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Q: Now how do I get them to remove my books from their website?

I asked nicely its been months and they're still advertising my books.

Marisa Portuondo
Marisa Portuondo answered on Apr 29, 2020

It seems like part of your questions may have been mistakenly deleted before you posted this? Please give us more facts so we can try to help.

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Q: My window contractor cancelled installation due to pandemic. Am I still bound?
Marisa Portuondo
Marisa Portuondo answered on Apr 29, 2020

Did the contractor actually cancel or did s/he postpone the work? If the contractor actually canceled, than neither party should have obligations to the other party. If the work was postponed, an attorney would have to review the contract to give you a clear answer.

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Q: In 2020 I noticed the business I co-owned is registered but I am no longer listed. What is the significance?

My partner who I have recently had a disagreement, recently registered the business for 2020 but I am not listed (I was listed in 2019 as a owner/mgr). What is the legal significance of not being listed on the business as I am a 49% partner?

Marisa Portuondo
Marisa Portuondo answered on Apr 29, 2020

Without knowing what kind of business entity you have (LLC, partnership, corporation, etc), it is not possible to give you a complete answer. I agree with the other attorneys that the corporate documents that outline your relationship will control what happens here. If there are none, it will... Read more »

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Q: We made arrangements to rent a condo in Florida from April 3rd to April 12, 2020. We would like our full payment back

Michigan residents are ordered to shelter in place. Florida has closed many beaches including Indian rock beach which is where this condo is located. Florida is also asking visitors to shelter in place for two weeks upon arrival.

Marisa Portuondo
Marisa Portuondo answered on Apr 29, 2020

There should be a rental contract that dictates what happens in these instances. Without that, an attorney can't give you proper guidance as to your options.

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Q: What should I do to recoup funds owed by a client that has terminated our contract?

We are a small CBC in Florida and have recently had a long standing customer decide to terminate a contract that was in their opinion taking to long to complete. At their request we made changes to the construction documents specifications about locations and layout to the MEP's of the... Read more »

Marisa Portuondo
Marisa Portuondo answered on Mar 21, 2020

Construction contracts are often very complex. There are so many different ways they can be drafted, it is impossible to answer your question without reviewing the contract. Many construction contracts have what is called "Termination for Convenience" which essentially means the other... Read more »

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Q: Hello

Hello, I’m suppose to have my baby shower at the banquet hall in three weeks but the government is shutting down all events for 30 days. I am already 7 and a half months pregnant and is unable to reschedule my event. Can the banquet hall keep my money even thought this is out of my control?

Marisa Portuondo
Marisa Portuondo answered on Mar 21, 2020

I know this must be a very stressful time, I remember when I was waiting for my little one to arrive and can't imagine what you must be feeling right now. I'm sorry you have to deal with this during what should be a very happy time.

Bruce Minnick gave great advice, it is always...
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