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If I received a deposit for a vehicle, is it refundable?

if the agreement stated the buyer was to come the next day then and failed to do such and the monies received was called a retainer, then I think there is a strong argument the monies do not have to b

Jon Welborn answered 1 month ago

When suing a business in small claims court, can interrogatories and production of documents be compelled in discovery?

In small claims court formal written discovery is not allowed before trial under the statutes of all states in this country. To get the document production desired before trial, you need to have a sub

E.M., Member, California Bar answered 3 months ago

If I have an idea for a new recipe, do I need a paten or a copyright to protect my rights?

One of the most common questions I receive, dating back to the very beginning of IPWatchdog.com, is whether recipes can be protected by any form of intellectual property.  Typically the question

E.M., Member, California Bar answered 3 months ago

If my mechanic broke a part removing it supposedly to access another part, am I responsible for the broken parts?

You are NOT responsible for the part broken by your mechanic. Your mechanic is liable for negligence which is the failure to exercise due care (that degree of care that a reasonable mechanic wou

S.L,. Member, California Bar answered 3 months ago

If I'm a subcontractor and the contractor did not pay me properly, what can I do to resolve this issue?

You can sue the contractor: you did the work pursuant to an agreement (whether written or oral/verbal), which means that if you in fact did the work as agreed, the contractor is contractually obligate

SJZ, Member, New York Bar answered 4 months ago

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