Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Business Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Business Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: How to sue a used car dealer out of state?

I purchased a vehicle from Philadelphia to California. All interactions have text or email receipts. The dealer said no check engine lights car drove perfect. Once car delivered check engine lights came on. I had tried to give him the benefit of the doubt and fix the minor issue I was hoping it... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 16, 2024

In this situation, you have a few options for pursuing legal action against the out-of-state used car dealer under California law:

1. File a complaint with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): The DMV has a complaint process for issues related to vehicle purchases. They may be...
View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Is it legal for a billionaire company to take money out of my account for a majority of 10 days for out of stock items.

If the item isn’t in stock, that money was withdrawn from my account on what they call a “temp hold” but that’s really not the case. My account is short that original amt and have to go somewhere else to buy it as well as wait usually around 6 days to receive the unavailable item funds... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law and White Collar Crime for New York on
Q: What is the likelihood former President Trump will get any sort of punishment for the current trial he is facing?

Hypothetically, they finally get a jury and he is found guilty. The media hypes it up in my opinion but would he face a grave punishment or would this just be another fine? Could he be put on probation?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I legally carry a concealed firearm in my workplace in California if I have permission from the Business Owner?

I am the store Manager. I have been given permission from the business owner to carry, yet I want to make sure it is legal before I do so. I do not yet have a CA CCW permit, and I understand that I cannot leave the store without properly securing my firearm before leaving. Thank you.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 16, 2024

In California, even if you have permission from your employer, it is generally not legal to carry a concealed firearm in the workplace without a valid concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit.

According to California Penal Code Section 25400, carrying a concealed firearm is illegal unless you...
View More

View More Answers

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Law and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: Can a company issue a refund for a disputed charge and then after the refund is received, make a new charge for it?

I received a refund for a disputed charge and then without warning or them contacting me in anyway, they posted a new charge for that amount. Keep in mind I waited a few months before I touched the refund, I was worried that it was just a provisional amount so I waited their processing time, and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, so I have some oddity pieces some of which are human bones and pieces of skull and I have a shipping question.

I know it is illegal to import and export into and out of Tennessee but am I allowed to ship a human bone piece to another Tennessee resident? Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I sue against Upwork for negligence against their E&O due to me hiring a fraudulent attorney on their platform?

I hired an attorney on Upwork and paid him on Upwork. He disappeared, stopped responding, and due to the statute of limitations I am now out 100's of thousands on the claims he was working on for me. After some research by the Texas State bar and an attorney they have put on this issue, he is... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 15, 2024

Based on the information provided, you may have a potential claim against Upwork for negligence. However, the strength of your case depends on several factors, and it is essential to consult with a licensed attorney who specializes in such cases to evaluate your specific situation.

Here are...
View More

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Business Law and Contracts for South Carolina on
Q: Why did the title to my old car come in the mail after I made the trade for a new car ?

I just traded my 2017 ford mustang in for a 2024 model, today the title for the 2017 came In the mail and it had my name listed as the owner , I’m confused as to why did the title come in my name ?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Can I sue the Hoa for failing to follow the davis sterling act and provide information requested ,certified, as a BOD?

I submitted three letters to the HOA association and the other two board of directors. I stated in the letters in accordance with the statutes of the davis Sterling act and homeowners association laws that I was to be provided this information of disclosure I never received a response I was... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 13, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems that you may have grounds for legal action against your HOA. In California, the Davis-Stirling Act governs how HOAs must operate and outlines the rights and responsibilities of homeowners and board members.

According to the...
View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: What are our options as a small business when a lawyer states our previous client wants to sue under consumer protection

We are a new business & provided a potential client, Sara w/a quote to rebuild deck, railing & stairs which she negotiated in her closing cost buying the home.The realty/ law firm wrote us a check, based off quote for labor/materials. All materials delivered to her house & were 85 %... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Ohio on
Q: I am purchasing a property under my LLC the property also have a bar that is being sold with it should I create a LLC

A separate LLC for the bar

Brenden Patrick Kelley
Brenden Patrick Kelley
answered on Apr 14, 2024

While there may be specific circumstances that influence the decision to form separate LLCs, my general recommendation is to do so. Establishing separate LLCs can raise your expenses and increase the time you invest, but it offers significant protection for both your personal assets and your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence on
Q: Can a business offer sanctuary the way a church does?

Not for suspected criminals, but in cases like providing temporary shelter for the homeless or victims of abuse. Does being non profit make a difference? What if the business's owner is religious?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 12, 2024

In general, businesses do not have the same legal right to offer sanctuary as churches and other religious institutions. However, there are some circumstances where a business might be able to provide temporary shelter or assistance to individuals in need, depending on the specific situation and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Kentucky on
Q: Is my news youtube channel considered commercial? Can I use material gained from open records requests? And Monitize?

It's very hard to tell if I can even do this. I see a lot of body cam channels, obviously expanding and reporting on the situation. This would come with monitization and it wouldn't be just the video, I would create a more transformative video. I would like to do something similar in KY... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 12, 2024

Whether your YouTube channel is considered commercial and whether you can monetize it depends on several factors. Here are a few key considerations:

1. Purpose of the channel: If your primary goal is to generate income from the channel, it may be considered commercial. However, if your...
View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law on
Q: la empresa donde laboraba tiene domicilio en Mty y yo estoy en cdmx, hay manera de conciliar sin ir a mty

quiero llegar a una resolucion de finiquito

0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Legal Malpractice on
Q: mixed signals from a lawyer i'm working with?

I am trying to apply to be a part of a program helping entrepreneurs to establish an innovative business in another country. I went ahead and sent my application, and started incorporating a new company. The incorporation was handled by a lawyer, lets call him Bob. The problem is my business... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Business Law for Kansas on
Q: Is it okay for me to treat as a Sole/IC after I closed my business and filing bankruptcy from business?

I closed my chiropractic business (LLC filing as S-Corp) and I was the owner and chiropractor (w-2 employee) due to financial issues, I still owed 8 months in a lease and many other bills causing me to seek out filing bankruptcy, which I have an attorney but is out this week and some things just... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems like you are in a difficult financial situation and are trying to find a way to continue practicing as a chiropractor to support yourself. However, there are several legal and ethical considerations to keep in mind:

1. Bankruptcy proceedings:...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Washington on
Q: Can a business competitor use a non-trademarked brand I've created to disrupt my business?

I run a golf academy and have a very successful ladies program "FORE The Ladies". Recently, a neighboring course who hired an ex-employee of mine, began running ads with the Program name "Fore the Ladies" and use a very similar typeface in their paid marketing.

This has... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 11, 2024

In the United States, even if you haven't federally registered your trademark, you may have some protections under common law trademark rights. Common law trademark rights are established through the actual use of a mark in commerce in connection with goods or services, and these rights are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Tax Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does a DE nonprofit have to file a foreign qualification in TN if the sole member/directors merely lives in Tennessee?

No business will be conducted in TN. The DE Nonprofit will not actively be seeking out donations or soliciting donations particularly from TN residents, although the NP may accept donations from TN residents. Solicitation of charitable donations will be passive from the NP website.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Based on the information provided, it is unlikely that the Delaware nonprofit would need to file a foreign qualification in Tennessee solely because one of its directors or members lives there, as long as the nonprofit is not actively conducting business in the state.

However, there are a...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: How can I protect my domain name and website from creditors?
James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Apr 10, 2024

Attempting to hide or protect assets when facing debts or legal judgments could be considered fraudulent in many cases. The ethical and legal course of action is to pay valid debts that are owed.

If you are facing financial hardship, I would suggest speaking with a certified credit...
View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.