Jason Brooks' answer Absent a written agreement or other express understanding that the developer would be the owner of the code upon its creation (i.e. some type of work-for-hire language) then you have a good basis for claiming that ownership in the code never exchanged hands because you have not been compensated for your services. Therefore you are within your rights to deny them further use of your copyrighted material unless and until payment is rendered. With that said, to the extend that the code includes...
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Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Yes, you can give your interest in the property to whomever you desire. However, you can also sue your nephew and probably force a sale that way. This might be the best way to sever ties with your nephew because the net amount of money received from the forced sale would then be divided equally between you and your nephew. Hire a lawyer.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer 1. If a former employee falsified a lease without permission from the owners of the corporation the corporation may have a viable cause of action--if the unauthorized act caused actual damage to the corporation.
2. If your S corporation's bank accounts have been levied it must have been the result of a lawsuit against the S corporation; and if that is true then the corporation--not you--must have been served with the summons and complaint.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer FYI, this is a free online legal forum established to allow members of the public to ask general legal questions to experienced lawyers who volunteer their valuable time to do so. Your important small business question should be directed to your business lawyer. If you have not consulted or retained a business lawyer you are encouraged to do so--before you make mistakes adversely affecting the future of your valuable small business.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer If you cannot find the defendant then why not try seeking an order requiring defendant either to show up or show cause whey plaintiff is not entitled to keep the solar panels? It just might work...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer Your lawyer can ask the court to allow him to withdraw from the case. Usually, there must be grounds for that request. However, most attorneys simply state in their request to be relieved from the case that there are unresolvable differences between you and your lawyer. I suggest you find another lawyer.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I practiced intellectual property law for several years. The general rule is that if a person in the background of a movie scene is unrecognizable, they probably cannot sue for anything. However, the company's promise to send him a contract complicates matters somewhat, and could come up in Court as question of fact. He could sue the company, but I don't think extras make a whole lot of money, so I don't think he would collect very much. I would offer him, or his attorney, a two or three...
Kenneth Sisco's answer There are obviously a lot of missing facts here. If you do not know the person who is "pretending" to represent you, your first call should be to the police. Your second call(s) should be to the person(s) who has been contacted by this "imposter." If you do know the person, you should ask that person by what authority, he or she presumes to represent you. Depending on the answer you may still need to call the police, or at least retain a lawyer, to make them stop.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer I am not a California lawyer, but IMPO unless the seller can come up with a much better excuse for trying to back out of a fully funded and recorded real estate transaction in which he must have received a bunch of money, the law will not allow him to use his doctor's excuse.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer The county animal control shelter is doing its job protecting the entire community, as well as helping your dogs stay alive. They have been given extensive powers in doing so, powers which cannot be overturned without expensive litigation. As a homeless person you first concern should be you; unless you find a suitable home you may not ever see your two dogs again.
Thomas A. Grossman's answer While a minor cannot legally enter a contract in California until he is 18, any contract (including a verbal contract) would be void. However, since you are now 18 they can probably request that you pay some storage fees. I would bargain with them if they give you a hassle about it. Good Luck.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer The title loan company wants to register their lien on the title to your car so that you cannot sell the car without paying off their lien first. Think carefully about what you should do next.
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer If an attorney is claiming you owe them money for work you hired them for, but in fact they have never even been contacted by you and have done no work for you, that is a very serious matter. You certainly should consider a complaint to the State Bar of California. That process is not very quick, and is not very well suited to actually releasing any funds being held in the meantime. If the company is actually filing a court action, it is called an interpleader, and they should be depositing...
THE ISSUE IS USUALLY IS IT WORTH THE MONEY YOU WILL SPEND FOR LEGAL AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF WINNING? AS A RULE, ONLY ACCIDENT CASES ARE HANDLED ON A CONTINGENCY. THUS A LAWYER WOULD ASK FOR MONEY TO PUT IN TRUST FOR THE CONSULTATION AND REPRESENTATION AND FILING AND EXPERTS ETC
DOES YOU HAVE AN EXPERT TO TESTIFY THAT IT WAS DONE INCORRECTLY AND THAT IS THE CAUSE OF YOUR PROBLEMS....?
Thomas A. Grossman's answer I would speak to the representative of the owners and let him know that you must continue the work since you are under contract, or in the alternative the owners must provide you with a written statement that the owners are terminating your contract, and that you and your employees are not responsible for any delays or problems caused by the owners' breach of contract.
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