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Applying for business insurance

I have a UK based business that offers software development services and consultancy. The company has been set up via my accountant on company house, the registered office address is their address as ...
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How to sell prepared food for fundraising?

I've been making hot sauce for personal use & gifts for a year and have had enough interest where I'm considering selling it and donating the income to charity (for example, through the Raise Your ...
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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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What is legal theory as a term in the concept of corporate law? [closed]

I have been told that law is not a science. Doesn't theory in corporate law explain something? i.e Legislative Intent or how the law should be? Inference de lege ferenda. A theory in science is not ...
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Business legislation regarding selling homemade cosmetics

My business partner and I are looking to start a UK based hair product business which is 100% plant based and made from natural ingredients. Shampoo's, conditioners etc. All products are created from ...
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Is it mandatory to register a business account at online shops?

I have a small computer business. I order about 5 devices (printers/SSDs/notebooks/...) total for my clients a month in different online stores. On many online stores you can register as private ...
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Would using a StableCoin bypass the “Money Transmitter” laws in the US?

I'm considering a startup that allows news/content creators to collect nano-payments (~$0.01) for their content. Since transactions of that size are unreasonable to charge individually by Stripe/etc, ...
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Can a minor file for a Business Certificate in Massachusetts?

I am a minor living in the state of Massachusetts and I am interested in getting a "doing business as" / Business certificate. I am already doing business in my town (online sales), however, I wanted ...
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Over-serving an intoxicated customer

I work for a cafe in Southern California. Recently a guest purchased five mimosa cocktails over an hour time period, three of which were ordered within 20 minutes. The guest was by themselves the ...
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What laws prevent a company from owning itself?

There are a few places around with people asking if "a company can own itself". However, I have not found any citations of actual law that prevents such an arrangement. Which specific laws or ...
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Can a store clerk let a customer use their ID to buy cigarettes?

So while shopping in a store tonight I witnessed a store clerk allow a customer to use their ID to buy cigarettes. The store clerk ask me if I could allow the customer to use my ID. I clearly and ...
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Is a license required to be an art dealer in NYC?

If Alice wishes to buy and sell art in New York City, New York, USA, is she required to obtain a license from any regulatory board or agency at any level of government?
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Trading card booster packs, loot boxes, the lottery, and your interpretation

I'm a prospective law student currently conducting research on the legality of loot boxes in the United States, and I find Magic the Gathering very relevant. (Reference for Loot Boxes and Booster ...
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Is it legal for an auctioneer to know max bids and place bids themselves to increase the price?

There is an online auction that has the option to place a max bid (an automated process for the bidder to bid up to a specified value). Also, in the terms & agreement for the auction, it is ...
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Is there a special process to render personal belongings for company use?

First of all, I am interested in both European and U.S. jurisdictions. I understand this is very broad but I would just like to get a good idea about whether there might be any underlying procedure ...
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What should you do if you mistakenly charge personal expenses to a company debit card?

If someone accidentally uses the business (LLC) bank account for a personal expense, what does he/she need to do rectify the problem from a tax/legal perspective? Is it as simple as having the person ...
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Can you operate a liquor service outside a prohibited area and make deliveries into the prohibited area?

There is one small holdout in Southern Alberta where prohibition of liquor is still in effect. Consumption isn't prohibited, but the sale of liquor is. There was even a recent plebiscite where the ...
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NJ EZ Pass Toll Violation [closed]

NJ EZ Pass claims that a vehicle registered to me violated a toll. The vehicle is neither mine, nor is it registered to me. I mailed my dispute with a copy of my registration of the vehicle I own. ...
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Are you allowed to put a customer's email address in an internal business email?

Today at work I put a number of our customers' email addresses in an email that only people in the business were CCed on because we were dealing with a matter relating to these customers and their ...
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Contract terms are binding as long as services are provided on a mutually agreed-upon basis

Context: B2B Contract If one party chooses to discontinue future service, does this statement void the rest of the contract? Contract terms are binding as long as services are provided on a ...
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Is it lawful to discount products below its cost to sell other products on the same sale?

Suppose a company in Singapore buys some hardware for $100, develops some software for it, and wishes to sell the integrated solution for $200 to a foreign customer. The invoice lists the hardware ...
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Trade restrictions on open source software

Apparently the US has put Huawei on a trade blacklist that prevents US companies to trade with Huawei. With hardware and proprietary software it is straightforward how this can be executed (don't make ...
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UK Courts Question: What was the judges final decision that may be cited as precedent in these cases?

Sheriff Court at Kirkcaldy: David Boyack v The Royal Bank of Scotland ( this case was referred to in the "Office of Fair Trading (Respondents) v. Lloyds TSB Bank plc and others (Appellants) and ...
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What happens if a LLC Member fills out the LLC license with Malicious intent in the state of Mississippi

If There are 2 members of a LLC and a verbal agreement in which one Partner has 65% of the company and the other Partner had 35% of the company but the Partner with 35% of the company set up the LLC ...
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Inquiry of an 'American' company?

