David C. Garner’s Answers

David C. Garner

Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 15
  1. What kind of lawyer do I need for advice/document review to pursue contractor who disappeared mid-job (w/ big chunk of $)

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    1 lawyer answer

    Most any lawyer would be able to handle this. I'm just unsure what the outcome would be. If I read your facts correctly, the job is about 2/3 done and the contractor has been paid about half the contract value. In a breach situation, he would be entitled to the reasonable value of the work performed (with some puts and takes). Did he run off with the supplies? You did not indicate. A court will not force him to finish the job. You should hire a new contractor to finish the job. Any...

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  2. Tax attorney

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes, if you itemize your deductions. Don't fib.

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  3. We are legally seperated in CA, am I responsible for a house my husband buys on his own?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    1 lawyer answer

    You are not legally responsible for anything he purchases after the date of separation. While is would be helpful to have more facts, based on what you say, you alone are responsible for the home you live in now as you are on the mortgage. In addition, he may have a community property interest in that house since it was acquired during the marriage (regardless of whether or not he is on the deed).

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  4. Can someone sue you if you totaled their car? However they claimed on their insurance under their name that it was them driving

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    2. David C. Garner
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are saying that they told their insurance company they they were driving (because they might not have had coverage if you were driving) in order to get the claim paid, they are committing insurance fraud. That is a serious offense. A person has to come before the court with "clean hands". I suggest you contact an attorney.

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  5. I am wrongfully accused of kissing a girl who says that it really happened. The child service will close the case inconclusive

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    2. Brian Richard Dinday
    2 lawyer answers

    You did not provide enough facts here to properly answer this question. Were you convicted of a crime, or did the child protective services folks just investigate? If they only investigated, there is no case / arrest/ disposition/ criminal record to go to the DOJ. If on the other hand your were arrested and/or convicted then there will be a record at the DOJ. If you are concerned about what is in your file (assuming you have one) you may contact the DOJ and request a record review.

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  6. Lawyer

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    2. Rasha Ghazwan Lutfi
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. It's done all the time.

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  7. Stealing from a company

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    Depends on the circumstances. Theft, theft by taking, burglary, embezzelment, fraud, check fraud. Take your pick. It's a fact specific analysis. Before I would sign anything or make an statements I would hire an attorney. Anything you say or sign is going to be used against you. Admissions of guilt are usually never helpful to your case.

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  8. What legal steps can I take to stop a neighbor from shinning very bright floodli lights onto my front yard and my windows?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    1 lawyer answer

    I am not licensed to practice in WA, nor do I seek to establish an attorney-client relationship. The following is just informational and based on general legal concepts. While it would be helpful to have more facts, especially about the nature of the lights and how they are shining on your property, what you are describing would probably fall under the law of nuisance. Under Washington law: RCW 7.48.010 - Actionable nuisance defined. The obstruction of any highway or the closing...

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  9. Can I be sued by a former employer for an outstanding debt owed to him by my ex-boyfriend because he is not able to contact him?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    2. Melissa Cari Marsh
    2 lawyer answers

    Not likely. You did not offer a lot of facts, but based on what you wrote there is no way you can be held liable for this debt.

  10. I have a promissary note signed and in my possesion. I want to start proceedings. It is for $16,000.00. Any ideas?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. David C. Garner
    1 lawyer answer

    It would be helpful to have more facts here. Is the probelm that you co-signed to help her get student loans for college, she hasn't paid them back, they are looking to you, and you want to sue your daughter?