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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Social Security for Oregon on
Q: What Oregon REVISED STATUTE replaced the repealed ORS CODE 240.379 - 394?
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answered on May 12, 2024

The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) code 240.379 to 240.394 dealt with the State Personnel Relations Law. These statutes were repealed in 1979.

After researching the current ORS, it appears that the statutes that replaced the repealed ORS 240.379 to 240.394 are:

ORS 243.650 to 243.782...
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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts and Municipal Law for California on
Q: Why is it illegal to use a trailer to occupied for the purpose of security of a private property
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answered on May 4, 2024

Under California law, using a trailer for occupancy on private property for security purposes could potentially violate several state and local regulations related to housing, zoning, and health and safety codes. Here are a few key reasons why it might be considered illegal:

1. Zoning laws:...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts and Government Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Do I need a contractors license to bid on a contract in TN if I am only providing materials?

I sell traffic control devices and want to bid on a contract with the county in TN. The price will be above $25,000. Do I need a contractors license to bid if I'm not providing a service? I am a wholesale company only. If so, which contractor license would I need?

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Attorneys here aren't likely to know this off the top of their heads. It might be more reliable to check with the purchasing/procurement department manager of the county - it could depend on how they wrote... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law, Contracts and Government Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Do I need a contractors license to bid on a contract in TN if I am only providing materials?

I sell traffic control devices and want to bid on a contract with the county in TN. The price will be above $25,000. Do I need a contractors license to bid if I'm not providing a service? I am a wholesale company only. If so, which contractor license would I need?

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

If you are only selling them the device, that should not expose you to Tennessee contractor laws. But if you are performing any work, or paying someone else to perform the work for the installation you probably are subject to the contractor statutes. This question is pretty complicated and will be... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Military Law for New York on
Q: Hello, I was wondering if I could open a case against the DOD or the US Navy? I was honorably discharged from the navy.

I was honorably discharged from the navy after 3 and a half years for refusing to get the covid 19 vaccine. And recently the secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth has issued a memorandum that rescinds all policies associated with the DOD COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

You might have grounds to open a case if your discharge was directly related to policies that have since been rescinded. It's important to understand that legal challenges against the Department of Defense or any military branch require specific grounds such as wrongful discharge or violations... View More

Q: Can I sue Caltrans as a subcontractor who submitted a bid to General Contractors who provided bids to Caltrans

I am a specialty subcontractor certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise based on my Hispanic heritage and that my personal net worth is less than 1.32 million. Caltrans and other agencies are not correctly holding the General Contractors to the Good Faith Efforts rules of 49 CFR Part 26 and... View More

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answered on Mar 22, 2024

In California, as a subcontractor and certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, you have rights and can potentially take legal action if you believe that Caltrans or other agencies have failed to enforce the Good Faith Efforts rules as outlined in 49 CFR Part 26. These rules are designed to... View More

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Q: What is the legal procedure for an Illinois School district to purchase Real Property (Real Estate)?

I understand they can meet in closed session to discuss the purchase but can they pay over appraisal and take action without having it discussed in a public meeting or on an agenda?

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

In Illinois, school districts are allowed to meet in closed sessions to discuss matters related to the purchase of real estate to ensure privacy during the negotiation process. However, any decision to purchase real estate, including the agreement on price, must be made in an open session during a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: I am thinking legal representation for filing lawsuit or charges on federal government and affiliates.

My civil rights liberties freedoms as a voting citizen have been totally disregarded and I've been put through various dangerous situations and scientific experiments against my will and knowledge by the federal government and their affiliates I am asking for compensation and any or all money... View More

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answered on Mar 7, 2024

Given the serious nature of your allegations involving civil rights violations, unauthorized scientific experiments, and potential misconduct by government entities and affiliates, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal representation to help you navigate this complex situation. Here are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Landlord - Tenant, Public Benefits and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: I lived in a government housing project and pretty much the whole time I did I had to endure and suffer the reprecussion

Of Black Mold growing and thriving in certain damp spots of the apartment along with other numerous things that I just let slide because of my situation and things I could do about it at the time. Is there anything I can do to result in my benefit?

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

In Virginia, you can file a tenant's assertion asking the landlord to make certain repairs if it is a material non-compliance with the lease, a violation of law, a fire hazard, or a serious threat to the life/health/safety of the tenant if not promptly treated. There are things you have to do... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Colorado on
Q: What do u do when a judge is asked 3 times to recuse themselves for strong conflict of interest when your suing the judg

Judge, in a higher court over the same case as the district court , and strong showing of bias, deprivation of constitutional and civil rights in a criminal case in the district court, and a sheer abuse of discretion and power while she’s allowing a malicious prosecution with prosecutorial... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

When facing a situation where a judge has denied motions to recuse themselves despite a perceived conflict of interest, and your rights seem to be compromised, the next step involves escalating the issue within the legal system. You have the option to file an appeal against the judge's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts on
Q: search for retirement and 401K's. Got one. One America Bank/ One America Retirement Services. Resisting. Force them file

They have not filed a IRS FORM 8955 for Deferred Vested Benefits. They are stonewalling me. Sent me a form to be signed and notarized.

