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Robert Bruce Kopelson

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  • My mom died from AI due to blunt force trauma to chest

    Mpg ? Unknown at time. My mom (80lbs) had a heart attack while driving hit a pole (drivers side front) died from blunt force trauma to chest no air deployed. What is the min mpg and weight of person a air bag requires to deploy?

    Robert’s Answer

    Tough case. Look for an atty locally who handles air bag cases. may be difficult to prove the heart attack itself didn't kill her. You probably will need a good autopsy.

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  • Do I have a case? This happened last night

    I had posted earlier about a slip and fall and was unclear. I fell and slipped on the walkway to the elevators at the hotel. It was a light colored tile floor and there were multiple small puddles on them. I slipped and hurt my knee and back , and...

    Robert’s Answer

    See your doctor and then contact a PI lawyer in the city where this occurred.

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  • What are the laws in California city of Hayward in Alameda County concerning a person or persons living in a public storage

    unit. are there any laws or health ordinances concerning this issue?

    Robert’s Answer

    The storage facility has rules against this. At a minimum, it violates zoning laws, and health dept laws.

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  • Can you sue the mississippi police department for not doing a good enough investigation at the scene where my 2 yr old was hit

    My son and his sister were checking the mail which is located near the street. A driver said he saw them. But yet he didn't slow down or move over and he hit my son. My son didn't die at the scene. Police only asked the man what happened and the...

    Robert’s Answer

    Have an atty check to see if there is any potential underinsured motorist ins coverage anywhere, or any other possible defts to bring into the case. In Calif there have been successful claims brought for negligence when for example a bank had an ATM near a busy corner, and a car went off the road and hit a customer. Theory was it was foreseeable and they could have put some Bollards out to protect the customers. The phone co was successfully sued for putting a phone booth too close to the street and a car hit it. I couldn't tell if your son was at the mailboxes for an apt complex, or who established the place for the mailboxes. may want to look into that.

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  • IS a company such as WYSK, which obtains all its business data from Secretary of States nationwide and published the same.,be

    presented to the court in a trial if the data they produce conflict with the data of a witness? Is their data judicially noticed upon request?

    Robert’s Answer

    If you still have time, you should subpoena the official records from the State (hopefully the state you are in), and attempt to get them into evidence as official records. It is more difficult to try to subpoena another states official records, but it can be done. you should seek legal help for your trial.

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  • Can a Demurrer be filed in response to a Motion to Quash a Supplement to Petition in Probate Court?

    I assume the opposing counsel was agreeing with the Motion to Quash exhibits and facts, but claimed the Motion's Factual Background was conclusory and the exhibits were irrelevant & hearsay. A Demurrer I have been told is a legal "So What". Why wo...

    Robert’s Answer

    No, a demurrer to a motion is not proper way to challenge the motion.

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  • In litigation are you obliged to accept the date of deposition as noticed to you by defense?

    or you can postpone it for certain reasons like your current health problem or conflict with your plan for foreign travel?”

    Robert’s Answer

    First you contact the noticing atty and try to work it out. If they refuse, then normally you file a motion for a protective order with the court before the depo is set to occur. It sounds like you didn't do that, did not appear, and the other side has filed a motion. You now must oppose the sanctions motion, and properly respond. Hopefully you do it properly and show the court you had good cause, you acted in good faith, they knew you weren't going to appear, and you offered reasonable other dates as alternatives. You need to offer your flexible availability for the depo now.

    Im a bit concerned when people tell me they cant show up for health reasons, and then they say they are going to be gone traveling outside the country. (Unless the person was going internationally for reqd medical care). You should have medical documentation as to the health issue and good explanation for the travel schedule not being flexible.

    Consulting with a local atty for prep of your Opposition would be a good idea.

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  • Can a Demurrer be filed in response to a Motion to Quash a Supplement to Petition in Probate Court?

    I assume the opposing counsel was agreeing with the Motion to Quash exhibits and facts, but claimed the Motion's Factual Background was conclusory and the exhibits were irrelevant & hearsay. A Demurrer I have been told is a legal "So What". Why wo...

    Robert’s Answer

    A demurrer is not the proper vehicle for challenging a motion to quash. Anything properly filed with the court is in the record. Even if you successfully file a motion to strike a complaint, the complaint and motion remain part of the court file.

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  • Server unlawful detainer, I filed response (answer-unlawful detainer)

    1. I was served unlawful detainer 2. I wrote the answer to unlawful detainer exposing the false information ie. How long person was owner, he states single owner but is joint owner, states oral agreement but original owner wrote out and sign agre...

    Robert’s Answer

    Seeing a lawyer is a very good idea. There are limited defenses allowed in UD cases. You have to plead and prove them properly, or you can lose.

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  • What is my next step?

    I was in a Target store one Saturday this month and I had placed a few items in my messenger bag. As I was walking around the store a sheriff stopped me and asked what was in my bag. I showed him. He asked if I planned on paying for these items an...

    Robert’s Answer

    Don't post anything on a public forum. if the DA finds it, it could be used against you. Contact a local atty for consult, and see about getting some counseling to modify your behavior.

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