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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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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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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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House burned down and insurance company is trying not to honor recently updated policy?

Back in November my home burned down in the Camp Fire in Norther California. A few days before the house burned down I updated my policy to have a lower deductible and more coverage. Now that it is ...
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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, ...
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Inhabitance requirement for peeping

Under California PC647(i), Except as provided in paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) and subdivision (l), every person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of disorderly conduct, a ...
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Why all caps first and last names in id cards / passports?

I am wondernig what is the reason, if any, that in the national identification cards the names (first and last) are written in ALL CAPS?
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Is it legal for police in California to use a hidden microphone?

Is it legal for police in California to record suspects via a hidden microphone in police vehicles? If so, how can the information obtained be used?
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Can cops turn their siren on with no warning?

Okay so this just happened to me minutes ago,my mom was in the middle of a turn when a police car was coming head on, there was no indication or anything he was just driving like normal but before he ...
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Can my boss promise a job to someone before posting it?

I work in California. I'm due for a promotion for a supervisory role. Before the more senior employees were considered and one was promoted. I got word that my manager promised the job to my coworker ...
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Absurdly high painting bill deducted from apartment security deposit

I moved out of a 2 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles under a month ago and have just received my deposit back with ~$1200 taken out for re-painting. This is for a below average size 2 bedroom apartment ...
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Church / School / Religion / Disney! / California

I attend a public school in California, there is a voluntary field trip day, once a year, where you go to a church. In the church, they put on a Disney show, with nothing religious about it. The ...
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Vehicle Registration and Tickets

I reside in California, USA. I drive a small pick-up truck that is insured and owned by someone else. If it's not registered (doesn't get tags), but remains insured who is responsible to for any ...
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Is this considered “bad faith”?

In California, landlords cannot retain security deposits at the end of tenancy in bad faith. If a landlord provides an itemized statement of deductions but fails to disclose that it was written by a ...
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Serial sexual harassment from disabled person on UC campus

Recently, a post on Facebook from people at a University of California about a man, let's call him Joe, who is allegedly a serial sexual harasser has blown up. Here are the facts about the case: ...
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Under which conditions after winning a trial in California you can claim for compensation to cover attorney expenses?

I have been menaced to be brought to court in a case where the other part has largely more resources than I do. I am not worried about the veracity of the claims, but I am worried about being dragged ...
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Can you be required to have a written contract by California?

I was reading the list of the 12 conditions necessary to qualify under as a Business Service Provider (BSP) in California over at https://insight.ieeeusa.org/articles/california-bill-ab-5-threatens-...
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You must pay more just because you can

Suppose I win a civil lawsuit against two parties in California, one being wealthy and the other being poor (and unlikely to pay), but the poor party has clearly (according to the judge, any jury ...
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Do companies violate California labour law by not giving uninterrupted 10 minute breaks for each 4 hours of interviews?

In the software engineering industry, it's very often that the final stage of the interview is an onsite in California, where you spend a minimum of 3.5h doing the interviews; expenses are normally ...
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When listing the price of parts on invoice for car repair, must the price be the one that the garage paid to obtain the parts?

When listing the price of parts (e.g., tires) on a work order or invoice for car repair in the United States, must the price of the parts be the one that the garage paid to obtain the parts? Or is it ...
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Who is responsible for an AC unit provided “as is”: tenant or landlord?

I'm renting a place in california, and damaged the AC unit. The landlord provided it "as is": the previous tenants installed it and he wouldn't repair it if it stopped working, it was just a ...
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Why is RKelly being sent to Prison and not my case?

I live in CA and I was sexually assaulted by my sister father around 1985 or 1986. I went to the police and made a report regarding my sister father sexually assaulting me without using a condom I ...
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Last Will and Testament

If you search for will services there are many that seem to do nothing more than fill your name and other details into a predefined format. These services also often charge money for it. Of course ...
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Ordered to hand over all messages with Plaintiffs name, though not being used in defense. Is this really allowed and enforceable in CA?

My friend (Jane, NY resident) is being bullied by a high net worth person (John, father of her child) in family court(NY) but she is doing fine in that case despite having very little money and going ...
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Owner Move In San Francisco

Can the owner of a residence in San Francisco sublease during the 60 months following an owner-movein eviction? The specific example I'm imagining would be if a single person purchased a 2 bedroom ...
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Can someone in California record a phone call without consent?

Can I prosecute someone in California for secretly recording my conversation with them? I had a private call and the woman is stating publicly she recorded it, though I had no knowledge of that at ...
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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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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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If a New Mexico anonymous LLC must register in California as a foreign LLC (for doing business in CA), does the LLC lose its anonymity?

If a New Mexico anonymous LLC is required to register in California as a foreign LLC because it does business in the state of California, does that company as a whole lose some or all of its anonymity?...
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California Fires Evacuation Eviction

I'm renting a house in Santa Cruz mountains where the CZU fire is. Our 9 day evacuation was lifted on Saturday and our lease was up yesterday (Monday). We were in the process of moving when the evac ...
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FL-150 INCOME AND EXPENSE DECLARATION - Have No Information

My question involves a marriage in the state of: California. I have a spousal support hearing very soon and I need to fill out the FL-150 Income and Expense declaration form. Found here: https://www....
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Does the hit and run statutes also apply for accidents in private property in California?

I know that a hit and run is a misdemeanor in California when there are only property damages, but does this also applies to a collision in a private property? How is a typical bump in a parking lot ...
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No roommate agreement. One roommates wants to move out early of 1 year lease. Who pays rent?

Let's assume that two co-tenants jointly signed a 1 year lease with landlord. One co-tenant now wants to move out early after living there just 1 month. There is no roommate agreement. What are the ...
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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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Is a commercial landlord liable for damage due to roof leaks?

A tenant has a modified gross lease of a small commercial warehouse in San Fernando, CA. During the rainy seasons of 2017-2018 and the very wet 2018-2019, the tenant reported, on multiple occasions, ...
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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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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 ...