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Is it legal to sell extra patties only with a full burger but not alone?

A menu lists burgers for £12 and additional "doubling up" patties for £3.50. Suppose one wants to only prefer a pattie by itself for £3.50 but not a burger. Is it fair for restaurants to ...
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Is it lawful to offer smaller portions only to children below a certain age, by calling it a "children's menu"?

Suppose that one is ordering from a restaurant that offers full portions for £11 or half-sized portions on a section of the menu designated as for kids for £6. But suppose that one is over the ...
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Is "constiption" a recognized legal concept?

Quite a few questions have been asked about "constiption" on Law SE and other SE sites. Is "constiption" a real legal concept?
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What is the status of songs that glorify illegal activity in different countries?

If I understand correctly, freedom of speech does not, in many countries, include speech that glorifies illegal activity. What is the legal status in such countries of songs like Convoy, which do that?...
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Is a digital signature done by a third party valid?

Alice sends Bob a document to sign with DocuSign or a similar service. Bob does not have a device DocuSign works on, or does not know how to open the document. Bob forwards the email to Joe. Joe calls ...
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Can a company adopt a child?

With apologies for the (only somewhat) click-bait title, in an answer to another question (see this answer) the statement Typically the only thing a legal entity that is not a natural person cannot ...
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Would a tautological law have any effect?

Is there any case where a law saying something like "Any person who commits theft is guilty of theft" would have any effect?
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Why do lawyers not represent themselves in their own areas of expertise?

I understand why a criminal defense lawyer would not represent himself in a personal injury case, or a patent attorney would not defend herself against criminal charges. But why wouldn't a criminal ...
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Is a contract written in a mix of languages valid?

Si yo escribo un contrat σε ένα μείγμα von Sprachen, 它有效吗? If I write a contract in a mixture of languages, is it valid? I'm interested in any jurisdiction.
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Are there any countries without copyright?

Are there any countries that do not recognize any form of copyright, and you could legally (for example) strip the DRM from a just-released movie and share it online? If so, what happens if I (a US ...
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Is there duty to report crime that may be committed soon?

Rob approaches Bob and offers him a job: to commit a certain specific crime. Bob rejects. Question 1: At this point, does Bob have any legal duty/obligation to report Rob to law enforcement ...
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Are unmatched asterisks allowed in ads?

I received a flyer which advertises a "free" service trial. The word "free" appears three times overall and each time it has an asterisk, but neither on the front nor on the back ...
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