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Is it ethical for Victims Advocates to Be Paid By District Attorney Offices

I recently spent 2.5 years tied up in a case as a sexual assault victim. Since I had been intoxicated at the time I only had the knowledge that this person was over me and with his pants down, I asked ...
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I have an issue with my dads wills and trusts in England, now that he has past [closed]

The situation I have, this is in England. I think I understand what needs to happen but would be good to understand if I'm missing anything or need to consider something I've missed. My Dad and step ...
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Who has the right to examine a will?

If a person is notified that they are named in a will and there is an asset they will inherit, would that person then have the right to examine the will if it's not already public information? The ...
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Why are software licenses required to access a piece of software?

According to the GTA 4 EULA: LICENSE. Subject to this Agreement and its terms and conditions, Licensor hereby grants you the nonexclusive, non-transferable, limited right and license to use one copy ...
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In the US, what has been the general outcome of COVID-19 vaccine-mandate litigation?

Recently, a friend informed me that he knew someone who had won a lawsuit, with a large award for damages, against his employer, which I believe was a private company, because he was dismissed for not ...
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Questions related to confidentiality obligations

If I accidentally find out that someone else committed a crime, and I don't sue him, will I be punished if it later turns out that I knew in some way? In the above example, what happens if it is not ‘...
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Could some please explain what the following means in my dads UK will

Absolute Residuary Gift SUBJECT to the trusts DECLARED above my Executors SHALL HOLD my estate for the trustees of THE [name of trust] FAMILY PROBATE TRUST absolutely
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Appropriate insult under law

Some countries have laws against insults. However the insult is not illegal if it is a direct response to a similar insult or a response to some publicly available information. Recently a professor at ...
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Witness protection and street photography

I am in a Canadian witness protection and recently went past a 360-degree camera recording video in the middle of a public street which I assume is for some art project. In the witness protection ...
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False information on Florida Criminal History Report, can I sue the state?

I decided to pay $25.00 to the state of Florida to obtain a copy of my Florida Criminal History Report. I found there is blatantly fictitious information on my report claiming I was charged with ...
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discuss the concept of your lawfullness in a contract [closed]

discuss the concept of your lawfullness in a contract and show circumstances where a contract cannot come into existence if the agreement is unlawful
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What are some of the legal consequenses of hiring full-time employees on contract basis?

I saw on the Workplace SE people mention being full-time employees employed on contract basis. What would be the legal consequences of doing so? I'm under the impression that contract work and full ...
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Do i have a viable case in small claims court if hired to work in exchange for a rv but after a week of working was unjustly fired and told to leave? [closed]

I met a man online who told me that if I traveled to his property and helped him pack up his stuff before getting evicted in the following 3-4 weeks, he would give me a motorhome as payment. I agreed, ...
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"Double recovery" type situation with pet insurances and dog boarder's business insurance

My dog suffered a bite at the dog boarding facility resulting in a vet visit. I filed a claim with our pet insurance and it covered most of the cost but not all of it. The boarding facility also filed ...
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Can an attorney represent a client against a previous client?

Can an attorney represent a client against a previous client, without notification to the previous client? If No, will case be thrown out upon being made known to the Court or must case be appealed on ...
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Can i sue maryland comptroller [closed]

I worked in the great state of maryland in 2021. I'm a resident of missouri. I earned a little over 3500 gross. I filed my state taxes with them on non- resident tax form. Ez form. Standard detection....
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Can your school ban you from sending e-mails? [closed]

My school has banned every student from sending e-mails to each other. I'm not sure if this is a thing that schools are allowed to do or not, but I feel that they shouldn't be able to. Our school is ...
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Is it legal to send pressed flowers to the United States via mail?

Is it legal to send pressed flowers from my garden to the United States via mail. If it is legal, what rules are relevant? The flowers are common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) and crocus vernus. Crocus ...
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Acting as middle-man in money transfer [closed]

I live in UK, and I have a step-son who lives in China. He has a small internet-business with customers in the US, EU and Japan, and they pay him via paypal account. I manage the UK bank account that ...
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Citizenship, child custody and child support - ghosted parent [closed]

I am Asian living in SEA, my French visa has run out. My husband is French and living in France. Our marriage was registered in France. We have a newborn. My husband visited us when our child was born,...
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Is it legal to voluntarily cause a competitor's product to work badly in order to sell yours as a better product?

About 15 years ago (some time between 2008 and 2010), back when I was still using Internet Explorer on Windows XP, I was browsing a very lightweight website which was working super smoothly, and ...
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Is/was there something in US law that terrorists could not benefit from funding/aid "even inadvertently"?

Time wrote in relation to the 2011 famine in Somalia: US aid officials and any aid worker handling US food suddenly had a legal obligation to ensure none of benefitted al Shabab, even inadvertently. [...
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Can lawyers perform actions for the sole purpose of delay if the client is facing the death penalty?

This answer contains the remark: Lawyers are also officers of the court and are specifically prohibited from taking actions in litigation with the sole purpose of delay. (The analysis would be ...
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Why isn't there financial safety if I am arrested illegally? [closed]

I have been arrested approximately 14 times in my life and never Mirandized. The last time I was arrested, about 8 police officers stood around me asking me what I was doing. After I explained every ...
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Instant checkmate publishing old information

I had been removed from a sex offender registry years ago. A site called InstantCheckmate is still publishing my address and information as a registered sex offender. They claim their “policy” is they ...
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What's to stop domain registrars from price gouging renewals?

