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Conflicting clause in contract

I've checked similar questions, but I feel this one is a somewhat different. Suppose someone signed a contract saying "you must not do A, but you must do B", and some time later it turned ...
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What legal basis exists for challenging absurd (but technically-correct) invoices?

Every once in a while you hear stories about people getting hit with ridiculously high charges, such as for cell phone or cloud computing, e.g.: In the cell phone case, this can happen when (for ...
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If I ask for a copy of the original contract to a RV that I make payments on does the company I am making payments to have to produce it? [closed]

I had bought an RV from a RV dealership, The RV dealership set me up with financing through a separate company. I am trying to obtain the original contract. The RV dealership has been bought out by a ...
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Are there any means of revising an irrevocable trust with companion documents? [closed]

Maybe, not literally revising it, but getting around specific restrictions on the trust. Person A has a trust with a large sum of money. If they contact a prohibited person they lose that money. Also ...
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Enforce contract on burglars

Lets say I post a sign outside my house reading "if you break into this house, you agree to paying the owner a one million dollars access fee". This would be similar to how parking lots post ...
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My finance company charges more late fees than my contract states

I was late making a payment on a vehicle that I am financing and the late fee was high. I decided to go over my documents for my car and noticed that it states after 10 days, which they applied the ...
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Can I use clips of another show I created in my own feature film?

The opening scene of my film is of a out-of-work TV writer, explaining his background to two TV network commissioners, where he plays a brief clip (2 seconds) of a sitcom pilot that he created. The ...
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Questions related to confidentiality obligations [closed]

If I accidentally find out that someone else committed a crime, and I don't sue him, will I be punished if it later turns out that I knew in some way? In the above example, what happens if it is not ‘...
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Protecting AI related IP by assigning all current and future IP to an LLC

Consider a fairly typical IP assignment clause, such as I understand that the provisions of this Agreement requiring assignment of Inventions to the Company do not apply to any Invention that I have ...
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Is "I'll see you in court!" legally binding?

Say that "Joe" really doesn't like something that "Donald" does, and they end up getting in a heated argument over it. Donald does not budge, and eventually Joe gets fed up and ...
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Is it legal for someone to forge my signature with my knowledge and approval?

I recently had to sign some paperwork for a health insurance contract in Greece. I was in the UK at the time, so I had to have the thing mailed to me, sign it, and then mail it back. It occurred to me ...
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Does British Columbia legislate for service to be performed 'with reasonable care and skill' + 'within a reasonable time'?

Does B.C. enact any laws like the UK's Consumer Rights Act 2015, sections 49 Service to be performed with reasonable care and skill (1) Every contract to supply a service is to be treated as ...
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What if I sign a work contract and then regret before starting? Switzerland

I got a job offer from company A to start in ~3 months from now, and they want me to sign their contract within one week. Now, I am also awaiting an offer from company B, which already expressed they ...
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If a receptionist hands a customer a blank screen and tells them to sign - with no explanation - and they sign, have they entered into a agreement? [duplicate]

I recently went to the doctor, and at the start of the visit the receptionist gave me a completely blank touch screen and told me to sign my name twice. I asked why, and she said "you're ...
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Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment? [closed]

I rent a parking spot in a garage in NYC for my car. Rent payment is made only in cash. When I joined 2 years ago, owner told me he would set up electronic payments or will accept Zelle payments, in ...
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Are you a bound by a contract with sorority that you signed if you have not paid dues to become an official member? [closed]

Are you a bound by a contract with sorority that you signed, if you have not paid dues to become an official member?
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Using science paper's method in commercial product

Is it possible to use the method (method or algorithm, model, etc.) described in an open scientific publication (license is arbitrary) in a commercial product in closed source code? That is, the ...
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Retailer refusing to replace or refund purchased items which I forgot at the store

I bought some DVDs at the self checkout in Walmart but accidentally left them there. When I came back someone had stolen them. Walmart said that it was my fault and that they wouldn't offer a ...
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Pest control company terminated my contract then charged me termination fees

Had a pest control company who I’ve always had issues with them showing up at odd hours unannounced to perform services which were not scheduled. I am a new father and very protective and I finally ...
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Do US companies have access to check out their job applicants immigration status?

I am wondering do companies in USA have access to a database to check out if a job applicant has US Green Card or not? I saw on USCIS website that says if you want to check someone's immigration ...
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Contract for plumber vs roofer

When one creates a contract in a specific business domain, are there parts of a contract that do not need to be enumerated as the type of work already includes implied constraints. i.e. A contract ...
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UK Law - Can a contract be accepted by conduct through continuing communication?

Hypothetical question: If a person A communicated an offer of billable professional services via email to person B, stating that future communication would be billed, and that otherwise B should cease ...
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What is an employee's liability for defective work?

Employee E works as part of a development team for company C, which has a contract with customer F. Suppose that F is dissatisfied with the work product that C submits. Under what circumstances would ...
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What is the scope of goods and services that one may charge for? [closed]

A comment on this site asks: When you provide a service or add value you have a right to charge for it, no? What is the scope of goods and services that one may charge for?
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Seller Financing a Car and repos

Let's say someone wants to sell a car to an individual via seller financing.. The individual puts down 1,000$ and finances the other $3,000.. and agrees on monthly payments of 200$ the seller becomes ...
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When a company is sold, can existing customers opt out of contract with the new owner? [duplicate]

A letting agent with which I have had a contract for many years was bought out by a competitor around 18 months ago. The new owner never updated the management agreement to reflect the change of ...
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Can assets be protected from sale in bankruptcy by a contract not to sell them?

