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Questions tagged [legal-terms]

Use this when questioning the meaning of legal terms.

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Can a charge such as Assault be both Aggravated and Extenuating? [closed]

Say, like assault with intent to commit seriously bodily harm, but making precautions as to prevent the victims death? Say like driving them and dropping them off at the hospital? That I reckon ...
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Addressing UK magistrate as “My Lord”

Is it legal to call a magistrate “My lord”?
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Why is 'give effect' used so often, rather than 'effect[uate]'?

I'm aware of the difference between the verbs "affect" and "effect", and refer to the latter. Why use "give effect", when it can be substituted with a one-word synonym like "effect" or "effectuate" ? ...
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Creative commons for erotic purpose

I am a young writer and I need free photos of girls's body ( so with faces covered ) for the cover of my erotic book similar to 50 shades of grey. Can I use the photos of flickr under this licence ...
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Are 'no contra proferentem' clauses enforceable?

Are 'no contra proferentem' clauses enforceable? It seems the point they exist is to increase fairness and removing them would inherently make contracts less fair. Also, is there another name from ...
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What are the rights a owner can do with an island?

Suppose, I have enough money to purchase a big island near Hawaii. After I purchased, I started to make some changes, such as: Changing the name of the Island. Build an airport. Build some houses for ...
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Automatic Renewal Contract / Contract Law - Licensee Cancels before Expiration Date, but not within 30 day period

Has this turned into contract law - can the licensee cancel the upcoming auto-renewal? Licensee entered into a multi-year software usage contract with Licensor. The software license is a straight ...
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What does 'duty to devote full time' mean?

In a work contract there is the following term Duty to Devote Full Time The Employee agrees to devote full-time efforts, as an employee of the Employer, to the employment duties and ...
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What is the difference between “private” and “confidential”?

It is often stated on the envelope of bank statements, or certain email messages: Private and Confidential Presumably, "Private" and "Confidential" are two different legal terms, hence the need to ...
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When a law specifies that documents should be available for examination at “convenient times”, for which party should it be convenient?

Michigan Compiled Law, CONDOMINIUM ACT (EXCERPT) Act 59 of 1978 Section 559.157 covers books, records, contracts, and financial statements; examination; audit or review; opt-out of requirements of ...
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What should I add behind the Trade Name for my Sole Proprietorship?

I am registered as a Sole Proprietorship in India to do business. I have provided a Trade Name eg. ABC So I have 2 questions: In my Terms of Service and any other legal document can I use the Trade ...
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How to mention other website as the Product or Service in other website's terms?

Let's say I have a Billing website(1st website) for clients where a client makes an account and buys a plan. Then what I do is create a website(2nd website) for that client's shop where his employees ...
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What are the differences between particulars, facts, and information?

In this tax rule, in some places information sharing is legalised/allowed where on the other places particulars sharing is legalised/allowed and elsewhere facts sharing is allowed though in some ...
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What is the difference between contract, deed and covenant?

What is the difference between a contract, deed and a covenant?
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Can I call myself a “A Spiritual Counselor Practioner?”

So let's say I would like to give life advise to people that is spiritually based. If I make it clear I am not a licensed Therapist or Psychologist. Is this acceptable?
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Isn't 'confidentiality' misnamed, when it's not confidential compared to solicitor-client privilege?

Though for Canadian law, Robin Nobleman JD (Osgoode) spotlights that: This difference means that while all communications between a lawyer and his/her client are confidential, not all ...
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Terms for torts committed under theory of promissory estoppel?

The promissory estoppel doctrine allows an injured party to recover on a promise upon which he relied, and then suffered a loss as a result. ... All that must be proven is that a promise was made, and ...
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Software Startup Legal Consulting [closed]

I was curious how important it is for a software startup to seek legal council during the fundraising/growth stages. Basically, I don't want to be up a creek if we have some data breach or hack. How ...
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“authorized as incorporated”? the difference between class and series of shares?

1 As a result of four two-for-one stock splits on the Common Stock effective October 20, 1989, May 15, 1992, August 22, 1997 and May 21, 2004, the number of shares of Series A ESOP Convertible ...
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'payable in like kind'? 'non-electing' shares?

each share of Series B Preferred Stock shall, by virtue of such transaction and on the same terms as apply to the holders of Common Stock, be converted into or exchanged for the aggregate amount ...
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interpretation of an article

The term "Common Stock" as used in this Appendix B means the Company's Common Stock without par value, as the same exists at the date of filing of the Amendment to the Company's Amended Articles ...
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difference between 'assigned' and 'endorsed' in this context?

Each such notice of redemption shall be irrevocable and shall specify the date that is the redemption date, the redemption price, the number of Shares to be redeemed, the place or places of ...
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Marketing using GMail [closed]

I purchased a database of bulk emails. Now, planning to make some profit from it. Can I use Gmail as my marketing mail id and send advertisements? Is this Legal?
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Legalities on summarizing the content of publishers and publishing to our app for readers

We have built a technology which gets trending things happening on internet from publishers like techcrunch, bbc, time of India and many more leading publishers. Then it summarizes the content of the ...
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Which has precedence, a purchase policy or an invoice's payment terms?

