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Brian J Ladouceur JR

Meriden Contracts / Agreements Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Similar business name registration.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Vincent T Lyon
    4. Maurice N Ross
    5. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If the name is important to your organization then you should speak with an attorney knowledgeable in trademark law. Generally, the status of for profit or not for profit will have no impact to the assessment of your claimed infringement issue. In Connecticut (as well as most states) the name a company uses to register / incorporate / organize a business with the Secretary of State (SOS) does not by itself grant exclusive rights in a name, but rather only prevents others from registering...

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  2. Unpaid service in CT

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Kevin Burns
    3. George W Boath JR
    4. Frank Anthony Natoli
    4 lawyer answers

    DON’T DELAY and contact an attorney ASAP because if “work was completed in November 2012” the deadline to record a Mechanic’s Lien (you’re strongest remedy to collect) is slipping away (if not already passed). In Connecticut, pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stats. § 49-34, to assert a Mechanic’s Lien a compliant certificate must be (a) recorded by the town clerk in the town the property is located within 90-days of ceasing to perform services or furnish materials, and (b) served upon the owner of the...

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  3. I slipped and fell on gas in a gas station do i have a case

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Bret A. Schnitzer
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. David J. McCormick
    4 lawyer answers

    You “may” have a case if your fall resulted in an injury or damages (something your questions does not mention). If you are hurt then its recommend you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer (which most will provide free of charge) to determine whether or not you have a viable negligence claim against the business / property owner. In general, a business that invites the public to enter their premises to purchase goods and services owes those persons (known as a business invitee)...

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  4. How much money will I lose if I sell a franchise two months after signing the agreement?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Melissa D. Lenhard
    2 lawyer answers

    Franchise Law is a complex area of law that involves various federal and state specific laws that govern franchising. A careful review of all franchise documents (and business sale agreements) should be made to provide proper guidance on what rights you have and to identify any built in restrictions, penalties and costs for early termination. For example, many franchise agreements (in addition to providing the franchisor significant control of the franchise’s method of operation) will...

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  5. I set up an LLC 18 years ago and never used it or conducted any business with it. Can I still use that company.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Burns
    2. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Check the CT Secretary of State website (http://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/) and search and see if the LLC is even active. 18 years is a long time to pay annual entity taxes and not use the LLC so after typically 3 years of inactivity (i.e. no annual report filing / entity tax payments) the State will administratively dissolve the LLC. While a process exists to reinstate a dissolved LLC (and pay all the back fees and taxes) unless a compelling legal reason exists to do so (i.e. keep...

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  6. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Steven Mark Sweat
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    4 lawyer answers

    You should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer (which most will provide free of charge) to determine whether or not you have a viable negligence claim against the grocery store. For example, a Connecticut lawyer should be able to evaluate whether the store manager had prior notice of the hazard (i.e. spilt water, broken jar, produce on the floor) that may give rise to liability. Also in Connecticut (unlike some states) an injured person may also be entitled to recovery under...

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  7. Our dad passed Away 2months ago. Can my sister or I be held liable for any of his debts? medical or credit card. We live in CT .

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott D Rosenberg
    2. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    3. Matthew Aaron Wiley
    3 lawyer answers

    My condolences for your loss. Generally, your sister or you would NOT be liable for your late father’s debts unless you specifically guarantied those obligations. If your father truly had no assets then those creditors are left with a loss on their debts. Beware: One debt surviving family may get drawn into paying for is a deceased parent’s nursing home / convalescent care. This happens when a family member signs on as “Responsible Party” in the admission agreement. Oftentimes family...

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  8. An action has been brought against me personally for debt owed by my incorporated business. Do I file a motion to dismiss?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2. Philip M. Block
    3. Robert John Murillo
    3 lawyer answers

    While it “maybe” possible the credit card company has mistakenly named you in its suit, Attorney Murillo’s evaluation above is more often the position small business owners face, especially when obtaining revolving non-trade debt (i.e. credit cards). Without an owner “personally guarantying” the debt of their new business creditor’s often won’t lend because no business credit history / experience exists yet. As far as your case, appearing without a lawyer in any case is a risky proposition...

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  9. I was in a car accident due 100% to the other driver's fault. Can I sue for diminished value of my vehicle?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dominic Spinelli
    2. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2 lawyer answers

    Given the amount of property damage you may want to consult an attorney,even if pain / discomfort is minor right now, because you may have permanent injuries that entitles you to compensation. As far as recovering your deductible, rental car fees and diminution of value on your car, try speaking with your insurance company first to determine if 1) when you are not at fault if any of your losses are covered under your policy, and 2) if you do collect money do your losses get paid first or...

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  10. Making a gaming clan website?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Bruce E. Burdick
    2. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    3. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4. Adam Gregory Masserang
    4 lawyer answers

    Intellectual property law is complex and very fact dependent. If there is any hint that you are trying to make money off your clan site (i.e. commercialization of a product or service) then you will definitely want to consult an attorney knowledgeable on such issues. It maybe worth visiting the game’s website first to see if they grant limited permission to fan sites such as what you’re contemplating to use their marks to help build buzz and community around their products. You may...

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