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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I work for a competing company if I signed a Non-Compete for an LLC that I am not employed under within my company?

I work for [Company] Investment Fund III, LLC (Michigan). When I was on boarded for my job, I signed a NDA/Non-Compete agreement that applies to a different [Company] Investment Fund, I LLC (Pennsylvania) but under the same parent company. It states that  I cannot work for a competitor in the... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 10, 2021

Brent is correct that you should contact an employment attorney.

Noncompetes are enforceable against employees in Michigan unless they are unreasonable (the solution might surprise you). An attorney needs to read the entire employment agreement to give you any sense of its enforceability as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: If training on a cash register and mistakes were made can my employer hold my check untill I give them money

I had no money to give so they cashed my check and just took my money with seemingly nothing I could do about it

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

Subject to your consent, and perhaps some other information not given here, your employer may not deduct your wages for a short cash register (till). If this happened recently, you already have less than 1 year to file a complaint.

The State of Michigan has what's called the Department...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate on
Q: How to recover money lends to a family member!

My father lends money to his brother for build a new house and the amount was more than 10lakh because my grandfather told him to do so my father withdrawal his maturity from bank and lend them money after that they refused to gave it back. And when we asked them to repayment they said that that... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

I don't quite follow the fact pattern. But, regarding your right to sue, this is something you will need to take to an attorney in your State who will be able to better determine the facts and whether or not you have a cause of action.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law on
Q: I need put a lien to owner of condominium

I am the president of the condominium association and we have some owner, who don’t pay the assessment for about 5 years

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

It looks like you are in Illinois. But, it seems probable (a) the condominium association is considered its own "person" and (b) the association might not have any right to file a lien for contractual obligations unless permitted by statute (or it might have a different remedy) -- an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized on
Q: Car dealer already did all th paperwork i got the bill of sale to take to the insurance.now they said a customer with

Cash on-hand purchased the car i did paperwork on

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

Without the agreement or any more information, this might be a fair start:

Generally, when YOU sign a contract with a car dealer, the agreement oftentimes says it is an 'offer' from YOU to the dealer. So if the dealer never signed, and sold to someone else, no contract was formed...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning on
Q: In the process of replacing a broken fence putting it back into it original spot the neighbor gives me a stop work

We're not on her property and everything was being put back into its original holes can she give me a stop notice

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

Depends on the State, potentially also depends on the municipality or home owners agreements. Depends on how long the old fence was in place. And depends on any other agreements in the past, or recorded, that might modify your ability to remove and replace an old fence.

Let's say its...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law on
Q: Buenas tardes Quiero saber que tipo de delito es un fraude cometido por un particular a una dependencia Municipal.

Se trata de un Proveedor al que cierto artículos se pagaban el concretar la negociación y este facturaba al recibir el comprobante de la transferencia, generalmente todo se cumplía de acuerdo a lo convenido hasta que en diciembre 2020 se negocio un compra y se le pago cerca $240,000.00. Como era... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

Lo siento, mi español no es perfecto.

Sin embargo, el incumplimiento de contrato no es un delito en la mayoría de las circunstancias. Asimismo, el fraude es una posible causa de acción.

Debe comunicarse con un abogado/a directamente sobre su asunto. La cantidad en cuestión es sustancial.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce on
Q: Hi, My wife of 10 years wants divorce, who is entitled for our house.?

We have 2 children

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

You should contact an attorney directly in your State.

States handles martial property a few different ways, so it is possible the house could be split equally, disproportionately, and the parties are generally free to agree to other creative arrangements.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law on
Q: my brothers are not agree to sell land. so how can i sell my particular part of land. please help from pune maharastra.
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 6, 2021

Dependent on your jurisdiction.

At common law land held concurrently, by several people, permits all persons the right to the enjoyment and possession of the land at the same time. (Generally,) There are three primary types of concurrent ownership. As a result, your right to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Michigan on
Q: Can you produce/make an item that has a patent after 20 years ? The inventor is deceased & his sons won't care.
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jun 5, 2021

Contact an intellectual property law firm about this.

Patents expire 20 years after the earliest date of filing, but sometimes there are patent term adjustments that extend that period.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: Hello, I have a real estate contract question.

