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I returned an order to a business online that has a “typical” return policy, and they have not issued a refund. How can I take legal action? [closed]

I ordered an item from business online that has a "typical" return policy, i.e., a full refund will be issued in, say, two weeks upon receiving the returned item, assuming that the item has ...
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Is it possible I open a business in the U.S. (sell legally) and run it from another country? [closed]

Thanks for taking the time to read this. So I want to have a business that can sell a product or offer a service online to people in the U.S. which can be managed remotely. Is it possible? And if so ...
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Using business experience of the seller by a young buyer corporation to bid works/contract with a PSU

Company A, an existing multinational for 10 years, enters into a Business Transfer Agreement with a small Indian firm, B, incorporated in 2019. Can B quote the experience of A in last ten years (...
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Use of a trademark instead of a business name

Can a trademark name be used instead of a business name in legal information such as web-site and product copyright notices, EULAs, Terms Of Use, Privacy Policy, etc., provided that the actual ...
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Can a business owner refuse specific Bills and Coins?

I was reading an article article which outlines a Pizza Shop owner in Canada who is refusing to take $10 Bills with John A. MacDonald on them. For context John A. MacDonald(the first Prime Minister of ...
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Spin-off company with all parent's debt?

Out of curiosity, is it theoretically possible for a parent company to create a spin off company that holds all of its debt and no assets? Then the subsidiary spin-off company will declare bankruptcy ...
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Is sole proprietorship an option for online education app business?

I don't have much idea about business and legal stuffs. If a person wants to start his/her own online teaching business through his/her own app in the app store that involves real money transactions, ...
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Is a party liable for damages stemming from contract concealment?

Suppose a consumer signs contract of adhesion with corporation. Corporation represents that the contract will be available online at any time. Consumer doesn't make a copy, based on that ...
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Direct sales outside of schools

Is it illegal to do direct sales (as in approach parents of students) outside of school gates and market ones tuition business? I got warned by the members of staff at the school to leave the area or ...
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Can a non-canadian outside of Canada obtain a SIN for the purpose of opening a business?

Can a non-Canadian outside of Canada obtain a Social Insurance Number SIN for the purpose of opening a business or are they only available for Canadians and people residing inside of Canada?
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Stack Overflow has been sold to Prosus. Does it still exist as a separate legal entity?

Stack Overflow (the owner of the Stack Exchange network) has been sold to Prosus. Once the deal closes, does that means that "Stack Overflow" no longer exists as a company? Is the Stack ...
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What would be the legal ramifications of lying to a business, if it causes no damages?

Similar to another post, customer lies to a hotel about their age, but it doesn't garner any damages. i.e. A 17y/o purchases a room for the night, but lies and says they are 18. It doesn't change the ...
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Confusion about by-laws, unanimous member agreements, and appointment of directors in Canadian not-for-profit organizations

The starting point for my question is this by-law for a not-for-profit organization in Canada (the by-law is about the make-up of the board of directors): "(b) A majority of the Directors must ...
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What laws should I be aware of if I were to start a business scraping profile content from a website and using this content to build another website? [closed]

The idea is to build websites for people (in the UK (at least to start with)) using content that they have uploaded to another website. I will cold-call them, ask them if they would like a website and ...
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Is there a proper term for fraud by buying product from yourself to pad sales numbers?

Basically trying to make a business look larger or more lucrative by running the same money around in circles. Or something like that. The context I'm dealing with is hypothetical/fictional and ...
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Does a residential address get re-classified as commercial if it used to register a one-person-company?

An independent consultant working from home in India wishes to incorporate as a one-person-company to cater to clients who won't contract with individuals. Will his residential address get/have to get ...
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Can I form an LLC without a primary office physical address, preferably in Washington or Delaware? [closed]

Can I form an LLC without a primary office physical address, preferably in Washington or Delaware? I am a "digit nomad": I am a US citizen but have no long-term physical address anywhere in ...
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Can a person be convicted in their home country A for something that is considered a crime in country B (but not a crime in A)? [closed]

Can a person be convicted in their home country A for something that is considered a crime in country B (but not a crime in A)? Take for example something less extreme like, reputational damage of a ...
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List of motor vehicle work (car or motorcycle) that requires licensed mechanic when performed by a for-profit business in Ontario?

When I retire, I'd like to open up my own garage, but don't want the overhead and stress of having to hire a licensed mechanic, and don't want to get certified myself. I know there are certain things ...
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Is it legal to sell un-trippable circuit breakers?

About a week ago, the popular YouTuber bigclivedotcom uploaded this video, in which he showed a "circuit breaker", which on the outside seems marked appropriately, but is entirely non-...
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Geographical Protections

For a small Non-profit business, if you want to include a Geographical Region as part of your business name, then is it a Legally Enforceable requirement that the business has ties to the region (e.g. ...
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If I'm the CEO and largest shareholder of a public company, would taking anything from my office be considered as a theft?

To summarize it, I'll give an example: I'm Bill Gates. I own Microsoft. On a desk, there's a Microsoft Surface that is branded by my company. I decide to take it home and never bring it back, although ...
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Shoud a company send to customers of its clients notice when getting data about them under GDPR Article 14?

A SaaS company (A) provides services, (e.g. web hosting) for its clients, (e.g. web agency B). The clients can create websites for their customers (C) and host them using the web hosting. Web agencies ...
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Have plaintiff allegations in complaint ever been considered slander of title?