If an online company has a posted policy that says your payment is due on the second of every month, but send you an invoice with terms of net 30 and a due date of the thirtieth, is the invoice date ...
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How to postpone a hearing? First appearance. (NY) (Family Law)

Would you please inform me of the/a proper and respectful procedure for having a hearing postpones or rescheduled? I would like more time to prepare for a family court case in which I intend on ...
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Question about NDA Term

I am currently reviewing our company's NDA templates and came across the following term: This Agreement shall remain effective for six (6) months from the Effective Date. All obligations of the ...
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Child Arrangements Order non-biological relative living arrangements

I have been granted a UK Child Arrangements Order for a child who is not biologically related to live with me. By Virtue of this order (Childrens Act 1989, Section 12, Paragraph 2) I have been granted ...
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When does a cogeneration plant feed power to the net, according to the german KWK-G 2015?

§7 (1) of the current german KWK-G (Law concerning co-generation plants) makes a huge difference for power fed into the grid, or not. Say an installation consumes 150-200 kW contiually, and operates a ...
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Mistake of Law: Requisite of Intent - Distinguishing Nuance

Background: I am not a law student, I am a graduate student in mathematics who intermittently enjoys reading about law because I find it axiomatic, deductive and occasionally creative - similar to ...
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What is the legal interpretation of “As satisfied by” in this passage?

I had a difficulty understanding the meaning of "as satisfied" in the following sentence: references in these Regulations to any requirement for any document to be written, in writing, to be ...
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Is the formalism “I put you on notice” important, in UK law, or can a less formal wording be equivalent?

Example case: a high value car specialist/expert sold me a car with a serious defect they should have known of and disclosed (such as past accident history) while warranting the condition was good/...
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How are terms in poor English enforced?

I was contacted by this phone company, who are trying to sell their service to me. They say that if I purchase a $19.95 credit on their phone plan, then I can get some discounts; also the $19.95 will ...
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What is the precise number of black racial groups of Africa? [closed]

Revisions to the Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity; Notices Federal Register / Vol. 62, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 1997 / Notices, Page 58789 at ...
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How can clicking on “I agree with …” have any legal weight?

Many times you have to agree with some conditions or terms on website by checking the "I agree" checkbox or clicking some button. Or this - we are working on an agreement email for our client - our ...
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Is it legal to host a vpn server? Am I responsible for my random users' activity? [duplicate]

I want to host a VPN server in Paris. I will use VPN Gate server service which is powered by community. When I deploy their VPN server service I get about 40 users within minutes which is good. So ...
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How long can my girlfriend stay over at my place despite not being on the lease?

I have recently signed a new lease and moved into my new place. The place I have moved in is a unit in an apartment complex. The manager of the complex told me I cannot have guests for more than 14 ...
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Legal Meaning of “Embarrassing”

A while ago on English.SE TimLymington posted: For what it's worth, embarrassing is a term of art in the British courts, meaning 'impossible to prove or disprove (and so having no place in a ...
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Copying documentation and images from apache2 license

I am software developer and I wrote framework that is based on the same concepts as framework that is available in different language. This framework is under Apache2 License and I want to copy big ...
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Legal syntax question in the Canadian Copyright Act

I have a question about legal syntax. This is a segment from the canadian copyright act. It seems to me that a notice can be sent to a person described in (a and b) or to a person described in (a and ...
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Investigative charges

I had some charges against me in 2015. One is nolle prosse and the other says investigative charges. What does this mean? From my understanding nolle prosse means the charges were dropped is that ...
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Is “including but not limited to” dangerous?

I am looking for opinions about the phrase, "including but not limited to". Yes, I know that it's commonly used, but is it dangerous to the person signing the contract. For example, consider "You may ...
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Cause of Action vs Merits of the Case

From: Small Claims Court: Procedure and Practice (4th edn., 2017) p. 84 Top defines cause of action as: the factual and legal grounds for seeking a remedy from a court p. 141 Bottom defines ...
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can I get sued without accepting EULA

I plan publishing information in an article about Software which is the result of people reverse engineering the software. The author of the software has been attempting to sue people who made use of ...
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What's the difference between an accessory and an accomplice?

What are the definition of each and what exactly is the difference?
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Is it fine to store files subjected with copyright privately on Google Drive?

So I'm using educational version of G Suite which got unlimited Google drive space, and I've heard my administrator told me if you put things subjected with copyright and without owner (copyright ...
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judicial deference

I was reading about judicial deference and it discusses about how the courts can defer their decision to another party (i.e., legislative or executive branch). Is that just another way of punting the ...
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What is the type of a contract where one party of the contract promises to pay in the future?

I'm searching for the name of a contract where one party of the contract promises to pay or perform in the future for monies, labor, goods, services etc. When Debtor receives what they want, all ...
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What does it mean that acts of independent significances can validate a pour-over will?

Apparently there are three ways to validate a pour-over will. The first is incorporation by reference to a trust. The second method is something called acts of independent significance. I read a few ...
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Are the terms “stipulate” and “determine” interchangable in legal texts?

Are "stipulate" and "determine" interchangeable? Can I say, "the Government Regulation is determined by the Presidential Decree", for instance, or simply use "stipulated" instead? I read on the ...