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Has anyone ever been acquitted of trespassing or another crime because a property sign did not say "POSTED"?

It appears that the word "POSTED" on private property signs is, in some jurisdictions, legally significant. Has anyone ever been acquitted of trespassing, or any property owner lost a ...
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Is it ever possible to "sell" the right to action a tort?

Suppose Bob discriminates against Alice on a date 1/1/2023. Alice has a right to sue Bob for this discrimination for some limited period, but she doesn't care to bother with the hassle of pursuing ...
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Is an employer required to provide full time sign interpreters to mute employees?

I visited a retailer and went through the self checkout till where I was assisted by a mute employee, who communicated with me through a sign interpreter whose job seemed to be to shadow and ...
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When has Law Stack Exchange been cited in legal filings?

I remember seeing one case in which a legal filing of some kind referred to a post on Law Stack Exchange, but I don't remember where it was. What was the document?
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What legal limits are there on large scale population genetic capture and analysis?

A recent paper speculates that it is currently possible to capture human genetic material from the environment in a way that individuals can be identified and their genetics analysed. Inadvertent ...
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Where is the line between patentable algorithms and copyrightable creative expression in software?

My understanding is that algorithms are protected by patents, and creative expression is protected by copyright. This could be illustrated by the following hypothetical: Suppose a company releases a ...
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What does it mean for a hearing that has been listed to be “vacated”?

Does it more strongly suggest that it will have been dispensed with finally, or that it will be rescheduled/relisted for another date?
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How many people are charged and convicted for actions that are part of BDSM activities?

I was reading the answers to a questions I posted earlier, and I realized that my own question's assertion that BDSM activity "produces a sizeable risk" to the person doing the "S" ...
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Is there any protection for sellers with mislabelled items?

Suppose Alice buys a car from Bob. In the case the car was stated in the advert as the top of the range model but was in actuality the model below badged as the top one Alice would have some ...
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Must Waitrose modify its free coffee machines for Barbara?

Waitrose has a policy of giving one free coffee from an automatic dispensing machine per day to its Waitrose card holders if they make any other purchase using their MyQaitrose card. Barbara suffers a ...
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Is it lawful to have a dating website that is free for women but charges men initiation +membership fees?

An American dating platform charges men an up front fee for “verification” and then an ongoing monthly fee for “membership,” while openly stating that “membership is free for women”. Is this ...
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How are commital proceedings for contempt of court initiated, and who may the process be instigated by?

An injunction was obtained against Bob for allegedly disrupting/sabotaging the Epsom Derby Jockey Club, prohibiting him from doing such things again in the future. He violated this injunctive ...
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Is there a name for meta/anti-reprisal provisions such as S27 Equality Act 2010?

The equality act has some anti retaliatory provisions which it terms as anti-“victimisation”. Is there any more general term for such provisions as of this type, which protect claimants from otherwise ...
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Is the principle of making extra allowances for amateur litigants stronger in the UK?

Amateur litigants, also called pro se litigants or litigants in person perhaps among other terms, are decidedly supposed to be actively accommodated and assisted by the courts in the UK so as to “...
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