I'm involved with a company that has a large community of 41,000 members on a social site. The original founder Janet has passed away recently, and someone named Melissa who is involved with a person named Dave who would take photographs specifically for the social page has threatened to sue us if... Read more »
This is a difficult situation. The start of the analysis is that the original photographer owns the copyright unless transferred by agreement to someone else. Based on the facts you provide, there might be an implied contract between the photographer and the group, either by the conduct of the...Read more »
What you want is an attorney on retainer. That means you pay him an up front fee and he will provide advice billed on an hourly basis. You need to figure out what the concerns you have are for which you need an attorney--criminal cases require criminal defense attorneys; land issues require someone...Read more »
I received an IRS notice for penalties and interest for late filing of 2015 and 2016 corporate tax returns for a Montana close corporation. They incorrectly identified 2 shareholders so I wrote a letter explaining: there was 1 shareholder; I had erroneously been told by what I thought was a valid... Read more »
It sounds like you were charged a failure to file penalty. Sometimes the IRS will abate the penalties once you have filed the required returns. I suggest filing a penalty abatement request. If that does not bring the debt down to an amount you can afford then you can try and submit an Offer in...Read more »
My dad could not see cement pole in parking lot at Billings, MT Toys R us, protecting fire hydrant, was around 31 inches tall, and hit it. Sitting in the Ram 2500, you could not see the pole. I could not get the length, but the pole is about the height of the fire hydrant, which is flat to the... Read more »
There may be an answer for this in the local city ordinances, you could try researching this online at the city's website containing the Billings City Code (google "Billings City Code") or hiring a local attorney to research this for you.
I am interested in starting a freelance writing business. I recently learned that before I can proceed with the name I will need to confirm that the name is not at all infringing on any copyright laws. I am pretty new to this stuff and I'd really appreciate some advice for how to go about finding... Read more »
Short phrases and names are generally not protected by copyright law. What you're probably thinking of is trademark infringement - the key question being, will your name confuse consumers, that is, might consumers believe that your company is affiliated with or endorsed by E. B. White, Harper &...Read more »
Nobody was injured, thankfully. I only had liability insurance. My question is can I go after the driver for the loss of my truck? I don't know what to do or who to talk to about this. The value is/was $4000.
Go after both. Get the police report. Be prepared to show you didn't give permission for a relend as to the actual driver, so it's on driver #1, and that #2 was driving carelessly. Either way they both owe you. If they offer to pay get a judgment note, and especially get copy of their drivers...Read more »
Given the industry is the same and the similarity of the names, there is a fair chance it could be rejected. However, a trademark attorney would need to review each registration and know more about each business to give a definitive answer. The type of registration also matters, eg. is it a...Read more »
My car started on fire and burnt to the ground. My daughter was locked in and did get out. My 5 year old is traumitzed by this. I lost a car and the factory warranty is taking for ever. also I do have coverage for car rental, they expect me to pay out of pocket and be reimb. bi-weekly or monthly. I... Read more »
Contact a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Assn. Generally, courts don't favor emotional issues. On a personal level suggest you look into a form of therapy called EMDR for your kids. They may be old enough now or in a year or so. Google : Psychology Today EMDR ___________________(name of...Read more »
i received a call at work yesterday, march 9, 2017 from collections saying i had a debt in my name from this visit. when i got my injury report from the doctor, it says in the first line of text that this was to be a workmans comp situation. my former boss was aware of this being a comp claim,... Read more »
You might, but as they have little money or they wouldn't be section 8 you won't get it from them. Suggest you look at if there is a grievance procedure--contact your local legal services/legal aid office.
My father had an infiltrated vein and died 6 hrs later. He was getting prepared for dialysis when the nurse infiltrated his vein. He was at the hospital preparing for a kidney transplant, which was denied. They kept him in the hospital for 6 days. He also got an infection which caused a fever... Read more »
Sounds like suboptimal care but given his compromised condition it wold be difficult to show that the errors were outside the boundaries of the normal standard of care. I suggest you contact a member of the Montana Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
I was staying for free, so I don't owe any money, in fact she owes me back pay of $35,300.00. There was never a tenant landlord relationship, and someone else now owns the property, and has given me the time "sooner than later" to move off. I am disabled and 64 years old woth no help. There was... Read more »
This person was going around Butte Montana breaking into storage units. His girl friend pawned some of my jewelry. He is now in jail for doing some of the same. Can I file a civil suite on both people?
My son's grandmother setup a Coverdell ESA for my son. My understanding was that anyone can setup Coverdell ESA but a parent or legal guardian is the responsible person till child turns 18 or 21 (depending on the state laws). But, when I tried to take a distribution from the account, I was told... Read more »
Now we are actually divorcing. The only thing we share is the house. He doesn't want to sell it and I don't want him to have it, even if he pays me 1/2 the value. We own it as tenants in common. We were unable to settle with a mediator. Will the court force him to sell or will they make me accept... Read more »
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