I'm dealing with an investment company that claims to be an 'American' company but is registered at BVI (British Virgin Island). I can't find any physical U.S. address at its website and it is the ...
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What is the 83b Election postmark filing deadline?

I am getting mixed opinion on how the 83b deadline is interpreted and need clarification, due to the potential financial implications. Does the 83b election need to be filed 30 days beginning on the ...
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When do you need to request a W9?

I know that a W9 is required when paying over $600 to a US individual or company that is your vendor. What I'm confused about is why you don't need to request a W9 if you walk into best buy and have ...
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Loan conversion in company shares

We have a small business with the following situation: 3 partners with the following share distribution: 10%, 45%, 45%. One of the 45% partners has made €75k loan to the company which is convertible ...
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Is it legal to create automations of websites in India?

Is it legal to create automations of websites in India using Python? There are Flash Sales on every E-commerce sites nowadays, and ordering manual fails to receive goods as they get out of stock in ...
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Can Mobile App Terms of Use contain General liability release?

The intent is a smart phone based app, which functions as a service(think ride share type of services). Wish to provide said service without insurance to test market feasibility. Definition(s): '...
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Survivability of agreement clause

Landlord signs an agreement with a service to provide laundry equipment. Later, landlord sells building. The agreement has a clause that reads "this lease agreement will survive any sale, assignment,...
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How does a flow-through LLC own assets?

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business under US law with the following characteristics: Establishes a "corporate veil" of limited liability, such that creditors or lawsuits can only go after ...
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Is UPS allowed to take my money and business without intention to fulfill its side of the transaction?

I went to my local UPS store to send a package to a place in North Carolina that buys dishes, crystal, and flatware. I handed the UPS store the address and the clerk printed out the ticket because of ...
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Can your business have the same initials as a major corporation?

By coincidence, if my company was “Internal brilliance method”(I just made that up) could IBM(international business machines) sue me over trademark infringement? In different industries different ...
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Is it legal for me to use a PO Box as the registered address for a Limited company?

I've been wondering what the legality of using a PO box as a registered address for a limited company is. I've done some research and the Royal Mail site seems to imply that it is legal for me to use ...
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Is there a general business equivalent of “stage names” or “pen names”

And by that I mean: a situation where an individual can conduct their general business activities privately within a proprietorship under a fictitious "pseudonym" or via proxy? Though I'd imagine if ...
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Can I sell a Craigslist/FB Marketplace item in a local store?

I want to sell a high value cell phone but I also want to stay safe. Are there any issues with me choosing a local grocery store or restaurant to conduct the transaction (goods for money)? Does it ...
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Sales tax nexus in Illinois for a “startup”?

I had a question around whether I would fall into sales tax nexus in Illinois. I have read through Illinois’ Revenue and tax information(https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/Businesses/Pages/default.aspx) ...
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Can the door to a kitchen be locked?

I was just wondering if it is legal for a restaurant to lock the doors of a kitchen where food is being prepared. The door can be opened from the inside It would seem that in case of a fire in the ...
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Is it illegal to repair vehicles in Ontario without a mechanic's license?

I have a business license from the province of Ontario and an HST number so that I can file my taxes. I have an accountant who handles all of my taxes, so I don't think I will have any issues there. ...
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Assignment of Inventions in Employment Contract for Software Development

I have a contract that basically says this in the Assignment section: To the fullest extent under applicable law, the Company shall own all right, title and interest in and to all Inventions (...
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Break Contract after company sells to new owners and changes names

Company A signs a contract with company B, a scrap metal vendor, to buy all of company A’s scrap metal produced. Company A sells out to new owners and changes names. Company B continues to purchase ...
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White label demonstration with famous brands, is it illegal?

I sell a white-label product, can I publish on my sales page how famous brands would look like using my product if I state on the page that these brands have no connection with me and the images are ...
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Copyright Law for Logo Design that Incorporates a Royalty Free Vector Design [closed]

I am designing a logo for a for profit company. This logo design consists of letters that represent the name of the company but also incorporate a silhouette of a city skyline merged with these ...
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Is it legal to sell game items for real money?

Me and my friends play WoW, LoL etc(online games).. Is it legal to sell in-game items for real money? I know it's a small case and probably won't be chased after but in terms of law, is it perfectly ...
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Designer starting business and what area of laws to investigate

What arrears of laws would be best to investigate if I am trying to open a original design business (flyers, graphic tees, paper products)? Contract law,Business law, Copyright law? Specific ...
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How can my company become an executor for social media account removal in the event of a death?

I'm starting a business with a friend where we plan to automate the process of closing social media accounts, bank accounts, etc. on behalf of deceased individuals. Looking into this further, some of ...
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For products shipped across state lines, who gets the taxes?

Let's say a company registered in Delaware manufactures its products in Texas and sells them around the country online, and in person in New York. What taxes, and from which state(s), apply when ...
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Recording Conversations at Work

We have a problem employee who we found out is recording phone conversations with other employees, including their manager, without knowledge or consent. The employee is in the US state of Georgia, ...
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Can a healthcare facility keep driver licenses

If a person goes to visit a resident in a Florida healthcare facility can the facility demand to hold the persons drivers license until they leave?