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Are property taxes attached to the property itself or the owners at the time?

Are the new owners of a property liable for taxes that accrue before they purchase it, or is this the responsibility of the previous owners? How would a real estate buyer be protected against a ...
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Buying a Gun for a Californian

I am a California native, currently attending school in Utah, and have been considering getting a Concealed Carry License as a non-resident of the State. In doing research, however, it appears that, ...
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Is it legal for a car to have a paper license plate in California?

For over a year a car I see most days has a rear license plate that only has XXX Chevrolet. The license plate frame says XXX Chevrolet.com. Is there an exemption that allows the vehicle owner to use ...
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Seizure Without a Warrant

Can the police in California seize your car (i.e. tow it from where it's parked) without a warrant?
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Reporter asked me to write article about my $product; removing all mention of $Product before publication

Recently I was reached out by a reporter asking if I can write an article about an online software product of mine: I was hoping that someone at $organization might be willing to write an article ...
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Does the current ban on evictions apply to expiring leases?

My friend is currently in a pickle. Their lease expires in a couple of weeks and they were originally planning to move to a different property. However given the lockdown in California, moving is no ...
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Prosecuting prison escapees

Would the actual escape from a state prison ever incur federal investigation, federal charges, and/or federal prosecution? If not, who investigates, charges, and prosecutes escapees for escaping from ...
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What can I do if my attorney misses a court deadline?

In California civil court cases: Will court extend filing deadlines for me if I can prove that my attorney was unresponsive? Are attorneys liable for the consequences of missing court deadlines?
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Does reporting reckless drivers do anything?

Unfortunately, in my neighborhood (in California) a lot of drivers roll through stop signs and red lights, while turning right, sometimes almost hitting the pedestrians. Do the pedestrians have any ...
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Contract requiring the signing of a statement that may not be true when signed

I found an employment contract, in which the employee promises, upon termination of employment, to sign a "Termination Certification" and present it to the employer. The text of the certification is ...
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Are text message agreements legally binding in CA small claims court?

My parents sold their house but they breached a part of the contract. As a result, the other party sued my parents in California small claims court. The court date is in 2 weeks. We've contacted the ...
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Car was registered and insured but proof wasn't in the car

This occurred in California. Can the police give you a ticket for $1,200 for a first time violation with no registration or insurance paperwork in the vehicle? The vehicle was registered and had ...
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Is it legal for a company to erroneously charge you and refund you in credits?

I was recently charged a $5 fee in error by a California based tech company. I disputed the charge via app and they issued me a “refund” in credits for future use of their service. I have not been ...
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What to do after a car reported stolen is found by the owner?

I heard that repossessing a stolen property without going through police can be considered theft on its own, so how can the owner of a car that was stolen and reported to police as stolen can legally ...
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Does section 2870 of the California Labor Code apply if my employer has headquarters in California but I do not work there?

I do not live in California, but my employer does business, has headquarters, and is incorporated in California. Which state's laws apply to the employment agreement? In particular, does Section 2870 ...
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Does prospect of sale price being paid in full determine validity of sale?

I’ve been offered to sell my business to another business in what appears to me as a lease or licensing agreement with royalties, but the contract’s language says “purchase”. In short, the buyer ...
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Copyright of messages in group chat

I composed a hiring post and sent it to a group chat. Can group members (NOT the messaging app) forward the post to others who are not in the group, without my permission or re-post it in others ...
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Is litigation against one's employer protected?

Let's say we are in California and I have a dispute with my employer. My employer has, or so I believe that it has, breached our employment contract and caused me damages. I then talk to my employer ...
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Can a landlord demand full rent on the first when a roommate gave 30 day’s notice that they are vacating on the 11th?

My roommate gave 30 days notice to me and my landlord, the 11th is her last day. My roommate has paid one third of the rent (10 days) and I have paid my half of the rent. Since today is the 3rd, I ...
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Registered Agent for Service of Process for California Corporations?

May a California Corporation, such as S Corp or C Corp have its Registered Agent located outside California ? Please provide a cite.
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Is failure to disclose the bullying and offensive Tenancy In Common president basis to annul the real estate sale?

My relative bought a condo which is under Tenancy In Common arrangement. During the first week it became apparent that it has (a probably psychopathic) individual who is a president. He is bullying, ...
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caused accident in company car - do I need a lawyer?

While driving a rental car provided by my company, I hit another car. The rental car (the one I was driving) was insured by my company. I just learned that the driver of the car I hit has started a ...
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Is my orchard property, particularly the house, able to become a restaurant?

The house resides in the middle of an orchard. I'd like to retrofit my "empty nest" home into a restaurant similar to this one, but I believe there may be zoning laws that could prevent me from doing ...
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Can my manager use my picture without my permission after termination?

My photo was taken while I was a part of a company based in California. It was used on printed corporate documents and web pages. I didn't sign any document of image usage by the company, but didn't ...
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Can I pick off the fruit from a plant that another resident of my building has placed and maintained in our building's common courtyard?

A resident in a building has placed and maintained a plant in our building's common courtyard. Can another resident of the same building legally pick off the fruit from this plant? I am mostly ...
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Is the basis of California 'sanctuary' the same, from cannabis to immigrants?

