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Do any English legal terms lack clear translations into other languages?

I am looking for correct translations of English legal terms. Any language is welcome as target language, but let me ask just for French. (Maybe somebody from Canada knows very well and can help ...
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Is it legal that I use Windows 10 without activating it?

I want to use microsoft Windows as my OS but I don't want to buy it after the Windows trial time expires. According to the microsoft licenses: Is it legal that I use Windows 10 for years without ...
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Does the “general public” include business entities?

Specifically regarding securities laws in the United States, there is often terminology that says: ... must not be marketed to the general public... The definition of "marketed" I understand and ...
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Accept vs Agree

In a contract, is there a difference between "accepting the terms and conditions" versus "agreeing to the terms and conditions"?
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Legal basis for distancing from internet services

Our private team of gamers has a small gaming community. In order to increase our reach of people and to let our community grow, we do provide some users with free Minecraft servers, as well as ...
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Is the phrasing in a lease important? e.g. “not allowed” vs “must not” vs “shall not”

I asked the question about legalese and it seems the important part is that the parties' intents are communicated clearly. I've noticed in property leases there are quite a few different styles of ...
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Am i allowed to share a photo of Apple Maps

I am developing a iphone application, and I want to know if I am allowed to share a map screenshot (photo) of a area that has my custom draings on it. I am using Apple Maps, and I want the user to be ...
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Drafting for unofficial startup ownership

I have an advisor in my startup that I would like to get 1% anti-diluted ownership. However, because the company hasn't yet been incorporated, I can't actually issue out any shares. However, to make ...
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Why are magisterial judges not addressed with “your majesty?”

Magisterial judges tend to be lower-level judges, but court officers (e.g., lawyers) still address them as "your honor." It seems, given the title of their office, that "your majesty" would be the ...
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Step child if I am no longer married to the child's parent. How can it be?

I'm reading instructions to U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOQlh2d2EbQ&feature=youtu.be, http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Diversity-Visa/DV-...
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How does one ask the court to recuse an attorney due to a perceived conflict of interest?

Is there a legal principle or process that can be used to ask a court in the US - either at the time of filing or during a legal proceeding - to consider recusing an attorney from the opposing side ...
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Are perceived conflict of interests fairly subjective?

Are perceived conflict of interests fairly subjective? What can encourage an attorney to recuse themselves from a case or client while another might not? Is a court of law the final authority on what ...
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including vs. including but not limited to

I'm reading over a lease agreement and in one page a passage reads, "...including, but not limited to, [list]" while on a later page another passage reads, "...including [list]." Normally I would ...
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Is this a case of being able to ask for a writ of mandamus?

Is this a case of being able to ask for a writ of mandamus from district court? Person A has Neighbor B who owns several dogs that bark beyond the statutory limits in city code. Person A has filed ...
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Difference between subletting, assigning and subleasing?

When a person signs something agreeing to rent a space for a given amount of time, what's the difference between the person subletting, assigning and subleasing the space? One particular thing I'm ...
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Ownership percent change if co-founder gets funding from family [closed]

I recently had a business agreement with my co-founder to split our business 70-30. 70% for me and 30% for my co-founder. We filed the LLC and two days ago my co-founder called me and told me that his ...
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What exactly does it mean for a case to be dismissed?

A plantiff did not attend the hearing. Consequently the adjudicator dismissed his case. What does this mean? I roughly understand that it means the defendant is absolved of the charges and that the ...
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Why are there so many youtube to mp4 and mp3 download websites online when it is illegal?

If it is illegal to download videos and audios from youtube due to copyright reasons, why are there so many youtube to mp4 and mp3 download websites online? For example https://freevideotomp3.com//, ...
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What qualifies as “violent” and “assault”?

I was reading the following news: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150719/local/update-3-veteran-actor-john-suda-charged-with-violent-indecent-assault.577272 Essentially a person is being ...
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Legal term for negotiator

For some reason I've been looking for an official term for a person or company (agent?) acting on behalf of other organization (principal?). Example is company A wants to construct a factory in ...
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What does the long underscore in United States case citations stand for?

United States court cases are commonly cited like this: Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015) So... what is "___" here?
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What did Samuel Alito (SCOTUS) mean by “super-legislative” power?

In Obergefell v. Hodges (the recent gay marriage ruling), Samuel Alito writes in his dissent (p. 73 of this PDF containing the electronic opinion): This is a naked judicial claim to legislative—...
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Why 'Solicitor General', and not 'Barrister General'?

In countries with this dichotomy of the legal profession, mostly barristers argue in courts. In the UK, solicitors with Higher Rights of Audience can argue in lower courts. However, if Solicitors ...
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What is stare decisis?

I know in general that stare decisis effectively means that once a court rules on a law that other courts can use that decision when considering their cases. But why is that the case, how is it ...

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