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April 1, 2014 10:04 AM
I won a contest today, and frankly, I think I’m in over my head. The prize? Full ownership of a confectionary corporation, along with their factory, and other headaches. I know YANAL or ML, but maybe you’ve had a similar experience or taken on cases like this; before I do drop big bucks on a lawyer, I need advice about a few things.
posted by Charles Buck &c. to Work & Money around (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
First of all, is this prize even legal? What if I don’t WANT to own a company -- can I ask for the prize to be an equivalent amount of cash? It’s privately owned, So I can’t ask for stock instead.
The tour of the factory alone exposed me to many things that would make me think “Liability!!” -- safety code violations, questionable labor practices -- not to mention what happened to the other contest winners on the tour. Do I assume these downsides as well?
I'm pretty sure this place is involved in questionable business practices and I'm not sure if all of the employees are in the country legally. How can I get that sorted without seeming ungrateful, or undeserving?