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Justice delayed [closed]

I just rec'd. a summons to have a pre-trial conference re.- a traffic ticket that is dated > 4 yrs. ago (turn w/o signaling). I have no recollection of it. Presumably, the NY municipality will ...
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J1 visa student left due to COVID [migrated]

Good evening all! I’m looking for someone to help. I have been in USA (Colorado) on a J1 visa working as a student on placement from Ireland back in 2018. I started in June 2018 and was due to go back ...
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What were the protections for tenants in California during covid-19 eviction moratorium? Where should one contact in case of protection was violated?

What were the protections for tenants in California during covid-19 eviction moratorium? Where should one contact in case of protection was violated?
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Does Sch. 29 of the 2020 Coronavirus Act remain in effect or has it been repealed?

Corollary: if CA2020 no longer has effect either because it has been repealed, or because the prescribed period has simply expired, is there some reason why there has been no further updates to the ...
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Are businesses required to let all shareholders attend their offline shareholder meetings?

Cover Corporation is a Japanese media company managing content creators which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as of March 27, 2023. They held a shareholder meeting at June 29th, 2023. It was ...
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Taxed in Spain due to COVID overstay?

Someone on Facebook claimed that tourists who were unable to leave Spain due to COVID were declared tax residents if their stay was over 183 days. I haven't been able to find such a case in a web ...
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Answering crown bail with coronavirus

Meet Bob. Bob has been charged with an either way offence, for which he has elected to undergo a jury trial in crown court when appearing before a magistrate. The magistrate bailed him for another ...
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Can a foreigner enter Spain unvaccinated?

Is it possible to enter Spain by plane unvaccinated? I see here: https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/requirements-before-arriving-in-spain-from-third-countries/#:~:text=1.,vaccination%20course%20against%...
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Updated: (Oct 2. 2022) Is it possible to enter Canada unvaccinated?

This is an update to this question I asked some weeks ago. From what I read in the news Canada has changed its border requirnments. Is it now possible to leave and enter Canada unvaccinated?
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In the US, have there been any successful lawsuits over COVID infection liability?

Its often been claimed during the pandemic that some businesses voluntarily mandate masks because they fear losing a lawsuit if an employee or customer gets infected on their premises. Since March ...
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Is it possible to leave canada by train or car unvaccinated and vice versa?

Can an unvaccinated Canadian citizen or noncitizen leave the country by car or train and likewise return by car or train?
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Is it now lawful to exclude people unable to wear face coverings from a public service or venue?

Until earlier this year there was guidance by the cabinet office instructing that mask mandates must not be applied to those who are according to the government's published definitions (effectively ...
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Reclaim hotel costs from landlord

I was renting a room from a live-in landlord. My girlfriend came from Japan to stay with me for a few weeks. While she was here, the landlord asked for an extra €100 per week while she was here to ...
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Can the POTUS sign Executive Orders if he/she is medically sick, such as having COVID-19?

It was announced today that President Biden has the COVID-19 virus and he is now receiving medical care for it. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or ...
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Los Angeles Covid, turn off electricity at party residences

I am researching the COVID 2020 lockdowns in Los Angeles, where mayor turned off the electricity, for people who have parties and social gatherings. Did they have court trials proceedings before ...
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Is it possible for foreigners for any reason to enter China?

Non Chinese citizens of any status including green card or permanent residence permit holders. Can they enter mainland China if they live there but left to visit abroad given the current Corona virus ...
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Is it by jurisdiction that every country have to publish statistics of COVID-19 related statistics?

I have found that the Philippines has published the COVID-19 related statistics in accordance with Section 28, Article II of the 1987 Constitution, Section 7, Article III of the same Constitution, ...
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Legality of adding vaccination record to the US CDC Covid card yourself

I'm a US resident and got my main Covid vaccinations in the US recorded on the US CDC card. I also got one booster shot abroad and would like to have it added to my US CDC card to have all my shots ...
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Does a company’s T&C or their house rules supersede law and is asking private health status (including the request to wear a mask) an offence?

In January 2022 I used an airline to fly from UK to Spain. As soon as I boarded, I made myself comfortable and ready to sleep as I had no opportunity to do so the night before. I took my mask off as I ...
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Is "Official guidance" actually supported by UK statute law?

In the UK, I want to know whether a government publication marked "Official Guidance" has any weight in statute law; and if so, which law(s)? Specifically, I am referring to the following ...
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Legal basis for remaining face mask mandate in the NHS, UK

In the UK, all legal mask mandates have been dropped. However from what I understand, they are still required “in healthcare settings”. This could be in a hospital, doctor’s surgery or a pharmacy. It ...
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Company pays employees corona bonus for the previous year, but I've quit in January

My ex-company decided to pay its employees a bonus for the struggles with Corona in 2021. I've resigned from my job at that company in January 2022. They announced the bonus payment in February 2022, ...
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What exactly is illegal about the Canadian trucking protests?

I have been following the coverage of the Canada convoy protest in the news, and particularly the invocation of the Emergencies Act by PM Trudeau. In his announcement, he says: We're entering the ...
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Can employer ask about medical information such as vaccines (not specifically COVID19)?

Regarding employers asking for proof of COVID19 vaccination, my friend argued this is illegal because they aren't allowed to ask for other medical information (such as vaccination against Hepatitis C) ...
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Is it legal for my boss to require I take the covid 19 vaccine?

