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Example to clarify “probable cause” for a search

In Los Angeles, California, the victim of a robbery identifies his attacker as being one of three identical triplets (and the victim saw nobody but the one attacker). If the three triplets all live in ...
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Are courts “duty-bound” to enforce Rules of Procedure?

In Hunter v. Serv-Tech (E.D. La. 2009) referenced in this answer, the court denied a critical motion on a technicality and explained its reluctant decision saying: [T]he Court is duty-bound to apply ...
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How to enforce an MNDA?

Subject is the question. If you believe the company you signed an MNDA with is violating the terms by ripping off your IP, what is the your first course of action? How about your second and third? ...
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Confusion about by-laws, unanimous member agreements, and appointment of directors in Canadian not-for-profit organizations

The starting point for my question is this by-law for a not-for-profit organization in Canada (the by-law is about the make-up of the board of directors): "(b) A majority of the Directors must ...
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Can the buyer's salesperson receive commission directly from a private seller?

Imagine a private seller wants to save money by not hiring an agent, but is willing to pay some amount to a potential buyer's agent to seal the deal. In the described situation can the buyer's ...
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Can photographs of landmark properties be used commercially?

Can photographs of historic landmarks be used commercially? For example, let's say a bank used a picture of Marble House in Newport RI in advertisements of their banking services. Could the trustees ...
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Under what circumstances (other than defamation) is “truth an absolute defense” against prosecution?

My understanding is that "truth is an absolute defense" against a "defamation" charge, in the U.S. (Although you could be charged with something else such as "publication of ...
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Are websites obligated to explain the Terms of Service?

Suppose one submitted a clarification request regarding the ToS, and the website declined to comment for the time being. Is that legal? I understand one, if unsure, can simply not use said site. So I'...
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Would she be entitled to welfare benefits?

Say an Irish national resides in another country (Denmark) and looks for work and cannot find work in her profession. But instead, she finds a part-time job that is poorly paid and she is only working ...
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Can I read discarded post?

I am a landlord, and a previous tenant of mine has left the property. They have left piles of black bags in the rear garden and in the property. Some of the bags contain letters that have been ...
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Under what laws did Israel evict Palestinians from their homes?

According to the BBC news last night, the latest violence in Israel / Palestine began after Palestinians were evicted from their homes in favour of Israelis. It seems highly draconian. What laws does ...
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When were eviction laws created?

Originally, eviction was handled as a normal civil tort. That means feudal lords killing each other over land or whatever practical outcome. At some point there was created a formal eviction process ...
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Were there any cases where one tried to falsify evidence with DeepFake?

Were there any cases, anywhere in the world, where one tried to falsify evidence with Deepfake, which is a technology powered by AI to create fake facial videos?
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My brother died while being sued on my auto insurance policy - will I be liable?

My brother was involved in a car accident while being a registered driver on my insurance policy. The car in the wreck was in my name. The other driver involved in the accident filed a lawsuit ...
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Can a ring doorbell pointed at your apartment? [duplicate]

So I live in Conway, Arkansas in an apartment complex and the apartment next to me installed a ring doorbell camera that is point at my door. I find this to be very strange. If someone knows an ...
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5/50 designation for land bank authority [closed]

When buying land in Michigan from a landbank there is a 5/50 designation, that allows the landbank to get 50% of property taxes from you for 5 years for the property they sold to you. I have obtained ...
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Do Revenue Sharing Agreements Carry on when the company is sold?

I've had an agreement with the Virginia company I work for to receive 1% of the generated revenue on a monthly basis. Of course that was after a long time of me being with the company (the bulk of my ...
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Methods for obtaining source code from an uncooperative company

I purchased a commercial product in the United States that has user-upgradable firmware available by unrestricted download. I am positive this firmware is based on an open-source project licensed ...
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What laws should I be aware of if I were to start a business scraping profile content from a website and using this content to build another website?

The idea is to build websites for people (in the UK (at least to start with)) using content that they have uploaded to another website. I will cold-call them, ask them if they would like a website and ...
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How to get a parent to pay child support?

A mother (now on probation for a financial felony) has not paid child support for years. The state child support agency checked and said she has no employment income, but she drives a new car. What ...
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Does accused always plead not guilty in federal court?

I've recently been following the case of boxer Felix Verdejo, who pleaded not guilty yesterday in killing of Keishla Rodríguez. Cádiz Martínez, a second person indicted in the killing, also pleaded ...
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Receiving a certified letter and the contents is not address to you

I am in the United States and I have recently received a certified letter that was addressed to me (name and address). It's about 80 pages actually. The cover sheet has a confidentiality notice, and ...
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How do I use a lawyer/solicitor in England? [closed]

There are times when something bad happens and the first thing you should do (as I understand) is to get legal advice so that you don't accidentality make the situation worse (e.g. give away too much ...
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Why doesn't s.65 Consumer Rights Act 2015 bar grocery staff from excluding their liability for killing my horse?

Here are the facts of my case. P (Plaintiff) rides her horse into town. P decides to stop at D’s (Defendant) grocery store. In D’s car park she ties the horse to a pole, where there is also a ...
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If a second builder completes a house at higher cost, why would this affect your claim for damages against the first builder?

Here are the facts of a problem question, created by my law teacher. B1 (Builder 1) had agreed to build four backyard micro-cabins for P (Plaintiff), a developer, at a cost of £5 each. It was agreed ...
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Could I be held liable for a roommate on a separate lease subleasing without permission?

