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  1. I am the tenant and received an unlawful detainer. I filed my answer and also asked for a jury trial due to landlord harassment, changing lock on front door, locking me out of the bathroom, quiet enjoyment, etc. I sent the landlord a UD-106 Form Interrogatories on 4/30/2019, however, I have not received any responses back. Could I file a Motion to Compel? Thank you.
  2. I am curious about something I found in someone's file at the courthouse. They were arrested for felony drug possession, have a prior felony charge, but got this one reduced to diversion, which they haven't even done. Their mug shot was supposed to be on the Sherrif's website for 30 days, but got taken down after a week and a half, and when I went to check out their file in the clerk's office, a portion of it was sealed per California Criminal Code, Section 1204.5. I looked up that code and read it, and couldn't really understand it clearly. It did refer to California Criminal Code, Section 1192.5 in part of it, and so I looked up that one, and I can't figure out why a portion of someone's record would be sealed under those statutes. I did speak to a criminal attorney, and he said he was not aware of any way to seal a record except for a 1203.4. Could you please read those codes and tell me what you think for a possible explanation?
  3. My retail workplace (in CA) never enforced the late or missed lunch penalty pay. Also during the first year of my employment, I was never given 10 minute rest breaks. While the CA rest and lunch laws are mentioned in the employee handbook they gave us, none of the supervisors were trained on this matter and most guidelines in the handbook are not enforced by the employer. In fact, the owner does not follow the guideline on many other matters mentioned In the handbook. I have been working there for just over 3 years. Am I owed backpay for my missed/late breaks and lunches
  4. I'm renting a room in a house and pay the master tenant, when I moved in I was told by the master tenant that my rent was going to the owner. I have always paid the master tenant and have never actually even talked to the owner. Apparently the owner had no idea anyone else was living there and she is now trying to evict me. I just received an amended summons and complaint, in the complaint there is a 60 day notice and a signed proof of service with the wrong name typed in and then crossed out and my name hand written next to it. I went to the courthouse and got a copy of the original complaint (which they filed but never served me with) in the original complaint it has the wrong names on the 60 day notice and on the proof of service without my name hand written in, my name is nowhere on the original complaint or the 60 day notice (which was said to have been nailed and mailed, with the wrong name on it) Anyway, my question is this: Can the owner of the property evict me when there is no landlord-tenant relationship (she is only trying to evict me, not the master tenant) also, how the hell can the courts allow a homeowner or the homeowner's lawyer to amend a proof of service to a different name? Especially when they were not the ones that signed the papers either? Isn't that perjury for the person that did sign the proof of service? If I swear that I mailed papers to Mr. Smith and sign and file a POS with the courts and someone comes along and amends the name on my POS to say I served Mr. Jones the courts consider that proper service? How is this legal to change the name on a proof of service, unless I have a DeLorean with a flux-capacitor that I can get up to 88MPH I wouldn't think that the courts would allow someone to amend the name on a proof of service that they didn't sign...if anyone can help me understand how that works I'd really appreciate it. Thanks
  5. In California, is there a practical limit to the potential recovery for civil extortion if the extortionate amount paid was small (around $1,000) but the ability of the defendant to pay is large? Can attorney fees be recovered by plaintiff if victorious or defendant if not? Can small claims court award punitive damages for civil extortion up to the $10,000 limit of that venue or would the plaintiff be limited to compensatory damages (i.e., the $1,000 above)? Thanks
  6. I was on a Union (IUOE) Job near the border. We were grading with heavy equipment for a solar array. This was not my first rodeo, as they say, I'm 55 years old and very good at what I do. So when the operator of the blade calls on the radio to the foreman and says "put the kid in the front, the old guy just does what he wants" it becomes obvious this person either failed to read the employee handbook or feels the contents doesn't apply to him. The "kid" he refers to is my partner and he's 50. Working in tandem, my partner and I return for another load, the blade operator "Bo" flags us down. He wants to know "why the **** didn't you give him the radio? Each pair of scrapers has a radio assigned for improved communication and safety. Clearly, this is not effective communication by any standard. I dismount to address his question. I told him that I don't respond well to people that use agression and insults to