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    Non-Attorney using "J.D." Designation

    What is the name of your state (California)? May a non-attorney advertise/use the designation of "J.D." assuming the person actually has such a degree, is not offering legal services, or creating an assumption that he/she is an attorney?
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    California LLC

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California Can I form an LLC for a business that primarily focuses of shipping, copies, and other office type activities but also offers notarization services? I see that California has a prohibition against LLCs for businesses that offer...
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    Restraining Order Against Tenant

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California. Is it possible to get a restraining order against a current tenant? I operate an owner-occupied apartment with 4 units including the one I live in. A new tenant has threatened to kill me and is displaying bizarre behavior. He is awake...
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    Hot Water Problems

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA I live in an apartment in a converted 19th Century home. I have been experiencing substantial problems with the hot water in my unit. The hot water is great when it works, but it is sporadic and unreliable. I am virtually unable to do anything...
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    Suing USPS under FTCA

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Federal/CA I am planning to submit a claim under the Federal Torts Claims Act to the United States Postal Service. I have the SF-95 claim form, but there is no information about where to send it or how to submit it. Does anyone know the address...
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    Strict Liability

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA As I recall, California generally applies a strict liability standard in products liability cases for personal injury. Is strict liability available for products that cause damage to personal property (assuming the item is a product, the seller...
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    Insurance Billing Dispute

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA I am involved in a billing dispute with my Kaiser HMO and have a few questions. I do not want to go past the due date at the end of the month, but so far, Kaiser has ignored multiple letters and messages directed to the appropriate departments...
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    Cailfornia Sales Tax on In-Store Rebates

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA When a merchant calculates sales tax when there is an in-store or "instant" rebate, is the customer required to pay sales tax on the full retail price of the item (e.g. $200 phone with $100 in-store rebate; CA sales tax on $100 paid or the full...
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    Demand Letter for Corporate Defendant

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA I am considering suing a California corporation in small claims court. I am aware that I should serve process to the corporation's agent listed on the Secretary of State's website. Should I also send my demand letter to this agent or to the...
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    Subpoena for Continued Hearing

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA I received a subpoena to appear as a witness on Oct. 12, 2012 and appeared as ordered. I was never called because the case was continued as the defendant did not show. The hearing has been continued to Dec. 17. Is the original subpoena still in...
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    Work-Related Subpoena

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA I have received a subpoena to appear as a witness in a civil case arising out of my duties at work. I will have to take time off work to appear. Is my employer required to pay wages during the appearance as it is work-related?
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    Verbal Contract

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA I know verbal contracts are valid in California as long as they don't fall within the statute of frauds or other code sections that specifically prohibit them. I was wondering how one goes about proving the existence of a verbal contract to the...
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    Gibney, Anthony, & Flaherty Letters

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? CA I remember a while back there was some talk about cease and desist letters sent by Gibney, Anthony, and Flaherty demanding cash payment and surrender of merchandise from allegedly counterfeit items sold on eBay, Craigslist, etc. I understand...
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    Federal Service by Email

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California; 9th Cir. In order to be served by email in a federal case do I need to consent to be served in that fashion in writing under Fed. Rules Civ. P. Rule 5(b)(2)(E)? If no consent is given or expressly refused, is service by email invalid?
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