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Questions tagged [business]

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How does a flow-through LLC own assets?

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business under US law with the following characteristics: Establishes a "corporate veil" of limited liability, such that creditors or lawsuits can only go after ...
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what is the procedure to develop CARD GAME? Is that Legal in India? [closed]

I know rummy is legal in India, but I am planning to develop a new card game for cash, not 13 card rummy, It is about 5 card game (also a 3card game) not rummy. To implement this cash website game ...
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Is UPS allowed to take my money and business without intention to fulfill its side of the transaction?

I went to my local UPS store to send a package to a place in North Carolina that buys dishes, crystal, and flatware. I handed the UPS store the address and the clerk printed out the ticket because of ...
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Can your business have the same initials as a major corporation?

By coincidence, if my company was “Internal brilliance method”(I just made that up) could IBM(international business machines) sue me over trademark infringement? In different industries different ...
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Is it legal for me to use a PO Box as the registered address for a Limited company?

I've been wondering what the legality of using a PO box as a registered address for a limited company is. I've done some research and the Royal Mail site seems to imply that it is legal for me to use ...
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Is there a general business equivalent of “stage names” or “pen names”

And by that I mean: a situation where an individual can conduct their general business activities privately within a proprietorship under a fictitious "pseudonym" or via proxy? Though I'd imagine if ...
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Is it legal to create automations of websites in India?

Is it legal to create automations of websites in India using Python? There are Flash Sales on every E-commerce sites nowadays, and ordering manual fails to receive goods as they get out of stock in ...
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Sales tax nexus in Illinois for a “startup”?

I had a question around whether I would fall into sales tax nexus in Illinois. I have read through Illinois’ Revenue and tax information(https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/Businesses/Pages/default.aspx) ...
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Can I sell a Craigslist/FB Marketplace item in a local store?

I want to sell a high value cell phone but I also want to stay safe. Are there any issues with me choosing a local grocery store or restaurant to conduct the transaction (goods for money)? Does it ...
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Can the door to a kitchen be locked?

I was just wondering if it is legal for a restaurant to lock the doors of a kitchen where food is being prepared. The door can be opened from the inside It would seem that in case of a fire in the ...
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Assignment of Inventions in Employment Contract for Software Development

I have a contract that basically says this in the Assignment section: To the fullest extent under applicable law, the Company shall own all right, title and interest in and to all Inventions (...
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Break Contract after company sells to new owners and changes names

Company A signs a contract with company B, a scrap metal vendor, to buy all of company A’s scrap metal produced. Company A sells out to new owners and changes names. Company B continues to purchase ...
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White label demonstration with famous brands, is it illegal?

I sell a white-label product, can I publish on my sales page how famous brands would look like using my product if I state on the page that these brands have no connection with me and the images are ...
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Copyright Law for Logo Design that Incorporates a Royalty Free Vector Design [closed]

I am designing a logo for a for profit company. This logo design consists of letters that represent the name of the company but also incorporate a silhouette of a city skyline merged with these ...
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Can a minor file for a Business Certificate in Massachusetts?

I am a minor living in the state of Massachusetts and I am interested in getting a "doing business as" / Business certificate. I am already doing business in my town (online sales), however, I wanted ...
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Can I privately sell a patent plant?

We have around 15 plants on our balcony which are patent but planning to move overseas. So I was thinking to sell them on gum tree or eBay. Is that allowed! I did not breed them, just had the plants ...
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Designer starting business and what area of laws to investigate

What arrears of laws would be best to investigate if I am trying to open a original design business (flyers, graphic tees, paper products)? Contract law,Business law, Copyright law? Specific ...
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How can my company become an executor for social media account removal in the event of a death?

I'm starting a business with a friend where we plan to automate the process of closing social media accounts, bank accounts, etc. on behalf of deceased individuals. Looking into this further, some of ...
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For products shipped across state lines, who gets the taxes?

Let's say a company registered in Delaware manufactures its products in Texas and sells them around the country online, and in person in New York. What taxes, and from which state(s), apply when ...
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Recording Conversations at Work

We have a problem employee who we found out is recording phone conversations with other employees, including their manager, without knowledge or consent. The employee is in the US state of Georgia, ...
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What subcontracting rights does court-ordered daycare have?

I live in the United States. A woman asked my wife to provide daycare for her children. The woman is going through a divorce and isn't on speaking terms with her husband. The husband, who has moved ...
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Is it possible and how to get all the information on a corporation in Canada, BC

There is a super long story of how we ended up in this situation (in fact too long to describe here), but at the end of the day, one of the contractors who started doing renovations in our apartment ...
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Recovery for loss of employee: Actio per quod servitium amisit?

I have a course question that involves an employer whose employee is injured by a third person. Knowing that some businesses can suffer great losses with the injury or death of an employee, I Google ...
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Can a healthcare facility keep driver licenses

If a person goes to visit a resident in a Florida healthcare facility can the facility demand to hold the persons drivers license until they leave?
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Do Directors serving at the pleasure of a specific class of investor owe fiduciary duties to other classes of investors?

Suppose a company has five directors. Two appointed by holders of common stock and three appointed by holders of preferred stock. Do the directors appointed by the preferred stockholders have a ...
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Where to file Operating Agreement for an LLC?

