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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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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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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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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 ...
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What is the legal interpretation of “does not bear all of the following”?

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the definition of an abandoned vehicle includes: Motor Vehicle...That is left unattended on or along a highway or other public property for more than forty-...
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What semantic notions underlie 'replevir' with the property tort 'replevin'?

Etymonline: [4.] recovery of goods (by someone) taken from him, upon posting of security," mid-15c., [3.] from Anglo-French replevin (14c.) and Anglo-Latin (13c.) replevina, [2.] from Old ...
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What data can I store in my database from Google Books API?

I am developing an app that makes use of the Google Books API. One of the features is to sort books by title. I am aware of the restrictions on keeping permanent copies of the data retrieved from any ...
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What semantic notions underlie '(equitable) tolling' and the lay meanings of 'toll'?

I quoted this lawyer as seeing use of 'toll' as a noun and verb, educates more than seeing its use as a noun. What connects the lay meanings of 'toll' to the legal definition? What explains this ...
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What does “belief” mean in the context of The Equalities Act 2010?

The Equalities Act of 2010 (applicable in England, Scotland and Wales) says at Section 10 (in part): Belief means any religious or philosophical belief; and a reference to belief includes a ...
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'Factual matrix' vs. 'Fact pattern'

Google revealed a definition of 'Fact Pattern/Situation' (abbreviate to FP) A concise description of all the occurrences or circumstances of a particular case, without any discussion of their ...
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How basic were Senator Kennedy's questions to Matthew Spencer Petersen?

The recent hearing of the candidates for district court judge sparked some media attention as President Trump's candidate, Matthew Spencer Petersen, could not answer (video here) some law-specific ...
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Reasonable interpretation of the term “In connection with” with respect to intellectual property

In the phrase: "You agree that any rights you may have in any intellectual property produced, invented or conceived by you in connection with any of our business whether before or after the date of ...
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Is it legal to attempt to redefine legal terms?

If a term or phrase has a specific (and relevant) legal definition in UK law, can I use it to mean something else, and can I use it to mean something else without first telling the other party what I ...
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Is there a difference between the legal meaning of the term “ordonnance” and “statutory instrument”?

We have currently a debate at the Wikidata Project Chat about whether the term ordonnance (the idea that it's equivalent to the German word Verordnung) and the term statutory instrument have the same ...
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Distributing a free iOS app to Iranian users

I'm an iOS developer and one of my apps is a free app that targets Iranian user. The app is free with no ads. Apple asked me to provide an OFAC License to publish the app: Dear Developer, ...
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KYC (Know Your Customer) Verification Between Two Businesses

I want to add a payment service to an existing business which has already verified its customers (id, proof of address). The service is not like Stripe, because they only abstract the connection with ...
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Is there a difference: “two-sided” vs “bilateral”?

Is there any real difference between "two-sided contracts" and "bilateral contracts"? (And also between "one-sided contracts" and "unilateral contracts"?) After scouring the web, it seems that in ...
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Formal language for victims in criminal cases

Is there a term of art for the "victim" in a criminal case? I've done a bit of searching, but can't really find an accurate answer. Often victims are lumped together with witnesses. The reason that ...
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Greek Mythology symbols and their fair use

I'm making a video game that I will sell on an online website. I want to implement some references to greek mythology like symbols. Am I allowed to implement them and sell my game?
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What does “purported exercise of power” mean?

In the context of indemnification against claims of liability of an office bearer, what is the distinction between "exercise" and "purported exercise" of powers? One definition of "purport": To ...
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What is a Power Of Attorney

I live in the middle east and I have signed up for a developer's account with Microsoft to publish apps on windows store. In order to receive payments, I had to provide the financial details such as '...
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latin expressions in jurisprudence

I'm from Austria, which is a german speaking country. In the german language, in jurisprudence, we have lots of latin terms / expressions, because latin expressions seem to be more exact. Is this ...
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The inner law “overrules” law of a country

I would like to know if there is a term for the following situation/fact: For a certain situation, for a certain country there is a law, and because I live in this country I have to adhere to it. ...
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Meaning: 'set up the breach of warranty in diminution or extinction of the price'

Source: p. 564 Top. I, not the book, bolded. Section 53(4) [of the Sale of Goods Act 1979] also provides: The fact that the buyer has [1.] set up the breach of warranty in [2.] diminution ...
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Inheritance or gift

I got some stock from my family last year. Do I call this as an inheritance from my family? Or a gift from my family? Another way to ask this is: Does inheritance always happen posthumously?
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Is it illegal to upload a movie on facebook and allow only one friend to see it

I believe that it is perfectly legal to buy a movie and watch it at home with a friend. So considering this logic I was thinking about uploading a movie to Facebook as a post and allow only that ...
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Google Translate Voice/Speech used in an app

I have made an app using Google Translates Voice/Speech-functionality in some features. Is it legal use it for commercial purposes?
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Explanation of “habeas corpus”

What body? And who has to have it? For what purpose? And then (it might be obvious once you've answered those questions, but please spell it out anyway) why is habeas corpus so central to the law?
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What can people do to be legally protected while licensing digital products over the internet?

As I've developed develop digital products and teach at an educational organization, I've become increasingly interested in studying the details of the law that effect the modern generations of new ...
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Married to someone who's not american for 7 years without registration. Will I get charged of bigamy if I married somebody else later?

I am a u.s citizen. I got married(We had a wedding with witness) and lived with my ex-wife who's non-u.s citizen for 7 years without registering our marriage in any country. We've never lived in the U....
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Is there any point in having Force Majeure in a contract?

Isn't force majeure statutorily implied in every contract whether or not explicitly stated. Further, is there any point in having a definition of force majeure as "including, but not limited to... - ...
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What does “paid endorsement” mean?

I've seen a lot of YouTuber personalities claim that "this is not a paid endorsement", and I'm wondering if this is just legal phrasing that's akin to answering "Have you ever been convicted of a ...
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In a contract what is the difference between indemnify and defend?

In a contract what is the difference between indemnify and defend? I often see them used together though I believe there is a subtle difference. If party x is to indemnify party y then x can't sue y. ...
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Indemnity to help in another's defense? What does that mean?

I am reading through legal materials, and I came across this line: "We reserve the right to exclusive control over the defense of a claim covered by this clause. If we use this right, you will help ...