Ramona Rae Hallam’s Answers

Ramona Rae Hallam

Encinitas Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Time limits for a court to adjudicate a case.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ramona Rae Hallam
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    2 lawyer answers

    It is difficult in family law cases to pin down the end of a case where all issues are adjudicated. In addition to the parties themselves raising issues constantly, the court has continuing jurisdiction over the matters. Thus, even if you obtain a final adjudication, often it is not final. For instance, if there is a court order granting spousal support, but there is non-compliance by one spouse or the other (in not paying, or not looking for work while receiving), an order to show case...

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  2. A judgment was made for overpayment. They applied Plus Filing Fees and other court fees. Can I pay what I originally owed still?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ramona Rae Hallam
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    2 lawyer answers

    Most things in life are negotiable. There is a chance they will waive fees, but on such a small amount, they may decide to accept payments on the amount due. It never hurts to simply call the judgment creditor to ask for a break. This answer is provided for informational purposes only, is not intended to create, nor does it create any further duty to respond. No attorney/client relationship is formed by response to this question, nor is it intended to be anything other than the...

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  3. In California, my 25 yr old son got in car accident (his fault). Insurance couldn't cover everything. Now atty threatening me.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Robert Max Klein
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    All of the above responses are correct. You should definitely telephone the insurance company immediately.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. I was rear-ended in November, I had a passenger,The hit caused my car to hit another car. I have soft tissue damage,

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    2. Ramona Rae Hallam
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    3 lawyer answers

    A soft tissue injury can cause later problems with your spine. My firm handles cases such as these and would welcome an opportunity to consult with you. Please feel free to give me a call for a free consultation.

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  5. The defense attorney from my workmans comp case wants to settle for 15k.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Brett A. Borah
    2. Ramona Rae Hallam
    2 lawyer answers

    Although I do not specialize in worker's comp cases, I can tell you that the attorney pool has been reduced in the past few years as the amounts paid for injuries has been significantly reduced. Any settlement or lawsuit in your case will depend to a large degree upon whether you can prove causation, that is, can you prove that the injury is actually "work related." Their position may be that your stroke was caused by genetics despite your lack of other factors such as diabetes, high blood...

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  6. If you are sued in CA limited civil court for less than the max ($25,000), can a judge rule for punitive/legal in excess of 25k?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lloyd Stewart Mann
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Ramona Rae Hallam
    3 lawyer answers

    I concur with my esteemed colleague's response.

  7. CA palo alto dui, blew .08 on the field, .07 at the station. suggestions to what i say in court?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ramona Rae Hallam
    2. Joshua Gramling Stein
    3. Ali Ebrahimzadeh
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you may have a probable cause motion. If the police do not have probable cause to stop you, the court may suppress the stop. Should they do so, all evidence seized thereafter may be suppressed. The outcome will depend upon when you turned on your lights, where the officer was when he saw you, and whether you can prove your theory of the case. An experienced DUI attorney can advise you. Call for a free consultation if you'd like. This answer is provided for...

  8. Considering hiring a lawyer for a DUI back in Dec 2008 that didn't get filed until July of 2009. No plea or appearance yet

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Moises Aguilar
    3. Ramona Rae Hallam
    4. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    5. John Leif Fossum
    5 lawyer answers

    You should definitely appear. First, something is fishy with the DMV stating that they will suspend your license if you do not appear in court. They usually are not the people who notify you of a court date. Despite never having received notice, you should call the DMV to see what they are up to and call the courts to see what the District Attorney is up to. It seems that action may have been taken without your knowledge and that this is not the first hearing. I strongly advise an...

  9. I have a question regarding age discrimination

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ramona Rae Hallam
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    2 lawyer answers

    To file under FEHA you must belong to a protected class (i.e., over forty (40) years of age), you were subjected to an adverse employment action (like termination, demotion, suspension), and that similarly situated employees (others outside the protected class) were treated differently and more favorably. You may also raise an inference of discrimination using statistical evidence, comparative evidence, or direct evidence. Direct evidence is the most persuasive, such as discriminatory...

  10. Received a criminal subpoena, the persons charge is 69. What is Charge: 69?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Ramona Rae Hallam
    2. Lewis Robert Rosenblum
    3. William Carlos Makler
    3 lawyer answers

    If it is Penal Code 69 it is: Resisting Executive Officers Every person who attempts, by means of any threat or violence, to deter or prevent an executive officer from per-forming any duty imposed upon such officer by law, or who knowingly resists, by the use of force or violence, such officer, in the performance of his duty, is punishable by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by im-prisonment in the state prison, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by...