Golnar Sargeant’s Answers

Golnar Sargeant

Irvine Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. I've had a neighbors dog constantly getting into my yard. I did all I could to keep him out he got in my yard & injured my dog.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Allister Rex Liao
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Stephen Ross Cohen
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    The landlord is likely not liable because it did not happen at his house, it happened on your property. See if your homeowner's insurance will help with this since it happened at your property. You can also sue the dog owners--if they're going to pass it off on each other, you can sue them both and have then sort it out--you can take them to small claims court.

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  2. Does employers have to work with peoples schedules due to childcare or school schedule?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Sagar P. Parikh
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Kashif Haque
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    If you're a member of a union, talk to your rep and see if they can help. Otherwise, California is an "at will" employment state, and other than maternity/paternity leave (which does not apply to you), and laws about accommodating disabilities, there is not much that can be done. I would spend your energy looking for another job.

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  3. Defamation of Character / Libel

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
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    This is a real toughie (I'll explain why below). But before I do, I want to make sure you understand something very well: truth is a defense to defamation, and because of that, once you sue for defamation, the defendant has a right to get into every personal detail of your life. If you are a person that values privacy, this is not for you. In order to prove the only defense available (truth), they can do discovery, interrogatories, document demands, depositions, even depose people that know you,...

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  4. HOW DO I LEGALLY GET A FAKE, NEGATIVE REVIEW ABOUT MY BUSINESS REMOVED FROM YELP?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Andrew Mark Jaffe
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    I'm afraid there is very little you can do. Internet posts have huge protection. You can report it to Yelp, but if they don't want to take it down, the only way you can get it removed (if you even win) is you would have to sue Yelp, have your attorney subpoena records containing the IP address of this reviewer, then once you can prove who it was, you will have to sue the person for Defamation. A court will not entertain conjecture, hearsay, speculation that it is your new business competitor....

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  5. I am a male and live in California. A lady friend asked for some sperm. Can I create a legal agreement for no child support?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Christian Frederick Paul
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    Yes, but it is imperative that you think this through very carefully and have a very detailed agreement drafted by an attorney which makes it extremely clear what your rights and obligations are. Are you to see the child? If so, how often? If not, it must make clear you have no legal rights to the child and that you are giving up all rights to the child. Obviously, your lack of financial responsibility is one of the many factors to be addressed. Remember, you'll have a child running around that...

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  6. My truck was stolen from my gated community. Can I sue

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Golnar Sargeant
    3. Christopher John Gansen
    4. Richard Marc Katz
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    An HOA has no legal duty to keep residents or their property safe. Go the insurance route.

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  7. A pit bull dog bit my dog, causing a 1" permanent scar on my service dog's mouth while in a pet store. What should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Michelle L. Radloff
    3. Tatiana Kadetskaya
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    You should have called the cops immediately when it happened. They would have detained this person and gotten their info for the police report. At this point, you can call the non-emergency number of the police department and see what they can do. You are entitled to sue this other dog owner for the damages to your dog and vet bills. If the cops can not help, then see about contacting Petco's corporate office. Since it's a service animal, see if a disability rights group will help put pressure...

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  8. What are laws for someone to sue for slander, defamation of character, libel and harassment.? What constitutes this?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Daniel S Garner
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Steve Eliot Sanderfer
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    If your name was not used, there have to be enough identifying markers that would put an average reasonable person on notice that they are talking about you. For example, if someone says "someone at Acme Corp is a crook" that's not enough because an average person wouldn't know who they're talking about. "The redhead at Acme Corp is a prostitute" could be defamation if you are the only redhead. Libel is written defamation and slander is spoken defamation. Truth is a defense to defamation. So...

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  9. I just came into the USA on a study visa and i live with my aunt... she wants me to sign a contract that states I will not drink

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Golnar Sargeant
    3. Scott Thomas Helsper
    4. Alexander Joseph Segal
    5. Dakin Neville Ferris
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    Well, if you don't sign it, she can kick you out of her house. No one can force her to have you live in her house. So why don't you just move out? What do you want a lawyer to do for you? We can't force her to let you live there. You are an adult and if you want to drink, which you have the right to do because you are not a minor, then you can move out of her house. You can't have both. She does not want a drinker living with her. That's that. So you can refuse to sign the contract and live...

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  10. My son is getting bullied. Is it legal for me to beat up the bully?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher John Gansen
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Wendy Marie Schenk
    4. David Herman Hirsch
    5. Golnar Sargeant
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    No, it is not legal. You are an adult who will have committed battery on a child. You will do serious jail time and CPS will probably investigate you to see if you are fit to raise your own child. The fact that this child is and has bullied yours will be no excuse whatsoever under the law. It is not defense of others or anything else under the law remotely resembling any kind of defense. This is how you can deal with a bully without going to jail and doing hard time: Call the cops and report...

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