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How does an 'authorized representative' work?

I recently moved out of a rental home and I strongly believe the landlord owes me more money. I asked her for prorated rent given that I moved out early per her request/demand. She has declined this ...
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Are there any country with laws allowing insurance buyers to cancel their insurance within 14 days?

In Indonesia, there is a rule. If you buy an insurance, after you send the money, you will get some info. Some info are written more clearly after you buy the insurance. If you don't like it, you ...
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Can class action lawsuits like this one?

http://www.libertariansforum.com/cgi-bin/freedom/YaBB.pl?num=1539806071/0 Some lawyers think that some corporation do something wrong. Then he sues the corporation. Many of the "victim" doesn't even ...
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Why do websites exclude CISG in Terms of Service?

Today I clicked into the Terms of Service page of a popular website. To be honest I'm a layman not a lawman, so I don't understand why certain texts must be there. One of them is: United Nations ...
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Websites for children under 13 years of age

Many websites have a section for children under 13 years of age in their privacy policy, stating that they are not knowingly collecting information from such children and the collected information ...
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GDPR - website with no cookies, no analytics, no private data collection

I'm building a website right now and I'm little bit concerned about GDPR and I hope you can help me out. So, the website will be a blog with posts, product reviews and some affiliate links, I plan to ...
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Pets in apartments

I own 100% of the apartment that I live in, I have never rented or lived in an apartment before so I'm still getting used to life surrounded by people. My problem is that due to a misunderstanding I ...
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Why can't a lawyer just blame a random witness for harming a plaintiff?

It seems generally uncontroversial that in examining a witness at trial, a lawyer may not ask questions implying that the witness has engaged in some wrongdoing, unless the lawyer has some basis for ...
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Is there copyright issue in the following condition?

Organisation A provides conducts exam every year,question paper goes out with student(There is no copyright claim on paper by A). Company B collects them and publishes them with some charge. Now, if ...
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Can a nonprofit truly be controlled by its members, not a board?

My understanding is that there are two main organizational structures for a nonprofit: one with a board of directors, and the other (only possible in some US states) to have a board of directors, ...
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Legality of Forking Open Source Projects

Are there any legal issues with forking an open source project and putting your own name and spin on it? I am talking specifically about projects that are operating under the MIT or Creative Commons ...
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Selling pictures of famous people

Imagine hiring an artist to view a series of photographs of a famous celebrity or corporate executive - John doe, for example - then create an original drawing - not a derivative, but a unique work of ...
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Terms of Contract changed during drafting of Written Contract

I entered into discussions with an owner to purchase his business. During the process I agreed verbally and via email to pay for the owners lawyer to draft the purchase and sale agreements. The ...
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Trademark for the word Imagineer

I want to use the word Imagineer in an Ad. Example, "Chef Imagineer". I tried looking up to see if the word has a trademark but I found various results for this word with most of the trademarks being ...
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Faulty/incorrect Parking Charge Notice (PCN)?: showing only evidence of entry and exit (for a 'pay and display' car park)

I live in the UK. I received a PCN "...for the alleged breach of advertised terms and conditions..."(described in footnotes). They are around registering or 'paying and displaying' a valid car parking ...
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If Companies know about SEC violations, are they required to report themselves?

If companies know they are intentionally violating SEC laws and regulations, are they required to report them? If a company knows it is violating sec laws, breaking the rules, having accounting GAAP ...
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can you hire a witness as your lawyer to exclude their testimony?

I'm was just watching "American Crime Story" season 1 (O.J. Simpson trial), episode 4, around 38:30. The prosecutors were discussing the case when one asked about the testimony of Robert Kardashian, O....
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Revoking my right to defend my Intellectual Property by using Let's Encrypt

Agreement: https://letsencrypt.org/documents/LE-SA-v1.1.1-August-1-2016.pdf Section of interest: BY WAY OF FURTHER EXPLANATION REGARDING THE SCOPE OF THE DISCLAIMER, AND WITHOUT WAIVING OR ...
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In what ways might it be tortious to cite people in good faith in a for-profit or non-profit campaign?

In the US, and in Britain, in what ways might it be tortious to cite people's statements or actions in a for-profit or non-profit marketing campaign? I do not mean that you give the false impression, ...
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Rent till death lease

I have a lease that indicates my lease lasts till I die, with the terms that all bills (RE Tax, HOAs, utilities, all repairs, including a new roof if needed, all appliances,etc,etc,) .. This was ...
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My landlord is using the storage space to keep his stuff

I rented a flat in London and it has two storage cupboards in the hallway. But those cupboards are occupied by landlord's stuff so I am unable to use those spaces that I am paying for. It has been ...
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Derivative softwares copyrigths from a more generic software

Imagine consultancy C has a generic software for analyzing data S. Now C has a client C1 and from the software S it derives a software S1 to analyzed some specific data for C1. The overall dependency ...
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Can disabling Windows 10 updates be considered a crime?

There's a pretty (in)famous post on Russian Microsoft Answers site (just search by UID to see it referenced in many news stories) where user asks how he can disable Windows Update through registry due ...
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Can I penalize the county for changing the verbiage of my variance?

