I got into a car accident 2 months ago. It was a leased
I got into a car accident 2 months ago. It was a leased Acura RDX and my husband forgot to add the car into our insurance policy after grace period. so the car was uninsured at the time of the accident. the other party was a driver driving a company pick up truck. the driver and his coworkeradmitted fault at the scene, apologized profusely and acted very sincerely.I called Acura road side assistance and a tow truck came to tow my car. Instead of towing the car to the nearest dealer as instructed, the car was towed to a body shop. the tow truck driver did not give me any paperwork to sign. Later we were contacted by the body shop, the owner saying he will work with the other party's insurance to get the car fixed. Because the other party now is denying fault, and I have no insurance, the car is stuck at the body shop.I received an invoice from the body shop, saying now the storage fee is $95 per day and the towing fee is $475. The invoice is even back dated by a month and a half. It has no information of where the car was towed from, and it has no total amount.I want to get the car back to stop accruing storage fee but I can't afford $10k+ storage fee. And I believe that I am a victim of tow scam.By the way, the towing company and the body shop has the same phone number.My questions:How can I get the car back?Is Acura responsible since the towing company is its vendor?Anything I can do or where can I find help to get me out of this mess?e also have a question regarding the other party's insurance. Since we were not insured at the time, we have no one on our side to work with the other party's insurance. They are of course trying to deny as much liability as possible, but do they have any legal obligations to us? For example, despite other party's statement claiming that we changed into each others' lanes, the fault is not 50/50 and we are lucky to get 25%. They are also not proactive on our case, they have not even sent out an assessor to review our damages to determine the % fault. There have been many delays and inaction from other party that has lead our vehicle to be in storage for such a long time. Do we have any legal rights on our side to get some progress going or reduce our fault % (i.e. buying a crash analysis report, request a break down of how the fault % is determined).I've asked this question before, I want a second opinion from a different lawyer. Thank you.
I have a small accounting practice in West Los Angeles. I
I have a small accounting practice in West Los Angeles. I need to increase my client base and basically there were couple of ungrateful tax clients in past about few years ago, that wanted me to provide them free service for them which I declined and I requested payment for the additional work. They have gone on Yelp and posted very untruthful facts about my services and gave a bad rating on my services that I provided them. I responded to their false accusation on the site and also requested my other clients to post a review about my services and asked them to express their view and opinion about my services. Few of them wrote up very good reviews about their experiences with my services. However, for some strange reason, all those reviews were taken down from yelp and now only these not favorite reviews are being seen by the potential clients. I called customer representative of Yelp and they said these other good reviews did not make reviews for others in yelp and thereby they have taken them down. In addition, I wanted to advertise with Yelp and they told me that since I have these couple of bad reviews which have given me 1 star, my advertisement with them would not be effective and they are not even willing to take me as a client. Is there any remedy for this situation.
I am in process of purchasing a smoke shop.i want to sign a
hello sir,I am in process of purchasing a smoke shop.i want to sign a purchase agreement between me and the seller,but I want to make sure the I am protected from any taxes or liability that the seller might be owed in the past.do you think the attached file [agreement] is enough or shall I just make it simple and make one page agreement states that buyer is not responsible for any back taxes of the seller and the purchase price is due on or before the transfer of the lease contract.
I am working personally on an P&S with sellers attorney. I
I am working personally on an P&S with sellers attorney.I have a few questions about typical or standard practices: if the buyer loses his 5% deposit if he defaults, what does the buyer loose. Is there consideration to both parties in case of default.
I was recently escorted for a urine drug screen for
I was recently escorted for a urine drug screen for "reasonable suspicion" as someone (whom I suspect I know and did so maliciously) called a anonymous tipster hotline to report me. Following the screening, I was not escorted back to my place of employment and allowed to drive home. Our policy specifically forbids this. What are the potential reprocussions of this oversight and do I have any legal recourse in the matter. I am a physician by trade and would like any potential positives to remain off my record and from reaching the state medical board.
I have kind of a business arrangement / franchise potential
Hi... I have kind of a business arrangement / franchise potential question. Where I am the franchisor.I have a small chiropractic business I am expanding. I have a guy that is struggling in practice. He is a good chiropractor and great guy but just not business savvy and I have the opportunity to kind of partner up with him (bail him out so to speak) by helping him get his business going by converting it to a franchise location for me or partnering up with him in some way.Advantage to him is he can break even or make money quickly to support family, etc. using my model (well in theory). He is bleeding about 1k a month right now and has been at it 1.5 years with just a 3k month overhead so he aint exactly growing too quickly.Advantage to me is that I can add another location to my company fairly quickly/easily (be our 3rd) in an area I would love to have a location with a doc ready to go... so that is my drive to make this happen.So the question is this. If I move forward with this, I am struggling on ideas of how to arrange the 'deal' with him.Not sure I want to take over his lease for him (1.5 years remaining) because he could of course abandon ship. Could just add my name on to lease and take over his operations and hire and train him. That seems clean only because he is still on hook for lease but why do that if don't have to be on it is my struggle there.Next option I thought is have him sign on as franchisee and just add addendum for no Franchise Fee, No royalties, etc and maybe just defer it all along with paying back any money I spend to get this going (be about $15K initially most likely to get him up to speed and hit marketing hard for several months)I have come up with scenarios and typed them out but didnt want to attach here because feel like it will be too overwhelming to read my potentially terrible scenarios.So my question is... Can you give me some ideas on a way to employ or partner with a guy in a situation like this where it makes the most sense.Perhaps some partnership hybrid where he can't abandon ship if all is not going well. So maybe he stays on lease and we just have an agreement with him that we take over his finances of the office and hire him as 1099 for low wage plus percentage as turns profit.Or perhaps a modified franchise option as mentioned above with a loan to get him going and he starts implementing my systems. Starts paying an amount per month towards these things on a profit level reached.Anyway.. hope this is a reasonable question you can give me some insight on.While I will probably consult an attorney in my area I like checking with this service as well so I can get an affordable second opinion and maybe just ideas of creative fair ways to structure it but most importantly any pitfalls to watch out for that I would not see coming or know about.
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I am a sole proprietor dentist. I purchased $181,000 in a
I am a sole proprietor dentist. I purchased $181,000 in a equipment in 2011. My tax preparer did not depreciate this over mulitple years but instead listed it in full during 2011 resulting in a huge loss of savings for me.
If a business is knowingly putting their customers (other
If a business is knowingly putting their customers (other businesses that use their platform) at risk by subjecting them through bad business practices (to increase the profits of the platform) to slanderous statements and public disclosure of their private business information that they originally trusted the platform to protect, how would a monetary value be determined to represent the damages?