Pennsylvania Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: I bought a truck about a year half ago in pa. Truck has frame rot bought as is. The rot is at rear shackles an its bad

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Generally you buy a used vehicle as is, unless the seller said the frame was good. You would have to show that it was something seller knew about and failed to tell you. If you want to do it, send him a request for refund of the payment, and you can then file in small claims for the area where he lives.
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Q: My business partner has my money and will not put me on books or share profits

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Business Formation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 7, 2017

Attorneys fees possible but unlikely. Focus on the rest. If you have that much at stake you need a partnership attorney. You need to retain one, get advice as to what you can do to secure the evidence --for instance on the computers--etc. If you are in eastern PA I can recommend someone to you.
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Q: Can a bank back out of an already done deal on auto financing because i drive for lyft?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Was there any post-condition that disallowed you for lyft. If not, then they have to return all your cost, fee, charges etc. that you accrue on obtaining this car loan.
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Q: Can a nj lawyer write a legal position letter to a New York resident on behalf of a pa resident

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

Yes as long as it is about NJ law the clients residence state is irrelevant.
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Q: I own a small business and I am registered in NJ. We contract to locations in PA. Do I need to register biz there too?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

If it's at daycare you may well have to. The daycare operator may want you to. You may need a Pennsylvania background check.
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Q: Hello. I brought an age-discrimination suit pro sein the Phila. Court of Common Pleasin 2016 . The defendants were a

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 25, 2017

No. They should help you by retracting the document. But it's not misrepresntation.
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Q: Being threatened to be sued. Could he sue? He didn't follow through and he kept waiting on his contract being so e

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 13, 2017

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Q: I am closing my single-member LLC. What do I need to do from a tax standpoint if inventory assets are distributed to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017

You need to hire a CPA if you haven't already. You may need to continue liability insurance depending on the nature of your llc.
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Q: I'm starting a business however I'm also planning to ask my husband for a divorce. Is it better to wait to file divorce

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 29, 2017

This is a complicated situation best addressed in a face to face meeting with an experienced family law attorney in your area. One way to locate an attorney is to use the Find a Lawyer tab on this site.
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Q: Where can we get a blank template of a Pennsylvania Independent Contractor Agreement, which we can edit and fill in?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

You should retain counsel to advise you. Each independent contractor situation is different. The attorney can prepare an independent contractor agreement that can be used as a template for the various situations.

Good luck.
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Q: Can a business in PA force me to work more than 40 hours a week? and can they force me to work in a different position?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

Barring a union agreement, generally yes, as long as they pay you overtime. Changing work conditions is at the whim of the employer. The law says "don't like it? leave."

As to the different positions, generally same answer unless there is a corporate personnel manual. If it's a small company, you betcha.
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Q: Life insurance beneficiary .

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts, Consumer Law and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 7, 2017

If you are the named beneficiary on the life insurance policy, you are entitled to the benefits.
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Q: Hello, do I need a permit to advertise about an event that my non-profit is hosting? We have flyers and other papers

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Public Benefits for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 30, 2017

The answer to this question depends upon the county where you will be distributing the flyers. Even though you are not selling anything, the township may deem that handing out the flyers is a form of soliciting contributions, and there are townships that require permits for such an activity.
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Q: i am in pike county pa the town is sholoa the question what is the time limitation on filing to get seurity depoist back

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 15, 2017

It is difficult to give you a completely accurate answer without reading the lease, but I think you should send a letter to your old landlord, certified mail, return receipt requested. Most leases will provide that the landlord has to return the security deposit within a certain number of days, or provide written notice regarding why they are not returning it. Again, it is really not possible to provide real legal advice without knowing all the circumstances and actually reading the lease and...
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Q: Can my husband start his own company selling something he originally created for his current employer to use?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2017

I do not represent you and do not know all the facts, but it sounds like this was a "work for hire" and that the company he worked for owns the rights to it. However, he could approach the company and see if he is able to sell to others. It sounds like he has a strong position in being able to ask the employer to allow him to sell to others.

This response does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to provide legal advice for your specific situation.

Q: I want to start selling private label Hot sauce and salsa. I want to use my last name with the word salsa or hot sauce

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2017

You do not need to have a trademark to sell. However, the federal trademark does protect the name so others cannot come in and copy it. I would also recommend that you copyright your recipe for the sauce. Good luck!
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Q: If a sole proprietor gets sued can joint assets between spouses be levied in PA?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Business Law and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 16, 2017

Since Pennsylvania is not a community property state, your spouse is not liable for the debts of the sole proprietorship. However, if you have a joint bank account, the creditor could go after 50% of the account.
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Q: I have a bankruptcy question.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 31, 2017

No you cannot file a new bankruptcy. If the claim pre-dates your bankruptcy, you may be able to reopen the bankruptcy. You may be able to file a state receivership, a state form of bankruptcy but need to speak to local counsel. Those are usually handled by bankruptcy attorneys.
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Q: Is it legal to sell CBD oil online or in the state of PA?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Products Liability, Agricultural Law and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017

Not unless you are licensed to sell it as a medicinal product which is unusual as they haven't set up licensing yet. Even then, it's possible that US could prosecute you. You could expect visits from the FBI. You really need to get with an attorney before doing anything like this. Use that attorney at each step of the way. Guess wrong and you could be on a traficking charge. State AND federal even!
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Q: I am a small business owner and I have franchises business.I don't have any employee, do I need WC insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 28, 2017

It is possible that this charge is to provide the franchiser with coverage in case you are injured and attempt to pursue a workers' compensation claim against them. You would really have to review your franchise agreement and potentially talk to the franchiser's office to determine why you are being charged that fee.
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