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  • HIV and STD Liability

    Given the most recent very public admission by Charlie Sheen, it might be helpful to explain the legal ramifications. HIV is an STD (a Sexually Transmitted Disease). Herpes, Gonorrhea, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), Syphilis, and Hepatitis are also all STDs. In California, and in many other states, it is a crime to willfully infect another person with an STD.

  • What Can I Do If Someone Is Lying to the Court?

    Witnesses including parties to the case provide testimony to the court that the judge and jury consider. When witnesses testify to the court, they do so under oath. They also do so under the risk of facing criminal charges if they lie to the court. There are steps that another person can take whether a party or an observer to inform the court of lies.

  • Iím Being Sued for Posting a Bad Review on the Internet

    In todayís technological world, it is much easier for a client or customer to leave negative feedback about a business after having a bad experience with them. While a lawsuit may be filed by the business to retaliate, the legal grounds for such a claim may not be met depending on the circumstances of the case.

  • How a Doctor Can Make or Break a Personal Injury Case

    The injuries that a person suffers in a personal injury case are personal by nature. Two individuals who are involved in the same accident and even in the same vehicle may suffer extremely different injuries. Each individual may suffer injuries of a different nature and heal at a different rate. Having a doctor be able to testify about the victimís injuries and having solid records can help make a personal injury case while not having these aspects of the case can break it.

  • How Can I Get a Judgment Released?

    A Satisfaction of Judgment or Release and Satisfaction is a legal document that shows that the plaintiff has been paid all that he or she is owed, based upon the original judgment against the defendant. This legal document is important because it is not revocable; once it is signed and filed with the court, it cannot be changed. Judgment debtors are usually in a hurry to get this type of release so that the civil action stops adversely affecting their credit.

  • Is My Case Worth the Fight? Will It Cost Me More to Sue Than I Can Win?

    We all know that nobody works for free, and that is especially true of attorneys. Lawsuits can be expensive, but sometimes they are the only way to resolve a dispute. So, when is it worth fighting and when will it cost you more to sue than you would get if you were to win?

  • Online Defamation

    The Internet has allowed people from across the globe to connect, but it has also provided a way for people to surround themselves in mystery by making anonymous posts. However, abusive posters and people who attack the characters of others can be discovered and even sued for comments that they make online.

  • What Happens if I Write a Bad Check?

    Through a simple arithmetic error or forgetting to jot down a check that you sent, you may wind up being criminally prosecuted and paying hefty fines. A bad check is one in which there are insufficient funds in order to cover the amount of the check. It can also be because the check is written on an account that no longer exists.

  • How to Get Legal Assistance when the Sheriff Doesn't Assist

    Question: What can I do if someone kicked in my door, stole my property, took over and the sheriff did not help me?

  • The Mechanic Damaged My Vehicle - What Can I Do?

    Question: I took my car in for service and when it was returned, my transmission was no longer working properly. The mechanic said that he didnít do anything to it, but the vehicle was working perfectly when I left it at his place of business. I am not sure what type of lawyer I need or what I can do about the situation.

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