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Useful Rulings on Immigration Consultant Act (ICA)

Recent Rulings on Immigration Consultant Act (ICA)

WORLD OF DANCE TOUR, INC. V. SWEET LEMONS, LLC

Plaintiff contends it is entitled to relief (either through rescission of the Settlement Agreement and/or the return of monies paid to Defendants thereunder) due to purported fraud committed by Defendants ‘on or about August 24-26, 2015’ in connection with the ICA and/or the Property. [¶] Critically, however, even assuming for the purpose of a demurrer that Defendants had actually committed fraud in August 2015 . . . any such fraud claim was unequivocally waived by WOD when it signed the Settlement Agreement

  • Hearing

    Jun 23, 2020

SIWEN YU, ET AL. VS KAI HUANG

Code § 22440 (2nd Cause of Action) Section 22440 et seq. of California Business and Professions Code governs nonlawyers who offer non-legal assistance in immigration matters in California.

  • Hearing

    Dec 02, 2019

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

HOMEBUDDY DIRECT, LLC VS. AMMAR JAWED, ET AL.

It entered into an agreement with Defendants Ammar Jawed (“Jawed”); Dernic, Inc. d/b/a Brands Exclusive, Unique Imports, and Whitepoles (“Dernic”); and ICA Deals, LLC (“ICA” collectively referred to as “Dernic Defendants”), such that Dernic Defendants would give Plaintiff an exclusive right to sell the Air Cooler Production on Amazon.com.

  • Hearing

    Nov 15, 2019

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

HOMEBUDDY DIRECT, LLC VS. AMMAR JAWED, ET AL.

It entered into an agreement with Defendants Ammar Jawed (“Jawed”); Dernic, Inc. d/b/a Brands Exclusive, Unique Imports, and Whitepoles (“Dernic”); and ICA Deals, LLC (“ICA” collectively referred to as “Dernic Defendants”), such that Dernic Defendants would give Plaintiff an exclusive right to sell the Air Cooler Production on Amazon.com.

  • Hearing

    Aug 09, 2019

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

SOO OK CHOI VS SAMUEL JINKYOO KANG ET AL

Plaintiff asserts that Defendants violated the ICA on multiple grounds. The Immigration Consultant Act Under California Business and Professions Code, Section 22446.5 “[a] person claiming to be aggrieved by a violation [of] [the] [ICA] by an immigration consultant may bring a civil action for injunctive relief” on their behalf or on behalf of the general public.

  • Hearing

    Apr 10, 2019

HOMEBUDDY DIRECT, LLC VS. AMMAR JAWED, ET AL.

Third, Dernic argues that there is no showing of privity between Jawed and ICA. However, the demurring party at issue is Dernic and not ICA. To the extent this is a typographical error, the Court notes that the allegations of the SAC allege that each of the defendants are the agents and employees of one another, and that Jawed is the agent of Dernic dba Brands Exclusive. (SAC, ¶¶10, 14, 16.)

  • Hearing

    Mar 15, 2019

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

SOO OK CHOI VS SAMUEL JINKYOO KANG ET AL

.; NIW Korea; and Rex Counselor, Inc. alleging a single cause of action for violation of the Immigration Consultant Act pursuant to California Business and Professions Code, Section 22440 et seq.

  • Hearing

    Mar 12, 2019

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS LOURDES C MARTINEZ

Notwithstanding the close relationship shown between plaintiff Immigrant Rights Defense Council, LLC (“IRDC”) and its only attorney of record in these cases, Sebastian Medvei of Medvei Law Group, APC, the Court holds, based on the unique provisions of the only statute relevant here, Business & Professions Code § 22446.5, that it is appropriate to award fees even if Mr. Medvei may be considered to be representing himself for these purposes.

  • Hearing

    Dec 31, 2018

HOMEBUDDY DIRECT, LLC VS. AMMAR JAWED, ET AL.