communicate. He responded with even more aggressive and then threatened to have me fired as the boss was a friend of his. I suggested he read the employee handbook. This caused him to fly into a rage throwing his hard hat on the ground and screaming at me to just do what the **** I tell you! That weekend at home, I researched conflict resolution, while I used the word "rage" in my search query, I also got information on NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) which seemed to describe the behavior I witnessed so far. The following Monday I attempted to speak with "Bo" and suggest that insults, threats, and aggression were not effective for communication. His reply was "if you and your partner weren't so stupid there would be no problem"! And "maybe you're just too old, either way, if you don't do what I tell you, you'll be gone". The aggression and harassment continued. Besides his inability to recognize the safety implications of his requests and the fact that both the Employee Handbook and the Labor Code 6311 don't require me to put myself, my partner or others at risk, he continued to insist on blind obedience. As the Handbook says "report all incidents of harassment even if you feel they don't meet the legal definition of harassment. I did so and got no response, there was no "investigation", no dispute resolution and the harassment continued. I sent a second email reporting the hostile environment and again I was ignored. I revisited the information on NPD. I realized that in the third week of employment when the foreman took our radio claiming malfunction was possibly an effort to isolate my partner and I and make the work more difficult. I still had no response to my emails and the following week a termination effort was made. The accusation was proven inaccurate so I was informed that I would be laid off due to "reduction in force"....the only one. After getting my final pay at the field office I returned to the job site to retrieve my personal property from the machine I was running. It was lunch time and I noticed an employee with which I had no quarrel was waving me over to the lunch area where he and Bo were standing. I walked over assuming they perhaps had an apology for me. Instead, I can see this guy is worked up, fist in a ball, breathing through his teeth and he says "what the **** do you want?" I replied, "you waved me over". He looks at Bo and says "should I?" for which he meant "should I knock him out? I told him it's a little late for that, I said if you or anyone else had a problem with me or my work, you should have come talk to me. Not one of you said a word to me or my partner and now you want to punch me. I said there is not a single man amongst you. As I turned to walk back to my truck, Bo said "my mom is more of a man than you" I laughed and asked did you just say your mom is a man? With that, he flew into a rage, said: "I'll ****in kill you, I'm not afraid of you" he took of his jacket and charged at me like a bull. Someone grabbed him and they fell as I retreated to my truck. As I got in the other guy ran up and kicked my door which slammed into my left lower back and closed. He continued to kick my truck over and over while bo punched the driver side window trying to break it. As I went to my machine to get my property, they pursued yelling threats if they ever see me again. Someone was kind enough to grab my things and hand them through the window so as not to expose myself to another assault. As I drove off I heard someone say "call the cops. I waited at the corner until a Deputy arrived and filed a report. I reserved my right to seeking charges and went home. I filed for workman's Comp for the injury to my back and psychological injury. Both were denied claiming that I was not employed by them at the time. However I was paid until the end of the day. My question is how many civil rights violations and how many labor code violations do you see? Second why have I had no success in finding a lawyer?
  7. Help! My ex who is also a real estate agent said she found a great home that belonged to her sister and brother in law that we could buy and flip and earn a profit on. She said I would need to take 14k out of my 401k and that would be my portion of the investment. I signed what i think was a fake purchase agreement some documents she provided me. I gave her the 14k. Soon after this we were involved in a domestic dispute where I decided to end the relationship after she struck me. The fact of the matter is that the home was never sold and no flip occurred but I never received my money back. Through text, she agreed to only give me only 5k back stating that the rest she would keep being that she felt she was to be paid for funds spent during our relationship for personal use. That being said, I never received ANY money back at all and I feel she abused her real estate licence and my trust to steal from me. Is there a way that I could fight to receive my money back? Im not sure if an attorney would charge me more than what Im fighting for. Please help I feel at a loss and now having to pay back that money to my 401k that was never used for the purpose intended because of the neglect of this real estate agent who I trusted.
