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I am a web designer and created a website, graphic material
I am a web designer and created a website, graphic material (primarily a logo), Facebook page, and email list for my husband's business. There was no contract. The domain name for the website is the same as his business name. He has a sole-proprietor, no trademark. The domain name is ***** ***** my name. The website is hosted on my server. I registered a copyright on the logo in my name.Prior to building the website, I paid $5,000 towards his business start-up fees, as well as $2,000 towards his immigration application. He promised to repay these amounts. I created the website to help him establish himself and our verbal agreement is that once his business began to earn money, he would repay me.He has been earning money for 10 months and he did not repay me.We separated 6 weeks ago.He will not agree to signing our separation agreement, which partly outlines repayments of his debt to me, until I give him sole ownership of the website and marketing material. I have asked for payment towards the website before giving it to him.His lawyer says they will take me to court unless I give him sole ownership of the website. Am I obligated to give it over? What are my rights (copyright, domain name ownership, etc)? Is there a Family Law loophole of which I am not aware?
Is it legal for a lawyer lie to tell you and tell he is a
Is it legal for a lawyer lie to tell you and tell he is a federal lawyer to take a case and charge you $22000 when he is NOT? And then when you find out quit and don't offer any further assistance or any kind of refund.Causing you to have to pay $28000 for another lawyer that is qualified to take your case.
On December 15, 2015, the IEAU received its DOL stamp. In
On December 15, 2015, the IEAU received its DOL stamp. In early 2016, the founder of IEAU started to create local chapters to fall under the IEAU (it's mother union)One of the chapters, APAG, held an election for officers, and the IEAU founder appointed other officers, for offices for which there were no nominees. On June 6. We were sworn in, and we submitted our bylaws to DOL, and have since received our own stamp.We are veterans within our industry, with little to no previous union experience.In late July, it became apparant that the founder of IEAU, was operating outside of her rights as the founder. When the APAG officers started to reject her demands, and attempt to move forward to build a stronger structure, the IEAU founder started to threaten us, and arbitrarily claim that we are dismissed from office. She has contacted us numerous times, to the point of harassment, INSISTING that we must sign an unsound contract, in order to remain officers for the positions we've already been sworn-in to.Is it usual for the FOUNDER of a mother union, to contact OFFICERS of a local chapter, and insist they sign a contract in order to remain an officer?
How do i need to set a non compete contract for an employee
How do i need to set a non compete contract for an employee where it will actually hold up in court? I was told by another company that they pay their employees an extra $1000 bonus at the end of the year to enforce the non compete/non disclosure. I am in the repossession business and want to have my office staff set up so if they try to quit they cant try to take any of my clients with them.
Lease question...My wife's business signed a 5-year lease
Lease question...My wife's business signed a 5-year lease five years ago in March. In May, the landlord "spoke" with my wife about renewal. There were no terms discussed. None regarding length of a renewal nor dollar figures. Nothing written was presented. The landlord asked if they intended to renew. My wife's response was "we don't plan on going anywhere any time soon." Her response was NOT "oh yes, we will be here for five more years." Now the landlord says the lease renewed "without notice", however she says "terms have changed" yet my wife had NO verbal confirmation of any changes let alone any written/signed contract. How is "we don't plan on going anywhere any time soon" binding with NO terms etc? Any help appreciated!!
I own a Flowers' foods bread route. Lately they have been
I own a Flowers' foods bread route. Lately they have been hammering us with tons of tiny accounts we are required to service because it is a national account. Family Dollar and Dollar General being the primary offenders. The problem is that I am making less than minimum wage delivering to each of these dollar stores due to low sales and long check-in times. I have business overhead to pay on top of my own wages.Flowers doesn't care because they don't pay labor due to the independent distributor model. This is a huge conflict of interest. When pressed, I am told, "You have to the take the good with the bad." They argue that since I make a reasonable wage overall, they have the right to require me to service these unprofitable accounts. In the past 5 years my average weekly work load has increased from 50 to 70 hours. My average pay has stayed flat.Do I have some kind of legal ground to stand on here for a lawsuit?
I provide contract therapy services to school districts in
I provide contract therapy services to school districts in MS. In June, I was awarded a contract with a district I have served for 20 + years, but days before the new school year-August-I received notification that our services would not be needed. When I inquired as to the reason, I was told a local person had underbid. I asked if I could re-bid and what was the cut off date for accepting bids and was told the decision had already been made. The contract does state that services could be terminated with 2 weeks notice by either party; however, this does not seem to be above board. I was also told the decision had nothing to do with our quality of work. I turned down other opportunities due to my obligations to this district. Do have any recourse in this matter?
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I was contracted to do arch. drawings for comp ABC. ABC madeView more business law questions
I was contracted to do arch. drawings for comp ABC. ABC made a contract with XYZ that they ABC would provide design and planning services. My job was to generate the drawings ONLY and i was NOT to be involved in the design and planning. At one point XYX contacted me personally and in a short meeting suggested to me if i could influence ABC to take a diffirent direction than what ABC was proposing. I informed XYZ that i had no saying on this matter and that i had no responsibilities regarding design and planning. i was there only to do the drawings. Time passed and i did not informed ABC of this incident since this i thought was none of my business to get involved between XYZ and ABC. Again my job was just to produce the drawings for construction. THE QUESTION IS.....SHOULD I HAVE NOTIFIED AND OR INFORMED ABC OF XYZ INTENTIONS. I felt that had i said something this would be out of my responsibilities and job description and for what i was hired for. Beside i felt and observed that XYZ were more than capable of making their case to ABC.