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Robert Bruce Kopelson

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  • MY wife recently passed away and my atty changed my case from an accident to a wrongful death suit.

    He now says the 3 of them are entitled to an equal share for there pain and suffering. I am 82 there all in there late 50's. When my wife died I lost her income 3200.00 mo. I only get 1.000 mo. S.S. She has been my wife for 33 yrs. plus the real p...

    Robert’s Answer

    Conflict of interests for your atty to decide to represent your children. He should get informed consent from all to his representation. I have seen both a mediation with all claimants and binding arb as ways to resolve division if everyone cant agree. The split should represent an assessment of the damages as to all claimants. Your health, childrens health and ages, your wife's age, also factor in. Consult another local atty if you wish to switch lawyers.

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  • California Housing Authority has not acknowledged any written request/complaint since 12/2014. I have overwhelming evidence help

    I haven't been given my right to due process, I have copies of every complaint/request saved. a copy of my tenant file with so many discrepancies that lead you to believe there's something illegal going on BIG TIME! When I filed complaints with D...

    Robert’s Answer

    Talk to a local landlord tenant atty immediately. You should have sought help before going to court. If you have already been there and signed stipulations, it will be hard to undo them.

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  • Our trial date is July 22 2015. Do we pro per have time to request a deposition of the plaintiff? We are in California.

    The plaintiff has provided no proofs of any of her false statements and is still claiming discovery is ongoing. Does the plaintiff have to provide completion of discovery to the defendents before the trial date?

    Robert’s Answer

    You would have to go in ex parte to request the court allow it unless the pltf agrees to it. Discovery of this nature closes 30 days before the date set for trial.

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  • Is other non family who were injured in a car accident that my dad was killed in entitled to wrongful death insurance?

    My dad was killed in a car accident where he was the passenger and the driver was not related to him. Now the lawyers are saying that the driver is entitled to 200,000 and family spilt 300,000 of the wrongful death insurance. Us(my dad's family) b...

    Robert’s Answer

    Not enough info. Ask your attys to explain. Could be the driver has really bad injuries. Could be related to the policy limits of the responsible party. If policy limits are 300/500, then no one victim (dad or driver) can get more then 300k, and the total for the one incident wont be more than 500k. That might explain why death case gets 300k and driver left with 200k.

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  • How do I file an Amendment to Complaint rather than an Amended Complaint?

    Filed and served complaint. Gave defendant additional time to respond, then more time. Defendant now says I failed to name the product my complaint is about. He is right. I need to add a single line identifying the product. "The ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Send them written revocation of the extension to respond, and demand they respond within 10 days. They will then have demur, and you can then do your FAC. If you don't want to play games, just file the FAC and then in writing, respectfully request the atty accept service. if he refuses, just serve the deft.

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  • Can you sue a contractor for loss of revenue due to construction interference?

    We own a business next to a building that has been going through major construction to put in a restaurant. Our business has been severely impacted because of the road closures, parking issues, alley closure, etc. Though they have obtained city ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Mr. Chen has given sound advice as usual.

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  • When a document t is filed in the court with the clerk at Stanley Mosk, does the clerk record the TIME she received it in the

    computer? I filed a doc and it was conformed but no time. Does the system the clerk use having a time when she enters when she received the document?

    Robert’s Answer

    Check with the court clerk's office directly, and inquire.

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  • Can the allegations in a verified complaint be used in a separate statement in support of a motion for summary judgment?

    As opposed to a declaration by the Plaintiff?

    Robert’s Answer

    A proper declaration is always better. If you are trying to point out inconsistencies in the other sides case as part of the motion, you can refer to the allegations in their verified complaint.

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  • Are there any circumstances in which I shouldn't publish details of a civil lawsuit after it has been dismissed?

    I discharged a civil lawsuit with a bankruptcy. I want to talk about what happened during and what led up to that civil lawsuit online since the "other side" is spreading lies about me, which is damaging to my career. Can I clear my name without b...

    Robert’s Answer

    You really should consult in private with a lawyer who handles defamation cases, to explore any rights you may have against them, and to get a clear understanding of what you can and cannot say without committing legal defamation. Keep in mind though, that if you cant afford to hire an atty if you get sued, you need to be extra careful. Even if you don't actually defame them, they could still sue you and you would need to get someone to defend you to win.

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  • My son's mother brought my son home in a taxi cab with out a car seat, who is liable the taxi cab service or her?

    Just this past fathers day my son was taken out to his mothers boyfriends hoise and came home in a taxi cab without his car seat he is 3 yrs old and doesnt meet the height requirement i am currently seeking full legal custody over my son, his moth...

    Robert’s Answer

    This is not a slip and fall case. You should post this in the child custody or family law heading/category.

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