  8. I received my eviction letter recently but they want me to sign new lease. I’m two months behind on rent and I’m just thankful I still have a place to live. do I have to pay the balance before signing new lease?
  9. the opposing party filed a motion hearing regarding a motion to tax costs on my filing of a memorandum of costs. The judge recused himself and the hearing date was vacated. I was told by the court that I needed to refile my cost memorandum with the name of the new judge, which I did. But the opposing party did not respond or refile the motion to tax costs or reschedule a hearing till after the judge signed a judgment in my favor, 45 days after the hearing date was vacated. A new hearing date was scheduled 22 days later. Now the judge has reduced the judgment after the opposing party filed late. Was the court wrong in telling me that I had to refile my memorandum of cost? Should the original memorandum of cost and motion to tax be carried over to the new court? How long should the opposing party be allowed to wait, before rescheduling the motion hearing? It seems like had I not refiled my memorandum of cost, the opposing party could have delayed filing indefinitely and the memorandum of cost would have never been considered. Thank you.
  10. Context: I work for a furniture retailer and sales have been a bit flat for the last year or so. As a response, our employer has been sending us "Daily Quizzes" in our emails that are "due" by the close of business. They are typically questions about our pricing and the specs in our merch, innocently annoying things that we can roll our eyes at and move on. However, other times they are things like this (I have placed my key concerns in bold, underline, and italics: Today's Email: Team, Please find below our daily quiz please respond back to [Store Owner] by 6pm this evening and those of you not working please complete on next day worked. Regards, [Management] Associate Quiz April 13, 2019 Only 2 days left to vote for [Local News Paper] Best Of 2019... PLEASE VOTE! Encourage your friends and family to vote as well as customers. Remember, from as many email addresses as you or any of them have. Please call the following competitors. REMEMBER..... Use your cell phone for making these phone calls Do Not Call from [Our Stores Name] land line!!! [Competitor 1] [Competitor 2] [Competitor 3] [Competitor 4] Ask them the following questions: What specials are you currently running? Do you carry all of your mattresses in stock? How about cal or eastern king? Do you deliver to [A Town Out In The Boonies] if so, what is the fee? What are the brand name of the mattresses you sell? What is your least expensive queen set? What is your least expensive king set? Find out who is selling the Simmons Beautyrest black and do they have the new floor samples on the floor yet? As well as the new Serta I comfort. Is [Competitor 3] still carrying Chatham and wells? What are the prices and how many models are on the floor? What is our least expensive twin/full/queen/king set? Who is the manufacture and what is the name of the bed? I would like a paragraph explaining your customer service experience on the phone with each of our competitors listed above. Good or bad I would like you to tell me how the phone conversations went. Have a great sales day! Explanation: Our sales team consists of five people. That is five people calling four stores and asking the same questions five times. This is harassment and it's creating a toxic environment among the staff as we all express our grievances over being forced to perform such a task. Our complaints with this email, and all others like it, are as follows: They mandate that we use our personal phones that they in no way pay for They mandate that we use our personal email addresses to vote for them as the best store in their category They force us to go against our moral instincts and harrass people performing the same job as us We empathise with the frustrations of our counter parts and lament how infuriated we would all be if the tables were flipped We've done this so many times now that our competitors have started asking if we're from [Our Company] and then hang up on us We know that management would be irate if the tables were reversed and Competitor 1 - 4 started calling us We've been scolded on allowing people we were sure were customers shop us and were given lectures on how to spot "those people" My questions are now these: Is any of this legal? Are there any links that someone can share with me that I might use in an organized response explaining why this format of quiz needs to come to an end? Does anyone have a link to the laws revolving around the mandated use of personal cell phones for a job (e.g. Using an app to clock in to/out of work / Being on call / Texting sales updates at close of business / Harassing the competition /etc)? Thank you so much for any information you might be able to share, - A. Northbert
  11. Usually, I pay no taxes. In 2018, I sell some land for $24,000 in Tennessee. I live in California. Do I pay California taxes on the sale of that land? what line item on what California tax form do I list the sale? what line item on what federal tax form do I list the sale?
