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Can a surrogate mother abort or can abortion be legally enforced upon her?

In jurisdictions where surrogacy contracts are regulated and abortion is legal: Can a surrogate mother (who has signed a contract and is earning money for her service) legally abort the child in her ...
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Can a surrogate mother keep the legal motherhood?

In jurisdictions where surrogacy contracts are regulated: Can a surrogate mother (who has signed a contract and is earning money for this service) keep legal parenthood over the child in her womb if ...
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What is the point of Devotion of All Working Time clauses?

In an employment contract I red: Devotion of All Working Time: During your employment, you shall devote the whole of your work time, attention and abilities to your duties and shall give the Company ...
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Why is this contract worded like a client is talking to himself?

I'm looking at a sample contract for a graphic designer who is planning on doing freelance work. I don't understand why it says that the Client should obtain all copyright permissions for materials ...
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What if I use a false signature on a contract?

Suppose I sign a contract with a company to buy some amount of good in bulk but while signing I faked it, they wouldn't have a way to know if it's my actual signature and if I breach my contract I ...
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Out of contract on house inspection

So I recently got an offered accepted for a house. I was scheduled to have an inspection for last week, but I cancelled it, because my attorney did not get the approval letter back in time. I am in ...
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What is the statute of limitations on breach of trust in Nevada

Isn't listed anywhere. I am guessing a year.
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Can a party decide that something that wasn't initially considered confidential, now is?

If I have signed a confidentiality agreement with an employer or client, can they provide me with information that would generally be considered non-confidential but then change their mind and require ...
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If a contract always uses the wrong name, is it still valid?

I was given a contract (NDA) that looks like it was from a template that was not retyped. My name is not stated anywhere on the contract, but rather someone else's name is on the contract. I do not ...
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Meaning of contract term “alone”

I am about to enter into a rental agreement. A section of the agreement reads: "The balance refunded alone the deposit" I am unfamiliar with the use of the term "alone" in this ...
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Is informal written consent in the form of text-messages/email legally binding?

For the purpose of this question, let us assume the contract is for common goods and services. Lets say I meet a Plumber over some online marketplace (e.g. Facebook, Craigslist, etc) and he writes ...
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What happens to confidentiality agreements after company dissolves?

I worked as a consultant for a company that dissolved. I signed a confidentiality agreement that ended with "This Section shall survive termination of this Agreement." Out of curiosity am I ...
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Is there anything in IP Law (software related) that can prevent an independent contractor from taking on multiple clients in the same industry?

Say I am an independent contractor, and I plan on taking on a new client (client A). They are a healthcare company, in the healthcare industry. I finish building them a custom software solution. Say ...
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What can I do if a painter puts paint / plaster in my shampoo bottle?

We have a very mean and short-tempered guy painting our apartment -- it's a several days job. Tonight, I found what appears to be paint or plaster in my shampoo bottle; I twisted off the cap of the ...
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Developed initial version of website in belief contract would get signed. They backed out. Is the site mine?

The title is probably my best summary. It is similar to this other unfortunate scenario, but I ask here because of a few differences. So here are the mains: Two months ago I sent an email to a guy on ...
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Is there any principle of contract law regarding failure to take a step towards fulfilling a contract?

For instance, an offer letter is sent to the successful bidder of a government contract, in which it is stipulated that that they desposit 50% of the premium/bid prior to XX/XX/2020. The successful ...
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Will I get salary from the University for the served notice period?

I work with an Indian University. The notice period for resignation is three months as mentioned in the faculty handbook. Their rule also mentions, "Faculty wishing to be released earlier than ...
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Does a work reference have liability?

Similar to What is the liability of a person who signs as a witness? does a reference for a candidate employee have liability for what they say about the candidate? I've seen some companies ask ...
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Can a question be considered as a oral contract?

Let's say that you are asking someone: "Let's meet at 5pm at place X?" and the person replies: lets meet at 5pm but at Y. Then if you are stuck on an emergency and cannot reply until 5pm. If ...
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What does “commercial target” mean in a pharma licensing agreement?

I am having some trouble with some of the terminology in Licensing agreement SEC filings. Does someone know what is meant by "commercial target"? The definition just states: "1.18 “...
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Employer listed incorrect end date in contract

I'm working as an independent contractor and the agreement I signed says my start date is May 12th 2020 and my end date is July 10th 2020. I'm required to work 200 hours for the company between these ...
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In UK law, are any business banking contracts considered unfair and therefore unlawful?

The bank we use for our business banking charged us US$1,300 recently. We incurred the charge by mistakenly initiating two identical transfers on online banking between accounts which have two ...
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Remedy for breach of contract with a “No Assignment” clause

It is common for written contracts between entities to contain a "No Assignment" clause, which essentially states that, for a contract between entities A and B, the benefits or rights under ...
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Landlord Says Lease Agreement Has A “Mistake” - Can I Hold The Landlord To Honor It?

When applying for an apartment, I signed a reservation agreement with a rental quote on it: $1000 rent + $70 for pet rent. After signing the lease, I noticed that the property manager checked the box ...
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Do I need to register in order to get a commission on a grant or purchase order?

