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Giving N9 form to Landlord in One year fixed term Ontario [closed]

I live in a condo unit and took lease 6 months back (Dec 2019) for 1 year and it ends in Nov 2020. In April 2nd i spoke to my landlord and sent him an email to inform my decision to vacate the unit ...
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parol evidence rule v. plain meaning rule

I saw this paragraph {"[a] clear conceptual division would treat the plain meaning rule as about interpreting the provisions of contracts, and the parol evidence rule as about establishing what count ...
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Does installing or removing software legally constitute modifying a device?

The terms of service for my bank's mobile banking include this: USER MOBILE BANKING SECURITY RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure the Mobile Device is updated with the latest system software provided by ...
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Liability and Responsibility what is the importance of the distinction in common Law

In Civil Law( legal system) there is no distinction between Liability and Responsibility. One can only seek(judicially) the cessation of an illegal act if they have suffered damages. One can only ...
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Is there a difference between the terms “duty” and “obligation”? [migrated]

I know only the German terms. There, Pflicht and Verbindlichkeit are not 100% the same but 99% percent of the time used interchangeably.
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Is it allowed to sell alcohol in food delivery apps?

Recently I have finished my food delivery app, my business has food restaurants for now, but some business contacted me and asked to me if I can sell alcohol. Please, don't get me wrong, I'm against ...
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Are products made from illegal software also illegal?

Say a piece of software was aquired, and used, completely illegally, like a license key was hacked online or something, and many other products (say, for example, videos) were made with this illegal ...
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Is it illegal to use an unsupported version of software, without a license key?

there is this particular computer program, that I [possibly, for legal purposes can't say for sure] may have downloaded, well, "illegally", a.k.a., they require a license key to get the full version, ...
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Offering a free service (SaaS) via website as a personal individual person in Germany for everybody (global)

Want to offer a free service to scan code via my website (Software as a Service - SaaS) . It will be free for now, run as a individual in Germany to be used globally (anybody in the world). Hosted on ...
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Meaning of “the approval of First Mortgagees holding mortgages on Units…”

I've been a condo association President for a couple of years now and I keep finding older residents that have come up with their own interpretations over the years, so if something isn't clear, I do ...
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Can RescueTime sell derived data?

Me and my friend were discussing privacy concerns regarding the use of a activity tracking application - Rescuetime. It's privacy policy says, We will never sell, rent, or otherwise share your ...
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Difference between terms and clauses in a contract

I'm new to legal terminology used in contracts. I'm trying to understand the difference between terms of a contract and clauses of a contract. All the sites have referred so far provide no clear ...
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Will Stack Exchange EU terms still apply to Britain now that BREXIT has finished?

Background Information Britain has recently finished BREXIT (after years of painstaking decision making about pretty much nothing) and I was wondering whether Stack Exchange's EU specific terms still ...
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What does “Materially Non responsive” mean? [closed]

A question is posed and an answer is supplied. If the response does not actually answer the question, is this what is meant by materially non-responsive?
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What's the difference between gross negligence and criminal negligence?

What's the difference between gross negligence and criminal negligence? A simple example that would show the difference would be appreciated.
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Term for an action leading to something else

I am looking (searches so far not successful) for a term that describes this type of scenario: A teen puts a nail against the tire of a parked car as a prank. It leads to an accident that results in ...
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Term for reviewing a legal document describing procedures to see if they match those procedures implemented in a computer system?

I was just reviewing some legal documents which need updated to describe procedures implemented in a computer system to see if they match. Is there a legal term to describe this action?
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Term for reading a legal document describing procedures and implementing those procedures in a computer system?

I was just reading some legal documents which described procedures which would be implemented in a computer system. Is there a legal term to describe this action?
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How to call the 'agrement' of a user accepting an action or risk?

I am planning a software management solution of storing the user accepted agreements for some of my applications. I have Terms of use and Privacy policies for every app and I want to store them in a ...
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Are the abbreviations “IANAL” and “TINLA” legally valid substitutes for their full forms?

tl;dr: I've often seen the disclaimer "I am not a lawyer" abbreviated as "IANAL". And I've often seen the disclaimer "this is not legal advice" abbreviated as "TINLA". Is it legally just as ...
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What is the legality of an lawsuit filed against a foreign national in California

There was an NDA signed between an Individual Residing in India (Entity A) and Company based in San Jose, California (Entity B). Due to perceived breach of confidentiality agreement a cease and desist ...
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Are “de facto independence” and “de jure independence” really international law terms?

I have seen a certain factions of Taiwan independence supporters claiming that Taiwan's current status is "de facto independence" and only needs to formally declare independence to make its status "de ...
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Start a business out of my house selling coffee

I want to start a business where I charge people to use my living room, wifi. They can leave a tip for any of my coffee that they drink. Is there a legality issue with this?
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What can I do legally to a friend of a friend who returned items damaged? Or stole them?

I'm leaving some things (a suitcase and a computer) with a friend of a friend for a month, so I don't really know the person too well. I have some sketchy feelings about leaving my stuff with them ...
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What is Legal Theory? I am asking for its concept, its definition by some Oxbridge or Ivy League Legal Dictionary

People talk about Legal Theory and I do not understand what it is. The Theory Part. In Physics, Chemisty, Geology, Economy, Sociology... Theory is an explanation of a phenomenon( why it occurs and ...
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What does O/C stand for?