  12. Hi All -- thank you in advance for your help! Is there a law that details how my credit card payments should be applied? Is there a law that stipulates said purchase should reflect on statement as interest or non-interest bearing and time period? In Nov 2016, I purchased a pair of diamond earrings from JCP and I still have the original receipt, but it's a little hard to read. I did a PDF of it, but it's inaccessible at the time. My Nov 2018, JCP credit card statement charged me $378 in interest for this purchase. I had no idea it was a delayed, no interest charge, if paid with in two years. I've requested my statements from JCP, but in the past two years I've made credit card payments in an amount over $1,000 for period Nov 2016 through Nov 2017. Approximate cost of earrings: $ 48.00 tax $ 95.00 lifetime service plan $ 599.00 earrings
  13. My Dad pasted about a year ago with no will. He was married at that time. He has owned a vacant piece of property (less 1/2 acre) for 15 + years in California. He purchased it with his wife at that time. Within a couple of years he was awarded sole ownership of said property in the divorce. Since then, he has been married and divorced several more times, all the while said property has remained in his name as sole owner. I am now ready to transfer said property into my name, along with paying all of the back property taxes that are due on it. Am I within my rights to do this?
  14. My grandson is one of the countless street people with a mental illness. ADHD, low functioning adult, dis associative personality among other diagnosis. The past 3 years He is repeatedly arrested for misdemeaners booked and released has never remembered a court date so lots of FTA. He did get one felony charge of assault on an officer. My question, he has been kept in jail and is scheduled for sentencing on the 8th I was informed probation will not be re instated they are going to make him do the time for past offenses. Is it to late to change his plea regarding the assault? ( I am still confuse about how an air driven door can be slammed on anyone as their function is to prevent slamming and it was working well) He cognately does not understand the court process or the concept of having to report weekly nor does he understand the consequences. How is it the court does not recognize this young man clearly has mental issues that prevent him from complying. He would make court dates if he had the ability to just remember them. When in jail an attorney can bring him any kind of offer and as long as the end of the sentence is, " and then you can get out of jail" he will agree. However, 15 mins later he cannot tell you what he agreed to. What alternatives do we have at this point? Why can't the court get him treatment? I fear after years of warehousing him they will release a much worse young man on society
  15. Hi Guys! I must say I absolutely love love love this forums. I have a quick question: I have a DBA, but State of California is making it very hard for me to be employed in my business as a DBA. Basically I am "per project" employee...therefore a contractor. At the end of the job..well..I'm out of it and I have to go out looking for the next. Many many times, since the 2008 economic collapse, California has cracked down on DBA employment. Someone has suggested that I switch to an S-Corp. I looked into it and it sounds like a good idea. However, what happens if I don't get any business in any quarter? Since I have to pay myself a reasonable salary from the S-corporation and therefore pay unemployment taxes on my salary, am I not allowed to file for unemployment? I'm scratching my head. Also, I understand that if you take profits ONLY from the S-corp, then you are not allowed unemployment, because profits are not taxable. Any thoughts? Thank you Thank you Thank you in advance for any shared knowledge. My best to all of you Obeyor...on the conveyor.
  16. I am currently in divorce proceedings with my husband (California) whom I've been married to for 12 years. I signed a prenup which states that after 3 years of marriage I am entitled to quote "10% of husband's income less state, fed fica taxes". After my attorney had tax returns reviewed for years subject to the 10% came to about $1.1 million. My husbands attorney (who wrote prenup) did the same came to about $31,000. When my attorney received document that showed how husbands attorney came up with this number he stated that "income" was based on what the IRS deems as income, meaning losses to be included in calculation of "income"(my husband did lose one of his businesses 5 years ago which did net losses) however he still has other business which has made him a multimillionaire. My attorney argues back that the prenup did not reference any loss of income only the deduction of taxes. My attorney feels that in order to include the losses of income the prenup should have defined "and any losses of income that may occur". To add, my husbands attorney has relentlessly tried to get me to settle out of court, which seems suspicious to me since he is adamant about the $31,000 settlement. This is my 1st marriage/divorce so I am confused as to what really defines "income" as documented in the prenup. Any comments are greatly appreciated.
