Indiana Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can we hold a company to honor a contract it the salesman who wrote the contract is gone ?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
Yes. If you entered into a contract with a salesman who was employed or representing the business at the time you entered into the contract, the salesman can bind the company he or she represented at the time.

There may be other considerations, but a company cannot get out of a contract because the employee or person who worked for them and agreed to the contract is no longer there.

Q: In an LLC, can members be anonymous to othwr members?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Benton R Patterson III's answer
An attorney would need to review the LLC operating agreement. It may be easier to multiple business entities to mask the owner's identify. You should speak with a local business attorney.

Q: Landlord changed contract of mfg home rent to own to mfg home 1 yr lease agreement. Am I now just renting or buying?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 7, 2018
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
Your landlord cannot unilaterally change your lease or impose new terms on you without your consent. If your lease is for a set term you are no longer bound by the agreement to live at the mobile home when that term is up. However you also mentioned that you have a rent to own agreement in place. There may be additional terms in your lease that are relevant to this discussion that could substantially alter your agreement.

Your best course of action is to consult with a landlord/tenant...

Q: If i sold someone my not running car for $300 and they fix it but i cant transfer the title can i take my car back

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Legal Malpractice and Lemon Law for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Your question is more of morality than of legality.

As you admitted that you sold it @ 300 being out of order and the purchaser did fix it for whatsoever he has incurred on. You now want it back without paying any penny of their expenses so incurred to put it back, is a matter of breach of trust on your side.

Q: Can a US registered LLC with foreign resident owner be paid in US bank account if the owner is on B1 visa in US?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Immigration Law for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 12, 2017
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
As LLC can be formed and bank account maintained wherein transactions being made by company. Such an income received will reflect in your tax returns of which source will be your LLC. This need to be reconciled.

Q: If a company doesn't have a LLC does it make a contract invalid

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 2, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
Not all companies are LLCs. There are many different structures that a business can operate as. Simply not being a registered LLC does not make their contracts invalid.

Q: I was just curious as to if you can own A law firm without being a lawyer in the state of Indiana?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017
Glenn B. Manishin's answer
Every state bar prohibits non-lawyers from owning a legal practice as a matter of ethics.

Q: I pitched a technology start-up idea to a family relative, he liked it and agreed to invest.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Securities Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 10, 2017
Jonathan R. Roth's answer
The answer to your question depends on the Tax Treaty between your relatives home country and the USA. Generally, interest paid to foreign nationals on loans made in the USA are subject to US taxes and withholding. The amount of the tax and the withholding is dictated by a tax treaty between the USA and the foreign national. If there is no tax treaty then the US tax would be 30% subject to certain elections which could be made by the foreign national. The withholding would be at least 10%....

Q: I bought the rights, prints, parts, etc...to a parts business,is it legal for others to sell manuals online for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Intellectual Property for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 27, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Unless the other sources are violating your copyrights, trademarks, etc., they can probably provide their own manuals on how to service your parts.

Q: Hello I am doing a project about free college tuition. Can you help me find any statutes, etc. in regards to my topic.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Education Law for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 27, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
There is no "right" to free college tuition in Indiana, or under the US Constitution. I can't speak to other states.

Q: Can you get a liquor license in Indiana if you had a OWI in 2012

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Business Formation and DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
You need to provide more information. Were you convicted or just arrested?

Q: my job makes me disrobe and pee in front of a stranger with no past drug use history for a random drug test

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Indiana is an employment at will state. While that employer conduct seems over the top, your recourse may be limited, unless those policies are being imposed in a discriminatory manner.

Q: used car advice and recourse?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
You bought the vehicles AS IS. You might still be able to allege Fraud.

Q: If a business changes from corp owned to franchise can they discontinue short term disability benfits for pregnancy?

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Business Law and Employment Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Check your employment contract, if any. Then also check your benefits package. If your employer changes, your rights can as well.

Q: as a machinery builder - If I wanted to advertise our machinery and its ability can I show a product that is the market

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
It sounds like the products you are referring to are simply props to demonstrate your own machinery. Having them in the background should not present a problem.

Q: Can I list grocery products on my website for a grocery delivery service legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Walmart is known for being litigious. It sounds like you operate a shopping service. If you do not already have a coporate attorney, you should obtain one. It would not hurt to have that attorney review your business model to ensure that you comply with all licensing requirements. Be wary of trademark infringement!

Q: Is there a law in Indiana that states I have to advertise my seasonal jobs?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
If you own a business, it is your decision whether to advertise. Be more specific, and I might be able to answer better.

Q: I own 49% of a website, & the domain holder part owns 51%. Do they have the right to take profit or the site from me?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016
Adam Studnicki's answer
A local business lawyer can review the governing documents and advise.

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Q: Partner in LLC...who is also husband in failing marriage...trying to coerce me into signing

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 10, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Don't sign before you consult with an attorney. How is he coercing you?

Q: I am an addiction recovery coach and have retired from an organization. I would like to go into private practise.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
First step is to see what documents you may have signed that would restrict you from doing this. Even if there are no documents, you should check with a local business lawyer to make sure would not be violating Indiana laws.

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