"Valid" isn't the right question, the right question, is does the plaintiff's compaint state a cause of action? The judge doesn't know you do business as an LLC, all they know are the facts alleged in the complaint, and all a demurrer does is eductae the plaintoff about what they've done wrong so they can fix it.
Generally, you won't escape this lawsuit because plaintiff got your form of business wrong. INstead of demurrer, just answer the complaint on behalf of "ABC LLC, wrongly sued as...
See an employment litigator for help. Disney isn't known for settling with claimants, they're known for fighting everything. You definitely can't do this yourself, and as I've previously responded, the EEOC isn't likely to be able to force Disney to do much either.
I'm not even sure this is an employment case, because you mention surveillance and you categorized this under "personal injury," so you might not have even done your EEOC complaint properly.
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.
I agree with my colleague. Trying to do your own legal work is a recipe for disaster. If you're
willing to spend money on a graphic designer and video producer, but not a lawyer, then you need to re-think your business plan and your business's budget.
Entertainment/music lawyers generally only take clients on a "contingent" bases, that is, based on a percentage of a client's income, when the client has a reliable track record of income to commission income from.
Since you have no money and no immediate promise of any, I don't like your chances. Neither giving away your lyrics for free (why would you ever do that?), or getting your entitled share of songwriter's income, if any, means you're making any money, so neither can any...
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...