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Conflict between a religious belief that accounts for the existence of transgender people vs. one that doesn't

Country: US State: Michigan Example: Ann belongs to a denomination that accepts the existence of transgender people as what they claim they are. Ann starts a company that grows to over 25 employees,...
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Legal status of corporate nondiscrimination policies

I work for an organization that has a standard nondiscrimination policy. They state that they are an Equal Opportunity Employer and list about 20 protected classes on the basis of which they ban ...
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Prevent lawsuit from slip on ice

I am a homeowner and water tends to pool on my sidewalk. In the winter months, I do the best I can to remove the ice, but there's so much of it that it's difficult to control. Am I liable if someone ...
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Is the following nondiscrimination policy itself discriminatory against Christians? [on hold]

Country: US State: Michigan Situation: I work for a large employer in Michigan. We have over 10,000 employees total. My employer bans discrimination on the basis of an incredibly long list of ...
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Car insurance and liability in Michigan

Insurance typically follows the car and not the driver, which means other licensed drivers can use your car. However, and I'm aware this is policy dependent, insurers generally do not allow for ...
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Can my parents from MI gift me a car in MD? What is the cheapest way of dealing with it?

I live in Maryland(MD) and my parents just bought a car for me in Michigan(MI). However first I don't have a title claim on the car let alone an insurance. Is it possible for me to get a temporary ...
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Does Jennifer Granholm's 'Perfect Game' proclamation carry any actual weight?

On June 3, 2010, in response to The Almost Perfect Game, then-governor Granholm issued a proclamation, that reads, in part: Now, Therefore, be it Resolved that I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of ...
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How long can a store hold your items?

I went to a home improvement store to return an item without a receipt. They kept the item and said they needed to investigate where and when I purchased it. How long can they hold my items without ...
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University dorm serving meat with vegetarian food

I'm a college student and a vegetarian. I've noticed in the last year and a half that the dining hall department sometimes serves vegetarian food on the same platter as meat food, and I let the staff ...
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What is the legal status of refusing to hire or work with gay employees in the workplace?

Let us say you found out somehow that an employee is gay. Maybe he mentioned his husband, the way many men talk about their wives. ("Any plans this weekend?" "I'm going to see my husband's family." ...
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Car Loan Company not providing pay statements

The relevant jurisdiction is Michigan. How often must a large loan company deliver statements of account? When a statement on an auto loan has not been received in some time (several months) and one ...
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(When) are police required to identify themselves?

It was my understanding that when a citizen asks for an officer's name and badge number, they're required to provide it to you (in Michigan). Is there a law pertaining to this? If so, is it only the ...
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What can I do if someone posts nude pictures of me on the Internet?

I live in Michigan and my ex girlfriend lives in Indiana. She took a picture of me fully nude and we broke up. I guess someone got her phone and now they are posting nude pictures of me to people I ...
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Question about Landlord Responsibility to Mitigate Damages in Michigan

I am paying $1206 a month in rent and will break my lease with 14 months left. My landlord wants to charge me $190 times the 4 months for what they call a "Concession". Furthermore they want to ...
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Maximum penalty for breaking residential lease in Michigan?

I live in Michigan and I am breaking my lease to move to Maryland. I current pay around $1200 a month. According to the document I signed, I have to remain in the apartment for 6 months, then give ...
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Is there any common rider for ensuring appliance and water upkeep in an apartment building?

We are about to sign a 12-month upper-income lease with a large apartment building in Michigan. We have seen some past reviews that worry us about maintenance issues once we move in. One was even ...
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Notice of possible eviction, no reason given and notice doesn't follow state law [closed]

I'm 19 had a roommate (older brother) who split rent with me on our apartment. Couple months go by and they decided to get 2 cats (sent me a text while I'm at work because apparently my opinion doesn'...
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questions about COBRA

I worked for a small business for 2.5 years. I recently resigned and put in my two weeks. I was told to clean out my desk and leave immediately. The business is in Michigan, USA and employs 7 people. ...
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Registering car cosigned by another person who lives in another state

I am currently renting and working in the state of Illinois. However, I was thinking about buying a car and having my dad who lives in Michigan cosign for it. I still consider my "permanent address" ...
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Is it permissible by law to charge tenants for additional roommates?

Preface: I plan to purchase a single family home and rent it out to university students. Originally, it was expected that there would be one student per room (as communal areas would be sized ...
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Is there tax in Michigan for packaged food (steaks) sold door to door?

I had some guys come to my door last week to sell some frozen steaks in vacuum packages. They said they would have to charge tax on the retail value. Is this correct?
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Renting in Michigan former tenant and rental agreement

I bought a house in Saint Clair Shores. Closing took place 10/1/2018. I’m friends with the previous owner, who had a tenant. We agreed that she could continue to rent for a couple months. I drafted a ...
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Under what circumstances do you have to report the income of your LLC for the state of Michigan and how often?

