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Situation: An attorney is representing an individual in a

Situation: An attorney is representing an individual in a breach of contract dispute. The attorney is also high up in a multilevel marketing organization, known as ACN, that she is actively involved in. The attorney asks her client to come to one of ACN'ssales meeting in which the client has to pay $10 to get in. At the end of the meeting, the attorney forcefully asks her client to sign up with ACN which costs the client $500. The attorney states that the client will have to do little work because she statesshe has strategically placed the client in a hierarchy that will be worthwhile profit wise in the long term. The client does not want to sign up with ACN, but feels pressured to by his attorney and feels she will not represent him in the manner he hired herif he does not abide to her forceful request to sign up with ACN. Does the client have any legal and/or other recourse against the attorney and/or ACN?

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Hi. I want to know if I can write a book and then give people

Hi. I want to know if I can write a book and then give people money for referrals kind of like MLM. I'm sure you know how MLM works a person gets paid off the efforts of others. So if Bob refers Chris. Then Bob then gets money when Chris refers someone else.

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Last October, I partnered up with a liquor distributing company

Last October, I partnered up with a liquor distributing company owner and bought 4% of the company. There was one more partner who also bought another 4%. The majority owner was in a car accident and has been in a coma since November, what can I legally do; what are my options???

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Kendell R Kelly, Esq

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Im a licensed massage therapist in FL with my own S Corp.

I'm a licensed massage therapist in FL with my own S Corp. I'm interested in being a brand distributor for a MLM corporation. The product is in the realm of skin care but is not something I would use in my practice on my clients. I was told I could join via my corporation but am worried about scope of practice laws and ethics considerations from the DOH Board of Massage. I'd like to know where I can find solid information regarding this issue.I'd rather not work as merely an independent contractor for this company due to the personal liability but that leaves me with setting up another business, possibly an LLC. Any advice or direction would be appreciated, thank you.

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I own a marketing & print brokering firm that specializes in

I own a marketing & print brokering firm that specializes in publishing community magazines. To build my clientele, I want to offer a "How-to" manual related to publishing community magazines. Of course I would offer my services as a web designer and print broker, but the manual would also show them how to hire their own printer, web designer, etc. I want to charge for the manual because the information is comprehensive and potentially valuable if used correctly. My concern is, by doing this, am I offering a business opportunity and thus regulated by the applicable state and federal laws. Or, as I hope, can I do this as a part of my marketing strategy without having to adhere to the business opportunity laws.

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Can a sales business reward Affiliates with non-cash compensation? We

Can a sales business reward Affiliates with non-cash compensation?We want to establish a legal sales-referral business, but avoid the inherent and illegal problems of Multi-Level Marketing schemes (MLMs). Where can I find easy to understand information on what's legal and not legal in rewarding people who refer clients to our sales consultants? e.g. If an Affiliate refers a client to a Sales Consultant and a sale is made, it seems to be standard and legal practice to reward that affiliate with a reward, such as a small commission. However, if there is a line of Affiliates could they earn reward points instead of sales commissions? This is a confusing area, please help!

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I want to start a local / national / international network

I want to start a local / national / international network where members meet in their local towns and cities for free. Members will have the opportunity to upgrade to paid membership with added online facilities and benefits for a regular monthly membership fee - (deducted automatically as a subscription via PayPal), which will then be distributed on a one-tier affiliate commission basis. Is this legal? What are the guidelines?

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multi-level-marketing related question: Can an MLM company

multi-level-marketing related question:Can an MLM company charge it's distributors to participate in it's compensation plan?

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My Question: An MLM offers a dietary supplement product for

My Question: An MLM offers a dietary supplement product for $33.33. It has a desire to sell it to as many retail customers as possible. The company has decided to enroll independent distributors to help towards this end. The MLM company has decided to place half of the profits that it makes from the sale of these products in a profit pool and will share a percentage of those profits with the independent distributors if the independent distributor will help to find potential customers and send them a coupon to try the bottle for free. The MLM company asks the independent distributor to purchase a coupon for $33.00. The independent distributor would give that coupon away to a friend, or family member and in fact, pays for that persons first month as an incentive to get them to try the product. In doing so, the MLM company would allow the independent distributor a share of the daily profits it earns. Profits would include money made on the sample coupons sold and the continuation of purchases that the retail customer might make in the future. Again, all profits are pooled and shared with qualifying independent distributors. The coupon would have a 30 day expiration date. If the coupon is unused, there would be no refund for the independent distributor who purchased it to use with another customer. Is this an acceptable approach?

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