Daniel Sage Ward’s Answers

Daniel Sage Ward

Washington Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Can I file General Partnership for a small farmer's market business instead of LLC?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Sage Ward
    2. Robert Kenneth Morrow
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Dana Howard Shultz
    5. Charles Adam Shultz
    5 lawyer answers

    I am not licensed in CA, but the benefit of an LLC over a partnership generally is that, as its name suggests, it limits liability. If someone eats a bad tomato from your business, and then sues the LLC, only the assets of the LLC will be readily subject to judgment. Conversely, in a partnership, the liability can (and does, generally... Again, I a, not licensed in CA, but doubt it is different there) and does run to the partners themselves. So you could lose your house over that bad tomato...

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  2. How should i handle this case without a lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Sage Ward
    2. James Mitchell Hoffmann
    3. Fesner Petion
    4. Timothy Shawn Howard
    5. John Joseph Westerhaus
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Why do you want to handle it without a lawyer? You should be able to get a personal injury lawyer willing to take that case on a contingent-fee basis. That means he would collect his fee as a percentage of any amount recovered.

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  3. I have a religious discrimination suit against my former employer and they have agreed to go to mediation.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Sage Ward
    2. Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery
    3. Jordan Bergus
    3 lawyer answers

    You should find a good employment/discrimination lawyer in your area with experience mediating cases. THEN agree to mediation (if you and your lawyer think that is the best route). You can be sure they will have a lawyer at the mediation.... You should too.

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  4. IF A CORPORATION CAN NOT PROCEED PROSE WHAT HAPPENS

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Sage Ward
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Robert Gregg McCurry
    3 lawyer answers

    A Corporation must be represented by counsel in a civil proceeding. Because it is a creation of the state, it cannot represent itself (pro se). If a corporation is a defendant in a civil proceeding, and it fires its lawyers, the court will generally give it time to hire new lawyers. If it fails to do so, it could face serious consequences, including a default judgment.

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  5. My ex boss gifted me a utility trailer every thing is legal and the title is in my name can he take it back?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Sage Ward
    2. Michael Leo Potter
    3. William Emil Cassara
    3 lawyer answers

    If it was a gift and the title is already in your name, he will have a tough time getting it back. That said, the fact that you quit shortly after, and there appears to be some emotion (on his side, at least) leads me to think that he could argue fraud in the inducement, or something along those lines. You have the title, and that is a great fact in your favor, but this fact pattern has my "spidey sense" tingling.... I suggest you get a lawyer and share the ENTIRE story with him or her....

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  6. I loaned a person a large amount of money several years ago to start a plumbing business. He is not paying me back on the loan.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Sage Ward
    2. W Chase Carpenter
    3. Daniel Gutierrez
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you would not have trouble getting a judgment. Getting your money back, on the other hand..... Well that's another question. You should hire an attorney, give him or her the full story, and that attorney will likely conduct an asset search to see if the purloining plumber has any assets that could be used to satisfy a judgment. Otherwise, this sounds like a case where you would spend a lot of time and effort obtaining a judgment against a judgment-proof defendant.

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  7. Is it unethical for opposing counsel to initimidate a witness into not testifying?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Daniel Sage Ward
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. John Joseph Westerhaus
    4 lawyer answers

    I think you need to define "intimidated."

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  8. No. I want to know if a job can demote you from a high position and place you in a lower one without any warnings?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence Roger Holzman
    2. Daniel Sage Ward
    3. Lee Tucker
    4. Christine C McCall
    4 lawyer answers

    You write you you were not given any verbal warnings, but you have identified two verbal warnings you received. Your employer may have a grievance procedure that you can avail yourself of, but, based on the facts you have provided, it does not appear that you have a discrimination or retaliation claim.

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  9. What happens to intellectual property if a partnership is dissolved?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Daniel Sage Ward
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    4 lawyer answers

    You need a lawyer. This sounds like your soon-to-be ex-partner is looking to get something for nothing. Get a lawyer.

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  10. Do attorney suppose to keep things secret even if you not his client yet?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Raymond Daymude
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Daniel Sage Ward
    3 lawyer answers

    One thing to add to my colleague's excellent answer -- Expressly confirm with the attorney that the conversation is "privileged" so you know that you are both on the same page.

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