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My ex-husband and I owned a business, a corporation based in

My ex-husband and I owned a business, a corporation based in New Mexico. A few years ago he began working in Texas outside of Dallas due to the lack of work (construction) in New Mexico. Although I went down frequently to help out, I never moved full-time to TX. About a year and a half ago he met a woman and became involved with her. She immediately began to take over control of the company and his life. We got divorced (finalized Nov. 30, 2015) and as part of the settlement, I signed over my 50% ownership of the corporation to my ex.Initially he was paying all of our bills, as well as paying me alimony, but several months ago he began saying he was broke. He began to suspect that this woman who'd taken over his business was taking money from the corporation but couldn't be sure. About a month ago I finally convinced him to get all of the bank statements, credit card statements, etc. so that I could prepare the books for our accountant so that he could file our 2015 corporate taxes. The upshot is that between making personal charges on the business credit card and taking cash withdraws from the business account (yes, he did put her on the account), she stole almost $300,000! My ex-husband is now completely broke, which of course affects my financial situation and has a credit card with a $60,000 balance on it. He is still living with this woman but wants to move back to New Mexico and start over with me. I realize that I probably can't sue this woman, but I would think that he can. What do you think?

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I am in a 50/50 business partnership with an LLC. My

I am in a 50/50 business partnership with an LLC. My business partner took another job and is now saying that he does not want me to do a buy out, wants to shut the business down and have me start another. Can I legally keep it up and running even if he says he wants to shut it down?JA: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?Customer: IndianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The business name has been filed and we are registered as 50/50 ownership, Our accountant did all the paper work.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: NO

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I purchaseda project bike from rancho cycle and chevy for

Hi I purchaseda project bike from rancho cycle and chevy for 1500.00 I was told by the salesman Troy that all the bike needed was a oil pan and some minor cosemetics (ie) fairing kit. Upon taking it to the motorcycle shop that I reffered to by troy I was notified that the bike should not have been sold to me but parted out due to it being a safety hazard. The frame is cracked and there is bolts form a motor vehicle on the bike it is un operatable. I asked the alses man and the office manager whom when brought to his attention said he was not the office manager. I asked how to rectify this isue from my hard earned money and I was told that it was abuiler bike and that he will sell me a frame for $700 more dollars and I said no that is not the case the bike is no good you sold me a un operatable motorcycle. The manager Nick then said I can give you a frame that still does not do any good. I asked for full refund of $1500.00 to put towards a good running motorcycle not even asking for the $ I put into it. I asked what was the corporation info and the office manager said to send it there and they will forward it! also I asked about their liability insurance carrier he then walked away. what do I do just be out of $1600. dollarsJA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: California, I purchased the bike in mid june.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not yet . what do I need to doJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am filling the Articles of Incorp. for a new company.

Hi,I am filling the Articles of Incorp. for a new company.Regrading shares -Class: CommonNumber of Share: 10,000,000Number of shares proposed to be issued: 8,000,000But I have no idea what I write for consideration to be received thereof.Help. Thank you

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This is for expert ELY. Can you create a work for hire

This is for expert ELY. Can you create a work for hire agreement. For *********** "Publisher/Label" and *********** “Writer/Vocalist". 1. I "********* Productions LLC" wrote the original song titled "I Found" 2. ************* wrote two new verses that were added to the song for 300.00. 3. I would like to have full rights now and in the future after paying the 300.00.

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A major drug store has accumulated all my prescription

A major drug store has accumulated all my prescription history and sold it to a prescription tabulating bus. who then sells it to health insurance co. who uses pharmaceutical information to determine if the individual is a good insurance risk or not.

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This is about a Replevin in the state of Mississippi. It

This is about a Replevin in the state of Mississippi. It started out simple, I got a Judgement in my favor. Collecting on the judgement has gotten all kinds of complicated. Initially it started out reasonably well, collecting personal items from a motor vehicle. A substantial number of items were not returned, valued at approx. $1500.00, I returned to the courthouse and spoke with the clerk of court, and the judge himself about the shortcomings. They said that they would look into my situation, and contact me. They did call me, and said that they had put out a warrant for the arrest of the owner of the wrecker company that had my belongings. I did not file anything about this action. I was only trying to collect my belongings, and I am not a lawyer. Eventually the person was arrested, I was not notified of the arrest, and his arrest was dismissed due to me not showing up in court that day. After getting a letter of this action in the mail, I went to the courthouse, asked about this, and filed a motion to have the Dismissal set aside. At that hearing, in which I had no legal representation, I understood that the hearing was for the arrest of the owner of the wrecker company, his lawyer made a case that my claim was with the wrecker company, an LLC, and not the owner specifically. I agreed with that line of reasoning, and agreed to dismiss the arrest of the owner of the wrecker company. Judge told me to get the proper legal documents to make the proper filing, in order to collect on my Replevin. Now it's getting messy, and complicated to me. I have gotten a statement in the mail 2 days ago, Saturday, stating that my Replevin was dismissed. Now I am in need of some proper legal assistance. My name is Thomas *****, I live in *******La.,and I can be reached anytime at ***********. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Tom.

