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Why doesn't law take into account probability?

This maybe be a stupid question, I'm not in law When I think of "Standing," I think of "what is the expected liability from an interaction," as opposed to "what is the real ...
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Can a foreigner enter Spain unvaccinated?

Is it possible to enter Spain by plane unvaccinated? I see here: https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/requirements-before-arriving-in-spain-from-third-countries/#:~:text=1.,vaccination%20course%20against%...
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Can I book a flight on one valid passport and later change to another valid passport? [closed]

I am looking to book an international flight. I presently have a valid US passport. I expect to be receiving another valid from a different country (due to dual citizenship) in a few weeks. To lock in ...
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What (kind of body) is TV Licensing, and how do they select people to send their scary mailings to?

Is the body a governmental department? Is it established or commissioned by any legislation in particular? What is its mandated function and mode of function? How does it select what addresses to send ...
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GDPR storing vs processing / computing data (failover scenarios)

I'm having a hard time understanding what exactly is meant by 'data processing' in GDPR. There's one specific scenario which I'll explain later, but I will first try to simplify my question. Let's say ...
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Did Spirit Airlines break the law when they sold me Wi-Fi that they do not offer on any of their planes?

On the 29th of September I flew from PDX to Las Vegas and bought the Wi-Fi service that was offered online to utilize during the flight. I further learned the Spirit Airlines has no Wi-Fi anywhere on ...
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Practical GDPR guidance for online businesses

When you start an online business, or even just create a website, there is a lot of confusion on what needs to be done to comply with GDPR. As many online resources (including StackExchange) suggest, ...
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USPTO search says that a practitioner, Bob has status "agent", but his employer advertises him as a "patent attorney"

Bob is a patent practitioner, and works for a firm. The firm’s website lists him as a Senionr Attorney holding a J.D. However, according to a https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/practitionerSearchEntry ...
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What is Reckless disregard for the Truth?

If a person falsely accuses a public figure of cheating at chess, then takes actions that costs the public figure monetary damage. If despite lack of evidence, the person has a bona fide belief that ...
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What laws govern, empower, or limit indiscriminate accusatory TV Licensing mailings?

Anyone who has lived in the UK knows about postal TV license fee spam. These gaslighting, accusatory and threatening letters seem to verge on extortion, and are regularly received by households who do ...
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Selling a seat on a commerical arline flight

Suppose I am on a commercial airline flight. People are boarding. I am seated. A person comes up to me and asks "Would you mind changing seats with me so that I can sit next to my spouse?". ...
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Updated: (Oct 2. 2022) Is it possible to enter Canada unvaccinated?

This is an update to this question I asked some weeks ago. From what I read in the news Canada has changed its border requirnments. Is it now possible to leave and enter Canada unvaccinated?
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$14,000 for a utility patent that is classified as simply in the USA [closed]

A law firm has 3 category of complexity for their utility applications: 1. Simply 2. Medium 3. Complex They charge $14,000 for a utility application that is classified as Simply. This includes the ...
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Mistaken refund by corporate chain till computer system

Meet Bob. Bob purchased 10 bottles of champagne from a large grocery chain, triggering an automatically applied "multi buy" discount of 8%. He then brings the receipt back and returns 3 of ...
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How to know if a patent law firm is credible or any good at all?

I am researching this company https://boldip.com/ How do I verify that It's even a real law firm It's credible It's great at its practice
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Verbal advice trumping standing corporate policy: which contract prevails?

Meet Alice. Alice entered a branch of a corporate retail chain and had a verbal dialogue with the cashier before making a purchase. She asks the cashier at the till what the return policy is, and is ...
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idea behind crime punishment

What is the idea behind putting people who commited a crime into prison? What such a state does is an act, that if a person does to a different person, it is called limiting someone's freedom, which ...
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Do not do anything at work (Lazy)

If in an office in a company (an office job in front of the computer what) well... in fact... I look at the screen of my computer, I freeze, I do nothing for... 6 hours then I I barely work 2 hours.. ...
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By what mechanism does GDPR jurisdiction bind data controllers that operate outside the EU?

If you process the data of data subjects resident in the EU then you are supposed to be bound by the GDPR no matter where you are located. Why care what the GDPR says if you don't have a presence in ...
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Does it matter legally whether possession notices, orders, and warrants served by post are sealed in envelopes?

Are there legal benefits or detriments in terms of the rules of valid service whether such documents are sealed in an envelope or posted bare as postcards? If it is bare then there's less way to argue ...
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What determines order of precedence in occupation rights?

Meet Alice. Alice lets a house to Bob on a 6 month contract who then sublets it to Charles on a 12 month contract. Alice serves notice to the property addressed to Bob at the end of their term, which ...
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Does revocation of U.S. passport imply revocation of U.S. citizenship?

When a U.S. passport is explicitly revoked (in contrast to it, say, simply expiring), does that also imply revocation of the holder's U.S. citizenship? For example, when the U.S. revoked Ed Snowden's ...
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Seeking permissions to show a digital gallery of collected postcards

I have a collection of postcards I've received from around the world that I'd like to share on a personal website — for interest (perhaps 'art'), and certainly for no monetary gain, nor intended (or ...
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What was the scope of the Norman influence upon the English legal system?

