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What's the legal basis for a judge voiding Elon Musk's pay package?

Recently a judge in Delaware voided Elon Musk's contracted pay package with Tesla. Here's a sample story about it: CNBC - Elon Musk’s $56 billion Tesla compensation voided by judge, shares slide And ...
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What is the closest equivalent to criminal compensation orders in other jurisdictions?

In the U.K., or at least in England, if Bob is convicted of a crime of which Alice is a victim, Bob may be ordered by the court at sentencing to pay to it on Alice’s behalf a sum representing losses ...
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Are all sums includable in a criminal compensation order in principle also recoverable privately via civil claims?

Alice was assaulted by Bob, but suffered no injuries (thus incurred no medical expenses) or other damages or loss. She complains to police, who eventually charge Bob. Bob is convicted, and sentenced ...
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What precedents specify the scales of compensation for false arrest, and how would one set about finding them?

According to an unreferenced law firm’s website, As a general guideline, you may be able to claim around £870 for the first hour of false imprisonment, which increases to around £5,210 for 24 hours. ...
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Is performing another's duty a valid form of consideration?

Under state law parents have a legal duty to among other things educate minor children until they graduate from high school or an approved equivalent. The state also provides for public schools which ...
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What are my rights when someone else uses a voucher issued to me?

I was issued a £360 voucher from Easyjet after my suitcases didn't arrive for four days after a flight I took. The voucher was sent to me via email in direct response to a protracted claim I had made. ...
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Is there any statutory timeframe for how long one may be forced to wait for a Care Act 2014 need assessment?

If one is left in housing limbo having applied to a local authority as homeless for an unreasonable amount of time (I've heard it may be six months), one may be entitled to thousands in compensation ...
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What's the difference between compensation and redress?

I read on https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/wrongly-accused-pole-gets-eur-286-mln-in-return-for-18-years-in-jail-19684: Komenda will receive PLN 811,533 (EUR 181,000) as compensation and PLN 12 ...
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What compensation can be claimed in case of a road accident resulting death in Denmark?

The victim was on the way to work in a cycle, travelling in the cycle lane when got hit by a truck and died immediately. What compensation would the family be entitled to and claim (either from ...
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What can be considered a "reasonable excuse" when mistakenly breaching a court order? [closed]

Is it too subjective to think the serious allegations made in the order had being taken out of any possible and plausible context, twisting it in such way so they could paint a really bad picture ...
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When aquitted in a "The People vs XYZ" trial, is XYZ entitled to any compensation for all they went through as an innocent party?

Say that Bob is put on trial for murder in some County. So the trial will be "The People vs Bob", and headed by the local government*. Bob spends weeks held in jail and spends tens of ...
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What kind of compensatory damages are available in a class action lawsuit (landlord/tenant)

The scenario: A landlord holding multiple rental properties/apartments has been found in a class action lawsuit to have been illegally overcharging renters for X amount of money per month each over a ...
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How are payouts determined in civil suits?

This is a United States question. Let's say that an airbag manufacturer makes deadly airbags (Takata) because of gross incompetence, and someone gets killed because of them. Who's entitled to ...
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Compensation for delayed/cancelled flight still pending

The timeline/facts: On the 30th of June 2022 I was scheduled to fly with Wizz air from LTN to LCA. This concerned flight W64459 was delayed over 5 hours and then postponed. Therefore, I had requested ...
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Compensation over postponed and not cancelled flight

My flight got delayed twice and when we got onboard we have been told that it got postponed for the next day. That is total 18 hours. We have not gotten any confirmation email, there was no ...
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How do courts value cars in civil claims?

If a car accident claim was heard in a court via the Money Claims service, and the value of the car was lower than the cost of repair, how would the court determine a suitable level for the ...
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Does the regulation on the EC 261 flight compensation set any deadline for airlines to pay the compensation?

The EC 261 flight compensation regulation establishes common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding, flight cancellations, or long delays of flights. I ...
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Is it possible to claim civil compensation for assault with video evidence available?

Obviously assault is a criminal matter, but what provisions are available that govern claiming civil compensation for assault for which indisputable video evidence exists? Is a police report required ...
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What powers do civil courts have to probe the finances of a defeated defendant refusing to pay compensation or even claiming destitution?

Are bailiffs ever used to enforce civil damages judgments as they are for fines and evictions? If a defendant wishes to get out of paying the compensation ordered due, how hard is it for then to ...
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Can I pay the legal compensation with the plaintiff's IOU?

The court ordered me to pay a legal compensation to the plaintiff. The plaintiff owed me more money than the amount of compensation. Can I usually pay that compensation with his IOU? The plaintiff has ...
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Who is liable for property damage compensation caused by a power surge?

One of my friends just got hit by a power surge and it damaged a lot of electrical equipment. Could my friend collect compensation to replace the damaged items? The entire street was also hit in case ...
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How to calculate reasonable compensation?

I have this question on the DIY exchange. The focus of that question was of about the possibility of repairs to newly installed Pella windows. The (early) consensus is that the defect is non-...
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Does any other country, besides the US, employ something substantially different from the ‘loser pays’ system?

