Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: our GC lied about being licensed,

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
Yes, you can sue him. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to review the facts and discuss your options. The attorney can advise if it would be cost-effective to sue him. But even if you sue, and win, he might not have any money to be able to repay you.

Q: Discovery of mouse infestation less than 12 weeks after move in. Who is responsible?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
You can contact the Fairfax County General District court and ask them about filing a Tenants Assertion.

Q: Statutes of Limitation PA.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Assuming it's a written contract you have 4 years. Runs from the date they breach the contract. However if the contract was signed two years ago you're well within the period.

Q: My job was threatened an I was forced to sign paperwork saying I'd look for no comp for my part in this invention. ..

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Business Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
No one here on Justia can help you unless you tell us all the relevant facts about your situation.

Q: What if the property I rent from loose my file is code of Florida in the state of Georgia lease my lease say 0 occupancy

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Just because your landlord has "loose your file" does not mean you do jot have to continue paying rent. And just because your lease says "0 occupancy" and has "missing data" does not mean you do not have to pay rent either.

Q: If a Judgment is issued in Missouri can a garnishment be made in Kansas?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Since you asked this question twice, I will give you the same answer as I did before:

"Generally, yes, because of the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the Constitution of the United States--which requires all states in the union honor the judgments of all other states. However, as noted in Mr. Eisenberg's correct answer, each state can require adherence to their own relevant procedural laws, as long as the state law does not transgress the Full faith and Credit clause."

Q: Can a lawyer in MO garnish someone in Kansas?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
It depends. Was the judgment issued through a Missouri court or a Kansas court? If it was a Kansas judgment, was the Missouri attorney counsel of record in the case? If it was a Kansas judgment, has it been registered here in Missouri? If it was a Missouri judgment, then a garnishment may be issued through the Missouri court and served on the garnishee in Missouri.

Your post does not provide enough context.

Q: Verizon come install cable I left my window up cat got out they never close the window and were on 3floor

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
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.

Q: I am wondering why my case hasn’t updated since Jan 2nd. ADP amended their complaint and it was reopened.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
There are not nearly enough facts presented for any lawyer to be able to respond intelligently. If you are represented by a lawyer then ask them.

Q: Hello, I want to know if I can create an app that gives people dating advice & helps them update their profiles?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyright and Employment Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
If you undertake this plan without having the input of at least two lawyers you will probably regret it. This situation is one that brings to mind the ancient warning: "If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't."

Q: Wrote code for client as a independent software developer, without a written contract. Is the code I wrote legally mine?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Copyright for California on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
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...

Q: Shareholder for my corporation withholding clients information. Can he do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Contracts for California on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
This free legal advice forum is intended to help consumers better understand common legal terms and to explain general legal principals and procedures to non-lawyers interested in understanding more about the law. This forum is not the place to seek free legal representation in ongoing cases, nor is it the place to ask complicated questions about specific situations requiring significant amounts of legal work. People in need of specific legal assistance should use the free resources available...

Q: Mom had apt at a retirement home, we get 90% of cost when it sells. Any laws for how long we have to wait for sale?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
All of your questions should be answered in the original purchase documents controlling all the terms of ownership, maintenance, assessments and all other terms and conditions. Why not hire a lawyer to review everything and help you convince the owners of the retirement community to speed up their efforts to sell the unoccupied apartment.

Q: Can a property management company be considered the power of attorney on behalf of a unit owner?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Not unless the unit owner gives the management company the power to represent them. Most management companies are smart enough NOT to accept a POA from a unit owner because of the inherent conflict of interest in such a relationship.

Q: Roommate violating lease giving keys out, lets others stay without her being there,wont lock door apt mgmt doing nothing

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
IMO, the best thing you can do is to find some way to bury the hatchet with your roommate--because the landlord probably does not care who stays where as long as they pay their rent on time. No online lawyer can help you either.

Q: I have a contract that expired4/5 and extension expired 4/15. Seller does not want extension. Do we have a contract?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
If you are the seller and intentionally breach the written contract you signed==depending upon the amount of money involved and the tenacity of the buyers--you may see a lawsuit seeking specific performance an/or consequential damages caused by the intentional breach. The seller may also have to pay attorney fees and costs if the contract provides for prevailing party fees and costs.

Q: How do I gain sole ownership of an online business that I started with someone else?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Unless you provide much more information about the business and everything gone before between you and the person who apparently shut you out of the business you started you will not get many answers on this forum.

Q: If a business name and entity was stolen or transferred without permission, do I sue or contact local authorities?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
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 of litigation would make it not worthwhile to sue. However, since only you can answer these fundamental questions, you should contact an experienced business lawyer to help you decide what you want to...

Q: My apartment complex let themselves into our apartment w/o notice. Is that breaking the lease?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Look closely at the lease. Unless I miss my guess the lease says the landlord can enter THEIR property anytime they need to get in.

Q: The security deposit is non refundable and that we still owe them for April and May rent do we have any rights ?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
The answer to this question depends upon the specific wording in your written lease regarding the purpose of the $2,200 deposit you made when you first rented the house. If the written lease says the deposit was a security deposit to be used to cover any damage to the property you are out of luck.

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