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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for California on
Q: What would you do if your boss asks you to put out expired product to customers and you tell management and still occurs
William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 5, 2020

Put out the food. Those dates are usually not "expiration" dates, meaning that the food is not expired or unsafe. The dates on food are usually “BEST if Used by” or “BEST if Used or Frozen by” to indicate peak freshness, and “USE by” or “USE or Freeze by” to indicate food safety.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: I need to know if I have a chance, or if I should just pay her what she is asking.

An ex-gf of mine is trying to sue my in small court for around 2,000 dollars for damage of her car. When we were together I was driving her car and backed into a pole. She said it was fine. I messaged her telling her I was sorry, I’d help her with it, and all of that, which she has messages... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 5, 2020

Since she had and didn’t use insurance, she has failed to mitigate her damages and could should have some trouble if you argue that in court. From a practical stand point, is $1500 a fair estimate of the damage? Can you afford it reasonably easily? Because it’s probably both the right thing to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: ticket and also the truck was in my brother's name but now they're saying that they got a judgement against my father

my brother and father have the same last names except for the middle name and my dad has money and they're saying that they have a $14,000 judgment against my father but you're not on the truck did not get the ticket can you please tell us what to do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 4, 2020

Set up a consult with a Tennessee attorney before this develops further. It isn't something on which someone could advise based on these facts alone, and your post remains open for a month. A lot must have already happened for the matter to reach the judgment stage - maybe mail going to the wrong... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Trademark for Texas on
Q: Can I use portions from a beer bottle label to create products to sell, or is this in violation of trademark law?

I wouldn't be using the entire paper label from a used beer bottle that has been discarded. Portions of a trademarked logo or word maybe visible on some pieces but not others. It is all based on what I can and cannot use from the beer bottle paper label that is not damaged. I am unable to find a... Read more »

Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler answered on Apr 3, 2020

Your question touches on several intellectual property issues, most notably trademark and copyright. Whoever owns the copyright rights in the label's design does not loose them simply because the bottle it was attached to has been discarded or the label ripped. Similarly, if the portion of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: What is the liability of the hairstylist when selling professional hair color to their clients for at home use?

We are thinking of making color "touch up" kits to sell to clients during the time we are closed due to social distancing. What are the liabilities associated with this as the business owners if something were to go wrong with either the color results , unexpected hair damage or personal injury due... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

Liability will generally depends on whether a license is required to sell the product, and if so, there is probably a potential for liability.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for New York on
Q: should I testify for guilty or non guilty for a petit larceny to get an ACD ? (I am a first offender)
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 25, 2020

You should present this question to a criminal defense attorney. You are in the Product Liability category, which is about people who are injured by dangerous products. You could find criminal defense attorneys in or near your county listed on this site, or through your own independent searches, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New York on
Q: Can I use 'But can you pay my bills?' on merchandise without infringing on 'Bills, Bills, Bills' by Destiny's Child?

I am a designer and what to create tshirts for women that say 'But...can you pay my bills, tho'?' or 'Can you pay my bills?'. It's for a line of clothing that I want to produce. Since it's a common phrase I figured it would not cause an issue but want to stay on the clear side.

Thanks for... Read more »

Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams answered on Mar 23, 2020

There are a couple considerations for what you're trying to do but the main consideration is if you would be able to protect it even if you used it. You may be able to use the first phrase without infringing on Queen Bey but that doesn't mean someone else doesn't have a registration in that mark.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Formation and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Quick question, I have not received my refund for almost four months from Adidas. I've called them more than 3-4 times!

But no luck! I wanna sue them, cause this has been going on for a long time and every time I call them, they say they are sorry and they are going to refund it and all! But nothing... Even local shops just would refund in a day or two, but every time I call them, they say it is in the process and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 23, 2020

A Texas attorney who deals with consumer rights issues could advise in the most meaningful manner here. But your question remains open for four weeks. Keep in mind that in pursuing a lawsuit, your time lost from work/school in going to court, handling paperwork, etc. could run you more than the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Products Liability for California on
Q: If I sold a pickup truck under lien papers and sold it. Can the people come back and get their money?
John Francis Nicholson
John Francis Nicholson answered on Mar 21, 2020

Your question is not crystal clear to me but I'll do my best. If you sold the truck and there was a lien on it at the time I assume you had a loan to buy the truck and it was not paid off. That should be reflected on the pink slip and you should have explained that to the buyer. Alternatively,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Business Law for Washington on
Q: I had a brake job done at Les Schwab. One of the Calibers bolts fell out because no lock tight and stripped bolt used.

