Scott E. Chapmanā€™s Answers

Scott E. Chapman

Las Vegas Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Can i sue the insurance agent /owner/broker?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Craig M. Murphy
    3. Kristin E. Hobbs
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like there is a little more detail that I'd need to know. However, basically, you will likely have a claim for a full refund if you never signed. You can't cancel something you never entered. If they forged your signature that is a very big 'no no', if they proceeded without your consent, that is also a problem for which they should not be charging you. Now, whether to sue your agent, that comes down to a cost benefit analysis. You will only get back what you lost. So if you...

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  2. Suspended from work because of a Facebook posting

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard Robert Roitman
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Adam William Vella
    3 lawyer answers

    Locally, here in NV, the law has not developed for real clarity. However, it should be noted that several courts have ruled that personal opinions about social issues are not terminable offenses, especially when posted on social media sites with an expectation of privacy (depending on your settings). Commenting on a football team would not be a suspendable offense unless the employer clearly outlined such in a social media policy and it was violated. Unless such a comment was extremely...

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  3. Can i get a full refund for work she was contract to do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Maysoun Akram Fletcher
    2. Lawrence W. Freiman
    3. Scott E. Chapman
    3 lawyer answers

    While a review of the contract is necessary, a bit of information can be valuable to your question. Is your contract written? If so, you have a better chance of enforcing it, though oral contracts are valid in Nevada. Did you have a penalty in the contact for being late? If so, you could potentially recover, unless you verbally or in writing waived that clause. Does your contract contain specifics about billing and expenses or is it even addressed at all? If this portion of the contract...

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  4. If a consultant ends the contract before fulfilling all duties for contract is that a breach of contract?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Robert John Murillo
    3. Sharon Hultner Green
    3 lawyer answers

    In my opinion, your conclusions are correct. Not only is there a claim anticipatory breach, given that we are past you now have a claim for actual breach. Your damages is really the issue. If your contract is on a topic wherein the "specific performance" is necessary due to the unique nature of the project you can pursue that remedy. However, if the project can substitute another professional into that job slot and finish the job, the person with whom you originally contracted would most...

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  5. I am a renter, and the bank that owns the note on the property has asked that I stop paying my landlord?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Frederick D Williams
    4. David Wesley Cornish
    4 lawyer answers

    No matter what you do, you will need to contact a local attorney. It may be perfectly OK to pay the bank or they may not have a right to it yet. There are also some things that your landlord should be telling you, if they have not already. I Nevada the Landlord must keep the tenant informed. One thing is for certain, though, if you keep paying rent you get to stay if someone tries to kick you out. However, if there comes a new buyer and your landlord loses the house, you may only have 90...

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  6. Fee for Eviction Legal?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on what the ruling was at the hearing and what your rental agreement says. Most rental agreements state that if they have to bring an action to enforce the payment of rent you are responsible for attorney's fees and costs. So, check your lease. If you did not agree to it and the Court did not order fees, then they will have to request it from the Court and ask the Court to order it. The law does allow them to get it, but it needs to be part of the order from the hearing. Good...

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  7. DOES A PERSON HAVE A RIGHT TO USE UR PERSONAL PROBERTY ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J. Charles Coons
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. James P. Frederick
    3 lawyer answers

    That's right. This is both a criminal offense (theft/larceny) and a civil claim (conversion). You can't ever take anyone's property without their permission. The fact that you owe them money is a VERY seperate issue. They are two seperate transactions. You can post personal property as security for a loan and have it recorded, just like a car loan, but you must have the proper paperwork and it must be recorded in the county. It sounds like you have no terms to your repayment, which means...

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  8. Nevada LLC partnership agreement

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Linscott Roberts Hanson
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. James W Claflin Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    You should always have an Operating Agreement. You can determine in there the difference between ownership interest, no future dilution, voting powers (equalizing them), etc. It is quite tedious. You really need counsel to draft it for you. Virtually every lawsuit over business entities come down to the terms of the Operating Agreement or Corporate Bylaws. Without them, its a free for all. Short term cost for a long term definitive solution.

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  9. Audio question for copyright. I will be writing out every word a famous person is saying for their, can I copyright the audio?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Oscar Michelen
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Scott E. Chapman
    4. Clifford D. Hyra
    5. Maurice N Ross
    5 lawyer answers

    No you cannot keep the audio files without their permission, as that would be theft. Assuming you are being contracted to transcribe them only. As well, they are not your property, so you cannot copyright them, nor did you create them...so in answering you why question, you may be committing fraud. If you were to copyright them, noting that you did not create them, you are likely setting yourself up for a lawsuit and the copyright would not stand because copyright laws are designed to...

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  10. In a llc with my mom, contributing 0 but am 30% partner, to dissolve p'ship, does she REALLY hv to buy me out? can we just act

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Taleed Rashad El-Sabawi
    2. Robert John Murillo
    3. Scott E. Chapman
    3 lawyer answers

    Specific to Nevada, you can simply dissolve the entity by going on to the State Of Nevada Secretary of State website, print the dissolution form, fill it out and send it in with your check. I believe it is around $60. Here is the link: https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=417 Go to this link and choose your entity and it will give you the form. If she is giving you her share of the company, you can actually go online and do the same, fill out a form that demonstrates who the members are...

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