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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Have lease, expires May 2025. Landlord wants to sell and has ordered to vacate. Do they have to financial compensate. UT

Landlord won't respond and has ordered to vacate in a week. Causing duress and worry as this would put me homeless with 2 dogs. Wants to sell but have a lease till 2025. What recourse do I have? I know she must honor the lease but it's a form of harassment as she keeps calling and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Health Care Law for Utah on
Q: Is it legal to yell and belittle a resident/patient of a care facility? Can a employee of a care center search a friend

Tell them of a situation that happened?

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

In Utah, it is illegal and unethical to yell at or belittle residents in care facilities. State regulations, specifically under the Utah Administrative Code R432-150-12, protect residents from mental and physical abuse. Such actions can be reported to the facility management, the Utah Department of... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Utah on
Q: Can anyone that works at a care center tell or ask someone anything about a resident without resident knowledge

Resident room there was found drug peripheral left by a friend when another friend came to visit he was Search

Add and told what was found and shown. What was found 2 this person without residents knowledge?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Utah on
Q: I just need to know if I put Czechoslovakia as my birth country or Czech Republic

I am renewing my green card not sure to put Czechoslovakia or Czech republic . My current card about to expire says Czech Republic when I renewed 10 years ago

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Since Czechoslovakia no longer exists as a country, and your previous permanent resident card listed Czech Republic as your country of birth, it would be most appropriate to use "Czech Republic" on your renewal application.

When filling out official U.S. government forms,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Utah on
Q: I just need to know if I put Czechoslovakia as my birth country or Czech Republic

I am renewing my permanent resident card and My country of birth was Czechoslovakia but in 1993 changed to Czech Republic. so not sure what to put. My card about to expire says Czech republic . I'm getting mixed answers

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

Since Czechoslovakia no longer exists as a country, and your previous permanent resident card listed Czech Republic as your country of birth, it would be most appropriate to use "Czech Republic" on your renewal application.

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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Elder Law for Utah on
Q: Condo discrimination based on income?

I am a condominium owner and resident at Capitol Heights Condominiums, 480 N. Wall St, A101, 84103.

At a recent owners’ meeting it was revealed that the entire board of the HOA were investors, and that only six of our 18 units were owner-occupied. At our last meeting, the board raised... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: What is best way to appeal parking ticket in Utah where judge agreed with prosecutors poor reading of law?

Was cited at a Park and Ride for "11.20.050 Parking prohibited in specified areas". Car was not in a marked parking space, but not blocking traffic in the parking lot, was also not parked along any red curbs or where No Parking signs were posted. Officer couldn't tell me which of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: My partner and I are wanting to get married within a residential program but they say we can't live together

My partner and I are in Chrysalis Cedar city, and the people in charge aren't letting us move in together when i was told that it is our right to move in together, is it true that it is our right to move in together

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

It seems like you're in a complex situation. Generally speaking, whether you have a legal right to live with your partner in a residential program depends on the specific rules and policies of the program, as well as any applicable state and federal laws.

Many residential programs,...
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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: I was charged with theft by dec. My ex asked me to log into his online acc & start the loan process for him..

They ended up funding the loan into his Zions bank account & during this process I attached my email to the application, & the next thing I know a year later after we broke up, I’m getting pulled over & arrested, saying I withdrew the funds from his bank account. I didn’t do that,... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Utah on
Q: Is it safe to put off answering questions from your boss until you have legal counsel

Was given a final notice at work for allegations at work that have no merit. Talked to HR to shed light tat this happened to another employee recently who was pressured to quit. My boss wants to meet tomorrow and I can’t get legal advice in time

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Utah on
Q: if I donated plasma and passed during a hematoma 2 weeks after a misdiagnosed arm (ulna) bone fracture do I have a case?

I went to the er after work because I needed stiches but I told the doctor after I got the cut I laid down and woke up with my hands shaking infront of my face, then felt super nausea for 5 minutes, then passed out again which was unlike any accident I’ve ever had and I’ve been in for much much... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Utah on
Q: Car insurance won’t refer me to one of there recommended refer shops and won’t rent me a car.

My vehicle was in an accident, I was issued a rental vehicle while I looked for a repair shop and was dropped of at the shop before insurance adjuster told it need to be dropped off.

My car was in the shop but my rental time had reached the $1500 amount on my policy.

The repair... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Utah on
Q: I was looking on the gov website and several trademarks there said they were canceled. What website is more accurate?
Sean Goodwin
Sean Goodwin
answered on Mar 27, 2024

The USPTO website is the most accurate website for a U.S. trademark registration status. If the trademark listed was "canceled," then the first person to apply for that trademark and the same class/listing would become the new owner once the examination was completed.

Trademark...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Utah on
Q: If I personally draw a silhouette of a character from a movie and put it on a tshirt to sell it, can i be sued?

I am looking to make a clothing item based on an idea from an animated movie but do not want to be sued for copyright infringement. All designs are personally hand-drawn by me but are based on characters from the movie. There are no details in the drawings, just silouettes.

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If you create and sell clothing featuring silhouettes of characters from an animated movie, you could potentially face copyright infringement issues. Copyright law protects original works of authorship, including characters from movies. Even if you've hand-drawn these silhouettes without... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: in utah while living in a homeless micro-shelter program with my wife, not allowed privacy while getting intamate wrong?

We are not allowed to cover the window in the micro-shelter when getting intamate, changing, or even at night when sleeping. I have had staff walk in while we were naked and making love to each other.

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

It sounds like you're facing a deeply uncomfortable and potentially violating situation. In any housing environment, residents should expect a degree of privacy, especially for intimate moments. The lack of privacy you're describing, particularly the inability to cover windows and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Utah on
Q: I want to Sue Walmart for fraudulent charges on my card.By them

I've used my Walmart money card quite a few times and it declines. But Walmart money card still takes the money out of the account even though the charge declined at the store. Which I can get receipts from the places I tried to use the card at that show that it declined yet the money is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Utah on
Q: So my brother is posting very untrue stuff about me and my family? What can I do

So my mother passed away and he has posting untrue stuff about me on Facebook! Well he made a video of my mom in the hospital saying that I wanted to shoot my brother in the head and I wished he was dead! Which isn’t true! He also told people that I didn’t want to take care of her which is... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing, especially during a time of mourning. It's challenging when family conflicts compound the pain of losing a loved one. Here are some steps you can take to address this issue.

First, consider reaching out directly...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Utah on
Q: After receiving your l-485 application approval does the waiting time gets reduced after you become resident ?

I filed the l-485 application form on May 2020.Now it’s March 2024. It has been almost four years since I am waiting for the approval.

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

If you receive approval for your I-485 application, this means you have been granted lawful permanent resident status in the United States. Once approved, there is no longer a "waiting time" in the context of the I-485 application itself; the approval marks the end of the process for... View More

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