I am a PhD student going to graduate soon and thinking to start my own business in my field. I am currently holding F1 student visa but trying to apply for green card through National Interest Waiver (NIW). I have a few questions and your answers are very appreciated.
In general, New Mexico "tort"/"negligence" law makes a person liable to anyone whom he causes accidental damage - whether at work, or anywhere else. Whether it is worth anyone's time to file or fight a lawsuit over a broken liquor bottle is a different question.
We sell a product that is similar to a competitors. It is the same shape and style but our products each have a unique logo. The shape and style are derived from a Ford product (without violating any copyrights). The competitor is filing DMCA claims in a harassing manner in order to... Read more »
An attorney would need to review the two products to determine determine if one product infringes the other. You may have a defense. Often items that have a useful function are not protected by copyright, and if they are, only a limited aspect of the design is covered. An attorney would have to...Read more »
Many courts do not favor release waivers especially those that attempt to waive away all bad acts and negligence on behalf of the company. These waivers are often challenged. You should see the advice of a business attorney in your state to review the particular release you are using to determine...Read more »
I have releases/legal docs for both LPCC and hands-on healer. Concerned if there is a liability with the State Board, Scope of Practice, Insurance Companies, asking and quoting/sharing hand-on healing results and testimonials.
Look at what boards govern what activities. Problem is when you collect money. Need to see how your state treats such things-with all the crystal therapy etc should be some statement you can use stating that none of it is medically prove, that if they continue to have symptoms they should follow up...Read more »
It sounds ridiculous to me, but someone has told me that it's illegal to allow independant contractors (massage therapists in this case) to wear t-shirts with the logo of the company that has hired them. The t-shirts are worn at events voluntarily by the contractors to help advertise for the... Read more »
Someone is confusing the issue. The question is not whether it is "legal," but whether wearing a company logo may suggest an individual is an employee rather than an independent contractor of that company. There are different definitions and factors to determine "employee" status under different...Read more »
I was involved in an accident in which the third-party accepted liability. As the vehicle was only 4 months old, a diminished value claim was started. I hired a certified appraiser and received a very detail report stating the diminished value. I submitted this to the insurance company, however,... Read more »
Insurers don't like diminished value claims. If third party accepted liability, you should have an attorney to work on your injury case. If not, contact a member of the NMexico Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consultations.
I get suspended from the state every time I try to do concrete work and I had a limited liability company but I still seem to get suspended because I do not have a GS 02 contractors license in the state of New Mexico any details to do work without a contractors license and still be paying my taxes... Read more »
Go see a licensing attorney for the specifically tailored legal advice that you need.
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