I received tax document in my mail box. Can I file a law suit & if yes who.
answered on Mar 4, 2023
Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for identity theft or fraud against your previous employer for using your Social Security number for another person. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in identity theft and employment law to evaluate your options and help you pursue any legal... Read more »
I had a lawyer for a reference checking company handle the situation. The lawyer sent the employer a Cease and Desist letter. The company agreed to only provide date of hire, departure, and title of position. The employer sent the lawyer a signed agreement - to avoid getting sued for giving... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Based on the information provided, it appears you have a breach of contract case. If the relevant deadlines for acting on such a claim have not passed, you can sue the employer for breach of contract.
However, it does not appear you'd have a separate action for the cease and... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Yes, you can declare bankruptcy during a judgement. Filing for bankruptcy can stop or delay the enforcement of a judgment against you, as well as discharge or reduce certain debts. However, it is important to note that there are different types of bankruptcy, and not all debts can be discharged or... Read more »
I moved from the house where I was renting and I had given a deposit of $1,100 and soon after I vacated the house I took out all my things.Handed the Owner His keys , The owner came and I asked him about my deposit and he said NO! That according to him, the Deposit is used and covers all the... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2023
The answer will depend on the terms of the lease agreement that you had, which we do not know. However it is typical that a security deposit may be used to cover repairs to the property after you move out that are needed to restore the property to rent to another person. The lack of repairs... Read more »
I signed a con-compete in Illinois that reads "If for any reason I decide to voluntarily resign from the Company, I acknowledge that the Company requests that I provide at least 10 business days written notice of my intent to leave, the date I want to leave, and (as soon as I know it) the name... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2023
Your question is missing some important information. Having said that, non-competes are not enforceable in Illinois unless they are reasonable under the circumstances. I do not believe that an Illinois court would find the requirement to disclose a new employer as being unreasonable. I suspect that... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2023
I don't mean to sound rude, but you've made a statement rather than asking a question. Do you have a question? You'll want to use somewhat correct terminology. A "land patent" typically refers to the initial grant of a piece of land by the government to an individual or... Read more »
I am wondering about legal protection and how it works with legal issues. If an issue surfaces and you have multiple LLCs do they all get called into court since your name as a member is on all of them - is there really any more legal protection with a LLC vs ones that already exist?
answered on Dec 23, 2022
No, the LLCs are separate, if you have kept them separate with different bank accounts, addresses, etc.
If your new product can be protected because of its new process (it does something that no other product does) perhaps your protection is not from the type of structure but in... Read more »
answered on Dec 11, 2022
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to discuss the matter with a local attorney, I'd guess that it's probably an oversight or administrative glitch. Stealing requires intent, and a major carrier is not likely to put... Read more »
answered on Oct 30, 2022
A properly drafted construction agreement should have termination provisions. Start by reading the contract and be aware of your notice and termination obligations. Any contract case requires that you show offer, acceptance, consideration, duty, breach and damages. Remember that in the case of... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2022
The contract validity is not at issue, even if that contract is valid, the contract party is not within the legal jurisdiction and that the contract’s performance could not be enforced, unless the party has its agent, assets or property for a judgment.
My boyfriend is buying a home we will live in together. The loan is VA so I can't be on the title until we are married, but I don't want to invest money into renovations if I have no legal rights to it. Is there any sort of contract we can create and sign that promises to pay me back a... Read more »
answered on Oct 24, 2022
I always counsel boyfriend/girlfriend client situations to ask themselves what documentation would they want if the other person were not your boyfriend/girlfriend. It is a mistake to think that the status of boyfriend/girlfriend has anything to do with the commercial arrangement of loaning money.... Read more »
Fix the default well she already has put a for sale sign in the yard and has the house on market place for sale for 20,000 and I was only paying 10,000 also have already paid 9,000 so only owe 1,000. What can I do?
answered on Oct 14, 2022
Well, Illinois law deals specifically with Installment Contracts in the Installment Sales Contract Act, 765 ILCS 67/1 et seq.
Under that Act, a purchaser who is in default has a 90-day period to cure the default before a seller can bring any sort of action against you. Further, under the... Read more »
I have to make a decision and if I take the buyout; with my tenor, they will only payout 120 hours instead of the 238 hours that I have accrued. Looking at IL Sec. 300.520, I think I should be paid the full amount but the legal language is tripping me up. Which trumps what? The severance agreement... Read more »
answered on Sep 1, 2022
Your employer is required to payout all earned (accrued and unused) vacation time. Depending on your companies PTO policy, your balance may include both a vacation and some sort of sick time. However, the amount they pay out can not be some sort of arbitrary amount. A company can not maintain... Read more »
I have a contract with a women I work with stating I will not market to clients that are associated with her business. Her company markets and she hires me to then work with the clients. My question is, if a former client from her company reaches out to me on thumbtack (which then I am charged... Read more »
answered on Jul 14, 2022
It is not a good idea to work with this client. You don't indicate whether the client was someone that you worked with (taught) in the past for her. However, a non-compete means you cannot solicit or work with her clients while employed by or while you have an independent contractor agreement... Read more »
Agreed he could have half the wood.
answered on Jun 20, 2022
Make sure that you have a written agreement. Although I don't see this work as falling under the Home Repair and Remodeling Act, the act requires written contracts for work in excess of $1,000. That should be a tip that a written agreement may be useful here. Have the contractor agree to... Read more »
I bought a home unknowingly there was an open permit pending that the contractor didn't close with the county. Now the County is requesting I close the permit and contractor doesn't have proof of them closing it out. I am unable to schedule inspections due to contractor unable to submit... Read more »
answered on May 13, 2022
You will likely need a code inspection to make sure the work was code compliant.
answered on Apr 26, 2022
I'm so sorry to hear about this; fortunately and unfortunately, it sounds like your son is high functioning to the point he wants to drive his own car but doesn't have the capacity to understand what a car loan entails. In adult guardianships in Illinois, this is somewhat common.... Read more »
My son is attending a Montessori school and they had me sign a contract stating that I can’t sue them ever even if something happens due to their negligence
answered on Feb 28, 2022
It depends on the contract language and how your child was injured. ALL of the details and a copy of the contract need to be reviewed by an attorney before it is possible to provide a meaningful answer.
My dad purchased my grandmas home when she went into a nursing home and sold it to my husband and me. He died before being able to transfer the deed, how do we get the house in our name? He did not have a will and my mom and two siblings are still living. We also didn’t have a written agreement... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2022
In order to be enforceable, Illinois, and all other states, require that agreements for the purchase and sale of real estate be in writing. However, this is not insurmountable. First, did you pay your father for the property and can the transfer of funds be documented? More importantly, were... Read more »
My 12 month lease ends the 28th of February. It is very clearly stated and there is no clause in my lease stating I need to give notice 30 days prior. I gave 29 days notice and now my landlord is fighting me and saying I have to stay and pay March rent
answered on Feb 11, 2022
The statute you quoted is incomplete. It should read 735 ILCS 5/ ___ and a number after the slash in order to point to a relevant section of the statute that your landlord is reading. At any rate, you are not required to give thirty days notice unless it specifically states so in your lease.... Read more »
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