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Q: Can a non profit 501 c3 organization lose their non profit status if they earn too much income in one year?

I work for a non profit swim club and we are wondering what the limit of earned income and reserved income we can hold onto with out losing our non profit status. We are following all the other non profit policies, but cannot find a clear answer for this. Thank you.

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on May 24, 2022

You should talk to your general counsel, if you don't have one, you should probably get one.

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Q: My now ex gf. Sent videos of me and another woman having relations to my boss.

My now ex gf. Sent videos of me and another woman having relations to my boss. The other woman so happened to be a coworker but the relationship was over. We both got fired as it was against our work policy to have relations within the same store. We wrote our statement and got terminated. Can I... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 18, 2022

Spiteful thing to do, to be sure. But legally, I am unsure you have a case. How did your ex get a hold of those videos? If she got them illegally, you might have something. Even with that though, what she did with them isn't necessarily actionable.

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Q: If i don’t receive my refund by may 9th 2022 can i sue my insurance company

My insurance company is saying i only had one car insured and i had 2 before October 31 and they also said they not issuing checks out until may 9th

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 4, 2022

I believe the applicable question is how many cars you insured with them ON October 31, not how many you insured before then.

I do not believe you have any claim to sue.

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Q: Can you give me an example of Non assertive conduct under the federal rules of evidence? Or point me where to look?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 22, 2022

You lost me at "non assertive conduct" and "rules of evidence". Depending on what context you are referring, you might want to take a look at Rule 408. You may also wish to research the meaning of "testimonial".

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Q: How does someone have a signature nullified?
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Mar 14, 2022

Depends on the context, door-to-door sales, contract for the purchase of goods, employment contract, etc. Each will have its own method of getting out of a contract but they nearly all will depend on the other party.

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Q: What is the underlying cause of a large amount of people being aggrieved due to perjured testimony?

What measures are available to remove false information in files and court documents? How to remedy abuse of process?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 3, 2022

The real question is: how do you prove a lie is a lie? If I testify that I saw a man in a blue car turn right, can you prove I'm lying about what I saw? At best, if you were there too, you could testify that you perhaps saw a green car turn left. Would either of us be lying?

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Q: As a Highschooler, How should I apply for an internship for a Law Firm in my area?

I want to go into the field of Law as an adult, and I think that doing some entry-level internship at a local Law Firm would look really good on my resume, and give me the experience I need to further myself in this field. I am very set on this occupation and I really just want to file papers at a... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 28, 2022

Congratulations for taking initiative! No concrete advice, but I can tell you the legal profession has changed substantially since I was in your position. The summer I graduated high school, I worked in a small law firm that had a library. Caselaw book companies would send out what were called... Read more »

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Q: If I let a “friend” live in my empty home and she destroyed walls carpet etc can I sue after I’ve fixed it and sold it?

Pet urine on all carpeting and major drywall damage. Also painted when I asked her not to so repainted the entire home. I have receipts & before her photos of home. After her. And after fixing. Thank you! Going to try and resolve out of court but first want to make sure I can. Also We did have... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 28, 2022

You may have a small claims action, but before you go that route, consider what your time and money is worth. Also - and this may sound like a dumb question, but is something you'd need to legally prove - how can you prove she lived there or that the place was not in that condition before she... Read more »

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Q: May a store be both a public and private place?

When asked to leave by employees they say it's private property. If someone films someone in the store it is said to be a public place.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 23, 2022

Your question confuses rights on private versus public lands. Stores are privately owned facilities opened to the public. The owners, or their employees, may tell whomever to not enter the store. You see this commonly in cases of retail fraud where the person is ordered to stay out of the store.... Read more »

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Q: If court personnel disallow a person to inspect case files is this DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW?

Is there a remedy when interested persons, biological parent, etc. aren't permitted to inspect court case files in it's entirety or not at all?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 22, 2022

What "right" is it depriving you of? Have you tried a FOIA request? The remedy for you not being allowed to inspect the file depends on who you are to that file, and what that file is.