It is apparently common to not be allowed to resell seeds obtained from growing genetically modified plants, as a condition of having the original seeds sold to you. But one might have several ...
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Do you need to inform the other party that he is in breach?

When someone breaches agreements or breaches contracts resulting in severe (or not) compensation, are you required to immediately notify him (who represents an organization?) that he is in breach? Or ...
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Expected result of trying to buy a lot with a bad listing

I was looking at this listing in or near Dorris for reasons that don't really matter. The listing says it's on Juniper Street; but there is no such lot on Juniper Street. I spent some time trying to ...
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How are contracts affected if the client makes some of the work in the contract impossible?

This is a follow-up from How are contracts affected if some of the work in the contract becomes impossible?. In these examples, the work becomes impossible because of some voluntary action of the ...
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Berkeley Min Wage: what if you are only required to do 5 minutes of work?

Berkeley has a minimum wage law but it is set to 18.07 per hour. How does this work if work is divided into minutes? Separately, does 18.07 per hour comprise 18.07 minimum per day? Also, what are the ...
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In Indiana, can an apartment complex force you to remove social media posts if they pertain to the management?

I've been told that if you disagree with the management of this particular retirement housing organization which operates a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility here in Indiana (United States),...
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How are contracts affected if some of the work in the contract becomes impossible?

Example 1: Say I'm given a contract to paint a house, and a few days before I am assigned to paint it, the house is hit by lightning and burns down, making my work impossible to complete. Do I still ...
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Could cryonics "resurrections" be enforced?

Cryonics is the practice of freezing a newly-dead body, for a fee, in hopes that death can be reversed and the terminal disease cured in the future. Whatever the medical improbability, let's imagine ...
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Discount code as a contract breach remedy?

Bob is a customer of Acme ltd., an online service provider (e.g. domain names, hosting etc.). It's time for Bob to renew some of Acme's services he is using, so he logs in to his account and sees this ...
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2 questions about Xbox TOU and Microsoft Service Agreement

Microsoft Services Agreement disassemble, decompile, decrypt, hack, emulate, exploit, or reverse engineer any software or other aspect of the Services that is included in or accessible through the ...
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What is the legality of signing someone up for a subscription without their permission?

Is it legal for a merchant to subscribe a person to a service, and start charging them periodically, without that person's explicit agreement? For example, suppose Netflix happens to have your credit ...
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Which type of attorney should I consult for a complex case involving employment, contract, and IP law?

This question concerns another Stack Exchange question: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/195267/agreement-made-at-hire-is-unenforceable-due-to-a-technicality-employer-refuses What type of ...
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Why does a highschooler (in the US) who has turned 18 still need to have liability waivers signed by parents?

This is assuming that the waiver pertains to a school activity like a field trip.
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SIE export locked behind a paywall

I am based in Sweden under Swedish and EU laws. Recently (during 2023) the accounting platform that I use converted their tiers from free to fee, during this transition they notified their users that ...
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Rights & Remedies Clause Cancels Arbitration Clause?

My Internet Service Provider TDS has a clickwrap contract. Two of the clauses seem to conflict. Does 12.3 give back a right that TDS gave up in 10.2? I'm bringing them to arbitration for other reasons....
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Could this be considered a breach of Contract

I entered into a contract to have my sewer line replaced, and in the acceptance of this contract, I stated that my homeowner's insurance was covering the cost. I told them in the acceptance email that ...
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Is a party entitled to a copy of a video of a document signing?

My wife and I signed documents ( doc-u-sign) via - they performed a video of us signing documents. As I’m signing these we were also talking to an employee that is in charge of this process .The ...
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What mandates "strict construction"?

Assuming there is a class of contracting parties which are allowed unilateral changes to contracts (e.g. landlords, banks, etc.) by law. Does that imply that such a law must be interpreted under &...
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Is it legal having two 40 hour jobs in 2 EU countries being non EU [closed]

I have a work permit in Sweden for 3+ years. I have received a job offer from another EU country. I want to work both jobs. Both jobs are 55k+ euro annually so I have no issues with minimum ...
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How do you value damages on missing features in a lease? [closed]

We leased a car that was supposed to have an auto starter. I have written correspondence of this and I believe it is in the paperwork for the lease as well. The car does not. The dealer is ...
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What does a court or arbiter use to define words and concepts that are not in a legal dictionary?

Let's say that I am given five thousand dollars to make a mural on some business's exterior wall with paintings of dinosaurs on it, those being the words in the contract, and in the painting it ...
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I traded in expensive phones to a cell carrier that falsely advertised service in my area, now they're holding my trade-in credit hostage [closed]

In Arizona. This large cell provider claims they have full coverage in my area, but there is zero. I took no action for months because I worked long hours away from my town and didn't realize the ...
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Is it legal for credit card companies to terminate a credit card?

The standard text of a credit card agreement implies American express can terminate the agreement at any time. Problem is, you already gave credit. As an example, if I give someone a loan, I can't &...
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Can a manufacturer make using a product purchased secondhand constitute accepting a contract?

Say I buy a physical product secondhand from an individual for cash, with no particular terms attached to the transaction. Then, say I visit the manufacturer's web site, and encounter a terms of ...
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