You're pro per, so you're acting as a lawyer here, and you're the only one who's able to send them a demand. Don't worry about blackmail or protocol.
Here's one thing that's unique about a written offer in CA: CA lawyers are REQUIRED by our ethical rules to transmit written settlement offers to our clients, but we don't need to transmit oral offers. I'm guessing this bank's lawyer wants you to commit in writing to something so he can show his client what you want, as well as to force you to...
Yes, you can loan money to your LLC, and your LLC can loan money to you, with the appropriate documentation.
But your LLC doesn't loan any salaries. Loans are loans, and salaries are salaries. You need to see a business lawyer and get a good CPA to make sure you're operating this LLC properly, or else it won't provide the limited liability it's meant to provide.
Yes, it's complicated.
First distinguish between "mechanical" copies of a song you RECORD and SELL. That's the 9 cents per unit for the "compulsory" license -- the published songwriter has no choice, it's automatic if you pay the statutory rate, and you can "cover" the song.
That's different from PERFORMING a cover of a song. Then, you (or more likely, the venue you perform at) pays a performing rights organization, a PRO, for that performance.
So what's a cover, and how many lyrics...
You hire a qualified patent lawyer and they advise you if you can even patent an idea on any product. Ideas are usually NOT protectible by federal patent law, or for that matter, by copyright or trademark law - only sometimes by state implied contract law, and sometimes by state trade secret law. Where food is concerned, there are advertising issues and FDA compliance issues to address as well.
Sorry, but there's no getting around spending some money to make some.
This is not a personal injury issue, this is a freedom of expression issue. CA follows the Robins v. Pruneyard decjsion, in which the US Supreme Court upheld the right of students to protest in a mall. And CA's Constitution gives broader expression rights to citizens than the US Constitution does, so I do think you can do this. But just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD, or that it's the best solution.
As my colleague suggests, the store or mall has the right to impose...
Anyone can sue anyone for anything so "can they" is never the right question, and every litigant has a case, but the better question is whether or not it's a meritorious case that they could win.
This question depends on what your contract was, and yes, an oral agreement can be an enforceable agreement. Breach of a contract is proved by the 1) the contract 2) the breach 3) no legal excuse for the breach and 4) damages. Here you've gpt an oral contract that was amended apparently at least a...
1st place to look is the exact language in the written fee agreement for the lawyer's services. The fee paid may have been a non-refundable retainer, or a flat fee, which means there's no money back option. The references to $5,000 sound like a flat fee, and this is often how criminal lawyers chrage fr their work.
If the lawyer's services are hourly, then no matter what the fee agreement says, the lawyer's entitled to be paid the reasonable value of their services. Also, no lawyer...
What a mess. Personal debts don't get "transferred" to the company, so this never should have happened -what if anything did the company get in exchange for taking on this debt, an IOU? Why would you buy into a company that took on someone else's debt? This premise defies logic and no company would ever do this, since it's a breach of fiduciary duty to the LLC and to you as owner of the LLC.
You need a lawyer ASAP to address this inequity.
Any legal malpractice case requires a "trial within a trial," meaning the underlying case has to proved to be a winner if you want to be able to hold the attorney that screwed it up liable for screwing it up.
So what's crucial here is that the missed deadline was only "in large part" the reason for rejection by the USPTO. The state of the law on business patents is in flux due to the Bilski caase and its progeny, so this is not a easy question with an easy answer. Don't wait to see a...
If the other cross-defendants have already answered, then you need permission from the court to file an amended pleading. A stipulation filed with this motion from the other parties agreeing to this will help ensure that the court will grant that motion.
Hire a new lawyer if you can. Maybe there was a reason the lawyer didn't add this partner.