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Zachary James Levine

Glendale Gaming Law Attorney.

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  1. Are non-competes enforceable as part of membership agreements with martial arts schools?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Craig William Trepanier
    2. Zachary James Levine
    2 lawyer answers

    While I do not practice in your state, I believe that MN has moved away from requiring independent consideration to enforce a non-compete but that is only in the employment context. Your biggest hurdle will be that you signed the agreement and agreed to its terms when you could have taken one look at the non-compete clause and found another school. Courts will look at the facts of every case when determining a non-compete clause and consider such things as the reasonableness of the restriction(...

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  2. Need a Legal Opinion that states that the Online Game "Piracy Age" is not considered gambling

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    2. Jonathan H Levy
    3 lawyer answers

    I would certainly be willing to discuss this with you more. The information to reach me and my office is provided in my profile, give us a call or send us an email and we can go from there.

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  3. Need a Legal Opinion that states that the Online Game "Piracy Age" is not considered gambling

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    2. Jonathan H Levy
    3 lawyer answers

    I reviewed your website and it does not appear to be a gambling site, however there is no information that I could see (without registering for the game) regarding which credit card processing company you use to determine whether you comply with their guidelines.

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  4. Is is illegal for someone to post a picture of you on Facebook without your permission.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfortunately if your wife's ex-husband did not acquire the photos through some illegal means or as a result of violating her privacy (which I'm assuming he did not since they are both in the pictures) just posting them without additional comments, or using them for some sort of business purpose, most likely does not violate any law. Your best bet is to contact Facebook and work with them to stop the problem. Facebook has an interest in enforcing its community use standards and may offer...

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  5. Contact with your lawyers?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    1 lawyer answer

    There is no legal requirement for how often you are required to meet with your lawyer, however you may want to set a reasonable requirement of your own and only deal with a lawyer that is willing to comply. I know that in California one of the top causes of malpractice claims is a failure to communicate with clients. I'm certainly not suggesting that your lawyer has committed any malpractice whatsoever, but if you are not getting the treatment you want and your lawyer is not responding you...

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  6. Signing under Duress

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfortunately being in a bad economic situation does not usually rise to the level of duress required to void a contract. The company may very well have taken advantage of your husband and exploited his financial situation, however, nothing was done to force him into signing the agreement. You could consult a local attorney for an analysis of the laws particular to your state, however, I don't think these facts are sufficient to find a defense to the contract.

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  7. Can you cancel a modeling contract in Arizona under the at will status of the state?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    1 lawyer answer

    If the contract states that it can be cancelled by either party sending a notice by certified mail will probably be sufficient. Many contracts specify the form that notice must take, you should look for a provision possibly titled "Notices" in the agreement to be sure or contact a local attorney.

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  8. Construction law

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    1 lawyer answer

    Your question may be a bit too broad for this forum. If you have a specific question about a particular law or situation someone on Avvo will probably assist you but if you want a general survey of an area of law or the laws that might affect your business you should consult a local attorney.

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  9. What kind of schooling does it take to become an immigration lawyer

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Linda Friedman Ramirez
    2. Stuart Jonas Reich
    3. Zachary James Levine
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no additional schooling required to become an immigration lawyer and no specific requirements for undergraduate degrees. Someone need only graduate from college, graduate from law school, and pass the bar in the state they intend to practice in. Various states may offer specialization in immigration with specific practice and continuing legal education requirements but such specialization is not required.

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  10. I have a contractor doing water damage restoration and repair work, what kind of assistance I may pursue?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Zachary James Levine
    1 lawyer answer

    Construction contracting and restoration work are usually highly regulated industries and there are likely a number of laws already in place to protect you in your state. For your part you should make sure that whoever you contract with is properly licensed by the state (you should be able to check this online) and that any agreement you have is in writing with all the prices, estimates as to materials and time, and guarantees clearly identified. I do not practice in your state, however in...

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