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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Real Estate Law for Hawaii on
Q: To fill a vacancy on the condo BOD, the directors plan to appoint a person to serveuntil February 2025. Is it legal?

Until a year after the next annual meeting of owners in February 2024.

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answered on Sep 27, 2023

Board of Directors (BOD) appointments in a condominium are generally guided by the association's bylaws and applicable state laws. If the bylaws permit the BOD to appoint someone until the next annual meeting, this could be permissible. However, this would need to be cross-referenced with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for Hawaii on
Q: Can my employer which is a corporation be admin. dissolved or dissolve the company after I filed a lawsuit on them?
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 26, 2023

Was your "employer which is a corporation [ ] admin. dissolved or dissolve the company after [you] filed a lawsuit on them?" Are you preparing or reacting? How it is dissolved makes a difference. To answer your question, yes. What you need to do depends on the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Health Care Law for Hawaii on
Q: Is wearing a mask legally required in a place of business for Hawaii residents?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 19, 2020

A Hawaii attorney is best qualified to answer your question, but your post remains open for three weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney, the general consensus throughout the nation during this pandemic appears to support businesses requiring the wearing of masks. If you are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Hawaii on
Q: Hi I have basically recreated a picture of an elephant I saw on shutter stock for my business logo. Am I ok legally?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 23, 2019

Try reposting in the Copyright and Trademark sections. This is something practitioners in those areas would know about. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law and Consumer Law for Hawaii on
Q: I was tricked into wiring nearly $60K of my retirement money to JP Morgan Chase Bank in New York. Will Reg. E help me?

I've notified all appropriate government agencies about the "theft." Research tells me Regulation E may cover me under these circumstances but I need an attorney's advice. Is there an attorney on the Big Island that I can consult about consumer bank law?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 13, 2019

You should use the Find a Lawyer tab located at the top of every page here on Justia.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Hawaii on
Q: do I need a music licence to play music spotify in the restaurant i own?

is a music licence required for me to play any type of streaming audio at my establishment?

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III
answered on Jun 28, 2018

Yes, you must have a license to play streaming audio publicly.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Hawaii on
Q: Do I need to have insurance if my online personal training client signs a liability release form and informed consent?

I am starting an online personal training and nutrition programming business, I am wondering which legal documents are required to protect me and if I need insurance if I have the client sign the correct documents.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 6, 2017

I hope you had a professional in insurance defense look at your release and waivers. The problems inherent in your business if you are doing nutrition, excercise, don't necessarily review doctor reports, especially if you don't have a degree in either are daunting. Insurance, being a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Business Law for Hawaii on
Q: Is licensure required to practice Biomechanics, particularly Forensic Biomechanics, in the state of Hawaii?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 16, 2016

Depends on what the person is doing. For many aspects of engineering you don't need to be a licensed P.E.

As to "forensics" that will depend on whether a Court recognizes the individuals training, experience and background.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Hawaii on
Q: I believe I was wrongfully removed from an LLC without my knowing. I was a 50% member of the LLC. What are my options?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Feb 4, 2016

Talk to a local business litigation lawyer about the details.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to...
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