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Jason Matthew Shinn

Keego Harbor Internet Lawyer.

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  1. A Business Competitor write bad Comment on my business profiles Blog Post, and she share comment on her business profiles.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. Brian C. Pascale
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    3 lawyer answers

    I am a Michigan licensed attorney and frequently represent businesses and individuals on internet legal issues similar to your situation. Generally speaking, these issues relate to defamation and business disparagement. You may have a number of options to pursue legal claims that entitle your business to damages, as well as removing the comments. However, to fully evaluate what options and remedies you may have, you would need to meet with an attorney and to provide the actual content making up...

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  2. I am an Interior Designer. I just built a new home and provided drawings. Who owns the blueprints?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm a Michigan licensed attorney. You have a number of different legal issues, which will likely turn on the specifics of your particular facts (those provided and others that would need to be discussed). The short answer is that you likely have some ownership in the materials described. Whether this ownership will support a copyright infringement claim is not something that should be left to a Q&A forum like this and, instead, you should discuss with an attorney. Consider the following as...

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  3. I am a 5% share holder of a company and also an employee. Now that the company is on the verge of big things that I have been a

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. H. Joel Newman
    4. John P Corrigan
    5. Matthew Erik Johnson
    5 lawyer answers

    You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your ownership interest and to address your termination. In terms of the capital call issue, the operating agreement should provide the details of what happens if a member fails to meet a capital call. Example provisions may include the defaulting member’s voting rights are suspended until the required contribution is made or it may provide for a buyout of the defaulting member. Additionally, the circumstances under...

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  4. Can I sign a newly adopted telecommuting agreement "under duress", followed by my name?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. Thomas R. Morris
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Micah F McBride
    5. James Allen McGrail
    5 lawyer answers

    I'm a Michigan licensed attorney. I've litigated a number of cases where a party has claimed to have signed a contract under "duress." However, in my experience, under Michigan law, "duress" is an incredibly high standard and I have not personally been involved in a situation where a court has accepted such an assertion. Generally speaking the mental state required for invalidating a contract under a theory of duress, requires “duress” arising from "unlawful act of another" that induces one to "...

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  5. Can a minor enter into a click wrap contract on the Internet with verbal parental consent?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. David B. Forest
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    Under Michigan law, any contract made during minority (which is under the age of 18 in Michigan) is voidable. So If the contracting party is a minor, the contact is voidable by the minor at any time before reaching the age of majority. Upon turning 18, the minor may affirm or disaffirm the contract. In other words, it is not necessarily unlawful for a minor to enter into a contract but that contract may be voided. Additionally and assuming your are the parent or guardian of the minor child,...

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  6. Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Michigan?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Scot Curtis Putzig
    2. David J. Hutchinson
    3. Jason Matthew Shinn
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to the great responses provided by Mr. Putzig and Mr. Hutchinson, you may want to review the post below that discuss in more detail Michigan non-compete law. Best to you going forward.

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  7. I have not signed a noncompete agreement because i wanted to get it reviewed by an attorney. They are holding my paycheck.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. Cristine Wasserman Rathe
    3. Marc Aaron Asch
    3 lawyer answers

    I work with businesses and individuals to address noncompete issues and other employment related matters, including compliance with Michigan and federal employment laws. The actions taken by your employer is not something I would recommend because it raises questions and/or creates arguments for why the noncompete agreement may later be held unenforceable and potentially violates applicable federal or Michigan wage related statutes. However, more information would be needed to fully assess...

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  8. How to get out of defunct LLC, if one partner is not not being cooperative?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. Jane M Coviello
    4 lawyer answers

    Your wife should meet with an attorney to limit or otherwise protect her from personal liability, to address the winding down of the LLC, to prevent what appears to be improper use of the LLC's assets, and to enforce your wife's rights to access to company records. This should be done sooner than later. In preparation for that meeting, she should have the LLC's operating agreement, all other company agreements, and any written communications between her and the other member. These documents,...

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  9. A 100% divorce atty. took on a criminal case..excepted funds..no retainer agreement..no acct. of funds received..no experience..

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. Peter L. Conway
    3. Daniel Seth Williams
    4. Henry S. Gornbein
    4 lawyer answers

    You have a number of different issues that will need to address. However, I think you are correct in first asking the attorney Grievance Commission to investigate this attorney (see link below). I also recommend that you immediately write to the attorney (so you have a record) advising him or her to cease doing any further work on your behalf and request a return of any remaining balance of monies you previously paid, and a complete balance owed for legal services expenses. Generally speaking,...

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  10. What is a reasonable figure to ask for in a familial status discrimination settlement?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jason Matthew Shinn
    2. Mickey David Larson
    3. Ezra N. Goldman
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm a Michigan licensed attorney and my legal practice involves handling discrimination issues. First, I can imagine the frustration you must have experienced after being denied housing and the lost job opportunities associated with this denial. Second, in terms of settlement figures and strategy, there is not a "one-size" fits all approach in terms of making a settlement demand. Building on this point a demand will depend upon a number of factors, including the facts involved in the matter,...

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