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Michael Charles Doland

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  • Shocked at work twice

    I was shocked at work with 220v twice two days in a row due to someone else turning power back on at work. My arm is still sore what do I do. It's my last week at work this week and I feel they are trying to buy me off with the week off paid. Is t...

    Michael’s Answer

    No one can express an analysis of whether or not to accept the offer. You should consult a workers compensation attorney in your area.

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  • Need to find a great lawyer to go after restaurants

    Badly burned mouth, from small potato that was microwave served to me on my plate that exploded inside my mouth.

    Michael’s Answer

    You need to look for a personal injury attorney. California State Bar rules and Avvo Terms of Use prohibit client solicitation. Try the "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of each Avvo page.

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  • What is the remedy for an illusory contract?

    If a court finds that a contract was never formed because one party's promise was illusory, what is the remedy? The other party can't recover for breach of contract because there was no contract. So what is that party entitled to?

    Michael’s Answer

    One really would have to review the facts. If there were no mutually binding obligations (and the contract was thus illusory) one needs first to determine the economic damages, if any, and then try to find the category of legal damages that the losses fall into. Rescission and restitution is one possibility. Unjust enrichment is another (or a different "common count".)

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  • Yes

    Car lot I brought a car from closed down I owe money found out it was a fraudulent car lot didn't pay the money I owed so they came and stolen the car out my driveway.

    Michael’s Answer

    Have you tried contacting your local police as a victim of fraud?

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  • We need a firm pro-business who specializes in business debt collection

    Most of the attorneys I clicked on appear to want to protect the consumer from the big bad business man. Where is the firm who wants to enable the honest business that is getting stiffed/shafted from a small business run by an incompetent busines...

    Michael’s Answer

    State Bar rules and Avvo Terms of Use prohibit client solicitation. Try the "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of each Avvo page. Lots and lots of attorneys do collection work for businesses.

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  • I was framed for theft and I want to take legal action, what should I do?

    I'm a great employee and I wouldn't not jeopardize my job, comments were made to me I didn't like from a manager and I was confronted by the same manager about something I touched. I was found with the product which makes it hard for me to unders...

    Michael’s Answer

    Nothing in your facts indicates wrongful termination. It's not a question of "fairness" but a question of the employment laws in California .

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  • I have been served with a lawsuit from my former employer for computer fraud and conspiracy. What are my options?

    In the papers (US District Court for Central District of California, Summons in a Civil Action) it states that I have been involved with the hacking of that company's database which resulted in loss of client/billing info, emails, reports, notices...

    Michael’s Answer

    Forget about defamation regarding filing a lawsuit. It is privileged. (the exception being malicious prosecution but you would have to wait until the conclusion in your favor of the underlying case. Malicious prosecution cases are very difficult to win.)

    Focus on winning the lawsuit. Trying to do so without a lawyer is virtually impossible in Federal Court which has more complex rules of local and federal civil procedure than the state courts.

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need?

    The company I work for does not pay when they don't give us breaks. They also take out money from our check for cleaning our uniforms and reimburse us our own money

    Michael’s Answer

    There are a lot of very good employment law lawyers here on Avvo. At the top of each Avvo page there is a "Find a Lawyer" link that you can use.

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  • Is it legal to use the word "Autism" or related words in a business name?

    I am a primary caregiver to a child on the Autism spectrum. Due to his eczema and allergies I have used natural recipes for soaps and cleansers. I would like to build a business to help support his needs, and potentially give him the opportunity t...

    Michael’s Answer

    It is almost impossible to answer the tiny part of the question you have posted. The name cannot be misleading or imply that you have a license you don't have. You should be checking with the food and drug administration regarding regulations. You should not assume that the rules are "logical" or "common sense". You should absolutely have the best insurance you can afford, including an umbrella policy to raise the policy limits of the insurance you have.

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  • Do I need to pay tax on carrying more than 10k through airport?

    I am traveling bank home from over seas and i will will carrying my end of service money with myself. I have looked into it and anything above 10k had to be declared? Will I be taxed at the airport if I am carrying more than 10k? Or is it just a f...

    Michael’s Answer

    it is not a taxation matter (but could become one.) You must make a written declaration of all cash or financial instruments in excess of $10,000. If you don't and are discovered, you money will not be taxed, it will be forfeited. Wire transferring the funds to your account in Dubai is the method to use.

    This site is the place to start: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/195/~/currency-%2F-monetary-instruments---amount-that-can-be-brought-into-or-leave-the

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