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Pretending to be Terrified

A victim needs to regularly (4 or 5 times a day) collect video evidence of crime that is difficult to prove. It requires taking video on a public road (to show an absence of something the perpetrator ...
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Did I commit sexual harassment by asking a spam caller when they would sleep with me, to stop the calls?

My friend used to complain that he gets phone calls from credit card companies many times (about 1-2 times per day). I had noticed the same, we would be chilling and he would get such calls and it was ...
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Suppose you were hacked and harassed using the data stolen

Theoretical situation for a cybersecurity course discussion (something of a table-top game): Suppose you are researching a politically controversial topic and someone hacks your computer and starts ...
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Cyberstalking and online harassment in UK law?

This is a hypothetical question. Imagine two estranged brothers hadn't seen each other in 20 years, but Bob kept a YouTube channel on behalf of some random organisation. Let's say John regularly ...
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Is Doxing illegal in Iceland?

While it is my understanding that electronically or postally publishing someone's personal information in an attempt to cause them emotional distress, intimidate them, or place them in reasonable fear ...
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Is the plot of Fatal Attraction legally accurate?

Fatal Attraction is a 1987 film. The part of the plot I'm interested in is: Daniel "Dan" Gallagher is a successful, happily-married Manhattan lawyer whose work leads him to meet Alexandra &...
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Can your previous employer force you to help them with something?

I got an aggressive call from my former manager, and he wants me to tell them how to fix something. The problem is that I don't remember and I no longer work for them, so can he sue me for not helping ...
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Legal recourse for harassment from juveniles at my apartment complex?

I have been dealing with a slowly escalating situation at my apartment building. A group (6-10) of juveniles (10 years - 16 years old?) have been causing issues. Here are a few: Entering a small ...
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What Privacy Protections Does an Employee Reporting Sexual Harassment Have in Oregon?

Several discussions I’ve had recently about a series of events have made me wonder about some of the legal issues they raise. I was fortunate not to be personally involved, and don’t need advice on ...
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How does California (CA) have standing in CA vs Activision Blizzard?

It's been reported that the state of California (CA) has sued Activision Blizzard as a result of its two-year-long investigation. The alleged actions are not alleged to be ongoing. It's been reported ...
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What legal actions can I take to prevent my abusive parents from stalking and harassing my family?

My parents were abusive when I was a child. I took legal action at age 11 and put an end the physical abuse. I moved out at age 15 and am now 20. My parents have not stopped trying to contact me. I ...
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Direct sales outside of schools

Is it illegal to do direct sales (as in approach parents of students) outside of school gates and market ones tuition business? I got warned by the members of staff at the school to leave the area or ...
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Dealing with drunken guy harassing us over anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theories, and cops won't do a thing?

We're in the U.S, and are a couple who are 37/F and 39/M. We live in a suburb of Kansas City, MO. Recently me and my fiance have had a drunken guy kept coming to our house harassing us and shouting ...
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At what point is unsolicited explicit material considered harassment?

My significant other and I were talking about how often she seems to get explicit advertisements on Pandora or Youtube. I'm sure many of you have heard one or two at some point - I can type out some ...
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Making fun of someone's sexuality in a magazine subscription

What kind of crime is it considered to fill out a magazine subscription for someone else giving them a provocative false name? Addressing it to someone who is very annoying, and happen to be gay. They ...
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Stalking & Harassment

As a followup to stalking / harassement, after a police report is filed, it is my understanding that the remedy for such a matter is a restraining order. Is there any reason that the aggressor would ...
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Harassment in Pandemic

What is the legal term (so that the relevant statute can be looked up) for when someone follows you around with the intent of harassing you and does not maintain 6ft social distancing for coronavirus ...
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How can I stop someone I know from harassing me online?

My ex partner keeps making new accounts on Instagram and Facebook to message me. I’ve sent them a text with a read receipt that states clearly: don’t contact me on any platform, don’t text me, don’t ...
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What is cyberstalking?

What constitutes cyberstalking? If I contacted a person online 4 times is that cyberstalking? (3 times were over email apologising for accidentally nearly logging onto their account and the 4th time I ...
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Person's ex sends a suggestive picture after they have been told not to

The person sent the message "No innuendos or pictures until further notice". Shortly thereafter he received a picture of private parts in tight clothing. Not long after that, he received a ...
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Is arousal a recognized form of duress?

Is sexual arousal a legally recognized form of duress? For example, if someone were to enter into a written agreement with a lover, could they later make a valid claim that they were under duress ...
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If there is more than 1 person harassing you online, are separate court orders required to identify each one?

If there is more than 1 email account harassing you online, do you need to obtain separate court orders to identify each one, or is one order sufficient? What if one of the accounts you’re naming is ...
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As a Sex offender Can a person for take my Photo off my Facebook page, post it, giving my full name and address be charged or sued? [closed]

I pleaded guilty to a charge of child molestation over 15 years ago, served time and probation. I now have three girls 7,5,2 who I father on my own. My neighbor's daughter play's with my girls, who's ...
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Can my parents, who owned my home, enter it while I'm at work and move me out without any warning?

I was renting a home from my parents when my husband got arrested and went to jail. I had no eviction notice. I am in Tulare County, in the city of Visalia, in California. I was unable to pay my rent ...
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Can sending a single message on social media be considered harassment?

My ex-fiancée sent me a WhatsApp message a few months back to "inform" me that she got married and that I should forget and forgive. What I didn't know back then was that it was her second ...
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Discrimination outside protected characteristics?

