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A Postal worker canceled my PO. Box in retaliation to the

A Postal worker canceled my PO. Box in retaliation to the failed litigation attempt of the Postal workers family member.

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Dwayne B.

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OUr HOA changed parking rules. All 61 spaces are. My wife

OUr HOA changed parking rules. All 61 spaces are for guests only. My wife has Handicap placard due to peripheral Neuropathy. They refused a reasonable request for aparking waiver. Refuse to correspond to us as we sold our unit to an investopr and rented it back. Fined us several times, the last one was $250 which we re-imbursed our landlord. Before the cnange in rules, we could park one car outside our garage. Not now. What are our rights.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Irvine, Ca.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, but thinking about it. I don't think HUD or other Gov't agencies do much. Are basically non-responsive.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: My wife has balance problem. Fell 3 times last month. So far, only once this month. Always lands on her face/head. Very bruised face right now. Needs to be able to walk to outside car. Too many steps to get into garage

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I have never owned a firearm; yet, I am interested in

My name is ***** *****, and I have never owned a firearm; yet, I am interested in restoring my gun rights.I plead guilty/convicted (case no. LASC No:BA331937) to 118(A) July 6, 2009-Los Angeles Superior Criminal Court. No jail time; formal probation by monthly Kiosk machine. In addition, domestic violence (case no. FAMRS800429) December 11 or 19, 2008-San Bernardino Family Court.

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Barrister

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What happens when a company is able to lock up the regional

What happens when a company is able to lock up the regional market and not allow any competition? Is there a way to legally force entry into the marketplace? An example, let's say a shoe company has gone to every retail location that rents space and has reached an agreement with all the individual landlords that they are not to allow any other shoe company to rent space from them other then them. By doing so, it gives only the option of someone wanting to enter the local market of building their own store and not renting. Is there anything illegal in doing this solely for the reason to prevent competition in the local marketplace?

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My father is handicapped and would like to go see s

My father is handicapped and would like to go see his granddaughter play golf. The course won't allow anybody to take a spectator cart on the golf course. is this legal?

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I am a 52-year-old female with a 5 lb. Maltese service dog,

I am a 52-year-old female with a 5 lb. Maltese service dog, trained and has documentation, who has been trained to sense when I am slipping into a manic state and/or when I am close to passing out due to anxiety and extremely low blood pressure.I also have severe bipolar disorder. My problem is that I cannot find any landlord, even those who own several buildings, to accept the dog. I know the law and have tried to explain that they cannot discriminate against me based on my disability or my need for the dog. The dog is a working dog; she is quiet and well-trained. Each landlord tells me that they've "tried to let service dogs in before and it didn't work out" and that people lie all the time about having a service dog just to get a pet in the building . When I try to show letters from my doctor regarding my need for the dog and proof of her training, they refuse even read them. Instead, I get turned down and shown the door. What can I do?

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Dwayne B.

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Does the ADA protect deaf illegal immigrants under title

Does the ADA protect deaf illegal immigrants under title III? I have a deaf friend who is being told by her own family court lawyer that she has to provide her own ASL interpreter.

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My Ex wife is trying to have me Incarcerated child support.

My Ex wife is trying to have me Incarcerated for unpaid child support. I have no job and am a disabled veteran with a small disability check monthly that I live off of. I am no longer able to work because of my Military injuries, and I have filed for SS Disability with the help of an attorney. The other day her "Legal Aide" attorney sent me a letter in the mail. In the letter was a visa form for my daughter so that she can travel to Mexico to visit her grandparents. The letter made me feel like they were trying to coerce me into signing the letter if not they would seek jail time for the unpaid child support. I feel that my Civil rights are being infringed on according to the 7Th Amendment- In suits of common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury , shall be other wise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."They have not even bothered to conduct an indigent hearing for me to determine my financial status or work status.Furthermore they request the presiding Judge to confine me for no less than 90 days, and 10 years probation after that. Under the 8Th Amendment- " Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."Her lawyer is imposing an excessive fine, and bail that I could not pay being that I am indigent. It is very well known to me the "Memo" released by the (U.S. Department of Justice) dated March 14,2016 to all courts through out the Country. I qoute "Dear Colleague, The Department of Justice is committed to assisting state and local courts in their efforts to ensure equal justice and due process for all those who come before them. Recent years have seen increased attention on the illegal enforcement of fines and fees in certain jurisdictions around the country-often with respect to individuals accused of misdemeanors, quasi-criminal ordinance violations, or civil infractions. Typically, courts do not sentence defendants to incarceration in these cases; monetary fines are the norm. Yet the harm caused by unlawful practices in these jurisdictions can be profound. Individuals may confront escalating debt; face repeated, unnecessary incarceration for non payment despite posting no danger to the community, lose their job; and become trapped in cycles of poverty that can be nearly impossible to escape. Furthermore, in addition to being unlawful, to the extent that these practices are geared not toward addressing public safety, but rather toward raising revenue, they can cast doubt on the impartiality of the tribunal and erode trust between local governments and their constituents. To help judicial actors protect individuals' rights and avoid unnecessary harm, we discuss below a set of basic constitutional principles relevant to the enforcement of fines and fees. these principles, grounded in the rights to due process and equal protection, require the following:(1) Courts must not incarcerate a person for nonpayment of fines or fees without first conducting an indigency determination and establishing that the failure to pay was willful:(2) Courts must consider alternatives to incarceration for indigent defendants unable to pay fines and fees:(3) Courts must not condition access to a judicial hearing on the pre payment of fines or fees;(4) Courts must provide meaningful notice and, in appropriate cases, counsel, when enforcing fines and fees;(5) Courts must not use arrest warrants or license suspension as a means of coercing the payment of court debt when individuals have not been afforded constitutionally adequate procedural protections;(6) Courts must not employ bail or bond practices that cause indigent defendants to remain incarcerated solely because they cannot afford to pay for their release; and(8) Courts must safeguard against unconstitutional practices by court staff and private contractors."End quote.It goes on to say that " We at the U.S. Department of Justice observed that many of your, particularly judges municipal and local JP courts have been violating the US Constitution US Supreme Court precedent (which given your position, you should already know) by incarcerating and/or extorting the indigent for the fine money to fill your jurisdictions coffers, and doing so without proper legal, constitutional hearing, or providing legal counsel to the accused.AS OF NOW YOU ARE ON NOTICE THAT THAT WILL STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!Should we find any of you violating ANY of the aforementioned items, we will seek your indictment for (Federal Civil Rights) and or other criminal violations, and if true billed, we will send a US Marshal or other representative of the US Department of Justice to your court, home or anywhere else that you may find to arrest and incarcerate you. You will then face a jury of your peers, most likely in the jurisdiction where you may have incarcerated various individuals"Please help me.

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Legalease

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I had a reservation at a hotel nights and when I got there

I had a reservation at a hotel for three nights and when I got there the clerk checked me in and told me my room was 310. I asked where the elevator was. She said they didn't have one. I asked for assistance with my luggage. She said she would bump someone from the first floor and put me in a room on the first floor. The first floor was down about five steps do it was also non ADA compliant. She also told me that she wouldn't be able to give me a first floor room for nights two and three. Then my battle began.I think I have a case. What do you think.I booked the room through a rewards program and just wanted to get my points back. Tried on the phone for over an hour today. Not satisfied with the result.

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TJ, Esq.

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