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My product is complementary (although it may wrongly be

My product is complementary (although it may wrongly be perceived as competing with) two companies. Can I state their products' names in my own advertising? Something like this:"[My Product] allows you to upload [Their Product] to the cloud and in just a few seconds"(Their product is a registered mark)Also, beyond the legal aspect -- what is the business / ethical aspect in that regard? Is it common practice to ask for permission, or not necessarily? (I prefer not, of course)

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Maverick

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This question is for Damien Bosco: Do we have ANY rights

This question is for Damien Bosco: Do we have ANY rights regarding our business since it is under court ordered receivership? I explained this situation to you a few weeks ago on the phone and it is never-ending. Twice, our lawyers went to court expecting to receive our 2016 profit sharing and salary, or at least part of it, and both times the judge changed her mind when they showed up to discuss it! We have had NO income for sixteen months. I found the phone number for the bank where the business accounts are and discovered that there isn't enough money in the accounts, checking & savings to be able to pay our partner and my husband the amount that the accountant stated that they were entitled to at the end of 2016! I think the judge is stalling because we tried to tell the receiver and her that the GM assigned was stealing and NOW the proof is in the NUMBERS! We gave our documentation proving that the GM ripped us off many times to the DA'S office, but have not heard anything from them yet. NYC is back up of months! The judge, receiver and GM aren't going anywhere even though we have an evaluation on this business and taxes done for the year. The receiver and GM are making thousands out of our business and we're going bankrupt. The GM just hired another manager to "help him out"? We were told that this man looks like a derelict and has NO restaurant experience. I insisted that he have a background check done, but have no idea if he did or didn't. We think this is just one more of the GM's loser friends that needs a job. The receiver doesn't seem to know or care about what is going on in our business. Where can we call to get someone to look into the issues that we are having with this judge and receiver? TWICE my lawyer tried to show documentation to PROVE that the GM is stealing and they both refused to review it or even listen to us. My two sons were fired for bogus reasons for confronting him for stealing and we have been living off our our mortgage and depleted our retirement savings because of this situation. We have to get our business and sons back to work and some income soon. The accountant that figured out how much money our partner and my husband would be receiving BEFORE taxes notified the IRS not realizing that the judge decided NOT to release the checks. The IRS debited our checking account for an entire years of City, State and Fed. Taxes. $70,000. without our knowledge! We had to pay these taxes by borrowing on our home. We are going to lose everything because of these people that don't seem to give a damn what they are doing to my families life! We need immediate help to have this situation looked into. Do you know whom we should call? My lawyer doesn't seem to want to go against the judge or receiver and keeps telling us to "suck it up". We can't suck up any more. We're drowning and this GM is taking over our business. Can anyone help us or investigate this for us?

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Damien Bosco

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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A dept. store dropped my credit limit from $600. to $200

A dept. store dropped my credit limit from $600. to $200 then from $200 to $100.They said it was because of some information on my credit statement,. This info was on my account when they first approved it. Is this legal ?

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

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Plaintiffs lied under oath in a court hearing in testimony

Plaintiffs lied under oath in a court hearing in testimony and won the hearing. There were paper-based evidences to show those lies.If Plaintiffs' attorney knew or was involved in making those lies, what all consequences Plaintiffs' attorney may face in theory?If Plaintiffs' attorney only knew those lies after the hearing, did he have to withdraw the representation and report those lies to the court? What if he continued the representation?If Plaintiffs' attorney only knew those lies after the lawsuit was settled or dismissed, what he was expected to do?Thanks for your time.