Although many of the jurisdictions that do employ the ‘loser pays’ system only do so up to certain limits, usually of modest amounts, nonetheless all the places I am familiar with have the expectation ...
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Causation and damages for genetic defects

Please note that this is not US specific. I think that most Western countries apply similar principles when it comes to paying damages and I am looking for an answer that is as generic as possible. ...
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Do governments need to compensate business owners if they temporarily force a business closure?

If the government (let's say in the US or EU) prohibit businesses engaging in an otherwise legally compliant enterprise, do it need to compensate the business owners for that? Assuming that's for ...
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Am I required to provide for my abusive parents' life after I move out?

Background My mother died 12 years ago when I was 8 years old and my drunkard father (F) married someone else (step-mother, SM) to help him raise me. Past decade has been a disaster for me. I was ...
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Compensation for gays charged under sodomy laws after Lawrence v Texas

I’m not an American or legally trained, but I’m wondering if there has ever been any compensation awarded to homosexuals fined under sodomy laws, after those laws were found to be unconstitutional. My ...
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Can remuneration be accepted in the form of venture capital investment into a startup instead of usual formats like salary etc?

Consider the following situation: I provide consultancy services which saves the client a very significant sum of money while also generating significant cash flow. I plan to charge him $2 million as ...
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(UK) How to negotiation rent abatement and/or inconvenience compensation due to urgent disruptive flat repair?

TL;DR: Upstairs neighbour renovation discovered a structural damage that affects my privately rented flat. Week-long very disruptive repair pending whilst I have to teach from home with no where else ...
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Brand new computer crashed during job interview - compensation?

My brand new computer cost me a job. The device crashed, not just once, but twice during a job interview over Skype. I took it back to the origin of purchase where it was diagnosed as a having ...
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Are public defenders commonly paid "per defense"?

In Better Call Saul, Saul is upset that he's being paid "per defense" (1): Is this a common practice? Don't criminal cases vary significantly in complexity? How is this addressed with ...
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COVID-19 canceled flight, refund request rejected?

I booked two domestic Malaysia flights with AirAsia in March 2020 for a value of 288 MYR (from a Malaysian city to another Malaysian city, and back; their codes starting with AK), which the airline ...
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Can I get full refund after the correspondence flight gets cancelled in a booking trough a travel agency

I had made a booking to travel from London to Greece some days ago. There were two flights in the booking. The second flight got cancelled and I am looking for the travel agency to refund me for the ...
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Hit and Run compensation UK

This is going to be difficult to write, so I apologise if it's confusing at times. About 6 years ago my wife was hit by a car when crossing the street (walking). The car wasn't going too fast (est. ...
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Under which conditions after winning a trial in California you can claim for compensation to cover attorney expenses?

I have been menaced to be brought to court in a case where the other part has largely more resources than I do. I am not worried about the veracity of the claims, but I am worried about being dragged ...
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Does Air France Cancellation policy violate EU 261/2004

Related to https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/155243/air-france-cancellation-policy-seems-to-violate-eu261 but this question is explicitly about legality as compared to "how to approach ...
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I live in one state, work for a company that is headquartered in another, and go to work in a third state. Whose overtime laws apply to me?

I'm located in Virginia (though I'm almost positive that doesn't matter). The contracting company I work for is based in Maryland. I work in a federal building with federal workers in Washington, DC (...
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Do nonqualified stock options need term limits to be exempt from deferred compensation (409A) treatment?

Suppose that I want to build a startup with independent contractors and want to compensate them with non-qualified stock options (NSOs). I expect the business to take some time to stabilize and ...
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Partially Paid by US entity under B1/B2 Visa or Visa waiver. Is it legal?

My EU employer is an affiliate company of a US company. Whenever the EU company’s employees are required to travel to US (under B1/B2 visa or a Visa waiver program) for some meetings with some US ...
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CEO hiring himself as a consultant

Is a CEO of a U.S. public company allowed to hire a consulting firm for which he is the sole or primary employee? Example: Suppose a compensation committee within the board of directors of company ...
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Can you report use of product copy/likeness in video games for compensation?

If a video game (created outside of the US) has an exact copy on a 3D model used from a large world-wide corporation's (based in US) product is there a way of: Reporting the use of likeness/copy ...
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Can an employer force a salaried employee to take a sick day if employee has worked 40 hours?

My friend works for a company that is regularly asking for 50 hours of work a week from her. She recently had to take the day off due to illness, and the manager made a statement making it sound as ...
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Defendant compensation for job salary

Does the government have to compensate the money one could have earned while on trial? For example: Jim is a full-time employee at a gas stop in the US, and is paid minimum wage. He is the only ...
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Defendant compensation after not guilty verdict

My friend is currently a defendant in a criminal case. In my opinion, based on what I know about the case, it's likely the verdict will be 'Not Guilty', and that the evidence is based on faulty ...
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Government compensation

I am contemplating going to the courts over an issue that has persistent for decades in my area. Cattle rustling has really affected the livelihoods of the people of Samburu North Constituency (...
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Lost Income due to Work Injury

Assuming someone worked in the UK Oil and Gas industry on a platform on the UK continental shelf and were paid bonuses for work that they did offshore compared to onshore. Should this person sustain ...
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