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    Defamation: Re: Potentially Trademark Infringement

    True. I actually think I can replace "CNN" with "the mainstream media", and "NFL" with "professional football". But what about use of names of real people like Anderson Cooper, a public figure? By...
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    Defamation: Re: Potentially Trademark Infringement

    I've been reading up on law and satire and the believe-ability of a show as a test. I don't think anyone will think that this film is to be taken seriously. I will add a disclaimer at the start if...
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    Defamation: Making Fun of Real People in a Video

    I'm working on a short film for Internet release (for sale on Amazon Prime and on YouTube with ads). It's a mockumentary comedy that is a parody of a documentary TV show. In a way it's a form of...
  4. Trials and Verdicts: Re: What Percent of Cases are Tried to Verdict Without Settling

    Obviously the jury selection process had begun. I was a prospective juror who was dismissed. My question was FROM THAT POINT onward. Do approximately 97% of cases in which jurors have already been...
  5. Trials and Verdicts: What Percent of Cases are Tried to Verdict Without Settling

    My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California
    Just a question of curiosity. I was not chosen as a juror for an injury case that was projected to take 3 weeks. That had me...
  6. Applying to Rent: Re: Search for Tenant Court History

    That's what I'm charging. Rent plus a security deposit of 2 times rent, with half of the deposit going towards last month of rent.
    And without beds I cannot ask for the extra month's worth of...
  7. Applying to Rent: Re: Search for Tenant Court History

    Optional unfurnished or partially furnished with very minimal furnishings (2 couches, coffee table, cheap dining table and chairs, old office desk, some cheap dressers and night stands. No beds).
  8. Applying to Rent: Re: Search for Tenant Court History

    What's not helpful? Doing a search for evictions?
    Well Air BnB and VRBO have no screening and you don't get to meet the person booking. Basically you get an inquiry and you try to do a quick...
  9. Applying to Rent: Re: Search for Tenant Court History

    Well I'm only offering a one and done 3 month lease and I'm collecting the equivalent of 3 months rent up front (for a total of $27,000, which most shady people won't be able to afford in the first...
  10. Applying to Rent: How to Search for a Tenant's Court History

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
    I'm only offering my home as a 2 - 3 month lease, so my screening criteria is very simple. Essentially no sexual offenses against...
  11. Cleaning and Repairs: Re: Can a Landlord Require Steam Cleaned Carpets

    In that case I will leave it up to the tenants to steam clean the carpets if they want to.
  12. Cleaning and Repairs: Re: Can a Landlord Require Steam Cleaned Carpets

    My last apartment landlord (corporate owned) required a professional cleaning. They told me that I could pay to have it professionally done myself if I wanted to, but I just had to provide a receipt....
  13. Cleaning and Repairs: Can a Landlord Require Steam Cleaned Carpets

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
    In the lease agreement is it legal to require that tenants are charged for the cost of professional steam cleaning of the carpets...
  14. Rental Agreements: Re: Issuing a Partial Security Deposit Refund After the Second Month of Rent is Paid

    What do I hope to accomplish? Compromise. On the one hand I want a large deposit to cover 3 months of rent, but on the other hand by the last month I'm holding on to double the amount of 1 month of...
  15. Rental Agreements: Re: Issuing a Partial Security Deposit Refund After the Second Month of Rent is Paid

    Well I'll be damned! That's how I thought I read it in an old Nolo book. My updated book lists the 4 things.

    One more follow up question: Is it legal for me (the landlord) to offer to use the...
  16. Rental Agreements: Issuing a Partial Security Deposit Refund After the Second Month of Rent is Paid

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
    I know that a "security deposit" can be used for EITHER unpaid rent OR damage but not both. I am offering to rent my place for...
  17. Security Deposits: Re: Max Extra Deposit if Partially Furnished

    Anyone have an answer to this question? If half furnished could I require upfront perhaps 2 1/2 times rent?
  18. Giving Notice: What Notice Can a Landlord Require to End a Lease Early

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
    I know that that with a month-to-month tenancy, a tenant only has to give a landlord 30 days notice of intent to terminate. Well...
  19. Rental Agreements: Re: Can a Lease Require Payment of Rent Every Two Months

    They are ALREADY renting from me. I have no choice but to figure out a way to require them to give me 60 days notice because that's what my apartment landlord requires of me. If they were to only...
  20. Rental Agreements: Re: Can a Lease Require Payment of Rent Every Two Months

    That legal mumbo jumbo is hard to understand. Are you saying that asking for 60 days notice is just plain not enforceable?

    Perhaps I could charge a higher rate of rent (equal to an extra month)...
  21. Rental Agreements: Can a Lease Require Payment of Rent Every Two Months

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
    Is it legal to require 2 months worth of rent every 2 months (along with a security deposit equal to 1 month of rent)? This is...
  22. Rental Agreements: Is a Month-To-Month Tenancy That Ends in 6 Months Legal

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
    Is it legal to create a month-to-month tenancy agreement whereby the tenancy automatically ends in 6 months?

    And if so what...
  23. Giving Notice: Re: Is It Legal for Landlord to Require Tenant to Give 60 Days Notice to Move Out

    Just curious what if a lease has no mention of time frame for notice of move out?
  24. Giving Notice: Is It Legal for Landlord to Require Tenant to Give 60 Days Notice to Move Out

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
    My landlord requires me to give 60 days notice before my 11 month lease expires to notify them that I plan to move out. Otherwise...
  25. Extending a Lease: Re: Can a Landlord Increase Rent if a Renewal Option is Silent on Rent Increases

    Landlord gives Tenant the unilateral right to renew the lease under separate agreement for a 6 month term at the end of initial 12-month lease. Thereafter, the lease may only be renewed by mutual...
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