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Q: If my name is the only one on a car registration dosen't that mean I'm the owner and the only one that can sell it right
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 13, 2020

It would be best if a Michigan attorney advised here, but you await an answer for three weeks. As a GENERAL matter throughout the nation, there is an additional document known as the title. This is used to show ownership. You could look into whether the Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles could... Read more »

Q: I have a product i want to make my own and start production and sales and i wanna know all my options

There can also be other variantions of it made and i want that too all different sizes and shapes but it the same product

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on May 5, 2020

Congratulations on your new venture. I hope that it will be profitable for you.

And also congratulations about worrying about patents now, before you start the production and sales. Too many people ignore patents, spend lots of money on designs, tooling up, and manufacturing their...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: I came in contact with silicosis dust from diamertous earth and i already had COPD anyways this powderly stuff

This powedrly stuff was put onto my capeting by my sister inlaw anyways afterwards after i inhauled this chemical called diametrous earth 3 days after i inhauled this powderly chemical 3 days afterwards i ended up into the hospital with small bowel obstruction i had to go through surgery because of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 27, 2020

You should contact a Michigan attorney if this is something on which you are contemplating a claim. Your post remains open for a week and it looks like two-plus years have already elapsed. You should act without further delay to discuss state statutes of limitations for the applicable legal... Read more »

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Q: If a dentist performs a service and that causes an additional problem who is legally responsible for the cost of fixing

cracked a tooth, dentist filed it down, put a crown on it, couldn't eat on that side of my mouth due to the pressure on the tooth aggravated the nerve, might need a root canal. Don't have dental insurance. Already gave dentist $750 for the crown.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 19, 2020

Based on these brief facts, there is no general, universal answer. It could depend on a number of factors, some of which include dentist's conformity to requisite standard of care, condition of patient's teeth, communications between dentist and patient, patient's understanding of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Business Law for Michigan on
Q: What do you do if you are sold a new 2019 vehicle that is defected and it's not fixable? What should we expect next?

Out of curiosity after we bought it, I looked online to see if their photos had the defect before we bought it and I noticed it in their pictures, sadly, we were not notified of it and we did not notice it until later that same day. The defect is the drivers side sliding door that will not close... Read more »

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Mar 16, 2019

Michigan's Lemon has strict requirements regarding the number of repairs required to qualify as a "Lemon":

It shall be presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to repair a defect or condition if 1 of the following occurs:

a) The same defect...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: What is filed in civil court veras small claims when the police refuse to go criminally after a contractor?

My contractor took money and did not do or finish jobs. Also found out he took money he claimed to give the subcontractor and didn't give him that money either. I am not over budget and 23 weeks behind. I want to go after the contractor and was told some of what he did was criminal and the... Read more »

Trent Harris
Trent Harris answered on Sep 20, 2018

If you are out more than $30,000 due to the contractor’s breach of contract, you’ll need to file suit in circuit court. The district court only covers claims up to $25,000, and small claims only up to $6,000.

As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Deal went bad no specific evidence I have witnesses he claims he has imaginary witnesses. Not sure if I have case?

I agreed the person can have 9 logs for painting my home. A month later still not finished painting kept having excuses n i noticed when I needed some logs he took 11 extra 20 missing...I had one person on the phone they heard the deal the other person was sitting heard also but no one was watching... Read more »

Trent Harris
Trent Harris answered on Sep 12, 2018

Like many legal disputes, the situation you describe involves conflicting claims and evidence. In the abstract: yes, you could have a case. But practically speaking, I wouldn't go to court over being out $300. It isn't worth it. Resolve to never do business with that person again, you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: Can I ship a firearm back to my FFL through the US Postal Service and have it shipped back to me?

I recently purchased a Taurus model 605 revolver and have been having issues with it not operating properly. The online Firearms retailer that sold me the firearm is willing to do a replacement, but wants me to ship it through USPS. As far as I know it is illegal for a civilian to ship a handgun... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 8, 2017

Best answer would be through ATF. Why not see if they'll take Fedex or others who may take it on as a shipment?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Walgreens pharmacy sold us 3 month expired infant probiotics given to our 3 week old causing respiratory issues?

Purchased about a week ago. Mother and i are extremely upset and would like to sue if it is at all poasible

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Nov 16, 2017

I am sorry to hear this news. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible to provide more facts about this incident. Generally, injury to babies in Michigan lead to recovery of money damages. However, you must first prove liability and damages. Whether you can prove these elements depends... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Small Claims and Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: T Mobile owes me over 200 for a defective phone that I returned to them & they charged me for it. It's been 5 months.

My husband and I have called several times gone to the T Mobile store several times and they keep giving us the run around. I have the receipt from UPS receiving it back. They have lied and lied and lied again. What should we do? We feel like the only way that we will get our money back is with... Read more »

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Jun 24, 2017

I suggest small claims court. It is inexpensive and you can recover your filing fee as well. The hearing is relatively informal so you do not have to know legal terminology. Remember "The People's Court" with Judge Wapner? Same concept. Bring your evidence and be ready to argue.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: my school has recently put a new policy in regarding phones. they're forcing us to put them in a box at class start

they however, are claiming that any and all damage that might occur while the phone is in its "holder" is not the schools responsibility and are therefor not liable for damages. i just would like to know if there's some way to simply force them to claim responsibility before any... Read more »

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Mar 21, 2017

This question fits better in the category of school law, not contracts, assuming that you attend a public school and not a post-secondary school, such as a college.

A student has fewer rights at school than an adult enjoys in daily life. The student's rights are limited by the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Hello, i gave a coworker a piece of candy. He bit into it and there was a tooth with a metal post sticking out.

He contacted a lawyer and is getting a settlement. I am legally entitled to some of the settlement? He says he is giving me some but I would like to know what are my rights. I gave him the reciept and box from the purchase.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 15, 2017

You don't have rights to that. He bit into it not you. Sorry!

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Do I have any legal rights against clorox for a faulty design that ended with my eye being shot with bleach?

I have a Clorox cleaner and bleach bottle that has a small tube you place in a hole in order for the cleaner to be dispensed out. Instead of having a straw like piece to reach the bottom of the bottle it has this short tube that tucks in a hole inside the side of the bottle (very dangerous design).... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 22, 2017

You may have a case but a minor one if no significant injury--you only get money for whad did happen, not what could have.Contact a lawyer who is a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: How can I find out what punitive damages I am entitled to after biting a piece of metal from burger purchased locally?

I bit into a piece of metal and had to have a crown put on my tooth - the insurance company wants me to settle for $2000 - $1284 of which is my dental bill. I'm concerned about future problems and feel that $700 in punitive damages is an much should I be entitled to for the time... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 31, 2016

I don't see punitives. You have a right to claim for strict liability for food products. As to future consequences, unless your dentist will give you a letter stating that to a reasonable degree of medical certainty you will have problems you don't get that.

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Q: Do i have a case?

I own a lemon car( qualifies for three different problems including a faulty seat). i took my car into the dealership to have a bucket list of problems resolved. upon return of my car not ONE thing was fixed and the seat was far worse. I made a video in the dealership parking lot for proof and... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 28, 2015

Talk to local lemon law or consumer protection lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific...
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