Andrew Mark Jaffe’s Answers

Andrew Mark Jaffe

Akron Internet Lawyer.

Contributor Level 18
  1. Can I sue someone online? in sweden over ebay sale?

    Answered 24 days ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Erika Flynn Apelis
    3. Iman Reza
    3 lawyer answers

    Sorry to hear about this problem. I think you will find it will cost you significantly more than $150 to sue a person in a foreign country. Even if you win, how are you going to collect? Perhaps a letter to eBay customer service would help. They could reverse their finding and ask the person to pay. They may wish to keep their standing with eBay.

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  2. How to bring $50,000 000 .00 into the us legal, for investment. no drug no terrorism connection.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    2 lawyer answers

    You should absolutely consult with an attorney. This big transfer will draw investigation from banking regulators and probably Homeland Security. I would make sure all your ducks are in a row before this transfer is made.

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  3. Online dating site keeps using my photo and personal information in their promotion ads after I was no longer a user.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3. Robert E. Harris Jr.
    4. Azzam E. Elder
    4 lawyer answers

    I often say as cocktail chatter that there is no gravity on the Internet, what goes up does not come down. That having been said, I have worked for dozens of clients to get information removed or search engine de-listed. I would say the success rate for these kinds of actions among Internet attorneys is around 70% and that the cost is from $1,000 to $1,500. It all depends on the circumstances. If you know who the poster is, another avenue many clients take is to have a lawyer write a...

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  4. Is it legal to have a website online that gives out prize money everyday to the winners of a daily competition?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Stephen Ross Verbit
    3. Kendra L. A. Stephen
    4. Kevin Wesley Wimberly
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on how your site works, you could be creating liability for yourself if it is considered a game of chance, or gambling, but less likely if it is a game of skill. By designing your contest properly, and again contests are subject to State law, it can be made legal. You need to discuss these issues with an attorney as you design your site. There is much you need to know as you begin your new business. I suggest you do not attempt to write your own legal policies. This is not...

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  5. Is an email considered legally official in a court of law?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Andrew Chung
    3. Stephen Charles Moore
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a maybe yes, maybe no answer. To be valid, a contract needs to show "manifestation" of intent. If you have an email trail that talks about the terms and conditions of your contract, and the other party says "I agree" most courts would call that an electronic signature. However, many more facts are needed to determine your exact situation. You are going to need to speak with an attorney. Most lawyers on Avvo, including myself, offer a free phone consultation....

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  6. I'm in the process of building a web startup. What legal work would I need to get done by a lawyer for my company

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    3 lawyer answers

    Are You Planning on Opening a New Website? Below is a checklist for legal issues I use for new e-commerce clients. 1. Busines entity - Are you going to be a C corp, an LLC or a sole proprietorship? 2. Terms of Service - This is your contract with your visitors and is the most important item for any e-commerce site. A little work here brings big dividends in the future. 3. Privacy Policy - Every e-commerce site needs a privacy policy! 4. FTC guidlines - The FTC has been regulating...

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  7. My own mother is suing me for pulling a prank on her, recording it, and then posting it on You Tube. Can she really sue me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Dana Howard Shultz
    4. David W. Raskin
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question raises many issues. If your mother truely wishes to sue you, and if the youtube was put up over 2 years ago, she may be beyond the statute of limitations for any damages. Further, your mother will need to prove damages to win anything. To prove mental distress she would probably need to show her years of therapy and the cost. Further, once she finds out how much it is going to cost to sue you (thousands) she may not want to bother. Finally, come on man, it is your...

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  8. My husband and a colleague were carrying on an affair. I want to expose their affair online like Facebook. Is it legal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian C. Pascale
    2. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    3. Dana Howard Shultz
    4. William Mark Weinberg
    4 lawyer answers

    I understand your anger and frustration over the situation. However, outing them on the Internet could have unintended consequences to yourself which could cost you money and aggrevation. I suggest that you may wish to speak to a family law (divorce) attorney in your area. That lawyer can counsel you about your options (including non-legal ones.) Find a family law lawyer on this site and call them for counsel. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  9. Am I allowed to post a cease and desist letter online? I would like to show everyone what a clown and an embarrassment it is.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. Brian Kenneth Dinicola
    3. Mark Raafat Malek
    3 lawyer answers

    This is America where freedom of speach is a protected right. In this case, yes, you may publish the correspondence you have received. However, be careful in your comments about the correspondence or the company who said it. You don't want to create a defamation situation against yourself.

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  10. Can I sell items I buy off of amazon?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Andrew Mark Jaffe
    2. William Edward Gschwind
    3. Pearlette Vivian Toussant
    3 lawyer answers

    No, once you have ownership of an item you may do what you wish with it.

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