  17. I am wondering if I might have the right to file a class action suit against amazon.com? Amazon has no means of communication between their shipping vendors. Customers are forced to communicate via email with amazon.com vendors. It takes upwards to 4 times as long to get any sort of resolution from the vendor because customers are at the mercy of amazon.com's lack of providing adequate customer support. I myself just dealt with the likes of their vendor sending me only a partial shipment of a product I purchased. Amazon.com makes it very difficult to locate a customer service phone number on their web site. Once I did find it, the experience was utterly disappointing in that once I hung up with amazon.com I learned that everything that we had discussed was ignored and that amazon.com took it under their own authority to override our conversation and told the vendor that I wanted to return and refund when in fact I stated the opposite. I told them that I wanted the rest of my merchandise. Because of the conflict and lack thereof in communication between amazon.com and their vendors I had to endure some very upsetting issues that prolonged my getting the rest of my merchandise. H ad I been able to talk directly with the vendor, I am 100% positive that my issues would have been resolved at a rate of at least 5 times faster. There is also an issue regarding emails being sent from the customer to the vendor which is the only means of communication the customer has through amazon.com vendors in that amazon.com proof reads and modifies their customers email correspondents prior to the vendor gaining access the customers email. I think this is unconstitutional, and is unethical for a company much less anyone to take control and to modify another persons written documentation. I really do feel that there is more left unscratched on the surface of the customer to vendor relationship. I do understand that amazon.com doesn't want their customers dealing directly with their vendors but that doesn't give amazon.com the right to modify my emails to their vendors. I also believe that there are others that have experienced the same as I have and that this is common practice in part by amazon.com. In my case, I ordered my product on 10/21/16 and received partial delivery on 10/29/16. I was then forced to call off a 5 day camping trip and I spent the next 7 days writing back and forth to the amazon.com vendor (FCH Direct) by which it ultimately took amazon.com and their vendor until 11/4/16 to ship the rest of my merchandise out to me. I finally received it on 11/8/16. So it took them 8 days to ship me a partial shipment and another 7 days of trying to convince amazon.com and their vendor that their vendor messed up. I am sure that there is some sort of legal junction that can be applied which is why I was asking if a class action suit could be viable. The stress, the headaches, and the stomach aches I endured during this mess is all preventable and I am absolutely sure that others in the United States have dealt with the same. I feel that because neither amazon.com or the vendor offered anything to accommodate for the time lost, all the mental stress and aches and the fact that I wasted a weeks vacation dealing with this instead of taking an actual vacation that they should be accounted liable for what they put myself as well as their customers in general through. I believe that they are wrong in their actions. Is there anything that can be done? Can I file a class action suit against amazon.com and/or their vendor (FCH Direct)? I do have every email correspondence between amazon and their vendor on file .
  18. When a tenant file a demurrer, does he need to list the objections of the complaint on the demurrer or how does the plaintiff know what the tenant is objecting to?
