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Is it illegal for a mailperson to throw away mail addressed to current resident?

I recently labeled my mailbox with my name and asked my mail carrier not to deliver mail addressed to other people at my address (I live alone). I would also like to request my mail carrier not ...
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Unscheduled exterminator attempted to enter my unit without notice or invitation

Yesterday there was a knock on my door and then I could hear my door being unlocked. Someone was attempting to enter my unit, he had keys so he unlocked the door and deadbolt, but I had the security ...
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Consumer Rights 2015 (U.K.): Wear & Tear dispute over a vehicle

I am planning to go to a small claims court about a Consumer Rights Act issue on a second-hand vehicle. The trader that sold the second-hand vehicle claims that it's the result of wear and tear. His ...
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Can someone by prosecuted if they commit a crime outside of all jurisdictions? [duplicate]

Scenario: Fred and his wife Sue are crossing the Atlantic Ocean on their yacht and are hundreds of miles from the closest nation. They jump into the water for a quick swim, and while in the water, ...
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Is the creation and usage of a full-text index (for fuzzy search in a document) a copyright infringement (EU)?

My research points towards "no". From here: Full Text Indexes Are Data About Books, and That’s Fair Use From here: full-text indexing is allowed as fair use under US copyright law. ...
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Visa to remote-work in Spain for a few weeks [migrated]

I am a British citizen, living in the UK, working for a UK company. We have an office in Spain, and I'd like to work in the Spanish office where the rest of my team is based for 6 weeks taking my ...
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Can a company safely rely on a government agency announcement that a law will not be enforced?

Intermittently, a government agency, possibly in response to an executive order, will officially announce that some law or policy won't be enforced during some time period. Some such announcements ...
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Trademark Licencee rights

I have held a trademark licence for 20 years and have recently had it cancelled by the owner of the trademark. It is my understanding that I did not breach any of the conditions. I am wondering if ...
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Springsteen was charged with “consuming alcohol in an enclosed area”

Bruce Springsteen received including DWI and "consuming alcohol in an enclosed area" (the word "closed" is also used) in November 2020 in Gateway National Recreation Area in New ...
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What are the license restrictions on opencv-contrib-python, 'ximgproc' module to be specific?

I am not able to find solid licensing details for opencv-contrib-python, I am aware that it uses non-free algorithms. https://github.com/opencv/opencv_contrib However, I am not sure if I can use the '...
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Is it legal for Steam to disable content on my PC?

Some time ago I've downloaded the Demo for the game "Observer" on the Steam platform. I didn't play it immediately though. A few weeks ago I wanted to give it a try and was shocked to find a ...
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Can someone sell the property (both jointly and separately owned) property of their imprisoned spouse?

I am serving a 5-year prison sentence. While incarcerated, my wife of 5 years is selling my belongings such as my cars, trucks, campers, dogs, tools, motorcycles, clothes, etc. Some property is titled ...
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Are warranties held to the same laws as regular insurers?

Disclaimer: I understand no advice given is legal advice and I am not expecting any. In the case a consumer has purchased a warranty - in particular so-called "extended warranties" from a ...
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Who is to examine the witness who is the self-represented plaintiff or prosecutor?

Bob is a self-represented plaintiff in a civil case (or, say, private prosecutor in a criminal case). He is also a witness. If the trial is judge-alone aka bench (not jury), he is able to conduct it ...
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What happens if I used an invention for some commercial use after its public disclosure and before it got patented?

In the US, inventors have up to 1 year to file for a patent to the USPTO after an invention has been publicly disclosed, and by default the USPTO takes 1.5 years to publish the patent application ...
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Can a company officially decide to break the law since the penalty for breaking it is cheaper than following it?

For example imagine a company in Washington that needs a temporary building for its workers to live in during the summer. Instead of bothering with permits, they rapidly construct a dormitory for ...
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Can Hollywood discriminate on the race of their actors?

Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and later addenda, employers in the US "cannot discriminate" on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), ...
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Does returning an illegal product back to the seller for the refund make one liable for said product distribution?

Suppose you purchased a product on eBay, realized that it was likely illegal (like a bootleg copy of the advertised copyrighted product), and returned it. Does the act of returning the product make ...
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Would it be illegal to make a fake police car?

Suppose there were an eccentric millionaire who really wants people to drive safely around her. Could she make a fake police car and drive around in it? She would never pull anyone over or directly ...
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Can the accused change their mind about testifying mid-trial? USA criminal law

As I understand it, under US criminal law, a defendant may decline to testify in their own trial. Suppose a defendant elects to testify in their own trial but decides that it is no longer in their ...
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Prototype developed outside of work, employer wants me to finalize work in house. Do I automatically lose my IP?

I developed a prototype outside of work using my own materials and time. The end product would be very useful in my field of work so I showed it to my boss, who now wants me to finish development in ...
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Is there a licensing recourse to recycling a riff?

I don't mean covering a song and making a few changes to the arrangement; there are mechanical licenses for that. I don't mean sampling, because this involves recording, and I'm thinking of playing ...
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Why do startups prefer Stock Options over Stock Grants? [migrated]

Why do startup companies and large companies alike seem to always prefer to offer their employees stock options, rather than stock grants? Stock grants seem like a way better deal for employees. Let ...
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Deed of undertaking between neighbours

Neighbours have an issue about their adjoining land parcels and have verbally agreed to sort it out in a certain way. One of them wants to make sure that the other is aware of the consequences and ...
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Can state officials demand I-9s from a company?

