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Michael Charles Doland

Michael Doland’s Answers

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  • Am i going to jail?

    I met a girl online, she said she was 18 on her profile, i gave her my phone number, she sent me nude pictures, i sent her some, her father and a detective get ahold of me the next morning, saying that she was underage, the father also says she a...

    Michael’s Answer

    I completely agree with Mr. Pascale. If you wish you should notify the police regarding this attempted extortion.

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  • Dispute over an image on our website

    An image database provider is claiming that we are using one of their images on our website in violation of copyright law. The reality, however, is that we downloaded the image from a free online provider over 3 years ago. The complainant is say...

    Michael’s Answer

    The plaintiff will have the burden of proof at trial. The cost of winning at trial may bankrupt you. This is known as a Pyrrhic victory. The fact that you used a "free online provider" to obtain your image (unless it was e.g. Creative Commons) does not mean there were no copyright rights in place.

    This is more copyright infringement than "licensing".

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  • Is it possible 4 the same company with the same exact name & address to be registered as a DOMESTIC STOCK CORP. in both NV & CA

    NO FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS ACTIVE DOMESTIC CORPORATION IN CA ACTIVE DOMESTIC CORPORATION IN NV

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, it is possible for two corporations to have the same name but incorporated in different states. This assumes there are no trademark issues, unfair competition issues, etc. If same ownership, there should be no problem.

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  • I need help in determining what type of lawyer I need and who can help me.

    I accepted an Indian Health Scholarship in early 2001-2005 as a Registered Nurse. I paid them back in time as a Nurse Practitioner. They hired me as a Nurse Practitioner knowing that I had a payback. Then, after my 2 years was up, they told me ...

    Michael’s Answer

    I suspect that a business law attorney could review the various documents and advise you of your rights and obligations. I don't think a "health law" attorney would be required.

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  • Can I sue a joint card holder for maxing out credit cards?

    My ex-boyfriend and I have joint credit cards. He maxed them out (approximately $10,000). He verbally agreed to pay them and has been for about a year now. He is now getting married and his new pride to be has told him to stop paying them. The pay...

    Michael’s Answer

    You cannot sue him for maxing out the cards. You can sue him for "contribution" to paying a portion of the credit cards.

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  • Is it possible to register your home office to an LLC while protecting your home?

    My friend is thinking of making her Hair and skin Business an LLC Company but isn't comfortable having the business mail going to her current location as there are multiple other people located there. She is looking to move in the near future but ...

    Michael’s Answer

    From a tax point of view it invites an audit. There are issues of the business license and insurance.
    Why the home would be of risk is entirely unclear.

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  • Is it possible for a company to be incorporated under the same exact name and address in two different states?

    Secretary of State shows that Corporation is an active domestic corporation in both states

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, it is legally permissible. It is usually unnecessary because of registration of a corporation as a "foreign corporation" instead of forming a new corporation.

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  • If the bylaws and the shareholder agreement are in conflict, (CA close corporation) which one takes precedence?

    The bylaws were written and signed in 1978 and the shareholders agreement was prepared and signed in 1985. Not sure if that is relevant.

    Michael’s Answer

    A competent analysis would require both an examination of both documents and an interview.
    I suspect that the later in time for the identical subject matter would control, but course of conduct between the parties could be material. The subject matter itself and its overall significance would need to be considered. Still later in time remains the most compelling without further information.

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  • What options exists to acquire the remaining assets of a suspended corporation?

    A suspended corp holds an asset I would like to acquire and I have not been able to make contact with the owner

    Michael’s Answer

    Stock issued under an exemption from registration is not a public record.
    In a small company, the officers will generally know the identity and whereabouts of the owner.

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  • I need an attorney to file criminal charges against my ex wife conspiracy for murder...then sue civilly

    Identity theft falsifying documents forging signatures

    Michael’s Answer

    Only the DA can press charges for a crime.

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