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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: does a co-owner to property have to sign the contract

Contracts and be involved in legal matters about the property?

Jeremy R. James
Jeremy R. James answered on Jul 29, 2015

Much more information is required to answer this question. Are you inquiring about real estate or personal property? What sort of contract and legal matters are you referring to? Without this information there really is no way to provide any meaningful resposne. Please post a little more about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Oregon on
Q: I would like to know what my personal liability is as a management employee.

What is my personal liability if there is an injury accident and the company is found negligent & liable?

Jeremy R. James
Jeremy R. James answered on Jul 24, 2015

More information is required before this question can be fully answered. Generally speaking, employees of businesses, even managers, are not liable for liabilities of the business entity, although an employee may be held liable for their own wrongful conduct. On the other hand, owners of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oregon on
Q: what practice area covers mentally ill persons and their inability to maintain their own care?

My sister is declining rapidly

Jeremy R. James
Jeremy R. James answered on Jul 24, 2015

I am sorry to hear about your sister's situation. It sounds like you or someone else in the family should consult with an attorney who handles guardianships. That attorney may recommend petitioning a court to appoint you or another qualified individual as your sister's guardian. Typically, a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: carry mortgage on home...buyer is removing structures how do i call loan.

sold my property and carry mortgage buyer is removing structures and I have a due on sale clause which forbids that.

Jeremy R. James
Jeremy R. James answered on Jul 24, 2015

Although more information is required before this question can be fully answered, from what you describe, it sounds like you will need to review the notice provisions that likely are included in your land sale contract and send a formal notice to the buyer informing the buyer of their breach and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: Re: frivolous lawsuits.What should the approach be to my neighbor through his lawyer, or otherwise, when a quiet title

suit is being threatened. Both Oregon law and case law do not support the allegations. My neighbor thinks that the threat of high litigation costs will make me back down, and he may be right! I believe I need a strong letter to this adverse party that threatens sanctions for harassment and... Read more »

Jeremy R. James
Jeremy R. James answered on Jul 24, 2015

Unfortunately, it sounds like your neighbor may be right about one thing: litigation, even frivolous litigation, can be very expensive for both sides. Before you send a letter raising the possibility of sanctions and malpractice, you may want to consult with a local attorney experienced in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: My firm's VP verbally promised 35 employees continued employment, then laid 12 of us off less than 2 weeks later.

The consulting firm recently lost its largest client in the market I work in and gathered the 35 consultants who worked there to go over the cause for the end of the client service agreement. One of the firm's founders and current VP verbally promised that we would not lose our jobs, and less than... Read more »

Jeremy R. James
Jeremy R. James answered on Jul 24, 2015

First of all, I am sorry to hear you lost your job. Although more information is required to answer this question fully, from what you describe, it is unlikely you have a claim for violation of an employment agreement. As you probably have heard, almost all employment is deemed "at will," which... Read more »

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