HomeBuddy Direct v Jawed DEMURRER; MOTION TO STRIKE Calendar: 13 Case No: EC067646 Hearing Date: 10/19/18 Action Filed: 12/5/17 Trial: 2/11/19 MP: Defendants Ammar Jawed, ICA Deals, LLC, Dernic, Inc., and Brands Exclusive, LLC RP: Plaintiff Homebuddy Direct, LLC dba Ecart Shopper ALLEGATIONS: Plaintiff HomeBuddy Direct, LLC operates an Amazon Seller Business.

  • Hearing

    Oct 19, 2018

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL, LLC VS HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY

Code § 22446.5(b) states: “Any other party who, upon information and belief, claims a violation of this chapter has been committed by an immigration consultant may bring a civil action for injunctive relief on behalf of the general public and, upon prevailing, shall recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.”

  • Hearing

    May 23, 2018

  • Judge

    Georgina Torres Rizk or Jon R. Takasugi

  • County

    Los Angeles County, CA

HOMEBUDDY DIRECT, LLC VS. AMMAR JAWED, ET AL.

RELIEF REQUESTED: Writ of Attachment for $228,061 of Defendant Ammar Jawed’s property On March 29, 2018, Defendants ICA Deals, LLC, Dernic, Inc., Ammar Jawed, and Brands Exclusive, LLC filed the Notice of Continuance of Application and Hearing for Writ of Attachment, stating that the hearing on the writ was continued from April 6, 2018 to this instant hearing date of May 4, 2018 in order to provide time for Defendant Ammar Jawed to oppose the application.

  • Hearing

    May 04, 2018

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

HOMEBUDDY DIRECT, LLC VS. AMMAR JAWED, ET AL.

In his declaration, Jawed states that he is the CEO of ICA Deals, LLC and that he is an agent for ICA, Brands Exclusive, LLC, or Dernic, Inc. (Jawed Decl., ¶2.)

  • Hearing

    May 04, 2018

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

HOMEBUDDY DIRECT, LLC VS. AMMAR JAWED, ET AL.

Homebuddy Direct v Jawed PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION Calendar: 15 Case No: EC067646 Hearing Date: 4/27/18 Action Filed: 12/5/17 Trial: Not set (CMC 5/7/18) MP: Defendants ICA Deals, LLC, Dernic, Inc., Brands Exclusive, and Ammar Jawed RP: Plaintiff Homebuddy Direct, LLC dba Ecart Shopper FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS: Plaintiff HomeBuddy Direct, LLC operates an Amazon Seller Business.

  • Hearing

    Apr 27, 2018

  • Type

    Personal Injury/ Tort

  • Sub Type

    Fraud

RICHARD TEED ET AL VS. SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, INC., ET AL

As to the allegations regarding Sotheby's failure to obtain the errors and omissions insurance policy, the ICA is reasonably susceptible to plaintiffs' proffered interpretation of the ICA. As to the allegations regarding the administrative fee, plaintiffs adequately allege that the parties' contract does not allow for such a fee and thus the imposition of such a fee breached the parties' contract. As to the Sotheby's statute of limitations arguments, Mr.

  • Hearing

    Mar 08, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS JULIO FERNANDEZ

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS HONG H LEE

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS MARIA MEZA KIM

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS TRUONG CHINH HUNG T

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS LUCIA RAYGOZA

by the ICA.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS KEVIN LEE

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS VICTOR E FERNANDEZ

are regulated by the ICA.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS VIRGINIA CHIU WONG

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS YARAZETH GARCIA

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS CRISTINA SALAZAR

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS DEFENSE COUNCIL LLC VS HAE KON KIM

Each response sets forth the history of the ICA and argues that the defendants in the subject cases are unrelated to each other and have violated the ICA though different facts and transactions involving different subsets of the immigrant population – which have been more specifically pleaded in amended complaints in response to demurrers filed in some of the cases.

  • Hearing

    Feb 22, 2018

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