What is it called when someone abandons their LLC business, which is deeply in debt and owes back taxes, to then have someone else open a new LLC for them and that new LLC offer the very same services? Is it legal? It is essentially a one person business and without that person the new business... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2023
More facts would be needed, but it is possible to pierce the corporate veil of the new company and go after the owner personally, or unwind the transfers of assets to the new company, under the theory of fraudulent conveyance, as well as violation of the Limited Liability Company Act that requires... Read more »
Our business partner has locked us out of our business. They withdrew from the association, and we proceeded with the company opening. Because the venue is under their name, they seeked vengeance and locked us out of the venue. Now after withdrawing from the association they are working to open up... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
Please consult an attorney in your state. Your question is far too complicated to be answered here. They lawyer you consult will need much more information.
and you are running the business do I have any rights?
answered on Jan 31, 2023
Your use of pronouns "someone", "you", "he" and "I" is beyond confusing. It is unclear who these pronouns are referring to, other than the "I."
I'll take a stab: the owner of the company died without a will, and you are... Read more »
The task/job was assigned to me through an app called task rabbit.
answered on Jan 19, 2023
Maryland Business Occupations and Professions Code, Section 12-101, defines the term plumbing, and the need for a license, as follows:
(n) Provide plumbing services
(1) “Provide plumbing services” means to install, maintain, extend, alter, or remove piping, a plumbing fixture, a... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2023
Use of trademarked and copywrited products and characters in other products for sale is not permitted and will subject you to possible lawsuits and damages which will include forfeiture of all profits from such sales, payment of attorney's fees and court costs, plus possible punitive or... Read more »
I have been a contractor for business A for a year and a half. I have single highhandedly successfully expanded their business all while, here are some details:
-been paid sporadically, almost never on time. This has affected my personal financial issues
-been owed up to $6,000 but... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2023
You have not described any circumstances supporting a viable legal claim. You are a contract employee, but you do not descibe any written contract terms. If you have a contract, your rights are contained in that agreement. If you do not have a contract, or it's verbal, or you no longer wish... Read more »
landloard start to charge penalty after I complaint about smoking from next new store. They did not any action for this. Now send me termination notice.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
Commercial leases are seldom forgiving in their terms, and are generally largely in favor of the landlord. In a situation where you are in clear and admitted breach of the single most important and basic term --the timely payment of rent-- you have little to no leverage; worse, you're... Read more »
If my business is in Maryland, and the business is being sued by entities outside of my state/county - do I have to retain lawyers from these particular areas?
answered on Dec 26, 2022
You will need a lawyer where the lawsuit is filed, but your lawyer in Maryland can probably coordinate that and try to get the case moved or dismissed and brought to you.
In other words, can a plumber just give one flat fee to install a well pump and pressure tank and all associated valves and guages or does the law state they must disclose the cost of the equipment they purchased if the customer requests that they disclose it...the job is already completed.
answered on Dec 14, 2022
No, if the contract was entered into on a flat fee basis. If the contract was on a time and materials basis, which would be stated, then yes. You are perhaps entitled to all manuafacturer warranties on the installed equipment.
Contract agreement in net30 but payment is over 60 days past due. I threated to place a lien on the property and then the company had their attorney threaten me with lawsuit if I move forward with the lien. Am I able to put Lien on property? what are my options?
answered on Dec 7, 2022
Take your contract, your unpaid invoices, and correspondence regarding payment to a lawyer to review. Whether you pursue a mechanic's lien or file suit for breach of contract, or both, depends on the facts, what is owed, who you have a contract with, etc. Management companies do not typically... Read more »
answered on Nov 21, 2022
First, you are asking about Rhode Island law, and this is a Maryland legal forum you have selected. You need to repost your question and select Rhode Island as the geographic legal area in order to obtain legal advice from lawyers licensed and knowledgeable about Rhode Island law specifically.... Read more »
Recently the Maryland COMAR went behind a paywall. My company is required to follow the regulations in the COMAR but there is no public access to the information. The "free search" function provided only the section numbers and does not show the regulations. Is this even legal?
answered on Nov 11, 2022
It remains free:
(1) Click "Search COMAR Now" on the left-hand side of the page
(2) On the next page, scroll down the left-hand list of titles and click on the appropriate title for your area of industry. For example, if you are a home... Read more »
I signed a contract in state of MD):
If Organization wishes to pay any portion of its obligation by credit card, they may do so and request additional payments using the iVvy link provided to them when they received this contract up until 30 days prior to the event date. Once it is within... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2022
An attorney would need to review the entire contract to render an opinion. However, a business can change the terms of its contract periodically. For example, Comcast changes the terms of its contract with its customers regularly. The rates and service charges increase and the fine print changes.... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2022
If you own the corporation and the corporation is being sued or wants to file suit for more than $5,000, then the corporation can only appear in court to defend or pursue a lawsuit through a lawyer. For claims under $5,000 an owner, officer or authorized agent of the corporation can appear in court... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2022
If by "declined tabs" you mean, unpaid tabs or declined credit cards that left the tab unpaid, then yes. Truth is a complete defense to a defamation (libel) claim, if the named party on the tab is feeling humiliated by being called out in this manner. A "Wall of Shame" has... Read more »
I provide sales/Business development services
answered on Oct 3, 2022
No. That would be a private contract matter between the consultant and the hiring company.
I recently had solar panels installed in MD. It was verbally stated and explained how it would be installed: inverter inside in the basement, shutdown switch outside in the front, and conduit running on the side of my home hugging the downspout. The installers didn't do this and performed the... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
You have a breach of contract action that is unlikely to be material enough to allow you to rescind the contract, give back all the solar panel equipment, and get a full refund. You will be stuck with your contract. Your damages will be measured by the cost to correct and repair any faulty... Read more »
What happens if the business shutters without notifying the credit card company to whom the money is owed? Does an officer of the company have to appear in bankruptcy court?
answered on Jul 11, 2022
A corporate entity's authority to file a voluntary bankruptcy case may be tested, e.g., the recent NRA filing. Normally, it suffices to file a duly executed corporate resolution showing action by the board of directors, and yes, a corporate officer must appear for at least the 341 meeting... Read more »
answered on Jun 4, 2022
Like almost any good legal question, the answer is "it depends." Generally, an individual person can be given the ability to hire and fire employees without calling for a board vote. But a more specific answer is that you should look at your association's bylaws. Under Maryland law,... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2022
If it is a general partnership, and not a limited liability company or corporation, then all partners are equally and personally liable for the debts of the partnership, subject to any partnership agreement or withdrawal agreement between the partners as to indemnification or contribution toward... Read more »
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