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Is the restriction on receiving a “present” in the Emoluments Clause applicable?

The Emolument Clause: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept ...
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If someone sent me a gift in exchange for a favor and I did said favor can I be required to return the gift?

A friend recently mailed me an X-Box One and a Samsung Galaxy S10 in the condition that I complete Nightwave Season 2 for them in a PlayStation Network Video Game known as Warframe. So I did log on ...
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Taking back a property as gift

A property (in Malaysia - British Law) is in the trust of my 2 sisters. I gave a portion of that property to my brother. The property has not been transferred into his name, as part of the property ...
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What laws did Lori Loughlin (and friends) break?

I watched the college admission scandal articles go by earlier in the week without much interest. Today I read College admissions scheme: How Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin allegedly participated, ...
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When is a “gift” considered conditional?

I gave my friend an old Les Paul guitar which I subsequently learned was worth a lot, so I wanted it back. I had given it to him only because he needed it for a class. He has dropped the class. Can ...
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Is it acceptable to send flowers to a judge after a routine administrative proceeding?

I recently filed a petition in my county court. While I'm aware it's a routine proceeding for county judges, the judge's grant of my petition means a lot to me personally, and I would like to send a ...
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Can someone legally require me to return a gift they gave me?

So a "friend" in Canada sent me a tablet ( I think it was worth $400 U.S. currency) to replace the one I had that I could barely do anything on. I never asked for one, and I remember repeatedly that I ...
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For a politician, is a lunch outing with Warren Buffet considered a $650,000 gift?

There is a story in the news about Nikki Haley (now former US ambassador to the UN) taking trips in a friend's (and political supporter's) private jet. See story: Watchdog wants investigation of ...
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Can I get prosecuted in the US for buying and using a stolen gift card?

I bought a $30 restaurant gift card code the other day for $10 from some online vendor and used it at the store as well as my credit card to pay for the rest (so it does connect to me). It wasn't a ...
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I have multiple Gift Cards for a retailer but they refuse to let me apply more than one per order. Is this legal?

We were recently given a couple dozen gift cards from multiple web sites, but as far as I can tell the same parent company (website design is the same, about us page is the same etc.). I've already ...
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Is it a crime to receive money from one individual and give it to another individual to reduce their taxes?

I have two relatives, Alice and Betty. Alice wants to give Betty a $20,000 cash gift, but because this is over the $14,000 cap for tax-free gifting, they are concerned about Betty's tax ...
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Can a Chrismas gift be taken back several years later?

My now ex-girlfriend who does not live with me, yet who has stayed here for several weeks at a time as she resides in another state, gave me a TV for Christmas and, now that the relationship has ended,...
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In beer can lottery who gets to keep the prize? Buyer or person who opened the can? Does mutual mistake rule applies to gifts?

I have an interesting situation on my facebook wall. Take ten beers to a friend's house. One wins a motor. Whose? Yours or friend's? Basically in Cambodia there's a beer lottery you open a ...
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UK: Can I give money to my brother instead of him paying income tax on a share of my rental income?

Let's say my brother acts as guarantor for my mortgage, so that I can buy a bigger house than before. He does not put his name on the house deeds, and he does not contribute to mortgage payments, I ...
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Why doesn't everyone in UK just pay with exempted gifts?

From what I've grasped from the gov.uk website, you can gift as much as you like to anyone without paying any tax, as long as you don't die in the next 7 years. So why doesn't everyone just gift ...
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Employer Requires Employees to pay Cash Gift to Owners

Every year an Alabama based small business requires every employee (except for the daughter of one of the owners, apparently) to pay a $30 cash gift that is split between the two owners. In theory, ...
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Can you take back a gift?

Suppose that I unconditionally and unambiguously give a person a thing such as a necklace with a moderate value (say $1000): I hand it to them and say "Here, you can have this, I don't need it anymore"...