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Can your school ban you from sending e-mails? [closed]

My school has banned every student from sending e-mails to each other. I'm not sure if this is a thing that schools are allowed to do or not, but I feel that they shouldn't be able to. Our school is ...
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Can my insurance company find me liable for an auto accident without an explanation?

The accident was a fender-bender, about $3-4K damage to cars, no injuries; police were contacted but did not come, and both parties submitted written accident reports to police afterwards and ...
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Can I live in Ohio for a year while still remaining an Indiana resident?

Say that I live in one state and have everything registered to that state (e.g., car insurance, health insurance, etc.), but I want to move to another state for one year and then come back. Would I be ...
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Legality of an Ohio mariage if the ceremony was outside the state

A friend of mine recently told me an interesting detail about her mariage ceremony. She got her mariage licence in Ohio but they had the ceremony just across the border in another state. Neither of ...
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Do the Ohio sheriffs suing Afroman have any legal standing in their claim of "invasion of privacy and misappropriation of their likenesses" lawsuit?

From this article “Afroman Sued by Sheriffs for Allegedly Profiting from Raid on his Home. Afroman is reportedly being sued by a number of Ohio sheriff deputies for allegedly profiting off the raid ...
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Is chalk a form of graffiti in Ohio?

Just curious because children keep drawing chalk in my neighbor’s and my driveway. I am also curious, do we have the right to regulate street laws on the street we live on?
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Shared Parenting - How intoxicated does a parent have to be to deny visitation?

I'm posting as a guest for anonymity. My ex-wife and I have a shared parenting plan (50/50 time) of our 3 year old son. We live in the US (the state of Ohio) and have been divorced (technically a ...
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Can a state's parole board restrict someone from the ability to see their own children using a condition of no contact with minors?

This would be in Ohio. Does a restriction of "no contact with minors" apply to your own children?
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Can my landlord change the fees agreed upon in my original lease?

My current lease has one price for pet fees. This is different (lower) than what is advertised on my rental unit's website. My landlord wants me to pay the higher price and won't agree to an addendum ...
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Is my landlord required to bring an ungrounded house electrical service up to code?

We recently started renting an older house. We were installing a dryer when we noticed we were getting electric shocks when we touched the back of the dryer while it was plugged in. After some ...
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Startup business what can I deduct in Ohio

Per Ohio law I see that it shows taxable income can be deducted up to $250k. If I have a small startup business and make less than $250k a year as a side business, is it true that this 100% deductible?...
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Are there exceptions for not crossing solid yellow double lines while driving, such as to pass a parked mail vehicle or horsedrawn carriage?

I've noticed that in some scenarios, such as when a mail vehicle (USPS, Amazon, etc.) parks on a road or when a horsedrawn carriage is going really slow, and the road has two lanes for each direction ...
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Legal precedents or process in USA for removal or alteration of land restrictive covenants for a subdivision lot?

Are there any particularly helpful examples or precedent processes of having restrictive covenants lifted or lessened in the USA (specifically Ohio) when a property is still owned by the original land ...
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When driving in Ohio, is it legal to change more than one lane simultaneously?

In some states, it apparently is illegal to make multi-lane changes. For example, a Florida state trooper said that changing multiple lanes at once is against the law: "So, if you are in the far ...
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Should the village compensate for wrong land measurement?

I bought a house 10 years ago. Now, I'm thinking of building a home addition but I'm having some issues. The border of the land doesn't give me enough clearance to make the home addition flash with ...
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When does the state of Ohio consider someone a resident of Ohio?

When someone moves into Ohio, at what point does Ohio law consider them a permanent resident? Are related terms defined by statute, and if so where? (Is this a part of the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio ...
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After buying from a brick & mortar shop they've contacted me to say buying things from them is consent to arbitration. Is this legal?

A few days ago I bought over-the-counter goods from a shop. There was no signature involved in this purchase. I walked up to the counter with off-the-shelf items, was asked for a phone number, paid in ...
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What is considered personal information according to the US law?

As a follow up question from this question a person's name, age, address, parties affiliation are considered public data. I'd like to ask then what is considered personal information? So if there is a ...
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Does a person have legal recourse if a drone is trespassing?

I have a 10 foot privacy fence around my property. There are no trespassing signs on all four sides. One of the neighbors keeps flying a drone over my yard like they are casing the place. Do I have ...
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Are instructions for over-the-counter drugs legally binding?

While it is a crime to use certain drugs or to use prescription drugs in a way not prescribed by your doctor, what about over-the-counter drugs? If, for example, the instructions of an over-the-...
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Can the publication of one's own purported "Principles" constitute criminal fraud?

Our legally-constituted artisans cooperative has been a supplier to 'Fair Trade' retailers since 1975 at an average of 5000usd$/month in product sales. The Fair Trade umbrella organization publishes ...
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Can they legally falsify paternity on an obituary?

My boyfriends daughter died. He is her legal father and by blood, he is on the birth certificate. As well as paternity established. Her mother did the obituary and listed her boyfriend the father/...
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What are the best legal methods to protect one's jewelry designs? [closed]

As handcrafted jewelry producers, our cooperative has created literally thousands of original jewelry designs over the past 30 + years. What would be the most effective and practical ways to protect ...
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Is a desire for vindication a legitimate reason for a lawsuit?

I understate that a judge can often determine a monetary payment for the violation of a law. But, what if the primary motive for undertaking a law suit is to not be the fool of the other? Is it better ...
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Large customer (Distributor) changes a single letter in the Supplier's name and trademarks it. Is this legal? [closed]

That’s what happened to our jewelry-maker cooperative!
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Is there a time limit to initiating a legal complaint?