Which aspects of the English legal system are characterized by clear influences from France? How is this reconciled with the different (civil/common law) paradigms? For example, the justices of the ...
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Understanding electronic mail marketing under the UK's Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR)

From ICO's guide for electronic mail marketing under PECR: ... you must not send electronic mail marketing to individuals, unless: they have specifically consented to electronic mail from you; or ...
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Defense against libel prosecution [closed]

One has to defend himself in court against a libel prosecution. But it comes to the attention of the defense that the accusing party is in all probability already profiled by the police authorities (...
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Can you form a temporary nonprofit?

Can you start a 501c3 organization to complete a project, collect donations, do the project, donate all leftover money to another 501c3 with similar goals, then dissolve the organization? It would ...
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List of countries embargoed by the US?

Where can I find the authoritative, up-to-date list of countries that are currently embargoed by the United States of America? Note that embargoed is distinct from sanctions. I specifically want to ...
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How much data of a user allowed by law to get recorded by service providers?

If someone from India has optical fiber connection internet for windows10 PC and mobile phone 4g network provider’s internet for android cell phone using 4g sim card, now sometimes he uses PC’s OFC ...
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Does a fixed penalty notice imply an admission of guilt?

Further, does it result in a criminal record?
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What is the lawful basis for running Know Your Customer (KYC) checks on startup investors?

Suppose you have a startup that raises money from a number of angel investors, many of whom are investing as natural persons. What is the lawful GDPR basis for processing the investors' personal data, ...
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India Contract Law, what articles helps over come One sided contract in India?

If in an Indian contractual agreemnt for service, say, Maintenance of an apartment. If In Clause 1.3, 1.6, 6.1, 6.3 It is established that contract is valid only for two years tenure and it can't be ...
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Do donations made by customers of a company allow the company to deduct taxes

I just got an email from American Airlines asking me to donate to Red Cross through their website and that I would obtain miles if I did so. The "exchange rate" is 10 miles for a dollar ...
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Can a supreme court justice argue before the supreme court?

Meet Bob. Bob is a supreme court justice and has a hobby of engaging in private, noncommercial, and legally questionable activities. As a result of those activities, Alice is now suing Bob in his ...
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Is phone number required for providing phone warranties in Australia?

When buying a phone in retail store, they ask for my phone number so that they can "provide phone warranties". Is this an excuse to obtain my phone number for marketing purposes? Is it ...
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What is an out of court disposal?

Several recent questions have elicited answers mentioning out of court disposals. What are these?
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Do victims have a right to be informed of the follow-up or lack thereof on their crime reports?

Meet Alice. She was assaulted and reported this to the police while offering them evidence of the assault. They tell her the report has been duly noted, thank her for her time, and wish her a nice day....
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What is the "public interest"?

Prosecution as in England must only be undertaken if they are required by the public interest. What is this public interest and how is it understood? Can these decisions not become quite politically ...
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What role do the police have rather than the CPS in "charging" criminals?

What is the difference for that matter between "charging" and "prosecuting"?
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How does the U.S. States Department select Immigration Diversity Lottery winners exactly?

From what I've read, it seems that they select a random sample of 50,000 - 55,000 winners from the pool of applicants worldwide. But from the statistics I've seen, the distribution is not uniformly ...
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Which state's laws apply to online defamation?

If a libelous statement is posted online, and the victim and offender are from different states, which state would be more pertinent to the defamation case? I.e. which state's defamation laws, statue ...
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Can a decision to prosecute be judicially appealed?

Meet Charlotte. Charlotte is suspected of a crime, in respect of which a decision was made that it was sufficiently in the public interest so as to charge her. Charlotte meanwhile disagrees with this ...
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Do Will witnesses in NY state require a copy of the Will prior to witnessing/signing?

In New York State in order to be a legally valid Will, the Will must be signed by two (2) Witnesses who are in no way, shape or form beneficiaries of the estate/Will. Do the Witnesses need to see/read ...
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Do civil courts require or use parties' birthdates as identifiers?

My vague impression that's based on nothing necessarily in particular is that they typically use parties' respective names and addresses as identifiers, but have heard it suggested that parties to a ...
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Is volunteer work subject to the same labor laws as paid work?

Is volunteer work subject to the same labor laws (only 3 hours during school days + Minor Release form for students, for example) as paid work? More specific question: can a minor work unlimited hours ...
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Does a UK private company need a privacy notice to store shareholders' personal data?

I'm the co-founder of a UK-based startup, and we're on the cusp of raising a seed round from a number of angel investors, the majority of whom will invest as private persons. Our lawyers advised us to ...
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Understanding the last sentence in Article 25(2) of GDPR

Article 25(2) of GDPR says the following (emphasis mine): The controller shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures for ensuring that, by default, only personal data which are ...
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What factors determine whether an assault will be vigorously looked into pursued and charged by the police or not?

Meet Bob. He has filmed some thugs assaulting him by shoving, hitting, kicking at him and forcibly taking his phone away on the street until a passerby finally strongly urged him to give it back. Bob ...
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Can I shut down client tech infrastructure if they don't pay me [closed]

I am a devops freelancer and I worked for a company from asia. I have setup and maintained all their infrastructure for several months and helped their developers on a daily basis. They own me several ...
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Leave to remain for criminal victim/witness

Meet Alice. Alice was assaulted by a coworker who punched her in the face, and was promptly arrested and charged. However, Alice was just nearing the end of her student visa. Alice was thus told that ...
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