Lee Eidelberg's answer While your post is a bit vague, it is possible an Officer could cite you for failing to obey a lawful traffic control device (yes, posted signed are deemed devices) or a comparable violation if you had no legitimate basis for driving in a "work zone." However, a response to your post could be more specific if you indicated whether you were actually cited for a violation - and what the violation or Transportation Article Code section was noted.
Joseph D. Allen's answer This sounds like potentially a violation of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act, in that the company may have acted deceptively in their sales practices. Whether it is worth a lawsuit is another question, which you might discuss with an attorney that practices in the area of consumer rights. Alternatively, you might complain to the MD Attorney General.
Richard Sternberg's answer You posted this as a Maryland question, but you appear to be from Virginia. I've handled cases of this type in both states, and the remedies are different. Either way, you are looking for a remedy of much more than the $10,000 lot premium if this was a violation of the Maryland or Virginia Consumer Protection Act. In Maryland, you potentially get damages and attorneys fees. In Virginia, it is much more likely to get treble damages, as well. You should set up a consult with a real estate lawyer...
Richard Sternberg's answer What could possess you if the notion that you should repair someone else’s house at all without so little as a contract to define the work and what would happen if there was no closing! You are in a very difficult spot, but there might be an argument that you are entitled to the “quantum meruit” of the work. That doesn’t get you the value of the work in most circumstances, and it may not even be available if it contradicts your contract, but it sounds like your best argument. You need...
Mark Oakley's answer The law was recently changed, so that subcontractors do not need a Maryland Home Improvement License if they are subcontracted to a MHIC-licensed contractor. So, no, so long as the contractor you contract with has an MHIC license, then you are fine. You only need an MHIC license for construction services related to home improvements to a an existing residence. For commercial projects, a general contractor's license is all you need, and is easy to get.
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer You have rights to sue in court, and you may file complaints with the relevant Maryland licensing boards. The full scope of your rights depends on what is written in your documents, and other things a lawyer can tell you after a thorough interview.
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer Your remedy depends on what was done, how much the project was worth, and on what type of building. You may have remedies in state court, or federal court, and you may have rights to a mechanic's lien. Also, you must consider if you are properly licensed since Maryland courts will not enforce agreements by unlicensed contractors, and will not give you lien rights.
Thomas C. Valkenet's answer Your can and should raise the issue with the owner. A negotiated agreement is best, but in court you might prove unjust enrichment or other equitable theories of recovery where the price term is omitted from the agreement.
Bennett James Wills' answer If you're seriously interested in starting a training school, in any industry, you need to get a lawyer. Everything from possibly incorporating your business, to licensing, to partnership contracts, investor contracts, compliance, etc. Too much to go over to answer on a forum.
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