Legal Taxi (LT) provides a legal research service to licensed attorneys and persons acting under the direction and control of a licensed lawyer. No other persons may use this site under this Agreement. By accepting this Agreement, you certify that you are a licensed lawyer or acting under the direction and control of a licensed lawyer.
Recognizing that all lawyers have ethical obligations that they must honor and interests of clients that they must protect, LT will take all reasonable steps to aid the lawyer in meeting the lawyer’s professional obligations. LT recognizes the following obligations that it will help the attorney fulfill:
All queries will remain strictly confidential. Most queries do not require the identity of a client or any personal information; however, to the extent that you do reveal such information, LT will retain it in strictest confidence in accordance with the standards of professional ethics.
Because most queries will not require client identification or personal information about a client, conflicts-of-interest are unlikely to arise. However, if LT staff recognizes a fact situation that appears to mirror a submission from another user, LT will notify the lawyers who submitted the queries giving rise to the potential conflict to determine if a conflict exits. If a conflict does exist, LT will refrain from any further work on either project and will keep any information from any source in strictest confidence.
LT will not have any direct contact with any clients of any of our users. We are not a law firm, and we are not practicing law in any U.S. jurisdiction. We do not split fees or enter other arrangements with lawyers other than to provide a fee-for-service legal research service.
Privacy. We respect your privacy and permit you to control the treatment of your personal information. When you open an account to use or access our site, applications, or services, you must provide complete and accurate information as requested on the intake sheet. You must also establish a user name and password. In connection with the use of certain My Legal Taxi products or services, we will need for you to provide personal information as a part of our registration process and in association with your queries. We keep this information secure and confidential. When providing this information you grant LT a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, and fully sub-licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, publish and translate this personal information solely for the purpose of enabling your use of the applicable service. You may revoke this license and terminate rights held by LT at any time by removing your personal information from the applicable service.
When you use our site and services you must provide complete and accurate information as requested on the intake sheet. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use a third party’s account, user name, or password at any time. You agree to notify LT immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name or password. LT will not be liable for any losses you incur as a result of someone else using your password or account.
When using LT you may be asked to provide personal information. We will protect this information and strictly maintain your privacy. We will not share that information outside of businesses (LT and its parent company Mind Merchants, LLP).
As a legal research service, LT provides legal research, 50 state surveys, and reporting memorandums to our users. We strive to provide thorough and accurate reports at any level of service. However, our work is not guaranteed, and our work does not replace your obligation to exercise professional judgment and an appropriate level of care in using the information that we provide. In providing any legal advice or undertaking any legal action, our report does not substitute for your professional advice and judgment for your client. This Agreement does not create any third-party beneficiaries or rights, including any claims by your clients.
LT endeavors to provide information that is up to date and correct. However, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of any of the information that we provide to you or its suitability for any situation that you must address. Also, we do not guaranty in any way the availability of our website, nor the accuracy of any legal research programs (tools that we use.) You must exercise professional discretion in judging the accuracy and completeness of our work and whether re-dissemination of our work-product is appropriate in any given situation.
LT disclaims any liability for any loss or damage, including any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage arising from any loss of data or from the loss of any profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Here is the formal statement of the warranty disclaimer:
THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, AND ALL MATERIALS, DOCUMENTS OR FORMS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR APPLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
LT MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR ANY MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE OR APPLICATIONS, WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, OR IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
OBTAINING ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE OR APPLICATIONS IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. MY LEGAL TAXI SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR SOFTWARE.
The LT website allows you to link to other websites that LT does not operate or control. The inclusion of any link does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them, nor does it imply that we have reviewed the website to verify the accuracy of any information contained on the site. We link to other sites because we think that you might find a site useful.
Every effort is made to keep the LT website up and running smoothly. However, LT will not be liable any claim arising from the website temporarily unavailability because of technical issues.
Because we want you to receive a quality project that meets your needs, we are willing to credit your account with us or to refund your money if you are not satisfied with a report. If an initial report does not meet with your approval, let us know, and we will undertake a second effort under your guidance. If, after this second attempt, you still are not satisfied, and you don’t want to proceed further, we will credit your account with us or refund your money, whichever you choose.
