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Owns a international trading company. In last 14 years, I

Hi !My name is***** and owns a international trading company.In last 14 years, I have developed a sizable business in China. Buying and selling in exclusive basis but no written agreement. Recently, this supplier informed me of their intention to sell directly to my customers in China through a new agent. What legal protection or compensation that I can pursue ?

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You own a small pizza place in Richmond, Indiana, which you sell to an east coast investor

You own a small pizza place in Richmond, Indiana, which you sell to an east coast investor. As part of the sale agreement, they insist that you sign a covenant not to compete with them. Specifically, the covenant not to compete provides that you will not open another pizza place anywhere in the United States for a period of ten (10) years.1. Would an Indiana court be likely to enforce the agreement?2. Why or why not?

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I have an elderly aunt that recently had her 8 year old AC

I have an elderly aunt that recently had her 8 year old AC stop working and called a AC business to have it repaired.The salesman came to her house Friday evening and due to the cost of the repair >$500 and the likelihood of further failures and repair cost convinced her to get a new AC system.He wrote a contract for a 3 Ton 13 SEER Maytag for $9015.00 and she signed it and gave him a check. She is naive on these matters and although her son lives with her he and was also there when the salesman was there, he is of little help due to his mental state.The majority of the work was done on Saturday and the AC was operational at that time. The neighbors told my aunt that the bill was too high and she called the salesperson Saturday who got in touch with the owner and they verbally lowered the cost to $6800 - no contract has been signed for this amount. She canceled the check for $9015.The work is not totally completed.The unit installed is the lowest SEER that is allowed to be sold, average prices of the same job for larger more energy efficient machines are in the $4500 - $5100 range, I found this unit sold to my aunt online for $1889 - one of the lest expensive models. I met with the owner of the business today, he is sticking with the $6800 price. Is there anything we can do as this seems to be price gouging the elderly?

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Question 26 1 points Save Which of the following