  19. Hi, we had some questions regarding our situation and the new Medi-Cal Recovery Laws going into effect Jan. 2017. My brother (55 years old) and I (57 years old) own our home.... tenacy in common....Joe has 80% I have 20%. The home is owned free and clear. Neither one of us has children. Joe is on SSI and Medi-cal due to cirrhosis of the liver. One of his new prescriptions Vitamin K costs $2200 a month! Incredible...we were shocked! I am on Medi-cal as of last year….so far I have only used my Medi-cal for a few visits to the dentist. 1. As I understand it, if a sibling has been a caregiver and lives in the same house as the Medi-cal recipient for 2 years, the home isn’t subject to Medi-cal recovery. I also read online that only long term care (nursing homes) were subject to recovery under the new law. 2. Currently the home is Joe 80% and myself 20%...we would like to change that to 50/50. 3. We were thinking of taking a Home Equity line of credit out on the house. Joe has very good credit. I do not. I have an unpaid student loan of $2000 from 25 years ago. We would pay this off with the HELOC and help pay our monthly bills. We are low income. Joe gets his SSI. I have been Joe’s caregiver through IHSS. We also have an ebay store which provides a small income. We were wondering how this would effect Joe's SSI and Medi-cal? Would it be a good idea to get a HELOC on the house? Neither of us has children to leave the house to. We might as well use some of the equity in the home to live more comfortably.
  20. My wife was going through a rough time with her ex, he was filing for custody of their daughter complete with restraining order ECT. Her emotions were getting the best of her and she wound up climbing the local firehouse and threatening to jump if she couldn't see her daughter right then.Needless to say she was promptly scooped into the paddywagon and shipped out to a mental facility for evaluation.She returned some two weeks later with a diagnosis and a prescription. Somebody she got a ride with stole her meds and then got arrested for something and her meds went with him. She went down to the local sheriff office to try to retrieve them but was denied.By this time she was getting manic and said something to the effect of "well if you're not gonna give me my meds I should just go kill myself". This of course got her stuffed into a car and transported to our local hospital for a suicide watch. Her mental and emotional state by this time was deteriorating rapidly . She managed to walk away from the watch for some distance but was quickly tackled into a brick wall resulting in needing stitches in her chin,however she was thrown into the observation room bleeding, hurt ,scared and un-searched .She had a lighter on her and did what made sense to her at the time .Because nobody was paying any attention to her wounds and in her mind she was forgotten in this room she lit a blanket on fire. Long story short she is now convicted of felony arson convicted because she plead guilty . She was put on probation along with a bunch of other programs however she did not check in with them and was picked up walking down the street .probation Dept. is now revoking probation and recommending the terminal of 16mos in prison. Did I mention she is a bright 23year old and had NEVER been in trouble with the law before? Not only that but had graduated top of her highschool class with honours and was just a few college units away from a teaching credential. Now she is heading to prison. She has been denied bail since being picked up. I feel completely helpless .Please if anybody has any ideas let me know. Is it too late to retract her guily plea?...thank-you in advance
  21. i have a business in old town torrance ca...right on the main street...there is a 2 hr limit on parking...other business owners and employees violate it...i have complained to the city over and over...they do not enforce it....ironically a parking garage was built on the same main street to create more parking...they dont use it....can i sue?? by not enforcing the law they stifle business, because customers get frustrated by driving around looking for a place to park
  22. On Saturday 08/27/2016 I went over to my friends house,he was interested in purchasing my pistol which is registered to me. After he had took a look at the pistol inside his apt ,I was walking to my vehicle to lock the pistol back up when 2 lapd officers Walked to the back of his aptartments and started questioning us, one officer walked up to me grabbed both my arms and started searching me without consent or probable cause I immediately informed him that I had a pistol on person that was registered to me,he slammed me Against the hood of a parked car and proceeded to handcuff me. Back up officers were called and arrived and began searching every car in the parking lot including mine, there they found a pistol holster.Once in the back of a squad car on the way to the station I was told that I was being taken in to the station to talk to detectives and determine whether that gun was really registered to me and not stolen. I was then booked for carrying a concealed gun and currently out on bail.my question is can I motion to suppress evidence due to illegal search and seizure without probable cause?
  23. California-My brother passed away and left his estate to be split between myself and my three brothers and sisters. His house was in a trust but my sister was able to take it out of the trust and put it in her name along with my brother as joint tenants .I have power of attorney for this house with the most interest as my brothers gave their shares to me. Can I list it, sell it and make all decisions and be the only signer all the way through the escrow process including closing without my brothers and sisters signatures? I am not on county records, but I have power of attorney with the most shares and interest for the house. My brothers are on board with me but my sister not so much, she is on the county records. Does the power of attorney give me the power to sell it on my own as the only signer?
