International Law Questions & Answers

Q: I need to know who to contact to figure out why I was stopped at the Canada border and what I need to do to clear it up.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for California on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
It sounds like a Canadian issue, not a U.S. issue, and it sounds like you did something bad after you realized that you forgot your passport, and you were permanently excluded by Canadian authorities. You might start with a Canadian immigration lawyer, and they don't hang out at Justia unless they are also US lawyers. Good luck.

Q: Do international companies located outside the USA have to pay Sales tax in colorado for goods purchased.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Unlike VAT, sales tax is paid by the vendor at point of sale. So, if the purchase was in Colorado, the vendor must report and pay sales tax on the sale unless there is an exemption under state law. Such exemptions often exist for non-profit charitable entities with § 501(c) status, but the exemptions are controlled by Colorado state law. You should consult a lawyer in Colorado for details.

Q: How Can I get a REFUND

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Education Law and International Law on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could consult with an attorney who is able to examine the legal issues you mention in greater detail. At the very least, you could learn the deadlines and statutes of limitations within which you would need to act to preserve your legal rights. An attorney might be able to help you identify legal theories related to being misled, as you describe your situation, such as whether there were misrepresentations made to you. There could possibly be other legal theories as well.

Q: My ex owes 12 years of cs.he lives in the us..We live in germany. He has signed all the papers when she was born.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and International Law on
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
You need to consult a family lawyer in the jurisdiction where the child lives, in this case Germany. I don't believe German lawyers participate in Justia. Once the court in the jurisdiction where the child resides takes jurisdiction, the judgment entered there can be enforced in any state of the United States.

Q: If I was in a different country when a legal dispute arose, but I'm now back in the US still dealing with it, will a US

2 Answers | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Application of other country's law does not arise, however, your offence if reported to your country of origin having triable will take its route under your place of dwelling as law and jurisdiction likewise did change.

Q: Non payment of royalties and denial of termination of contract by Westbow Press Publishing company.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property and International Law on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Westbow Publishing appears to be a Christian self-publisher service located in Bloomington, Indiana. There appear to be complaints about their responsiveness on the Internet, and, for most authors, royalties from self-publishing are quite small or non-existent. But, if you have earned significant, unpaid royalties that remain unpaid, you should seek litigation or creditors’ rights (debt collection) counsel in Bloomington.

Q: What are my rights as a multiple generation descendant of colonisers in South Africa? According to the law, am I legal?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Your question is not one of International Law, but of South African Law, and your best answers would be from a South African lawyer. That said, I can suggest that I know a bit about yoir country, and perhaps a bit more than you know. The Afrikaners, ethnic Dutch and Hugonaut settlers who arrived in South Africa in the 17th century, are quite distinct from the British immigrants who arrived after the Napoleonic Wars and ultimately prevailed in the Boer Wars. More recently, the African native...

Q: Please see more information

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and International Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
It sounds as if this is private organization, where your boyfriend decided to study aviation. They can set their own rules. If the students cannot accept their rules, I would imagine they can leave the program.

Therefore, you will need to accept these rules. I am hopeful that your boyfriend will graduate in short order, so you can see him with great frequency.

Q: I am a U.S. citizen who is planning to marry my Polish girlfriend, who lives in Warsaw.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
If you are emigrating to Poland, you need to consult with and follow the advice of a Polish immigration lawyer. Lawyers licensed in the U.S. only are not qualified to answer, and it is ethically questionable to communicate with a represented client. If you doubt the advice of your Polish immigration lawyer, you should seek a second opinion from another Polish immigration lawyer.

Q: Petitioning for naturalization

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Your wife has conditional residence. She (and you) will need to file to have conditions removed within the 90-day period preceding the expiration of her current green card. She cannot skip this part.

Q: Does residing in US mean since legal status or since actual move?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
From the time you became an LPR. (green card). You have a conditional green card, so you will need to apply to have the conditions removed no sooner than November 2018 and no later than February 2019. You can apply for citizenship in February 2020.

Q: Is it legal to mail gun triggers to russia?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You have to check on the current list of embargoed items.

Q: How can you enforce a contract against a company based in another country?

2 Answers | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 17, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Doing that successfully remains as much an art as it is a matter of commerce. Some of the choices include letters of credit, bills of laden, surety bonds, and escrow accounts. Those choices tend to have expensive overhead burdens in which third parties, like banks and sureties, make a percentage. Nevertheless, those are the most common techniques. The really cool choices are the ones where you've individualized the answer to the parties involved. For example, if foreign company, A, also owns...

Q: Is it possible for a non US citizen sue a non US citizen in the US for something happened in another country?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Education Law and International Law on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
It is possible. US courts do not care about citizenship. The question is subject matter, personal jurisdiction, and choice of law, and these are complex questions. Subject matter jurisdiction might be the easiest, since most state level trial courts are courts of general jurisdiction. You need to serve all parties in the jurisdiction unless there is a grounds for long-arm personal jurisdiction. If you get that far, the venue issues will be less of a hurtle in most states, but the court is...

Q: Can I apply for my son's n-600 application if he has an expired B1 Visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Maybe. More information is needed. Acquisition of citizenship for a child born abroad is tricky, especially in the case of a USC father and an illegitimate birth. You would do well to consult with an immigration attorney who can advise you based on all the details of the case.

Q: My mother in law married a man from paris but got married in the united states what are her rights in paris?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
First, the question needs to be asked by the prospective client needing the representation. Second, it needs to be asked of a French advocat rather than a US lawyer, and Justia is only visited by American lawyers. Third, this presents no International Law questions, but is best presented to a French advocat handling Family Law.

Q: Is it a violation of international law for one parent to take a child out of the country without the other's consent?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 27, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Ref your query. If a child carried valid travel document, the accompanying parent repeat parent can take along that child wherever s/he travel, hence, no violation of international law. In case where the domestic court restrict a child to keep within their jurisdiction and is taken away by one parent out of that jurisdiction without their permission, the remedy lies with that court.

Q: I am international student. I paid money to roommates before i came back to my country, but they did not pay ityet

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Washington on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
This isn’t a question. Perhaps you need to schedule a consult with a lawyer to help formulate a question.

Q: If I was injured in a Mexican hotel owned by a Spanish company, what type of law firm should I seek?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and International Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Unless the Mexican hotel or some other potential defendant, depending on the cause of the injury, has assets in the U.S., the type of law firm you need is a Mexican one. It is possible in many cases to get jurisdiction for actions that occurred in the U.S., in which case, you might consult an experienced PI lawyer.

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