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Q: Can a city clerk own a business in the town they are clerk in?
Michael Graves
Michael Graves answered on Jul 15, 2021

If you are a contract employee with the City, which I would doubt, there may be a provision in the contract which provides that you cannot have other employment; if so, that would potentially be a problem. Absent that, there would be no prohibition against you owning a business in the city just... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: In biz when policy/procedures (rules/regs) are written, "reasonable" must be defined or examples given. Why not here?

I can't see if this question is linked to the topic I was researching. It concerned cemetery law. 2013 Mississippi Code, Title 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH, Chapter 43 - CEMETERIES AND BURIAL GROUNDS, CEMETERY LAW

§ 41-43-47 - Cemetery rules and regulations

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton answered on Apr 28, 2021

In law, reasonableness is subjective and dependent upon the particular circumstances and people involved, so cannot be broadly defined.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Trademark for Mississippi on
Q: Trademark and copyright law. How could I utilize parody law and fair use to legally use images/name?

I would like to use a recognizable character name and image in a satirical blog/online content context. What are the parameters of parody law and fair use policy that would allow me to do so legally? If this question is off base, how could I alter or tweak the image to comply with fair use... Read more »

Nicole Schaefer
Nicole Schaefer answered on Mar 7, 2021

Hi!

You are asking good questions but I think your best bet is to speak with an attorney so they can give you more specific advice. Copyright law is complex.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Mississippi on
Q: What happens to business debt if I buy a company for less than the company owes?

Owner of business wants to sell company and business assets to me. Business debt is greater than asking price. Asking price takes care of owners personally guaranteed debt, and there would still be $80,000 in an outstanding EIDL loan. Would I be inheriting the debt with the company? Or should I... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Oct 15, 2020

I pracrice in PA, but almost all states have some version of what's also called a Bulk Sales Law, and by that law, a debtor cannot sell all, or a substantial portion, of his business assets and leave creditors hanging, so the law provides that the debt follows the assets. Even where a state... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Is it considered slander for someone to post personal information about an employee on your business page?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 6, 2020

Slander consists of verbal defamation. If in writing, it would be libel. But there is nothing mentioned about the statement being false and damaging. So it is possible that it is not any form of defamation. It could be a privacy or confidentiality-based violation. Your post remains open for four... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I recently opened a small business in Jackson, MS. I made a verbal agreement with an investor to start my company.

I opened the business 4/3/19. The business has been running well and has to begun to stable itself within the first month but my investor feels he needs to start seeing a profit return immediately. We had a huge dispute over some minor infractions. He took control of the finances and now will not... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 13, 2019

Justia is a free online legal forum established to allow members of the general public to ask general legal questions to experienced lawyers who volunteer their valuable time to do so. We are not here to advise people how to get out of trouble caused by their own misguided actions--especially when... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: I deliver gravel. Payment required upon delivery. What should I do if someone refuses to pay?

I have a small dumptruck and deliver gravel to people's homes and the occasional business. Occasionally I take my tractor to grade their driveway, spread material and such. I'm primarily contacted usually via my Facebook page or Messenger and I always call by phone to confirm. What... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 7, 2018

The best course of action would be to always make sure that they sign a contract ahead of time, detailing the estimated cost, delivery date, etc. That way, if you show up perform the work, and they refuse to pay, you can sue them for breach of contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Energy, Oil and Gas, Business Law and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: What to do when a distributor of gasoline fails to keep records of fuel delivered to my store.

Distributor claims I did not pay for product delivered

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 21, 2018

You need to consult with an attorney to provide additional information. Off of the top of my head, the things that I am thinking of are the records showing delivery of the gas, the method of payment, when paid, and a reconciliation of your records to theirs.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do If I was sold 3 counterfeit LgTone Wireless Headphones as if real by an actual business here in Ms

Tried to return them and was told they'd swap them but wouldn't give me my cash back.

Glenn B. Manishin
Glenn B. Manishin answered on Dec 20, 2016

They are in all likelihood liable for possible misrepresentation (fraud) if what you say is correct. The economics of pursuing a legal claim for monetary damages suggest a consensual resolution is the bast outcome.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: Hi everyone, Why is it legal for AT&T to take away my unused minutes after 30 days with gophone. Cash paid in advance.

Upon getting a gophone one must agree to the terms of AT&T.

I'm disabled and on a small fixed income. I can only afford the prepaid gophone . I refill in small increments because I do not make many calls. I'm old and sometimes forget things. My minutes are gone if I forget to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 30, 2016

File a complaint with the FCC and with the consumer protection division of the Attorney General's office in Mississippi.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: I bought 68% of a WY LLC, I've received nothing for my payment ($59,000.00). I think I was scammed - what can I do?
Albert Pettigrew, Jr.
Albert Pettigrew, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

Contact the Wyoming attorney general's consumer protection office or an attorney in that state to help you with your rights as a member of the LLC.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: How to dissolve an LLC when partner won't agree to anything?
Bradley M. Glaze
Bradley M. Glaze answered on Apr 21, 2011

How the LLC will be dissolved will depend on what the certificate of formation, organizational documents, or organizational agreement says. If a date of dissolution is not indicated in the certificate of formation, and there are no organizational documents that provide for how the LLC will be... Read more »

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