My roommate and I live in a student apartment in Texas. Due to special circumstances, he wants to sublease his half of the apartment to another student for about a month. We've signed separate leases ...
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If I have posted my own “homebrew” content on RPG.SE, and plan to publish it (after revising based on feedback), what credits am I required to give?

I have posted numerous homebrew features on Role-playing Games Stack Exchange, and I have used advice gotten from that site to balance most of them. If, one day, I publish the subclass, would I be ...
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Are there different penalties for crimes against a PCSO as opposed to a police officer?

A person has recently been arrested for the murder of a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in Kent, England making me wonder: Is the murder/assault/other crimes against a PCSO subject to the same ...
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Are the Court of Appeal's points on forum non conveniens & arbitral seat choice still good law after the UKSC's decision in Enka v Chubb?

In Enka v Chubb [2020] EWCA Civ 574, Popplewell LJ found at para 61: There is an express forum conveniens requirement in most cases of applications for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction: ...
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Concerns with working as a Teenager

I am a 13 year old. I am wanting to work at my town's local book shop. I live in Washington, USA. I can't find any online documents regarding if I can or cannot work there. According to official D.O.L....
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Fifth Amendment privileges v. Sixth Amendment privileges in criminal trials

I'm quite confident that all users on Law StackExchange are well acquainted with the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, which confers the privilege against self-incrimination upon witnesses as well ...
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In civil litigation: is a defense barred if not asserted in time?

I read that in civil litigation a defendant cannot use a defense that is not timely made in pleadings. This seemed like a rather strong sanction for a failure or mistake in writing and filing ...
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What is the difference between SEC Form 8A to form 8A-12B [closed]

I currently follow a company (DTST) in progress to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (previously traded on the OTC). On their SEC filings, there is the following: On the left, the Form type ...
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Why do companies need to file form 8A?

I currently follow a company (DTST) in progress to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (previously traded on the OTC). After filling the S1 report with multiple amendments, they also recently filed ...
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Government's standing in criminal trials

There's an answer on politics SE that has some upvotes (but more downvotes) claiming (even more adamantly in subsequent comments) that standing is issue of substantial importance in criminal trials; ...
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Pass red light in another state

My car is registered in California, but I was on a road trip and accidentally passed a red light in Chicago, Illinois. It was yellow, but quickly became red. And I noticed the camera flash (it was 4AM ...
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What are the implications of a NASA Open Source Agreement version 1.3

There is this code released under NASA Open Source Agreement version 1.3. I don't get the license. Can I use the code in a commercial product? Any limitation?
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Is there a system of property titles In Israel or is all possession determined through color of titles?

During some of the reports about the current outbreak of violence in Israel, some of the commentators have attempted to explain the details of the incident that spurred the current wave of violence. ...
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What does item 9.6 in the ebay Developer's Program Licence mean?

I was reading over the license found here, and I saw this statement that was confusing to me: 9. RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES ... 9.6 Use eBay Content, either alone or in combination with third-party ...
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Are there some international laws being concerned after 1993 affecting firms's operating or performance?

Are there any laws after the year 1993 affecting firms' operation or performance implemented by countries in different years? (especially compulsory laws). After searching for some academic papers, I ...
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Property Ownership of a deceased child

Interesting and confusing situation posed to me.. When there are multiple households a child lives within, who retains ownership of items provided to a child by one parent if said child passes? So far:...
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If a rogue signed a written “Sale Note” with the original owner, then how can a contract between O and R be oral?

How can the contract between O and R be oral??? How's this question "deliberately ambiguous on whether the contract is oral or written"? Even if O and R negotiated the sale orally, R signed ...
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What license do I need to transmit on an aviation radio?

I've asked this question over on Aviation Stack Exchange, but nobody over there knew the answer, so I thought I'd ask here. I'm a student pilot. I know that my pilot's license also acts as permission ...
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How can consideration be past when the offeror demanded a price, and all discussion of consideration precedes the contract signing?

How does the issue of past consideration arise at all? I'm relying on the paragraphs chronologically. Obviously P's acceptance (see bold below) precedes 'P and D signed a contract'. Then any ...
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What if I hit a pedestrian and killed him? what are the steps in both cases?

I'm an engineering student taking a course called traffic safety. A project in the course gives a problem to solve which is: A cousin of yours have accidentally hit a pedestrian while getting out of ...
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Is a Tank Legal?

I have looked up if it is legal to buy a tank (If the person had enough to buy one per se), and it came up as you need a FDDL (Federal Destructive Device License). Is that all I really need, or would ...
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EU privacy and data protection law for small WhatsApp group

We have created a small WhatsApp group to feed poor people and street children who are Covid affected in India. We are people from the EU, US, Australia and even from India. Members want transparency ...
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If it can be proven that someone profiting from spreading conspiracy theories doesn't believe in them are they guilty of fraud?

There are a number of people and websites that make money by spreading conspiracy theories and other 'fake news'. I think InfoWars is probably the most notorious, but it's only one of a multitude of ...
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Retaining maximum free/open-source freedoms in a software license except for source redistribution

There are several free/open-source licenses (e.g. GPLv3, Apache 2.0, MIT) that allow several freedoms to the user of a software. Generally if you grant access to an individual to use software under ...
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Why doesn't the FBI crack down on websites allowing cartoon child pornography?

I was inspired to make this based off of a previous post. In the United States, visual depictions (such as drawings) of child abuse images is illegal provided they are ruled as obscene. This would ...

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