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Is it legal to trade receipts

Companies can claim an expense as long as they have the mean to justify it, usually in the form of invoice or receipt. I have heard of self-employed picking up random receipts (that they didn't incur) ...
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Will the new australian telecoms bill allow to compel companies to build spy functionality into their software?

According to https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/bills/r6195_aspassed/toc_pdf/18204b01.pdf companies could be required to enhance their software to allow for spying. They would ...
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Responsibility of Microsoft for a Bug in MS Excel

Our company is using licensed version of Microsoft Products, including MS Excel 2016. We suffered some financial damage because of incorrect financial calculations, that occurred as a result of the ...
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Interpretation of “the document speaks for itself” in answer to a complaint?

I've got a question about the complaint/answer process in the context of Maryland regarding a Trust. (Names changed for privacy) The complaint included as a numbered averment: The Trust ...
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Which crime is done or law violated when a person pushes other to commit suicide? [duplicate]

In Argentina there is a crime that's called "suicidio inducido" (induced suicide) that's when a person physically or psychologically pushes another to commit suicide. I looked for a crime like this (...
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Ought the bank compensate me for a website glitch, when I suffered no pecuniary loss?

Facts My bank in Ontario, Canada ("B" henceforth) allows me to pay credit card bills online. When I tried on Dec 1 2018, the website flashed an error message. I spent half an hour double-checking, ...
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What constitutes “affordable” employee-sponsored coverage for a spouse and dependents?

Looking into the Affordable Care Act rules, an individual cannot receive the tax credit if they are "able to get affordable coverage through an eligible employer-sponsored plan." Here, affordable is ...
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When is it OK to not sign a traffic ticket

I've done some first page of Google research on signing vs refusing to sign a traffic ticket. I understand that it's technically illegal not to sign, though one can still refuse in any case. I also ...
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Can I dispute an unauthorized credit card transaction with the merchant, and not the card company?

Facts I am in England, my credit card (henceforth "CC") company (henceforth "CCC") is English, and the credit card charges happened in England. I didn't authorize or consent to them. Let's call the ...
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Patent law: What is the litmus test for 'inventive step' \'non obvious'?

As I understand it the EPC (Europe) requires 'inventive step' and the USPTO require claims to be 'non obvious'. An electronic measurement was designed and tested. What are the questions that one ...
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Can previous homeowner file a claim for hidden damage on their old property?

We purchased a house in Texas 5 months ago. 3 months ago we discovered hidden water damage from a roof leak within exterior walls. Our insurance hired a third party engineering firm who concluded the ...
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Rental Apartment 'Buyout Fee:' Does it apply to future month's rent?

My lease specifies I pay a buyout fee if it is terminated early. There is also a rule that says renters must pay rent until a new tenant is found and any difference in the new tenant's rent. If I "...
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Will I get in legal trouble if I use somebody else’s picture?

I was banned from a site. To evade it, I plan on impersonating a fictional cousin of mine with a fictional name, but if people suspect that it is a sock puppet account, I plan on uploading a picture ...
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Instructor feels homework demonstrates student is a public hazard, can they show it to a mental health professional for confirmation?

There was a question asked on another forum. An instructor received a student's project assignment and was very disturbed by the contents (it was a diary of a serial killer which included splattered ...
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Is any photo of a toddler without a shirt on child pornography?

The mother of my goddaughter's has many times insisted that her girls (3 and 1.5 years old) cover their nipples before she can take a photo of them if they are doing something cute or photo worthy and ...
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What is the effect of a law which relies on false statements?

For example, under the Firearms Act of Canada the SVD Dragunov is banned as a variant of the AK-47. The SVD is a completely different design which shares no important parts (a single screw in the ...
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Are civil ICE detainees unconstitutionally punished, if the conditions in ICE centers are more restrictive(punitive) than maximum security prison?

Jurisdiction: Texas Facts: Juan Martinez at 19 years of age pleaded guilty to distribution of undisclosed controlled substance in exchange for 5 years of probation.( Lets say violation of Texas ...
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What happens if a party to a contract is purchased?

If there's a contract between parties X and Y, and Y is bought by Z, then what happens to that contract? Is it automatically as if the contract was between X and Z? Or instead, do X and Z need to ...
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Lawyer wants to withdraw - Chapter 13

My husband and I filed a chapter 13 about a year ago and recently paid it off 100%. I started reviewing our files after looking at online mortgage monthly statements because I couldn’t completely ...
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Is there a catch in signing patent request documents

This is a bit broad, I know. As I cannot share the documents it is meant as a general question regarding patent requests. The CEO of my company has put me on a patent request papers. I had nothing to ...
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Is everything legal for me due to psychiatric reasons?

I witness that I did some things which are considered a rave by most people (and most psychiatrists): fought with aliens, was transformed for a period of time into a superman able to tear steel and ...
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“No logs” in Switzerland and Internet crime

ProtonVPN says that their servers are in Switzerland and that: Under Swiss law, we are not obligated to save any user connection logs, nor can we be forced to perform targeted logging on specific ...
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Can someone be fired for working less than 42.5 hours

In Colorado is it legal to fire an employee only on the basis that they have put in fewer than 42.5 hours weekly?
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Why there was no trial for Michael Cohen

I am reading in the news that Michale Cohen will be sentenced today, however, I haven't seen any information about trial. Is that because conviction is related to perjury plea, hence there is no need ...
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How non-public could a disclosure/publication be, and still count as such for patent “prior art” and copyright purposes?

