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Todd Brian Nurick

Todd Nurick’s Answers

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  • Can I sue mugshots.com for libel if the defaming information is wrong and they won't fix it?

    I live in Pennsylvania and mugshots.com is portraying inaccurate information on one of my arrest records and will not adjust the info when asked. I find this libel to be a defamation of character above and beyond the true record.

    Todd’s Answer

    If it is, indeed, inaccurate, document all of your attempts to clear it up, including their responses. We've had luck in correcting similar issues, sometimes with something as quick and easy as a letter from our Firm. Glad to have a call with you if you'd like to set up a consultation.

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  • Purchased CLEAN iphone on ebay and returned. Seller is now claiming he is going to sue me for slander and accusatory language.

    I went to activate it and It was reported as lost/stolen. I quickly ran to my computer and wrote to the seller about my concerns. As ebay recommended, I opened up a case shortly after not hearing from him claiming the item was not as described. He...

    Todd’s Answer

    Don't even worry about it. Threatening to sue is not the same as suing. Just be sure to document it all and get your money back.

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  • How to handle a personal injury happening at a store??

    A grocery store in my area is under construction, but remains open normal business hours. The workers are working while you shop. One side of the aisles are stocked while the other are bare and the products placed throughout the store. There is no...

    Todd’s Answer

    Get to a physician and tell the physician exactly what happened. The documentation is important. Take pictures of your foot, and if possible, the location.

    And meet with an attorney as soon as you can.

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  • What are the steps to start llc in Phila. I live in Ca and will lease a house in Phila. What is the cost, time to start the llc.

    How long does it take to completely start llc sole proprietor for the rental i will have. Can I write off utility bills at the rental if I pay them?

    Todd’s Answer

    If you own a property that is based in Philadelphia and plan to lease it out, you should form a Pennsylvania LLC for legal purposes. However, you should also check with a CPA and be sure that there aren't income and/or tax purposes for forming an LLC elsewhere.

    Generally, the filing is cheap- under $200. However, the costs involved go well above that, as it takes time to process the paperwork. Also, you should have a strong Operating Agreement and so on.

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  • If contractor quits before finishing job do we owe him anything? We only agreed on an hourly rate and deadline date.

    He worked the 1st week then disappeared for 10 days. Returned, worked 2 days then asked for money for hours worked. Paid $700 then disappeared again. Spent more time retrieving his tools to use on other jobs than working on this job - 4x he set up...

    Todd’s Answer

    As a first step I'd check with the Attorney General's office (http://hicsearch.attorneygeneral.gov/) and see if he's even registered for home improvement.

    Next, if you only agreed upon an hourly rate, it's likely you will be responsible for at least some of his time. You could argue the opposite, that you're not responsible for all, or even any, of his time, especially if his work was substandard or another contractor has to "correct" what the original contractor had done.

    Be sure to keep your call log and a journal of discussions or emails, etc.

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  • Can rent a center press charges?

    I live in PA I rented a box spring and mattress from Rent a Center.it was damaged in flood and thrown away can they press charges for non payment?

    Todd’s Answer

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    I don't think they'll be able to "press charges". Perhaps they could assert that you sold the box spring and mattress or removed it to another location, and that could result in a theft charge or similar. However, it's unlikely an officer or judge would allow that, even as a private complaint. More likely than not, if they were to take action, they'd assert a breach of contract claim.

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  • Wife and I are divorcing in PA. Can she go for oil and gas royalties that I inherited from grandma in 2009? We married in 2008.

    My grandmother left a fraction of her royalties to me in her will. I did not get a pre-nup, but am looking into getting a post-nup.

    Todd’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct. Generally, inheritances as specific bequests are external to the marriage. You should get counsel, however, to be sure your rights are protected. Especially if the royalties are significant or fall into a potential exception.

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  • Can life insurance company refuse to payout-policy reinstated less than 2 yrs, diagnosed 6 mos after reinstated stage 4 cancer

    I owned my ex husbands life ins. policy. We paid it for 20 yrs. During divorce, he stopped paying it and the life ins. company didn't send me any notification, although they insisted they sent me several. I found out after the policy had lapsed fo...

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    This is a horrible situation, and I'm sorry you are going through this.

    It's quite complicated, and you really need to have an attorney look at the original material (pre-expiration from failure to pay), the correspondence with the insurance company in the interim, and then the new agreement and forms. Also, be prepared to have the entire payment history ready for review.

    Please seek assistance from an attorney. You may have time limits to take certain actions.

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  • I do some bbq stuff in my spare time, roasting pigs. i put a logo on my pig roaster that says "hogzilla inc." is this illegal? i

    was looking to have t shirts made with that name. its just a name, there is no legal name to it. can I get in trouble?

    Todd’s Answer

    As the other attorneys have written, it's probably not a good idea.

    That being said, your safer if you're not roasting for business purposes. In other words, if you simply did it for fun on the home roaster and aren't selling anything, it's unlikely to cause you any trouble.

    However, holding yourself out as a corporation, especially in the public eye, could jam you up.

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  • IT Firm in United States to employ person in India (work from India)

    Hey, I am starting an IT company and I am looking for affordable website creator + business intent manager combination type person. I looked everywhere and I finally liked someone in India and I think he can do this really well for my Firm. If I a...

    Todd’s Answer

    You don't need to form an entity in India. Along the lines of what the other attorneys have advised, you do, however, need a strong contractor agreement. As the nature of the work is international, and I'm assuming the work will be done predominantly, if not entirely, off-site and overseas, the agreement will need to have some very specific clauses with respect to taxes, intellectual property and access thereto, warranties and representations with respect to the code and so on. I've handled these types of agreements regarding IT on both an international basis and domestically for over 15 years and would be glad to meet with you.

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