I make be bringing in some money to a startup (up to tens of millions in the form of government grants and/or contracts) and ideally would like a simple contract that says I get X% of what I bring in. ...
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Negligence in Cloud Storage

I pay Microsoft $100 per year for 6 TB of cloud storage for a lot of personal videos. Assume that there is a fire and Microsoft loses all of my data. It is not clear whether Microsoft stores my data ...
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Cloud Storage Price Increases

I paid $100 for 6 TB of cloud storage (Microsoft) for a lot of personal videos. That contract ends May 31, 2021. I'm sure I can then renew it, but are there any laws in any country preventing a large ...
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Could you briefly tell me the difference between strict liability and negligence?

there: I have three questions about strict liability, if you can give me some brief and plain explanations. What is the difference between strict liability and negligent liability? i.e. strict ...
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How to intepretate three paragraphs in my contract?

I am a seaman and I have a work contract undersigned by both sides. In mentioned contract I have a paragraph saying, that: The payslip and balance payment will be forwarded after evaluation of the ...
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Termination of Agreement clause. Why allow a contractor/employee to be able to use it?

I was presented a contract with an NDA; non-compete and a bunch of other stuff in it. One of clauses in it was this: Duration. This Agreement shall be in force and effect until December 31, 2027; ...
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UK House Purchase - Is it legal to make changes to documentation after it has been signed?

I live in the UK, and am currently in the process of buying my first house. After viewing the house, I initially made an offer that was a bit lower than the asking price. The sellers declined the ...
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Can a company in Netherlands which has an American parent company hire an Iranian?

Because of the US sanctions, there are many limitations and restrictions on some countries, and these sanctions also affected the people of those countries. I was going to work with a company in ...
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Do favors by friends and family create a monetary debt?

If someone has a business and has a favor done to help out with the business, by a spouse, other relative, or just a friend. Can the favor-doer later-on sue the business owner for money for it? I'm ...
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Is incurring taxes on someone a damage?

Imagine this scenario. Person A owns a investment account managed by broker B. A tries to sell an investment in a tax advantaged way. B maliciously does the transaction wrong, causing A to incur taxes....
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Name and surname inverted in an housing contract with electronic signature

During a registration procedure for an housing website, I probably inverted my name and my surname (I don't remember exactly how the form was). Now, in the whole contract, my name and surname are ...
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Can I flight check-in on someone’s else behalf?

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this and if not please guide me to correct forum. I am building a software that’ll help travellers with their flights. It’ll auto check-in to the ...
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Over Charging (Price Gouging) by a Electrical Contractor

I was charged a highly inflated rate (which is ~6X times the retail price). The price of this transaction is $3,000 dollars. We purchased 5 regular smoke detectors, and 4 combination carbon monoxide ...
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What is the effective date of a new shareholder?

Suppose a soon to be shareholder (New Shareholder) subscribes to become a shareholder of an LLC (Company A) on 1 November 2000 through a subscription letter. New Shareholder transfer cash to the ...
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Is an oral “contract” legally binding?

In a comment to this question, the user @Agent_L argued that That's not an opinion, there is nothing to disagree here. From a legal point of view, a contract doesn't need a written form. It's hard ...
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Can a victim of crime sue a city that abolished their police department?

Say that a city abolishes their police department based on accusations of systematic racism within their police ranks. The following day a person living in that city calls 911 to report that their ...
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Removal of Content under creative commons

I wrote content for 2 years on a website licensed under creative commons license CC-SA-BY 3.0. The community has become increasingly toxic and abusive and I no longer wished to be affiliated with the ...
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What's a “‘contract of estoppel’”?

I know what estoppel means. I just don't understand why the Taylors below and Mr Hume Williams can use "estoppel" in this case, Scrivens, because Hindley & Co. never promised or undertook anything?...
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“if A appeared in person before B, impersonating C, an innocent purchaser from A gets property in the goods as against B.”

Several English judgments cite this befuddling, ambiguous sentence, like LJ Devlin in Ingram v Little as quoted in p 85 in Sourcebook on Contract Law by Oughton and Lord Denning MR in Lewis v Averay ...
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Is a text message legally binding?

I was interested in purchasing a puppy from my job. I told my manager(A) that I didn’t have the money out right to afford it because of the whole corona situation, but the future puppies that I would ...
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Can difference in price be damages?

Bob places an online order. The store confirms that the exact thing Bob ordered is in the warehouse and can be shipped immediately, and sends invoice. Bob pays. Several days later the store says that ...
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Wedding: Return of Deposit Due to Cancellation for Covid-19 Reasons

There are a couple of parts to this question, so I have tried to emphasise the specific questions using the quote function (>quote). The location is UK (specifically England). Additionally... TL;...
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Roommate/co-tenant said she would renew but lied after I sign lease - invalid lease?

So, my roommates and I planned to sign a lease renewal as co-tenants in NYC. While some of the roommates already signed it, the others changed their mind last minute. This unfortunately means the ...
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My bill payment is due between the 12/6/2020 and 29/6/2020. Can i pay on either of those dates as well as the days between them?

Like i said my bill is due between 12/6/2020 and 29/6/2020. Could i set up a direct debit payment paying it on the 12th or the 29th as well as the rest of the days in between them? I don't think you ...
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Do these terms contradict each other for who owns work created by contractor?

These two sentences are literally side by side and seem to be saying opposite things. All deliverables and associated documents...developed by Contractor during the term of this Agreement shall ...
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What is the purpose of stipulating recitals are part of the agreement?

The Recitals shall be part of this Agreement. What is the purpose of including such a clause in an agreement? Is there any legal effect above and beyond not including that phrase? If so, what is it?

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