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Questions specific to the State of California.

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Signal violation in vehicle not owned by driver

Guy runs a red light in a vehicle he doesn't own. Owner gets all the information and a slip to identify the driver. Can the owner just send a letter like this and have the violation(s) dropped: I, ...
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How long do patients have to wait to get lab results in California?

I read on http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/E/PDF%20ElectronicLabResultsExchangePolicy.pdf : (CA = California). which means patients used to not be authorized to access their ...
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Differences between SoCal and NorCal real-estate

I recall that there are some significant differences in real estate law or procedures between Northern California and Souther California. What are the exact differences and where is the dividing line?...
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Do I need to post a notice in beauty salon if surveillance camera is on premises (California)?

My friend's beauty salon and beauty product shop was inspected some time ago and in the inspection report it is noted "Surveillance camera in the shop". Now I am wondering what the inspector might ...
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Can I resell diesel to a trucking company's fleet during a price hike?

Say I have a container of diesel which I purchased at a low rate and got a discount for a bulk purchase. Can I resell it to a trucking company's fleet of truckers at a competitive rate in a high-price ...
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Is the Defendant Legally Entitled to an Itemization of the Damages they Are Being Sued For?

I live in California and am being sued by someone in Small Claims court who moved into my apartment for about two months with the intention of becoming a formal 'roommate' but, ultimately, had to ...
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What if I don't recycle in SF?

What are the legal consequences to me if I, as a San Francisco resident, fail to throw a given recyclable item in the blue (recycle) bin, and instead throw it in the black (landfill) bin? Will there ...
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Liability from selling car if buyer does not complete title transfer : California

Suppose one sells a car (California registered) to a person (suspected after the fact to be an illegal immigrant) who does not complete title-transfer. Suppose that the seller completes and submits ...
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NDA and Applying for Unemployment

Is information required for an Unemployment application exempt from NDAs? I signed one when I was hired, agreeing not to discuss my employer (a celebrity, hence the NDA), employment, separation, etc. ...
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In California, who has right of way when two cars try to get to the same lane at same time?

In a highway with 3 lanes, if a car driving in the left lane and another car driving in the right lane decide at same time to change lane to the middle lane, who has the right of way? In Texas, ...
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California non-compete laws: where do they come from?

I once read that California non-compete laws come from the gold rush era, and yet I was not able to find any more information about the subject. It would be interesting to understand what ...
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Why is it illegal to drive with only parking lights, even during the day?

According to the California Vehicle Code, "No vehicle shall be driven at any time with the parking lamps lighted except when the lamps are being used as turn signal lamps or when the headlamps are ...
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Do companies formed in other states require a separate registration in California?

Various online resources claim that if you register a company in another state while living in California, then under California law, you have to also register the company in California as a "foreign" ...
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Is it illegal to recommend to commit a crime, and to give specific instructions how to commit a crime?

I came across the rap music clip that recommends to burglarize the neighbor. It goes approximately like this: "Find the neighbor of race X, because they usually aren't too careful and more trusting. ...
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Can I legally wear a facekini in US beaches?

Can I legally wear a facekini on beaches in the United States? I am asking as there are sometimes regulations that prevent individuals from wearing some types of clothes (e.g., anti-mask laws). I ...
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If a doctor orders a Genome test from a patient

Does a patient have the right to obtain any data collected from a genetic test in the state of California?
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Can a non-California private resident transfer a handgun (used) not on the DOJ roster to a California resident? If so,what would the procedure be?

I have a friend in Oregon who has some 1911 frames that i would like to buy from him. Is this possible with me being a California resident. Also, can a non-California resident, who will be ...
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Does California's Information Practices Act (IPA) of 1977 apply to individuals after death?

I'm in the midst of researching a person who was born in 1892 and died in 1969 in California. The subject has no living heirs. I've requested documents from the California Department of Consumers ...
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Real estate - Transfer Disclosure Statement and Disclosure of Repairs

This question pertains to real estate law in the state of California. I recently purchased a house and moved in this past weekend. Yesterday, the first rain event of the season occurred, and several ...
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I bought a car from a person who is licensed as a dealer and now they are asking me to pay tax days after the purchase

I bought a salvaged car from a person with a dealer number. I paid cash in full. He gave me the title and I went went through the process of getting it registered with the DMV. The car is now ...
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Is it legal to hire someone to witness a situation (i.e. workplace bullying)?

I'm hoping to get some insights about the legality of hiring a witness to gather evidence. This person would be an unaffiliated third-party that simply listens in on a co-worker conversation from an ...
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Communal vs separate property, California divorce

I have opened a bank account shortly after getting married, solely in my name, and we never mixed our funds. I funded it initially with money I earned prior to marriage. My husband did the same with ...
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Can a medical provider be paid to display some advertisement for medical services/treatments/products in their office?

Can a medical provider be paid to display some advertisement for medical services/treatments/products in their office? If so, does the medical provider have to disclose that they had received ...
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Reimbursement for business use of personal phone

I work at a small company located in California. The company has indicated that they would like to begin forwarding all calls outside of business hours to my phone. In actuality there would be very ...
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What is the maximum length of a school bus and trailer combination in California?

I have a 40 ft school bus rv conversion and am wondering what kind of vehicle this is legally when it comes to towing. I found some good material saying semis and trailers can be at max 65' long (http:...
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How the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) impacts a non-Californian business?