Scenario John Smith launches a social media startup called Turquoise Cow. He buys the Internet domain name "turquoise-cow.com" from GoDaddy. The price is $20 per year. Years later, Turquoise ...
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Filing taxes jointly while legally separated

My ex and I are legally separated in Colorado. Under CO law we're still technically married. When we filed the JDF 1115 financial declaration form, we checked the box saying that we'd be filing ...
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What is the difference between naturalized and derived citizenship of the US?

I'm trying to understand the difference between naturalized and derived citizenship in the US. I've been doing some research, but I'm still a bit confused about the distinctions and the implications ...
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How Would I Avoid Incriminating Myself in a Catch 22 Situation

I asked this question a couple of months ago which in turn was based on a question asked by another user. I found the original question while looking for answers following a real-life brush with the ...
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Abortion and States' Rights in the US

If a fetus is a person, it's not a citizen until after it's born, per the Constitution. That would make birth a process of naturalization (converting a stateless non-citizen fetus into a citizen). But ...
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I am representing myself. Want to change the lawsuit amount from $76K to only the amount of the deposits the builder stole from us. How? [closed]

I fired my attorney for missrepresenting me. He filed the lawsuit but I want to change the amount. The builder never finished our house but I think I have a better chance of winning if I only ask ...
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Is profiting after informing investors about how to buy a penny stock illegal? [closed]

I'm buying WeWork shares since I've figured out which brokerage allows purchasing them. Regulations involving the Expert Market make it very hard for investors to speculate on this stock. The ...
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(US) San Francisco: worst that can happen if you enter a shop and start eating?

I'm sick and tired of having to spend 25 hours a day just to get change for sufficient food, and to go without for months consecutive. Assuming, if provided a DA does not prosecute—What's the absolute ...
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Do Trump's lawyers have a fiduciary duty to delay the proceedings?

Trump is currently facing a variety of legal charges. If he is elected to the presidency and takes office, he could order the federal cases against him to be dropped. So it is against Trump's interest ...
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What are the supply duties of the government for mandatory schooling?

I'm mostly interested in the German jurisdiction but other countries are interesting as well. For all children attending school is mandatory, in Germany this is regulated by states (here is an example ...
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Can sexual consent be required to enter a building?

First off, and this should be assumed, but IDs are checked and all people entering are of age. Now, there are technically two questions I'm asking. The first: is it legal in the United States for ...
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Would Trump's lawsuit against Judge Juan Merchan be barred by Spark v. Stumpman?

Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against Judge Juan Merchan today after he issued a limited gag order earlier to prevent damaging judicial administration via witness and jury intimidation. The Supreme ...
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Interpretation of expiration dates in termination clause of a License to Occupy [closed]

I am a licensee of a property in the UK whose agreement expires on the 30th April 2024. I was recently contacted by my licensor who offered me the option to enter into a new license agreement in the ...
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What do I do if someone post images from your profile of your child on their profile? [closed]

I was interacting in a debate/argument with someone on Facebook. They decided to go to my profile and take the images I was using for my profile and cover photo as well as another that included my ...
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Can a landlord force me to pay utilities with a money order/cashiers check?

In California. Landlord sent an email saying that they can no longer take checks from my unit and I had to pay via money order/cashier's check. I did bounce a check this month, death in the family and ...
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Do I have to file state income tax if I am working mentally?

I am a software engineer. I have the ability to write software in my mind without a computer. It's probably an advantage provided by my autism. There were a few times the code of an application ...
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what criteria do lawyers, in particular patent lawyers, use to determine whether or not to accept a case?

I just came off of an initial consultation with a patent lawyer about a utility patent application. After the one hour consultation, he stated that he currently does not have the bandwidth to take on ...
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What does the law say if someone locks their bicycle to mine? [duplicate]

Say I park my bicycle, lock it, and then a few hours later when I come back I find someone has locked their bicycle to mine. What does the law say: Do they commit a crime by removing my ability to ...
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Can I get into trouble for posting information about a sex offender?

In the vicinity where I reside in Arizona, a neighbor who is classified as a level 2 sex offender has chosen to establish a towing recovery business operating from his residence. Despite the absence ...
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Protecting AI related IP by assigning all current and future IP to an LLC

Consider a fairly typical IP assignment clause, such as I understand that the provisions of this Agreement requiring assignment of Inventions to the Company do not apply to any Invention that I have ...
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What war crime was Jet about to commit? I suspect it's about protecting dams. (ATLA S01E10) [closed]

From Scifi SE. Just as I asked Link 1 for Link 2, so now do I make this new post for Link 3. In Avatar The Last Airbender S01E10 entitled 'Jet', that introduced the episode title character Jet, Jet ...
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Can my insurance company find me liable for an auto accident without an explanation?

The accident was a fender-bender, about $3-4K damage to cars, no injuries; police were contacted but did not come, and both parties submitted written accident reports to police afterwards and ...
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Must I declare all items in my vehicle when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, or only those inquired about? [migrated]

Surely I don't have to declare each and every item in my vehicle whenever I travel to Canada, do I? Do I actually have to disclose that I have a clipboard somewhere in my vehicle, for example? I asked ...
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Can legal action be reasonably taken against someone for providing incentive to hurt yourself?

Let's say that Sam the Sociopath invites Peter the Poor man into his luxurious house. They go to a living room with a fireplace. Sam then pulls out 1 million dollars in a fireproof bag that will last ...
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What international law did Ecuador break by storming the Mexican embassy?

It is in the news that Mexico is cutting ties with Ecuador after police stormed the Mexican embassy in Quito to arrest former Ecuadorian Vice-President Jorge Glas. Mexican President Andrés Manuel ...
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