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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: Is there anything you can do to reclaim money lost in a scam? Or file a loss for the item you paid for but did not get?

The money lost was a loan from the bank. The bank wired the money to the scam account. Money was taken and item was never received. Do banks have some kind of insurance to cover things like this? Can you file a loss/theft with your insurance since you never received the item?

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answered on Jan 31, 2024

If you've lost a significant sum of money in a scam where your bank wired the funds to the scammer's account and the item you paid for was never received, there are steps you can take to address this situation. While banks may have fraud protection measures in place, it's essential... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can a church allow smoking if they are a private residence
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answered on Jan 8, 2024

In Arkansas, the rules regarding smoking in private residences, including those used as places of worship, are generally less restrictive compared to public spaces. If a church is also a private residence, the decision to allow smoking typically falls under the discretion of the property owner or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can you help me find an attorney who specializes in nonprofit organizations? There is no state association in Arkansas.

A Google search turns up injury lawyers, criminal and family lawyers, but not even one that specializes in business law and there is no state association of nonprofits in Arkansas. We are looking for someone to turn to in order to stay current on laws concerning nonprofits and/or to serve on our... View More

Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris
answered on Aug 21, 2023

Here are some options for you to find a nonprofit organization attorney who might be able to help.

First, you might refine your Google technique. Try specifically searching for a "nonprofit organization attorney." That might filter out some of the criminal lawyers and family...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: I am interested in Arkansas laws related to insurance for starting a transportation service.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 10, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. An experienced insurance professional might also be able to provide guidance here on the insurance-related issues. There is considerable information to cover for the short format of this forum - commercial liability... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: If a lawyer sent me an unsigned lease and said the property owner approved, they need me to approve it. Will it hold up?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 24, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Since this involves a lease, you could repost and add "Landlord-Tenant" as a category. Although some questions go unanswered on this forum, you might have better chances of a response there. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: Does a not for profit organization charge different taxes for drinks served to guests compared to members
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answered on Aug 8, 2023

In general, the tax treatment of drinks served by a not-for-profit organization can vary depending on the specific laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where the organization is located. Different states and localities may have different rules regarding taxation of sales to guests versus... View More

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Q: What are the laws in Arkansas related to insurance for starting a transportation service.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 11, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. An insurance professional could advise on the types of insurance needed (general liability, property, workers' comp, etc.). A business attorney could advise on considerations about selecting a business... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: Is there a conflict of interest for me as a "active" realtor to start a new job as assessor or appraiser for Pulaski Co?

I'm basically wondering if I'll be able to keep my license active and sell real estate part time while working as an assessor and eventually an appraiser for Pulaski County or not.

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answered on Oct 6, 2022

Contact your State Regulatory Agency which licenses real estate agents and ask them.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Communications Law and Gaming for Arkansas on
Q: Is it possible for me to sue Pokémon support for lying in their code of conduct and negligence

Code of conduct says “if you believe you have been mistakenly discipline, please contact support here” which is where I make support request ticket but after making one all I get is an email (This is an automated email response.) saying “we don’t respond to inquiry’s of that kind” or... View More

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

well this is kind of not so exact question, but I will try to provide an answer to at least some extent.

At first the question about "If you are able to sue someone" is very general and the general answer to this is that Yes, you can sue, because you can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: what to do when the hearing officer makes false statements in the FINDING OF FACTS.

I have all the proof that he/she stated false facts. I also have the audio recording .

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 17, 2021

You make an appeal. You may think all facts are absolute. But often what we think are "facts" are either a combination of facts and the conclusions we draw from them--and conclusions are always subject to argument.

Even judges have been known to make errors as to what the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: I have given my company a two weeks notice. They are asking I give an exit interview and complete an “exit inventory”

Do I have to comply? It’s an at will employer so can I chose to resign effectively immediately instead of complying with exit steps? I’ve reviewed my acceptance letter and employee handbook table of contents I signed and see nothing specifically addressing “exit interview and or exit... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 28, 2020

You await a response for three weeks. You could try reposting in the Employment Law category. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances there. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: Hey I'm trying to see how can I find out if a pawn shop is legal to be open in monticello
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answered on May 29, 2020

Check with the city clerk.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Arkansas on
Q: Hello, I bought an item from China and paid with PayPal. When I received the item, it was flawed and had missing parts.

I opened a case with PayPal and they make me ship it back and pay for shipping that is $3000. My question is why do I have to lose my own money as it was not my fault that the seller shipped bad items? Should I just accept the loss and ship it back or should I legally try to make the seller pay for... View More

Jingzhan Wang
Jingzhan Wang
answered on Jan 15, 2018

need to check your contract to see what it's provided

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Arkansas on
Q: HR&Ethics no action when reported boss. He's been reported previously and nothing done. EEOC case WM forced admin lv.

I was placed on Paid Admin Leave when WM learned I have EEOC case. I've learned someone has taken my job. I can't understand how this has happened to me. I followed Code of Ethics and rules and my career is over. My boss has been reported previously. Open doored last year. I began... View More

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Jun 15, 2017

I suggest Steven Woods in Rogers, he practices employment law and will be able to help if you have a case.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Employment Law for Arkansas on
Q: I want to start a topless cleaning service in Little Rock Arkansas. Is this legal?

We would offer topless cleaning in home or of a car in a home garage. We would offer topless servers for parties. Also, we would offer guys in tight underwear for women who were interested in these services. No sexual acts would be condoned/approved. Their lowest extremities (vagina, penis, or an... View More

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answered on Nov 10, 2016

Under Arkansas law 5-14-112 you might have a problem. The law reads as follows:

(a) A person commits indecent exposure if, with the purpose to arouse or gratify a sexual desire of himself or herself or of any other person, the person exposes his or her sex organs:

(1) In a public...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for Arkansas on
Q: What form do I file for my LLC's income when I'm the only owner when I file an amended return for my personal taxes?

I live in Arkansas and I need to file an amended return but I need to add my LLC's income and I don't know what form to file with the amended return for my personal income taxes for 2015.

Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson
answered on Mar 8, 2016

If it is a disregarded entity for tax purposes, then you would report it on your schedule C.

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