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Is it possible to revoke consent after the three day period

Is it possible to revoke consent after the three day period as stated in the consent form if fraud, duress, undue influence, coercion or misrepresentation exists?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I know this sounds like a scam, but I am gathering

I know this sounds like a scam, but I am gathering information, and it may be legitimate. Information will come from the United Nations, and the Government of Ghana. (yeah, I know big red flag) I have done some favors for an individual's girlfriend that lives here in the U.S. In return, he has granted me a portion of his gold mine. He is flying me to Ghana to sign some official Gov't papers. I will probably ship a portion of the gold back for assay, and then sell it. Of course I will pay all taxes and any other fees involved.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: My question is what do I need to do in order to do all the things necessary to do this legally. Please note that I have not paid anything out of pocket, and do not intend to.JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New Mexico, but the gold will probably assayed and sold in Arizona.JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: He will be sending me some papers soon.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is there a cost for this?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Corporate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: Oh, I also need to know what I will need to show to whomever, because the amount that is shipped back will be way more than in show as ordinary income. Also, The deposit is ok, but can you please give me an approximation of what his charge will be?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Corporate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: ok

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RGMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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How will the following statement be impacted by removing the

How will the following statement be impacted by removing the word "indirectly" from it?"Subcontractor (2) shall comply with all applicable rules, regulations, and laws governing said work. Subcontractor (2) agrees to perform his/her duties to the best of his/her ability and consistent with professional and ethical standards exercised by practicing professionals performing similar services under the same or similar circumstances and conditions. Subcontractor (2) agrees to defend, indemnify, protect and hold Subcontractor (1), its client, agents, officers and employees, harmless from and against all claims asserted, or liability established for damages or injuries to any person or property including Subcontractor (2)'s employees, agents or officers, or judgments arising directly or indirectly out of obligations, work or services herein undertaken, which arise from, are connected with, are caused or claimed to be caused by the negligent acts or omissions of the Subcontractor (2), its agents, officers and employees. Subcontractor (2) further agrees that the duty to defend includes attorney's fees and all costs associated with enforcement of this indemnification provision, defense of any claims arising from this Project; and, where a conflict of interest exists, or may exist between Subcontractor (2) and Subcontractor (1), Prime or Owner, the reasonable value of attorney's fees and all costs if Subcontractor (1) chooses, at its own election, to conduct its own defense or participate in its own defense of any claim related to this Project. The Subcontractor (2)'s duty to indemnify and hold harmless shall not include any claims or liability arising from the negligence or willful misconduct of Subcontractor (1), its agents, officers or employees."

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LawTalk

Attorney at Law

Juris Doctor

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In a civil court case, a judge ruled in my favor and I was

In a civil court case, a judge ruled in my favor and I was able to recuperate a sum of money from a fraudulent person.the case which took 7 years, was a little complicated and also included a lawyer who represented me then moved out of state then started sending court counsel (?) to represent me.At any rate, the judge said I should receive the judgment by mail within 2 weeks. 3 weeks have passed already. is that normal?I was also expecting to receive a bill from the lawyer (s) who represented me (even though I had never met them before and were sent by the lawyer who was supposed to represent me but moved out of state)questions :1- if I do not receive the judgment by mail, what should I do? how can I get a copy of it?2- I understand judgments become public info, if so, is there a website where I can view the case and just print a copy of the ruling?3- assuming the defendant pays, can any of the lawyers get the check sent to them and not give it to me or in any way stop me from receiving the payment?thanks for answering.

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Richard - Bizlaw

Juris Doctor

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I have a website, which might one day generate money. At the

Hello,I have a website, which might one day generate money. At the moment I want to use it for showing it to interviewers ( I am a programmer ). I want to have liability protection, in case someone sees my website and thinks it is similar to their idea or what not, basically if someone trying suing me in regards ***** ***** web project. Now I want to start a single owner LLC to get the liability protection, but it seems that to get the protection I would need to get the LLC's finances separate and minutes etc. , so that a suing lawyer will not be able to breach the corporate veil.My issue is that I am not planning to make money from the web site/project anytime soon, and I don't see it making sense that I open a bank account for it now, and create minutes for meetings.What is my best bet to get liability protection on this project which is non-profit for now and the near future? thank you

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Phillips Esq.

Attorney

Juris Doctor

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