Castro Valley Lawyers
Authored by Ken LaMance
, LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law
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Castro Valley is the fifth most populous unincorporated census-designated place in California. Located near the San Francisco Bay Area, Castro Valley was first known for its large chicken ranches. As industry and business steadily increased in the area, Castro Valley gradually transformed into a bedroom community, with most of its residents commuting to other cities in the area to work during the day.
If you have legal charges pending against you in Castro Valley, you should strongly consider talking to one of the many Castro Valley lawyers in your area. These attorneys are quite skilled in areas of law such as immigration, real estate, DUI, personal injury, nuisance, employment discrimination, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and many more.
An owner of rental properties in Castro Valley and other surrounding cities was found to have defrauded his past tenants out of almost $200,000 between 1999 and 2007. The landlord was found to have made up damage claims to apartments in order to keep his former tenants’ security deposits. Additionally, the jury found that the landlord must pay $5.5 million in punitive damages to the former tenants, including those in Castro Valley. The lawyer for the landlord is hopeful that the judge presiding over the case will reduce the punitive damage award in accordance with the US Supreme Court law that states that punitive damages cannot be more than ten times the actual damages.
Castro Valley is served by the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda which is a court of general jurisdiction and has the power to hear both civil and criminal cases. Because of how the local rules of court are set up, this court may require different formalities to file your case. A local Castro Valley attorney can make sure that your lawsuit is in compliance with the local rules of court in Alameda County.
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Last Modified: 02-16-2010 02:06 PM PST
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