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Judith Anne Silver

Gainesville Internet Lawyer.

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  1. How many hours a week am I required to work under a salary based employment contract? What if more than 40? More than 80?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    2. Brian W. Erikson
    2 lawyer answers

    Depends on the state, the contract and your position level. Consult an employment attorney in your state.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. Definition of OUTSIZING?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    1 lawyer answer

    In this context, outsizing means inflating fees and charges. You can find more information at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/06/countrywide.shtm and file a complaint with the FTC regarding your situation or call them to see if they think your situation might be included in the settlement.

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  3. My former employer forged or doctored my employment termination agreement by adding a paragraph?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    2. Brian W. Erikson
    2 lawyer answers

    You should contact an employment attorney in your state to handle the appeal. Hopefully you have a copy of what you signed to show him/her. It's possible that the changes made could affect your situation depending on what the original and what the new versions say. It's also possible that whatever you originally signed may have barred unemployment benefits.

  4. For TM purposes, can 2 companies serving same industry share part of their name? Thank you for taking the time to respond.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Robert Philip Cogan
    3 lawyer answers

    There's also Starmark that's a large agency in our area among others. I would pick a stronger mark to begin with as given the number of folks using star for marketing already, you'll never be able to protect your mark as it will be too generic and your use too recent compared to others, plus you'll be subject to possible allegations of consumer confusion and trademark infringement from the other prior users.

  5. Do NY, NC, DE, and DC provide financial privacy laws in addition to GLBA?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    1 lawyer answer

    Try researching it here: http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html.

  6. Do employers have the right to distribute personal employee information at will? (email, phone #, etc.)

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    2. Gregory D. Jordan
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to consult with an attorney in your state regarding the details and the results. This is not clear cut.

  7. Can i sue a website for giving out personal informations about me (i.e. private pictures) to another website without my consent?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    1 lawyer answer

    You should definitely complain to the site if this is not in their terms or privacy policy, however consider that someone else may have simply right clicked on your photos, saved them and uploaded them elsewhere. . .

  8. The contractor has made changes that I have not agreed to.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    2. Brian W. Erikson
    2 lawyer answers

    Depends on what was stated in writing, or if nothing, then what you could prove was orally agreed. You should consult an attorney that does construction law nearby. Keep in mind that contractors can take out liens on property for lack of payment.

  9. Loaned $ 3 yrs ago - last contact 10 mths ago. email from person very clear that they owe me. Can I file now in small claims

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Richard Ronald Bernstein
    2. Judith Anne Silver
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, statute of limitations begin when you should have known there was a legal dispute. Each state is different, but most provide at least one year. You need ask an attorney or research the law for contract dispute statutes of limitations in your state.

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  10. How Many times can a landlord change lease agreement contracts?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Judith Anne Silver
    1 lawyer answer

    These are questions specific to the lease she signed and the law of her state. She needs to consult with a real estate lawyer in her state. Based on what you said, it seems unlikely that she has to do most of what is described.