Yes, you can typically put a security sticker on your personal bedroom window in California. There are no specific laws or regulations in California that prohibit homeowners from placing security stickers on their windows. Security stickers are often used as a deterrent to burglars and can help to...View More
In California, as a general rule, you are allowed to put a security sticker on your personal bedroom window. This is considered a part of your right to ensure privacy and security in your own home. The use of a security sticker does not typically violate any laws, as long as it does not contain...View More
Starting a hedge fund in Delaware and acting as its manager does typically require you to register as an investment advisor, depending on certain factors. The requirement for registration is governed by both federal and state laws, which vary based on the assets under management, the number of...View More
In May 2022, I invested $8M in a U.S. Treasury note, due in April 2024. I instructed my ETRADE manager to liquidate $5.6M for property buying. Unexpectedly, ETRADE initiated a $5.6M margin loan, leaving part of my investment intact. I discovered this during a routine review, not through direct... View More
In situations like this, you may have grounds to file a complaint for brokerage misconduct if E*TRADE acted contrary to your instructions and without your consent. It's essential to review the client-broker agreement and any written communication to determine if E*TRADE deviated from the...View More
I received stock in the form of RSU, but at the time it was over $100 a share higher than it is now. Now I'm being taxed off of the original stock amount since it is looked at as a "cash bonus", but even selling the stock I can't raise the capital needed to cover that tax... View More
The taxation of RSUs can be complex, and it's unfortunate that the stock's value has dropped significantly. You're correct that capital losses can often be used to offset capital gains, but there may be limitations on the amount you can deduct in a given tax year. I recommend...View More
A company that issued cryptocurrency tokens did what many of us believe to be fraudulent activity and the token lost almost all value. After speaking with lawyers, a class action lawsuit is likely going to be filed. I was told by said lawyers that it is perfectly legal to buy the cryptocurrency... View More
Engaging in the purchase of a cryptocurrency with the intention to participate in a class action lawsuit could be legally permissible in California, as long as the purchase itself is conducted within legal bounds and you are not an insider of the company. However, potential ethical and practical...View More
The process of filing UCC-1 and UCC-3 forms typically pertains to securing interests in personal property, not claiming control over a government entity or asserting rights to an estate in the manner described. It is advisable to consult with an attorney who can provide guidance on legitimate legal...View More
A retirement planner and an insurance broker are two very different occupations. A retirement planner usually provides financial advice to customers on an hourly fee basis. Retirement planners typically do not directly sell financial products, including insurance annuities. They may, however,...View More
I have reason to believe I am at the center of their investigation - it involves a significantly large public company. I have been told by friends that the "voluntary" nature of their inquiry is a "test" to see if I will cooperate and I have reason to believe this will not just... View More
No, judges do not have a financial incentive in the outcome of court cases for capital gain surety bonds. Judges are required to be impartial and unbiased in their decision-making, and they are bound by ethical standards that prohibit them from engaging in any behavior that would compromise their...View More
If you have never signed an employment contract with your employer, it may be more difficult for your employer to enforce certain policies and procedures or to take certain disciplinary actions against you. However, the absence of a signed contract does not necessarily prevent your employer from...View More
Greetings. It appears you would like to purchase shares of a non-public company. A purchaser who meets the SEC definition of a qualified purchaser may buy shares of a non-public company. Often brokers are required to facilitate the purchase. Due diligence is also required. During the due...View More
It is important to note that whether a crypto asset is considered a security depends on various factors and requires a careful analysis of the specific circumstances surrounding the creation, sale, and use of the asset. The analysis may include, but is not limited to, considerations of how the...View More
In municipal government, if you submit your personal phone number to be either texted or called with a code to verify your identity as an extra security measure when logging onto a work computer, does this open the contents of that phone to be requested during an open records request?
It is unlikely that providing your personal phone number for two-factor authentication in a municipal government system would make the contents of that phone subject to an open records request. Open records laws typically apply to government documents and information, not to personal devices or...View More
The statute of limitations can vary depending on the type of claim and the jurisdiction in which the claim is filed. You may want to consult with a qualified attorney who can review the specific details of your case and advise you on the applicable statute of limitations and potential legal options...View More
If you have not received the precious metals that you purchased from Regal Assets, you should first try contacting them directly to inquire about the status of your order and request a refund if necessary. If they are unresponsive or unwilling to issue a refund, you may need to take legal action....View More
Specifically, if you work at a private medical company and have done a study on your product and have information that the product may be used to treat something new that it's not currently used for - would it be illegal insider trading to purchase stock of a public competitor who sells a... View More
Yes, it could potentially be considered insider trading if you purchase stock in a competitor based on non-public information about the potential success of your own company's product. Insider trading is the buying or selling of a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship...View More
In New York, it is generally legal to post court documents that are a matter of public record, such as court orders and decisions, online. However, it is illegal to post someone's home address online if it is intended to be used to harass or threaten them. New York has specific laws, such as...View More
I'm sorry to hear that you are going through this difficult situation. It is important that you take immediate action to locate your fiancé and ensure that he is safe. Here are some steps you can take:
Contact the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to find out if your fiancé is in their...View More
Every action that a corporate officer undertakes can potentially lead to liability under State and Federal Securities laws, banking laws, contract laws, fiduciary rules, and more. Your question is extremely brief. My guess is that it's only an iceberg question: meaning there is a lot more...View More
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