Minnesota Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is it ilegal to open a bar that is from a TV show idea not the actual show

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation and Business Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

This question is too vague to provide a thoughtful response. The answer would depend on whether you are infringing on intellectual property.
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Q: Is it legal to sell or resell consumer electronics over the phone and online via recurring payments?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 25, 2017

Although you would be wading into a grey area, I would state that there are certainly ways for the original manufacturers to sue you in this scenario. I suggest becoming an authorized retailer/reseller rather than attempt to game the system. I would also add that becoming an authorized reseller would greatly increase your profit margin.
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Q: I joined an online course to create 'lead generation' web pages. The idea is to rent the webpage to local companies.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Business Law and Internet Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Oct 26, 2016

I'm unaware of any federal rule that says you, the creator has to do something. Many web services work off of templates. However you could have liability if you are viewed as enabling a business that is fraudulent. You may want to learn the business and reframe it to avoid issues.
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Q: Myself and 28 other previous Le Cordon Bleu students were misled and need legal advice and representation. Who can help

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Education Law and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 31, 2016

Attorneys cannot solicit business on the internet under the ethical rules that all attorneys must follow. However, you can contact any attorney you would like to work with via telephone or email. I suggest you contact an attorney immediately for a free consultation and to investigate this case further.

Q: is a former partner in a corporation liable in a lawsuit brought after they have left the partnership?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 21, 2016

Unfortunately, this question is too broad to answer and the correct answer is highly dependent on the facts of your particular case.

Q: What can I do if a company has closed their doors and owes me money?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 27, 2013

Depending on the amount that is owed to you, it may be appropriate to contact an attorney. You use the word "company." Was it a sole proprietorship? If it was, the owner would still owe you the money. If it was a corporation or an LLC, it is possible that the company is still in existence even though this particular location closed its doors. Also, there are times when the owners can be held personally liable for the debts of their company. Again, if the amount owed to you justifies the expense...

Q: Our bank insisted on selling our co for us and things went south, what should we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Dec 18, 2010

I apologize, but it is impossible to answer this question without further information. You state that the bank "insisted" that you sell, but "made" you sign a voluntary surrender. You should properly defend yourself, and probably file counter claims against the bank. Feel free to call me for a free consultation.

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