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Dropservicing business in the US - is this legal for industries like law, accounting/bookkeeping and other regulated industries?

I am looking to get into the business of dropservicing - finding a white label provider of certain services and then re-selling those services to retail customers. For myself, I'm sticking to ...
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Criminal action for “accidental” property damage

I recently saw a story on YouTube about a family which had an issue dealing with a roofing company. The roofing firm somehow made an error about which house they were supposed to re-shingle and ended ...
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Why is a company allowed to change the number of shares it’s divided into after its IPO?

I read that even after an IPO, a company can change the number of shares that it’s divided into based on a board vote. What’s to prevent them from arbitrarily increasing the number of shares to raise ...
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Can I solicit investments in a private Facebook group?

I was told that soliciting investments for my business in public without registering at the bursa is illegal. Is it legal to solicit investment in a closed/private Facebook group? Is a private group ...
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Report Photo - Violation of Business Private Information

Yesterday I found that a person that was collaborating with my business published photos of him inside my facilities on his Instagram account. In those photos, some private data of my company and my ...
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In UK law, are any business banking contracts considered unfair and therefore unlawful?

The bank we use for our business banking charged us US$1,300 recently. We incurred the charge by mistakenly initiating two identical transfers on online banking between accounts which have two ...
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Is it the same nature of business?

As far as I understand, I can use the name the same as the name of another business, if we are of different business natures. Right? The other business is selling physical goods (more exactly, they ...
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What addresses can be a primary place of business for an LLC in Florida?

According to the Florida "SunBiz" website, the Article of Organization must list a "Principal Place of Business Address" in addition to a mailing address and the registered agent ...
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Can I use the same LLC for different business activities?

For example, can I use the same LLC to drive for Uber and for working on computer repairs?
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When creditors come for assets in an LLC formed in another state, which state laws apply?

I am heavily indebted.I also want to start a business. I want to protect my assets from creditors. If I put my personal assets into my business, will they be protected? From what I understand, Wyoming ...
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Interpreting the meaning of “additonal considerations” in Covid-19 reopening guidelines for cosmetology business

My wife and I are trying to interpret the document Reopening Protocol for Personal Care Establishments: Appendix R Effective as of June 19, 2020t the document from LA County Department of Public ...
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Is any software/product operated under a name a business?

If make an app and publish that I alone operate under a made up name, am I legally a business or an individual?
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Does collaboration with branded products need permission?

my question is simple. If I were to sell a food product at my takeaway shop for example our own chicken wings with Frank's redhot sauce which is a branded sauce, would we be able to advertise as Frank'...
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Ongoing noise issues from business beside home

I live in a house behind a bar. There is an alley that separates the buildings. The bar rarely has guests inside, but from what I can tell the employees, owner and their friends hang out in the back a ...
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Is there a Legal Requirement for Computer Companies to Include an Operating System when Selling a PC?

I asked a company if they could sell me a PC without an installed Operating System, as I plan to install my own. Their response was that "We have to legally include a OS with all of our systems. So ...
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Recurring payment reminder

In the United States (California to be specific), for subscription services that charge a large amount (say more than $300 or another significant quantity) once a year, are they obligated to send a ...
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Is it legal to sell cracked gaming accounts?

A coworker recently said they have a small side business in which they were selling cracked gaming accounts. Is this legal? It sounds very illegal, but I haven’t found anything definitive on Reddit ...
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Can a market store refuse service and kick me out because I asked other customer to cover mouth after coughing with no mask protection amid COVID-19

Today while inside a Farmers Market in California, I asked a shopper to cover her mouth after coughing with no mask protection. The owner of the store came to me asking me to get out of the store and ...
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regarding form w-9;

Is it legal for a company to withhold payment for an invoice because they require an 'updated" W-9 each year even if info has not changed? They have a w-9 for the vendor. Its my understanding W-9's do ...
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Colorado SOS doesn't take foreign credit cards. Default of acceptance?

Incorporator I. who is neither US citizen nor resident wants to incorporate a Colorado corporation which costs a filing fee of $50. The colorado secretary of state only accepts two payment methods: a)...
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iOS App rejected from App store 3.2.2 (Business model unacceptable)

I have an online service that adds on additional features to an existing online service. It's currently only accessible via desktop. It has free features and premium features that are offered via a ...
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Is work able to force me to install software on personal equipment?

Due to the corona-virus around the world, like so many others I am working from home as possible. Work has just decided that because of this, we should be using Mircosoft Teams to help us all ...
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Bank manager withdrew funds from my account without my authority can I sue her and the bank

I deposited a large cashiers check payable to myself into my account this morning. I tried to buy eyeglasses but I only had $100.00 available in my account. I called the bank and the Mgr clms there’s ...
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My job seems to be ignoring a state executive order to suspend activity. How can I best protect myself but also report them to the authorities?

Michigan has issued an order titled "Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life". In it they reference Homeland Security's own guidance about what ...
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How can I protect my company name?

I have a fair working knowledge of copyright law and trademarks, but I'm not certain how business or company names are protected. If I apply to have "Spincity" designated a trademark in a particular ...
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How to anonymize network data packets for commercial use?

