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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Construction Law for South Carolina on

Q: Can I be sued if hvac intermittently stops working in heat due to drain issue?

Hvac works in heat and ac but drain intermittently stops heat from working. Offered to pay for remedy by another company but was refused.

Timur Akpinar answered on May 3, 2019

You could try reposting your question in the Landlord-Tenant section, since it hasn't been picked up in four weeks. You are correct in that it involves a contractual/business law matter, but you are speaking of remedies of a company that may have arisen under a lease. What you describe sounds like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Banking and Business Law for South Carolina on

Q: If I'm an authorized signer on a corporate account, am I liable for any tax debt to the state or IRS?

I work in the accounting departing. My duties include payroll, accounts payable, paying taxes. The corporation I work for is not in any tax debt right now. Due to some changes with the bank I may need to be added as an authorized signer to move money around the company accounts, Payroll, payable... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 4, 2019

Although it is impossible to predict what your future has in store for you, it is safe to say that merely being the bookkeeper and having signing authority on the company account--in and of itself--is not enough to tag you for some possible taxes due in the future. However, it is just as safe to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for South Carolina on

Q: Under Free Speech, what is the “matters of public concern” requirement?

constitutional law

Timur Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2018

There is a resource that outlines free speech in the realm of public employment. It covers this and other issues related to First Amendment rights: Free Speech Guide for Public Employers, Deskbook Encyclopedia of Public Employment Law & Copyright © 2018 by the Center for Education & Employment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for South Carolina on

Q: How long does a credit app/payment terms stay valid with a vendor? Does it expire? It's been 8 years since filed.

We are going round & round with a current vendor and they sent us over a signed agreement/payment terms from 8 years ago that someone agreed to way before myself or my Controller started here. Trying to figure out how long these are valid?

Timothy Denison answered on May 7, 2018

If you actually received the goods, then the app/credit terms is a contract valid until paid or until the statute of limitations in your state expires. If you did not receive the goods per the app/credit terms, then there is no contract and no monies are due.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Immigration Law for South Carolina on

Q: I have aslyum filed i got my SSN and work autorizan permit Can i open my own gas station? Can i get bear licenc

Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 30, 2018

Yes, with your EAD you can work for an employer or you can start your own business.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Municipal Law for South Carolina on

Q: What are the laws on selling alcohol in a drive thru convenience store in SC? Curbside sales, etc.

D. Nathan Davis answered on Feb 20, 2018

South Carolina has never allowed drive-through alcohol sales and it would take a change in the ABC Regulations to accomplish this. It is not believed that there is a chance such a rule would pass as the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers would come out in force to stop what they believe would encourage... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Business Law for South Carolina on

Q: I'm a subcontractor in S.C. If I hire me (1) helper and pay him a flat salary, do I have to carry worker's comp. on him?

Carole Jean Hayes answered on Feb 14, 2018

If you only have one employee, in South Carolina you do not need to have workers' compensation insurance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for South Carolina on

Q: "Short term" notice on not renewing lease by the landlord

I own a restaurant business in this place since 2006. My current lease is ending on December 31, 2017. I reached out to the landlord for a new extension in June, and he agreed. But there is an unresolved issue on the new extension agreement cause the delay on making this extension effective. I kept... Read more »

Taylor Silver answered on Nov 2, 2017

Seek out a local attorney to review your current lease and advise you of your options. Your lease terms will generally control in extension disputes provided it complies with statutes and common law requirements.

A consultation of this nature should not take all that long or be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Formation, Business Law and Lemon Law for South Carolina on

Q: I've bought a used car and the next day the transmission stops. Anything legal I can do? I purchased as is but one day?

Warranty doesn't cover the issue and salesman is not helpful at all

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2017

If the warranty covers drive train it should. You want to find out what the problem was. If it'something they have to know about, then you can go after them. File a complaint with better business bureau, with the attorney General;s office of consumer affairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for South Carolina on

Q: Club By Laws

I have been a member of a club for the last 30+ years. This club has always charged dues to meet expenses. For the past several years the club has experienced a positive cash flow. The previous administration concluded that the organization didn’t need the excess funds that resided in the... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 18, 2015

It is probably going to cost you many thousands of dollars to file a lawsuit to find out. Perhaps a few of the members should go to speak with a local attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for South Carolina on

Q: what do I need in order to make my business an LLC?

I have been in business, this time, for the last 10 years. The name of my company is Stretch Drywall and Painting Company. I would like to make it an LLC, so that hopefully, if anything ever happens, I can not be sued directly as an individual, ie, my home and properties not taken. Would becoming... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 30, 2015

A local business lawyer can advise you about this situation and assist you in properly forming the entity.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal...
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