A colleague (musician-turned-lawyer) and I have written a musical piece together. Can he himself represent the music legally and handle the copyright registration? He would also have to be the legal third-party regarding the publishing company. It seems to me this would all present a conflict of... View More
If you and him are business partners, one may thing that their interests are aligned. However, it may not be the case for ever. It is a good practice to have independent counsel. Thereafter, you can make an informed decision as to who should be in charge of the legal aspects of the registration of...View More
Usually a judgment includes a time to comply. If the party who loses does not comply you will need to start an action to enforce the judgment. You may request an order to be paid from the contractor assets, like a bank account.
I am a current LGBT G4 holder working for an International Organization (non-decision-making role) and from a country where LGBTQ people are persecuted. Instead of the asylum route can I apply for a Green card under the Section 13 (Diplomat) route?
There is a provision of immigration law that allows certain long-term international organization employees and their eligible family members to apply for special immigrant status and become permanent residents of the U.S. (get a Green Card) as long as their organization remains recognized.
The contract had a Termination clause that explicitly noted that it ended on a specific date last year. Under the contract IP I created during the period of the agreement would belong to the company. The contract also guarantees a profit share as part of the compensation. The contract is governed... View More
If the contract expired but you are still performing services, there maybe an argument that this is a contract agreed to by the conduct of the parties. The problem is that account to the Statute of Frauds can enforce the terms of this non-written agreement if you ask more than $500.
You need to hire legal counsel. It would be the best to do a FOIA requesting a copy of all your documents and then file the citizenship. A lied could to US officials can have serious immigration consequences.
I signed a lease and gave a deposit. Not scheduled to move in until 1/19/2023. Today is 11/21/2022. Requested to cancel, haven't even looked at the place, requested cancellation less than 2 weeks after I secured it. They are saying even though I haven't moved in and wont for 60 more days,... View More
There was a private business vaccine mandate on 27th December 2021. My company forced me to use my remaining sick, and vacation days. Then when they were all depleted. They fired me January 10th 2022. Today they announced that The Supreme Court rescinded the mandate effective November 1st, 2022.
This seems to be the question about employment law. Whether the decision to fire you is legal depends on many aspects including, whether you had a contract in writing specifically saying you should be fired for cause.
In the State of New York business owners, shareholders, members LLC, may file lawsuits related to breach of contract controversies in state court. For purposes of these controversies the applicable law is the New York General Business Law as well as the specific rule applicable to fiduciaries...View More
As long as you are uploading materials that are entirely yours, this means, that all pictures, sounds, and recordings are your creation, then, you should be fine. However, if any of those materials are protected by copyright and owned by someone else, it could be copyright infringement.
It is unclear what you mean "using" the show. If you are doing a critique about the show or commenting about it, this could be considered fair use, and you would be free to write the book without doing much legal diligence. On the other hand, fair use requires more information and...View More
If you want to recover your money, apparently damages equal to $16,000, you may file a complaint or go to small claims court. However, keep in mind that you will need to prove the existence of the contract, the terms of the contract and that you performed under the contract. If you don't have...View More
Let's start by saying this, ideas are not protected under the law. Secondly, branding is a very broad concept, therefore, you may need to elaborate on that. Finally, a logo may be protected under copyright or trademark law. If you have not registered the logo, it could be appropriated by...View More
Your question is very general. However, in general terms you may protect your brand by applying a holistic approach, i.e. a little of bit of everything. Should you require further assistance our firm G.A.M. Law Office would be happy to help.
Taking the bar or being admitted to the practice of law is not regulated by the US Immigration Laws. The admission to the Bar, even the right to take the exam is a matter administer by the NY Court of Appeals and the NY Board of Lawn Examiners of you have complied with their regulations, which...View More
Landscaping contractor kept making mistakes on the patio job that was supposed to be 3-days. I paid for material upfront but refuse to pay the other 50% of the invoice for labor. The job took six months. The job started in July 2021, the invoice was issued in Sept 2021 and the job didn't... View More
Yes if you are in default, the finance company may repossess the car without prior notice. That does not mean that you no rights. It is necessary to review the contract to know exactly. That said, you have at least the following rights:
The right to receive a notice immediately after the...View More
You will need to review each petition separately. You may want to call USCIS or ask the employer counsel. It is probable that have already been granted a petition. However, you need to make sure first. Each petition must have an independent receipt number you can use to follow up.
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