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Q: Law about when rent is 'paid'. No walk in allowed, only mail/direct deposit. Is postmark date 'paid' date?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
If a check is mailed prior to due date it will be assumed as if rent was paid in time. However, tenant has to produce a verifiable proof. As dispute started on receipt of mail along with check, tenant may alter mode of payment e.g. by cash, personal / walk-in payment by LL, etc. If it does not help, tenant may opt to use escrow through the court so as to avoid any controversy.

Q: My legal name changed. Is it possible to make this change in my published patents ?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Utah on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Kevin Flynn's answer
I am posting the answer here in case others have the same question. I am not aware of a way to update the name of an inventor on an issued patent. It does not seem to be a good fit for a certificate of correction as there was not an error to correct.

To the extent that you are an assignee of the patent rights, then I assume you can record a name change in the assignment database which will then show the updated name of the assignee in USPTO PAIR and eventually in Google Patents....

Q: Trying to collect on a judgement on a business that dissolved after my judgement. What do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Small Claims, Consumer Law and Business Formation for California on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Vernon Charles Tucker's answer
If the Corporation dissolved typically you are out of luck and have an uphill battle in front of you to enforce the judgment.

However, its complex and requires motion work, but if certain facts are present you could argue the new corporation is the same as the old corporation or is an "Alter Ego" of the old corporation. This may open other doors that could apply pressure to judgment debtor if they are one in the same.

I would look at the amount of the judgment, and see whether...

Q: If I'm not mistaken you can appeal an arbitration agreement for employment law if you don't receive the check of payment

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Does arbitration agreement hinder any appeal against their violation of agreement e.g. withholding of last check, etc.

Q: Can I work from home as a freelancer for the same company with whom I am currently employed full time?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maine on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Before you jump in, analyse all aspects of your current employment. You may end up with "conflict of interest" the moment you set up a parallel business.

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