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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Q: is it considered a threat to tell an attorney that you will report them
Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

No, lawyers hear this all the time, and twice as often from client who haven't paid their bills.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Wisconsin on
Q: when do you own something you buy from a store

for example if you buy a bottle of syrup from Target when is that bottle of syrup legally yours

Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

This must be a trick question or extreme boredom. The product is yours when you pay the money and get a receipt.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law on
Q: What are the four elements of tort law in the negligence case Escola vs. Coca-Cola (duty, breach, cause, harm)?
Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

The four elements of torts are duty, breach, proximate cause and damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Minnesota on
Q: A "Domestic Corporation" is defined as a small privately held corporation that operates exclusively in the United States

A "Domestic Corporation" is defined as a small privately held corporation that operates exclusively in the United States with no business in international commerce? TRUE or False

Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

Your true or false questions are quite irritating. We are lawyers, not high school students. False. A domestic corporation means a corporation operating in the state where it was incorporated.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law on
Q: I'm a citizen of Papua New Guinea. Can I as a foreign person be able to invest as an angle investor to US startups?
Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

A non-resident alien is permitted to (passively) invest in a US corporation or LLC. The investment will NOT provide permission to work in the US or visa residency in the US.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Minnesota on
Q: Generally, owners of a corporation "members" are prohibited from filing lawsuits against the corporation? True or False

Generally, owners of a corporation "members" are prohibited from filing lawsuits against the corporation? True or False

Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

Your assumption is totally incorrect. Owners of a corporation are called shareholders. Owners of an LLC are called members.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I want to start an exporting business of shipping electronics bought in the states, I am a non-US citizen,what can I do?

I can start the company in any states if it would help

Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

Non-resident aliens are permitted to set up a USA entity (LLC, corporation) to do any legal act. Whether the electronics you are thinking of are permitted for export cannot be analyzed based on your posting.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I use the name wild Wonka for a business?
Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

There appears to be no trademark under this name. That leaves Michigan (https://www.michigan.gov/lara/) conflicts of existing Michigan entities.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Who does make sure cities in a state ( California) comply with state laws?
Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

Your question is too vague to permit any analysis. What laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for California on
Q: Can I sue a company after signing a severance package

I signed a severance package on December 13th 2019. Today I found out there has been a data branch. A hr representative sent an employee and email that had all employees SSN and names . can I sue them for this data breach even though the severance says I can't sue

Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

For an event not related to the subject matter of the settlement agreement, and occurring after the execution of the agreement, there should not be any obstacle. Of course, this is analysis and no answering attorney has seen the actual document you signed.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: What are the exact steps to add a member to a multi-member LLC in California?

I understand that I have to edit the operating agreement with and amendment stating the terms under which they are joining the company, but do I have to actually go and file anything with the state?

Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Dec 24, 2019

You will also need to update your Statement of Information.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation for California on
Q: I have a vertically integrated business. Should I rewrite an all encompassing business plan or 3 separate business plan
Michael Doland
Michael Doland answered on Apr 26, 2017

Either alternative is fine, depending on what you are trying to achieve - find investors, obtain bank financing, etc.

The most important part of the plan is not to make promises and not to sell any securities until a lawyer is involved.

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