Question 26 1 points Save Which of the following is not a feature of the Fair Credit Billing Act: a. restricts the mailing of unsolicited credit cards b. creditors must follow specific procedures in case a bill is disputed c. maximum liability for unauthorized charges is $100 if the creditor is notified d. procedures exist for reporting stolen or lost credit cards e. all of the above are features Question 27 1 points Save The Clayton Act restricts which of the following? a. exclusive dealing arrangements b. tying arrangements c. mergers found to substantially lessen competition d. interlocking directorates e. all of the above Question 28 1 points Save The Used Car Rule requires dealers to give consumers the following information except: a. a statement about any warranty terms offered with the vehicle b. a statement about known defects with the vehicle c. a warning that oral promises may not be enforceable d. a suggestion that the consumer get an independent inspection of the vehicle e. all of the above are required Question 29 1 points Save The Food Additives Amendment (Delaney Clause) to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: a. prohibited the use of food additives in food sold for consumption by humans b. gave the U.S. Department of Agriculture the authority to study food additives and make the findings public c. gave the FDA authority to set safe use levels of food additives d. prohibited the FDA from regulating food additives e. did none of the above Question 30 1 points Save The 1936 legislation known as the Robinson-Patman Act, amended which other piece of legislation? a. the Clayton Act b. the Sherman Act c. the Lanham Act d. the Kellogg-Brian Pact e. the Federal Trade Commission Act Question 31 1 points Save In a public security offering, the party hired to market the securities to the public is called: a. the issuer b. a stock brokerage c. the distributor d. the underwriter e. none of the above Question 32 1 points Save Unions and employers who negotiate contracts have a duty to bargain in good faith. This means both sides: a. agree to meet at reasonable times b. must be willing to make proposals c. must explain reasons behind certain proposals d. must consider proposals of the other party e. all of the above are elements of good faith bargaining Question 33 1 points Save The requirement that if one product or service is purchases then another product or service must also be purchased, even if not desired by the customer, is called: a. a tying arrangement b. a boycott c. a merger d. a cartel e. a discrimination Question 34 1 points Save Under SEC rules, a "private company" is a company: a. with all its securities held by investment firms b. with fewer than 500 shareholders and shares are not trades openly c. that does not allow foreign investors to own its stock d. with financial assets belonging only mutual funds e. none of the above Question 35 1 points Save If an employer is sued for age discrimination, which of the following defenses are not open to that employer? a. the employee was dismissed for good cause b. the employee did not do her work properly c. sex is a bona fide occupational qualification d. younger workers are cheaper to employ than older workers e. the employer was observing a bona fide seniority system Question 36 1 points Save The agency given the power to file suits against employers and unions believed to be violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is the: a. National Labor Relations Board b. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission c. Department of Labor d. Equal Pay Commission e. U.S. Civil Rights Commission Question 37 1 points Save The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to: a. set pollution standards b. enforce cooperation among the states on the issue of air pollution control c. implement pollution standard across the country d. protect and enhance the quality of the nation's air resources e. do all of the above Question 38 1 points Save A strike by a union against an employer whose collective bargaining agreement is in question is: a. unprotected activity b. primary boycott c. secondary boycott d. lockout e. grievance action Question 39 1 points Save Federal minimum wage requirements: a. are designed to encourage full employment for minorities b. started in 1938 as part of the Fair Labor Standard Act c. establish entry level wages by occupation d. was to increase competition offered by itinerant contractors and their lower paid laborers e. all of the above Question 40 1 points Save Repatriation is concerned with the: a. removal of a company's products to its home nation b. removal of a company's products to foreign nations c. ability of a business to return money earned in a foreign nation to its home nation d. ability of a foreign company to transfer assets on a stock exchange other than its home exchange e. ability of a business to relocate to a foreign nation Question 41 1 points Save The cost to business of substance abuse, in lower productivity and higher medical insurance costs, is over: a. $1 billion per year b. $1 trillion per year c. $100 million per year d. $100 billion per year e. $10 million per year Question 42 1 points Save After a plaintiff establishes a prima facie case of employer discrimination under Title VII, what happens? a. the plaintiff wins b. the plaintiff receives a punitive damages award c. the plaintiff concedes the case and the defendant wins d. the defendant automatically loses e. the burden of proof shifts to the employer Question 43 1 points Save Early trade customs for international commerce centered principally on the rules governing: a. the concept of territory b. sovereign jurisdiction c. the law of the sea d. nationality e. the various local stock exchanges Question 44 1 points Save During a union election, which of the following may employers say? a. that all employees will be fired if they unionize b. that employees who join the union will be fired c. that they will close a plant if a union is voted in d. that unionization will have bad economic consequences for the firm and for employees e. none of the above are legal Question 45 1 points Save To reduce possible conflicts of interest, the Investment Company Act requires that boards of directors: a. be composed entirely of outsiders b. be composed of at least 40% outsiders c. be composed of at least 20% outsiders d. be composed entirely of corporate managers e. hire corporate attorneys to advise them on possible issues of conflicts of interest Question 46 1 points Save The primary agency that implements and enforces federal environmental regulations is: a. the FCC b. the EPA c. the FTC d. the ICC e. the Department of Human Health and Services Question 47 1 points Save For an investment instrument to be classified as a security for the purpose of federal regulation: a. It must require the investment of money. b. It must be issued by a common enterprise. c. It must be offered with the expectation of profits. d. The profits that are involved must generated by the efforts of persons other than the investors. e. All of the above elements are required. Question 48 1 points Save The primary focus of the GATT and WTO negotiations has been: a. to reduce trade barriers b. to increase anti-competitive behaviors c. to promote the use non-tariff barriers d. to develop world-wide rules on human rights e. none of these Question 49 1 points Save Most copyrighted music is licensed for use by BMI and ASCAP (organizations that represent musicians, composers, and publishers of music). They charge set fees to music users through "blanket licensing," which does not allow music users to bargain over price. This was attacked as price fixing. The Supreme Court held the practice: a. legal using a rule of reason analysis because otherwise this market could not operate b. legal because it involved copyrighted material not subject to the antitrust laws c. illegal under a rule of reason analysis, ruling that prices must be negotiated or that there must be many more price categories than before d. illegal under the per se rule against price fixing e. none of the above Question 50 1 points Save A payment clause: a. specifies the method in which payment is to be made b. specifies the manner in which payment is to be made c. specifies the currency in which payment is to be made d. may address inflation problems or currency exchange rates e. all of the above

