New Jersey Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: what is the compensatory damages for contractor when a product is defective

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law and Construction Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Difficult to say. You will likely have some finger-pointing. The manufacturer will say that your contractor did not heed warnings or instructions on the label. The contractor is blaming the defective product.

You problem is, that the claim is too small for most civil lawyers to want to handle. When no personal injury occurs, civil litigation attorneys usually won't sign on, to file suit.

You can go to small claims court, possibly.
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Q: If re-sell clothing with a copyrighted name on it but that name is an Acronym, can i still get in trouble legally?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

If they have a registered trademark in the US on the acronym for the band, selling t-shirts with that TM would be infringement. You should ask for a license since you indicate they do not sell merchandise. Whether a "reseller" or with a website disclaimer, the business you describe would not be lawful. (Lyrics are covered by copyright, and the same considerations apply.)
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Q: not sure which lawyer to choose/subject. my business is being sued for non payment of a business loan & large cc debt

3 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy and Collections for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

You need to immediately retain an experienced bankruptcy attorney.That is the best and most cost effective way to handle this situation.
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Q: What does it take not to be called a bank?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

Your question is too vague to answer.
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Q: How long can a company get to avoid been called a bank legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Legal Malpractice for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

Your able to loan money within certain interest rate limits but cannot maintain money accounts or participate in issuing credit cards or anything offered by Federal Reserve. But this a very tricky area that needs lots of research as failure to follow state guidelines can lead to imprisonment. You are also limited in the names you are allowed to use under state guidelines.
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Q: Do I have to continue answering new inquires and singing new clients if LLC may get dissolve soon?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 27, 2017

The answer is maybe and could be in your operating agreement for the LLC which I lawyer would need to review. I suggest you hire a lawyer for the dissolution and ask that lawyer what you should do otherwise you do risk a law suit.
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Q: Buying assents when LLC is dissolving and violation of fiduciary duties?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

The answer is that with an LLC when both people are Managing Members they both have a fiduciary duty to do what's in the best interests of the Company. The failure to do is actionable in New Jersey.
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Q: How to exit LLC partnership when partner doesn't want to?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

Usually you refer to the mechanism set forth in your operating agreement that governs the resignation of a member from the entity. In a case such as this you have to refer to the governing statute in NJ which is the NJ Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. Moreover, you most likely need a savvy business lawyer to assist in this process.
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Q: I am sub s corp. I took a loan with a New Jersey company for 80 k. In NovemberI have paid 22,000 and stopped paying

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 2, 2017

Much more information would be needed in order to access your situation. Usury laws look at interest, but when you stop paying a loan your also responsible for attorney fees and other costs etc. Bankruptcy may also be an option for you if you can't pay the loan. I suggest you setup an appointment with a lawyer to review your loan information. Of course a lawyer will charge you a consultation fee to review the information, but it would probably be worth the money and your probably talking...
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Q: Cardealer wrote wrong make model and vin number on sale contract, now they want to change it because other car is more $

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Contracts and Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 27, 2017

No you can't demand the better car it was a mistake and the you have no right to it.
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Q: What should be my steps in recovering money from a "mom and pop owner" who sold his shop to someone else?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 19, 2017

A lot would depend on the words in the contract for services you signed with the owners as to what you can and cannot do No contract and you may be out of luck.
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Q: Do I need approval from my LLC partner if my spouse is willing to help me for free with my duties?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 14, 2017

The answer depends on your LLC operating agreement and other agreements made by the parties. If the answer is important to you, I suggest you spend a few dollars and bring your agreements with you to a lawyer to review and get the answer you need before you do anything which could jeopardize your position.
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Q: Have unmortgaged commercial building. I have to close the business. Am I responsible for it if I abandon it legally

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Hard to believe building has no value. You can abandon it but you still could have some personal liability for some things, like environmental contamination.
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Q: How to leave an LLC?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Being that you don't have an operating agreement, the statute will guide you as to how to dissolve or leave. If you and your partner can agree you can make a buy-out agreement. For this you need to do is get a business valuation so you know what the buy-out will cost. Along with this process are tax issues. Other issues that need to be worked out are trademarks, trade names, copyrights and so forth. Get a business lawyer to guide you through this process.
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Q: If a ch 7 personal bankruptcy filer has capital contributions to an LLC or an S Corp, how should it be noted?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Formation and Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

It should be listed as it is held in the books and records of the LLC.
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Q: What kind of lawyer is needed if I believe I am a shareholder of a company.thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

Do you want to sue the company or do you work at the company and own shares, and thus seeking an attorney to increase and/or change your share percentage, etc.? Without knowing more, you should find a corporate attorney--please message me for a free consultation. Further, within corporate law, if you're seeking to bring demand and sue the company or question it's business decision, then look for a corporate attorney with experience in corporate governance; and, if you're looking to increase...
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Q: if a manger within a company bad mouths an employee to another manger within that company is that considered harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 2, 2016

In New Jersey employment law, something can only be harassment if the reason it happened was unlawful, such as if it is because of your age, race, gender, national origin, disability or another legally protected category. In addition, to be legally actionable harassment has to be severe (very bad) or pervasive (very frequent). While it sounds like it was unfair, I don't have enough information to evaluate whether what happened to you was harassment under New Jersey law.
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Q: Is the NDA/Non Compete agreement I signed still valid if the company has changed names since signing?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 13, 2016

The answer would depend on the terms of the agreement. A lawyer would need to read and review the agreement first before giving you an answer as no hard and fast rules apply. Your probably looking at less than $1000 for a review it may or may not be worth it for you.

Q: How do we remove resident board members and replace with a property management company.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 6, 2016

You need to consult the by-laws and retain an experienced attorney who has litigation experience in these type of matters. Good luck.

Q: NJ p2p lending firm we are not originate the loans do we have to get Consumer Lenders/Sales Finance Company license?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Securities Law, Business Law and Business Formation for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

You need to have an in person consultation with an experienced business attorney to learn exactly what the rules and requirements are for you to operate this type of business in NJ. You can have serious problems if you do not conduct your business properly. Good luck.

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