Peter D. Mlynek's answer That is a very common question. Many times inventors get side-tracked, or funding dries up, or they simply forget.
The good news is that provisional patent applications are not published, so once the provisional patent application expires and is not used as a priority document, it is as if it never existed in the first place. So yes, you can file another patent application, identical, or similar to the provisional patent application.
Lillian J. LaRosa's answer If this is on the issue of college education contribution potentially yes, or if the issue is continuation of alimony post retirement potentially yes, or if the income from the asset inherited is significant then potentially yes.
Christopher Tolley's answer There are extensive requirements for debt collectors seeking payment for old debts. A primer on consumer's rights in old debt collections is beyond the scope of an online question forum like this one. Also, the law in New York is likely different from that in Massachusetts. I have been advising both debtors and creditors on debt collection for many years, and I find this MA consumer website very informative: https://www.masslegalhelp.org/consumer/debt/rights/debt-collectors
Ms Grace I Gardiner's answer The time frame for either one is about the same, but if you did not pay for the birth of your daughter here in the USA you can or may be denied at the interview. Make sure you have documentation to show proof of payment
Christopher Tolley's answer Massachusetts towns assess value annually. They calculate property values based on the market activity as well as certain property-specific attributes such as location, size, construction quality, style, and condition. These include the status of outbuildings. Factors may include the usefulness of the outbuilding with heat as opposed to unheated, whether, as a result of installation of heating, it is usable for residential or commercial purposes, etc. I suggest you call the tax assessor in your...
Christopher Tolley's answer You are likely going to face the possibility that you will have to delead the unit or the building. Online forums such as these are only useful up to a point. I strongly suggest you consult an attorney familiar with this area of the law before proceeding further.
Griffin Klema's answer It sounds like you have done some homework on this issue, which is great! It could be a transformative use. However, it really depends on how much you change the original copyrighted work into a new work. As for your second question about marketing your products, that is a separate issue that gets into trademark more than copyright. Specifically referencing certain superhero character names, publishers, or utilizing logos may lead to potential trademark infringement or dilution concerns. What...
Christopher Tolley's answer I know of nothing that permits this. Destruction of another's possibly encroaching structure is always risky without specific legal sanction to do so. For example, if you are incorrect about the location of the boundary line, your neighbor will have a right to sue you for destroying the fence and possibly for trespassing on their property in order to do it. If the inch and a half is important to you I suggest you start by engaging in dialogue with the neighbor. If you cannot resolve the matter...
If you are referring to Rule 7(a) of the Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure, it does not literally mean that each kind of pleading must be filed. Most civil actions will, at minimum, have a complaint and an answer to said complaint. Many defendants will file a counterclaim against the plaintiff, who must file an answer to the counterclaim; the counterclaim is not a mandatory filing. These pleadings are by far the most common.
Zachary Alan Waksman's answer You should make sure the subcontractor is licensed to perform the intended work in Massachusetts. If he is serving as a home improvement contractor, you should check his registration with the state. You should do the same with every contractor you plan to hire, regardless of whether it is based in Massachusetts.
This information is available online through the state government.
Zachary Alan Waksman's answer Under these circumstances, he cannot do that. Adverse possession requires open, notorious, hostile, exclusive and continuous actual possession of the property for a period of at least twenty years. Since you occupy the home for several months per year, and likely have done so for several years, these conditions cannot be met. Has this ever happened before or have you ever met this person before?
That said, it appears that simply asking nicely will not be enough to get this trespasser...
Lissa McKinney's answer Probably not. When you say 'worthwhile' do you mean in a financial sense? Then no. Unless the lie impacted you in a manner where you can prove some measure of damages or harm to yourself. While it is a thin standard at the clerk's hearing, it is still 'probable cause'. If it is your word against their word, that is not likely to be enough. IF there is no misunderstanding, and it is a lie that you have any independent information or documentation that is better proof. This could be a tape...
Lillian J. LaRosa's answer Depending upon your divorce agreement terms and the interface with current alimony statutes you may well be able to reduce or terminate alimony in a Modification , but you should meet with a domestic relations attorney to go over your agreement and your particular facts and your former spouse's financial situation etc.
Dakota Martin's answer I don't understand. Is there a link or a place your name is mentioned for something you don't want to be associated with? If you can direct us to the web page we may be able to help
Christopher Tolley's answer It has to have a term of at least seven years. It has to have the issuance date and the expiration date on it. If it has no expiration date, it is good indefinitely. This applies to electronic cards. There are websites with more specifics, I suggest you check them to make sure whatever you have fits the statutory definition and there are no other applicable exceptions.
Lissa McKinney's answer Absolutely! Everyone gets a shot at bail. However, whether you can get bailed out of a police station vs a Court is a different inquiry. Bail at police stations is set by a clerk magistrate that look sat the offense, your record and pretty much nothing else. No one is there presenting information on your behalf to the magistrate. If you are held at the police station and brought to Court a Judge will set bail and you will have a lawyer or one appointed to you to bring information to the...
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