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Difference Between Adrogation and Arrogation?

A Preceding Note: I do enjoy studying law and legal philosophies from time to time, but I'm not a legal student here or even in the legal sectors, so please try to put any explanation you have into (...
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What is the meaning of “equality” in the South African constitution

In the South African constitution, the beginning of Chapter 1 reads: The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the following values: (a) Human dignity, ...
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What exactly is “Bodily Harm” and (how) does it differ from actual bodily harm?

I'm trying to understand the following statement (which is section 53 of the Crimes Act 1961 in New Zealand, bolding mine) - "Every one in peaceable possession of any movable thing under a claim ...
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Is the public road limited to the ground?

this is a simple question: is the public property only limited to ground level ? By this I mean if I hang items by the window of my room (I live right on a street, no private under the window) is it ...
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What does “contact” mean in US law?

I spend some of my time battling telemarketers. I wrote a program that opens the modem and snoops Caller Id. If the advertised number is in the FTC's Do Not Call complaint database, then the program ...
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Under what circumstances can dust be considered “damage” in Maryland law?

According to interpretations of Maryland Code, Real Property, Section 8-203(f)(1)(i): "Even in the absence of an express covenant, the law imposes on a tenant the obligation to return the premises at ...
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In NJ, referring to the NJSRA, is “salesperson” different from commission-paid “independent contractor?”

There is a case in NJ that I believe is still pending: https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20180914m30 New Jersey Sales Representative Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:61A-1, et seq. (the "NJSRA") [Docket Entry No....
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“Status date” for trademark (in TSDR) is prior to “Filing date”?

This is specific to a trademark I came across; http://tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=76720679&caseSearchType=US_APPLICATION&caseType=US_REGISTRATION_NO&searchType=statusSearch The status is ...
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What is the legal definition of “surrender” when it comes to leases in the US?

My lease says "DEPOSIT RETURN, SURRENDER, AND ABANDONMENT OR JUDICIAL EVICTION. We'll mail you your security deposit refund (less lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any deductions no ...
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What is Legal Theory? I am asking for its concept, its definition by some Oxbridge or Ivy League Legal Dictionary

People talk about Legal Theory and I do not understand what it is. The Theory Part. In Physics, Chemisty, Geology, Economy, Sociology... Theory is an explanation of a phenomenon( why it occurs and ...