Michael Charles Doland’s Answers

Michael Charles Doland

Los Angeles Business Attorney.

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  1. Bench or jury for breach of contract cases...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Robert John Murillo
    3 lawyer answers

    Good answers by both my colleagues. In my experience, if the defense is very technical, one is usualy better off with a bench trial. If the defense is bases on "equity" (hard luck, impossibility of performance) then a jury would be better. Preparing jury instructions and posting of jury fees are a complexity and expense that need to be considered.

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  2. Am I in danger of being sured for copyright infringment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Philip Leon Marcus
    3. Clifford D. Hyra
    4. Mario Sergio Golab
    4 lawyer answers

    Your suspicions are completely correct. Worse, the indemnification of others is only good as their assets and their willingness to provide a defense. Since the copyright to the other videos was established at their creation, whether or not the authors filed for copyright registration, you would need a consent or a license to use them under the circumstances you describe above. A lawyer for the business would help all concerned.

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  3. When you are doing a wrongful death lawsuit why would they only offer 50.000 is that the going rate for a life these days.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Alan Ray Barnes
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Minh Tri Nguyen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    6. ···
    16 lawyer answers

    Hopefully your are not doing a wrongful death lawsuit yourself. It may be policy limits and your facts indicate you think it is. It may be a negotiating tactic. "Read stories of other people getting more"? In the same accident or in totally different circumstances with totally different insurance policies with different policy limits and parties that may or may not have had personal assets. There is no "going rate for a life" and being "ironic" won't impress the attorneys you are trying to...

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  4. Does this business have grounds to sue me on trademark infringement?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Kevin Brendan Murphy
    4. Gordon Philip Firemark
    5. Mario Sergio Golab
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    The criterion is liklihood of confusion which is a subjective standard. Reasonable minds might differ as to whether your marks are likely to be confused, but the case would not be dismissed as a matter of law. You may wish to negotiate, you may wish to change your name, you should certainly speak with a trademark attorney who can give you personalized advice.

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  5. If I hire an attorney for and personal injury due to and car accident how long after should the attorney wait to file the case

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Ronald Kuhn
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Michael Ryan Juarez
    4. Steven Mark Sweat
    5. Scott J. Corwin
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    Different attorneys have different "styles". Some file immediately while the plaintiff(s) are still obtaining medical treatment and issues involving liability are being investigated. Others prefer to wait until they are in both a better position to file knowing hte facts and legal theories. The only rule is that not attorney wants to get "too close" to the statute of limitations so as not to lose the clients' rights.

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  6. I got hit from behing while stopped at a red light. I need information on how to sue.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Joseph Podolsky
    2. Randy William Ferguson
    3. Agavni Gina Hogtanian
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    Your lawyer should be answering your questions. If unable or unwilling to do so, you need a new lawyer. Not using a lawyer does not, in my experience, save money or time.

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  7. If a 9.0 Earthquake hits california and the DA office is crumbled would my charges be dropped?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Mark K Rosenfeld
    3. J Charles Ferrari
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. Ted Harvatin
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Thank you so much for making me smile. Probably not, but they sure would be busy picking up the pieces and would probably have to prioritize their limited resources.

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  8. How can I defend an unlimited lawsuit against my LLC in California if I can't afford a lawyer? Lawsuit has no merits.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Charles F Basil
    4. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4 lawyer answers

    The analysis of Mr. Chen is correct - there is no way around the LLC lawsuit provision requiring an attorney to make an appearance in Court regarding an LLC lawsuit. If you have overpaid by $72,000 you may be able to find an attorney who will take the matter on a contingent fee. In order to interest an attorney for a contingent fee, make sure you put your entire version of the story in writing and assemble every document you think might be evidence. Time is of the essence in moving...

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  9. Would it do any good to hire a wrongful death attorney? 22-year-old driver rear-ended a stopped car on freeway; 1 death.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. David Lee Fiol
    3. Cory Russell Weck
    4. Briny Adam Woods
    5. Roger Stone Reynolds
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    20 lawyer answers

    I have no "dog in the fight" since I don't do personal injury law. In my experience you will recover more, and faster, using an attorney than without. Making a decision based on a profile of an unknown 22 year old would be a bad decision.

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  10. Can a mediation settlement be revoked if signed under duress, eight days ago, in California

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Mark K. Ameli
    4. Scott Richard Kaufman
    5. Nathan Mubasher
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    6 lawyer answers

    California Code of Civil Prcedure section 664.6 allows a court to enforce a settlement agreement made in writing signed by the parties outside the presence of the court Many of these agreements have a provision stating that they cannot be revoked once signed. Without a review of the agreement, analysis on this and potentially related matters is impossible. Not knowing the details of the defendant's arguments or evidence also limits analysis. You should certainly phone your existing attorney to...

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