Missouri Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Is it illegal for a business to not have a begining and ending balance when paying installments?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
If the contract shows the amount due and the installment amount and any interest, then I'm not sure you've been wronged. Whether the business may break into your residence to nab the mattress is a separate issue.

Q: stolen business identity

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Law for Missouri on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
Here’s the Missouri computer tampering statute. https://law.justia.com/codes/missouri/2016/title-xxxviii/chapter-569/section-569.095/

There’s also a federal one. You may only have a subpoena issued if the lawsuit has been filed. Also, depending on the location of the business you which to depose, things can get very complicated and costly because a Missouri subpoena won’t issue for a business that is not subject to personal jurisdiction here. Call a lawyer next week if this is...

Q: Can you record a conversation you are a part of without anyone else knowing?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Communications Law for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
In Missouri, if two people are on a call, either one can record without the other’s consent.

Q: I have discussed this issue prior to receiving the settlement offer. Am I unable to accept due to this clause?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
The agreement refers to keeping its terms confidential. I don't see how your discussing your situation with someone prior to receiving the agreement could be a breach of the agreement. The last sentence you wrote, however, ends with "Custom" so I don't know what is missing. If you have concerns with the language of the agreement, the time to negotiate the terms is prior to signing. Best wishes.

Q: Can a lien be filed on real property for non-payment of an unsecured promissory note?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Banking for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum's answer
Unfortunately, an unsecured promissory note cannot justify a lien on the real property. However, if you file an action and get a judgment for the amount of money owed on the promissory note, the judgment can be filed against the real property if the name on your judgment and the name of the owner of the real property are the same.

Q: can you sue a company for a representative giving wrong information when it comes to the cost of a bill?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Consumer Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 23, 2017
Kevin Webb's answer
Missouri law provides, in the Merchandising Practices Act, that if someone suffers damage because of deception, that person is entitled to relief. Now, just because the law says you're entitled to it, doesn't mean you get it. That's where a smart attorney comes in. Now, what you're describing may best be settled in small claims. If that is the case, you may want to do a lot of research, or you may want to talk to an attorney happy to give free and detailed advice.

Q: I'm tring to open a business and I'm tring to figure out what's taxable and what's not and if it is what's the tax

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Business Law and Business Formation for Missouri on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016
Matthew M Montoya's answer
Tax law is certainly complex and depends entirely on your factual situation. It's commendable that you're inquiring about your tax obligations at such an early stage. Getting these systems down will greatly benefit you in the long run.

The IRS publishes small business guides that provide some insight you may be looking for. They can be found at irs.gov. For example, Publication 334 is a tax guide for small business. Publication 535 is for business expenses.

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