I am an avid community user for a paid software. The users buy the software, but not access to support. The company makes a strong use of the friendly community in their product advertisements. The ...
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My friend is being harassed by a non-US citizen and worry he may stalk her here...where to report it? :(

My friend is being horribly stalked and harassed online by a non-US citizen who currently outside of the US, but is causing her & her family serious concern for safety & wellbeing. He appears ...
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What constitutes a threat

Assuming no other details are hidden, and you only have the following facts, would it be enough to classify the case as a reasonable threat? Person A and B are roommates. Person A is upset with ...
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What happens after bugs are found in a private residence? [closed]

I have evidence of being spied on by complete nobodies and weirdly threatened malicious people on the web so I have a bug sweep coming up. What should I do after the technician finds hidden cameras ...
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Is sending the complains to the whole community instead of the Title IX office legal? [duplicate]

A woman received an unwanted "offensive" text message during an official college event from a man: "I am not sure if you are dressing like in a night-club". Although the text ...
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Do women have the upper-hand in harassment or other "woman vs man" cases?

Story 1: A man own a house. His girlfriend had recently moved in and he wanted her out. She refused and called the police, claiming that the man committed violence against her. Also he reported that ...
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The list of "protected characteristics"

I found the following statement about work-place harassment from another stackexchange: If this is the US, in order to qualify as harassment legally, the behavior in question also has to be based on ...
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Can a question of law be taken to a civil court, while not naming a specific defendant? [closed]

There exist known methods of surveilling people within their homes and elsewhere and even harassing them there that provide complete anonymity for the surveillor/harasser. If those means afford such ...
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Can a person start new businesses to compete relentlessly with someone they hate?

Let's take two people, Alice and Bob. Alice offends Bob in some way and Bob is determined to take revenge. He does this by starting new businesses to compete with Alice, e.g. if Alice owns a ...
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Roommate want to take me to small claims court (Maryland)

Long backstory: So one of my roommates is the account holder of the utilities since she lived there since the last lease, and NOT ONCE have my other roommate and I seen a PDF or copy of the owed bills....
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How can it be legal for companies to send me random crap and then demand payment? [duplicate]

(Although I live in Sweden, I think this applies more or less globally.) Numerous times throughout the years, the most recently today, I have received snailmail notifications from the postal office ...
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Does what I describe constitute sexual harassment?

I went to see a therapist for help with my mental health and relationship issues, and after a series of events she spread open her legs in a sexually suggestive manner while telling me I was in a ...
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Are there legal barriers to academic departments in the US choosing to act themselves in cases of sexual harassment or related incidents?

My understanding of Title IX is that it is a federal law that requires, among other organizations, universities, to ensure that women are not denied equal opportunities. In order to ensure ...
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Is newspaper publishing of a defendant's details considered doxing in the United Kingdom?

Does doxing apply to a newspaper that publishes a defendant’s full name and full address (minus the postcode) following a first hearing in the Magistrates Court? Can a defendant who is yet to stand ...
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Do I have a case against my employer? [closed]

In March 2018, the financial advisor I worked with, trapped me in my cubicle and asked me if a lump in his groin area made his pants fit tighter. While pressing his pants down to show me the lump, he ...
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Is it mandatory for Evidential Test results to be published in the Prosecution Case File?

In harassment cases in England a prescribed Evidential Test must be performed on the prosecution case before deciding to prosecute , as part of the Prosecutor's Code . Logically , the Test results ...
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Would I expose myself to liability by verbally abusing a debt collector?

I recently started receiving calls from a debt collector about a debt that I disputed and refused to pay 13 years ago. All the other debt collectors gave up around 10 years ago. They told me right up ...
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Is the cop right? Is it OK to harass people, but only as long as it's non-sexual?

(The protagonist of this clip, the "bagel guy", went viral recently in someone else's video) In this Youtube video (now removed, Twitter copy) a cop tells him it's not illegal to harass people, but ...
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Can a juror be held in contempt if he/she sexually harasses another juror during a trial?

During a trial, if a juror complains to a judge that another juror has been sexually harassing her/him either inside or outside of the courtroom, can the judge hold this accused juror in contempt of ...
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Contesting a harassment injunction and university action years later

Two members of the same university are in a relationship that goes sour. She very suddenly files an injunction against harassment, requiring him not to come within 100 yards of her or try to make ...
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How to list unknown company using fake Caller ID info in a complaint?

We've been suffering nuisance and harassing calls from one (or more) unknown companies going back to about 2008 or 2010 or so. Online searches does not reveal the owners of the number, and Verizon ...
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Diet drugs mailed out?

I received 2-90 day packages of diet pills in the mail. They were not ordered by me. I was not charged (yet) but the packing slip showed $104.50 as cost. There was an account set up with this company ...
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Help regarding revenge site/cyberstalking/cybersquatting [closed]

I am a victim of cyberstalking and cybersquatting by an ex. After I terminated our very short 3 month relationship, this person contacted my significant other, my separated spouse (unwanted, and they ...
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Is Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 applicable for a person Scheduled Cast or Scheduled Tribe itself?

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. I want to know if this act is applicable against who disrespecting own family members who is come under Scheduled Cast or ...
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Fraud by private hostel management

I am a college passout student who is doing his internship in a company for 3 month and was in need of a place to stay for this period. I took shelter in a private hostel where I was made to sign a ...
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