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Douglas Maurice Carasso

Newport Beach Class Action Attorney.

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  1. As a pro se litigant, i am at the first stage of litigation and have been asked to supply interregatories and documents. Is it

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Paul Ward
    2. Douglas Maurice Carasso
    3. John T. O'Neal
    4. Kenneth Love Jr.
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    You can object to or not fully or properly answer any question that you like or see fit. But if you do, be aware of the danger. Opposing counsel will then likely "meet and confer" either by letter or telephone in an attempt to get proper answers, and perhaps the waiver of certain objections. If you then do not provide full and complete responses and with only proper objections (if any), opposing counsel will likely file a "Motion to Compel," which will usually come with a request for sanctions...

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  2. Can I be present during a deposition of my business partner to help him with objections (litigating trademark opposition pro se)

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Douglas Maurice Carasso
    2. Bruno Patrick Bianchi
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael Byk
    5. Brian Howard Brick
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    The general rule is that in order to be present in a deposition, you must be (1) the court reporter, (2) a party, (3) a party's counsel, (4) a company party's representative, or (5) anyone else with the consent of the opposing party and counsel. So, you may want to ask before the deposition if they have any problem with your attending unless you are a representative of a partnership. As for objections, I recommend hiring an attorney to defend the deposition, so that the proper objections and...

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  3. Hello to all the lawyers, thank for your help.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Douglas Maurice Carasso
    2. Dabney Finch
    3. Dana B. Carron
    4. Herb Fox
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    Typically, in many jurisdictions, documents do not have to be signed by lawyers to be effective, unless the document is a declaration. But your question is a subtle one, and I recommend that you contact a local appellate attorney to answer it fully and accurately for you. Good luck.

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  4. What is the Los Angeles Superior Court asking for, and how to I clear the notes?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Douglas Maurice Carasso
    2. Gregory Paul Benton
    3. Christine James
    3 lawyer answers

    You can clear the notes by submitting a Declaration under Penalty of Perjury addressing all these points and answering them fully. Are you not represented by counsel? If not, you may want to contact a local Probate Litigation attorney to help you prepare the Declaration and file it with the Court. You can find such an attorney through the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

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  5. Is this defamation? -- accused of stealing, when i did not.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Michael John Jeandron
    2. Douglas Maurice Carasso
    3. Timothy E Fizer
    4. Charles P. Ward
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    As you describe it, it appears to be defamation. But further facts are required, including what specifically your boss said, how and where he/she said it, who else (if anyone?) heard what your boss said about you, and other such details. To determine if this is actionable, I recommend that you contact a solid personal-injury attorney.

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  6. How do you submit additional discovery in a civil case?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Douglas Maurice Carasso
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    Based on the limited info given, it appears that you cannot submit additional discovery demands before the hearing date, since, as you say, a protective order was granted, presumably prohibiting you from propounding such further discovery. More information is needed to clarify your issue and a full and complete response.

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  7. Attorney didn't file my response in divorce case, timely. Opposing counsel filed default 2 times. How can he charge me for this?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Edna Carroll Straus
    2. Christine James
    3. Kevin Arnold Spainhour
    4. Douglas Maurice Carasso
    5. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
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    This is a complicated and subtle question that you ask. I strongly recommend that you contact your local Bar Association to get recommendations for a free attorney consult in your Family Law case.

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  8. What can I expect to pay on average for an Attorney to file and answers for me in Superior Court

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Alan Ray Barnes
    2. Pardis Patrick Ashouri
    3. Eric D Ridley
    4. Michael Raymond Daymude
    5. Joseph Caleb Markowitz
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    It is too early to tell. It depends on whether an Answer or a Demurrer and/or Motion to Strike would be the proper response for you as an individual. Filing fees for the superior courts (I'm assuming it's superior and not municipal court) are public information on each court's website. As for the cost of hiring an attorney to draft an Answer listing all your denials and affirmative defenses or a Demurrer and/or Motion to Strike, it all depends on the legal issues raised by the Complaint. My...

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  9. My moms home was not put in probate

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Christine James
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    4. Douglas Maurice Carasso
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    In addition to the advice provided by other esteemed counsel, an important job for you is to compile any and all documentary evidence you can showing your mother's intent regarding what would happen to the home upon her passing, in addition to the unrecorded deed. You may want to gather these documents and seek counsel to analyze them to determine with more clarity all your rights.

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  10. What Kind of attorney do I need? litigation or construction, or lawsuits or what ? How to find a good one to fight for me?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. John P Corrigan
    2. Claire Lee Gargiulo
    3. Douglas Maurice Carasso
    4. Sean Thomas Dillenbeck
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    Contact your local county's Bar Association to get referred to a good Litigation attorney. You may want to talk to a Landlord-Tenant attorney, too. Also, check all your insurance policies to see if you may be entitled to an insurance-provided defense against this lawsuit. If so, you tender the complaint to your insurance company.

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