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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky on
Q: Got fired by my job because I put in an HR claim. Fired by retaliation without proper reason

I put in 2 years of very hard work at my job while they did nothing but degrade me, and belittle me. It led to my eventual HR claim against the management. The managers then retaliated and I was wrongfully terminated a few days after the claim. Without any kind of notice that I had been fired, I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2022

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Car Accidents for Kentucky on
Q: Is a hotel allowed to keep all my money even though I didnt get to even walk in the room?

I took my son to get a hotel room. He pays and then I then drive him around to his room. Pulling up my foot slipped on the breaks and I hit a column. My car insurance will cover the column. I leave. The hotel ends up making my son leave before he even gets in his room. They then kept all the money... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 23, 2022

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: Me and my wife got married in July. She lived in housing but I never moved in. Now they want back payment. Is this legal

I have leases from other residents showing I did not live there.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 10, 2022

Did you sign a lease on this housing? If not, you owe nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: My boss wants me to anwser the buisness phone off the clock. (Talking to customers, scheduling jobs, dispatching tech)

My boss wants me to anwser the buisness phone off the clock. (Talking to customers, scheduling jobs, dispatching technicians) I do this on nights and weekends for the past few years he isn’t wanting to pay me for my time. What can I do to get paid for my time?

Andre Fereole Regard
Andre Fereole Regard
answered on Nov 28, 2021

In Kentucky this would be a violation of the Wage and Hour Act. You can file a claim against your employer.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal to be fired over denying the vaccine even with a religious exemption?

A little back story is the CEO of the company I worked for sat me down and said I have a week and half to get vaccinated or bring in a religious/health exemption. I brought In a religious exemption but was informed they are denying it. There’s more details but that the main story. My question is... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Oct 6, 2021

The answer to your question depends on the basis for your religious exemption, as well as whether your request for modification of the mandatory vaccination policy would cause your employer undue burden. You should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss the details of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Q: On July 7th 2020 I went to a local car dealership and traded in my vehicle which I was told to get $1,500 for trade.

I traded in my vehicle which was told to get $1,500 towards purchasing my new car plus I made a down payment of $700 I signed a few papers I gave them the keys to my car I was trading in bring my credit card. The salesman even took a picture of me in front of the car with the keys. Yesterday my... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 18, 2020

You need to hire a lawyer to file suit against everyone for your car and deposit.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: How do I collect on missed rent even though the tenant has moved out a month after?

They have a 3 month lease and only paid deposit and one month. They left the 2 weeks after the 3rd month

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 18, 2020

You’ll have to sue them to collect your money.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: What is the risk of filing Chapter 7 as a single owner LLC?
Nick Curtis Thompson
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Nick Curtis Thompson
answered on Apr 30, 2020

In Kentucky since you own the LLC solely it is solely your asset. A Trustee may be able to sell assets of the LLC. If the LLC had other members this is generally not possible for the Trustee.

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Kentucky on
Q: I live in the state of Kentucky where I own a business. I have had $1,400 stolen from me by the financial app venmo

Venmo is a popular app that is used to process financial transactions so that people can easily access funds online. Venmos reputation is littered with hundreds upon thousands of complaints about they're misleading policies and theft of funds for no reason. Venmo has stolen $1,400 from me that... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 29, 2020

Contact an attorney immediately and look into filing suit against Venmo.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal for a business to deny calling 911 when me as a customer has been violently threatened in their parking lot

A lady came barreling down the parking lot and i was taken back by it and asked her to watch her speed she then attempts to run me over with her car ... I then proceed back into kroger to ask store manager to call police enforcements and he without hesitation stated that he would not do so

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 8, 2020

Yes. It is legal but you can always call the police directly.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Estate Planning and Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: My husband passed and my name was not on title of car however I am his wife and payments are made t&ey repossessed

Anything I can #o

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 8, 2020

You may have a claim for wrongful repossession and damages if the loan was not in default. Consult a debtors rights lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Q: I would like to publish a certain type of ad for my website, but I want to know if it falls under false advertisement.

