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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am looking at a contract and need to know what this means?

Except to the extent paid in settlement from any applicable insurance policies, and to the extent

permitted by applicable law, each Party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other Party,

and its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and... Read more »

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Aug 17, 2021

This is what is commonnly referred to as a hold harmless and indemnity clause and can be found in most business contracts as well as sales of LLCs, corporations, businesses, and even asset purchase agreements. I also include this type of clause in consulting agreements and independent contractor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is it possible to hire an Attorney for just a nominee service (NOT a registered agent) for my corporate registration?

Many "publishers" offer to complete corporate registration forms for your new LLC or Corp with whichever state you choose and some offer registered agent service. Some offer an additional step by offering a nominee if you need privacy. Their rates are often double even triple what a... Read more »

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Jul 29, 2021

Most corporate attorneys can handle this. They may also be found under categories such as "corporate governance" corporate transaction" or "corporate formations" Use Justia and look under those categories.

If the attorney will act as a nominee, there may be an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do shareholders have the right to access Board of Directors Meeting Minutes in the State of Connecticut?
Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Jul 13, 2021

According to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 33-946, shareholders of a Connecticut corporation are entitled to inspect the records of the company, including Board of Directors meeting minutes. If the company is uncooperative with a verbal request, then according to Connecticut State Business... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi. I wanted to start a small business, I wanted to name it after a fictional character from a movie.

In the movie Young Guns, there is a character named Dirty Steve Steven's. I am looking into opening my own homemade soap business and calling it Dirty Steve's Homemade Soap. I want to use a chicken as the mascot but want it to be dressed like the character. Is this legal?

Thanks

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Apr 14, 2021

Dave:

It really depends on whether or not the name is copyrighted. Even if it is not, the production company or studio that has the rights to the movie, and that is protected by copyright. They can decide to sue you claiming that since the movie is copyrighted, so is the name of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Connecticut on
Q: The previous owner of our property stole land from our neighbor to expand driveway 10 years ago who legally owns It now

Our neighbor is trying to cut into our driveway to get back to original land plots but she never disputed it when the previous owner took her land and we bought it with the driveway as is

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Nov 18, 2020

Adverse possession is recognized under Connecticut Law and requires a 15 year period, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 52-575.

Adverse possession is a method of acquiring title to real estate, accomplished by an open, visible, and exclusive possession uninterruptedly for a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Connecticut on
Q: I am getting calls from a company that bought a 11 yr old car loan. trying to sue me for intent to fraud

I'm homeless and worried

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Nov 18, 2020

This loan is likely barred by the statute of limitations for fraud which is three years. Also the statute of limitations in Connecticut for debt collection is 6 years. HOWEVER, DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE TEH DEBT OR MAKE A PAYMENT ON THE DEBT, because that will start the statute of limitations all over... Read more »

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