorneys is very complete.
When you say Plaintiff filed an objection on time, I hope you mean an "Opposition" filed at least 14 days before the hearing, and I hope your Opposition presented evidence in the form of declarations and/or deposition testimony which raises at least one triable issue of material fact.
What the judge is looking for is evidence to show that there are material disputes of fact which entitles you the plaintiff to go to trial.
Unfortunately, it is not possible (especially on a public forum such as Avvo) to give you an opinion on what you might still be able to do now to avoid alter ego liability. There are many factors, some which you can change (corporate minutes), others which you cannot change after the fact (such as undercapitalization and commingling of funds).
Generally speaking, the alter ego doctrine can be used to "pierce the corporate veil" to obtain personal liability against individuals who own and...
It sounds like the defendant has filed a motion for summary adjudication. You need to file a timely opposition 14 calendar days from the motion hearing date.
As the plaintiff, you must demonstrate conduct which “exceeds all bounds of decency usually tolerated in a decent society.” (Murray v. Oceanside Unified School Dist. (2000) 79 Cal.App.4th 1338, 1362–1363.) Adding an IIED claim might make it a little easier to claim punitive damages. California Civil Code section 3294 permits an award...
I assume you are contemplating hiring a tax lawyer or tax law firm.
You can ask these questions. However, some of these questions relating to other clients are really generally and not relevant to your engagement. Questions regarding expectations for billing and resolving billing disputes are legitimate.
You don't have to make it known that you got burned before or specifically how it happened. Just make known your concerns.
As for whether you ought to hire a second law firm to...
In California, when a complaint is verified (meaning signed under penalty of perjury), then the answer must also be verified. In your case, the plaintiff filed a motion to strike because the amended complaint was verified but your answer was not verified. You will need to file a First Amended Answer to the amended complaint which admits or denys (or states that you lack sufficient knowledge to admit or deny) the allegations of each paragraph.
The last page of your First Amended Answer to...
Yes, you have the right to discovery notwithstanding the fact that the pleadings are not yet "at issue" due to the pending demurrer and motion to strike. Just because a demurrer is pending does not excuse a party from responding to written discovery. Discovery and pleadings are two separate tracks. Responding to discovery (or not responding) has no effect whatsoever on the status of the pleadings. It does not render the demurrer or motion to strike moot. Discovery relates to evidence,...
Yes, the non-party witness can object on the grounds the question violates the witness's right of privacy. The question as phrased is also compound because being arrested and being convicted are two separate issues. Generally speaking, a felony conviction could be relevant to a witness's credibility. But any arrest or any conviction for any crime would be overly broad.
No, there is no requirement that the employer provide you with a reason for terminating your employment. Such information is not required to be documented by law.
However, if you are applying for unemployment benefits, the employer is obligated to disclose reason(s) why you would not be qualified for unemployment benefits, such as misconduct.