I sell magnetic therapy bracelets online. They are not proven to have any benefits with studies, but I want to run an ad that has a picture of a bracelet and also a before/after of a woman who lost weight. Does this fall under false advertisement and can I get sued.

Nowhere in my website or... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 16, 2020

If you are going to run the ad, you should put the disclaimer on the ad that you set out above. That should protect you from any claims of fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Kentucky on
Q: Employer claims that they do not need to compensate employees for time spent donning and doffing on meal breaks.

Ok, so our employer claims that they do not need to pay employees to don and doff their protective personal equipment who choose to leave the premises on their 30 minute unpaid meal break. This in turn reduces the 30 minute meal period to the employees who choose to leave the premises for food or... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson
answered on Jan 6, 2020

These types of cases are heavily fact dependent and more information is required to evaluate your claim. There are cases where courts have held that this type of activity is compensable and cases where courts have held it is not. You should reach out to an employment law attorney for a consultation... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: Best small business structure llc, or s corp?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Nov 30, 2019

That depends on a number of additional factors. An LLC is almost always better than nothing. And the S-election requires an entity to be accepted. So the LLC is essentially a foregone conclusion. The question becomes to s-elect or not.

That question becomes first an issue of eligibility....
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: I'm developing a product that involves the use of other trademarked products from another company. Is this ok?

To be specific, it is a container made specifically to contain and transport Nintendo Switch games. The product explicitly details it is for Nintendo Switch games. I assume this could be an issue due to the face the Nintendo Switch is a registered trademark of Nintendo. What do I need to do for... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 6, 2019

You need the input of a trademark attorney. You're correct in that this involves business law, but your question would have a better chance of being seen by a trademark attorney if you reposted in the Trademark section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: about harassment in 2016 that im still effected by today.

Back in 2016 my mother had got tires/rims from a shop in KY and she was 1 month behind on her payment and they back then had called me over 100 times on my phone, no lie. They would call and re dial to the point i could not call out and they did this for hours. Now when the phone rings i get sick... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 23, 2019

You would need the records of the calls or some sort of proof that the calls were actually made. The statute of limitations may have also run.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: I visited my fiance at Muhlenberg Detention Center, I was told my pictures were to racy because my cleavage showed.

Now when I go to visit, the front office clerk makes me take my jacket off to determine if I can take my jacket off or if I have to zip it up. I post picture of myself on social media with the same clothes on, they're not distasteful at all. I have children so I wouldn't put myself on... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 27, 2019

Bottom line, visiting an inmate is a privilege, not a right, and corrections has pretty wide latitude in enforcing their rules and regs. There’s no real good end in a case like this, bc there’s no money and no damages. Although you won’t like this answer, safest route is dressing like it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is it possible to obtain a legal license to produce adult pornograpy in Louisville Ky
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 27, 2018

Yes. You would need to apply with Louisville Metro IPL.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Kentucky on
Q: Is a bill of sale that is not notarized, missing information or has incorrect information, or was given false info legal

So I recently Traded my boat for another. We both assured each other that the boats were perfectly sound and in running Condition. So he wrote a bill of sale and I signed the paper that wasn’t notarized and he handed me the title. I informed him I do not have the title to the boat I traded and... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2018

The fact that it is not notarized or has missing information is of no import. Incorrect info maybe/maybe not. Where you may win is fraud. You may have to file suit to do it, but if he made fraudulent misrepresentations about his boat, you should prevail.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Kentucky on
Q: I financed a new heat pump amd was promised money back and they have not put it in yet

They told me I had to sign papers and call the loan place and they had to be here when I did and I had to tell the loan place that the job was done and it was done right and I was satisfied and they told me they would give me 1750 cash back and a 750 from the Recc electric company and its been... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 17, 2018

Print out all your proof and let a local attorney review it. You may have to sue them for breach of contract to collect.

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