Claim it was not received. Form 8955 has an

exemption for old accounts, not required to file.

Need to force them to file form 8955. Or give... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Dealing with retirement funds, especially when it involves companies that have undergone mergers or dissolution, can be incredibly complex. When a financial institution like One America Retirement Services is not cooperating in filing necessary forms such as the IRS Form 8955 for Deferred Vested... View More

Q: Per PCC 10140 - it is very complicated and expensive to advertise every project in a newspaper and trade paper

How can we, a state agency, maintain compliance with this law without spending thousands of dollars? Can we print in online papers? We have around 4 or 5 huge construction projects to advertise a month. The ads run for between $950 to $3,000 per paper. We already have them advertised in Cal... View More

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

There are no published cases interpreting this statute, however the phrase "newspaper of general circulation" in section 100140(a)(1).

However, it has been defined as:

A “newspaper of general circulation” is a newspaper published for the dissemination of local or...
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Q: Per PCC 10140 - it is very complicated and expensive to advertise every project in a newspaper and trade paper

How can we, a state agency, maintain compliance with this law without spending thousands of dollars? Can we print in online papers? We have around 4 or 5 huge construction projects to advertise a month. The ads run for between $950 to $3,000 per paper. We already have them advertised in Cal... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

With respect to California's Public Contract Code (PCC) 10140, here are a few options state agencies could consider to reduce advertising costs for construction project bids:

1. Advertise online instead of print newspapers: The law allows publication of bid advertisements in a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Government Contracts for California on
Q: Am I required to take the offer CA made for CHp crashing my parked car i'd bot for mom Newyearseve. Dont they have 2 fix

If they wont replace y won't they fix?

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

In California, if your parked car was damaged by a California Highway Patrol (CHP) vehicle, you are entitled to file a claim for the damages. The state has procedures in place for handling such claims against government entities, which typically involve filing a claim within a specified timeframe... View More

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Q: What kind of licenses are required to form a PMC (private military contracting) company?

I am dabbling with the idea of forming a PMC offering security services locally and for government contracts but while I'm well aware what the day to day takes, I am wondering what detailed licenses and paperwork I would need to get started forming a business in that direction to ensure I am... View More

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

Forming a Private Military Contracting (PMC) company involves several specific legal requirements beyond standard business formation procedures. Firstly, you need to obtain a business license in the state where you plan to operate. In California, this would involve registering with the California... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Government Contracts for Utah on
Q: When referring to a DBA, is there any other legal term that can be used instead of "a company of.."? Like for websites?
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answered on Jan 9, 2024

It seems like you're inquiring about alternative legal terminology for "a company of..." in the context of a DBA, which stands for "doing business as." Just to clarify, a DBA is simply a declared alias that a company or an individual is using for their business activities.... View More

Q: Filing DPA complaint against a police officer/police department/city or state vs filing an administrative tort claim

What is the statute of limitations for each? What charges i.e., criminal vs civil can be filed through each, and what is the dollar limit for each? Can I request investigation details and use garnered information as evidence for alternate or separate litigation?

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answered on Jan 5, 2024

In California, the statute of limitations for filing a complaint against a police officer or department, typically under the Department of Police Accountability (DPA), is usually within a specific timeframe from the incident's occurrence. This timeframe can vary but is often around six months... View More

Q: Can an EU country sanction another non-EU country without UN approval of the sanction first?
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answered on Jan 3, 2024

Yes, an EU country can impose sanctions on a non-EU country without the prior approval of the United Nations. While UN sanctions carry international weight and are adopted by member states, individual countries or groups like the EU have the authority to implement their own sanctions based on their... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Federal Crimes and Government Contracts on
Q: So I asked why the U.S.paid UNIDROIT yearly for the use of the UCC, which I was told they didn't and some story about

Two guys creating it. Did the United States not sign the UNIDROIT TREATY in 1964?

When acting to enforce statutes, doesn't that make all judges in America administrative clerks? Thomspson vs Smith

If there has not been judicial courts in America since 1789!!!! Are American... View More

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answered on Dec 31, 2023

Your questions touch on a variety of complex legal and historical topics. First, regarding the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and UNIDROIT: The UCC is a comprehensive set of laws governing commercial transactions in the United States. It was created by domestic legal scholars and experts, not by... View More

Q: CA State court has jurisdiction over FCA medicare violation. This means FCA claim can be brought in state court?

CA State court has jurisdiction over FCA medicare violation. This means medicare FCA claim can be brought in state court?

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

In general, cases involving the federal False Claims Act (FCA), especially those related to Medicare violations, are under the jurisdiction of federal courts. The FCA is a federal statute, and its enforcement typically falls within the purview of the federal legal system. This includes cases where... View More

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