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Brian J Ladouceur JR

Meriden Contracts / Agreements Lawyer.

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  1. Automobile Accident – has it ever been determined in a liability case to be the fault of the passenger?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Mark T Stern
    2. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    3. Gregory M. Stokes
    4. Robert Don Fink
    4 lawyer answers

    If your son is physically able you both should consult an attorney ASAP before you speak with anyone else. The injured driver (your son) has at least three possible insurance coverages that could compensate his injuries; 1) your carrier’s primary coverage (as hes was the vehicle driver), 2) your carrier’s underinsured / uninsured coverage (as his passenger friend may be an “operator” under the policy language), and 3) the passenger’s policy (as possibly a direct vehicle “operator”). Even...

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  2. I have a revocable trust, how important is it to have my real estate, car registrations and titles in the name of my trust for

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen F Sutton
    2. Brian Mitchell Mekdsy
    3. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    4. Scott D Rosenberg
    5. Douglas R Holbrook
    6. ···
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    A Trust without any assets is of little benefit, however, its advisable to consult with an Estate Planning Attorney to guide you through a number of complex decisions to determine what tools (such as a Trust) that your Estate Plan should leverage to achieve your tax, financial or family objectives. A Trust is one tool in an Estate Plan and for simplicity can be thought of as a private agreement between the Trust and its Beneficiaries on how the Trust’s Assets (contributed by the Donor) are...

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  3. Can my employer change my job title/position along with my responsibilities without my permission?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Robert M Fortgang
    3. Christine C McCall
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, and employer is generally free (absent an employment agreement or collective bargaining agreement) to change the roles, responsibilities and compensation (within limits) of employment. Most people’s relationship with an employer is as an “At-Will Employee”. That means the employee may leave and/or the employer may terminate the relationship at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all (as long as its not for a discriminatory purpose or violate some other law or regulation). Be...

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  4. What are the rights of the legal heirs in the assets of a llC firm after a death of a partner?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Henry C. Weatherby
    3. Kevin Burns
    3 lawyer answers

    As stated by others already the Operating Agreement (‘general llc agreement’) contains the legal contract between the LLC members on how the limited liability company’s affairs are to be conducted by and among its members. That oftentimes will include death (disability) provisions that “force” the sale / transfer of certain membership interests. Seeking the advice of an estate planning attorney with close company business experience is essential, plus having an accountant that can interpret...

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  5. Did my landlord brake the lease?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Kent Matthew Miller
    3. Brian Coleman Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to the Connecticut attorney’s answer above, you may also want to consider sending a formal written notice (send it certified mail, return receipt so you can prove the date of the landlord’s receipt) of the defects you describe so they are either corrected or if not provide you legal grounds to terminate your lease. Essentially, a Connecticut tenant may terminate his lease upon 1) properly notifying a landlord in writing of a defect impacting the tenant’s health or safety, and 2)...

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  6. I live in CT and have a unpaying roommate.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    1 lawyer answer

    Your paralegal roommate, as a month by month tenant, is protected under Connecticut law (even though it’s only an oral agreement). Essentially the Oral Lease renews at the beginning of each month (and terminates at month end) so as landlord a tenant maybe evicted if rent is not paid by the 10th of the month or alternatively may be evicted at month end when the landlord decides it doesn’t want the tenant to occupy the premises any longer. HOWEVER, an empty threat is unproductive (especially...

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  7. Lawsuit Breach of Contract, Can anyone tell me what I'can do about this? I realize I need legal help, but what speciality, etc?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Brook D Wood
    2 lawyer answers

    In addition to the advice above (contacting a Debtor's Rights attorney who can also advise whether the student and cosigner can discharge their obligations) make sure you provide your counsel with all of the application paperwork (signed application, your signed guarantee, any loan details / loan solicitation papers / emails). Generally, my experience in such maters is that the application contains language which in a court of law can obligate the signer for the debt incurred from the lender...

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  8. I co-signed for a car loan for an ex. Will I have to pay him back anything that he paid previously?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    Co-signing a loan (or even credit card) for a boyfriend / girlfriend, family member or other friend is one of the worst mistakes a person can make. Generally, a co-signer of a loan is “jointly and severally liable” for the ENTIRE obligation, except that the co-signer is worst off because they usually do not learn loan installments are unpaid, that late fees / default interest / repossession charges, etc. are being charged, and they have no title interest to the property. Also if a lender...

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  9. I was terminated for policy voilations which the state of Connecticut found untrue. I won my unemployment case can I sue?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Jason T Brown
    2 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on winning your unemployment case but unfortunately that is generally not a sign that you’d have a strong enough case to “sue” (for presumably wrongful termination). A civil case and an unemployment case have different standards and rules in play. For example, presuming you’re an “employee-at-will” your employer could have terminated you for any reason (as long as not discriminatory) or for no reason at all. If it did that then generally the terminated employee qualifies...

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  10. What are my legal rights as part owner of a business?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    1 lawyer answer

    It’s advisable to contact a business law / litigation attorney to evaluate your business interest and make appropriate demands for payment upon the other owners. Generally as an owner you would be entitled by contract, statutory law or both to have notice of a business sale, the right to vote on that sale, and if approved (even against your wishes) to be entitled to any business profits and fair value of your interest. If majority rule (50%) is what is required then your 25% could not have...

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