Let's say that a business owner A maliciously sues a competing business owner B alleging that business owner B has stolen trade secrets that contained information about business owner A's customers ...
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Who holds legal rights to manage a fund's money?

Scenario: Bob, Larry, and Curly want to invest their money together. Bob will be the active investor and Larry and Curly will only contribute capital. They set up two companies: Company M (...
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How do these no name companies get rights to use copyrighted characters? [closed]

I see ads for these companies all the time, they seem like tiny companies and all they have going for them is that they make use of major copyrighted characters in their products. Examples: https://...
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Is it illegal to sell a picture of an item (rather than the actual item) with the intent of fooling automated scripts into purchasing it?

As of right now, a lot of scalpers are setting up bots that are buying up hard to get things like capture cards, Xbox Series X, and PS5s. Is it illegal for someone to post a picture of one of these ...
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Online Service Requires 2-User Minimum Billing for Per-User Priced Product

Is this legal under Payment for Services Not Rendered if only one user account is ever used? I'm using an online service, Hubstaff, to keep track of my time and invoice clients for the time I work on ...
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Does insider trading exist for land or property assets?

Insider trading is defined as "the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information" and is illegal pretty much ...
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Can we issue a certificate of employement for someone if our company is not legally registered? [closed]

I was a co-founder in my friend's startup for 6 months in India. It was something out of passion, not about money. So, the Company wasn't registered legally, all 10 of us were volunteering our ...
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Who signs partnership agreements?

Consider a hypothetical partnership agreement between 2 companies in 2 different countries (Australia & Saudi Arabia). On the last page of the agreement it requires signatures from Company 1 and ...
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As a French citizen owning an Estonian company, can I be sued for that company activity by another French company under French law?

Within the following situation: I have the French nationality. I have an Estonian company, created as part of the e-Residency program. This company purpose is doing "web scraping", ...
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Would I be allowed to use a device hardened using a hardening guideline provided under a cc-nc license to do commercial stuff?

I want to install a new OS on my main computer. After I install it, I want to harden it according to these guidelines: https://learn.cisecurity.org/benchmarks I am not part of any company yet, and the ...
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Laws About Contributions from Business You Own to 501c(3) You Founded/Work At

I have a US LLC I own, and am interested in beginning a charitable non-profit organization, to operate as a 501 3 (c) that would operate in a tangentially related area. When there is similar overlap ...
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Using pictures with logos in portfolio [closed]

My company (a construction company) has done a lot of work with large chains, such as retail stores and restaurants. I would like to display pictures of some of these stores on the company portfolio ...
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Do sex specific apps violate any anti-discrimination law?

Would a private business that only intends to serve one sex or another be in violation of anti-discrimination law? if so which one? I can think of a handful of examples of businesses that cater to ...
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Is “not available for resale” a legally enforceable statement?

I've seen this label on coke cans at one point, and I was wondering: is this legally enforceable? If it's not, is it possible for a retailer in any way to disallow the resale of an item purchased? ...
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Can an AI own a company?

If an artificial intelligence was smart enough to handle all business activity and affairs could it be given ownership of a company?
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If a public pharmaceutical company came up with a cure for a serious disease, is it possible they could not legally make it available?

Publicly traded companies, for better or worse, have legal obligations to their shareholders. If a publicly traded pharmaceutical company could make more profit for their shareholders by selling a ...
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Sharing pricing information as a customer

I am getting pricing quotes from two companies, A and B. The sales representative of company A asked me to send them the quote from company B, so that they can talk their management into offering me a ...
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Is it illegal to impersonate a store employee?

For Halloween my coworkers and I are dressing in blue shirts and khakis and wearing fake name tags we made that look just like ones worn by employees at a certain popular store. We are just wearing ...
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Are businesses obligated to obey the FBI by law?

See title. I can't explain anything on this, but I have to mention that this question is about businesses within the U.S.
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How specific must a contract be?

"There is no refunds with this purchase. If you are a mentor or are affiliated with any other trade teams you will be removed and will not be refunded if found. Legal action will be taken on any ...
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What happens when a Canadian not-for-profit organization does not comply with its own by-laws?

When I search "by-law Canada" in Google, everything I get is about "municipal by-laws" such as as the first result which is the website of a law firm that explains what municipal ...
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If a New Mexico anonymous LLC must register in California as a foreign LLC (for doing business in CA), does the LLC lose its anonymity?

If a New Mexico anonymous LLC is required to register in California as a foreign LLC because it does business in the state of California, does that company as a whole lose some or all of its anonymity?...
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Bankruptcy Chapter 8

Why there is no chapter 8 bankruptcy? I am a novice in law with no background in legal studies, but in business news, companies file for chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy. I am wondering what are ...
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Is it possible for a juridical/legal person (a company) to have multiple nationalities?

While the answer to this question may be an obvious yes, my question is more related to what defines a legal person per se. A natural person can have multiple nationalities, but the "person" ...
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Is unintentional one-time bug abuse illegal?

Concrete examples : Someone making API requests through a banking platform, withdrew many times in succession, and through some miracle bug they all went through. Someone unaffiliated with a ...
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Starting limited company in UK - different classes of shares

We are starting a limited (by shares) company with partner (in England). We wanted to model it in way that I have 70% of dividend and capital distribution rights and my partner 30%, but we both have ...
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Is it a myth that a single owner LLC protect the owner's personal assets?

I own 100% ownership of an LLC. I started this LLC because everyone gave me advice that if the company is sued, the banks won't go after my car, my house or etc. As I dig deeper into the legal ...

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