One of my US citizen friends is currently in Pretoria and has urgent legal trouble. He has contacted the US consulate for weeks, which at this time is only overwhelmed and has provided no help. thank you
There is an organization - Pretoria Society of Advocates. They are known as the Pretoria Bar. They could be a starting point in your friend's search. If they do not know of such attorneys or resources on how to locate them, maybe they could direct your friend to a different bar association or...Read more »
A week ago I made a purchase of 120 thermometers for my uncle’s clinic in Peru from a company in China. The agent told me the total and arranged the delivery who guaranteed that it would be delivered to the clinic in Peru. A wire transfer was made to their bank in Hong Kong (HSBC) from J.p.... Read more »
There are a few issues here that are going to have a bearing on the answer.
First and foremost, did you have a written contract (even emails back and forth confirming terms) or was this all oral communications? If you have a written contract, those terms would control. Was your contract...Read more »
Hopefully, the client will performed as agreed upon. However, one option is to review the terms of your contract that govern damages, remedies, and provisions for handling disputes. It could be helpful to do this with an attorney, particularly if there are complex issues involving jurisdiction or...Read more »
Whether a proposed trademark is infringing on another mark depends on many factors and is not limited to trademarks that are registered with the USPTO. Generally speaking, before using a trademark you must ensure that the mark is not confusing with another mark that is currently being used in the...Read more »
on his personal account which looks like laundering money thing. What is the international law that forbids me to proceed in the repayment of the french corporation into the owner's personal account? Thanks in advance for your prompt answer.
I can think of no "international law" that prohibits you from refunding as directed; however, state and federal statutes against money laundering might well be triggered if this is this person's "modus operandi". Has he requested this method more than once? A pattern is...Read more »
Trustee could be a broad term, depending on context, whether it involves a position's role in a corporation, role overseeing property, or other. If you believe it is in the sense of dealing with an estate, which is a more commonly arising context when it comes to individuals, you could start...Read more »
If you are a non-celebrity, you have a right of privacy. (If a celebrity, then you have a right of publicity.) It would be best to work with an attorney familiar with these kinds of actions. Keep in mind that if Amazon is merely the service provider, it would not be liable, unless it knows of the...Read more »
I am a dual EU-US citizen( my mom is American). I was born in the EU and I have never lived in America. I have never had any home address in the US. I moved to America in August 2019 to attend a boarding school in TN, I will soon be attending college in VA. Currently, I am staying with friends in... Read more »
I ordered a scooter on eBay from China for $25.99. I also ordered a charger which was $5.82 and a ring which was around $5 (they were all separate orders). I did my research and I found that it is most likely that I will not have to pay customs duty. However, in case I am wrong, I would like to... Read more »
Although you probably do not know it, you are operating a small business in California. And since your small business involves currency trades you may be violation federal or state law doing what you are doing for a living.
And BTW, in today's brave new world of super high-tech...Read more »
This was Mrs./Ms. Berschler's reply to my question on copyright and public domain books from the 19th century and from before that: "Just a thought to add to Mr. Watson's excellent answer to your question, and that is how do you intend to portray the books on the shelves appearing in... Read more »
Thank you for your follow up to my comment about your game's development. By the way, if you are thinking of using the name of the game as a trademark, you will want to be sure there are no prior takers. If it is just going to act as a title for the game, copyright does not protect titles....Read more »
My late spouse was from another country and owned property there. I allowed my brother in law to be my P.O.A., to handle that business as I could not go to said country. I haven't heard anything from anyone in 2 years. I am in West Virginia and my in laws are in Texas.
Of all the categories you chose, maybe the best one to start with could be to contact an estate planning/probate attorney. They could probably assess what kind of investigative/legal resources are needed. You could look up such attorneys here (Find-a-Lawyer, above), or through your own independent...Read more »
I am really confused because from what I understand I do have to become a citizen first to fix my husband papers but my dad is also a resident and he fixed me, my mom, my 2 sisters, and my 2 brothers papers.
This doesn't sound like an international law matter. It isn't fully clear what you mean by fixing your husband's papers, but it sounds like this could be something dealing with immigration forms. If that's what you mean by "husband's papers," you could repost your...Read more »
What you are considering doing can be done safely--but not without taking certain necessary safeguards. But owing to the great need for confidentiality here, this is certainly NOT the best place to be discussing this transaction.
So all I can do now is to advise you to search for a very...Read more »
It sounds like you should carefully review the terms of the LTA or the RFP; it could be intended for bidders that are not already engaged in providing services to the organization. If you do something that violates the terms, it's possible it could jeopardize the LTA, or disqualify the bid....Read more »
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