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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: I am a digital artist. Legally, am i allowed to use 'U.S. Army' on the art i am making, and intend to sell?

https://trademarks.justia.com/779/16/u-s-77916097.html

- The term U.S. Army will be used on a characters uniform i have drawn. - if i sell the art with that phrase on it, are there any legal implications?

- I need real, concrete answers

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jun 29, 2022

You appear to have done some of your own research based on the link you attached. To be absolutely certain you should contact them directly and/or sit down with an attorney who specializes in such matters. The second option probably the best since you could take a LONG time trying to get a... Read more »

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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

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 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 Civil Rights, Contracts and Military Law for California on
Q: I am a 56 yr African American veteran ( first Gulf War ). I was denied my right to file a formal complaint by the SF VA

One of the services I am eligible for is the VA RideShare Program. Staff at the Medical Center arrange transportation for veterans ( Dr. appts and other necessary trips ). I discovered soon after using the service, that the cost of many of the trips had been debited from my personal bank... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 22, 2022

you need a lawyer who specializes in Veterans Benefits, not just a personal injury lawyer. Google that if you don't get an answer on this site.

A PI is more like car accidents and slip and falls.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Q: I have a question about cancelation of a contract. I want to get a refund. Please read contract and let me know.

I want to send the contract for someone to read and see if a refund if feasible, or will I have to pay a fee to cancel. Can't understand contract.

Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
answered on Jun 21, 2022

The best "next step" is for you to schedule an initial free consultation with at least two attorneys of your choice ... preferably by a Video Call, where you can go over the agreement together ... your thoughts?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Contracts for California on
Q: West coast insurance company is refusing to pay claim. It is a covered repair . What can I do? Need car back

I took my car to pep boys because it’s belt was screaming. Had evaluation for 19.99 which I paid. Got estimates for $731. This is a covered repair and we had paid for extended warranty 3000. So call west coast, aka protective to get authorization. They told me I should take the car back to seller... Read more »

Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
answered on Jun 17, 2022

Unfortunately, automobile warranties are not considered insurance and there is no way to sue the warranty company for bad faith. At most, you have a breach of contract claim worth $731. Give the warranty company a reasonable chance to authorize the repair. If they do not, your best bet would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for California on
Q: He told me trust him he will take care of everything after all he is the professional he's a license realtor and contrac

He told me do not contact any lawyers don't do anything he will take care of it okay because of that it's been 15 years anytime I asked for him ask him a question because the house needs repairs because I haven't changed it I have never been able to repair anything I told him I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 15, 2022

more info is needed.

what is your question?

who owns the home?

after 15 yrs you may have an issue of having waited too long.............unless you can show fraud which does not have a statute of limitations.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Car Accidents for California on
Q: According to car rent agreement (CA), I am responsible for damage, but not collision?

I am responsible for damage that occurred after I returned a rental car outside of business hours (yes, I had permission to return after hours), according to the California car rental agreement. There was no damage to the car when I returned it. According to CA Code, Civil Code - CIV § 1939.09,... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 14, 2022

as is the case with most legal questions, there is a need to learn more.

the contract should control........did you get permission to drop off after hours?

the challenge is that retaining a lawyer may be as costly as the PD.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Business Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a BVI company for breach of contract if I'm in the USA?

A CEO of a BVI company made many false promises to me including wages, time of agreed contract, and workload. I did far more work than job description and agreement and was paid less than agreement. I also pitched their project which I created the entire pitch, to earn them additional income.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 10, 2022

You may have a claim for breach of contract against this British Virgin Island company. It would probably have to be brought in federal court, and before any such lawsuit could commence, an attorney would have to review your contract to determine if there is an enforceable choice of law and venue... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for California on
Q: What does it mean when a car dealership defers the balance of $2,000 from a cash sale of $30,000 what are your right sto

My friend went into car dealership with $30,000 cash he saw a car with the sticker price of $29,000 when everything was said and done he still had a balance of $2,000 and the dealership decided to defer the payment for him now they're threatening to take the car what are his right what does... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Have yoru friend reach out with ALL writings and notes to a consumer protection attorney immediately AND also have your friend reach out to the CA DMV Investigations unit, to see if your friend can make some sense of this and get some protection. IF it is repossessed, even wrongfully, it is... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for California on
Q: What does it mean when a car dealership defers the balance of $2,000 from a cash sale of $30,000 what are your right sto

My friend went into car dealership with $30,000 cash he saw a car with the sticker price of $29,000 when everything was said and done he still had a balance of $2,000 and the dealership decided to defer the payment for him now they're threatening to take the car what are his right what does... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Your friend needs to have somebody read the contract to him. Does the contract say the price of the car is $30,000 or is it $32,000?