We made an offer to purchase a home and the offer was accepted. We then listed our present home for sale and it was accepted. Then we completed our inspections on the home we are purchasing and found to many defects. We are not going through with the purchase. Now we can't find a suitable home... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 28, 2021

You'll need to contact a Nevada attorney directly regarding this, in particular you should contact an attorney before you offer to pay costs accrued.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Kansas on
Q: Is 'pusheen' emoticon available for Fair use?
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 28, 2021

That emoticon, like most emoticons, is likely licensed to the users of apps that allow users to post that emoticon. It is probably not available for commercial use, but the license might extend to other uses, contact an intellectual property lawyer in Kansas City, MO to discuss the ins-and-outs.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: If me and grandma bought a home and me and her name is on the deed she died can I evict her tented s

She was not married at the time we bought the house now she has died so I have to slip it with her husband if he not on it

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 27, 2021

The deed will determine quite a bit, and if that doesn't produce the result you'd prefer, a will or trust will determine the remainder.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: I have a question about conflict of interest.

Can my former landlord (Who is taking my business, Adorn Kids, to court right now) retain legal services from the same lawyer who represented my husband in court during his divorce proceedings not long ago? My husband is a 50% stakeholder at Adorn kids. In addition to this, My husband and I had... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 27, 2021

There might be a conflict--the question begins at--"who is the client?" and "was the relationship terminated?" The rules of professional conduct generally advise that a lawyer may not advocate against a client the lawyer represents in some other matter, even if the other matter... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: Can children removed from custody ,still have rights to a WILL if their mom was left something in it ?

Mom died left everything to her two daughters and one daughter had her children legally taken away . That daughter died ..Does her children still have rights In the WILL because it says if daughter is not alive it goes to her children ..but for the record the WILL was wrote in 1999 before her... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 27, 2021

It's certainly an interesting scenario, something that I think needs more analysis, I think more information is necessary before an answer can be given.

Regarding termination of parental rights MCL 700.2114:

"(1) Except as provided in subsections (2), (3), and (4), for...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: Our neighbor followed our property surveyor around as he staked our property last week…he verbally shouted at my husband

Immediately after surveyors left the neighbor appeared in his driveway abruptly and shouted toward my husband and I that “ it will all be moved tomorrow” and “ he isn’t approaching us about it…it will be handled”

What is our next action legally as he has not removed his fence... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 27, 2021

I agree with Mr. Zichi, contact a local real estate attorney, you'll need as much of the 'whole' picture analyses as possible before 'doing what needs to be done.'

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Is there a legal obligation to notify an employer (privately owned company) when I resign where I am going to work?

It’s a salon and they have said that I cannot leave to work for another salon (within 6 miles).

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 27, 2021

Agreements not to compete in Michigan are generally enforceable until they are rendered unenforceable. On the one hand the employer has to balance the risk of invalidating an unreasonable noncompete and the employee has to balance the risk of being found in violation of a reasonable noncompete. The... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Can employers make you get Covid shot? Feeling singled out, belittled, bullied.

My daughter has had Covid, works in Mi and her and another not wanting shot at this time in their life. What are the rights protecting from being forced? Does this medical info (personal) fall under hippa being told by boss that it does not? Can I get fired for not having Covid shot? MI is at will... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 27, 2021

Employers must accommodate religious or disabilities when mandating vaccinations. HIPAA is not likely implicated by the employer in Michigan requiring vaccinations or requiring verification of vaccination. Your daughter can likely terminated without recourse for refusing to be vaccinated.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: What is the law called to be unable to be convicted without physical evidence

IM WRITING A PAPER FOR 5TH GRADE

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 27, 2021

I think what you're getting at is the difference between circumstantial evidence and direct evidence. Either or both can be used to convict.

The American Bar Association has some pretty good information if it's not too late....
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Q: Good Afternoon, Recently got denied a fireworks license renewal. Been there since 2012.

Need to be open asap. Looking for a lawyer familiar with the NFPA 1124 and With the Michigan and the Bureau of Fire Services

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 5, 2021

Contact an attorney about this.

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