This site, application, and services are owned by Mind Merchants, LLC., doing business as LT. Mind Merchants claims all rights of ownership in this site, including but not limited to, information, documents, logos, graphics, sounds, and images. Except as otherwise expressly provided by LT, nothing in this site or service may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, displayed, transmitted or distributed in any way outside the confines of this User Agreement. Nothing on this site or on any applications confer any license under any LT’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel or implication. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by LT.
This Agreement grants you permission to download, view, copy ,and print materials from our site. However, to do so, you must assure the following:
Where provided, the copyright and trademark notices appearing on any materials not be altered or removed,
The materials are not used on any other website or in a networked computer environment, and
Materials are not modified in any way, except for authorized editing of downloadable forms for personal use.
This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of the terms or conditions of this User Agreement. On any such termination, you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials. Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site or Applications may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.
LT grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use our forms for your professional use. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the forms in any manner, except for modifications in filling out the forms for your authorized use. You may not remove any copyright notice from any form .By ordering or downloading forms, you agree that the forms you purchase or download may only be used by you for your professional use may not be sold or redistributed without the express written consent of LT.
All work performed and documents produced by LT and Mind Merchants remains our intellectual property. We may store it, save it, or use it in any matter we choose subject to our obligations of privacy to our users.
Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customers satisfaction by us. If we can’t resolve your complaint to your satisfaction by working directly with you, we each agree to resolve any dispute through binding arbitration or in small claims court rather than in a court of general jurisdiction. Following is our arbitration agreement.
You and LT agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between us before a single arbitrator. The types of disputes and claims we agree to arbitrate are intended to be broadly interpreted. It applies, without limitation, to:claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court. This arbitration agreement does not preclude your bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies. Such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into this Agreement, you and LT are each waiving the right to a trial by jury and participation in any class action. These terms evidence a transaction or website used in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. This arbitration provision will survive termination of these terms.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send, by U.S. certified mail, a written Notice to the other party. A Notice to LT should be addressed to: Notice, Mind Merchants, LLP., 405 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.
The notice must :
Describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and
Set forth the specific relief sought. LT and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or LT may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by either party may not be revealed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which either party is entitled. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential, other than as part of an appeal to a court of competent jurisdiction. The Arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, holds the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute about the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this Agreement including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable. If this specific proviso is found to be unenforceable, it is severable from the rest of the arbitration agreement.
Copyright Infringement issues:
LT has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the site or arising from our service. We will immediately suspension or termination user whom we believe has infringed our rights or those of a third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual laws or regulations. Our policy is to act expeditiously upon receipt of proper notification of claimed copyright infringement to remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing content. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want us to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide us with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, email address;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The above written information must be sent to our registered Copyright Agent:
Mind Merchants LLC.
22nd Floor, 425 Market Street
Ph: (631) 270 1514, (415) 839 0079
If you believe that your content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owners agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
Your physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content; and
Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Los Angeles, California, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, the Company may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at the Company’s sole discretion.
Inappropriate Content. When accessing the site, any applications, or using LT Services, you agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit or otherwise distribute any content that:
Is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or threatening;
Advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or foreign law or regulation; or
Advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services. My Legal Taxi reserves the right to terminate or delete such material from its servers. LT will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these terms or of any applicable laws.
All Site design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof are the property of Mind Merchants. LLP, doing business as Legal Taxi. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
All logos, images, page headers, custom graphics, and button icons are service marks, trademarks, or trade dress of LT or Mind Merchants. All other trademarks, product names, company names, or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.
In this Agreement, we refer to “we” and “us”, and “LT”, by which we mean Legal Taxi, which is operated by Mind Merchants, LLC, a California LLC. When we refer to “you”, “your”, or “User”, we refer to the licensed lawyers or their agents who are contracting for our services.
This Agreement constitutes the complete agreement between LT and you. Any disputes about this Agreement will be governed by the law of the state of the State of California. Other information contained in our website is for promotional or procedural purposes only and does not constitute a part of our Agreement.
If you have a problem with any aspect of our service, please contact us. We want satisfied customers, and we are willing to discuss any shortcoming in our service that you believe has arisen.