Michael Charles Doland’s Answers

Michael Charles Doland

Los Angeles Business Attorney.

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  1. The lady that rear ended me gave me a wrong last name and is now saying that I backed up into her. What to do now?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Richard H. Wooster
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Most important, communicate with your insurance company in writing and note every employee and extension number you speak with by phone. That's why you have insurance. Cooperate fully with any attorney the insurance company assigned to your case. Insist in writing that the facts are wrong. If this produces no results, use the Find a Lawyer function at the bottom of this page for a very good Avvo attorney in your area.

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  2. In California, my 25 yr old son got in car accident (his fault). Insurance couldn't cover everything. Now atty threatening me.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Robert Max Klein
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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    Vehicle Code section 17151(a) provides, in part: “The liability of an owner . . . is limited to the amount of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for the death of or injury to one person . . . and . . . to the amount of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) for the death of or injury to more than one person . . . and is limited to the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for damage to property.”

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  3. I had a car accident and two of my bestfriend that were in the car with me got minor injures and also they were hospitalized

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    3. Sean P. Wickens
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. David B Pittman
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    Instead of posting as a question, you may wish to use the "Find a Lawyer" function of Avvo located at teh bottom of this page.

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  4. I was in a motorcycle accident and i was the passenger can i sue my boy-friends insurance company? I have moderate injuries.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Mark Sweat
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Michael Raymond Daymude
    4. Bret A. Schnitzer
    5. Robert Max Klein
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    Perhaps your driver for following too close, probaably the driver of the car with barbeque. Consult a good accident attorney in Redlands and they will handle the rest.

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  5. Could a business owner have a defamation/damage suit against me for documenting their activities and public statements?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. David John Tappeiner
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    The overall answer is you can be sued, successfully or unsuccessfully, for any or no reason. "Truth" is a defense against defamation, although "truth" is sometimes easier to recognize than to prove. Without examination of the "evidence" and then the detailed allegations, not much more analysis is possible.

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  6. My franchise agreement was terminated two weeks ago. I continued to run the business as usual.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    3. Kevin Albert Adams
    4. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    5. Kevin Brendan Murphy
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    Franchisors normally have an army of attorneys. Appreciate what you are doing: using someones property (trademark and marketing system) without payment. This can't be "... as usual". Bankruptcy will not create miracles but it will alleviate the pressure. You need a strategic bankruptcy and/or business lawyer. Establish your goals (what's going to be the next step) and don't count on Bankruptcy giving you too much time.

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  7. I have a written contract with a business partner. We are dissolving the partnership. He is keeping the business open.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Timothy George Kerrigan
    3. Samuel Watson Eastman
    4. A Melissa Johnson
    5. Johnathan Michel Razbannia
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    Reading between the lines you probably have a general partnership without an agreement. The money is owed to the partnership, and the partnership should sue the customer in small claims court. Either partner can bring the claim. I won't be surprised to learn that your partner was paid but not you.

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  8. How can people violate an NDA agreement? and if they do, is the only recourse by suing them?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    4. Pamela Koslyn
    5. Frank Anthony Natoli
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    There is no alternative but to sue, and there is never a guaranty that a defendant will have funds to satisfy a judgment. I have often found NDAs to be more of a psychological tool than a legal one. Nevertheless, it is much better than nothing.

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  9. A large truck backed out of a blind driveway on a sidestreet.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Matthew William Hoffmann
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Samuel Cohen
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    The answer to your question is very fact specific. A total interview regarding all the facts (truck speed, your speed, visability or obstruction of view) would be required to give worthwhile guidance. The bottom line is that you tender the matter to your insurance carrier and let them hash it out with the truck's insurance carrier.

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  10. Can a Delaware LLC have employees / Consultants working in a different country ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Frank Anthony Natoli
    3. Henry Daniel Lively
    4. Todd Matthew Heine
    5. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna
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    Certainly any US business entity can have foreign employees or independent contractors, including a Delaware LLC> US citizens must pay income on their worldwide income. Foreign citizens residing abroad are subject to potentially different rules depending on their place of current residence. Tax treaties with the US may come into play. Your CPA will show you how to document payments for salary, commisions or other payments.

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