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I am a web designer and created a website, graphic material
I am a web designer and created a website, graphic material (primarily a logo), Facebook page, and email list for my husband's business. There was no contract. The domain name for the website is the same as his business name. He has a sole-proprietor, no trademark. The domain name is ***** ***** my name. The website is hosted on my server. I registered a copyright on the logo in my name.Prior to building the website, I paid $5,000 towards his business start-up fees, as well as $2,000 towards his immigration application. He promised to repay these amounts. I created the website to help him establish himself and our verbal agreement is that once his business began to earn money, he would repay me.He has been earning money for 10 months and he did not repay me.We separated 6 weeks ago.He will not agree to signing our separation agreement, which partly outlines repayments of his debt to me, until I give him sole ownership of the website and marketing material. I have asked for payment towards the website before giving it to him.His lawyer says they will take me to court unless I give him sole ownership of the website. Am I obligated to give it over? What are my rights (copyright, domain name ownership, etc)? Is there a Family Law loophole of which I am not aware?
I did a bathroom remodeling for a customer who has not paid
I did a bathroom remodeling for a customer who has not paid me. The work was done without permits at the homeowners request and niw I'm concerned about the potential for them to sue me for doing the work without a permit if I file for a mechanics lean or bring them to small claims court.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am owed just under $4000
Is it legal for a lawyer lie to tell you and tell he is a
Is it legal for a lawyer lie to tell you and tell he is a federal lawyer to take a case and charge you $22000 when he is NOT? And then when you find out quit and don't offer any further assistance or any kind of refund.Causing you to have to pay $28000 for another lawyer that is qualified to take your case.
I am a pro se plaintiff vs a large corporate defendant. I
I am a pro se plaintiff vs a large corporate defendant. I believe they have had to resolve numerous cases like mine, but they have required the other victims to sign non-disclose or non-disparage agreements as part of their settlements.I wish to prove a pattern of their similar malfeasance.Question: can I subpoena testimony and documents from either the defendant or their other complainants regardless of the settlement agreements?Would doing so typically put their other victims at risk of violation of the agreements?Thank you,Paul
Thank you for taking time to review and respond to my query.
Good DayThank you for taking time to review and respond to my query.This query relates third party auto insurance claim coverage for a "fault' state. If the driver of the insured vehicle was not at fault, would the passenger still be able to file a claim against the insured drivers policy under bodily injury coverage and then driver insurance policy on behalf of the passenger, go after the responsible partys' insurance to subrogate the claim?Secondly, if there is a lawsuit pending against the responsible party, can passengers' medical bills still be submitted to the responsible partys' insurance for payment? Or would it be declined on basis of lawsuit?
Loren, related to the same situation. I am trying to figure
Loren, related to the same situation. I am trying to figure out a way to completely extricate myself from this relationship. Given the developer's unstable behavior I am concerned that he will renege. He has threatened to report me to Regulatory agencies like FINRA although I have done nothing unethical or illegal.The problem being is that those actions are not only reverse justice that is guilty until proven innocent but also I have to disclose them to any State Regulator, Insurance Company etc on any contract or renewal and that is a slippery slope. What can I do to insulate myself from any such actions as they are imagined by the Developer? I simply want out.
I went to a pre-trial hearing regarding a small claimsView more business law questions
I went to a pre-trial hearing regarding a small claims lawsuit. I am suing a landscaping company hired by home owner's association. My home owner's association since fired both the property management company and the landscaping company. The lawyer for the landscaping company and myself decided mediation. I am claiming $4200 in damages and compensation. The lawyer offered me $1000 for settlement through the mediator. We did not agree on a settlement. During mediation, the mediator met with me in private and told me, since I did not physically witness or see the landscaping company broke the main water line to my home, there is a probability, during trial, the judge might toss out the case. I have pictures of a spliced water hose and a broken pipeline. I live in a sub development. No one comes into my property. I called tow plumbing companies. They gave me an estimate that I could not afford. I paid a handyman to repair the damaged main water. I have a generic receipt from the handyman. The mediator told I might to subpoena the handyman. For two months, I rented a room from my sister. I drew a lease. I also used a legal pad for my mileage. The mediator suggested that I might have to subpoena the handyman and my city water department. The city water bill for over $600 is itemized. Please provide me with advice on how to prepare and win the lawsuit. The hearing was set for February 20, 2017. I suspect the landscaping company's lawyer will try to settle. I do not know if they can after the failed mediation. The lawyer asked me questions after the mediation. I told him the landscaping company fired the crew chief after I complained about the matter. The lawyer asked me the race of the landscaping crew chief. Your thoughts on preparing for the trial?