I'm from South Africa but we basically follow British/USA law so answers from any of those jurisdictions will be fine. I work in digital marketing. But my boss doesn't want us to work from home. ...
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School Online Lessons

I go to a private school but I am funded by the council and I had covid a few weeks ago and they refused to give online lesson because "that is not what we do" is that true? Also to note is ...
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Would there be legal implications in the US to modifying a real vaccine card with fake info?

I know someone who received two doses of the vaccine, and so she has a real vaccination card. But she had substantial side effects from the second dose, and so doesn't plan on getting a booster. Her ...
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In the US, can a person openly refuse to obey regulations that have been ruled to be against the law?

As an example, some school districts in Texas are openly disobeying the ban on mandatory masking in schools, which was recently confirmed to be legal by a Federal appellate court. So we have a ...
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Why was coronavirus travel ban implemented by a presidential proclamation rather than an executive order?

On March 11, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation that suspended entry to the United States from most of Europe. After a series of amendments by both administrations, also in the form of ...
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Which part of 42 CFR would apply to a private aircraft operator arriving into the US without a negative COVID test?

According to the CDC to provide a negative test taken within the past 24 hours if you arriving by private plane. See this guidance for aircraft operators & airlines: Does this order apply to all ...
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Why is trying to get "vaccinated" into a fake arm considered fraud (in Italy)?

I'm curious under what legal provisions this bizarre story falls under in Italy. An Italian man is facing charges of fraud after turning up for his Covid-19 vaccine wearing a fake arm. [...] After ...
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Contradiction in UK law respect to PCR tests

In the regulations updated on November 30th, Scotland emits a document which explains some rules for entering the country, named regulation 14, from which I copy an extract: (9) The requirements of ...
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Is Austria COVID vaccine mandate legal?

Austria plans to impose fines for those who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID19: Under the government’s plan, authorities will send out invitations to vaccination appointments to the 2 million ...
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Is there any law requiring public school to notify parents of Covid contact?

I have a son attending a public school. I learned from unofficial channels that a classmate is quarantining for COVID, someone my son was in regular contact with throughout the day. The teachers are ...
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Who ordered the masks in American airports?

I'm travelling recently for the first time in a while. I understand the scope of the mask orders: in the airports and on the planes. What confuses me is what authority ordered it and where does that ...
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If possibly exposed to COVID-19, can I use my best judgment?

In most U.S. states, COVID-19 regulations such as wearing masks and social distancing are no longer mandated, at least not for people who don't have the virus. Are there laws in those states, such as ...
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Under what law an employer in Australia NSW can mandate covid vaccination for their employees?

Can an employer in NSW: Legally obtain employee’s covid vaccination status without employee’s consent? Request employee to provide one. On grounds of what law? Terminate employment should employee ...
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Is refusing service to unvaccinated equal to a vaccination mandate?

Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-40 that says: No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who ...
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Can a restaurant deny service to patrons for wearing masks?

I understand that restaurants need not follow the government mandated mask policy for their private place. But here a patron is willing or has opted to wear a mask. Can a restaurant deny service for ...
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My Canadaian university denied my religious vaccine exemption request, what type of lawyer do I speak to?

I am situated in Canada. And go to a Canadian university (in Toronto). My university has a vaccine mandate for the Covid-19 vaccine, which I have requested an exemption to, due to issues with the ...
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Community College forcing Covid Testing

My community college in Illinois will be requiring proof of WEEKLY Covid testing to engage in campus activities. This change is being made mid-semester, after all refund dates have passed. Are there ...
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Can Pfiser be sued for side effects of covid vaccine? [duplicate]

The way I understand this CNBC video https://youtu.be/nJbd402xj0Q, Pfiser could not be sued because the covid vaccine was not FDA approved. This is how i understand it. Now that the Pfiser covid ...
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Is it legal to get a 3rd booster shot unauthorized by the CDC in the US?

I read that at least 1 million people in the US got 3rd booster shot unauthorized by the CDC. I wonder whether the fact that the booster shot is not authorized by the CDC has any legal ramifications ...
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What are the locations included in Quebec's vaccination passport law?

On July 8, Quebec announced that they would introduce a vaccine passport by the fall — but would only use it to control access to locations like gyms, bars and restaurants if there is an outbreak. ...
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Laws without "or else" clause?

I am reading through some of the recent COVID legislation in my state. Specifically, Utah HB1007. In the text, there are "you can't do that" type clauses... e.g. "An institution of ...
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Do vaccine mandates amount to religious discrimination?

Inspired by this answer, do vaccine mandates amount to religious discrimination? Could a restaurant refuse to serve unvaccinated individuals, even including those with sincere religiously-founded ...
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Does precedent support Florida School district local officials deciding public interest health decisions?

Florida has the highest number of confirmed pediatric hospitalizations from the virus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human ...
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"Discrimination" due to COVID-19 Certificate requirements

Many European countries issue COVID-19 Certificates (with varying names), that indicate whether a person is vaccinated, has recovered or has been tested. Access to some locations (restaurants, cinemas,...
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Is there a difference between mandating masks and encouraging masks?

Some businesses, etc. have signs at entrances stating that all people are encouraged to wear masks. Is this different than mandating that everyone is required to wear them in order to enter? In other ...
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Transit through US for Indian travelers during Covid

An order was passed by the US government restricting travel to the USA, for non-US-citizens who have been physically present in India in the 14 days prior to their arrival in the USA. This question is ...
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