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Adina T Stern

Rancho Santa Margarita Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

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  1. MSC on 1/29/14 what should I expect?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Adina T Stern
    2. Marcus William Morales
    2 lawyer answers

    MSC stands for mandatory settlement conference. An Mandatory Settlement Conference is a settlement negotiation. There is a mediator who will talk with either you and your attorney or your attorney alone. The mediator will try to go between you and the other party to help mediate a settlement of your case. There is not much you need to do to "prepare" for a Mandatory Settlement Conference other than discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case with your attorney and have realistic...

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  2. What do I need to do to change the manager name in my LLC?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Adina T Stern
    2. Vadim R. Alden
    2 lawyer answers

    As the previous attorney indicated, you must check your operating agreement and comply with it. Once you have gone through the proper procedure for changing managers, file a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State. The form can be found at the link listed below. IMPORTANT NOTE: This response was prepared by Adina T. Stern, A Professional Law Corporation for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. The information available in this answer is...

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  3. Can I sue Carnival Cruises?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Adina T Stern
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    3. Dana Howard Shultz
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    Your rights against Carnival arise from maritime law - the law of the sea. Generally, speaking, a shipowner owes passengers a duty to take ordinary reasonable care under the circumstances. If it is determined that the fire occurred due to a lack of ordinary reasonable care, you could have an action against Carnival. That being said, it is important to save your ticket because a passenger’s ticket is basically considered the contract between you and Carnival. It probably states where you...

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  4. Frivolous lawsuit from an unlicensed contractor, how to determine?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    2. Brad S Kane
    3. Sagar P. Parikh
    4. Adina T Stern
    5. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    5 lawyer answers

    You indicate that this individual "is suing" you. If they have filed a lawsuit you may be able to dispose of it through a legal motion known as a "demurrer" depending on how the complaint is drafted. There are certain legal requirements and deadlines involved in a demurrer and various other legal procedures that arise in litigation. If you have actually been sued and served you really should not try to handle this yourself and should retain a real estate lawyer to assist you.

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  5. I cosigned for my sisters apartment 08/15/2005 then 08/30/2005 another cosigner agreement was signed by my sister

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Adina T Stern
    2. Kenny Kean Tan
    2 lawyer answers

    I assume you do not live in the apartment and a copy of the notice was mailed to you. If you have a copy of the new document, you should contact the landlord and let the landlord know you were not a party to the new lease. I suggest you get a copy of the new lease either from your sister or her other cosigner. Additionally, if the new lease simply added another cosigner instead of replacing you, you could have a problem. You needed the new document to replace the original one not supplement...

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  6. If you have care,custody,&control of another person's horse,can they pickup their horse without paying the board/feed bill?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2. Christopher Scott Malloy
    3. Adina T Stern
    3 lawyer answers

    Most board facilities take a security deposit and charge board like rent - a month in advance. I assume you do not have a security deposit that will cover the partial month's board. You are entitled to an "Agister's Lien" against a horse under California law. Some boarding stables will install a lock on the horse's stall once board is past due. If you board horses in the future, it may be a good idea to print out the law so that you could show it to a law enforcement officer. (I...

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  7. Boundary issue

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Adina T Stern
    2. Joseph Clark Melino
    2 lawyer answers

    I believe that is a good start. Litigation is costly and if you can reach an amicable solution with the bank before they sell the property that would be best. The bank may be willing to remove the manufactured home depending on its condition. Because other people can walk on your land there are other issues that arise. You could be held liable for someone who injures themselves on your property so you should make sure you have insurance that would protect you. This is another reason why...

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  8. I received a summons with no court seal and no court date.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Adina T Stern
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were served with a summons it should have accompanied other documents such as a complaint. You will have 30 days from the date of service to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint if it was personally served. If it was served by substitute service, look out for a copy in the mail because your response will be due 40 days from the date on the postmark. I strongly suggest you consult with an attorney. Being sued is a serious matter and must be dealt with by a professional.

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  9. Sustaining Demurrers with Leave to Amend

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Adina T Stern
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    I will assume you are the plaintiff in this question. You will not waive your right to appeal if you timely file an amended complaint. The key question, however, is whether you will have a valid grounds for appeal. Most non-lawyers do not understand the nature of a demurrer. It means you did not write the complaint properly, it does not mean you do not have a valid case. Unfortunately, if you do not write the complaint properly you will never have the opportunity to present that case. An...

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  10. Proving Property/Boundary Lines in Orange County, CA., Fullerton CA

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Golnar Sargeant
    2. Adina T Stern
    3. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3 lawyer answers

    You will need to get a survey. That is the only way to determine the precise boundary lines. The Preliminary Title Report generally will not tell you the exact boundaries. Once you have the survey you will know where the boundary is located. If a fence or other structure needs to be moved you will need to work that out or consult an attorney.

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