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for California on
Q: We got a new car in Cali 4 days ago. Can we cancel warranty added by the dealership?

We thought we got a good deal on a car. But on contract signing, we noticed there were warranty add ons totaling $6000. We told the financial guy we did not want all those, and he said it is part of the financing agreement since my husband is a first time buyer. My husband signed the contract and... Read more »

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel
answered on Jun 7, 2022

Many car buyers get talked into buying an extended warranty they didn't want or need by a car salesperson who earns a commission by selling it. They then get home, do their research and learn that these are rarely worth the money.

Unfortunately, there's not enough information to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can we purchase a business and take over without getting the lease approval completed from the landlord

Can we purchase a business and take over without getting the lease approval completed from the landlord?

just wondering, because we understand the risk that the landlord may reject us, and then the seller can run away with the money that we payed them. Is there a way to avoid this risk so... Read more »

Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
answered on Jun 5, 2022

Well, the first question is ... "what is getting in the way of you acquiring the new lease" ... and the second question is ... "what does the current lease state about subleasing or an assignment of the lease. To get an answer, I would recommend that you schedule at least two video... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for California on
Q: Can LAPD enforce its 5-year employment contract that recruits sign upon hire?

The contract requires officers to repay the department for academy training costs if the officer leaves for another police department within one year of resigning from LAPD.

In re Acknowledgement Cases, 239 Cal. App. 4d 1498, decided August 12, 2015, is this contract still enforceable?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on May 14, 2022

Yes it is. Why wouldn't it be?

The training you receive in the academy is an education that makes you far more employable in any other law enforcement capacity so the employer is not required to pay you for that time.

Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for California on
Q: Can an HOA stop me from staying in the house I inherited from my mother who passed away?

I was the live in caregiver for my mother who is buying a home in a 60+ trailer park. However, my mom passed away recently and now I am the heir to the property. The HOA has told me that because I am only 54 years old I cannot live in my house, I cannot rent it out to anyone whether they are 60+ or... Read more »

Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 10, 2022

I believe the HOA may be correct. The Fair Housing Act exempts communities intended for people 55-62 or older to discriminate based on familial status. It appears that your mother’s trailer park caters only to residents who are over 60 years old. You have two options: either (1) find someone you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Q: I am unhappy with services from ADT. Can I get out of a contract?

I am in a 2 year contract in California and would like to cancel my services. However, because I have 18 months left in the contract, I would have to pay a 75% penalty of the remaining months. They have been unhelpful with tech support and I have been dissatisfied. Is there any way I can legally... Read more »

Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
answered on May 10, 2022

Three initial steps towards resolution: [1] outline how you are not happy with their delivery of services to their customer service department ... and let them know that various social media outlets, like Yelp, will hear of your dissatisfaction with their support/tech services ... and you are... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Tax Law for California on
Q: If I am helping a friend lease a business space for HIS business, do I need to report anything to the IRS on my end?

My friend is starting up a business, he’s doing good and now needs a shop to work. He does not have the credit to lease a place. He asked me to help him lease in exchange for 10% of earnings. What would I have to report to the IRS or does his total earnings affect me in any way? I am aware I’m... Read more »

Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 6, 2022

Although not mandatory, I hope you have this agreement in writing. The 10% payment in exchange for co-signing a lease is considered in the broad definition of gross income. So, the short answer is yes, it must be reported to the IRS. Your friend may also have an obligation to issue you a 1099, so... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: What makes a loan document void
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 4, 2022

This is quite a broad question to answer. If you have specifics, it would be easier to identify if the loan may be void or voidable.

There are several ways to challenge the validity of a loan. If there are missing terms, such as the number of years to pay or the interest rate the lender...
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