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Is there a law that allows me to make them (2 past employees) stop and pay my business for the damages they are causing (eg falsely telling my clients that my salon is closing, telling clients that they have all their details so service will conti...
Based on what you are describing, the former employees may be in violation of Pennsylvania's Uniform Trade Secrets Act which prohibits anyone from misappropriating trade secrets, such as customer information, for personal or business gain. The fact that you have only verbal employment agreements with the former employees should not have an effect on your potential case against them.
In order to take any action, you will have to file suit against the employees. I recommend that you seek the services of an attorney to help you.See question
We paid a photographer a deposit plus an extra payment towards our daughter's wedding. Her fiance poisoned her dog so she called off the wedding. The photographer refuses to refund us the extra payment. We did not expect the deposit refunded, but ...
The return of your deposit and additional payments will depend on what the photographer's contract provides if the event does not occur. Depending on how much you have paid and whether you believe the photographer would be able to pay the money back if you filed a lawsuit and won, it is worth consulting with a lawyer to determine what legal recourse you might have.See question
I am working in a Pharmaceutical company and the employer made me sign a non-compete agreement. According to this agreement I cannot work for any "competitor" of my current employer or for any one who makes same products as my current employer. B...
It depends on what the non-compete agreement states, particularly if the agreement defines who is a "competitor" or what it means to be in "competition." While non-competes are generally disfavored by the courts, you may have still have unknowingly signed something that indicated that you deemed the non-compete to be fair and reasonable (which would eliminate a potential defense you could assert if sued by your current employer). I highly recommend that you consult with an attorney who will be able to review the non-compete agreement and interpret its terms for you before you make any decisions about seeking employment elsewhere.See question
I purchased an existing business based on the sales, and I saw they were problems within the next two days. I asked to be released from the contract,. Her lawyer drew up the papers. She got her keys back, I got a check that bounced. Now what. I w...
It is unlikely that the seller will agree to "settle" and give you back all the money you paid for the business. Therefore, if you wish to obtain the full amount of money back, your only real option is to file a lawsuit for breach of contract. I would strongly recommend that in doing so, you hire a lawyer to represent you. Litigation can be time-consuming and very frustrating and the last thing you need is to be dealing with the lawsuit while still going about your day-to-day work.
Alternatively, you could file a private criminal complaint against the seller for giving you a bounced check. In PA, it is against the law to issue a check to someone that the issuer knows will bounce. See: http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/crimes-and-offenses/00.041.005.000.html
Ultimately, it is up to the DA to decide whether or not to charge the Seller with the crime but if the DA decides to charge, I would recommend that you push for restitution equal to the amount of money you should have gotten if the check had cleared. Depending on the amount of the check, the Seller could charged with a misdemeanor or even a felony. Both are offenses which can be punishable with jail time, fines and restitution. It may take longer for you to obtain your money but you won't have to go through the hassle of filing a lawsuit and then waiting for it to run its course and either settle or win at trial (which can take up to 2-3 years from the time you filed), It would also mean that whatever attorney you did hire to aid in getting your money back would likely have less of a role if you went the private criminal complaint route and thus would cost you less money.
No matter what you decide, consult with a lawyer. Let him or her see the "papers" that the Seller's lawyer drew up so that he/she can explain to you what your best option is.See question
I have a signed contact with the owner of a small business ( no real estate involved) I was intending to buy .... I put money down on it now it seems the seller wants out of the contract. what grounds do i have? can i hold him to the agreement?
I would recommend you meet with a lawyer to review the situation. The contract itself may allow for specific performance as a remedy or you may need to initiate a civil action to enforce the contract and "hold him to the agreement." But you certainly have options and the best way to figure out which option is most feasible based on your needs is to consult with an attorney.See question
Contractor set price, then asked for more money before job started stating sales rep measured wrong. Original amt $14,200. I gave extra $800. They filled all expansion joints with overlay material and everything cracked over winter. Also, before j...
The short answer? Yes, you can sue the contractor. But I HIGHLY recommend you discuss this matter with an attorney ASAP as there are many issues that are too involved to go over here.See question
I was living in her house and something leaked on her candle which in turn left a ring on her dresser. I told her I wasn't sure what happened or what it even was. I wasn't there when she asked me about It I just saw pictures on my phone that she s...
She can attempt to take you to small claims court (where matters under $12,000 are heard - unless she is claiming that refinishing the entire dresser will cost more than $12,000). If she sues you in small claims court, you will have an opportunity to attend the hearing and defend yourself (or hire an attorney to represent you in your defense). At the hearing, she will have to show, by the preponderance of the evidence, that you were the individual who caused the ring to be left on the dresser. The "Preponderance of the evidence" standard is basically a "more likely than not" standard.
From what it sounds like, it will be your word against hers which a judge may not find to be enough to prove the "more likely than not" standard.
Best of luck and I am sorry to hear that this is going on between you and your friend.See question
I was injured during work on 10/22/07. TBI from tree accident. I'm only waiting on a cash settlement for the scaring. I was hospitalized for 3 month. So, I understand there are medical bills for them to deal with. How long does this type of thing ...
Sadly, the civil litigation and settlement process can be drawn out for many years and I can understand how frustrating this may be for the client. Because you mentioned you are represented, I recommend going to your attorney's office and meeting with him/her to discuss what is going on with your case. As a client, you have the right to know the status of the matter. Best of luck and I hope you get a favorable result soon!See question
I'm in a joint lease with two others, who are leaving the country. The realtor says everyone needs to sign the addendum in order to opt out. Should I? The addendum says, "Lessees have asked ARPM to re-rent the above mentioned property. Associated ...
Though the answer is likely found in the lease terms itself, generally speaking, a lease takes effects when it is signed. As such, even if you've only paid the security deposit but haven't taken possession of the apartment, you will be responsible for the rent. As for the addendum, it is enforceable against you (and the other tenants) and if ARPM cannot satisfy the conditions of finding new tenants to rent the apartment (note that they have to fill up other, similar-sized apartments first before they rent yours out), you will be forced to pay your share of the monthly rent.
I recommend contacting an attorney to review the lease to see if there are any other options.See question
Not too long ago my sister got caught stealing money from her place of employment in Pennsylvania. Five months ago through the court system the case was closed and she had to pay a fine but her record got bumped down to the lowest offense there is...
It is not likely that she will "get off" based on her prior criminal history (assuming that her most recent actions are reported to th. While I am unaware of your family dynamics, it appears that your sister needs some kind of therapy or counseling and having the support of her family while she is going through the process will be invaluable. I am sorry to hear that you are going through this and I can understand your frustration. Best of luck.See question