Helen Lou Marsh’s Answers

Helen Lou Marsh

Sonoma General Practice Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Should I adhere to a non-compete agreement in California?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Helen Lou Marsh
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Kristine S Karila
    3 lawyer answers

    You are correct that covenants not to compete are highly disfavored in California. However, you should take care that you are not using any proprietary information obtained from your prior employer. I recommend that you speak with an attorney and have the attorney review the agreement that your former employer claims that you signed.

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  2. Can I sue my employer for unpaid wages, even though he never completed an I-9 form?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    2. Helen Lou Marsh
    3. Linh Thiet Nguyen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can sue your employer. The I9 does not matter. You can go to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement at 50 D Street in Santa Rosa and file a claim there.

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  3. Superior Court Clerk's Actions on Dismissal W/O Prejudice

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Stanley Fitch
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Helen Lou Marsh
    3 lawyer answers

    The clerk is not under an obligation to help litigants. Sometimes they do, but then it is just as a favor. They are actually precluded from doing anything that could be interpreted as legal advice. With the budget crisis in the court system, they have trouble getting the work done as it is. You may need the assistance of a lawyer to resolve this.

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  4. Does my employer have the right to know what my health insurance covers

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Helen Lou Marsh
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Joseph Torri
    3 lawyer answers

    No. They do not have the right to this information!

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  5. Bankruptcy question

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett
    2. Helen Lou Marsh
    3. Fenn Clark Horton III
    4. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    5. Peter Walter Weston
    5 lawyer answers

    Make sure you have done the mandatory credit counseling course prior to filing. Otherwise you have to file a "skeleton" petition which can be an added and unnecessary complication. Also, make sure that you evaluated your entire financial situation in terms of bankruptcy. Timing is everything, and despite the trial date (which could get postponed) it might be better to wait to file bankruptcy.

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  6. Is it legal to push a person away if they persist in invading your personal space?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    3. Atousa Saei
    4. Helen Lou Marsh
    5. Betsy J. Brazy
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree that you must address this with school officials. If you do not get a satisfactory response, continue to go up the chain to the superintendent. Do not expect your 11 year old son to know how to deal with this situation, or to determine when it is or is not justifiable to use force in self-defense. He could easily be suspended or expelled.

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  7. I received a notice of deposition. I attended the deposition and brought 5 notebooks with me and placed them on the deposition

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Juo
    2. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Helen Lou Marsh
    4 lawyer answers

    Personal property including records can be subpoenaed, or as noted above, required to be produced in a deposition. You have no attorney client privilege if you are representing yourself. If there is material in the notebooks that does not relate to the case, you may be able to remove that information. However, you are in serious danger of potential sanctions from the court if you are not completely forthcoming with opposing counsel. Remember, as a general rule, judges do not appreciate...

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  8. Is it possible to keep my home and remove a lien on my house by filing for bankruptcy?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Helen Lou Marsh
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. David Watson Wiese
    3 lawyer answers

    Lien stripping can often be accomplished with a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, you have to qualify for filing bankruptcy and there are many factors involved in that determination. Please see a local bankruptcy attorney.

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  9. Chapter 7 bankruptcy. How will trustee treat real estate commission I am in the process of earning. I know they ask about it.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Larry Dale Webb
    2. David Patrick Farrell
    3. Barry Robert Gore
    4. Helen Lou Marsh
    5. Bruce Allan Wilson
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should disclose this to the trustee in your case, or talk to your lawyer if you are represented by counsel.

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  10. Can Independent Contractors Collect Unemployment Benefits when you are unknowingly hired as one?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Amir Mostafavi
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Helen Lou Marsh
    4. Amanda Marie Cook
    4 lawyer answers

    There is a presumption of employment. You should file for unemployment. You may have other claims if, for example, you did not get paid overtime, or if you were not provided duty free meal or rest periods. There are also penalties for misclassifying workers as independent contractors.

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