Kim Jones Penepacker's answer Texas has a one year statute of limitations for defamation under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 16.002. However, the one-year period depends on the date the cause of action "accrued," meaning the date the one-year clock started ticking. You should contact an attorney who practices in this area to evaluate when the clock on the statute of limitations started running and to evaluate if you are still within that time period.
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Benton R Patterson III's answer A trademark attorney can help you protect your business name and advise on potentially conflicting trademarks. You should speak with a Texas trademark attorney in a confidential consultation.
Jason Brooks' answer This production company is owned by the comedian, Larry the Cable Guy who has trademarked the phrase "Git-R-Done" in a variety of different classes. If they happen to own the trademark in the class which would include limo/shuttle services, then they have a right to demand you cease and desist use of the phrase in connection with your business, as it creates confusion with their mark. With that said, if they don't own trademark rights in this class, you have reasonable justification of use if...
Benton R Patterson III's answer Texas law does not require you to put the building in an LLC, although doing so may provide liability protection. An attorney would need to understand the entire situation and review the title documents to advise on how to structure the LLC and what assets it should hold.
Benton R Patterson III's answer This is not common, but possible. An attorney would need to review the loan documents and know more about how the two entity are related to answer this question for sure.
Benton R Patterson III's answer In Texas, businesses do not have to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Your best bet is probably to sell the cryptocurrency for US dollars and transfer the money to a standard bank account.
Benton R Patterson III's answer Generally, a contract is only binding on the parties who sign the contract. If the bank is not a party to the contract, it does not have to follow it. You and your business partner can contractually agree to limit the money each of you can withdraw from the account. However, you would not be able to enforce the contract against the bank because the bank is not a party to the contract.
Kevin Flynn's answer You are correct that this is a legitimate worry. Patent liability attaches to those who make, use, sell, offer to sell, or possess an item that infringes an unexpired US patent.
If your supplier is located outside of the US, the patent owner may sue you and leave it to you to collect from your supplier if you have an indemnity clause with your supplier that the supplier will indemnify you from patent infringement claims. If you provided the specifications to the supplier, then it is...
Benton R Patterson III's answer An attorney would need to review the franchise contract that contains the non-compete clause to answer this question. Most non-compete clauses do not cover extended family members. Although, it is possible it covers promoting other similar businesses.
Benton R Patterson III's answer Most likely, you can sell the products. Generally, you are free to resell what you rightfully purchased. There is a possibility that one of the brands may have brand use guidelines that restrict how you can market their products. An attorney would need to know more to give a certain answer to this question.
Salim U. Shaikh's answer Being a minor your guardian can sign on your behalf. However, your guardian may or may not be liable for any debt, mishap etc. that may accrue provided it is specifically mentioned therein.
Peter Munsing's answer fmla only violated if she puts in the paperwork. This is America--you think it violates a law to not allow an employee time to go to an emergency room? If she left, was fired, she could argue it was not wilful misconduct because she was reacting to an emergency. That's about all the law does for her.
S. Michael Graham's answer You should have a contract. A contract can be written or verbal. Obviously, its much harder to prove up a verbal contract, but if you can then they would owe you the money. I'm not too sure how much they owe you. This may effect where a lawsuit would need to be filed. You should get an email address or communicate with your employer in writing to document efforts to get them to pay. It would be good to speak to an employment law attorney about this.
Paul Looney's answer Simple answer? Yes. You can be charged with illegal discharge of a firearm, or unlawfully discharging a firearm in a city limits as Houston has a city ordinance against such conduct, or even deadly conduct. The deadly conduct can even be charged as a felony given the circumstances of the weapon discharge. So, put the gun away and discharge it only on a gun range, while hunting or defending yourself from someone discharging their weapon at you. Good luck.
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