In hearing news about so-called "sanctuary jurisdictions," it occurred to me that the states-rights that protected CA cannabis users might provide the same basis to protect an immigrant. For the ...
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Can a person sue for emotional distress as the victim of fraud?

Suppose I am the victim of fraud – e.g., I bought an item on eBay that the seller knew was counterfeit. Would the seller also be liable for damages of the emotional distress caused me by being ...
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If raw data is made available for non-commercial use, am I allowed to seek profit from the use of statistics I gather using the data?

The CHP has a traffic database filled with raw data that is for "personal, non-commercial use". Here's the database: database What I want to do is use this data to compile some statistics, the use of ...
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Can only lawyers write DMCA takedown letters, or can anybody?

My friend and I have been debating whether a DMCA takedown request technically counts as a legal document, therefore requiring a lawyer to provide legal counsel for it. I understand that you are able ...
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Can my landlord prohibit me from having visitors with dogs?

My apartment manager has suddenly told us that we can't have friends with dogs visiting (not overnight visits, just for an hour or two). Is this legal? This is in California, USA. There's nothing ...
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Which law of state of California requires sellers to have a smog certificate?

The DMV website says that "a seller must provide evidence of a current smog certification", but they don't cite which law obligates a seller in doing so. Which law states that? What if the seller ...
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California financial document verbiage: 3 months instead of 90 days?

Is there a law in California about the verbiage used in financial transaction language regarding the need to use the language "3 months" instead of "90 days"? I was told that this is the case, but I ...
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Model Release forms

I found a model release form: https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1LkkT_XwXwnnzwOxtGAirvVvVXzbU2YVUQeZ0kiqbGmQ I was wondering how binding this form is, and how necessary including the address ...
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If there was no written contract in the first place would a phone call be enough to terminate relationship with the other party?

My friend's small business engaged in a relationship with another company that provides credit card processing service. They did not ask my friend to sign a written contract at the time of signing up ...
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Under California Health and Safety Code 11361, what constitutes “inducing a minor to use marijuana”?

In California it seems like marijuana is legal for adult recreational use, but that does not extend to minors. Under California Health and Safety Code 11361 there's a section about "Inducing a ...
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Has anyone dealt with issues with non-compliance of CRC 8.124(c) in California appellate cases?

The appeal proceeds with 8.124 appendix. The opposing party / counsel (appellee) has been withholding trial exhibits (which were returned after the trial). A 8.124(c)(2) notice was filed in the ...
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What tenant laws apply if there is a non-code compliant living situation in CA?

I'm living in an RV in El Dorado County, CA where like in many counties, it is illegal to occupy a motorhome on residential property. Of course, El Dorado County is so rural that many people do it. ...
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Car towed from shopping center, can prove towing company is lying about the time my car was parked

My car was towed from a shopping center in Santa Clara county. I had parked at the said location around 8pm. I got my car released from the towing company after paying $450. The release document says ...
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Cosmetology salon workers status in California from 2020?

I have been reading at various sources that beauty salon workers that have independent contractor status would be reclassified as employees starting from 2020 throughout the California. Presumably ...
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How to handle an existing business' income and expenses when incorporating

I'm looking at incorporating my sole proprietorship as an S Corp. (An alternative I'm also looking into is an LLC taxed as an S Corp). My existing company already has income and expenses in 2020. ...
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Does an Equipment Failure Count as a Test Failure for California DMV?

This is not about me, but it is a question that has come up with someone I know. In California, if you show up to take the DMV drive test, and you can't take the test because of an equipment failure (...
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1980s California murder trial transcript

I'm not a legal student or scholar, but I'm looking to get my hands on a full transcript of a California murder trial from the 1980s in which the defendant recieved the death penalty. Since the LA ...
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Who needs to take the California driver license renewal test?

A few weeks ago, I went to DMV office in California to renew my driver license. They asked me to take an 18-question renewal test. I took the test and passed it and received my renewed driver license, ...
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Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice

My Mom was killed by Kaiser, I have the hospital report. She died from sepsis but was on dialysis. They were giving her contraindicative drugs, treating her for diabetes, which she did not have and ...
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At what point does a local garden produce exchange run into legal barriers?

I have an idea for a local garden produce exchange. Assuming two neighbors swapping lettuce has zero legal restrictions, at what point would we run into legal barriers while expanding in the ways ...
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residency in california [closed]

I am 22 years old. I am self-supporting. In 2017 - 2018, I lived in San Jose and paid my rents and expenses,In 2018-2019 I moved to Davis and stayed with my aunt. Because I have been living with my ...
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California Penal Code, Section 800 Statute of Limitations

California Penal Code Section 800 states "Except as provided in Section 799, prosecution for an offense punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for eight years or more or by imprisonment ...
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Practicalities of suing California-based business from abroad over minor but strong case

Bob, residing outside of the US, has installed a mobile app run by a California-based business and paid a one-year subscription worth under $200. The app happens to have a showstopper bug: basically, ...
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Difference in severance package between 2 employees within a one month span

In my ex-company, there were 2 layoffs with in a span of 1 month. In the 1st layoff, the severance pay package was better than 2nd layoff. Will the employees affected in the 2nd round have any ...
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How do I press charges against my former broker for forgery?

I am a Realtor. When I was first licensed I began working for a broker in Los Angeles, CA. After almost 2 years we had a dispute and he refused to pay me. It was at this time it was discovered that I ...

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