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Can someone explain unconsciencious dealings

Can someone explain unconsciencious dealings? I dont need the wiki page for it. I mean can someone have the sole deciding power to take something back that you purchased from them if they dont think that you are caring for it to their liking? Situation: Z bought X from Y for $400. In the contract it said that Z must take care of X by doing A, B, C. Z thought that he did A, B, C - but Y thinks that it wasn't good enough so is asking for X back without refunding the money. What are the terms that need to be proven that the contract should not be enforced because it is excessively unfair to Z that Y has all that power? What in the contract stops Y from being a scammer and doing this to other people? What protects Z from these actions - and from not performing any more duties of the contract while ALSO keeping X? Thanks!

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I have questions about UI benefit denial. I am a Canadian

I have questions about UI benefit denial. I am a Canadian citizen and I work in Oregon with TN Visa (work authorization). In September, 2009, I was laid off from my ex-employer. And then I claimed and received UI benefit as a visitor in Oregon. In April, 2010, I was informed that my UI benefit was denied and I must repay all the benefit I received. The reason is I “lack of work authorization in the U.S.” I have two questions about my UI benefit denial.1. According the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian professionals are allowed to work in the U.S. with TN visa. Why did the Employment Department say that I lacked of work authorization in the U.S.?2. If the Employment Department had told me about the denial earlier, say in September, 2009, I would have returned to Canada to avoid the loss. According to ORS 657.267, “An authorized representative shall promptly examine each claim for waiting week credit or for benefits and, on the basis of the facts available, make a decision to allow or deny the claim”. Should the Employment Department bear the responsibility to the late decision to deny my UI benefit that brings me an irretrievable loss?

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if legal seperation papers were never signed by either party

if legal seperation papers were never signed by either party will it be considered valid after a years seperation,also why would the papers contain a free trader agreement that was never fully explained might i add my spouse purchased a house after he moved out 4/9/11,the property was deeded on 5/5/11....raleigh nc

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just been fired by my employer and think they may also try

just been fired by my employer and think they may also try and press charges. I'm the manager of a division of a company that manages installation for products that they manufacture. The company doesn't own installation services. I few years back a friend approached me about becoming partner with him to provide installation. I did and became a finicial and operations partner, but continued my full time position with the corporation. They was no price fixing or favoritism. If anything we can prove we lower their cost. I'm I in legal volilation if so to what possible degree?

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Question comes from the State of Florida.I was told to

Question comes from the State of Florida. I was told to sign a 1 Year Non-Compete Contract by my employer 2 years after I started working for him. I was told that I would have to sign the non-compete contract to get my check. I was not given the time to review the contract or advised that I may want an attorney to review it. Now 6 years later. Last week I was called into his office and we were discussing my unhappiness with the scheduling and amount of hours I was putting in. He fired me on the spot with no reason or cause. When I asked "why" I was told because "I can" and that he did not like my attitude at the time. My attitude (nonviolent) was over the un-appreciation he was showing of my hard work and dedication to his company and treats of cutting my hours to nothing and being told that if I did not like it I could find another job. Now I find myself without a job for no cause and a non-compete contract over my head. I was considering opening my own business within the field for which I was employed by him. I have no client list of his and never have been provided one. I would create my own contacts and be starting from scratch. I have read several things on the internet but, want to see from a lawyer’s point of view. Thank you in advance, Confussed

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