In the case of an injury that continues to affect the Plaintiff, is there some time limit for filing legal documents with a court?
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Can two legal complaints be combined in one lawsuit? How does that work? [closed]

Our craftswomens cooperative would sue under Chapter 2741 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) prohibiting use of an individual's "persona" for "commercial purposes" without written ...
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Are slander and defamation the same thing?

@Dave One of the elements of slander is publication of the falsehood. The fact that people believe the falsehood and take action based upon it is part of the damages element in a slander case. Forming ...
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If a business is sold, does that mean the owner(s) get off scot-free? [closed]

Definition of scot-free : completely free from obligation, harm, or penalty. When we informed our customer that we were selling below cost, the reply we received was a suspension of communications. ...
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Is calumny against the law in Ohio and in British Columbia, Canada?

Calumny is technically the act of a person falsely accusing another person of a crime. However, the common definition of calumny means the act of maliciously (i.e. with the intent to do harm) ...
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Does the term "social enterprise" have a legal meaning?

There is a sector of public opinion that often refers to "social enterprise" as if the meaning of this term were well-known. Does the public understand what this term means? Or only ...
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How to contact pre-law students and teachers for a legal research project?

A True Crime Youtube creator features high-school pre-law students to read the female part in a deposition he publishes in video form. The young women I have seen are unpracticed and intimidated by ...
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Is it permissible to assign the ALL the proceeds of an anticipated judgement to the lawyer(s)?

In the case of an artisan group that only wants to redeem its good name, and to get back to work, is is allowed to motivate attornies by assigning them all the proceeds of an anticipated judgement?
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Are non-profit corporations that don't do what their legal Constitution promises ever held to account?

There have always been Internet Sites dedicated to helping the 3rd Worlders. When soliciting for donations, they will always declare proudly that they are a "non-profit" By this, I assume ...
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Is it legal to assign future judgment payments to supporters?

Is it legal to involve supporters by promising them payments from legal judgements or sanctions resulting from a law suit?
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Are cheater plugs illegal in Ohio? If so, in what contexts?

A while back, I started a thread asking if cheater plugs (adapters allowing three-prong electronics to plug into two-prong outlets) are illegal in the USA: Are cheater plugs illegal in the USA? From ...
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What to do about missing power of attorney paperwork and issues with the title on our house

To sum up the situation with relevant facts, we bought a house in the mid 2000s from a woman who had ostensibly granted power of attorney to her son. The transaction was through the typical real ...
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Do stop signs qualify as traffic control signals?

In an earlier question, I discovered that in many jurisdictions, such as Florida and Ohio, you need a marked crosswalk to cross any streets/roads whose intersections have traffic control signals. ...
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If possibly exposed to COVID-19, can I use my best judgment?

In most U.S. states, COVID-19 regulations such as wearing masks and social distancing are no longer mandated, at least not for people who don't have the virus. Are there laws in those states, such as ...
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Does gas stations have to file restriction order after being asked to leave?

Long story short I informed the owner of the gas station that (after many attempts) the manager would not pay me my winnings from a pull tab game at the station. The manager and I then had an exchange ...
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"11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail" - Is this legit?

I came across this article from the Huffington Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/weird-church-laws_n_5398732 Is this article really true? For example, is it actually illegal to kill a housefly ...
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No Blinker in a Left Turn Lane: Is It Illegal?

My question is simple, and pedantic: An intersection near my house has a marked left turn lane, and a marked straight lane. Problem is, the main road turns to the right at this roughly "Y" ...
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Can two people put their driver licenses in the same wallet?

I was wondering if two people can put their driver licenses in the same wallet. For example, could two spouses keep each of their licenses in the same wallet? Another example could be a parent and ...
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How does Ohio handle intestate inheritance of jointly owned property

My best attempt to summarize the situation; Ohio property purchased as JTWROS by A, B, and C. A and B are married. C is adult child of A and B. Unfortunately, A suddenly passes, not leaving a will. ...
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Who controls access to a rented unit after the tenant dies

Bob lives in a rented apartment. He dies. Bob's sister, Alice (who is the executor of Bob's estate), wants to enter the apartment. The apartment complex refuse to give her access without a court order....
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Can someone sell the property (both jointly and separately owned) property of their imprisoned spouse?

I am serving a 5-year prison sentence. While incarcerated, my wife of 5 years is selling my belongings such as my cars, trucks, campers, dogs, tools, motorcycles, clothes, etc. Some property is titled ...
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Compensation for using my picture

Suppose that A worked at an amusement park. Someone from management took A's picture as A was working at a ride. Since then, they have used that picture on billboards (for the past 2 summers) and on ...
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What dcouments must be available as hard copies (printouts) for a 501c3 (non-profit organization) in Ohio?

Our 501c3 organization in Ohio is spending $3000 per year for storage rental to store printouts of official documents backdating 10 years. This was being done to comply with (assumed) legal ...
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In Ohio, If someone has a personal lock which needs to be opened for which they have lost the key, is it illegal to possess lock picking tools?

For easier reference, here is Ohio law on the subject: https://law.justia.com/codes/ohio/2011/title29/chapter2923/section2923-24/ It would appear to violate B2, but I am curious how a locksmith would ...
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What's the status of a lease in which the lessor doesn't explicitly assign their interest, but also claims they're no longer the lessor?

I've rented my home for a few years now. The property owner let it be known that she was trying to sell and cash out, which is fine. About a week ago I got a text from her saying the sale went through,...