My H.O.A. website gives contact information to direct concerns and complaints; I called the numbers and left a message for my H.O.A. representative; the rep didn't get back to me in a timely manner so I called again and told me to email the compla...
Non-defamatory statements made to a Homeowners Association by a member of the Association are generally considered to be speech that is protected by the First Amendment. If you were to be sued by the Homeowners Association for making non-defamatory statements, you might be able to have the lawsuit dismissed under the anti-SLAPP laws. It is probably a good idea for you to consult with an attorney to get an assessment of your legal position before engaging in any further communications with the Homeowners Association.See question
are public entities exempt from paying filing fees for civil cases?
The prior posts are correct concerning the exemption given to public entities for payment of filing fees.See question
I hired an unlicensed contractor and after a few days of them working it was apparent that he was no contractor at all..So I fired him and tossed them out of my house,, I had given them a check for 1000.00 and put a stop pmt on that check... ...
An unlicensed contractor does not have the ability to claim compensation. You may consider contacting the Contractors State License Board and filing a complaint against the unlicensed contractor. If you were to be sued for the performance of unlicensed construction work, the contractor would have the obligation to prove that he is licensed. In the absence of such proof, the contractor cannot claim the right to payment. I suggest you contact a local construction lawyer or my office to assist you in understanding your rights and remedies.See question
who do you need to contact to redeem Cash Value of a Judges Performance Bond? what specific forms do you need to Redeem the Cash Value of the Judges Performance Bond? and how to have the Judge incarcerated for Malpractice, False Swearing, and Brea...
I agree with the prior post. It appears that you are mixing up a lot of different ideas. Judges don't have performance bonds. If you have a complaint about a state court judge, you file a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Performance. Because Judges do not take on clients, they cannot be sued for malpractice. Judges do not, as a rule, testify in court, so they are not considered liable for perjury, which is what I think you mean by the term "false swearing." Judges can enter into contracts, but their contracts are not usually associated with their roles as judges, as those kinds of contracts are usually handled through the local courts, not the individual judges. The Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is unlikely to have anything to do with a complaint you have against a judge, as that deals generally with the issue of state versus federal jurisdiction. If you have a complaint about how a judge handled your case, I suggest you consult with an attorney to help you understand what kinds of remedies are available to you. There is a very limited time to appeal or challenge a judge's ruling, so I suggest you contact a lawyer immediately.See question
I am trying to find someone who can help my ex-wife and I fill out a quick claim deed. This is the first time we are filling out a form like this and need some help understanding it and making sure we are doing everything correctly as to not caus...
I think you are referring to a "quit claim" deed. The kind of lawyer you need is a real estate lawyer. The San Diego County Bar Association has a lawyer referral service that can help you find a lawyer meeting your needs. The link is below.See question
Vietnamese in Berkeley has NOD filed to foreclose on her 650K home . BofA/MONY are foreclosing on 314K second. Lady owed 14K on the second .
A "land trust" will have no effect upon an otherwise valid foreclosure. There appears to be a great deal of misinformation concerning the use of a "land trust" to protect oneself from various claims. Watch out for scam artists who use "land trusts" as a remedy for all kinds of problems.See question
Would really like an answer on this topic.They just contacted me after 12 yrs!
I agree with the prior post. Without a description of the type of claim or the specific name of the agency, board, or other entity, it is impossible to determine what time limitations there may be on asserting claims.See question
I am seeking to file a second amended complaint. I understand that the opposing side can stipulate to the amendment or not (in which case a motion must be filed). I do not believe that defense will agree to the stipulation as they are preparing ...
If you are aware of the issues concerning the summary judgment motion, you may wish to consider whether to anticipate those issues in your amended complaint. In terms of your concerns about the opposition getting an advanced look, I suggest you weigh the true advantage to you of potentially obtaining a stipulation, as opposed to the expense of preparing a motion to seek leave to amend. You have no legal obligation to provide them with a copy, but you do have an obligation to provide a proposed copy of your amended complaint with your motion to seek leave to amend. Be sure to review the Rules of Court when preparing your motion to amend the complaint. There are specific requirements concerning these kinds of motions.See question
A Property Owner (#1) has decided to replace all his fencing. The fencing line is shared with 5 property owners. Owner (#1) has decided to purchase all the material and hire a contractor to do the installation. Owner (#1) is requesting that the ot...
Business & Professions Code section 7044 allow an owner to perform construction work on his or her own home without a license. I would ask the homeowner to provide a copy of the contract. It should be in the form of a Home Improvement Contract that gives you projected start and end dates, as well as the payment schedule. You and the other homeowners should think about having an agreement with Property Owner #1 concerning this work, so that all are treated fairly. Obtaining a valid form of lien release is also a very good idea.See question
I am filling out paperwork and would like to include my evidence. how would i do that?
If you are in small claims court, bring three sets of your evidence to court, (1) one for the judge, (2) one for the opposing party (if there is more than one opposing party, then have one copy for each opposing party, and (3) one copy for any witnesses who are going to testify about the document. If you are not in small claims court, then the procedures are much more complicated, and, as the prior poster noted, you would need a book to describe all that is needed to present evidence.See question