My children were in the car with me, we were lucky the tire did not seize up on the highway or while driving and the caliber locked the tire up at a stop light.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 20, 2020

A Washington attorney could best advise here, if there were any state consumer laws that might be applicable. But your post remains open for three weeks. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering if this gives rise to a legal claim, there doesn't seem to be a significant one. Although... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Products Liability and Intellectual Property for Virginia on
Q: I got engaged in January in Richmond Virginia we broke up a month ago do I have to give the ring back??
James H. Wilson Jr.
James H. Wilson Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2020

The answer depends on who the "we" is that broke up. If the intended groom terminated the engagement, the intended bride keeps the gift. If it was the intended bride terminated the engagement, or the engagement was terminated by mutual decision, the gift should be returned to the groom.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: Can a driver with no valid driver's license due you in an accident that wasn't your fault?

He is a Mexican resident with only a California I'd card states Federal Limits Apply.

He doesnt have a valid license so apparently can not get insurance this, can he sue me?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 18, 2020

more info needed.

do not understand question

however, the law is clear that if you are in an accident without insurance you lose your license for a year.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Appeals / Appellate Law, Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Along w/ the new year came new a new job Opportunity. Last march I was hospitalized w/ a less than 1% chance

Therefore, I missed tons of work And fell behind financially. However, I had just about enough saved up to re insure my car (which is currently parked in my driveway). A friend of my bf throws his truck into reverse and SLAMS into my rt fender/rim! Hand enough to bend my strut and cause... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 17, 2020

A Louisiana attorney would be able to advise you best on this, but your post remains open for a week, and is probably causing continued financial problems for you at this point. You could see if a Louisiana accident attorney would offer you a free consult to review the file to see if there is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Do I have any grounds to seek legal action?

August 30th, while unconscious from Epilepsy medication, traveling Chicago to St.Paul on a Megabus, I was sexually assaulted by the passenger seated next to me. When I awoke to what was happening to me, I alerted the bus driver who I was seated directly behind. he did not respond or make any... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 15, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal, and for the ensuing frustration in trying to contact attorneys. Your post remains open for two weeks, and seems to have been cut off at the end. You could try to contact Wisconsin personal injury attorneys here on this site if you didn't have luck in your independent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Q: Need advice

I bought a car from a small dealer in Whittier, and I only drove it for 3k miles and had it for 3 months. The water pump was leaking and the insurance covered it .so we took it to a mechanic in South Gate . They fixed it and a day later the Engine light came on and I took it back To the mechanic... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 13, 2020

This sounds like something that California attorneys who work with lemon laws other consumer protection laws would probably know better than a product liability attorney. Product liability is more about injuries from defective products. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Someone opening accounts in my name
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Mar 8, 2020

It may be best to freeze your credit, alert your creditors and if you know who they are, file a police report.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Products Liability for Massachusetts on
Q: Can court order me to stay unemployed

Tell me I legally can't have a job

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 6, 2020

A court or a panel could make a determination that a person is disabled (and hence, unable to work), based on the findings of an examining physician, and that benefits they are slated to receive reflect the fact that they are cannot work. As such, not working would be a condition for benefits. Your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Small Claims and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: If somone where to charge someone’s credit card without there permission or Pryor authorization what would happen

If someone charged my visa credit debit card without Pryor authorization the amount being $700.00 usd what could would should happen to said person?

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 6, 2020

The person can be charged with fraudulent use of credit card. You should immediately notify your credit card company if your card was fraudulently used. In addition, you can contact the local authorities if you desire prosecuting this person.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: I filed a complaint against a Chipotle rest. & they won on summary judgment can I now go back & try sue the supplier?

I got injured after choking on a bone found in my chicken burrito bowl while driving

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Mar 5, 2020

You are likely barred from bringing a claim against the supplier because you did not include them in the first lawsuit. Ohio litigants are required to sue all necessary parties to a suit. If they don't, then future cases can be barred. This is to encourage efficient litigation and discourage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Someone hit my husband's parked car, that is overdue on its inspection. Will this affect us making an insurance claim?

We are waiting on a special order replacement windshield from the dealer, hence the expired inspection. Vehicle is insured and registered.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 3, 2020

No, it should not. The issue of overdue inspection does not absolve the other driver of blame for hitting your husband's car. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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