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What Disclaimer Do I Need to Put on My Facebook Group Page?

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Hi Joe, “I’m creating a FB group where residents in our town can post various things like appliance reviews, pets lost in other communities, products available nationally, how to advice, etc. Is there a disclaimer that I (the administrator) can write (re. not accepting responsibility for the accuracy of postings, transactions, etc.) that would be […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

September 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 am

My Insurance Company Refuses to Repair Damage to My Car, What Can I Do About It?

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Hi Joe, My auto insurance company refused to repair a damaged section of my car that was included in accident coverage. What kind of action can I take against them? – Neco Bonner     Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Technically it’s called “insurance bad faith” and there are lawyers who specialize in it, […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

July 29th, 2014 at 10:52 am

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How Does a Non-Disclosure Agreement Protect My Ideas?

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Hi Joe, How does a non-disclosure agreement work? I want to share my idea with someone. – Keith Smith   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante It works like this: The party you are trying to get to sign your NDA will promise not to reveal anything they discover while you share your information with […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

July 29th, 2014 at 10:44 am

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What Are All the Documents/Licenses I May Need to Start My Business?

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Hi Joe, Hello, I am looking to start an online boutique selling both goods bought from wholesalers and goods that I will produce. I am looking at the DBA registration package to file a business name, but I am not sure what other documents or licenses I may need. How do I get started? – […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

July 29th, 2014 at 10:33 am

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If I File for Bankruptcy, Can They Take My SSI (Supplemental Security Income)?

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Mr. Escalante, I can’t pay any more of my credit card bills and need to file bankruptcy. I need help. They can’t take away my SSI, can they? My SSI is direct deposited in my bank. Thank you, Sir. – Stormy Storms   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante They can’t attach that income to […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:11 am

Can I Take a Picture of Something in a Store/Business and Use It on My Website?

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Hi Joe, Walking into a business, can I just take a picture of something and use it on my website or do I need to speak to the owner first? (I know the deal with faces.) Thanks. – Max Walter   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Yes and no. They might have a posted […]

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Written by Joe Escalante

June 23rd, 2014 at 10:05 am

The USPTO Refused My Trademark – What Do I Do Next?

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Hi Joe, I filled to register my trademark, which is a clothing brand. But, the USPTO refused it due to “Section 2(d) Refusal – Likelihood of Confusion” and “Disclaimer Required.” I don’t know what to do next. – Gustavo Santana       Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante Follow the instructions on the Office action […]

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Written by Johanna

May 23rd, 2014 at 8:45 am

When You Copyright a Group of Pieces, How Many Can Be in the Group?

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Hi Joe, I have an artist question…When you copyright in a grouping of pieces, how many pieces can be in the group? – Deb Haugen   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante You can copyright a collection of drawings, or a group of songs by submitting them together and naming it something like Deb’s Summer […]

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Written by Johanna

May 5th, 2014 at 11:57 am

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What Legal Form Should I Use To Keep Others from Taking My Business Idea?

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Hi Joe, If you have a business idea and discuss it with people who have the resources to make it happen, what legal form/contract should be used to keep them from taking that idea for themselves? Where can the form/contract be found online? – Kacy Dinh   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante That’s a […]

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April 24th, 2014 at 8:52 am

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Does My Mom Need an Attorney and/or CPA After Receiving a Large Inheritance?

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Hi Joe, Mom is going to receive a huge estate from her community property husband when he passes in the near term. All of her attorneys are the family attorneys that manage millions for the large family. Is it prudent for her to hire a personal attorney and CPA that is only looking out for […]

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Written by Johanna

April 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am

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