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Kevin Mark Jones

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  • Is it legal?

    If i have someone who approaches me in an angry manner or comes to my door in the middle of the night yelling, cursing and refusing to leave can I use my pepper spray?

    Kevin’s Answer

    Better to call the police and request they issue a criminal trespass warning to them. Then if they come back you can have them arrested. Pepper spray often just escalates a situation rather than resolving it.

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  • "Agreed Judgment"

    I have reached an agreement to settle Home Owners Association fees with the HOA & their attorneys. They are demanding that I sign an "Agreed Judgement". I already have an agreement of terms from them for repayment. Why do I have to sign an "Agree...

    Kevin’s Answer

    sounds like your matter is already before a court, and they want an agreed judgement so the matter can be closed by the courts without the judge having to hear the case and make a ruling which may or may not agree with the settlement you have already worked out.

    Just make sure the agreed judgement spells out the terms of the agreement, references the agreement of terms you have already signed, and doesn't add any new requirements like court cost, attorney's fees, failure to waive an issue, or request dismissal without prejudice.

    I recommend having a local attorney review your agreement of terms and the agreed judgment before you sign either. The HOA has attorneys looking after their interest, you probably should have your own.

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  • Will my employer have ownership if I write a book?

    I work for a college in financial aid. I specialize in veterans education benefits. I want to write a book for the public explaining VA education benefits on my own....not on company time, equipment, etc. (I am am hourly employee). Will my emplo...

    Kevin’s Answer

    It would depend on your employment contract and if you are an hourly or salaried employee. Additionally it would depend on the scope of services you provide for your employer and if creative works like a manuscript would fall into that realm. I would start by asking the employer and if you fail to get an answer, or get an answer you don't agree with, then contact an IP attorney to find out if it is a correct answer or what are your other options. Remember, you want to receive an answer in writing. Don't want to rely on someone's memory if the matter goes to court at some point.

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  • Could I see the person I have a protective order over when I turn 18 without taking the protective order down ?

    My father filed a protective order over someone for me . I don't feel endangered or unsafe. My protection order says this person can't see me in 10 years. This protective order was filed in December 2015.

    Kevin’s Answer

    When you turn 18, you can make your own decisions. Including choosing to have a protection order dropped. But it must be dropped before you do or the person can have issues with law enforcement.

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  • Do we have any rights?

    My dad owns a small construction company. He recently put in a bid for another company that he has worked with many times, however, this scope of work was different than the other work he's previously completed for them. He created a bid (an Exhib...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Yes you have legal standing. But one of the most difficult things to do in business is to cut your losses. It may be time to cease work and iron out the full contract, including cost of extra work requested, and specifying grade. It sounds like he will be better off rather than allowing them to keep threatening when they created the contract and it has vagueness in it. (BTW: vagueness is normally construed against the contract drafter. So your father may be in pretty good standing legally.) But more importantly, he may have learned a valuable lesson to have contracts reviewed by an attorney before he and the company signs them. it is usually a lot cheaper than waiting for a dispute and paying the attorney to fight the lawsuit.

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  • Can I sue a Versace store for damaging my wrist watch band?

    I sent in my Versace watch to Versace shop in 2015 for repairs. The watch was repaired and returned to me with the watch damaged and Versace store claiming that that was how the watch was returned from the repairer that they sent the watch to. I h...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Yes, they took possession of the watch to make repairs and then returned a damaged watch. You can sue them for damage they caused. A letter from an attorney that suit is going to be filed may be sufficient to get them to make the proper repairs.

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  • Kickbacks and referral fees

    Company A has an employee tasked with finding suitable vendors to manufacture certain Components. Company offers a referral fee to the employee if they get the business. Including the kickback, the company b is still the cheapest. The amount i...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Company B paying the referral fee to the employee for giving them the business is a violation of the Employee's fiduciary duties. it does not matter that they may have gotten the business anyway. It is illegal for the employee to accept the referral fee as personal compensation because they were working on behalf of Company A. The employee should accept the money on behalf of Company A, or decline the money depending on Company A's policies.. If paid, then the money legally belongs to Company A, and should go to Company A who would use it as an offset to buying the components and further lower their cost.

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  • Is it possible to add my wife to the DBA certificate as a co-owner after i have already registered, if so how do i go about it?

    I purchased a small storage facility in Texas, and my wife wants to be added as co-owner. She already manages the business completely and i have nothing to do with it other than my name is listed as the DBA and on the bank account. I would like to...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Texas is a community property state, so you both are protected by the DBA in your name. But, you can always refile the DBA with both names, or simply hers if you wish. And since most county filings for DBA are less than $20.00. there is really little reason not to do so.

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  • I ordered some replica designer beltsout of china can i get in trouble if us customs seizes them

    I ordered online some replica designer beltsout of china can i get in trouble if us customs seizes them

    Kevin’s Answer

    While it is unlikely you will get in trouble, the designer can file suit against you for importing in violation of their Intellectual property rights. It depends on what type of IP protection they have, and how much importing you are doing. Bringing in a couple of belts for personal use is not likely to be a problem. But, if you are importing thousands to sell to other stores, or to sell in your own store, then you may be sued for IP infringement. If it is a large import, then I would suggest you discuss the details with an IP attorney immediately and not wait to see if they make it through customs.

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  • Can I keep my car free an clear

    I filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and it was discharged in November 2015. During the proceedings the bank sent title on my vehicle which was not re-affirmed. Since the bankruptcy discharged the debt, and I have a free and clear title is there anyth...

    Kevin’s Answer

    This is a question you should be asking your bankruptcy attorney. They are the ones that represented you and would know all the details of the case. if you did the bankruptcy by yourself, then it may be time to get an attorney.

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