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I contacted an attorney last May 9 2016 for assistance in a

I contacted an attorney last May 9 2016 for assistance in a rather complex situation involving my husband's family - prominently represented by the son - who had tried to keep me away from my husband by:- “Kidnapping” him. I have been told that the word “kidnapping” does not apply to family members, but that is what he did.- Instructing all people involved to keep me away from my husband.The motive was the inheritance most of which was represented by what else, but the money in the bank accounts.The attorney seemed competent as well as pleasant during our first and only visit. Normally a good judge of characters, I was actually happy to have met her and gave her a $ 1,500.00 retainer.Everything seemed fine at the beginning, She prepared a letter addressed to my husband's rehab center to whose members the son had been communicating the above mentioned instructions. It seemed strange that she would show me the draft, but not the final copy, as mailed out. But I did not think much of that at the time.After that the communications were sporadic, better, I tried to remain in touch on a regular basis, first by telephone. She did not take nor return the call, despite the receptionist‘s assurance that she would call back within the next 20 minutes. Having the telephone failed, I sent largely e-mails. Her replies were sporadic, usually consisting of no more than two lines. And provided little help, if any.On June 7 she sent a letter letting me know that she had spoken to the son. She attached information for which I had not asked, nor wanted to see. After that, there was no communication, none whatsoever from her until August 26. She did not send a copy of the reply from the rehab center. There is one logical conclusion regarding such a conduct, or at least a very good question. What was said during the telephone conversation with th son that prompted the woman who had agreed to represent me, to cut off the already unsatisfactory lines of communication.In the meantime, the situation with the husband's family deteriorated. I sent the attorney messages on a regular basis, basically asking what to do. The messages became increasingly pressing: please get in touch with me. I do need to talk to an attorney; I badly need to talk to an attorney. One of them stated: “If you do not want to represent me, pass the file on to an attorney who is interested. But please do something“. No reply, none whatsoever.On June 29 my husband passed away. She did not reply to the letter notifying her about the sad event.On August 10, I sent her a very angry letter candidly expressing my feelings.She replied with two letters, one dated August 26, the other July 15, but clearly both written at the same time: they were answers to my last letter. In both letters she claimed that she had been in touch with me regularly, she had been the best of lawyers both professionally and personally. The letter of July 15 expressed her condolences in, we could say, an exaggerated manner. She also attached a very detailed account showing regular telephone calls initiated by her, as well as all the work that supposedly she had done for me, each with a separate charge. The account added up to about $ 2,000.00, but, because she was such a nice person, she did not expect me to pay the balance from the original $ 1,500.00 retainer.Having been directly involved and knowing what has actually happened, naturally I find the occurrence outrageous. As a business woman in charge of my own corporation, I have dealt with many attorneys in Canada and the US and never seen anything even remotely resembling this experience. The woman's conduct is unprofessional in a way that one we would not expect from an attorney. It is actually not indicative of an attorney at all. Still, how does one deal with the situation. I have letters, many letters expressing my dissatisfaction. But she has fabricated letters claiming to the contrary.Who would an outsider believe?All advice will be welcome.

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Can I sue State Compensation Insurance Fund? I'm being

Can I sue State Compensation Insurance Fund?I'm being charged $5500 for back pay on my workers comp. for 2014-2015, the reason for the charge is this; they are including the total commission we pay to get business as a payroll expenses and calculating our premium on those bases, this is a limousine service and we have to pay commission to the hotel's bellmen or front desk agents to get limousine jobs, when CA SCIF audited me in 2015 they looked at my bank statements and the checks I paid to these agents in my bank account and included the commission as a payroll even though on the checks say "commission" and not payroll, I separate my payroll from other expenses, when I refused to pay (justifiably) they sent my case to a collection agency and now I have to pay $6661.35, if I pay that money is like I'll be giving everyone a free ride and pay for the gas and expenses out of my pocket! Can I take them to court (or small claim court) or is any lawyer who will take the case and also is the CA State Compensation Insurance Fund considered a public entity? And how do I file a written claim (a templet) with CA SCIF?PS: I do not have a policy with them any longer since all my employees are corporate officers.Thanks,Kami SoltaniLuxe Transportation Inc.Los Angeles, CA

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