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  • Using the courts to entertain harassment in Virginia ...What can be done about this ? Are there legal consequences ?

    I have a family member that is constantly lying to the magistrate to get criminal charges and temporary detention orders brought against me and then do not show up to court and the TDO results in non-commitment. They also file motions to amend or...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    Your next time in court with this family member you could argue that the person is wasting your and the courts time and suggest to the judge that they reprimand your estranged family member for frivolous lawsuits. Good Luck.

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  • Do i need an auto accident lawyer

    Was rear ended at a traffic light driver was possible intoxicated or distracted hit me at about 30 to 40 mph my girlfriend and her child where the car with me we also saw a doctor she said we have mild to moderate whiplash my car can drive but my ...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    Find someone in your area with experience in car accidents. You can use the find a lawyer tool on avvo to do your research on high quality attorneys in your area. Good Luck

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  • Do I have to take the car back.when I do not want the car back from the dealer.

    I TOOK A CAR DEALER TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT.AND HE DID NOT SHOW UP.SO THE JUDGE DEFAULTED HIM.NOW I HAVE GOTTEN PAPERS TO GO BACK.BECAUSE THE DEALER FILED A MOTION TO SET ASIDE THE JUDGMENT.AND SET ASIDE THE CASE FOR TRIAL.I TOLD THE JUDGE THAT I D...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    This sounds like a creditor debtor issue as well as an issue of whether the dealer did violate the judges directions. You should argue that the car is worth much less because of the continued repairs, and making you take back a bad car would be unfair to you legally and economically, especially since you already won in court the first time. The main thing is show up, be well dressed, polite, but firm and argue that the judge should deny the motion to set aside. If the dealer really wanted to sell you the car he would have fixed it faster or shown up to court the first hearing. Tell the judge something along the lines of Georgia has a lemon law to protect people from getting ripped off, I came to court the first time to put an end to me getting ripped off. Please uphold the prior judgement and prevent me from getting ripped off. Good Luck in your Endeavor.

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  • Does the First Sale doctrine allow business to resell licensed goods?

    Specifically a business that makes handmade goods, would it be a violation of the First Sale doctrine to buy licensed product from a licensed legal distributor (B2B) and to then create other goods from that licensed raw material?

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You should make sure you create a different good for your own sales, and not merely a repackaging of the other good you purchased. Additionally you may need a license yourself. As is indicated on many items, (not for individual resale) you will run into problems if you buy in bulk items that a not intended for resale. However, you sound as if you are making a product from a raw material which means you likely would not need to rely on protection from the first sale doctrine, but if you were using a trademarked logo for instance (from the purchased good) in your product you might be running afoul of other laws beyond copyright. Best bet is to find a lawyer in your area who can consult you in high detail confidentially on your best way to protect yourself. Good Luck in your endeavor.

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  • An ex friend stole a poem from me, and used it for a song of his own.

    I wrote a poem about missing Los Angeles, then years later an ex-friend writes a song about the same thing. I believe he stole it from his ex girlfriends Facebook (they are now friends), I was going to write for her band, and showed her a few poem...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    To establish a copyright claim against someone you have to have a valid claim in the copyright and then prove that they copied you. To prove they copied you, you would usually need to gather the proof that they had access to your poem and actually read or heard it, and that there is enough similarity to prove they copied it. This requires you do your homework, gather the pieces, and contact a competent attorney who would agree to represent you if you actually do have a case. Good Luck.

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  • Seeking pro bono entertainment attorney in texas?

    hello I'm starting a music label and need help getting a trademark

    Zebulon’s Answer

    While you will most likely need to hire an attorney or will need to hire one very shortly after you begin, there may be legal resources available to you. In Georgia for example there is the Georgia Lawyer's for the Arts Project, which provides access to a limited amount of pro-bono attorneys assistance. GLArts.org There may be similar organizations in Texas. These organizations may or may not be able to help you but may be able to guide you toward you best available options. Good Luck in your endeavor.

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  • I just recorded a song at the studio what paperwork do I need such as producer credit engineer credit and other paperwork

    I just recorded a song at the studio what paperwork do I need such as producer credit engineer credit and other paperwork. I want to make sure I'm protected other than copyright and bmi. Tell all the forms I need.

    Zebulon’s Answer

    It all depends on details regarding who wrote what parts of the song and how the song got recorded. You need to start with a split sheet and or a production agreement between the people who made the song. You may want a variety of other docs. Usually an engineer is paid an hourly or day rate and not credited in the song. In short, this is a free public forum, and while lawyers here try to help people, it is not easy for them to give you a black and white list of the necessary docs, nor should you rely on lawyer answers on here alone. You should think about how and with whom you recorded the song and study the necessary contracts yourself so you can ask more specific questions relating to specific deals or parts of deals. If you are serious about your business keep researching the contracts yourself and retain an entertainment attorney to help you with the specifics. Good Luck.

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  • Should my license have be re-suspended? Is it possible to contest a suspension?

    On April 22,2015 I paid about $400 in tickets for driving without insurance and registration and then had to reinstate my license for an additional 60. Two weeks later on May 4th they resuspended my license without any tickets saying that I don't ...

    Zebulon’s Answer

    When they re-suspended your license how did they do it? Were you pulled over driving someone else's car? You don't have to own a car to be found guilty of driving without insurance. If it was just a re-suspension via mail or something it may be easier to clear up. More details would help attorneys in the forum better help you. Good Luck.

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  • If my license were suspend in phx,az in 2008 for no insurance would they still be supend today

    im want to knowif im able to get my license in the state of , ut

    Zebulon’s Answer

    You will most likely have to get your license reinstated in AZ before you can get a license in UT. This type of prior unresolved issue usually comes up on a background check involved in your new license application. Good Luck.

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  • Medical records in personal injury case

    How would an attorney acquire medical records without violating HIPAA laws that protects plaintiff?

    Zebulon’s Answer

    As discussed the attorney for a client may have a medical records release signed by client which will authorize access to the records and then may acquire the records on behalf of the client via request or subpoena or otherwise. Good Luck.

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