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I went in to get my oil changed, and found out later my car

I went in to get my oil changed, and found out later my car was stolen off of the car lot. I found out from the mechanic he had put the keys in the car. Who is responsible for the car, me or mechanic?

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What do I do if I hired a legal advocate to represent me in

What do I do if I hired a legal advocate to represent me in court for my probation case, and he now has threatened me, called my probation officer with lies, and is trying to get my probation revoked because I did not have the money to pay him 100 dollars per letter to the court. He promised the Judge that he would send progress letters, but he never discussed this with me, or told anyone he was going to charge for them. He now is causing me a world of problems.

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I retained an Attorney for a HIPPA Violation, to Subpoena

I retained an Attorney for a HIPPA Violation, to Subpoena the Hospital for my records to see who had acquired my records, I just got a Divorce through the same firm, and we both work in the medical field, and she works where my records are, and I had to go disability for about 3-months due to an infection and had to lower her alimony for that time and she activated my account to see my progression and when I was discharged so I would have to pay her in back alimony, he attorney that handeled the divorce didn't want the case because he was already in several suits against the hospital, so he got one of his other attorneys to take the case, and I went to him and he said he had all that was needed and all I had to do was pay him in which I did, and now he will not return my calls, he has not filed the subpoena, he will not try and get in touch with me at all, what can ido to get him to either do the case or return my money?

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I'm an LPN at a non treating facility, I have been accused

I'm an LPN at a non treating facility, I have been accused of stealing a claimants medications. I , with the claimants permission took his bag of medications out of the room to verify them against a written list ask thought his examiner was ready to see him. I returned his meds after verifying them. He claimed many of his pain meds were missing. My manager took his statement, the police were called. I allowed my manager to search my purse, bag and pockets . I did not take this mans medications. I understand there will be an investigation. I am concerned about a drug test because I have a prescription from my doctor for a narcotic pain med from a recent surgical procedure which I just finished.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NYJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time, not unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I recently completed a probation sentence for forging a prescription, I completed a substance abuse program and 3years of probation. The last thing I would do anything like that again. I am being wrongfully accused

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California: Saturday morning, Sept 3, @ approx 4:00am I

California: Saturday morning, Sept 3, @ approx 4:00am I awoke to a loud noise. After investigating the inside of the house, I looked out a bedroom window and saw a man hiding beneath the window on the outside. I set off our alarm and told him to "get out of here!" My wife called the police. I checked our security camera footage and have on video two males trespassing (our entire house is surrounded by a fence) near our outside air conditioning unit. Male #1 lifted male #2 onto our pergola (where male #2 goes off-camera) giving him access to the window where I later found him. After a quick search of the neighborhood, the police picked up male #1 and identified him from my video. They cited him with P.C. 602 and made me fill out a citizen's arrest form; male #2 has not been identified or found. Why was male #1 not charged with attempted burglary? If male #1 didn't have warrants he would have been cited and released and not arrested. Do we have any recourse?

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My boyfriend filed bankruptcy and is 7 months behind in his

My boyfriend filed bankruptcy and is 7 months behind in his mortgage($22,000) I was going to lead him $8,000 to try and offset the balance. But I don't want to waste my money or time. What is the likelihood of him keeping his home? Will the mortgage company be more inclined to roll the payments back into the life of his loan or favor foreclosure?

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3 Q's for atty: Did I miss a step here in preparing for

