if someone purchased 50 tickets and the odds say 1 out of 3.98 are winners but you have to scratch off 8 tickets before having a winner, is this a justifiable and/or valid claim? and what if this same occurrence happened with more than just one of...
Have you ever heard the cliche that "lotteriers are a tax on stupidity"? No matter what they say the odds are, they're not in anyone's favor but the lottery operator's. The house ALWAYS win in the long run, and studies show that the people who play lotteries don't have the discretionary income to waste on the lottery tickets they buy.
Thinking you're different somehow is magical thinking not based on reality. Lottery tickets may buy you a few moments of hope about getting something for nothing, but you're MIUCH better off using the money for something constructive that you have some control over, like things for work/education/health.See question
I was contracted to write all the music for a 40 minute film. Got paid for it. Music was written specifically for this film. Film will be screened in Canada and in Russia (among other places, not sure about the US). Besides the money received ...
That all depends on what you signed. It could have been a commissioned "work for hire" for an audio-visual work that you sold to the buyer (the film's producers) and were paid a flat fee buyout for, so they own its copyright, even though you're the author of the musical work or works.
It could have been a license to the score/soundtrack that you own (and should register for a copyright in your or your "loan out" company's name) and got an advance against royalties.
If you're good enough and lucky enough to get hired as a professional musician, why didn't you have a lawyer negotiate this deal for you? No,you shouldn't discuss with the film producers. They're on the other side of this deal. You need your own representation.See question
So I got caught at Nordstrom Rack stealing some things. A store attendant came to my car and took down my license plate number. I rolled my window down because I got scared and ended up giving it all back to him. He told me never to come back. ...
1) Why would you ever want to go back there? There are a ton of places to shop. Never shoplift again. You're not good at it and it's not worth the possible risk to you if you get caught and prosecuted.
2) Probably not but if you do get a CIVIL demand, ignore it, and ignore any progressively nastier letters you get from Neal Tenen or Palmer Reifler or any other lawyers. If a cop contacts you, say NOTHING and hiore a criminal defense lawyer.
3) There's no such thing as a "record." This is adulthood; there's no "permanent record" like they lied to you when you were in school. There's a credit report based on your social security number, and that's permanent, but that's for lawsuits and debts you owe to your creditors.
4) You're not. But you need to stop posting admissions on public fora like this one, that cops and DAs can read too.See question
I own a reclaimed lumber company that sources material through barn demolition. Our contract states a target end date and the dollar amount we pay for the material upon completion. The "target end date" is not set in stone, rather used to give t...
Probably, since "target end date" states pretty clearly the date's a guestimate, not a deadline.
It really depends on what the rest of your contract says, and no one who hasn't seen it can tell you what rights it gives you.See question
We are a new video production company and trying to build our portfolio. We want to showcase a few California cities. We will NOT be paid for this - it's only to show our work. I want to know if we can film people in public or exterior signs w...
From a privacy standpoint, people in publicly accessible places have little or no "reasonable expectation of privacy."
However, when you see images of people used to illustrate something negative such as "fashion don'ts" or very obese people, their eyes are often blacked out, because privacy rights or not, a photograph of someone used to mock them or target them for scorn, even in public, might place them in a "false light," which is a form of privacy invasion.
There is also a property right in a name or likeness under CA law. If someone misappropriates someone's name or image for commercial gain without consent, they could be liable for compensatory and punitive damages, as well as for attorney's fees.
As for exterior signs of businesses, those are often trademarks, which your use could infringe if you falsely imply an association with their business or unfairly compete with their business.
Your best bet is to hire your own business/intellectual property counsel to make sure your business operates without undue exposure to liability, and to make sure it protects its own video intellectual property.See question
I was original charge with one felony I got out on bond Paid off my bond 3 years later My case has been indicted Now they added a charge to the original
Just as lawyers often add "kitchen sink" claims to their complaints so they have some claims left if some fail, and so they can enhance their bargaining power by having more claims, police and district attorneys can add charges for the same reason.
For your particular situation, you need to consult your own criminal defense lawyer.See question
I feel my insurance company is working for the driver who hit me she has a different insurance company but I think she filed a claim with mine the investagater for my insurance won't listen to things I have to say
"Bad faith" is a term typically used in relation to an insurer who won't cover a claim, not for the way an insurer negotiates with a claimant against an insured.
Your investigator may feel your answers to their questions haven't been honest, which can make them deny claims. This is why insureds are best off hirign their own lawyer, because their insurer is not really on their side, they're on their own side and tryingt o save their own money by denying claims.
But here you seem to be describing a situation where the insurer is showing an inclination to find liability on your part, which is AGAINST their own interest, so I don't understand your query.See question
I plan to place my cam corder on the dash of my car, and record my drives to work everyday or just random drives. I wanted to monetize these videos on YouTube, and wanted to know if there were any issues with doing this regarding other people's li...
When it comes to privacy rights, the question is always a version of someone's reasonable expectations of that privacy So the answer for license plates, and cars, and people walking down the street with their dogs, or anything else in public, is that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.
If your "random drives" are on private streets, than the answer's different. if your cam caorder has special capabilities that capture more than the human eye can see, then the answer's also different.See question
I have scanned copies of all model release forms for a documentary I'm filming and am wondering if I also need the physical copies as well?
Your release should specify how the document gets interpreted. if it's silent on that point, there's a CA law, Civil Code section 1633.5 et seq., that deals with electronic transactions, and here's a pretty good article discussing 2 recent cases construing the law: http://www.carr-mcclellan.com/electronic-signature-enforceable/
Your best bet is to hire a lawyer for help with your documentary. This is probably not your only concern, and doing your own legal work is never wise.See question
I got caught with about $75 worth of items, taken to room to give them back, no cops were called but I was given and had to sign a civil demand release worth $250. However I'm not sure if by paying this I will be put in a database of shoplifters t...
If you get a civil demand letter from a law firm run by Neal Tenen or Palmer Reifler, ignore them. If they send you progressively nastier letters, ignore those too. No one's going to sue you CIVILLY for $75 or for $250. The cops aren't involved, so no one's going to prosecute you CRIMINALLY.
So you got lucky.
Now be smart. Stop shoplifting. Stop posting damaging admissions on public webites like this one, which cops and DAs can read too.See question