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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Securities Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Is the use of handcuffs or other restraint devices by security officers/guards allowed for detainment in NH

to control a combative/ assaultive individual who has or attempted to cause physical bodily harm to the guard/ officer or on another person. or is in the act of destruction of property where the security guard/officer is there to protect?

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden answered on Jun 18, 2021

A security guard is authorized to use the same degree of force as anyone else. In other words being a security guard means that a person may use force that is reasonable to protect a person or property. Handcuffs do not require a license and are not considered deadly force. If a security person... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Native American Law and Securities Law for California on
Q: Dose pachanga security have a right to put their hands on me due to haveing no I'd on my person far from 21 , 43?

Wasn't in casino took dog out to potty security approached ?about my Id in witch I had none boyfriend did .I was demanded to leave in a direction I did know at all I explained I'm not going that way and I'm going back inside to buy breakfast and then I was going to leave I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 1, 2021

Contact a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)--they give free consults. It's possible you have a case though I'm not sure if it is likely to cover the costs of bringing it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Securities Law for Nevada on
Q: Do the State Courts have power to compel the company to lift restrictions on its stock?

The company refuses to lift restrictions on sale from the shares I inherited from my father who was an executive. They do not provide justification, looks like it is a bad faith to force me to sell the stock through them at a much lower price.

Father passed away 10 years ago after he... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on May 30, 2021

The answer to your question is most likely no. Corporations are subject to very strict laws regarding the issuance of stock to non-insiders. Public offerings are extremely expensive. Even private offerings must be done in accordance with strict rules requiring certain minimum disclosures and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Texas on
Q: Can non-accredited investor, invest in a private fund registered under Rule 506(c) offering by forming an LLC?

SEC rule 506(c) mandates only accredited investors are eligible to contribute to the funds. So can non-accredited investor form an LLC to obtain accredited status? If yes, what are the terms and conditions that one should be aware off?

Robert W. Pearce
Robert W. Pearce answered on Apr 18, 2021

Either you are accredited or not! The issuer is not going to risk losing a safe-harbor exemption for registration to take on an unaccredited investor. And they it tells you otherwise, watch out!!

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Social Security for Louisiana on
Q: I think I have an investigation with the social security disability administration against me and I am on parole I am to

See how I can go about resolving this where I dont go to jail

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Apr 10, 2021

If you believe you are under investigation for fraud by the Social Security Administration then you need to consult with a criminal law attorney who is experienced with federal fraud cases. They will be able to help you determine if you are actually under investigation and can advise you about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: I live in an apartment complex. A neighbor recently installed video cameras. He installed not for security but to spy.

He had them facing are building and was told by management to face them in common area and that he could not have cameras on the outside. He took it down but hide it on his balcony in a wreath on that he hung on the storage closet door. He is using them to tattle on anyone walking their dog that... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Apr 8, 2021

If you feel strongly about this issue, you can bring a lawsuit against the neighbor in the court in which the premises is located.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Securities Law and Stockbroker Fraud for New York on
Q: Do I have civil or criminal liability if I unknowingly referred someone to an investment that turned out to be a scam?

The person I referred lost money. I did not receive any money from the person I referred or the investor.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 26, 2021

There are attorneys on this board who are knowledgeable in securities-related matters who could best advise, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL premise, for someone to be liable for scamming or defrauding someone, it usually has to be shown that they had an intent to deceive or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Education Law and Securities Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I ask my school for building blueprints?

Using for a project but they denied my request because they said it violates security protocols.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 10, 2021

Sure, you're allowed to ask, and they are allowed to say no.

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the citation for securities offered and sold within Alaska being exempt from federal securities registration?

Are the applicable Alaska securities registration statutes and rules those found in Alaska statutes section 45.56.110 (2019) and Alaska statutes section 45.56 120 (2019)?

Robert W. Pearce
Robert W. Pearce answered on Mar 9, 2021

Read 45.56.100, 45.56.110, and 45.56.120

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In what circumstances can securities be exempt from registration when being offered and sold within Alaska?
Robert W. Pearce
Robert W. Pearce answered on Mar 9, 2021

They are exempt from the Federal securities registration statutes and rules but still subject to the Alaska securities registration statutes and rules.

