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I have a business and someone is suing me for negligence for

I have a business and someone is suing me for negligence for something that happen on my property, I have received a sommonds that is now quite old. I do not have insurance. emmett decouJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes , I received a sommondsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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We are a sole proprietorship business. We are struggling

Hi, we are a sole proprietorship business. We are struggling financially at the moment. We have a personal loan from a friend of 25000$ without a contract. We have over 200 orders that were secured with a 50% deposit that adds to about 40000$. That deposit money was used to expand our business. We no longer have that money and do not know what to do. Would bankruptcy clear the debt of the deposits? Would it clear the debt of the friends loan? What kind of legal issues could result from not having the customers deposits?

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I sold a business a year ago, part of the agreement was for

I sold a business a year ago, part of the agreement was for the buyer to put a 'founder's statement' on the website and it is to be 'prominently displayed' - she has it as the only text that has to be scrolled down for and it's below a photo so it seems buried. Is there any definition of what 'prominently displayed' might mean?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not sure what you mean - we handled the agreement between us. It was/still is a sole proprietorshipJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's about it I guess

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My 68 yr old sister was scammed by this company push pin

my 68 yr old sister was scammed by this company push pin holding claiming she owed them 7000.00 for a contract they purchased from a cc co. she couldn't afford to travel to new York or Chicago every few mo for several yrs so she had to defend herself & a few weeks ago she was told via pc that she lost & now they are asking for $7000 to cover attorney fees & contract. she is devastated as she just retired & it will wipe her out. this is horrible as she has suffered the loss of her only daughter & only gr son. please can somebody help her. she got a letter this week stating they will freeze her bank accts & put a lein on her property. she is totally innocent..JA: Oh, dear. I'm sure the Fraud Examiner can help you. Is there anything else the Fraud Examiner should be aware of?Customer: this credit card machine was trial for 6 mo back in 2005 & after the 6 mo she was given instructions to return it & she did so. her attorney told her the statutes of limitation had run out but the judge said she lost in court.

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Want to set up a very small breeding program (to start) for

Want to set up a very small breeding program (to start) for my leopard geckos (small reptiles). I live in PA. Trying to figure out if sole proprietorship or LLC would be my better option. Honestly, the only problem I can see is if someone would catch salmonella from one. It is very uncommon if good hand washing is done but all reptiles carry that bacteria as part of their gut flora (you can't get rid of it). Other than that, if a gecko dies, I would have no problem replacing or refunding. Is there a form that I or an attorney can draft (that would stand up in court) stating that the buyer understands these risks and releases seller from any liability so that I could go with the simple sole proprietorship or is it truly in my best interest to go with the LLC. Honestly, I'm going to be starting out VERY small (maybe 10-20 at $20/each) for the first year until I can get this up and running. This is totally a hobby that I want to see if I can make some money (mainly to offset costs) off of.JA: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?Customer: I haven't registered it yet. Still trying to decide if that is my best option. PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Nothing yet. Just started working on this idea this weekJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, that's it.

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Question on an LLc, Virginia, no, I own it 100% My question

Question on an LLcJA: Can you tell me what state the LLC is registered in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, I own it 100%JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My question is can I invoice the LLC for consulting work before I begin taking a salary. (Approx 3-4 months to transition over to the LLc)

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I have a question on employment law and implied contract of

I have a question on employment law and implied contract of employmentJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: New YorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I started a sole proprietorship type business, can I order

I started a sole proprietorship type business, can I order business credit cards with this type of business or it has to be a corporate type of business? Also how long of business history is required to apply business credit cards?

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What Happens if You Defaulting on a Merchant Cash Advance.

What Happens if You Defaulting on a Merchant Cash Advance.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Ga.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The advance company is base in ny

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