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Can a single easement have multiple dominant tenements, or are they multiple easements?

In Florida USA, a single deed granted an easement for water access over a specific piece of land (servient tenement), for the benefit of approx two dozen specific lots of land nearby (dominant ...
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Police voluntarily given a boat for pursuit: risks to owner?

In a number of videos (example), recently in Florida there was an on-going theft of a jet-ski. The police approached a boat owner who had just launched his boat for the day and asked if he would be ...
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Fined and suspended license for not appearing on court when driver did not knew about it

This was an actual situation I witnessed, but I am doing the question in a generic format to avoid identifying parties. Background: A driver was on a highway above the speed limit. The driver was ...
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Florida: under what statute if any, is a state agency obligated to respond to a petition?

Are there any provisions or principles that require state agencies to respond to any petitioner, outside of proceedings as provided in the Administrative Act, and requests for public records? By ...
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Is there precedent for Florida condo owners to gain land under the guise of adverse possesion?

Assume that Bob builds a deck in his Florida condominium common area. Is there any reason why Bob can not claim adverse possession of said common area after 10 years? Assume that Bob did not have the ...
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Can I legally wear a facekini in US beaches?

Can I legally wear a facekini on beaches in the United States? I am asking as there are sometimes regulations that prevent individuals from wearing some types of clothes (e.g., anti-mask laws). I ...
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Estate disposition: Summary Administration

FS 735.201 indicates two conditions for "Summary administration": 735.201 Summary administration; nature of proceedings.—Summary administration may be had in the administration of either a ...
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Florida: what is the deadline to appeal a decision by a state agency, and what is the venue?

I wish to file an appeal for a decision issued by an enforcement agency (1). Which section of Chapter 120 if any specifies the timeline? I skimmed through the chapter and did not find it. I thought ...
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Lost birth certificate

I lost my birth certificate during Hurrican IAN in Fl and need a replacement what are the steps to get it? My home was destroyed and became uninhabitable and therefore I lost all my Identifications. ...
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What are the processes and requirements for obtaining a restraining order against an abusive family member in Florida?

I want to obtain a protective bubble of distance around myself that could be enforced in case this person who has done many terrible things to me comes within any certain vicinity. Does this require ...
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Is it legal in USA (FL) to organise tournaments (any sport) among friends, each player putting some money, with 100% going to the winners as a prize?

Is it legal in USA to organize no-profit tournaments (any sport) among friends, with each player putting some money to play, and 100% of the total pot goes to the winner (and possibly second/third ...
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Paid apartment complex full month's rent on the 29th. 2 days later on the 1st I was asked to pay an additional full month

Since the apartment complex I moved into state they do not prorate rent, but I was still asked to pay the full month's rent value on the 29th, I assumed that meant I would have to pay every 30 days as ...
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Can you claim unemployment benefits while driving for a ride-sharing company in Florida?

I've been working in one full-time job for over 5 years. In the past year or so, I started driving for a couple ride-sharing companies to supplement my income. Now, I'm being laid off from my primary ...
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Answering to eviction case with no "final judgement"

I have a friend who has an eviction on his record. I'm trying to help him get it removed since when I looked up the case, there is no "final judgement" or "writ of possession" and it still shows up as ...
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Can a deliquent become a director in a Florida Condo?

Florida Condo law is governed by Florida Statues 718. Can a director candidate be eligible for office if they are 90 days delinquent for a nonpayment of late fee? Given that there is a section that ...
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Trump's voting rights

If I recall correctly the State of Flordia restricts a person's right to vote if convicted of certain crimes. If Donald Trump is found guilty in any of his criminal cases could he potentially no ...
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What type of insurance are Florida Condominiums required to purchase?

Assume that a Florida Condominium is governed by: https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2002/Chapter718/All (a) A unit-owner controlled association shall use its best efforts to obtain and ...
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Can an apartment complex add a monthly "amenity fee" (that is not in the rental agreement) on top of the rent?

This is about an apartment complex in Florida. The complex was sold and the new owners decided to add a $20 monthly "amenity fee" to all existing tenants who had signed a lease months before ...
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Can two municipalities offer reciprocal traffic enforcement over a shared border road? (US)

Is there any precedent/legal framework for which two municipalities whose border is defined by the middle of a road could allow for traffic enforcement for both, rather than each having jurisdiction ...
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Non-Residential Security Deposit Laws (Commercial Lease)

GOAL The goal is to review relevant statute to ensure that the law has not changed since the publication of the citation provided below. DEFINITIONS In order to protect housing renters, there are many ...
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What remedies exist for illegally evicted tenants in Florida?

Can one get an injunction of reinstatement? Are there criminal sanctions for the instigator of the illegal eviction? Anything else?
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How to contact pre-law students and teachers for a legal research project?

A True Crime Youtube creator features high-school pre-law students to read the female part in a deposition he publishes in video form. The young women I have seen are unpracticed and intimidated by ...
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What does "approach" mean?

The "Florida Computer Crimes Act" defines "access" in Florida statutes Ch. 815.03(1) as follows: “Access” means to approach, instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve ...
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Must the defendant be addressed by the prosecution during trial by their chosen name?

There are many forms of a name, some of them are informal, some are more formal than what is used commonly. For example, with the name William, there's William itself, Will, Billy, etc. If the ...
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Ex-parte communication between a Judge and Prosecutor - ethical breach or canon violation?

I was the defendant in a case and had the strange feeling that the Judge and Prosecutor were very friendly. After the hearing and verdict (not in my favor) I found online, that while the case was ...
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Do any laws exist which protect a mother without shorterm disability from losing her job due to leave for pregnancy complications?

My wife is pregnant and also in the process of switching her work status from "benefited" to "non-benefited" (she's a nurse). We use my benefits only (for the most part), and the pay bump is about $13,...
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