Indiana Business Law Questions & Answers

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

Unless the other sources are violating your copyrights, trademarks, etc., they can probably provide their own manuals on how to service your parts.
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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

There is no "right" to free college tuition in Indiana, or under the US Constitution. I can't speak to other states.
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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

You need to provide more information. Were you convicted or just arrested?
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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

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.
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Q: used car advice and recourse?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 17, 2016

You bought the vehicles AS IS. You might still be able to allege Fraud.
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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

Check your employment contract, if any. Then also check your benefits package. If your employer changes, your rights can as well.
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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

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.
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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

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

If you own a business, it is your decision whether to advertise. Be more specific, and I might be able to answer better.
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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

A local business lawyer can review the governing documents and advise.

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 evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and...

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

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

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.

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

Q: Can my business partner sell his half of the corp. with out my approval? We own equal shares in a sports bar in Indiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 14, 2015

The corporate documents should be reviewed to answer this question. Be well.

Q: Can you own 2 different corporations in Indiana, example a hardware store and a cabinet store at the same time

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jun 27, 2014

Sure. The only reason I can think of that might prohibit it is if one or both of them are franchises, and the franchise agreement prohibits you from owning a competing business -- but even that seems unlikely in your example of a hardware store and a cabinet store.

Q: Is it legal in INDIANA to own 2 corporations with the same name at the same time??? If so what are the statutes ???

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 22, 2014

Indiana Code 23-1-23-1(b) says that the name of a corporation has to be distinguishable from the name of another corporation or other business entity organized in Indiana. So, no, there should not be two Indiana corporations with the same name. In fact, there should not be an Indiana corporation named ABC, Inc. and an Indiana LLC named ABC,LLC. At least not at the same time. Note that once a corporation or LLC is dissolved (either volutarily or administratively for failing to file business...

Q: Does a sub-chapter "S" corporation need a minutes book, and if so, can annual meeting minutes be kept in any binder?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 22, 2014

Any Indiana business corporation -- whether it is taxed as an S-corporation or a C-corporation -- is required to keep certain records specified by Indiana Code 23-1-52-1, including, among other things, minutes of all shareholder meetings and meetings of the board of directors. Those records must be maintained permanently, with at least the last three years of them kept at the corporation's principal office. Unless the corporation's articles or bylaws impose more specific requirements, they are...

Q: In the state of Indiana how far does the employers smoke area have to be...in other words how far can I smoke a cigarett

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 18, 2011

There are no state laws in Indiana regarding this subject. However, there may be local ordiances that apply, so check in the town and county where you work.

Q: Can a retiring partner get his capital back

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jun 30, 2011

it depends on what the agreement is. if it is a partnership, you need to look to the partnership agreement. if it is an LLC, the operating agreement and buy/sell ag govern. if it is a corp, then the by-laws and any buy/sell agreement govern.

Q: Is there a law against of disposing of blown insulation by burying it

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on May 17, 2011

I am unaware of a specific law concerning this issue. However, you should contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management:

?(317) 232-8603

?(800) 451-6027 (toll free within Indiana)

Q: I deal in mechanical fixtures, and I found a Chinese supplier that is much cheaper,

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 22, 2011

You should take care that the fixtures do not look so similar to the originals, that consumers are confused. This could lead to a claim for trade dress, or possibly design patent, infringement. These issues are discussed here; http://www.iniplaw.org/2010/11/connecticut-electric-sues-paci.html

Paul Overhauser

www.iniplaw.org

www.overhauser.com

317- 891-1500

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