My business has been in the same location using a variance for decades. The county is using the argument that we're no longer working within our variance and sent paperwork with a snippet of our ...
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Getting courts to reconsider judgment when new evidence crops up

Say a District Court in New Zealand considers a proposed private prosecution and makes a judgment J that it will not go ahead because of insufficient evidence under s26(3)(a) of the Criminal Procedure ...
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What are the rights a owner can do with an island?

Suppose, I have enough money to purchase a big island near Hawaii. After I purchased, I started to make some changes, such as: Changing the name of the Island. Build an airport. Build some houses for ...
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Hong Kong milk powder trial [on hold]

A friend of mine (mainland Chinese), got caught out transiting through Hong Kong on their way home, 0.5kg over the milk powder limit (the limit is 1.8kg). They have been summoned to court, and I was ...
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Can the police tell you not to have house guests or you will be arrested?

My friend is being harassed by our local pd. They come to her house excessively and have even told her if she has house guests they will arrest her. Can they really do that?
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Is attempting to steal a crime in Canada?

If someone attempted to steal something from a company and then was caught in the process and never actually got to steal the item, is that punishable by law in Canada? The company is in the U.S. the ...
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Is there any “enforceable” protection for the uploader from fake DMCA takedown requests?

I know that a request must be "under penalty of perjury". But that doesn't protect against fake information. Anyone, and especially parties outside US jurisdiction, (and even more so in countries ...
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Do provincial Freedom of Information acts exist because of a federal requirement?

All Canadian provinces and territories have their own FOIA. However, as far as I can tell, there is no federal mandate that requires this. Is each province/territory acting out of the goodness of ...
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Is there a legal basis for sending anonymous SMS to a number?

I am an app developer form Germany and quite unsure about American law. I am working on a social networking site where people can only participate if their friends invite them anonymously and via SMS. ...
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Sharing a negative experience using websites with the name of the business/individual who caused it

My parents have been trying to build a new home for some time and around 2016 they got involved with an architect/builder (let's call him Fred Fraud) who at the time was also the local distributor for ...
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Can a health provider (physical or mental) contact my family to ask them questions without my permission?

Can a health provider (physical or mental) contact my family to ask them questions about me without my consent? Can they do it if they don't disclose their reasoning or any medical information and ...
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GDPR and locked content, legal or not?

We are at the point where we want to launch a web application. The application requires the visitor to create a free account to explore the website. So already at the beginning, they need to create ...
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GDPR collection and storage question

I have a question regarding GDPR. If a registered user of my service collects a lists of IP's which connected to his network then sends me that on an API to my server. Would that count as storing ...
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Atlaskit in commercial projects

I found this amazing project https://atlaskit.atlassian.com/. But after visit some pages about license issues I have a lot of confussion. Can I use Atlaskit in comercial projects and customize the ...
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Copyright on code from public source

Let's imagine consultancy A develops a code for client B that use some free available code from a website so it's a derivative work from the free code (MIT license). Can consultancy A re-use the same ...
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Why do websites which “store” money not show the actual currency, but as tokens/credits etc.?

I've seen some sites which you give money to (like pokerstars, bet365) but unlike those sites, they display the money as Tokens/Credits. One such site is woduels, their currency is WD tokens. Is ...
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Defenses Based on Electronic Form of Terms

I've been looking at a few terms of service recently, and have seen something along the lines of Defenses Based on Electronic Form of These Terms. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may ...
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Is there a program for someone that is not in law enforcement to work against drugs on War so that they can make a difference in the world [on hold]

Is there a program for someone that is not in law enforcement to work against drugs on War so that they can make a difference in the world
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Incorporation of Limited Company - Pre Articles of Association

A company was incorporated in the UK with companies house where directors and shareholders were appointed. The company is currently preparing Articles of Association with lawyers. What rights do ...
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Is the government liable for data destroyed during a forensic examination?

Lets say you just traveled outside your home country (USA). You keep your data on a secure USB (FIPS 140-2 level 3) that will self destruct after (x) number of failed attempts. The data you keep on ...
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What states allow victims to a writ of mandmanus when the DA adopts a position of nolle prosequi?

In the case of felonies which a DA has, for one reason or another, refused to prosecute, what states allow the victim to petition a judge for a writ of mandamus to force the prosecution? I know West ...
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Plain English Follow Up

This is a follow up to my previous question: Plain English Meaning Of Trust Language, which I included a picture of for clarity. The trust article outlines what happens if an heir is deceased but what ...
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trespassing to personal property?

Let say I went into a store and bought something. When I was walking out an employee or the manager stop me and ask to look inside my bag because they assume I was stealing. Before, I could even ...
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What makes me a member of my LLC?

I had a lawyer form an LLC in New York, where I reside, that I used to buy rental property. I paid for the property using money from my personal bank account. The property deeds are in the name of the ...
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Plain English Meaning Of Trust Language

Can someone please translate the paragraph means into plan English? The image is taken from a revocable trust.
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Does the GDPR law apply to my hobby-site?

I'm the owner of a website that maintains statistics about crew-members of an other site. The statistics about the crew-members are as follows: Username (on that other website) User ID (on that other ...
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No law against false imprisonment in Massachusetts?

A couple of weeks ago a cab driver refused to let me out of his cab. In the aftermath of that incident, I went to look up the laws in Massachusetts on false imprisonment and could not find any law ...

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