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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Washington on

Q: Where can I find the WA state code that defines the business type "Sole Proprietorship"?

Michael J. Laszlo answered on Apr 6, 2011

"'Sole proprietorship' means a legal form of organization owned by one person meeting the requirements of RCW 18.04.195." Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 18.04.025.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Colorado on

Q: IS IT LEGAL FOR POLICE TO SEARCH YOUR TRASH?

Michael J. Laszlo answered on Apr 6, 2011

The Police generally cannot search your home without a warrant. The Supreme Court of Colorado has held that "Home and office occupants who place trash in nontransparent trash bags for collection do so for the limited purpose of waste collection and disposal and do not thereby intend to surrender... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Colorado on

Q: Can a plaintiff sue a witness listed by the defendant?

Michael J. Laszlo answered on Apr 6, 2011

Some more information would be helpful in answering this question. Would this witness be sued becuase of the testimony they gave during the case? Or, would this witness be added as a defendant to the case in progress?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on

Q: My son was in a motorcycle accident approximately 3.5 years ago and received multiple injuries. He was riding a friend's

Motorcycle. His injuries have resulted in a permanent "partial" loss in the use of his right foot.

How would he apporaoch the insurance compnay that covered the motorcycle for any type of settlement. Thanks

Michael J. Laszlo answered on Apr 5, 2011

In Colorado, you must bring an action within three years from the date the cause of action accrues. Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-80-101.

"A cause of action for bodily injury or property damage arising out of the use or operation of a motor vehicle accrues on the date that both the existence...
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Q: What do I need to do to withdraw from an LLC in colorado

Michael J. Laszlo answered on Apr 5, 2011

You will need to refer to the LLC's Operating Agreement section/provision for member withdrawal. That section will set forth the terms/procedure you will need to follow.

Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 7-80-602 States:

"A member may resign from a limited liability company at any time by...
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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for Illinois on

Q: What is the diffrence between a mdl and a class action? Are the depuy Law suits now lumped together or not?

Michael J. Laszlo answered on Apr 14, 2011

In response to your inquiry regarding DePuy lawsuits being "lumped together" - currently, there is an MDL (MDL 2197) in the Northern District of Ohio before Judge Katz. That MDL involves the DePuy ASR Hip Implant. This is a Federal MDL, meaning only cases proceeding in federal courts in the U.S.... Read more »

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