The essence of both patent and copyright is that a creator/inventor gets legal protection and exclusivity within broad limits, in exchange for some form of publication/public disclosure. Similarly a ...
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Does GDPR apply to location data collected by apps?

I've just been reading this article in the New York Times which expounds on the business practices of mobile apps which collect your location data and use it/sell it. The article gives examples of ...
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Song lyrics as (trademarked) slogan

So just wondering, will it be legal to use a few lines of song lyrics as your service/company's slogan? For example, "You just gotta ignite the light, and let it shine" (Katy Perry's firework) as a ...
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What is the current law regarding bulk SMS in the USA? [duplicate]

Does this answer apply (still) to the USA: It is my understanding that a single text message or a single email inviting people to opt-in is allowed as long as the message has all the required ...
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The processing of an officer involved in a shooting death

Tonight on the show The Rookie, (a rookie police drama,) the main character, (the rookie,) shot a suspect that pulled a gun and aimed at him to shoot. The officer's partner was not in the room. His ...
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Is it theft/fraud if one sends confidential info from their work laptop to their own personal web mail but there is no malicious intent? (UK/US)

Sender's intentions are non malicious, but the sender knows they are not supposed to send confidential info out of work laptop, and sender deleted some sent emails to cover up. Their intent is to do ...
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In which countries is it illegal for employers to ask in background checks?

I was surprised to hear that in China employers (MNCs) would ask for the most recent pay-slips for background checks. Would it be considered illegal in countries like Japan, Singapore, or European ...
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Is it illegal to offer money for a pet in Massachusetts?

It is very difficult to find cats or dogs in Massachusetts that are not either (1) registered breeds sold by breeders (like golden retrievers), (2) shelter animals, or from (3) pet stores. If you look ...
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Can products meant for inhalation still be considered supplements under FDA guidelines?

Many products such as oxygen, caffeine, and essential oils are are marketed as "supplements" meant for inhalation, yet from what I can find on dietary supplements it seems the FDA requires that ...
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How to check **PF** & **PF Employer recovery** [on hold]

My Employer cutting some amount in my salary as PF & PF Employer recovery , i saw the PF balance in https://www.epfindia.gov.in site, but where i can check PF Employer recovery balance ?
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If an inventor were to create a top secret invention, does this person have a legal obligation to keep it secret?

In a scenario in which an inventor was able to invent something that the government would likely classify as 'Top Secret' or even 'Born Secret', and the inventor knows that it will be classified as ...
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Can one appeal a small claims judgement in California

Under what circumstances can a small claims case be appealed in CA? Is it only for errors of law?
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What's the legalese for a licensing agreement to say it stays in force regardless? [on hold]

In a software licensing agreement, I want the parties to agree that the agreement stays in effect even if the licensor and/or licensee changes company formation (like from an LLC to a corporation or ...
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Fee for Subject Access Request to GCHQ, Data Protection Act 2018

When making a Subject Access Request to GCHQ I was told that I would have to pay a fee for this Request. The GDPR does not allow for such a fee, while the UK Data Protection Act does(Part 4 – Chapter ...
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Write Play based on translation

I am in the midst of writing a play based on the Persian poem Layla and Majnun by Nizami Ganjavi. To do this I plan to make use of quotes from an English translated version of the poem. Archive.org ...
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Organizational rights to access users' emails?

An administrator over the Google Apps (Gmail) account within my organization had some concerns about a user and discovered some problematic emails. The user was suspended and Google Apps access ...
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Moving Easements: Is Massachusetts in the minority?

Traditionally, you cannot move an easement without the permission of both parties. However, in M.P.M. Builders v Dwyer the state of Massachusetts decided that in the absence of an express prohibition, ...
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What is “disclosure by transmission”?

Article 4(2) GDPR states: ‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as ...
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California sales tax nexus and Amazon FBA

I've been reading from various sources that having inventory in an Amazon FBA fulfillment center does qualify as having a physical nexus in the state where the fulfillment center is located, and ...
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For how long do one has to wait for the ECHR to register his/her application?

How long does it take after the arrival of the document at the European Court of Human Rights to have your application registered (examined by a lawyer)?
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Discrimination of Law in Pakistan? [on hold]

in the Pakistani Law, If a women are committed Murder then the Pakistani Law never hang to the women as same to be taken when a man committed same case.
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Marijuana Extracts Equivalence to Marijuana Weight

It seems most laws regarding marijuana have varying consequences based on the quantity/weight. How does this apply to extracts such as THC and CBD oils, edibles, etc? Is it based on the weight of the ...
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How do I press charges against my former broker for forgery?

I am a Realtor. When I was first licensed I began working for a broker in Los Angeles, CA. After almost 2 years we had a dispute and he refused to pay me. It was at this time it was discovered that I ...
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Can I take an employer to court for false promise? He promise me a temporal job for 2 months and din't fulfill that promises?

Can I sue a person for don't fulfill his promise? Sorry for the long story. We are "friends" from long time ago maybe from 2010. He started his own small business 4 or 5 years ago and sometimes asked ...
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Is peer-to-peer drug dealing illegal for the developer?

If a developer were to develop a distributed web app which essentially connected drug dealers to clients in the physical world, what would the legal ramifications be for the developer? Details ...
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What if a law is literally impossible to follow?

This question originated from the Australian encryption debate, but I am mainly asking about the US. Just to keep things simple (if a bit absurd), suppose the US passed a law that says, Every ...

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