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Agavni Gina Hogtanian

Glendale Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. I got hit from behing while stopped at a red light. I need information on how to sue.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Joseph Podolsky
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    Since you have already retained an attorney, you should direct all of these questions to him/her. Your attorney may pursue all possible remedies through the insurance claims process and make the appropriate recommendations to you on whether or when to file a lawsuit and against whom. The answer depends on many facts and circumstances which are best left to a confidential consultation with your attorney, rather than a discussion on a public forum such as this one.

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  2. If I sue for sexual harassment and lose, do I have to pay the opposing side's attorneys' fees or costs?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    2. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    3. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    4. James Carl Eschen III
    5. David Andrew Mallen
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    Generally speaking, you would not be responsible for the other party's attorney's fees, unless your lawsuit was considered "frivolous" under the law - in a nutshell, this means lacking in merit and unsupported by facts and law, and other, more detailed factors defined by case law. A prevailing party is entitled to reimbursement of costs of litigation, so if you were to lose your case, you would be responsible for the other party's costs, after having the opportunity to contest some of the...

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  3. Auto accident in CA; When is the owner of the vehicle (driven by another) liable for more than 15k. Owner has assets.Driver none

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Edward Myers
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Max Klein
    4. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    Consult with and retain an attorney as soon as possible. Outside of the maximum limit for the owner's liability, which is statutory, there may or may not be facts to support a viable vicarious liability or negligent entrustment claim to go beyond the limit.

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  4. Are there attorneys who do not charge up front for cases involving dog bites? What should I look 4 in this attorney & where?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paul J Molinaro
    2. Robert Max Klein
    3. Michael Raymond Daymude
    4. Frank Marvin Nunes
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    I am sorry to hear about your daughter's accident - that must have been incredibly painful and shocking. Most attorneys, myself included, would handle a dog bite case on a contingency basis - meaning no legal fees before recovery. Look for someone who has at least ten or more years of civil litigation and insurance claims experience, integrity (based on reputation), a clean record with the State Bar, and someone with whom you feel comfortable communicating. The owner may or not have...

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  5. I had a minor car accident(rear fender) in Oct. 2011. I was at fault. The other party agreed to settle without filing a claim.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    2. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Michael Shemtoub
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    Something is not right in the scenario you present. Generally, once the insurance company receives a claim, the first thing it will do after taking down particulars of the claim, is to call its own insured (that would be you) to investigate and get your account of the accident, if not also request a recorded statement. They would not just cut a check. Was this a property damage claim only or a personal injury claim that was paid, or both? Did you have any writing memorializing what you...

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  6. I'm a plaintiff who recently signed a stip. by all parties, with a settle. fees to be rcvd by 01/01/13. StillI haven't rcvd chk?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It may simply be a matter of giving it some additional time. But since you are represented by an attorney, you should direct any and all questions to him or her and not second-guess the advice you are already receiving on this public website. Since your attorney worked to represent your interests and negotiated a settlement on your behalf. he would be in a much better position to advise you as to your options than anyone else on this site without having the benefit of the history of dealings...

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  7. Question regarding timing of filing of motion.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Seyed Abbas Kazerounian
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
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    Generally, "days" means calendar days in the CCP; "court days "are expressly specified as such - unless the specific statute or section indicates to the contrary.

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  8. What to do if you were not properly served?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett
    2. Robert Harlan Stempler
    3. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. John Joseph O'Brien
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    A missing ADR fact sheet does not invalidate the service, if service of the summons and complaint was otherwise proper. You have to file an answer or responsive pleading within 30 days, otherwise you will risk entry of default against you. You can get the fact sheet from the court or at most, request that plaintiff provide you with one or let the court know at the case management conference that you were not provided with one. However, the best course of action is to seek representation from...

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  9. Despite after two meet and confers, the defendant failed to provide full and complete responses to form interrogatories 15.1 and

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. John Joseph O'Brien
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    The recourse in that situation is a motion to compel further responses, Keep in mind that your motion must be filed no later than 45 days from service of the inadequate responses, unless you have a written agreement extending that deadline. Good luck!

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  10. Can a city employee be subpoena to testify in a limited case .

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    3. Neil Pedersen
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    Yes. In a limited civil case, if this is a non-party witness, you may want to try to get the information informally before incurring the expense of a deposition or figuring out if information is helpful for trial subpoena. Have you tried to call, email, or write to him first? If that does not prove to be fruitful, you can subpoena him for deposition or trial. Be sure to read the disclaimer below.

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