T. J. Jesky's answer Price fixing takes place when competitors enter into an agreement to set prices of goods, at the expense of their customers and the free trading market. If you identify a price fixing scheme, you have the ability to take action against the price fixers. If you believe the price fixers are breaking state law, you can contact your State Attorney General. If the price fixers are breaking federal antitrust laws, you can contact the Federal Trade Commission or the Department of Justice.
Richard Samuel Price's answer Did your grandmother have a will? The executor of the will must lodge the will with the probate court and your grandmother's property must be distributed according to the terms of the will.
If your grandmother didn't have a will and your father is still living, you may not be within the intestate heirs of your grandmother.
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer Simple answer, you need to run not walk to a probate attorneys office in the area where your dad lived when he died. What you describe is very serious and I am greatly concerned as you do not state time frames when this took place.
There is no way for an attorney to help you via this online forum.
Lucas Wynne's answer To the contrary, it would likely be an anti-trust violation if you somehow prevented those buyers from participating freely in the real estate market or prohibiting them from contacting certain agents. There is a grave difference between an anti-trust violation and an unfair advantage. It does not sound like the other agent participated in any form of collusion, price fixing, etc. Instead, it sounds like you had potential buyers who did not sign any contract with you that then found a house...
Rand Scott Lieber's answer You can file for divorce where you live. Once she is served you can ask the court to order her to return the kids to where you live. The longer she is away and establishing the children in a new city, the more difficult it will be for you.
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer Short answer, I don't think so, but it doesn't mean that the sign shop owner cannot try. Typically agreements like you describe are apart of an employment agreement and are referred to as a non compete agreement.
I suggest that a consult with an attorney in your area may be appropriate to make sure any documents ect are viewed by the attorney and then specific advice given.
James G. Ahlberg's answer Unless a court order exists which determines custody between you and your husband, each of you has the same rights to the children. Neither one of you needs the permission of the other to move with the children unless a court order establishing the rights between you exists or depriving one of you of your parental rights.
Will Blackton's answer This depends on state law and a number of other factors. Without knowing what state you're in nor the circumstances of your situation, an attorney is not going to be able to offer you legal advice.
For example, in North Carolina and in most states, if an agreement lacks consideration, it's unenforceable. So, if an employer asks an employee to sign a non-compete agreement out of the blue, after that employee has already been working for the employer for several years, and the employer...
Daniel Low's answer You can report the violation to the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division at https://www.justice.gov/atr/report-violations. Or the California Attorney General's Office at https://oag.ca.gov/consumers. If possible, I would recommend discussing the issue with a lawyer before you report it. Many lawyers on this site offer free initial consultations, and can advise you on the best way to present the issue to the authorities, and protect any interests you may have that may be implicated...
John W. Chambers Jr's answer I recommend that you immediately retain the services of a probate attorney to obtain legal advice about this matter. A probate attorney can advise you of your rights after reviewing the pertinent documents and facts related to your particular situation. In Georgia, a surviving spouse may be entitled to have some or all of her spouse's estate set aside as what is referred to as "year's support." This response is not intended to give legal advice, but only general information, and there is no...
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