I designed a game and it was picked up by a games publisher who has since been revealed to be a scammer, and their reputation in the industry is lower than dirt. Unfortunately, they refuse to relinquish any of my titles despite never producing anything. Can I design new games with similar themes to... View More
Ah, what an interesting legal area! Games-related cases date back quite a bit. On the analog side, you have Parker Brothers (now Hasbro) fighting to protect Monopoly by imitators like anti-Monopoly and Ghettopoly over decades. On the digital side, you can all all the way back to Pong for video game...View More
If you can agree on the terms of the divorce - e.g., equitable distribution, spousal maintenance, custody if relevant, etc. - through private negotiations with each other, then you may be able to proceed with the formal divorce process in an uncontested capacity. This can essentially amount to no...View More
My employer made me sign a contract stating I must give them 90 day notice before leaving. I find it excessive and I want to know what would I happen if I leave before. Also, that even if I give them the 90 notice but I take days off between the time I hand in my notice and my last day, I must work... View More
I got my 10 year green card on November 28, 2020 and my spouse got physically violent earlier December for which he was arrested. He wants a divorce now. By law in NY the divorce would be no fault and cause would be irretrievably broken for 6 months(from August 2020 if divorce gets filed in January... View More
The answer to your question may come down to the extent to which each party is acting in good faith or bad faith. While it is impossible for an attorney to give you a fully confident answer based on the limited facts, if you have behaved in an honest fashion with respect to this marriage, and your...View More
The company disclosed a slide that was released 2 months after and also heavily inclined about in an investor conference 2 weeks after. Does trading on the expectation of the release of something described in the slide is legal in this time period?
The SEC may deem this "selective" or "privileged" disclosure, which would fall under the umbrella of insider trading. The concern here is the fact that it's an invite-only event, and SEC rules tend to distinguish between open settings and those to which "the little...View More
I need a matrimony attorney. My ex reopened a case to have me out of the condo he owns however he let me stay here. The divorce papers back in 2013 had a rental agreement. Please advise. I need time or need to fight this. Lived here for almost 20 years.
Much, if not the entirety of this matter may have to do with the terms of that agreement. Other than that, existing law may afford tenants some rights and protections against landlords under certain circumstances. An attorney cannot properly answer this question, however, without...View More
I own a options trading website where I provide trade ideas of specific stock tickers based on fundamental and technical analysis. I charge subscribers monthly fees. I do not provide investment advice of any sort, just trade ideas of good stock setups. I don’t tell my subscribers what to do from... View More
Given the facts at hand, you appear to be on the right track. A seminal case is Lowe v. SEC, 472 U.S. 181 (1985), which essentially declared that an exclusion from the definition of investment adviser is available to any publisher of a newsletter as long as remains entirely impersonal and does not...View More
The first question you have to ask and answer is whether it has been a full year since the separation took effect. If not, then you will have to wait until then before you can use the separation as grounds for the divorce [DRL 170(6)].
The kids came with me when I separated from my husband. We are still legally married. He said he will take the kids for the weekend and now he won’t let me take them back. Can a police officer help with this issue?
You may need to seek a custody order, assuming you currently don't have one. From the facts provided, I'm not sure if you have a formal separation agreement in place, and if so, what it stipulates. But establishing your custodial rights through a legal process may be your best option....View More
I'm on social security and I have no place to go, is he allowed to throw me out? I was told by a friend my disability may help me. I lost my leg back in 2013 and I have spina bifida with tethered cord syndrome I need to know my rights and I hope I picked the right place to ask this because I... View More
I'm sorry that this is happening. Absent any court order, you have a right to live in your marital home. Furthermore, I cannot imagine an order that kicks you out of the apartment without at least ensuring that you are adequately accommodated. If your husband is attempting any actions...View More
While one lawyer cannot represent both parties (conflict of interest concerns abound!), an attorney acting as a mediator would be considered a neutral party in the divorce process; the parties would, in that situation, technically be representing themselves. You'd have difficulty finding a...View More
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