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Questions tagged [business]

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possible problems when removing a license

Specifically speaking of free software licenses, and particularly speak of Blende.org / Blender 2.7xx. I want to know what happens if I withdraw the license and / or replace it with another one. I am ...
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Is it necessary to register a 'Doing Business As' if company name is used missing the ending LLC?

If I have registered a company with the name ABC XYZ, LLC and the company name appears on the website under the permutation ABC XYZ then is it necessary to file a 'Doing Business As' under the name ...
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What happened to the anti-tipping laws?

There used to be many states, like Tennessee and Mississippi, that had anti-tipping laws. These laws made it illegal for restaurants, hotels and railways to allow their employees to accept tips and ...
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What is it called when a business causes damages or vandalizes to garner more business?

I don't if it's racketeering exactly because I don't know what the stipulations are for how long term or consistent it is or what qualifies as "organized", but suppose a car wash hires someone to ...
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How do people hire only specific demographics but not face discrimination suits?

I like the idea that businesses can specifically hire homeless people who need it, but what I'm not quite sure of is how businesses are able to do that on an arbitrary basis, because as far as I know ...
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Having chance in a legal lottery

For simplicity a lottery is defined as consisting of these three elements: a prize distribution of the prize by chance, and payment for that chance. This article states that a way around this is to ...
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In what circumstances can a missing person be replaced in business deals?

Suppose there's two people who found a startup company as associates in the USA. In case one goes temporarily missing, is it possible for the other to take over decisions for both of them (e.g. agree ...
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Can someone deny cash as the payment method?

There are a small number of restaurants in my area where they do not accept cash for payment. They only accept electronic payments such as credit cards, local debit cards etc. Is this legal? On most ...
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Unauthorized Business Site License

Any business lawyer? Please answer my question. My house has been used by a previous tenant to obtain a site license from the California Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to run a ...
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How much are partnerships and LLCs really taxed?

Based on the IRS website, partnerships and LLCs being taxed as partnerships appear to only file (at the federal level) 1065 forms with schedule K-1 forms (for each partner/member). If I'm reading ...
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“This provision survives the termination of this Agreement.”

In a business contract, does the following statement : "This provision survives the termination of this Agreement." Means that the provision survives for a unlimited amount of time? Is there a ...
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Is it lawful to discount products below its cost to sell other products on the same sale?

Suppose a company in Singapore buys some hardware for $100, develops some software for it, and wishes to sell the integrated solution for $200 to a foreign customer. The invoice lists the hardware ...
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Is doing business where you live all it takes to pierce the corporate veil?

If an LLC operates from someone's home, I read (can't find source at the moment) that they want a place in their home where they exclusively work on the business (like a home office) to keep business ...
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Sharing confidential information between two companies

I own a small company and submitted a proposal to a major company and I received no response. Another company considered my proposal and invited me to present the proposal to the board. I was asked ...
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What legal entity(s) would be best for startup funded by kickstarter or other investment?

Assuming someone is going to start a business that is to design, build and manufacture a small electronic handheld device. They post campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowd-funding ...
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How do you draft an NDA for sharing a startup idea and do you need a lawyer to legitimize it?

I am at the stage where I want to expand my software startup, however, I do not know the proper procedure to do so. I was wondering how to create a non disclosure agreement and more importantly if you ...
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I suspect bait-and-switch selling, what can I do as a consumer?

I’ll keep this as generic as possible in terms of which store and which products were involved, but here’s the situation: Location, product(s) and retailer: I’m in Canada, the seller is a chain ...
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Is it illegal to buy a product and sell it elsewhere without the tag, and without mentioning the original company who made the product?

If a person were to resell a product made by a certain company, without giving any reference to that company, is this illegal? In addition, what if a person were to sell a product made by the company ...
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Can someone else register my trading name and stop me from using it?

Lets say I have a registered limited company called ABC Limited. I have a trading name called ABC Events. Technically speaking the name ABC Events is not registered at the companies house so could ...
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How long do you have to collect a unpaid debt?

If a client refuses to pay an invoice for work completed, how long do you have to file a claim? I have a written contract but they sent me a letter canceling the agreement.
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Marketing using GMail [closed]

I purchased a database of bulk emails. Now, planning to make some profit from it. Can I use Gmail as my marketing mail id and send advertisements? Is this Legal?
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What trademark “goods/services” category is a medical device design and manufacturing company?

If my company offers an array of medical devices (and related software), do I trademark it as an 010 (based on it's flagship product) or do I trademark as an 044 (a medical service -- producing and ...
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Is it legal for a company to erroneously charge you and refund you in credits?

I was recently charged a $5 fee in error by a California based tech company. I disputed the charge via app and they issued me a “refund” in credits for future use of their service. I have not been ...
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Recruiter forwarding freelancer's profile without consent

I work as a freelancer, so being contacted by recruiters is a regular occurrence. Recently I responded to a request from a recruiter of a UK-based, "award-winning" recruitment company. We talked on ...
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Company car in employee's name

If a company purchases a vehicle, but the title belongs to an ex-employee, who owns the vehicle? Is the ex-employee legally entitled to take the vehicle from the company?
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Revocation or cancellation of declared divided

Can dividend once declared be revoked or cancelled?and tell me some cases if any.
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Are businesses in Wisconsin required to accept waste oil?

