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Mohammad Ahmed Faruqui

Mohammad Faruqui’s Answers

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  • If I'm operating in Hong Kong and I have customers requesting my service from the US and elsewhere

    If I'm operating in Hong Kong and I have customers requesting my service from the US, which type of term and condition is applicable to such practice ? If the company is non US based company does still have to apply to all internet policies ? I'm...

    Mohammad’s Answer

    Parties can contract as they see fit and must bargain what country's law or what state's law shall apply. The terms should clearly state which jurisdiction's law shall apply. The terms should also clearly state the parties should settle any future disputes and which courts shall have jurisdiction and venue.

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  • I am behind on my rent and the landlord advised me today that I should "just turn in my keys..

    to avoid legal fees for the filing and to prevent an eviction on my credit, she also says if she files the papers, she will have the eviction "expedited", is this a legal option if criminal activity hasnt occured in the apartment?

    Mohammad’s Answer

    It depends on whether your state has summary proceedings for eviction actions. In Florida, summary proceedings allow an eviction to be completed within a week if the eviction is not properly contested. Of course, a proper contest requires a credible defense to the eviction.

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  • Can I file a lawsuit against a person that owes me money?

    To whom I lent money to, let live with me free until he was able to pay me and come to find out now has stolen money and property along with owing money to the apartments and for bills before we were evicted. I have several witnesses that would te...

    Mohammad’s Answer

    Was your agreement with this person oral or written?

    Most states have a statute of frauds that makes oral agreements unenforceable if they are for a significant value. For example, in Florida, if a contract has a value of more than $500 or requires more than a year for a party to fulfill their obligations, then courts cannot enforce the contract if it was an oral agreement.

    If you had an oral agreement, it might not matter how many witnesses you bring to prove the facts. But check the nuances in your state with a competent lawyer.

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  • Federal Judge Etiquette

    Can a Federal judge be reprimanded for making politically charged, racially charged (by racial I do not mean by color of skin), or demeaning remarks?

    Mohammad’s Answer

    It depends on how serious and insensitive the remarks were, and whether the record of the judge's remarks were preserved. Talk to an attorney who is affiliated with ACLU.

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  • I have a written offer to pay a bonus to me for completing a major project by the end of the year. My boss refuses to honor it.

    The bonus letter states that if I complete the project successfully by the end of the year he will pay a bonus. I successfully complete the project in October 2012, well before the end of the year and he refuses to pay the bonus. What options do I...

    Mohammad’s Answer

    Sounds like a breach of contract.

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  • Do I have to file as a Foreign LLC in Florida for my rental property?

    I have a single-member LLC (formed in NY) that owns property in NY. I purchased a home in Florida last year, and titled it in the name of the NY LLC. I have a short-term rental license for the home. I am now being told, a year later, that I have t...

    Mohammad’s Answer

    I believe the county is right.

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  • I am looking into possibly opening a resale dress shop. I have questions regarding the inventory I would like to carry.

    I have shopped the resale stores in my area and have seen several pieces with the original price tags attached. They are still sold at a discounted price. I would be looking on Craigslist, at garage sales and mall "end of season" sales for my st...

    Mohammad’s Answer

    Definitely legal to sell products you buy from retail outlets but not necessarily profitable. Be careful with counterfeit products though because you could be liable to both a civil plaintiff for damages and a government entity for fines.

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  • What is time frame for breach of contract. had contract for person to buy my business, i furfilled my part by training his wife.

    in other words, i was to walk away with my purse and funds instead he was not making any moves to take over the business , my daughter and i had trained the wife, after months, i asked him when he was going to give me the 25,000, and the balance n...

    Mohammad’s Answer

    There is not enough information in this question. For example, when was the closing date for the sale/transfer of the business? Has the closing already occurred? Was training to the wife part of the closing or a condition precedent to the closing?
    In any case, the statute of limitations for suing on a breach of contract can be between three to five years depending on which state you live in, and which state's law controls the contract.

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  • Non- Compete (Ability to Compete Agreement)

    Please let's not focus on why or how my business partner gave me this option, but the story is the following: I started a developer, manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of nutraceutical products. My partner is wiling to sign a (non-compete agr...

    Mohammad’s Answer

    In many states including Florida, a court may have the power to reduce the time, scope and/or geographic reach of an illegal or unenforceable non-compete in order to make it an enforceable one. You should consult an attorney in your state who can help you craft some language that could save your non-compete agreement from total failure in the event of a future dispute.

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  • How can join the Marines, Army or Aviation?

    I am an illegal resident in USA but I want to serve America by joining the Army or Marines , is this possible? Would I get legalized if I do so?

    Mohammad’s Answer

    You first need to consult an immigration attorney who can help you apply for legalization. That's the first step toward a future military career.

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