The abbreviation or notation O/C appears in many references to legal proceedings in Georgia, such as: "O/C Theft by Taking" and "O/C Driving While License Suspended". What does O/C stand for or mean? (...
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Copying job ads from top brands

Is it illegal to copying job posting from top brand's websites ie: Facebook, Google, Amazon, TCS, Tesla, SpaceX etc? Such brands always post open job position: Is it illegal to spider/crawl or ...
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Wave Broadband service refusal

and thank you for your time, I have a question in terms of the legality of a dispute between wave and myself. My grandma is displaying the signs of altzheimers so my girlfriend and myself moved in ...
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What happens if I don’t not receive a copy of my auto loan documents? Is that a violation of TILA? Do I have grounds for a lawsuit?

I recently purchased a vehicle and after signing all of the paperwork, the finance manager said that I would receive all of my loan documents in the mail the following month. Almost two months have ...
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What does “exclusion of the defence of continuation of the offence” mean?

Could you please explain what this clause (from an employment contract) might mean: For every case of culpable violation of the obligation of confidentiality stipulated in section xx, the ...
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Is it advisable for a person write his own contract if he is good in english but don't know legal jargon?

A lawyer scared me by saying, yes you can right your own contract but chances are most of your clauses won't hold in court cause you don't know legal jargon. However, I know english and my english is ...
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How to interpret or parse this confusing 'NOT' and 'AND' legal clause

In the following legal clause: They shall not confer the right to attend any meeting of members and to exercise one vote for every share held. Does the NOT negates both ANDs as in: They shall ...
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Lawful vs legal [duplicate]

My understanding is lawful is the spirit of the law and legal is the letter of the law. Is this correct? If so then if you have to break the letter of the law to fulfill the spirit of the law would ...
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The use of “free” vs “at no additional cost”

Twitch's page on using Twitch Prime Subscriptions describes how to use your Twitch Prime membership to subscribe to a streamer for free. Step 2 states the following in reference to the text on the ...
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What is a leading question?

What constitutes a leading question? Until recently, I assumed it was the same as a "loaded question" in a casual context, like a question in a push polls designed to bias the answer. But through ...
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What's the difference between inquisitorial and adversarial systems?

This question was inspired by this answer while trying to learn the difference between common and civil law. Two questions: What's the difference between an inquisitorial system and an adversarial ...
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Categories of US law

Considering US law (federal, state and local), are there any laws which fall outside of the following categories (pulled from Wikipedia)? Criminal Law Tort Law Contract Law Property Law ...
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What does “in the course of” mean?

I'm trying to decipher the Proprietary Rights section of a contract I've been asked to sign. Does "in the course of providing services" mean "during the same time as providing services" or "for the ...
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What does “residence of temporary character” mean

The protective covenants and restrictions section on the deed of a house has a clause stating: No trailer, basement, garage, barn, or other outbuildings erected on this property shall at any time ...
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What is apostille attestation?

I was looking for higher education in Europe, I got to know that I need to legalize my documents by doing apostille. I'm from India, what is the process of getting such attestation?
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What is the distinction between “reduce” and “suspend” in the context of government action?

I am curious about the distinction between the term "reduce" and "suspend" in the context of government action, specifically as to whether or not the term reduce would require permanence. For example: ...
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Is web scraping legal without authentification?

I am currently learning how to web scrape the web and I encountered a major problem. It seems that every website has some part of its terms of use talking about web scraping being strictly prohibited....
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What does “rejection of an arbitration provision mean”?

Chase Bank/JP Morgan Chase recently added a provision to their terms for cardholders about arbitration. So customers are receiving notices about this change, but at the bottom of the notice, it says ...
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Does the user get affected if they buy an item that says “Not for Individual resale?” in the U.A.E?

So, my mom bought me an item that says it was not for Individual resale and I started to worry that it’s illegal here in the U.A.E. Is it though?
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What is meant by exclusive jurisdiction?

For example from lawinsider emphasis mine Forum Selection. Any litigation based hereon or arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, may be brought and maintained non-...
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After a lease is signed, do the things said in emails become nul and void, or are they relevant in a dispute?

Before moving to a new town, I was in contact with a landlord about renting an apartment from her. In the emails, I specifically requested a month to month lease as I did not want to commit to a year, ...
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What does 'attach costs' mean?

Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 495. If a judge awards claimant nominal damages, this means the defendant lost and must pay costs. Thus I'd guess 'attach' to mean 'impose' or 'award'?...
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What is the legal standard which would make a request to investigate “improper”?

On May 3rd, 2019, Kamala Harris tweeted: I'm calling on the DOJ Inspector General to investigate whether the White House improperly ordered or pressured Barr to investigate the president's ...
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What are the legal repercussions of dosing somebody?

I have a strong suspicion somebody is dosing(I'm not going to get into the exact drugs listed) people at a bar/restaurant I attend. What is the best legal course of action that can be taken? What ...
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How does a 'covenant' differ from a [1] 'promise' [2] 'contract'?

I'm discombublated why none of my contract law textbooks define 'covenant' when they use it many times, including Anson's Law of Contract (2016 30 ed) and Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (...

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