January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect. The CCPA applies to any business anywhere in the U.S. or the world that does business in the state of California. Could ...
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Overtime hours & exemption for salaried 'Computer Professional' in California?

While looking into overtime exemption requirements, I came across an article that seems to indicate software developers required to work over 40 hours/week either need to be paid overtime as an hourly ...
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Dual Consent Laws of California Relating To Residents Of Other State's

CA Penal Code 632 sets forth that all parties must be notified that a conversation is to be recorded. I have a person whom I'd like to assist in a proceeding, possibly, given the situation is ...
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What statute requires Apple to offer extended service for vintage products in California?

In most jurisdictions, Apple policy is to offer hardware repair service for 5 years after it discontinues manufacturing a product. In California, Apple offers support for 7 years "as required by ...
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California Legal Ethics: Attorney Bringing On Co-Counsel w/o Client Knowledge?

Is is a breach of ethics in California for an attorney representing a client in a civil matter to discuss their client's case in detail with potential co-counsel without the client's knowledge or ...
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Do you need to get a work permit for a federal job in California?

I am a 17 year old who is currently thinking about getting a summer job in the federal government, or at least an internship with a possible stipend. In the child labor law, says that there is an ...
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Can I legally buy a car in Texas, but register it in California?

I've got a quick question regarding vehicle registration in the States of California and Texas. I'm a full-time student at a public university in Texas, but am and remain a legal resident of the State ...
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An escrow released funds without authorisation in California, can I complain to authorities there?

I used an escrow agency for a project payment of several hundreds of dollars. The work was poor and I complained. However the worker cancelled the job and was automatically paid from escrow, even ...
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Does SB-201 make all California graduate students employees, and thus covered under state labor code?

I read that the recent Senate Bill 201 essentially allows grad students to unionize. The bill states that graduate student researchers (GSR) are employees. Public schools are specifically mentioned. ...
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Can CA public benefit corps be for-profit?

I'm interested in forming a public benefit corporation in California in 2018. As I understand it, these can be for-profit. But when I look at the California government website for information about ...
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Can I extend my FMLA while I am currently on FMLA leave?

This FMLA break is for child bonding within one year of child's birth. Here is timeline: 1st Nov 2017 FMLA request submitted, FMLA leave starts on 2nd Dec, 2017 and ends on 15th Jan, 2018. 13th ...
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question about abusive landlord

I recently got suckered into signing a lease on a room. I thought the place looked OK when I checked it out, and it was in a good area. The rent is $1,000/month and I put down a $100 deposit. The ...
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How do I find the correct fine/fee/bail for a municipal code parking violation?

I received a citation for San Jose Municipal Code 11.36.290 which is for parking a commercial vehicle over 10,000 pounds in a residential area. The fine was for $490, as well as the inclusion of a ...
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Does California Penal Code 1214.1 disallow the requirement to pay bail before Trial by Written Declaration?

California Penal Code 1214.1(b2) states: Payment of a civil assessment shall not be required to schedule a court hearing on a pending underlying charge. However, California Traffic Courts ...
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Marriage certificate missing a file number - acceptable?

I recently received my marriage certificate in the mail. It has a local registration number on it, but no (California) state file number. Is that acceptable for purpose?
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Is one legally required to do anything if not billed for utilities?

I live in an apartment complex in California where electric and gas service are the tenant's responsibility. When my tenancy began, I set up service with the local utility company. I went to their ...
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How to remove/expunge a petty theft misdemeanor in the state of California?

As the question says, if anyone has any experience or knowledge with this I'd like to find out what the process is for expunging a petty theft misdemeanor in the state of California after the period ...
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Can a public school “edit” a transcript from a private institution?

I've got quite the interesting story. Long story short, I'm enrolled at summer school with a private, nonprofit institution that has an agreement with my school district that allows grades from summer ...
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What is the maximum allowable building height in Mountain View, California?

Anecdotal evidence online suggests that the maximum height allowed by city code in Mountain View is 40 or 50 ft. Is there an authoritative source for this (or the correct) figure? I've looked at Muni-...
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Is there a statute of limitations for discrepancies in court documents?

I was charged in a plea deal where I was offered a (PC 496) vs (PC 459). I have official court documents to support the these claims. After serving my sentence, I noticed the discrepancy in my ...
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Do doctors have the legal responsibility to inform the patient of services not covered by the insurance in the USA?

I wonder whether doctors have the legal responsibility to inform the patient of services not covered by the insurance in the USA. https://craighospital.org/resources/you-and-your-doctor-rights-and-...
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Who is legally responsible for the traffic signage of a drive thru that intersects a sidewalk?

So here is the setup: Drivers keep coming in through the oneway drive thru even though the "do no enter" sign is there. Although, to the credit of the people who do this, the sign is a bit high off ...
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How is Texas eviction process different from California's?

For people moving from California to Texas (the direction of the migration is paramount and hard to dispute), and who may be familiar with the eviction process in California, what would be the ...
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How does equal pay for substantially similar work (as per the California Equal Pay Act) apply to commissions?

I'm curious about the following scenario. If a business hires people and pays them a commission, is the employer obligated to be neutral in how it directs sales to each employee, in cases where the ...
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If Barefoot v. Jennings is upheld by CA Supreme Court, what recourse would disinherited child have against undue influence by unscrupulous caretaker?

Background My friend (plaintiff) has an open case against her mother's unscrupulous caretaker (defendant). Plaintiff is claiming that the defendant used 'undue influence' against plaintiff's mother, ...