I am working on a project where I have to identify anomalies in network traffic of business networks with machine learning. The algorithm is feeded with captured network packets from inside of the ...
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Entertainer Delima with Performance Rights Organization Licensing

I am an entrepreneur who entertains patrons in bars and restaurants for profit similar to a DJ. I am very aware of the legal implications of playing copyrighted music/songs in public and the business/...
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Are trading platforms legally required to provide buyer/seller protection?

Private transactions are not subject to statutory consumer guarantees. Still, trading platforms where private buyers and sellers meet (e.g. eBay, or TradeMe in New Zealand) do provide some level of ...
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LGPL for closed source software?

Is there any license that behaves like LGPL as in permitting the user/customer of the software to use/and change the software as they want, but has the following properties: Does not allow to open ...
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Is ETL or UL necessary to retail AC chargers?

Theoretical: I wish to import and sell wall chargers in the USA. I realize it is a good idea to get a safety certificate that signifies my product meets national safety standards to avoid being sued....
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Can I copyright all creative works created hereafter by doing this?

This question is inspired by the TED talk Copyrighting all the melodies to avoid accidental infringement and its Lobsters thread. Basically, the story is that Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin put every ...
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Do nonqualified stock options need term limits to be exempt from deferred compensation (409A) treatment?

Suppose that I want to build a startup with independent contractors and want to compensate them with non-qualified stock options (NSOs). I expect the business to take some time to stabilize and ...
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Insider trading and time travel

For purely academic purposes. This is not an ethics question. John works for Google. Google decides to release a new social media network called Google+. The launch causes every Facebook member to ...
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Do non-US companies have to pay US tax just because they have US customers?

I just came across some US tax forms for foreign entities like W-8BEN-E and 1040NR which made me ask this question. Suppose a company called Cool Stuff Ltd. runs some sort of online business serving ...
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Can I use a game to earn “support money”?

Can I use the game to earn the "support money"? Even I not own the game copyright? For example, I use one game to build and made a screen or some character, then I share it, after that I post a link (...
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Is it commercial disparagement when one business confuses other business customers on how to schedule appointments?

CGLI policies have following trigger for advertising injury: d. Oral or written publication, in any manner, of material that slanders or libels a person or organization or disparages a person's or ...
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Can I use a proprietary software in my web service?

My goal is to develop a web service that is automating multiple software together. I plan to sell the whole web service as a SaaS for a monthly fee. Problem is, one of the software programs I plan to ...
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Working for Spouses foreign company

My spouse and I currently live in the US. We plan to move back to my spouses home country, where we will live and work long term. Our current plan is to have my spouse start a company in the foreign ...
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What qualifies as “wagering” or “gambling” and what are ways to avoid falling under that category? [closed]

You see, as naive as it sounds, I'm looking into starting an online casino (of sorts). I have no intention of presenting real-world cashout ability, thus as I would like to believe would make it not ...
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Can a private individual issue receipts?

In certain jurisdictions such as Singapore, sole proprietorships must be registered. In these jurisdictions, can a private individual issue receipts? Perhaps a more specific legal question is: where ...
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In an LLC (real estate) with two equal members, who is considered the owner of the LLC's properties. The LLC, or the partners?

I am one of two members of an LLC that owns property in Kentucky. Could one or both of the members be considered the owner of a particular property, or would the LLC represent the legal owner? A ...
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Can the buyer have right to withhold the last payment on a item

Picture this, a buyer comes to a company and lays out a specification of he or she wants, within that specification the buyer notes that they are withholding the last payment unless he or she has seen ...
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Would insurance company have duty to defend it's customer in unfair business claim case?

So our business insurance company (mostly for accidents with customers and employees) is doing everything possible to not have cover our legal defense costs by coming up with various ruses. I have ...
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Is customer list really a trade secret in California?

This is about the lawsuit where our tenants and we, the landlord, are being sued for misappropriating competing beauty salon's trade secrets (i.e. customer list). We are about to sign retainer ...
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Claiming ownership of a service [closed]

I and a few others created a service (a website that people can subscribe to for content) a while back as a hobby with no agreements and no structure. Now though, I am thinking about taking it further ...
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Tipping competing salon that unjustifiably sued us to IRS for misclassifying their former employees?

We are being sued by a competing business salon that in complaint filed with court alleges that their "former employees" conspired with us in stealing trade secrets (a.k.a. customer contact list). In ...
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What are one's options, if he is incorrectly listed as defendant in civil lawsuit?

A little background: Two employees working for a competing beauty salon left it and came to us to rent out two stations. Since day one we have had landlord-tenant and not employer-employee ...
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Does paying for other party's attorney fees have a chilling effect?

I understand and agree with the fairness in the losing party having to pay the other party's attorney fees. However, won't this foster a chilling effect on the "little guys" (we, the peasants) from ...
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Signed generic NDA re purchase of business - can I start in competition

I'm interested in a general view as well, but my jurisdiction is New Zealand. I am looking for a business to purchase, and came across an advert for a business hiring out common equipment. While ...
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Can a founder 'gift' pre-existing assets to a company after hiring a cofounder?

I live in the U.S. Suppose that I create a company with a deposit of $10,000 and want to bring in a cofounder for an equity stake of 15% in this company. I have personal assets like computer code, ...

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