3 Q’s for atty: Did I miss a step here in preparing for Small Claims in Calif? My trial is Thursday 9-8-16. i am still in progress on a few details. In listening to a couple of you tubes— there is mention that the judge will ask: Have you exchanged evidence? I do not have any witnesses, have not subpoenaed any documents. I thought I just brought 3 copies of my case presentation to court. I see that this link below says under 7.3: "Make a request to the Judge in Court to examine the documents before your hearing.” >>> Is this exchanging evidence? I assumed they get a chance to look at my presentation a few minutes before Trial, and I have a chance to look at theirs just prior as well. http://www.courts.ca.gov/partners/documents/smallclaimschecklist-en.pdf >>>I did not try to settle the dispute myself, or ask for mediation. I did send a demand letter to which they did not respond. There are special circumstances in this case which are explained below. I spoke w/ Small Claims advisors 2-3 times an this and they did NOT say i had to exchange evidence, try to settle the dispute myself or to ask for mediation >>>2. If I have missed a step in not tying to settle or mediate, can I postpone the trial at this late date? 2 days before? I do have a medical excuse. Here is a summary of this unique case: A minor, aged 13 willfully and maliciously started a fire in her backyard (on a hot windy day with fire warnings out) as she was angry at her parents. The mother called 911 and the FD put it out. The next day, the minor again started another fire— this time farther away on their property. The mother called 911 in a panic and the FD came out w/ 2 units to put it out again. Unfortunately it was a hotter windier day with major fire warnings— and the embers from the 2nd fire blew across a few hundred feet and created the Coco’s Fire in San Marcos 5-1-4-14. it burned for about 10 days, 2000 acres, over 40 structures and 10 million in property damage, and cost I believe 27 million to fight. My rental unit was spared but burned all around 4 sides and up to 25 feet on 2 sides. My health was damaged by inhalation of ash as I cleaned up (despite precautions like a HEPA filter and a respirator) and continued to live there where it stunk for 8 months and was black ugly and charred for over a year. Damages: I have spent over 35K but am just asking for 10K as it is Small Claims. I have labs that show I did not have high levels of Arsenic and other heavy metals before the fire— and 8 labs to show very high levels of arsenic after the fire. A Dr has written a letter saying it appears my health has been damaged as a direct result of the fire and I am at risk for cancer because of this. Other supporting medical dignoses, etc for resulting damage to my digestive system. As it was a felony— I do have a Minute Order from Juvenile Court for 27,000.00— but as she is a minor— it will not go into effect until she can earn a living— at which point I may not still be alive. The parents have not paid each victim the required 15-20.00 for the Juvenile Court to perform some sort of restitution process. From the Probation Dept in June 2015: "Revenue and Recovery told me that the money is distributed on a percentage basis and victims will not receive any checks until at least $20 has been paid by Cheyenne (and her family) toward each victim." Nothing has been paid to date. I have a court ordered apology letter (as part of the Restitution) from the minor where she admitted she started the fire and that my health was damaged and that she would "work towards paying me back." Here is what I am trying to argue in Small Claims Court— that her parents were negligent and that they should be responsible for her and for covering the 10 K I ask for, and now --not 10 years from now.. I have the two 911 calls the Mother made for the Court. She obviously knew that her daughter started the fire but did not admit it. The only access to the location of the fire was thru heir backyard— it is in a canyon) Fire Reports say “no suspects” — but thew Mother knew and protected her daughter. The Arson Unit had to come to find them a month later— they did not admit they started the fire. In You tubes of the trial for this 13 year old arsonist I will cite— the DA states that on the first fire the minor laughed about it to her sister. The parents knew and yet did not restrain this 13 year old the second day. I believe this shows negligence on their part. Their home did not burn, nor the view. Everything else in 200 acres is a war zone and has not recovered. This 13 yr old was a professional bike racer and 2 x while the fire was still out of control she competed— and also 67 times after the fire. I will cite case law on the responsibility of the parents. California Civil Code section 1714.1My presentation to the Court consists of these audio and video files, medical records, receipts, the minor's letter, court ordered Restitution amount of 29,000, (I believe the day before this trial she will have paid her debt to society as she has completed her 400 hrs of community service and will no longer be a ward of the Court) I know this allows me a judgement— but she has 11 million from 64 people to pay back— so there is little chance I will ever see this.I understand her parents are only responsible for 40K for the entire case involving 11 million and 64 victims— and ONLY if they are found to be negligent. No one else has made a civil case against them— no attorney wants to share the 40K w/ 64 people.Her parents have demonstrated that they and she are protected by law as she is a minor and have not made any sort of apologies to neighbors or accepted responsibility for the crime. They are wealthy ( a LLC communications company, and just spent the entire summer back east w/all 4 kids. (They postponed the trial b/c of their vacation.) These are the reasons I knew it would be futile to try and ask for mediation. it is because the parents have not made the court ordered 15-20 per victim, and their plans to Appeal any ruling by the Judge in Juvenile court that I did not try and settle the dispute. (Also— my health is damaged and it is all I can do to get through the day— I am a disabled senior already and have had to go on Food Stamps and Medi-cal.) Last week I went to the ER with my gut issues.>>>Any advice on whether or not I missed a step and if so— OK to postpone trial? 3. Or anything on the rest of the case— parents responsibility? Thanks

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I've been staying with my aunt, taking care of her for 3 yrs

I've been staying with my aunt, taking care of her for 3 yrs now. I don't get paid, and didn't plan on staying but a few months, then finding my own place and get a part time job to pay my bills. Unfortunately, she was underweight, and had some memory problems at the time, and has progressively gotten worse. So I thought at the time, I thought it was more important to stay with her and get her in better health. She now has full blown dementia, my health is getting worse, and I've been asking for help from her children for a year. I am with her 24/7, except for 2 weeks this July, when I visited my children. Now I am ready to turn over care to her son, but they get mad and keep putting me off because they don't want to pay for her care. He says I'm lucky to being living here in a nice house on the lake and not having to work! Is he joking? I'm afraid not. Last spring she gave me her vechile, (6yrs old with 55000 miles on it, and now he is accusing me of stealing the car from her. I love my aunt and cousin, but I'm 63 and have health problems, high blood pressure from stress, A Fib, and I am bi-polar. Can you give me any suggestions?

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In a custody agreement where shared custody was agreed,

In a custody agreement where shared custody was agreed, week-on, week off scheduling was agreed only verbally. Please clarify this written portion. "During the school week, Mother shall have the minor child(ren) (including pick-up and return times and location): based on the mothers work schedule least 182 overnights.

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