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Questions involving fungible assets -- especially securities and loans (mortgages, debts, etc.).

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Why is PayPal blocking my account according to U.S. tax law, if I've a UK account only?

I've opened PayPal account for my business and in My Profile I've clearly selected the UK address. My phone is UK, my bank accounts are UK and the balance is shown in GBP. So this is very clear to ...
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Insider Trading

In Australia there are two major grocery companies, Woolworths and Coles. Now suppose I work for Woolworths and I become aware of a technological breakthrough that will dramatically increase the ...
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How does insider trading law affect bitcoin exchanges?

The Bitcoin network is predicated on the premise that it is difficult to find 'low' hash values for a given input. This is an incredibly safe bet because of the way the algorithm is implemented - if ...
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Is it legal for a bank to discriminate against someone by the services they offer based upon their marital status?

A bank is charging me this kind of fee: The fee is $0 if you have over a certain amount, or if you have $500 going in through a direct deposit each month. I don't meet these requirements, so I don't ...
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Options buying and selling on collectibles

Could I legally create a website that allows for the purchase of options on collectibles – baseball cards, for example? Let's assume it's on a collectible that fluctuates in value rather than ...
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What is the legal basis for determining the value of a securitized collection of debt?

Publicly-traded companies have obligations as regards accurate accounting of their balance sheets, so how do they determine the value of novel types of securities which are often too complex to ...
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Credit card dispute: burden, rights, and options

I have a dispute with a credit card company. I would like to know my rights and my options. Here is the situation. An Israel based group offered to sell me a language course. It was a year long ...
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How to get fake debts legally quashed?

Consider the situation where a company claims someone owes them money. The person disavows this debt and believes it is falsely assigned to them. Further, assume the company sells the debt to a debt ...
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Can I use a PCI-DSS compliant image because our payment gateway provider is complaint?

Our company is not compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). But all our payments are only handled by one payment gateway provider who is PCI-DSS compliant. Am I ...
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Is it legal to generate attention in an industry to increase stock value?

Let's say I invest a large sum of money into stocks for the gun industry. Assuming I have no other affiliation with anyone in the gun industry, I do not work for a gun manufacturing company and I have ...
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Is the acquisition price of a company public information?

When a company is acquird by another is it possible to hide or not disclose the acquisition price? If it can be hidden, is the company permitted to omit such information on any public financial ...
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When does a mortgage rate bait and switch become fraud?

I'm currently in the process of buying a house. Once the price was negotiated and agreed upon, I solicited quotes from various mortgage brokers. One offered a lower rate than the others, so we picked ...
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Are there truly legal limits on US interest rates?

I was puzzled when I recently watched an ad for Pay-Day-Loan (or the like) that in the disclaimer specifically mentioned that they didn't provide their service in New York due to legal limits on ...
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Does the “general public” include business entities?

Specifically regarding securities laws in the United States, there is often terminology that says: ... must not be marketed to the general public... The definition of "marketed" I understand and ...
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How are MMOs with real money economies allowed to operate?

A lot of Massively Multiplayer Online games include a form of "premium" in-game economy that may be purchased with real money (cash) by the player, usually for the purposes of faster progression in ...
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Spouse hiding money

Can a lawyer request payslips from an employer? I am separated and my spouse is hiding money in a separate account in an attempt to pay less maintenance. Any advice? My location is South Africa. ...
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Can a bank keep cleared funds against your explicit instructions?

Does any legislation exist which permits or requires a bank to hold on to cleared funds against the explicit wishes of the account holder? Background I recently transferred my home loan to a new ...
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What are the legal consequences of disputing a legal credit card transaction?

Purely hypothetical question. Recently I rented a car from a company, let's call them Thrifty, the total cost for the trip was ~$150. Days later I got a bill for ~$70 in administrative charges for ...
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Are UK accounting laws compatible with South African accounting laws?

My mother is in South Africa. She has British Passport and would like to return to the UK. At present, she is a bookkeeper in South Africa but as I understand it, different countries have different ...
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How was the $200,000 minimum income for accredited investors decided?

The SEC has a rule that restricts the definition of an accredited investor to a person who has income in excess of $200,000. (6) Any natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,...
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Someone withdrew money from my bank account - what are my rights?

Someone withdrew money from my checking account (in several transactions) without my knowledge or permission. I was able to see the withdrawal slips online, and my signature was forged. I reported ...
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Internet banking regulations in the UK

I'm writing a report for some University coursework, in which I am supposed to analyse the security of an online bank. I'm trying, with some difficulty, to find any laws/regulations/standards that ...
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Can I resell diesel to a trucking company's fleet during a price hike?

Say I have a container of diesel which I purchased at a low rate and got a discount for a bulk purchase. Can I resell it to a trucking company's fleet of truckers at a competitive rate in a high-price ...
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What rights does a lender/loan purchaser lose by being negligent?

A lender wrote a mortgage on a house that was defaulted. The lender waited for several years before foreclosing, instead of acting, say, after 90 days. Shortly thereafter, the borrower declared ...
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Specific law/regulation about annual report and other shareholder information disclosure in Canada

As I understand it, when you hold shares of a publicly traded company (or ETF) via a broker, the broker is obligated to forward you the relevant investor information from the company (e.g. annual ...
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Does my company need an escrow license if we are a marketplace website?

We have a marketplace website that allows buyers to purchase content from sellers. We then pay out the seller's balance after 30 days. Our payment processor is requiring us to have an escrow license ...
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Are “non performing” loans still “secured?”

Let's say a borrower lends most of the value of a house to a borrower. The lender does so because s/he can use the house as collateral for the loan. Suppose the borrower goes into default/nonpayment ...
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Under what circumstances can a debt lien on real property be satisfied by foreclosure?

Under what circumstances can a debt lien on real property be satisfied by foreclosure? For example, let's imagine a debtor fails to pay a debt, say a car loan on a vehicle that is now missing or ...
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Do I have any options if Chase has closed my account citing payment from fraudulent sources?

A few weeks ago I received a $125 Chase QuickPay from someone on the site localbitcoins.com. Turns out the payment was marked fraudulent, and my account was frozen, whether it was because the user was ...
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Employer Won't Release 401k

A client of mine came today with a scenario that I had never seen. She had worked for a company for three years, held about $60K in a 401K, but four months after being laid off she hasn't been able ...
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If a malicious website steals my credit card info, what happens?

Let's say I submit my credit card information to a website to purchase something. They give me a message saying the item will be delivered soon, and I don't notice anything wrong. Later I find out ...
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Is it a crime to take out a loan with no intention to repay?

This question on Money.SE concerned a person who had taken out a number of loans. He didn't intend to repay these loans in full, planning instead to default and leave the country. Several posters on ...
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Why do VISA and MasterCard comply with U.S. sanctions that erode their business?

On what basis does the U.S. government prohibit American companies like VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, et al, from doing business on the Crimean Peninsula? Crimea is connected with, and backed by, the ...
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Can US student loans be inherited by children or parents?

Just curious if there are conditions where student loans can be inherited by family members that did not co-sign on the loan?

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