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Mold and Tenant Rights

I am currently living in an apartment with 3 other people, and we have been having a consistent mold problem. We have cleaned it multiple times and yet it returns in both bedrooms and the bathroom. ...
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What is the difference between sublet and sublease?

What's the difference between sublet, subleasing and subletting? Are they all words for the same thing? If sublet is the name of the person who takes over, is that the same as subletor?
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Legal Term for Signing A Document That is Believed To Be Untrue

Is there a term in Law for when someone signs a document as true when said individual is under the belief that the contents of the document are untrue? For example, if I was asked to sign a document ...
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Is saying 'I think', legally the same as saying 'I know'?

Basically, is 'I think...' weasel words I need to learn to spot? More context: Car dealer told us on car inspection 'I think there are two alarm fobs for this car'. When the car turned up on ...
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What is typically required for an offense to be considered “de minimis”?

In my jurisdiction, one of the criteria for de minimis is this: The court may dismiss a prosecution if, upon notice to or motion of the prosecutor and opportunity to be heard, having regard to ...
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What is the difference between an adjudication and a proceeding? [duplicate]

What is the difference between an adjudication and a proceeding? Are they simply synonymous?
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Non-disparagement in California

Two somewhat unrelated questions on disparagement, specifically in the context of California: What is the current standing law with regard to non-disparagement clauses in contracts? I recall a recent ...
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Definition of “Direct Financial Benefit” in the DMCA Title 17

I run a website with pages for famous people, books, brands, movies, etc. Users can rate and discuss these things. Each page has a "profile picture", which is added by a user and then approved by a ...
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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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Is asking a banker the pros and cons of linking my SSN to my bank account considered requesting legal advice in California?

I opened a checking account in California and had the option to link my SSN (Social Security Number) to my bank account. The banker refused to tell me the pros and cons of linking my SSN to my bank ...
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How is the theft of stolen property handled legally?

Many definitions of "theft" include specific text regarding "the rightful owner" or a variant necessitating that the victim of theft owned the property. (emphasis mine) For example, The Free ...
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Are there any restrictions on “Open Access” material?

A video on Wikipedia claims that Open Access articles come with "full reuse rights" (sections 0:04 and 5:38). Are Open Access articles as open as public domain works? Is the definition of the ...

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