  24. Hi there. My friend is wondering about the new law AB 1909 concerning prosecutors who fail to disclose exculpatory evidence – making it a felony to do so. How does he remedy what happened to him – He asked for a bunch of exculpatory evidence but the prosecutor denied him – going so far as to have the judge in the case ban him from having the evidence due to the nudity of his ex-wife and her participation with other girls. The prosecutor said she didn’t want those pictures floating around the county jail. She painted his ex-wife as a pure, wholesome, saintly figure, while meanwhile these pictures show her to be just the opposite. What does he do? Should her request this new discovery or should he file some sort of motion against the prosecutor? Any help you have is great! He has currently been incarcerated for 11 years. Thanks! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Below are more details if you are interested as I was also trying to reach out to Veterans legal groups who might help. He is a Veteran. Hi, I'm a nurse of 25 years working at UCLA in California. A very dear (Veteran) friend of mine was a Medical Specialist in the U.S. Army (Honorably Discharged) and member of the Detroit Fire Department, EMS Division (and Academy Instructor) - President of his academy class). Unknowingly he contracted PTSD while in the service when at 19 years old, his base Chaplain DIED in his hands. He actually met the man's wife and children. From then on (exacerbated by responding to serious 911 calls in Detroit at an average of 17 runs per shift) he spiraled deeper into depression and anxiety. He moved to California, had horrible relationships with one ending in domestic violence where he was sentenced to (6) months in the county jail. (10) Ten years later another woman cheated on him with multiple partners. While in a heated argument his mind snapped and he beat her severely. He is currently in prison (11 years so far) on a double life sentence (she is alive and well). In prison, he sought professional help and was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression - placed on prozac and continues counselling. He exhausted all of his administrative appellate remedies to the Federal Court level. However, two (2) things don't sit right and I'm wondering if there is anything or anyone who can help him. 1. His ex-wife claimed she was cut 20 times with a knife. DNA evidence shows NO BLOOD on the knife and Police Photos show NO CUTS on her body (taken the same day of the alleged event).She was under a morphine/darvon IV drip when police interviewed her and she gave these bogus statements. They had to return a week later to re-interview her because they say (on record) she was too "Out of it" at the time. 2. The prosecution painted her as a virtual saint. She secretly was into girls. My friend and his ex-wife were Hollywood types at the time. He took extensive photos and filmed her in explicit sex acts with multiple women. The first judge in the case ordered discovery of all the photographic evidence to the defense. When they changed courtrooms, the prosecutor was adamant about NOT giving the defendant access to these photos because she did not want pictures "floating around" inside the county jail. I am no lawyer. However, I have heard of a recent law passed by Gov. Jerry Brown making it a felony for prosecutors to withhold evidence in a case (AB 1909). Are you familiar at all with it? Can it help my friend? And is it legal for a witness' statement given while clearly intoxicated on serious narcotics to be used to charge a person? He needs assistance. I hope there is something or someone you can refer him to for help. Thanks a lot. Today he is a changed man. He has been an integral part of several Veteran's Groups at various prisons. He has accolades and awards for service in prison and is working closely with the Captain of his yard on a program training inmates for motion picture/television production in both English and Spanish. He is a good man who served his country faithfully. I will say this, he had checked himself into the VA hospital LONG before any of these domestic situations happened. They dropped the ball and said he only had slight "Avoidance" issues. I have AVOIDANCE issues. We all do (figuratively speaking). Had they medicated him THEN I am positive he would NOT be behind bars TODAY. Thank you for your time! Very Best, Joanne B., RN, BSN
  25. An association to which I belong now wants to charge a "convenience fee" to accept any form of payment other than allowing them to access my bank account through ACH so that they can receive my dues when they want. (I pay quarterly). The amount is small, but I am not comfortable allowing them that type of access. Is this type of "fee" something that is allowed by law?
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