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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for Delaware on
Q: Can a website judge me or charge my card?

A website gives discount for each one who use an invite code. I opened more than one account to get this discount every time I purchased from them. I used different cards, name and shipping address on every time I purchased. Can they judge me or charge my card if they know that it's one who... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 14, 2021

Depends solely on your card member agreementvterms.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Tax Law for Delaware on
Q: I left a company I cofounded but still have 50% share. Would I be personally liable if the company does not file taxes?

I cofounded a S corporation in Delaware a few months ago and left the company as the board member and employee after a couple of months due to disputes with my partner. I still kept the shares (50%) because I was not compensated for the work I did. The company was a start-up and did not have any... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Feb 19, 2020

Depends on what's in the operating agreement/by-laws. What was the underlying entity that was S-elected? S-corps cannot be created at the state level, you have to have a registered entity upon which to elect S status. The IRS will use the entity law to determine owner liability and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Delaware on
Q: What's the best state to open a stock/real estate holding company with a nonresident alien and a legal resident owner
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 25, 2019

Before you start looking for types of "stock/real estate holding companies" you should call an Immigration lawyer and ask them if what you are trying to do is possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Trademark and Intellectual Property for Delaware on
Q: Do I need to change my business name?

I registered my business in DE named “Goddess Financial”, after a trademark search I realized there is a company in Australia named “Financial Goddess”. (Registered their trademark in USA). We offer different services but both obviously in the financial industry. Do I have to change my... Read more »

Ahaji Kirk Amos
Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Apr 12, 2019

I would recommend that you change your name to avoid future disputes. The standard for trademark infringement is a likelihood of confusion. Sounds like that is a possibility. Now, if you were using the trademark before the date of first use of the registered mark, you may want to seek... Read more »

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Q: Can a min owner in a Delaware LLC be liable to the individual whose co was the majority owner of the LLC?

Can a minority shareholder, a privately held company, be liable to the individual whose Company was majority shareholder - in a Delaware LLC that has been sold? The individual is not a member of the LLC. Another company of his is. The Company has been sold. He could not sue prior to the sale,... Read more »

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jan 27, 2017

Anyone can sue anyone if you pay the filing fee. Your question is way too vague. Yes, the operating agreement governs. So does what the claim even is, which you have not stated. Thus, if your real question is the success of such a claim, no one could know based on your post.

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Q: Can I contest action taken by shareholders on the basis of lacking authority to take action and voided corporation?

I cofounded a company (became shareholder, officer and director). The company was incorporated in Delaware by the other founder (CEO and board member). The CEO and I had various disagreements over the first 2 years... long story but I ended up citing him with grave misconduct and negligence in... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 20, 2015

Sounds like a messy situation. A lawyer should review the organizational and board documents (bylaws and board resolutions in particular, as well as examine whether the special meeting was properly noticed). There are many questions here, and they can't be answered without reviewing those... Read more »

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Q: Is there any difference in powers and authority of corporate secretary and assistant corporate secretary in Delaware law
Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Aug 14, 2014

No. The differences, if any, would be set forth in the company's bylaws.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Delaware on
Q: Can I charge a finders fee for leading someone to unclaimed property in Delaware?
Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Jan 7, 2013

Yes you can. You promise to provide information to another person in exchange for that person paying you a fee.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Delaware on
Q: Can a Delaware corporation not in good standing file a lawsuit other than under 278?
Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Jan 6, 2013

The answer is "Yes," but if the attorney representing the defendant discovers that the corporation is not in good standing, the attorney will file a motion to dismiss. If the corporation fails to become current with franchise taxes, the Court will grant the motion.

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Q: Delaware Incorporated Company Byelaws re quorum. How can business be transacted in the event of absentee shareholders?

Byelaw states "If less than a quorum shall be in attendance at the time for which a meeting has been called, the meeting may be adjourned by a majority of the Shareholders present or represented by proxy without notice other than by announcement at the meeting" If minority shareholders... Read more »

Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on Jan 6, 2013

Why are some of the shareholders not present? Is it a question of geography or is it a lack of interest? Do the bylaws provide for shareholder action without a meeting, such as by telephone? In answer to your specific question, Delaware law recognizes that your situation may occur, and has a... Read more »

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