When one asserts they signed a mediation agreement out of duress, they are really alluding to the idea that a mediation agreement is first and foremost, a contract. A mediation agreement therefore, needs to follow rules of basic contract construction in order to be valid. In that vein, mediation agreements can be subject to invalidation by an aggrieved party due to duress, coercion, or perhaps even lack of informed consent by the aggrieved signing party.
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One would want to make sure they accomplished their goals of service, not getting a response, getting a default judgment on the record, possibly "proving it up" at a later hearing, etc. while being mindful of the statute of limitations (aka the time limit you're allowed to file lawsuit within). In California, very generally speaking, you have two years from the date of injury to file.
Absolutely not. An attorney is prohibited by the rules of ethics from representing you, then representing another individual against you in the same matter. One of the reasons for this is because the other side would now have access to your thought processes and arguments. If the attorney were to all of a sudden, use these things to represent someone else against you in the same matter, the legal process would be tainted by unfair advantage to the other side.
You mention the sale date was cancelled. That means whoever has title still has title. If that is the HOA, rent would be due to them. They may be unsure of whether to proceed with eviction because it is uncertain how long they will be able to hold on to the property, but to avoid money damages or notice to terminate down the road, you may want to negotiate or have an attorney negotiate with the HOA.
Your rent to the HOA and the HOA's mortgage to the bank are on completely separate...
Senate Bill 420 (The Medical Marijuana Program Act) is a good place to start. If you are starting from the ground up, you will be expending an outlay of an average of about $75,000. If you are using a turn key provider, you may very well pay over $100,000. You'd want to have an attorney do their due diligence on the paperwork, the entity, and their bona fides.
To be compliant means you have to abide by all laws applicable and to do that you have to ask yourself why you are opening a...
An adversary party demanding payment is attempting to put liability on you by suggesting the unlicensed contractor is your employee. The further suggestion will be that you are responsible for faulty contracting as well as workers' compensation insurance. All this can usually be avoided if an agreement is made only with licensed (and insured) contractors. You will need to collect all relevant documents related to this matter to assess it properly, or better yet, hand it off to a qualified,...
You are not prohibited from trying to work something out. However, if you notice a pattern where you are not getting anywhere with informal negotiation, it may be appropriate to wait until a 3rd party reviews the matter. The mediator usually issues recommendations to a judge that can be discussed at court by the parties, with the judge making the final decision.
Was the agreement reached between you and hospital to share the obligation to pay the unpaid portion memorialized in any way other than the check? Do you have a copy of the check?
The answers to these questions may help an attorney assessing your matter.
Visit with a local experienced immigration attorney who can help you put forth the best evidence to help you with your application. DACA is a one-shot deal so you don't want to send it and think "oh, I could have made my application stronger!"
Apparently the attorney has not even substituted in yet. As a result, any deals made with that attorney are moot. If the defendants have told you they are not supplying the discovery, it may be wise to move forward with a motion to compel once the deadline has run.