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Kenneth Evan Chyten

Oxnard Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Can I sue for defamation of character .

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Lewis Swenson
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Kenneth Evan Chyten
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    The knowing and intentional filing of a false police report is a violation of the Penal Code. However, since no one other than you and the police officer taking the report was aware of the false claims that had been made, you did not suffer any form of compensable damage to your reputation. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RESPONSE SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A LEGAL OPINION OR ADVISE, AND DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. IN ORDER TO RENDER A LEGAL OPINION OR ADVISE, THE RESPONDING...

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  2. How do I draft a motion or application to extend time?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Kenneth Lewis Swenson
    3. Kenneth Evan Chyten
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    Your attorney should contact opposing counsel, tell him he is substituting into the case, and wants an extension of time to respond to the discovery. As he is new to the case, such an extension will almost assuredly be granted. If opposing counsel refuses to give an extension of time to respond, have your attorney serve objections, and indicate that further responses will be voluntarily provided. I would strongly urge you to consult immediately with a litigator skilled in this area...

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  3. Are attorney fees + costs recoverable to the prevailing party in a civil restraining order? If not, what is recoverable?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    3. Pamela Koslyn
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    Attorney's fees are only recoverable if provided by statute or contract, and requested in an appropriate document filed witth the court. If you were entitled to such fees, they should have been requested in the application for or oppsition to the temporary restaining order. If the court did not award such fees, when requested, it was either due to an oversight, or was declined. If the order did not provide for fees, when orally awarded by the court, you can request clarification or...

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  4. Can CA employer take 4 weeks of vacation time earned?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Steven Alan Fink
    2. Kenneth Lewis Swenson
    3. Kenneth Evan Chyten
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    The employer was obligated to compensate you for all accrued vacation time at the time you were laid off. The failure to do so was a violation of the labor code. Should you file a legal action against the employer, you could be entiltled to interest, penalties, and attorney's fees, in addition to the unpaid vacation time. I would strongly urge you to consult immediately with a litigator skilled in this area of the law. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RESPONSE SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A...

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  5. How to change venue for a case in Solano County to LA County?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    2. Robert Harlan Stempler
    3. Joseph Clark Melino
    4. Theodore Lyons Araujo
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    Collection is not dependent on which county in California issued the judgment. Moreover, there would ne no basis for transferring a case after judgment was entered. You simply need to execute on your judgment. You can start off by recording an abstract of judgment in whichever counties the debtor owns property or maintains assets.

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  6. I worked for a start-up company for nearly a year and never got paid. I finally emailed requesting pay & he closed the company.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    2. Herbert J Tan
    2 lawyer answers

    You can sue for breach of implied contract, in which you allege the amount of your compensation was implicitly the reasonable value of the services provided. If the owner never intended to pay, you can also sue him for promissory fraud, which is making a promise without intention of performing. The latter claim, if proven, could entitle recovery of punitive damages.

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  7. Should I get something signed from the home owner as he returns my deposit?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    2. Steven Alan Fink
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    I would suggest you get a written release from the owner stating he has agreed to accept the amount you have paid for repairs as full consideration for any damage to the leased premises. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RESPONSE SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A LEGAL OPINION OR ADVISE, AND DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. IN ORDER TO RENDER A LEGAL OPINION OR ADVISE, THE RESPONDING ATTORNEY WOULD NEED FAR MORE INFORMATION THAN HAS BEEN PROVIDED, AND WOULD NEED TO BE RETAINED PURSUANT TO...

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  8. If I've been served in a civil suit but the case has now been stayed and moved to binding arbitration, am I still obligated

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    You do not need to respond to the complaint if the entire action has been stayed and ordered to arbitration, and is not limited to the claims against the defendants who were signatory to an agreement containing the arbitration provision. The minute order of the court will make clear whether the stay applies to all defendants, or merely to the defendants who were ordered to arbitration. Feel free to contact me by telephone or e-mail if you would like to discuss this matter. Telephone: (...

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  9. Can I obtain my original file from a lawyer if the case is over

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    3. Peter Robert Stone
    3 lawyer answers

    The advice you get from the State Bar is correct. Send a certified letter to the attorney demanding your files. If he refuses to turn them over, report this matter to the State Bar.

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  10. Deposition attire - sunglasses

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Evan Chyten
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. John M. Kaman
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    There is no rule regarding what attire can be worn at a deposition. Nor are you required to face the attorney. You should, however, face the court reporter as it it hard to transcribe testimony when the witness' back is turned. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RESPONSE SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A LEGAL OPINION OR ADVISE, AND DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. IN ORDER TO RENDER A LEGAL OPINION OR ADVISE, THE RESPONDING ATTORNEY WOULD NEED FAR MORE INFORMATION THAN HAS BEEN...

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