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Which has right of way: a funeral procession or a stopped school bus?

In Massachusetts, I recently witnessed a funeral procession going one way on a road. In the other direction on the road was a school bus that stopped opposite the middle of the funeral procession and ...
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Are maps from the Massachusetts State Transportation Library in the public domain?

MBTA is the transit agency for Greater Boston, Massachussetts, USA. The website for the Massachusetts State Transportation Library contains many old MBTA maps and other transit-related items. A user ...
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Can one use evidence obtained in NY in an MA court - specifically about wiretapping laws

New York is a one-party consent state. This means that only one party must consent to the recording of an in-person or telephone conversation. It is an E felony under New York's wiretapping law to ...
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Where does the money from speeding tickets go in Massachusetts?

I have noticed a significant drop in both local speed traps and predatory cruising by state police in Massachusetts. At a number of well-known speed trap locations I have not seen a car in many years. ...
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Can I legally wear a facekini in US beaches?

Can I legally wear a facekini on beaches in the United States? I am asking as there are sometimes regulations that prevent individuals from wearing some types of clothes (e.g., anti-mask laws). I ...
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Do doctors have the legal responsibility to inform the patient of services not covered by the insurance in the USA?

I wonder whether doctors have the legal responsibility to inform the patient of services not covered by the insurance in the USA. https://craighospital.org/resources/you-and-your-doctor-rights-and-...
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Do You Have to Identify Yourself to Police if Suspected of Underage Drinking? [MA, U.S.]

I was doing some reading on the laws relating to this, and I can't seem to get a clear answer. According to this source https://www.mattmlaw.com/blog/2013/04/underage-drinking-convictions-can-be-...
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Are police reports public records?

Are police reports public records? For example, if I know about a crime, either through first hand knowledge or a news article, and I request in writing the police report on the crime, do I have a ...
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Repair obligations in Massachussets house lease

I am reading the language for a lease. This specific provision stood out to me as potentially significant: Subject to applicable law, Tenant shall keep and maintain the Leased Premises and all ...
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Can a car's infotainment system, or Android Auto, be used while driving as a minor in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, the law is that minors cannot use electronic devices. It's not really clear what this involves though. It sounds like I cannot mount my phone to the dashboard and use it that way, ...
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Kids climbing fence to pass through yard - homeowner's liablity?

Suppose a property owner does not mind if children, say aged 11 to 13, climb over their fence to use their property as a shortcut. What would their liability be if one of these children hurt ...
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If a medical provider refers a patient to another medical provider/business, do they have to disclose any financial interest they may have?

If a medical provider refers a patient to another medical provider or medical business (e.g., an imaging lab), do they have to disclose to the patient any financial interest they may have in the ...
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How to confer residency rights without tenancy?

I am buying a large house which has an existing owner who is a very old man and I would like to give him the right to continue to live in the house, but not have the same rights as a tenant (exclusive ...
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Identify court that issued a warrant?

If a person or business gets searched and the police do not provide the owner of the place with a copy of the warrant, then the searchee has the problem of determining what court or judge issued the ...
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Citation when trying to go to the mechanic to fix the flat tire

I was in Massachusetts and had flat tires and was going to the mechanic to fix them. The police gave me a citation for "negligent operation of vehicles". I would appreciate your advice whether it is ...
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