Missouri Business Law Questions & Answers

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, Libel & Slander and Consumer Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 23, 2017

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.
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Q: Is it legal for a car company to say they can diagnose your car and not mention any cost but afterwards give a bill

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Missouri on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

Electronic diagnosis of car mechanism is altogether different from mechanical repair/replacement when you gave no specific instructions to do nor did they confirm prior to performance of maintenance, if required. First, they did it without your consent and permission; secondly, whatever they replaced/installed a new one must show it to you. It looks like extortion of money.

If they do not reduce the cost of satisfy you, you are advised to immediately consult Atty specifically...
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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

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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