This sounds like it happened in Michigan. You are going to want to repost in that state to find lawyers from that state as laws vary from state to state. In Ohio, it is illegal to buy smokes with food stamps.
My 17 year old daughter is trying to get a retail clerk position with a company that avoids hiring minors due to policy. The manager stated that if she can find an 'out' of being legally considered a minor, she can be hired. She is a CCP student and although she is considered a high... Read more »
My boyfriend and I are trying to start an online business. Would this be considered a partnership? If so, do we need a partnership agreement? Does that agreement need to be also signed by a lawyer? (We don't have money to consult lawyers about these things). As far as when we are filing our... Read more »
Those questions cannot be answered on-line. If you want to start your business properly, and avoid future problems, then you need both legal advice and tax advice. So you should save up enough money to obtain that professional assistance so you can start the business correctly. You and he would...Read more »
If the owner is the sole owner of the company, probably, as long as they are not asked to do something illegal. Perhaps there are some tax related issues. Employees in Ohio are at-will employees, and can be terminated for any reason or no reason, unless they have an employment contract or union...Read more »
Of course you can sell to that buyer, the question is whether the agent will make a claim for the commission. It depends on the exact wording of the listing contract that you signed. It also depends on the timing, if you signed the sale agreement during the listing period. Use the Find a Lawyer...Read more »
It is very unlikely that the use of "her" would be a successful argument. Many agreements have boilerplate that says the use of any pronoun is deemed to include all genders. Even if your agreement does not have that provision, a court is not likely to agree that "her" excludes...Read more »
Now he did not pay me or even ask me to make it I just did it based off our conversation. After I made the design I tried to sell it to him but he didn't want it. A few months later I wanted to create a design company using that slogan as the name. I want to use the design as my logo. Would I... Read more »
A slogan is usually too short for copyright protection, so must be protected as a trademark or service mark. That either requires registration with the state or being used in commerce. If he has not registered it or used it in business, then he probably could not succeed on a claim against you....Read more »
An employee at my work was arrested after hours at 3:45am for selling weed/metham in the parking lot after the business had already closed at 1am & he left work after locking up at 1:30am. According to the officers that came into the store the following morning after 7am, they had sent someone... Read more »
Can an ohio plaintiff file in an ohio municipal court to demand a florida-domiciled person to come to ohio to address the plaintiff suit for $4k+ claiming damage to property? If she was duped into coming all the way to ohio under the threat of a default judgment against her, and went to trial,... Read more »
I am owed over 100K from a business partner (have note) and a collection agency has unsuccessfully tried to get the money for me. The note is in an LLC's name... not my partner's personally. The collection agency asked for $1600 to secure an attorney but now is telling me months later... Read more »
If you make those contacts, then the LLC and its owners could sue you for slander, interference with business, and probably other claims that an attorney will include. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local attorney who can advise you on collecting your debt without getting into trouble. If...Read more »
This was a 3 year partnership of a shared store front not a shared business, we kept our businesses separate. Now that I have left he is trying to collect added on fees and payments I never agreed to. Everything was verbal and there was no signed agreement on shared expenses. while together I did... Read more »
Anybody can file a lawsuit. Whether a plaintiff wins depends on the facts, circumstances and evidence presented to the court. He could file in small claims court. Verbal contracts can be enforced by the court, but if there is differing testimony, with nothing to corroborate two conflicting...Read more »
No, an operating agreement governs how an LLC enitity is run among its members (essential shareholders), including division and distribution of profits, not an agreement between two or more LLCs or other legal corporate entities.
Not necessarily. They can't engage in illegal discrimination or discriminatory business practices, but there are many businesses that offer different terms to different customers based on many different factors. If you have a specific issue, then you should use the Find a Lawyer tab to...Read more »
You need to speak with an attorney about possible legal action. Whether or not you have a legal remedy, or can stop the other business from using the same name, depends on many factors. If they have been using it a long time, there might not be much you can do. You might have waited too long,...Read more »
Talk to the lawyer you worked with when you signed the lease. If you didn't use a lawyer, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local real estate attorney. The attorney can review your lease and advise you who has the responsibility to make repairs. If you were given an opportunity to...Read more »
Her employer charges her service charges for every service she provides. Can she wrote those service charges off on her taxes. Her employer said they don't want their employees to do that, however, I don't believe they can do that. Thoughts?
Family business been around since 1998, became a single member LLC in Ohio in 2013 (though a disregarded entity/sole proprietorship to the federal government). We're looking to transfer ownership from fathers name to sons. Outside of getting account (banking, insurance, etc) setup in new... Read more »
The IRS assigns EINs to the legal entity, not individual member(s). As a single-member LLC, a sales agreement transferring your LLC shares (membership units) to your son should be sufficient. You should ensure as due diligence that the company's contracts with vendors, customers, etc., are all...Read more »
It would depend on any contracts between you and the supplier and the payment terms. If you have violated payment terms by not paying on time, then you would be in breach of the contract, and the supplier could then suspend or terminate further deliveries, and would likely not be liable if that...Read more »
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