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Ten years ago I operated a company (corporation) that was

Ten years ago I operated a company (corporation) that was sued by the owner of a trademark for infringement. We settled out of court. The settlement basically was that the corporation could never use the trademark or challenge its validity. The settlement agreement was between the trademark owner and my corporation (not me personally). There is no mention of other businesses I own in the agreement. Today I own another corporation in a similar business field. It's completely separate from the corporation that signed the agreement (different physical address, phone, employees, bank acct, etc). There is no comingling between the two. I got word from the trademark's lawyer that I am again infringing on the mark, but this time the new corporation. Although there is nothing in the settlement agreement, their attorney says that since I am the shareholder/owner of the new corporation, the original settlement agreement still applies to both me personally and the new corp. Although there is nothing in the settlement agreement that specifically says this, they are using some legal theory/doctrine to come to the conclusion that the settlement agreement between their client and my corp attaches itself to ANY corporation or business I am involved with anytime in the future. In a sense, they are piercing the corporate veil and attaching the settlement agreement to me personally. This is just their attorney's opinion. I do not agree with this at all. But their are not budging. What is your opinion on this?

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Small business owner in ca recently received large six

small business owner in ca recently received large six figure penalty for not carrying worker's comp. of course can't pay. told if I sell assets, then state can't collect from biz.s corp. what happens to me, my assets? what happens to penalty?

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I have a Florida corporate law question, a little ..

I have a Florida corporate law questionJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: a little ..JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: http://form.sunbiz.org/pdf/cr2e027.pdf

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Can you file a PFA or harassment charges against a person if

Can you file a PFA or harassment charges against a person if they keep on trying to sue you for the same thing over and over again.In the state of PA.Background of case:LLC was sued back in May 2014. Issue happen back in April 2012.Plaintiff sued LLC and its Member's.LLC was dissolved in JUNE 2014 by the state of DE.Went full term and judge dismissed the members from the case and put judgment on the LLC.In this case, they ask for Sanctions and we had a hearing on it.The plaintiff counsel was out of town. It took them three times and three hearings for them to figure out that they could not do sanctions. It cost me over 15k just for those three hearings.My attorney not once ask for for legal fees back for their mistakes.They also file criminal charges against us in two counties. Hired laywers for both counties and both counties dropped the case. Stated this was civil.Another 10K in fees.Plaintiff had a debts exam.LLC has nothing. No bank accounts or anything.Plaintiff is now brought a new case against the members again.Trying to piece the veil.I need to know if I can file a PFA or harassment charges on the plaintiff or the law firm that represents them.

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I had a civil judgment against my former companies in 2002

I had a civil judgment against my former companies in 2002 in illinois. The company that had the judgment against my companies dissolved in 2009. The lawyer on that original case filed a citation to produce assets with my bank, froze my funds. The Judgment is against my prior companies, Citation is against me and current company.Can a dissolved corporation, that did not assign the original judgment, allow the lawyer to go after me?

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One more question related to subpoena. At this point I am a

One more question related to subpoena.At this point I am a witness but my company was involved in this case and I am the lucky one who is not sued as yet.As you know in NY they sue everyone who did the job.The incident occurred on April 17, 2014 .Can they still sue me ?I heard after three years they can not sue anymore ?Three years will be on April 17,2017 .

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I JUST OPENED A NEW BUSINESS AND IT IS AN LLC. A COURT HAS

I JUST OPENED A NEW BUSINESS AND IT IS AN LLC. A COURT HAS ISSUED AN ORDER TO ***** CAN THE COURT ATTACH THE COMPANIES BANK ACCOUNT?JA: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?Customer: MICHIGANJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: THE COMPANY HAS BEEN FILED.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: THE SUIT IS AGAINST ME PERSONALY AND WAS GOING ON BEFORE BUSINESS WAS OPENED.

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What is required to shutdown a Delaware C corp, State, Some

what is required to shutdown a Delaware C corpJA: Because laws vary based on location, what state are you in?Customer: Washington StateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Some haave said you can just let it go dromant

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Recently had an issue where all my identification cards were

Hello.Recently had an issue where all my identification cards were stolen (passport, green card) except State ID.So in turn we had to freeze a couple of bank accounts, as checks were also stolen.I have an online business where I empty out the PayPal bank account to my BUSINESS bank account at the end of each day. I cannot do this to my business bank account because it's frozen.However I have a personal bank account with another bank, this is not frozen.Am I able to move money across to that account. I understand that ideally business and personal should be kept totally separate, however is this a big no no, or am I able to do this without any worry about tax implications or confusion?Thanks

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