How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask MShore Law Your Own Question
MShore Law
MShore Law, Attorney
Category: Business Law
Satisfied Customers: 25285
Experience:  Drafted Negotiated and/or Reviewed Thousands of Commercial Agreements
17924466
Type Your Business Law Question Here...
MShore Law is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have fine from state of oregon dept of consumer & business

Customer Question

I have fine from state of oregon dept of consumer & business for not having worker's comp insurance which was sold last year. Fine amount is $80,000.00
Can i fight against state for this excessive fine?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  MShore Law replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the post, I am happy to assist you by answering your questions. On what basis would you fight? do you have a viable defense as to why the insurance was not obtained?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Im not trying to run with the case, but i believe amount they are asking to pay seems too high. I had 1 retail wireless stores and had 2 employees and sold it on june 30 last year. They called early last year and i paid $1,000 fine and i was told i had to get a insurance. I was looking for insurance company and at the mean time had discussion and came to agreement for selling business that got delayed few months for closing. Its my fault i didnt get a insurance but $250 per day seems too high. Also state never had any claim from any of my previous employee. What are the options i have in this situation?
Expert:  MShore Law replied 5 years ago.
Thank you, unfortunately though your options are to negotiate a settlement via lump sum payment or installment, or submit to the sum claimed as owed. The reality is that they can impose the fine of $250 per day because you are considered a two-time noncompliant employer. For your reference, see http://www.filinginoregon.com/pages/forms/business/guides/2011EmployerGuide.pdf (page 17).

Please let me know if you have any follow up questions.

Related Business Law Questions