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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Is an email enough to modify the terms of a contract?

I am deciding whether to sign an agreement between myself and a bank for card processing services. The merchant agreement states there is an early termination fee, but I was able to get the bank to agree to waive the fee via email. If I sign this agreement as written but retain a copy of that... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim
answered on Jun 29, 2022

Your written agreement reflects final terms and would likely exclude any oral or written understandings outside of the written agreement unless incorporated by reference as an addendum or exhibit.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Missouri on
Q: Is it legal for someone to embellish hats with logos on them and sell it?

I'd like to sell wig hats with hair attached, and embellish it with rhinestones. I'd also like to sew animal ears on them. The hats that I plan to use are from brands like Nike, Chanel, Adidas, and Coca-Cola.

Michael Burk
Michael Burk
answered on Jun 28, 2022

No. These companies have registered trademarks and trade dress filings that cover the logo hats they manufacture. You may for your own use embellish your own hat by one of these brands but if you sell their hats embellished in commerce they will sue you for infringement, obtain an injunction... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Virginia on
Q: Should I write a letter of demand first, or should I hire an attorney and sue the other party?

In October 2017, I signed a stock transfer agreement and I became a shareholder of a restaurant in Virginia.

In November 2019 I ended the agreement (verbally). My business partner (majority shareholder) and I sat down and we calculated what he owes me on a simple piece of paper. This... Read more »

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You can do a letter or a lawsuit. You know your former business partner better than an attorney, so if you think the partner would be motivated o resolve if sent a letter then that's the way to go. If you think the partner would ignore the letter, then litigation is the way to go. I'm... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Employee Contract Overtime Structure, Compliant or NOT?

First and foremost thank you for taking the time to read my question. I would also like to add this is hypothetical not actually happening to me.

If you make an agreement with an employee for example that if they work 50hrs per week they will average 19.00 Per Hr with the Overtime pay... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Georgia on
Q: Hi my business recently lost a lawsuit that we are in no way able to pay. We have since closed the llc and the there is

No income or asset left what can they possible do to us at this point?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: I want to obtain and LLC for scrap metal recycling and a dismantlers license. What should i do?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Not certain of your question --is it your want to purchase an existing LLC or you to form a LLC? That said, whichever it is, what you should do is start by meeting a business/corporate attorney to make sure whatever it is you want to do is in your best interests. If you are forming an LLC, is the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can a dealership sell a motorcycle on consignment that has an invalid, or voided, title?

I purchased a used motorcycle with cash from a dealership who claimed they were selling it on consignment. They gave me a title that had signatures already on it (as if it wasn't ever transfered last time it was sold) and the keys. I figured as long as i have the title im good but When I went... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Yep. You got scammed. I suggest you tell the dealership that they have 24 hours to refund your money or else you will file a complaint against their dealership license with the State of California. In addition to filing the complaint, you can also file against the dealer in the local small claims... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: I need verification that an Article of Corporation trump's bi-laws.

I'm on a water board and annual elections are coming in July. Bi-laws talk about proxy voting, however, our Article of Corporation say there will be no voting by proxy.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Q: Privately held company filed for 128 Receivership (WI) last week. I own shares in the company. Can I sell my shares?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 29, 2022

I think you will need permission from the court in order to sell your shares post filing.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Georgia on
Q: Where should I file a lawsuit if the only information that I have from that person is their banking wire transfer?

This information includes the address and name of bank, routing and account numbers. Should I file in a court where the bank is located in their jurisdiction?

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Copyright, Products Liability and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: If I design a 3d model on a website using their assets and program then buy the 3d Digital model of my design. From them

If I use it as a base to start off of and add more to it? Can I sell it on my own digital shop? This is a miniature figure

0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Business Law and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: I was recently hired to do work at someones home. They purchased the materials I picked them up and delivered to their

home and then installed said item. They purchased the wrong size and I told them but they REFUSED to return it and get the correct size. I had to adjust the frame in order to make it fit. Once completed the customer said nothing to me about not liking the work done. I then returned to their home 2... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: Do I need a bankruptcy lawyer

Do I need a lawyer to help with a foreclosure

Tristan Brown
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Tristan Brown
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Whether you’re a landlord or tenant in the foreclosure process, it is advisable to consult a lawyer. The foreclosure process can be complex and you may need adequate legal representation to guide you along the way.

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4 Answers | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: Do I need a bankruptcy lawyer

Do I need a lawyer to help with a foreclosure

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Absolutely!

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Collections for California on
Q: A freelance client owes money and won't pay. Can I use equipment I have from their company as collateral?

I performed hourly consulting for a small company. They were developing a drone and paying weekly through upwork. The scope of the project exploded from something simple to developing the whole drone. The initial timeline was three weeks start to finish. Initially my role was limited and clear. The... Read more »

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Jun 24, 2022

You cannot keep property that belongs to them that they provided to you and which is not your work. If they own the drone, you must return it.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for California on
Q: I need a business litigation attorney in Los Angeles.

Defendant defaulted on 1.3 million dollars loan, in addition to owe over 1 million dollars for services provided

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jun 24, 2022

I am happy to provide a free consultation regarding your legal remedies to collect on your loan and for services. Please contact me today.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for North Carolina on
Q: Didn't receive payment for compensation

I was named in a lawsuit filed by 2 of my coworkers that I didn't receive compensation for. I reached out to the Attorney involved in the case and he told me that the case was closed 7 years ago and any money that was returned was given to charity because that's what my coworkers agreed... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Entertainment / Sports for Nevada on
Q: Non-Refundable Event Ticket

A friend purchased 4 tickets. I am trying to refund my ticket as I will not be able to make it. The event says they will not be doing refunds. Is this legal in the state of Nevada? What are my rights to a refund?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can I be sued, and if so what can I do?

I had a small pet sitting gig where I offer pet sitting services. I was contacted by a gentleman to overnight pet sit for 10 days (06/17 - 06/26). We agreed, he paid me 80% up front. (No contract signed, no witness to the agreement) My partner and I stayed from 06/17 - 06/19, and I stayed by myself... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It appears that he is threatening to tell people bad things about you, not physically attack you or anything like that. Arguably it's a threat to defame (slander) you. Could you sue him if he did? I probably wouldn't bother.

Why should you care if the police won't make a...
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