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Alison Swicker Gokal

Newport Beach Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Summary judgment and judicial notice question about attaching the noticed documents to a declaration but not to the jud. notice

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alison Swicker Gokal
    2. William Stanley Fitch
    2 lawyer answers

    No. Under CCP the documents should be attached. Given that the request is being filed with the MSJ, the judge may let this error go. Keep in mind judicial notice is at the discretion of the judge. If you have any issues with it, file an objection right away.

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  2. What is a fair settlement amount?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alison Swicker Gokal
    2. Neil Pedersen
    2 lawyer answers

    do you have a workers compensation attorney? The "settlement amount" is very complex in a workers compensation case when there requires future medical care. I am sorry, but it would be very difficult for anyone to speculate as to the value of your case without careful review of your medical records. I suggest you contact a local workers compensation attorney.

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  3. Please help!

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kathryn Ursula Tokarska
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Alison Swicker Gokal
    3 lawyer answers

    Just file a small claims case against her. This is not entrapment. You are allowed to initiate conversations and then send a cease and desist. Do not email her any more.

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  4. Motion for recondiseration question

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Neil Pedersen
    2. Alison Swicker Gokal
    2 lawyer answers

    in order for your motion to be timely, everything needs to be filed on time. If September 27th is the last day to file the motion, then you need to file the motion on that day. You will have an opportunity to file a reply. Keep in mind, the grounds for a motion for reconsideration are new law or facts not previously available at the time the original motion was filed.

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  5. More Information for Judge before Court Date to make Temp Restraining Order Permanent.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Neil Pedersen
    2. Alison Swicker Gokal
    2 lawyer answers

    you can submit a declaration in support of a permanent restraining order. Attach to the declaration all of your proof and try to have it to the court at least 5 court days before your next hearing. Also, I strongly recommend everytime an incident occurs, that you file a complaint with the local police department.

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  6. I purchased a car from a girl who claimed that it had just passed smog without any problems, at DMV I am told I need the cert.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Lewis King
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3. Alison Swicker Gokal
    4. Adam Jay Jaffe
    4 lawyer answers

    Please keep in mind that in California, any vehicle that was purchased outside of the state HAS to have a smog check by you, regardless of the last smog check. But if you purchased the vehicle in California, keep in mind the following (found at the following link): Most used vehicles need a smog check before they can be sold. If you are selling a used vehicle, you are responsible for getting a smog check ( if required ) before you can sell it. You DO NOT need to get a smog check to...

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  7. If I file an appeal for a Summary Judgment that was dismissed favoring the insured homeowner, what is the chance of settling?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alison Swicker Gokal
    2. Herb Fox
    2 lawyer answers

    Thank you for your question, but unfortunately I cannot give you an estimate on the probability of a settlement, as there are so many factors at play. I strongly suggest you speak with your attorney about a possible appeal as well as the possibility of a favorable settlement.

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  8. Does any one out there want to take on a pro bono case against a school district if we win you will get paid?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    2. Alison Swicker Gokal
    3. Constantine D. Buzunis
    3 lawyer answers

    Can you provide a brief overview of the facts in this case? What caused the expulsion?

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  9. How do I obtain a transcript from a small claims trial?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alison Swicker Gokal
    2. Adam Jay Jaffe
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    3 lawyer answers

    it depends on the court. Was there a court reporter present during the hearing? if so, you will need to contact that court report to request a transcript. The courtroom clerk should be able to provide you the reporter's email or number.

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  10. I have question on stay this it by judge The order granting defendants motion to dismiss pursuant f.r.c.p. 12b docket #28 On

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alison Swicker Gokal
    1 lawyer answer

    I am having difficulty fully understanding your question. What I can say is that if the court granted a Defendant's motion and the Plaintiff's complaint is dismissed without leave to amend, then the Plaintiff is out of luck as the case is dismissed and the Plaintiff cannot bring the case again.

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