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Is it extortion if someone says they're going to compete with someone in business?

Say someone mows lawns for a lawn care company they tell the owner they feel like they deserve a raise and if they don't get one they will quit and start their own competing lawn care company. Is that ...
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Management fee increase

My house comes with a covenant to pay a maintenance charge for some nearby land. Part of this charge is a fee paid to the managing agent for the service of doing the management. This year they have ...
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Startups: 'directly competitive' what does that mean?

In a founders agreement. It states: The Founders must refer to the Company, in writing, all opportunities to participate in a business or activity that is directly competitive with the Project ...
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Are there legal implications to lying about your sponsors?

Let's say I release a video where I say "sponsored by Company C" even though they never sponsored me. Are there legal implications to lying about that, or is this action protected by the First ...
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Why the deal between IBM and RedHat needs approval from China?

today I read cnbc magazine and they asked why shares are not 190$ when IBM is paying premium price of 190 but now are 170, one of the reason was that China has not still approve the deal. I am not ...
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Can contractors in the USA publicly encourage each other to charge more?

I've been in a few niche online forums and chat rooms that specifically forbid their members from discussing anything about the rates they offer as contractors. Some claim it's price fixing and ...
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What to do about Fake Positive Reviews

There is a company that I have run into that had a sudden review surge. In each of these 20+ reviews, they, as in individual accounts, review a combination of the same places having reviewed by an ...
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How can huge company mergers that kill all competition be legal?

Disclaimer: I'm a programmer/electrical engineer and therefore a complete novice to law. My question is: how can mergers of direct competitors, each already having a dominant market oligopoly, be ...
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Can we collect data from minors to operate a competition with a prize?

We're planning to run a simple competition at an event. It's a skill based competition (not a lottery), where the best score at the end of the event will receive an android tablet. No purchase is ...
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Why would corporate house counsel be limited by unsupervised discovery?

Source: The Betrayed Profession (1994), p. 11 Middle.  Indeed, even today we have significant areas of law where lawyers must pledge not to do what their clients would wish them to do. Judges ...
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Is it legal (in Europe, Belgium) to publish prices from unaffiliated establishments?

Say I want to publish the pricelist from the store down the road, without their consent, on my own website. Is this legal? If not, what should I do to enable the publishing of other businesses prices?
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Why did Microsoft not have to publish the protocol for Skype?

Microsoft was forced to publish its protocols in 2007 as a result of the competition case brought by the European Commission. These are available at Microsoft's Open Specifications page including, ...
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Is it legal to make two competing brands of the same product without making the public aware of the common source?

Suppose I create rocket boots and brand them as "Super Jumpers". After a couple months of selling them, I stealthily create a new brand of rocket boots called "Mega Fliers". I do not publicly reveal ...
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Why is Apple not at fault for accepting Qualcomm “bribes”/kickbacks

With regards to the following: EU hits Qualcomm with €997m fine for abusing its dominance I have several questions about this piece of news: How is this different from a simple business deal, where ...
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Monopoly on Internet acces

I am interested in the legal section of my current situation. If I can do something or if it is worth it. Let's start with key informations: Location: Germany Reason: ISP Problems So I am moving in ...
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Can a Recruitment Officer be sued for working for another company of the same industry as his former one?

Setting: Republic of the Philippines (however, international views are also welcome). Let's consider my friend as an example, and let's refer to his former employer as "Old Company" and his new ...
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Does entering a photo in a competition qualify as commercial usage?

I would like to know if I need to have the rights for commercial usage for a photo that I want to enter in a photo competition. Consider this scenario: I take a photo of someone (e.g. a model) and ...
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Is this a pyramid scheme? If so, how do I stop it?

A dear, yet very naive friend of mine has fallen into the hands of what I think to be a pyramid company (operating from switzerland). I've talked with this friend of mine for a while yet she is ...
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“Like Facebook, only better” - Can I legally use this in marketing?

"Like Facebook, only better" - Can I legally use this in advertising for my website. Is it possible to do so without getting sued?
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Client has no right to have services similar to the Services performed by Client’s staff - is it legal?

Can this provision "The Client has no right to have services similar to the Services performed by Client’s own employees or subcontractors or by other third parties." be illegal? For example, a ...
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Is it ok to prevent users from exporting their data

Am I allowed to encrypt customers data residing on their servers, preventing them from exporting the data to a competition without my help. I need it to make sure the customer doesn't change ...
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If a Bank Employer directs me to have my salary paid only into one of their accounts, is that Third Line Forcing?

I joined a new job at a Bank, and when filling out the forms, one of the policy documents stated that I had to open an account with them and have my pay paid into that. I told this to a friend when ...
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Acid attack on garden - perp arrested and charged

My neighbour threw acid over my garden; he has been charged for criminal damage. I was told by a (junior) policeman that I'd need a loss assessor's assessment on the amount of damage before the first ...
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Italian rules on the co-occurrence of directors in competing companies

I would like to know whether in Italy there are laws preventing the co-occurrence of directors (executive and/or non-executive) in competing companies. I'm writing a paper on board interlocks (firms ...
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Risks of signing a Non-Compete Clause

I was recently offered my first position as a junior web developer and was simultaneously notified that I would need to sign an NCC. After some research, I'm starting to feel skeptical about the ...
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Is there a recourse against UPS for not delivering packages on time?

I have a "new" address and ZIP code that appears to confuse UPS and consistently causes them to delay delivery of packages to me. I've tried filing complaints with UPS itself, but to no avail: I ...
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Does the European Commission have jurisdiction in the U.S.?

When U.S. corporations want to merge or are subject to acquisitions (for example Oracle acquiring Sun Microsystems in 2009) it seems they must seek approval from the European Commission --- which is ...
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What legal standing do non-compete clauses have in employment contracts?

Almost every job I have ever held has a non-compete clause, lasting for up to a year after I leave a particular organisation, prohibiting me form delivering similar services on behalf of a competitor. ...