Hi, I know that we can't sell/server Food and Alcoholic beverages in hookah lounge (technically a Smoker's lounge inside a tobacco retail store) according to the Laws of California. (http://www.changelabsolutions.org/sites/default/files/2016_CA_L...
I think you will have problems if you sell non-alcoholic beverages in the hookah lounge. In California, some businesses that serve alcohol or food and sell tobacco (such as cigars, pipe/hookah tobacco, or electronic smoking devices) allow patrons to smoke inside, claiming that smoking is permitted because the establishment is a retail tobacco shop or a private smokers’ lounge. While Labor Code 6404.5 (California’s smokefree workplace law) does allow smoking in retail tobacco shops and private smokers’ lounges, this exemption does not apply to businesses that also serve food or beverages. Note that while California legislation removed several exemptions from the smokefree workplace law as of June 9, 2016, the exemptions discussed below remain.See question
I received a collections letter from the bank from an account that I didn't know existed. I never went into the bank to open a Joint account with anyone. The person owed money and I was suppose to pay it off or else I would go into collection.
The first thing you should do is request the collection agency provide a "verification of debt." The verification documents should include the application where you can confirm whether you signed the application.
How much of a fight you should put forth is dependent on the amount of hte debt. If you did not sign the application, you can defend any lawsuit that is commenced against you on any legitimate grounds (e.g., you didn't sign the application). However, hiring a lawyer to defend a collection suit typically costs several thousands of dollars.
You may want to consider filing for bankruptcy protection if the amount of the debt is large, you do not have sufficient resources to defend this suit, or if the debt verification comes back that you did in fact sign the application.See question
I filed my PETITION - DISSOLUTION on 1/20/17 My ex filed a RESPONSIVE DECLARATION - REQUEST FOR ORDER on 02/22/2017, but never filed a RESPONSE - MARRIAGE/DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP I'm currently working on my Declaration of Disclosure
I assume you are referencing a line item visible on the court's online register of actions. If this assumption is correct, this is most likely an internal notice for the court to review that the Response to the Dissolution Petition gets filed.See question
My ex- hubby who is the Participant does not want to sign the QDRO drafted by my lawyer, we already served the proof of service
Provided that you take the necessary steps, your ex's failure to sign will not effect your rights under the QDRO. I suggest that you first confirm that the plan administrator confirms that the QDRO meets with their approval. Every plan is different with the specifics that they require. Assuming that the QDRO meets with the plan's approval, file a Request for Order with the court asking for approval of the QDRO and for the clerk of the court to sign for your ex-husband. In your declaration in support of the request for order, you will want to outline exactly what efforts you took to get your ex-husband to sign the QDRO.See question
I was sued for a medical bill. I waited too long and judgement was filed against me. I did not receive paperwork on judgement however. I am unable to afford a wage garnishment or bank levy because of financial hardship. There has to be a way to ap...
I assume that you are looking to file for bankruptcy protection? If this assumption is correct, you will need to determine which chapter of bankruptcy you want to file. After this decision is made, you will have to file a voluntary petition and several schedules and forms with the court. A typical bankruptcy petition for an individual with schedules is around 50 to 75 pages.
I suggest that you reference the U.S. Court's website located at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/bankruptcy-forms and view the local forms. Also, the website for the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California (the court you would file since you reside in Fresno) has useful information on their website for individuals that want to represent themselves: http://caeb.uscourts.gov
While I am Bakersfield Attorney Vincent Gorski, I do represent debtors in bankruptcy court in Fresno. We have significant information available on our website regarding the process: www.TheGorskiFirm.com
Hopefully, this answers your question. If I were you, my first stop would be the website for the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California as there is significant resources available there.See question
I placed an ad for my rental house and received many responses. I am holding an open house to show the house to prospective tenants. I am asking the tenants to bring a printout of their free credit report if they want to apply. In addition to the ...
You are in a great position that you have more interest for your unit than availability.
California landlords are allowed to make rental decisions based on legitimate business reasons. In other words, you have the right to obtain information and review it to determine whether the applicant will make a good tenant, pay his or her rent in full, and pay rent timely.
It is permissible to engage in tenant screening which inquires into credit, criminal history, pay stubs, tax returns, and contacting prior landlords. The system you developed does exactly this.
However, the system that you have developed assumes that you will have one applicant with "the cleanest credit report and most stable employment history." While your question did not inquire as to what happens if you have two equally suited applicants, you will be pleased to hear that it is not illegal to choose one qualified applicant over another, regardless of the order the applications were submitted. However, if you have two equally suited applicants, the preference (not the law) is that you do select applicants in the order received. In fact, the 2012 Fair Housing Handbook of California says on page 24 “The landlord should take the time to check out the information and make a selection based on the first qualified applicant(s).” However, again there is no statute or law to support this. In California, it’s recommended but not law.See question
Am I required to serve an endorsed copy of a response to request for order in family court? In other words, is it still proper service if I serve an unendorsed copy of the response to request for order? Do I file the proof of service of ...
I agree with Mr. Gould-Saltman. You bring up a question that frequently causes confusion for individuals representing themselves.
You do not need to serve an endorsed copy of a Response to a Request for Order. This is different than the requirements for the Request for Order. If you are serving the Request for Order, you do need to serve an endorsed copy but a response only requires service of a copy that you are going to file with the Court.
Mr. Gould-Saltman is also correct regarding the proof of service. However, some courts require you to file the proof of service stapled to the response to the request for order as part of their local practice. You should check with your clerk's office to see if there is a preference or requirement regarding the proof of service. Another common mistake with service is that a non-party over the age of 18 has to complete the service.See question
Received Chapter 7 discharge in Sept. of '08. 1st mortgage and HELOC were part of BK. No liability for the mortgages remain. Only the two liens remain on house. Bank has never filed a Notice of Default. 1st mortgage was securitized. Wonderin...
The bank has a valid lien. You will not get it removed. The above answers are correct.See question
to add additional creditors do I file cover sheet of amendments, list of additional creditors, and new schedule f? Do I or court notify creditors added
Eric is correct. Go to the court's website and look for local forms. Your case is filed in the eastern district of California. Yes, you need the cover sheet. You also need to provide an additional creditor matrix of the new creditors.See question
Had a writ and the Sherriff posted on the door to be out sent the Sherriff my stay and proof of service but they came anyway broke in and said his sergeant said do it the stay is not for tenants. What can be done?? Please I'm homeless. Also I was ...
Unfortunately you have a very bad set of facts. You may have a claim for violation of the automatic stay but it is an uphill and costly battle.See question