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Texas on
Q: Is Puerto Rico outside the United States? An annuity investment I have will not pay if I am "outside the United States
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Mar 1, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, Puerto Rico IS part of the US, even though it's not a state. It's a US territory, and you don't even need a passport to travel to and from there from any other part of the country.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Public Benefits and Securities Law on
Q: suppose if a building collapses ,and the building have 10 flats aand 10 owners, who will pay back the loss
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 24, 2021

The answer to this question could depend on a number of factors. A geographic region was not included, but that would normally be relevant in terms of applicable state laws for zoning, building codes, fire safety, and areas. In general, some of the factors could include liability (who caused the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law on
Q: Is a financial planner required to do a written yearly review of his client’s profile?

I trusted my financial planner and he had me initial or sign documents that I did not understand. He did not explain what I was signing and reassured me that he was taking care of me.

Robert W. Pearce
Robert W. Pearce answered on Feb 19, 2021

The term"financial planner" can mean different things to layman and professionals: e.g., a FINRA associate member registered representative (stockbroker); registered investment advisor; or certified financial planner. The stockbroker and//or his firm are required by FINRA to update your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Securities Law on
Q: If my lawyer wants to dismiss chpt13 and file chpt 7 Do most lawyers disclose their fees in chapter 7 from chapter 13.?

Im on furlough been a year , lawyers saids can pay fees after I start working , Fees from start of chapter 13 is written accumulated fees during chapter 13 not written total yet Must a lawyer show their fees from after dismissing chapter 13 and than lawyer will file chapter 7 , Not... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 15, 2021

Yes. They must disclose their fees in every petition or action that they file.

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Georgia on
Q: If I purchase foreclosures to re-sell, using the money of another person am I at risk with SEC of selling securities?

I create an LLC with 1 other person that finances the purchases. I do all of the work. Houses are purchased in the name of the LLC. We are both 50/50 partners of the LLC. I sell the house and we split net profit 50/50.

If I do this with other investors, creating a separate LLC with each... Read more »

Robert W. Pearce
Robert W. Pearce answered on Feb 8, 2021


1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for Minnesota on
Q: If insider trading information was actually reflected in public information, is it still legal to trade off of it?
Robert W. Pearce
Robert W. Pearce answered on Feb 7, 2021

The insider trading violation is based upon trading with non-public information. However, if you are an officer, director, or in a fiduciary relationship or tipped by someone in that capacity, you my be accused of having other non-public information upon which you traded and still have a problem... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Probate and Securities Law for Utah on
Q: What are my chances to force a publicly traded company to lift the restrictions on stock in the court I have inherited

I am about to inherit restricted stocks from my father who was an insider in the company. I dont know what the restrictions are exactly yet, but whatever they are, can I and how likely can I succeed to force the company to lift those restrictions in the court?

Do they need to have... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Feb 3, 2021


That questions is difficult to answer. If your Dad died while working at the company, perhaps the stock will come restriction free. Usually restrictions are in place to prevent insider trading, so if there is no chance at insider trading anymore, they may lift them. Other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Stockbroker Fraud for Kansas on
Q: Is it legal for a stock brokerage to restrict the purchase of stock? I can sell, but not purchase. Market manipulation?

I was able to buy this particular stock in the pre-hours, but once the market closed I was unable to purchase more of the identical stock. I can, however, sell my already purchased stock (at a loss). How is this not someone choosing to make me a loser by locking me in where I am?

No... Read more »

Ross B. Intelisano
Ross B. Intelisano answered on Jan 29, 2021

It depends on what your customer agreement states. Often the agreements provide broad discretion for the firms to limit purchases of stocks.

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law for California on
Q: Is the statute of limitations in CA's UFTA based on the date the complaint was filed against the company, or against me?

I have been asked to return profits from a Life Settlement contract invetsment because the holding company was accused of running a Ponzi scheme. The UFTA has a statute of limitations of 4 years, but it's unclear to me if that is based on the date the complaint was filed against the company,... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 26, 2021

3439.09. A cause of action with respect to a fraudulent transfer or

obligation under this chapter is extinguished unless action is

brought pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 3439.07 or levy made

as provided in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 3439.07:

(a) Under...
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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Securities Law for Michigan on
Q: My bag was stolen from a Goodwill store after they required I put it behind the counter to shop there, are they liable?

They have footage of who took it and we made a police report, but I want to file a lawsuit against their neglected security of my product after taking custody of it, am I in good standings?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 26, 2021

I'm not sure what you would gain from it economically. Generally, one party's liability ends upon another party's criminal action. If there is video footage of this, I'm unsure what other security measures Goodwill could be expected to take. Further, stores are usually not... Read more »

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