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Roy Lee Comer

Newport Beach Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. If you file a demurrer, are you making an appearance in c case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Alan Fink
    2. David Nathan Bregman
    3. Roy Lee Comer
    4. Robert Harlan Stempler
    4 lawyer answers

    Filing a demurrer is the legal equivalent of "so what?" You are, in essence, asking the court to rule that *even if* the facts of the case as pleaded in the complaint are taken as true, you have no legal liability to the plaintiff that started the law suit. Unfortunately, unless your demurrer is the proverbial "silver bullet" -- that it will actually dispose of the case at that stage -- the plaintiff is given another change to amend the complaint (almost always, and in 30+ years of practice, I'...

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  2. How many times can a judge continue a court case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    2. Roy Lee Comer
    3. Susan Pernick
    3 lawyer answers

    To build on what the previous answers have provided, it is not clear from your question whether the new trial dates are ordered by the judge, or at the request of opposing party. If by the judge, there is (by definition) no limit, because the judge is the one that controls the courtroom. Sometimes there are just too many cases to be heard in that courtroom on that day ... similar to an airplane overbooking the flight. Sometimes the judge reschedules the case to "force" the parties to keep...

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  3. How do i file a continuance?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Ronald Lee Burdge
    2. Roy Lee Comer
    2 lawyer answers

    While I am not licensed to practice law in Ohio, (California lawyer, practice for over 30 years, and I teach Civil Procedure as an adjunct professor) the rules regarding a request for a continuance of a trial or a motion are generally the same from state to state. The judge has the inherent authority to regulate the matters in his/her courtroom. All parties have the right to expect an orderly process of bringing disputes before the Court for resolution. The competing policies of timely...

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  4. Just received a notice in the mail the state VS me !!! i have no idea what that is , how can i find out before i go ? thank you

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen F Wallace
    2. Roy Lee Comer
    2 lawyer answers

    Building on the previous answer--it depends if this is a criminal or civil case. If criminal, you've been charged with a crime, and you will want to call the District Attorney for the county that is listed on the first page of the complaint to determine what the charges are. I suspect, however, that this is a civil (not criminal) matter and you are being sued to either (1) pay money back to the state or (2) do, or stop doing, something that violates a state law. The easiest and fastest...