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Q: I got served a ppo today and i think the person is trying to trick me. Who gets in trouble if they knowingly break it

He should know I've been served. He wants to bring the girls back over . He knows I'm here .

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 19, 2022

If you've been served with a PPO, you are at potential risk for violating it. It's your responsibility to avoid any violation.

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Q: Wanting to know if I have a valid case to pursue for reimbursement against my former dentist for failure to diagnosis?

Failed to diagnosis a simple cavity which resulted in delayed treatment and an expensive root canal and crown. He failed to detect the cavity on initial bit wing x rays as well as two different 6 month comprehensive oral dental exams performed by him. A review of this case by 2 different... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Feb 15, 2022

Possible, but most importantly, you're describing a situation that you should probably hire an attorney to assist you with. There might be certain rules regarding formal notice as well as statute of limitations to be cognizant of.

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Q: I don't understand MCL 600.2559 (7)(8) as it pertains to taxes and recovery of fees? What does that mean?

My understanding is that process servers can charge more than the prescribed fees under MCL 600.2559 if there is a written agreement beforehand. What I don't understand is the statements concerning taxes and recovery of fees. "...a person entitled to tax costs shall not attempt to tax and... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 15, 2022

It means that if a party is entitled to "tax cost" - fancy way of saying a person is legally entitled to collect their costs from the other party - that person can only recover the amounts listed in that statute and not more even if they paid more for service of process.

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Q: Can I sue someone I cosigned for who refused to pay for the vehicle after disappearing with it?

The vehicle finally got repossessed and there is a remaining balance. I cannot contact the person nor do I know where they are exactly.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 9, 2022

Your recourse against your cosigner would likely be in indemnity, which would require YOU to have paid off the entirety of the balance owed. You would then be seeking reimbursement, essentially, for that person's half of the debt, plus any other damages you can assert.

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Q: My stepmother died. My father( her husband) is still living. Her children want 1/2 the selling price of their house.

They gave us a will but it os not signed. Can they get that money?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 2, 2022

Depends on how your father and stepmother owned the house. If it's just in her name, then they may have a claim; if the house is in both names, then likely no claim.

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Q: How may a biological parent request the funeral and medical records for their deceased adult child?

I wasn't notified of my child's death.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 27, 2021

Once a child turns 18, you have no independent right to access their records. There would certainly be a death certificate on file with the county clerk's office, which is a public record anyone can access (for a fee). Other than that, if you want to look deeper into things (and depending on... Read more »

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Q: Can I get a tattoo at 12 with both parents consent?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 4, 2021

No. No legitimate tattoo business will do it even with your parent's consent.

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Q: my mom recently passed away without a will. My sister’s name is on our mom’s house & car title & on bank accounts.

Do I have any recourse to get half our mom’s estate. My sister & I are the only living siblings.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 27, 2021

Unlikely. That is the nature of joint accounts.

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Q: Do I have to accept a return for a car that was damaged while being paid off?

I accepted a down payment with the agreement

that the car had to be fully paid for the title to exchange hands. Now the buyer is saying the car doesnt work and he wants money back. The car was working when i dropped it off and i still have the title, but i never agreed on any type of return... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 26, 2021

This will be an easy matter with a written agreement determining who does what. Assuming your agreement is "Seller agrees to sell car after Buyer pays X-amount of money", it sounds like, legally, your buyers just bought a broke-down car. BUT, how do you get the rest of your money? How do... Read more »

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Q: If my employer fails to stop a wage garnishment when the stop order is sent by the collector, am I entitled to damages?

The collections agency sent a stop order to my employer on September 1. The garnishment never stopped. My employer claims to have never received the stop letter.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 20, 2021

You may be entitled to damages - the return of the extra money sent to the collector - but likely not from your employer. Once a valid garnishment order is received, your employer has a legal duty to keep garnishing until they received legal authority to stop. I don't see how they can be... Read more »

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