This morning I stopped by a Jiffy Lube with a couple gallons of waste oil, as I had just changed the oil in my car over the weekend and I had dropped this sort of thing off at this location in years ...
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To what extent does an artwork copyright protect against real life 3D replicas of objects in a video game?

I make and sell real life, 3D replicas of daggers from video games, TV, and movies. Currently I am using the original names of the daggers to sell my products (and I am aware that I am likely ...
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Proper Way to Register a Parent Company w/ Subsidiaries

Example: I want to have MyCompany Corporation but also want to have MyCompany News, MyCompany Software, Etc. Would I register the corporation then add the subsidiaries as a DBA or does each ...
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As a company, do you have to perform KYC & AML on individuals who provide you with a loan?

I am interested in accepting loans for my company, however, these lenders are mostly international. Would I have to do AML (anti money laundering) checks on these individuals? For some more ...
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Foreclosure on a Business Loan

Assuming that the due diligence has been performed, what is involved in foreclosing on a business loan? Said business is currently owned by an investment group. That group owes two payments that ...
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UK corporate law: Can I move my brand to another company?

I have a brand "ABC" and a company ABC Ltd. However I want to close ABC Ltd, open a new company XYZ Ltd, and have XYZ Ltd own the brand "ABC." Is this legally possible? What if ABC Ltd. has an ...
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Selling your personal vehicles versus being a used car dealer, what are the limits?

If you sell off a personal vehicle, or two, or three, you do not need any special licensing. However if you are a used car dealer you do. So how does the government determine which it is? Are there ...
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In the U.S.A., how much do you need to make from a project before it becomes a business?

So lets say you do not have a U.S. citizenship but you spend a lot of time in the U.S. You buy products and create goods from them which you resell (say you build sheds out of wood or something of the ...
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Can an immigrant create a new business while their green card is pending?

My fiance is hoping to form a new business in the United States, but she is wondering if she can create a new business (example, LLC) while her green card is pending?
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Which money transfer method is better?

To send money to as an investor to a startup, is it better, for proof of transfer in a possible court case in case of dispute, to write and mail a check or wire directly through banks? If I use the ...
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Opening a daycare near previous employment

Location: Canada, Ontario Background: A friend got a one-year contract to work at a daycare from June 2017 to June 2018, but was let go after working two months. Key things on the employment ...
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Why would I need a section 85 roll over in Canada during incorporation?

I want to incorporate in Canada, and a law student told me I should do a "section 85 roll over" to transfer the cash I want to use to operate my corporation. its not a lot of cash, just 40-50k, but ...
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Can students on F-1 visa in U.S. operate a software business incorporated offshore?

If I were to form an offshore company (IBC) for an internet business, can I run it in U.S. on F-1 Student status? It is just a software application. People go on the website to pay and download it. ...
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Survivability of agreement clause

Landlord signs an agreement with a service to provide laundry equipment. Later, landlord sells building. The agreement has a clause that reads "this lease agreement will survive any sale, assignment,...
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Is a rental business liable if a rented product causes harm?

If a business rents out objects for use around the house (think things like ladders, tools, toys etc.) and someone hurts themselves using the rented item, is the rental business liable? I feel this ...
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Would it be considered ethical for two brothers to work as executives at competing public companies?

Let's say Bruce is CFO at Exxon Mobil and his brother Clark works under the CTO at BP. Considering possible implications of the fact that these brothers are expected as siblings to have a reasonably ...
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Going to court after agreeing to multiple dispute resolutions

Dave and Bob co-found a company together and both sign a shareholders agreement.They then work together on the company full-time for a year. Dave is then accused by Bob of breaching the agreement by ...
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Dispute began under previous contract, new contract signed, which applies?

Here is a simple scenario to explain my question: A contract is signed in January, this contains non-competes and IP clauses. A dispute begins around the non-compete and IP clauses in February. ...
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Can you be sued for money if your product is released for free?

Say I create a product that I release for free and take no profit in any way. If this product somehow violates the copyrights or trademarks of another company, is there risk of needing to pay for ...
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Does prospect of sale price being paid in full determine validity of sale?

I’ve been offered to sell my business to another business in what appears to me as a lease or licensing agreement with royalties, but the contract’s language says “purchase”. In short, the buyer ...
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Are there ways to hold communal companies?

I'm going to give this a try: Suppose a group of people want a kind of non-profit, open-source company that anyone can donate to or derive assets from, that no singular person owns but still has some ...
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Making games with multi-level marketing in game

I have a plan to create an online game with multi-level marketing. Is it legal to create a game which costs money to buy, and then reward them with more money than they used to buy the game if three ...
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Non-profit donations for organizational overhead

What percentage of a tax-exempt nonprofit's donations can be used for overhead costs in California?
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Can hotels legally refuse room to customers who are drunk or intoxicated in India?

Can hotels legally refuse room to customers who are drunk or intoxicated (in India)? if yes, Which Indian law provides provision for the same.