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Can minors receive payments from class action lawsuits?

If a minor is included in the class of a class action lawsuit, and the plaintiffs win or the defendant settles, can the minor receive payment? The suit was filed in California (the GitHub Copilot suit)...
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Apportioning a settlement in one case for damages calculation purposes in a second related case

(Sorry this is a bit long, but the question is straightforward. The broad situation described is real, however, although generalised.) Background Alan buys a substantial and valuable income-...
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Is it a tactic to not ask a key question during a deposition?

I know that normally an attorney wil ask the questions they plan to ask at trial at the deposition to reduce the chance for surprises, such as an answer they don't expect. However, suppose there is a ...
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Why doesn't the Cab Rank Rule apply to solicitors in England, Wales, Australia?

I know in Australia, England and Wales, Cab Rank Rule applies to barristers. BUT "Solicitors are generally free to decline to represent whoever they like. They don’t have to give reasons or enter ...
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Can the trial court's jurisdiction over new trial motion be extended by itself on the basis the court "tolled statutory time limit" due to COVID-19?

This is a family court DV case in CA, which a trial was held and both parties prevailed in prosecution but failed in defense. After the trial, a party timely filed a new trial motion seeking a new ...
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Are FULL documents required for discovery or will portions suffice?

Simple question. When supplying documents for discovery must one supply the whole document or just pertinent portions? Example - In dispute is a % or a closing date. The key info is available in a 10-...
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Why do some state courts disallow pleading an exact dollar amount for damages in a complaint?

Some states do, some do not, is there a specific policy reason behind this?
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Can a paratransit company refuse to reimburse you even if you had a medical situation?

I'm asking on behalf of a friend of mine who is not on this site. They are blind and have a guide dog. We are both in Oregon, and we sometimes take the TriMet Lift paratransit service. Last Sunday, ...
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Is a person serving a property owner with notice of a lawsuit excempt from trespassing charges?

If John sues Bob, and he walks past Bob's "POSTED - NO TRESPASSING" sign up to his door to serve him notice of the lawsuit, Bob says "Get off my property!" before realizing why ...
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Have plaintiff allegations in complaint ever been considered slander of title?

Let's say that a business owner A maliciously sues a competing business owner B alleging that business owner B has stolen trade secrets that contained information about business owner A's customers ...
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Can defendant respond to a summons via e-mail?

The plaintiff served a defendant with a summons to pay debt. The defendant filed a written response with the clerk of court in person, but must also send a copy to the plaintiff via mail or in person....
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Potential and comparatively minor second defendant in UK - name as party or join later?

I'm an onlooker in a substantial case in the UK, which has an interesting feature. Legal advice hasn't been sought (but will be), but in the meantime as an onlooker I'm curious about one aspect of the ...
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How can I, as a defendant, convince a court that an attorney is lying to deny post conviction relief?

Defendant, a non-ctizen, pleads guilty to felony. The non-citizen gets a good deal,(probation no jail time) but his attorney does not tell him that he is going to get deported for it. (The state ...
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