I've registered a new LLC with the State of Iowa. My state does not require an operating agreement, but I read online that it's a good idea to have one to protect your personal finance from liability ...
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Trading card booster packs, loot boxes, the lottery, and your interpretation

I'm a prospective law student currently conducting research on the legality of loot boxes in the United States, and I find Magic the Gathering very relevant. (Reference for Loot Boxes and Booster ...
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What should you do if you mistakenly charge personal expenses to a company debit card?

If someone accidentally uses the business (LLC) bank account for a personal expense, what does he/she need to do rectify the problem from a tax/legal perspective? Is it as simple as having the person ...
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How would one go about starting an electric car company?

A long time aspiration of mine has been to build an electric car (initially with no autonomous driving capabilities) to take to the public market in California and/or Illinois, as those are my two ...
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If you need a DBA (doing business as) if your company is legally named “Foo Bar Inc” but you want to be branded as “Foo”

Say you have a company legally named one of these: Acme Investments Inc. Acme Working Group Inc. Acme Bank Inc. Acme Technologies Inc. Acme Company Inc. Acme Inc. In all these cases, you just want ...
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If Internet Businesses need City Business Licenses

Say you have registered a cloud technology business with the state you live in to obtain your Business Entity Number, and you have also obtained your EIN tax number. It seems that the next step is to ...
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Companies discriminating based off Political Views? Similarity to Religious Views?

There are frequently reports of companies that are refusing to serve customers who support a certain political party (so a company run by Democrats refuses to accept a Trump supporter as a customer or ...
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Is it legal to trade receipts

Companies can claim an expense as long as they have the mean to justify it, usually in the form of invoice or receipt. I have heard of self-employed picking up random receipts (that they didn't incur) ...
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How to deal with paypal claims? [closed]

So, I shipped an item to a buyer. When the product was delivered, the buyer told me by email the color of the product is different from the colors showed in the photo on my store. He attached me the ...
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Can a professor patent and license a technology if the development used software with non-commerical license?

Suppose a professor or student at a university uses software like Rosetta (a protein folding software) for their research. Rosetta has free academic licenses as well as paid commercial licenses ...
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Can Mobile App Terms of Use contain General liability release?

The intent is a smart phone based app, which functions as a service(think ride share type of services). Wish to provide said service without insurance to test market feasibility. Definition(s): '...
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Is it legal to sell gases for human consumption (as supplements or otherwise) such as oxygen, nitrogen, or nitrous oxide

This question is based on the FDA's Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, where they list medical gases as being regulated by the FDA. There is ambiguity, however, as the act puts an emphasis on high ...
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Non US company raised equity by issuing shares to non accredited investors,does re-domiciliation to Delaware cause retroactive breach of US laws?

As per the title I would like to know if anybody knows what happens if a foreign non -- U.S. company ( offshore ) raises equity by advertising and soliciting investors included but not limited to ...
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What can a lawyer do to make the government formulate better policies for tech startups? [closed]

In Nigeria, most policies by the government affecting businesses are antagonistic to the growth of businesses partly due to lack of knowledge on the path of the government about the country's and ...
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Buying a business living in a community property state

I live in a community property state. I would like to buy a business that is not in a community property state. Can I file for divorce and buy the business and my spouse have no claim to it. Or do I ...
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LLC liability for prior (sole proprietorship) product

Say that I start selling a digital product while operating as a sole proprietorship. I later go through the process to form an LLC, and then continue to sell the product under the name of my LLC. ...
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Can a minor be “self-employed?”

I would like to sell web design services, but I don't know where to begin with the legal details. Is there anything that I have to look out for? Do I have to pay taxes? I am 17 years old.
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UK Courts Question: What was the judges final decision that may be cited as precedent in these cases?

Sheriff Court at Kirkcaldy: David Boyack v The Royal Bank of Scotland ( this case was referred to in the "Office of Fair Trading (Respondents) v. Lloyds TSB Bank plc and others (Appellants) and ...
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Can I download pictures from Pinterest and send them to a client as an example of work?

I am a wedding florist, and clients want to see lots of different pictures to help them choose their arrangements. There are lots of pictures people have posted online, such as on pinterest. Can I ...
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Terms of Contract changed during drafting of Written Contract

I entered into discussions with an owner to purchase his business. During the process I agreed verbally and via email to pay for the owners lawyer to draft the purchase and sale agreements. The ...
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trespassing to personal property? [duplicate]

Let say I went into a store and bought something. When I was walking out an employee or the manager stop me and ask to look inside my bag because they assume I was stealing. Before, I could even ...
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What consequences does a business face if money taken and also misapplied?

As a customer, I made a payment with my debit card for a monthly bill I have each month. The amount sometimes changes so I asked for a amortization of payments. After reviewing I noticed 2 big errors. ...
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Do items that I purchase for a business and for myself count as business expenses?

I know that when creating a business (specifically an LLC), I need to keep track of business expenses. But what exactly constitutes a business expense? If I buy a camera that I use for the business, ...
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CEO hiring himself as a consultant

Is a CEO of a U.S. public company allowed to hire a consulting firm for which he is the sole or primary employee? Example: Suppose a compensation committee within the board of directors of company ...
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Is it legal to charge a percentage service fee?

The example is ACME Company has a payment processing system that companies X, Y, and Z can use. It enables more features than just "payment" processing, and it enables more than just "credit card" ...