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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can i sue the Civil engineer/Architect for fees paid if they fail to deliver the approved plans?

The plans by Civil Engineer and Architect have not been approved by the city as they do not meet codes. I have paid them in full and they are not making any attempts to rectify the issue. I would like to get back the fees I have paid and compensation for my wasted time. What practice area lawyer... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 10, 2019

A trial attorney or litigator.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: Help!

My electric bill has been unusually high, so I called them. They informed me I had a 3rd party supplier on my bill I was unaware of. I called said 3rd party and they informed me that I had added them to my account last summer. Going through the details it came across that my sister had given them... Read more »

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Aug 30, 2019

I would suggest you file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Here is a link to resources on the process and directions on how to file a complaint:

http://www.puc.state.pa.us/filing_resources/filing_complaints.aspx

Note that the PUC specifically...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What do I need to draw and sell caricatures on the street/sidewalk?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

Permission of the owner. The Borough may view you as a street performer and require a permit. There may be requirements that you do not block passage so you need to be sure you avoid a citation by reading, knowing, following the regulations. Maybe get a copy and discuss with the local precinct how... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Environmental for Pennsylvania on
Q: Are there any fines associated with an open or lidless dumpster?
Nellie T Schulz
Nellie T Schulz answered on Aug 2, 2019

You don't say who issued you a fine, whether a fine was issued or where the dumpster was located. My guess is that if your local township issued the fine, you need to contact them to find out what the rules are regarding lids on dumpsters.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Are non-shareholders allow to attend shareholders meeting where budgets and other pertinent information are discussed.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 29, 2019

Why would they be, if it's not open to the public? Much of that information may be gleaned from annual reports, and other public documents.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Send the copies of my passport and certificate of incorporation to potential investor ?

I am building my startup and I found an investor for my business (incorporated as LLC in PA, USA). Investor said that the deal will be done on the basis of equity financing. And now he is asking me to send the copies of my passport, certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jul 23, 2019

The articles of incorporation, memorandum and articles he should be able to get himself from the Pa Corp Bureau.

Passport?? I would question this.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hey Guys,i own 10% of an LLC, while someone else owns 90%. If We bring a capital partner, where does he get his %?

Hey Guys, I am not sure the exact terms of this, but i own 10% of an LLC, while someone else owns 90%. We are talking about bringing in a capital partner somewhere in the 40% range. I was told that my shares will be diluted in the same according to my other partners. so of that 40% 4% would come... Read more »

Jonathan Scott Savar
Jonathan Scott Savar answered on May 23, 2019

The answer is that this type of scenario is normally the subject of negotiation among the parties and depends upon the facts and circumstances of the situation, unless the operating agreement specifies exactly what happens in the event both members bring on another member. For example, assuming... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a invention idea that i need to get some legal information about
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 30, 2019

If your question involves protecting your rights with the invention, you could repost the question under the Patents (Intellectual Property) section where it could be seen by one of the attorneys who practice in that area.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: Verizon come install cable I left my window up cat got out they never close the window and were on 3floor

the cat is know miss and i would love my cat back there are responsible for this action

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 18, 2019

To the best of my knowledge there is no answer to this question, in part because it is not a legal question. Leave the window open a few days to see if your cat will come back home.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: If a business name and entity was stolen or transferred without permission, do I sue or contact local authorities?

Originally started business with sibling who then decided to become sole proprietor without my knowledge. She then made a request for a business name change that she took my name off, stole the business and the name from me along with the logo and documents such as contract agreements that she... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 17, 2019

Contacting "local authorities" will probably do no good because this is clearly a family business matter. And unless you can show some actual damages the courts will also be hesitant to get involved. Finally, unless the actual amount of money involved is very substantial it is likely that the cost... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Business Law and Military Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I use my military ID/base access as a job recruiter or does this violate any laws regarding financial gain?

I am an Army officer, federal subcontractor and private business owner. Interested in attending school graduations at a base with the intent of hiring.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

Better check in with JAG corps on this--sounds like potential multiple violations. You should know that access is for the specific purpose only. Can you hand out cards, or other items? Not sure of that but if someone is looking to burn you you're giving them a match it seems to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a web store cancel a customer order unilaterally telling their price was incorrect due to a technical glitch?

I live in the US. I purchased a product from a website, owned by a business operating out of India. I have the order confirmation and my credit card was charged. Now the business is canceling my order by telling that their price was wrongfully low due to a technical glitch and the actual price is... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

It is a violation of bait-and switch, they have a contract, they should deliver; did they refund your card?

If not contact the consumer protection office of your attorney general. However they may not handle it as it's a foreign company even though doing business here.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Law School

How long is law school? I’ve always been curious about this question?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 17, 2019

Three years full-time; four years part-time at night. Some schools have abbreviated programs that shorten it further.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If an LLC (with a land lease stating the lease cannot be sold) is sold, does this also mean the lease is sold? Breach?

How do I get around a breach? I'm trying to acquire the LLC and continue the current lease as is. The LLC owner wants to retire and offered to sell me his business. Would a partnership with the LLC be a better option rather than an acquisition? Another detail about this situation is that I am also... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jan 8, 2019

Who is the current landlord? Please give me a call in my office. Your transaction seems a little more involved than can be done in a message forum. My office number is 412-391-7135

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: Arbitration hearing or Judgement Issue?

In November of 2018 I received a notice from a sheriff’s deputy that a credit card debt that I had not paid was scheduled for arbitration for a date in July 2019. On December 3, 2018 I received a letter from the same law firm indicating that I had not filed a defense or objection in writing and... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Dec 7, 2018

The problem may be your "assumptions." I suggest contacting the Delaware County Bar Association for an attorney referral, and then sit down with him/her and going over everything. Knowledge is power, y'know?

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for Pennsylvania on
Q: I want to trademark my Company's brand and and logo. Can anyone help? Thanks
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Sep 17, 2018

Sure - contact Bob Duminiak, Esq. at Howson & Howson in Blue Bell. He's the guy.

Robert J. Duminiak, Esq.

Howson & Howson, LLP

Bldg. 620, Suite 210

350 Sentry Parkway

Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 215-540-9200

Fax: 215-540-5818

Email:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I file for PA unemployment if my employer has closed temporary due to the business being flooded from rainstorms?
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Aug 20, 2018

Yes, you should be able to. And, at worst, the Department of Labor & Industry can deny your claim and then tell you why (and then you can appeal, and often ultimately win). But you'll get nothing if you don't try, so *try* and try ASAP.

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If you belong to a private club and you get written up for a tech dont they have to give you copies that is going in you
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 1, 2018

Not complete but you have to look at the governing agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Whats my liability/fault?

I own a small business that buys and resells used/unwanted goods. One of my employees sold a vehicle that was his for $500 while representing the store. I as the owner had no idea this was going on. Me or my store did not own the vehicle in any shape or form and was not there when the sale took... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 24, 2018

Worst case scenario--you pay him what the car was worth. The big issue is any liability if he drives. If it's just for the title snafu, you third party in your employee if sued. If you have overall liability insurance, then notify your carrier.

However, for starters your employee needs to...
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