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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal to look at other peoples stock trades(that I did or didn’t pay for), modify them, and sell them?

I plan to start a business of analyzing twitter and discord stock traders.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Probably not illegal if using publicly available information.

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.

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 »

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 »

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 Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Law for Washington on
Q: I got a personal hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Is it legal to rent it out from my apartment with no medical qualifications?

I have a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. I required a prescription to get it (in addition to about $10k) but it was easy to get. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy does not claim any official benefits and is done at anti-aging clinics, among other places. Can I run a business where people rent my chamber by the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 26, 2022

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The responses on this Q & A board are limited to brief general formats. This could be something for which you'd want to consider a more thorough consult with an attorney to address various issues, such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New York on
Q: Can I ask questions regarding business issues

I want to know what would be the best route regarding necessary actions. A business was sold without paying every partner.

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Jun 25, 2022

Other than stating that every partner was not paid, you include no other facts. Try to avoid litigation. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

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 Criminal Law, Business Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I legally record a phone conversation in the state of NJ or NY without the other person’s knowledge?

I am in NJ and the other participant is either in NJ or NY.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Yes, NJ is a one person consent state, but I cannot advise you about NY law. Good luck.

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.

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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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Dissolving Florida LLC answer "A description of occurrence that resulted in the limited liability company's dissolution"

I'm dissolving a Florida LLC and on the form it asks for "A description of occurrence that resulted in the limited liability company's dissolution" and I'm not sure of how to answer.

My operating agreement states:

The Company will operate until terminated... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It is not a trick question. You should mark the option that applies to you. Sounds like the members decided to dissolve it, so choose that option.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Dissolving Florida LLC answer "A description of occurrence that resulted in the limited liability company's dissolution"

I'm dissolving a Florida LLC and on the form it asks for "A description of occurrence that resulted in the limited liability company's dissolution" and I'm not sure of how to answer.

My operating agreement states:

The Company will operate until terminated... Read more »

Keith Kanouse
Keith Kanouse
answered on Jun 23, 2022

If the members have decided to dissolve the LLC, you should have a resolution contained in a Consent of Members in Luie of a Special Meeting signed by all members. You can then check the appropriate box.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Business Law for Idaho on
Q: Do we have to have general liability insurance for our go karts or can we just have customers sign waivers?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 22, 2022

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to arrange a meaningful consult with a local attorney, it's worth noting that nationwide, liability waivers are not a substitute for insurance. They can have limitations. You could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for California on
Q: How do I establish a residential address if I don't have one and so-called "live" at my business address?

(update) I have had difficulty with the DMV and financial institutions for opening accounts, loans, credit, and insurance. I expect the IRS will not accept an address in a commercial zone as my personal residence. So far, when I have run into a problem, I have used my old residential address, but... Read more »

Julie King
Julie King
answered on Jun 22, 2022

It would help to know for what purpose you need a residential address. You should be able to use your work address as a mailing address for most purposes. So, unless there is a specific reason you must have a separate address as your home, just use your work address. Obviously, this response... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it required in oklahoma for bussinesses to take cash in their stores? And is it required they post it if they dont

I am curious if it is legal for ok. Stores to refuse cash on ordered goods when you pick them up when the business has nothing posted?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jun 22, 2022

In Oklahoma businesses can take any legal form of payment they desire. If they do not take cash, there are reasons they chose not to, such as a fear of theft, counterfeiting, germs transferred through money, etc... Posting is not required. Your recourse is to not accept the item and go... Read more »

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