Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent legal questions

I have a product I've invented, been selling locally &

I have a product I've invented, been selling locally & online since 2012. It's Its a tool for knitters. I've sold $10,000 of dollars worth, many customers including repeats. We never got a patent, applied for a preliminary, but didn't have the funds to continue. I was just informed by one of my customers that a major company has copied my item and is offering them for sell in their new catalog. What can I do? This is MY item.

Read more

William B. Esq.

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
18,522 satisfied customers
A company i signed an NDA with stole my concept and they

a company i signed an NDA with stole my concept and they launched a web campaign. They are a public company and are domiciled in Virginia. What can i do. NDA was signed last year and is mutual and good for 5 years

Read more

Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

 
14,598 satisfied customers
I'm currently selling some brand name sunglasses on my

Hi,My name is ***** ***** I'm currently selling some brand name sunglasses on my online site and Amazon. Today, I received an email from "Vorys Legal Counsel" regarding my online site and Amazon sales to stop selling their brands. They said that "To avoid a lawsuit, you must cease and desist sales of Ray Ban products immediately." The sunglasses I sell on my site and on Amazon are purchased through Luxottica Group (Ray Ban Distributor in USA) for the retail optical store my husband owns. The store has a different name than my online site, which they don't know as of now. My site does not use their logo or picture so to not violate the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copy Act).Despite all of this, is it possible for me to get sued? And if they don't sue me, will they sue my husband instead?Thank you for advance.

Read more

Kim Courtney

Principal Attorney

Master's Degree

 
3,670 satisfied customers
The mother of my child works Children Services I called to

The mother of my child works for Family Children Services I called to report her to her supervisor for misconduct and using her job against me in our custody battle because she works with our caseworker and the judge that we're seeing all the time her supervisor told me it was a personal issue and there was nothing she could do then went and told her who I was and what was said can I sue for breach of confidentiality and/or misconduct?

Read more

Delta-Lawyer

Doctoral Degree

 
5,968 satisfied customers
I am having an issue with my building management where I

I am having an issue with my building management where I work. I have a permanent handicap plaque (since 2009). I do not have a permanent parking spot. I have been parking in a handicapped parking spot close to the building. They have asked me to park on the 3rd floor or on the surface lot next to the street since "I don't look handicapped enough." Don't I have the right to park in any handicapped spot as long as I have my plaque up? They are on the verge of being harassing. The building security guard called the local police dept to give me a parking ticket within 20 minutes of parking when I forgot to put up the plaque. He watches me every day and knows that I have one. Very frustrated.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The security guard told the police (when he called me in) that I constantly park in the handicapped spot (implying that I don't have a plaque). All of the handicapped parking spots that are covered are marked visitor. All of the surface lot handicapped spots are out in the open. Visitors can be covered but people that work in the building can't?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

Read more

Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

 
29,200 satisfied customers
My neighbor's child got away from s father and the child ran

My neighbor's child got away from his father and the child ran into my house where my dog attacked the child. I'm afraid they are going to sue me. So I want to protect my self in case they do. The child was seriously injured and my dog was put down today. I also want to file a child protection order against the father who did not closely supervise his 2 year old. This is not the first time the child has gotten out of the house and ran into my yard/house.

Read more

Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

 
62,126 satisfied customers
I am having a dispute with my Neighbor, he just purchased

I am having a dispute with my Neighbor, he just purchased the house next to mine after renting it for a few years. He had the property surveyed, and it turned out the property line in roughly 5-10 feet at most further over to our adjourning property. There is two problems, 1) we were just notified the lots were re zoned years ago, but we were never notified, and have been taking care of area since 1993. The previous owner had a small bush and a little garden fence at the site it was surveyed in 1963 and 1993. 2) since the new stakes were put in, he has parked a trailer and 2 cars inches from the line. I have researched and our local zoning codes states vehicles must be at least, and advisable more from line, since it on grass. Also if there is more than*****parking available, athere most be a barrier. I believe he is doing this to try to take advantage of my mother, since my father passed away a few months ago. we went to the police, and said they couldn't do anything, tried talking to zoning official, nut he has not got back to us. My question is what should my next move? I wrote a cease and desist letter, but my mother is worried about sending it to my neighbor. I ask you kindly, please advise me if I should go to the local magistrate or our county court house? My biggest concern is his immature action of parking on the grass and his driveway is clear, and a little turn around lot in the rear is clear. Thank You,Michael

Read more

NYFamilyAttorney

Licensed Attorney for 36 years

JD

 
620 satisfied customers
I live in a condo where the floors squeak so bad in two

I live in a condo where the floors squeak so bad in two rooms it sounds as if someone is pulling rusty nails from wood. It's not a little squeak but a loud screech. It is a rental unit and the current tenants teach school and get up every morning between 5:15 and 5:30 AM. Of course I get up with them since there is no going back to sleep. It's affecting my health and the lack of sleep has caused my A-fib to increase. I have asked the homeowners association to repair and the management company refusesd even though it is not their decision. I apparently am going to have to seek legal advice on this. The by-laws state my reposibility is from the interior finish surfaces. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Read more

Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

 
44,800 satisfied customers
I have two online pay day advances these people are calling

I have two online pay day advances these people are calling my family members leaving messages on their phone and threatening to contact my job. I am willing to pay what is needed but am fearful because of the tactics used.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: ReadyJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MississippiJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: They are jus tcalling my family members saying there is a judgement against me. I have the telephone numbers. These are numbers I didn't provide.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

Read more

Richard

Owner

Doctoral Degree

 
45,924 satisfied customers
View more legal questions

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
    Pay nothing to your Expert if you're not satisfied.

In The News