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Pamela Koslyn

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  • Can i include a contract with a purchase of event ticket

    on the back on the ticket saying by buying this ticket you agree to the terms like you can't sue should you fall and get hurt or you are above 21 years of age stuff like that, i have been to events where you have to sign something but that takes f...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Yes, you can impose restrictions on ticket sales.

    Other options: What is sometimes done is that there are prominent signs posted at the doors of an event that tell attendees that entrance constitutes consent to such things as being filmed at the event. There are some terms you cannot contract around, however, such as suing for injuries.

    A defense against injury suits is to videotape the attendees so that if they contribute to their own harm by their own negligence, you'll have it on tape.

    Also, you can get an insurance policy.

    See your own lawyer to protect yourself from liability to the extent possible.

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  • I want to sue pch.com for faults hope

    I know I can just stop but I keep getting these emails that make me feel like they are going to pick me, I just feel hopeless and I go through this every month and I'm on so many meds now, I'm so depressed on a roller coaster I have a addictive be...

    Pamela’s Answer

    You don't have a legal problem. As you acknowledge, it's an addiction problem.

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  • Attorney's allowed to prepare documents for small claims cases (particularly for a business)??

    Can an attorney prepare documents on behalf of a party in the initial small claims case?? For example, in response to a subpoena to a business for documents and things, is their attorney allowed to prepare the response to said subpoena?? If so u...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Attorneys aren't allowed to appear in Small Claims court, but there's no prohibition about preparation or document preparation, and I know of nothing that prohibits a party from asking for their attorney's fees if they have a contract that says they're entitled to them.

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  • My old business email was reactivated and now I am getting emails of my successor. Do I speak up?

    I worked at a small film distribution company drafting independent film contracts I moved on to another more prominent worldwide media conglomerate. My PC crashes & was restored to point dating while I was at previous company. My work & personal ...

    Pamela’s Answer

    They're a competitor and would not want this to be happening, so you should call HR or IT or the office manager and advise them about what happened and ask them to change their email passwords. Then follow up with a written confirmation of what you told, to who, and when, and keep proof that you told them.. Once you advise them, it's their responsibility to stop this.

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  • How can I collect on a judgment against a business?

    I have been awarded a judgment by the Arizona Industrial Commission (the State Labor and Wage Board) against a former employer which operates its business in the state of Colorado. How can I pursue collection of the judgment (over $6k)? I'm certai...

    Pamela’s Answer

    Yes, you can. If the company has assets in AZ, you can enforce your judgment in AZ. If the company only has assets in CO, then you will need to "domesticate" your judgement in a court in that state, and execute on it there.

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  • Need lawyer to create airtight legally binding love contract or re-word to make business contract.

    Payee agrees to pay a sum of $xyz on the date of .... and a lifetime monthly payment of $xyz on the date of .... in addition there is an quarterly monthly increase of $xyz paid monthly to recipient. 2 real estate properties of recipients cho...

    Pamela’s Answer

    No court will enforce a "love" contract, or a friendship contract, or anything that involves emotions or sex. This si true whether they're Prenuptial Agreements for couples about to get married, or other adults.

    Courts and judges don't belong in interpersonal relationships. Business contracts need to be about business.

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  • Is it copyright infringement if I use a company's IP in my résumé applying for a job with the aforementioned company?

    For example, can I legally use an image of Mickey Mouse on my résumé if I'm applying for a career with The Walt Disney Company?

    Pamela’s Answer

    It might be considered copyright infringement, but it's such a "de minimus" (that's Latin for a tiny bit) that I think it's extremely unlikely that anyone would bother suing you.

    A resume is supposed to contain your work experience, so why would you use the copyright or trademark of a company you didn't work for on your resume, anyway? A copyright or trademark owner might conclude that you were ignorant about or insensitive to their rights.

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  • CA Superior Court - need CA specific information.

    What if a DEFENDANT in a limited civil case (debt buyer credit card case) discovers, through private investigation an affirmative defense exists in their favor 3 days before the trial, so the affirmative defense is not listed in their Answer. Can ...

    Pamela’s Answer

    It's possible that your judge would allow you to amend your Answer before or at trial. Make this motion for leave to amend as soon as you can to increase the chance of this motion being granted. In fact, serve them with this motion NOW if you can.

    Be prepared to explain why, in the exercise of normal diligence, you didn't raise this affirmative defense earlier to allow the plaintiff to address it. You should also be prepared to address why the plaintiff isn't prejudiced by this late amendment to your Answer.

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  • Seeking pro bono entertainment attorney in texas?

    hello I'm starting a music label and need help getting a trademark

    Pamela’s Answer

    Can you find a lawyer to work for you for free? I doubt it. The U.S. Patent and Trademark fees will be $400, and you'll have other expenses too, so my suggestion is to pay a lawyer (and you do need one, because music law is extremely complicated) and do without a registered trademark in the beginning, since you do get "common law" rights in a trademark through your use.

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  • Are There Any Argumentation Rules/Etiquette in a Hearing?

    While in pro per, I opposed my spouse's request for attorney's fees and costs. At the hearing, his counsel brought up allegations of breach of fiduciary duty on my part that he neither mentioned in his original pleading or his reply to my Responsi...

    Pamela’s Answer

    I know of no rule that prevents arguments not included in written documents submitted to a judge. Basically a judge has discretion to allow late filed documents, or ignore them, as they choose, so it would seem to me that the same would hold true of oral arguments that exceed whatever was included in the documents.

    You're being out-lawyered, which isn't surprising since you're trying to do this DIY. If you want to try to level the playing field, hire your own lawyer. I don't know why a beach of fiduciary duty claim is even applicable in a family law context, but I can understand why a judge wouldn't be swayed by a "ignore those arguments" argument. A lawyer may keep you from making what your family law judge considers unreasonable arguments and claims.

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