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Andrew Mark Jaffe
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  • We are a small online company that sells cryogenic components around the country. We need help figuring out state sales tax laws

    We are located in NJ (soon to be PA) and we have been struggling with sales tax questions for almost as long as we have been in business. We sell parts online to all 50 states and Canada, and we typically only charge sales tax to NJ customers, sin...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You should speak with an Internet attorney who is well versed in sales tax law. Generally, sales tax is only due states where you have nexus (generally defined as a physical presence) but other considerations do come in to play.

    Further, if you are already running an e-commerce site there are other issues you need to be aware of that may affect your site and your liability. I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Ex snoops on Facebook without permission

    My boyfriend got a new phone from me when I bought myself a new one, so he gave his 8 year old daughter his old one. He forgot to delete his Facebook and found out that his ex was snooping on it. He had information about her that their son sent hi...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Just because someone says they are going to talk to a lawyer does not mean they will, or that they will come up with the bucks to hire the lawyer.

    I always advise my clients not to poke the bear. Just cut off her ability to contact you and don't contact her. That may solve everything.

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  • Scrapping content from a different website

    I scrapped some data from a website to insert into my website. I contacted the people that actually insert the content into that website and they were OK with it, but the owner of the website is accusing me of Copyright Infringement , i need co...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • I'm wanting to start an online auction website. Do I need a special license to take US customers? State by state requirements?

    I'm located in Texas. Items will be discounted retail like you can get through Amazon, best buy, etc...All bidders will win something. There is a big ticket item and smaller default items. One lucky winner will get the big item and everyone else w...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This is a complicated question which will require a discussion with an attorney to determine exactly how your site will work, and if it can be made legal under Federal and State gambling laws.

    Further, there are other issues you will need to discuss with an Internet lawyer if you are going to open an e-commerce web site. I have written a legal guide on this site about these issues. I have provided a link below for your convenience.

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  • Do I fall into any of the wiretapping laws?

    I run a game server on the internet and when connected to, there is a notice saying "Your microphone may be broadcasted over the internet and/or recorded and stored at any point in time. The state of your screen may also be captured, saved, and br...

    Andrew’s Answer

    While you only talk about the recording issue in your question (and others have given you good advice here) you should talk with your company's attorney not only about this issue, but other business issues as well.

    Further, if you are already running an e-commerce site there are other issues you need to be aware of that may affect your site and your liability. I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Is there any possibility to close domain name which mislead buyers about quality of services they sell?

    For a long period I was a client of some website offering advertising services, I spend more then 20 000$ and now I found evidence that I was scammed by this web service, they promised me that my advertising would be seen by real people and instea...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • The admin of a Facebook page has stolen my photo, altered and posted it to her page. Facebook won't help and she won't remove it

    The Facebook page admin is harassing me by posting a meme of my photo that she stole from my profile. This was done to humiliate me. I am concerned about this photo hindering my job search. I've reported it to Facebook dozens of times but all I ge...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You could retain an attorney to write a Cease and Desist letter to the FB administrator. While a Cease and Desist letter has little legal force, it does tell the other side that you have hired a lawyer and you are serious about stopping this abuse. Further they will understand that if they continue they will have legal fees which should help you in your attempt to stop them.

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • How long does it usually take to register LLC online for a non-US citizen?

    How long does it usually take to register LLC online for a non-US citizen?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Filing for an LLC online takes only minutes, but it might take a few days for a paper transaction, and for your payment to clear.

    However, before you begin this process, you should contact a lawyer about your plans for the LLC and what state it should be located in.

    If you are going to set up an e-commerce site there are other issues you need to be aware of that may affect your site and your liability. I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link below for your convenience.

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  • I dont believe in suing but there are apparantly lies about me put on the internet and to the police department i sat alone

    i dont know who they are i dont know where on the internet to put the truth or send xrays of 7 healed fractures mri reports bloodwork reports clean drug test reports or who to call i dont know their name or number i even called the fbi after drivi...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • My girlfriend and I purchased a car from a dealership that closed up shop overnight.

    We never received the title to the car and still continue to make payments. Everything is tied up in a lawsuit against the dealership that the State has filed against them. It has been close to a year since we have purchased the car. The dealersh...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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