I have a state official asking me copies of I-9 forms for my former employees. Does a state official have the legal authority to demand federal documents such as I-9s from businesses in the state?
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Actions to take against parcel delivery service that lost my parcels

I sent five parcels using a UK parcel delivery service called parcelhero. The parcels were collected by parcelforce UK. Only 1 of the parcels was delivered, another was returned to sender, and three ...
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Does a landlord have the right to force me to evacuate the room I am subletting before the last day of the tenancy contract?

I am subletting a room in a university hostel from a friend who is technically my landlord. The contract ends on the 28th of February. I have been away from the country and will be back on 25/02/2021. ...
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What are the contours of communication INTERCEPTION?

A nuanced understanding is sought with regards to the bright-lines + contours of what it means to intercept as it pertains to Florida communications state law. A Google search of interception returns:...
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It is legal to show copyrighted material that was illegibly obtained by a 3rd party for a news report?

Let's say that company A is planning to release a product X to the market, and person B illegally access the data servers of company A and pulls some copyrighted confidential material with the ...
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What is the extent of “technically feasible” in common law?

If a law requires a website to perform a duty towards its users as far as technically feasible what is the extent ? Does it mainly take care of financxial costs? Meaning is something that is possible ...
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Refusal to discharge from a private hospital in New Delhi, India

I will give a background of the situation. 70-80 year old is admitted to a hospital due to chest pain... feels fine after a few days... hospital pressurized for a endoscopy... endoscopy causes hole ...
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Could the participants in 'The Push' be charged with attempted murder?

The Push is a TV show where participants are coerced into committing an intentional act of murder through psychological manipulation. Even though the setup was staged and nobody was in any actual ...
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Would a prisoner be allowed to practice law and represent other inmates in court?

Would a prisoner be allowed to practice law and represent other inmates in court, and shown in For Life (2020)? According to the story, when he got to prison, he went to work for the paralegal ...
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What would happen if a US state government refused to abide by a decision of its own supreme court?

Assume some legal question is brought up for a ruling by a US state supreme court. Further assume the question is on an issue which both the US constitution and US federal law takes no stance on; it ...
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Is a gun in the waistband with a tucked-in shirt concealed or open carry in Michigan?

I generally carry my gun concealed, inside the waistband with a shirt or jacket over it. If I were to tuck said shirt in, the grip will show. Is this now considered open carry, or does the whole gun ...
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Can a UK employer legally require someone to stay home if they pose a significant risk of harm to others?

I'm thinking of this in the context of the current debate about coronavirus vaccine certificates, but I think the question is wider and I don't want to limit it to just that. Suppose an existing long ...
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Can an employee of a non-profit sign CLA and contribute to open source project under a copyright of a for-profit

I am mostly thinking in the context of USA. If there is a non-profit X 501(c)(3) with an employee A. Can this employee A contribute during work hours to an open source project which requires them to ...
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Dealership change the ARP

I purchase a 2021 Chevy Suburban from a Dealership, my contract was with one bank, when it was time to pay my first payment another bank had the loan. I didn't notice that ARP was change until my ...
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What is the emancipation process?

I am looking into emancipation and was wondering what the process looks like. I live in PA. Any information will help.
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Can I be sued for acting as the US sales agent for a EU manufactured product that subsequently is accused of breaching a US patent?

If I sell a product in the US as a US resident sales agent on behalf of an EU seller of a product they manufacture in the EU that subsequently breaches a US patent can I be sued?
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Where can I get an up-to-date list of countries that are under US sanctions?

I am a regular freelancer in a company. I like to travel during work and vacation. But at my new job, they told me that I can't visit countries that are under US sanctions. Where can I get this list ? ...
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What happens to Donald Trump if he refuses to turn over his financial records?

Headlines for 2021 February 22 read "Supreme Court Approves Subpoena for Trump's Financial Records". Since the Supreme Court has now ruled on the matter, I am not aware of any other body to ...
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In Austria, is a disclaimer that your device is not a medical device enough even if all your other material suggests it is a medical device?

This company "powerinsole" in Austria makes wild claims about the scientific merits of it's medical device "powerinsole". It is a device they claim uses electro resonance to ...
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In a Payment Hearing, what is the protocol for creditor asking debtor questions? What if he believes the reply was invalid?

At a payment hearing called by a creditor on a debtor, the debtor has the uncanny ability to avoid answering questions or gives misleading answers. I understand in the payment hearing the creditor can ...
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Propagation of GPLv3 licensed software

"0. Definitions" section of GPLv3 says that: To “convey” a work means any kind of propagation that enables other parties to make or receive copies. Is it also included to "any kind of ...
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Is it legal to forge a Permission to Attack during a physical penetration test engagement?

When doing penetration testing (hired as a security consultant to examine and test a company's security by simulating an attacker), it's necessary to have a document called "Permission to Attack&...
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Why does Disney omit the year in their copyright notices?

I was trying to sort a stack of movies chronologically. Most boxes contain a copyright notice e.g. “(c) 1985 Acme Pictures LLC“. However, Walt Disney Pictures consistently omits the year, e.g. “(c) ...
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Why are service or maintenance contracts called 'warranties', when they legally aren't warranties?

The expression 'warranty' legally signifies? Please select all that apply. a term of a contract as opposed to a representation. The term 'warranty' is used to distinguish between a term (warranty) ...
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What happens if other contractors also agree to accept a lower sum in full satisfaction of their own debts?

Here are the facts. Build-High has a contract to build a new housing estate for Fields Trust. Each of the houses on the estate will have a conservatory and the erecting of these has been ...
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Discovery question

In a criminal trial (DV related), can the prosecutor bring evidence into trial (such as text messages) without sharing them in discovery first? I assume that's a no-go?

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