Under what circumstances you have to report the income of your LLC and how often in the state of Michigan? I have a friend with a business license operating an LLC in Michigan and he told me that he ...
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Can I lend my car to a friend and leave my handgun under the seat in a cabled lockbox?

I’m in Michigan, I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and I keep it in a combination lockbox under the driver seat. The lockbox is cabled to the seat. Is it legal for a friend or family member ...
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What specific criteria must a custom built vehicle meet in order to drive on public roads?

Assuming in the state of Michigan, I have seen this Secretary of State web page on assembled vehicles, however, the two forms attached (BFS-72) and (TR-54) seem very basic and non-technical for the ...
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Is it legal to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck?

A few years ago a police officer told me it’s not legal for me to ride in the bed of a pickup truck (this is in Michigan and I was well over 18 years old). He “let it go” because it was a short ride ...
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Landlord Asking Me to Pay for Weather Damage

I live in an old building in Kalamazoo, Mi and a few weeks ago we had a bad storm with high winds. I was not home at the time but the wind caught one of my windows (that swing out on a hinge) and ...
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Are schools required to disclose accurate results of random drug searches?

I go to a school which has a serious problem with underage vape usage. The police sometimes conducts random drug searches, and after every search, parents are informed via email. Each email has ...
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Interpretation of lease automatic renewal terms

We have a disagreement between a business/commercial landlord and tenant over the renewal terms of the lease agreement. It is written as: "The term commences on the commencement date and expires ...
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Does the freedom of information act allow for bulk data requests?

The freedom of information act in my state (Michigan) seems to be written in a way that favor's "per record" requests. However, in order to show a trend in one direction or another bulk data must be ...
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Rear end collision in icy conditions

I was driving on a 2 lane undivided road in the left lane. The speed limit was 45, and due to slippery conditions I was going 30, with a 7-8 car length gap in front of me. I saw the vehicle in front ...
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Refund when resident dies in assisted living - with particular contract terms

A General Hypothetical Situation: An elderly individual is in an assisted living facility and passes away within the first week of a month. The individual's family seeks a pro-rated refund for the ...
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Quit claim deeds Michigan

My wife and I are separated. We both hold title to a house with a mortgage (in both our names) on it. The house is in Michigan. She left in 2015 and lives out of state. My son(23) and I live in the ...
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Michigan - Local coffee shop adding sales tax on a wrapped food item they didn't make or prepare

I frequent a local coffee place. I normally pay with a credit card, but had cash today and used it. I was charged $2.11 for a food item that was listed for $1.99. This item is prepared and packaged by ...
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How to prove noise cause Constructive Eviction

I live in a building which was constructed in the 1930's in Lansing, MI. I live in the back half of the building on the ground floor. My bedroom wall neighbors a tattoo shop and there is another ...
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In Michigan, are cough drops a taxable item?

In Michigan, are cough drops taxable? I was told they are seen as candy, and therefore not taxed. I just purchased some and was charged tax. Also, I was told bagged ice is a taxable item. Is this true?...
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Lease: Rent increase legal?

The sections below are verbatim from the lease. Paragraph 3. Lease Term. The initial term of the Lease Contract begins on the 17th day of August, 2015, and ends on the 16th day of November, 2016. ...
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what is the process for overturning a Michigan Supreme Court ruling?

It occurred to me that a long-standing Michigan Supreme Court ruling might possibly be incorrect; the case involves interpreting the Michigan Constitution [although, as pointed out below, this ...
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Vandalism, or free speech?

I'm in Michigan. There are a few scenarios. I hang a sign by a string to a person's car I attach a sticker to the window of a car Using washable window paint, I draw on a car window. Are any of ...
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Gpg signature document

The following is a hypothetical question only. If a hypothetical person (living in Michigan) signs a paper document with both their signature and gpg key stating the key is valid as their signature, ...
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Are there any restrictions regarding the use of a GPS device while driving a car in the U.S

More specifically, are there any distinctions between using a smartphone, dedicated GPS device, or a built-in system (similar to the car radio), while driving (i.e. car in motion on a public road), ...
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Can I legally break my lease without repercussion if my apartment is in disrepair?

I recently rented a basement apartment, since I got there I noticed things wrong with it: Massive amount of spiders No light or railing on the staircase Kitchen light sometimes does not work fridge ...
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Question about a ticket cost

Last week I was issued a ticket for "Operating Vehicle While Texting/Reading/Typing". It was a bs ticket since I had just pulled out of a parking lot and was merely plugging my phone in to charge it. ...