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Seyed Abbas Kazerounian

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  • At the end of May I was contacted by a collection agency seeking to collect over $4000 on a debt they claimed I owed.

    The debt originator is real estate agency I have not rented from for 2 years. My last date of rental with them was 6-30-11. I had not heard from my former real estate agency in 2 years except one letter. I still have the letter which was dated Jul...

    Seyed’s Answer

    It is difficult to say whether the collection attempts are legal without more details and seeing the letters. Under the FDCPA the collector has to have certain notices and information about the debt in their first correspondence. Without seeing the letter I cannot tell whether they have adhered to the statute. If not, you have legal recourse. Also I would need more detail about your deposit. Ther ecould be something there also. It sounds promising so I suggest you contact a consumer attorney in your area.

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  • How long does a bank usually charge off a debt after the last payment?

    And when its charged off how long does it take for a debt collector to pick it up? Would the bank sell the debt within 60 days after last payment to a debt collector?

    Seyed’s Answer

    Counsel are both right. There is no hard line rule as to how long banks wait before they charge off the debt - it varies from bank to bank. If they are calling you, you should contact a consumer attorney because they may be violating consumer statutes like the RFDCPA and/or the TCPA.

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  • Looking for lawyer who can draw partnership agreement for E2 visa in California

    I am looking for business attorney who has drawn partnership agreement for E2 visa. I am buying 70% shares out of my friends company who runs restaurant business in California. Please forward me your contact information if you are from California.

    Seyed’s Answer

    If you call my office i can give you a referral.

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  • Received Summons: Capital one suing for credit card debt that was written / charged off. What can and what should I do?

    I have been unemployed / unemployable due to chronic health conditions, according to SSDI guidelines, since 2009. Disability claim is still pending...in appeals / hearing phase, waiting to be scheduled according to my attorney's assistant. ...

    Seyed’s Answer

    Get a free consultation from local consumer attorney. Defending this case is cheaper than you think. Also they will screen to see if your rights have not been violated by he law firm bringing the suit. If they have, you may be able to work out a deal on the defense so that you are not out of pocket.

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  • Owner not paying water bill, what are my rights?

    my rental contract states that the owner will pay for water, sewage, and trash. today, a rep from the city notified all of the tenants that the owner has not paid the water bill since may, and the water will be shut off the first week of august. ...

    Seyed’s Answer

    You need to seek help from a real estate lawyer. If your water is shut off, you may have good grounds for leaving the premises with no penalty as your land lord would be in breach of contract and breach of implied warranty of habitability

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  • Are holdover tenants treated differently in unlawful detainers from at will tenants?

    we are holdover tenants (with good reason) who have been served with an unlawful detainer. We do not think the person trying to evict us has acquired legal title. How can we fight the complaint?

    Seyed’s Answer

    See a landlord-tenant attorney in our area. Who has legal title to a property is easy to establish and a matter of public record.

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  • Is hiring a property management company changing the lease?

    I am 5 months into a lease in California. Suddenly some man showed up saying he's with the new property management company. My lease does not mention a property management company. Can the landlord make such a change? Is this the same concept ...

    Seyed’s Answer

    No i agree with counsel. This is not a change in terms. But do verify with your landlord that this person is who they say they are

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  • How to oppose a demurrer

    1. Do you file an opposition or do you just respond with an amended complaint? 2. If complaint has already been answered, do I have to file a motion for leave to amend or can I just file an amended complaint in response to the demurrer? T...

    Seyed’s Answer

    You ate asking very different questions here. I suggest you hire an attorney as this is is very technical motion practice. But to answer your questions:
    1. You file an opposition to a demurrer or amend out of it if you can cure the issue with amendment (but be careful in how you do that so that you do not run afoul of standards associated with sham pleadings)
    2. Yes you need a noticed motion unless opposition stipulates
    Also you may have specifically alleged facts but it is possible to still demur if your facts do not amount to a plausible cause of action. Good luck

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  • Thanks in advance. I have a debt collection suit for $5,750. Its a debt-buyer, not original creditor. Need to plot next move.

    Your community is awesome. Here's my issue. I have a debt collector suing me in Los Angeles County (Chatsworth Courthouse). Its a debt-buyer - not the original creditor. The amount is $5,750. The debt is 3 years and 9 months old. I have no assets ...

    Seyed’s Answer

    Our law firm website has detailed information as you should handle such a suit - see www.kazlg.com
    Either way, I suggest that you contact a lawyer hat understands this area of law ASAP.

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  • What is the Smartest way for me to respond?

    I am being sued for old credit card debt. The last time I paid a credit card bill was over 4 years ago, exceeding the 4-year Statute of Limitations. Therefore, I submitted a Demand for Bill of Particulars to the Plaintiff requesting PROOF of t...

    Seyed’s Answer

    I agree with counsel. Get a debt defense atty quickly. They need to bring a motion to compel swiftly

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