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Is it legal to secretly record audio of a housemate in their shared home?

My housemate claims to have made a secret video and audio recording of me and shown it to someone else. I'm not really concerned about the contents of the supposed video going public, but this ...
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Do existing laws bar cyberprostitution?

Do existing laws bar cyberprostitution? I’m putting this in for Oregon, but I’m also curious about other jurisdictions. There have been numerous advances in “teledildonics." Let’s just say for the ...
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Neighbor's landscapers leafblowing detritus onto my property

Situation: Two adjacent properties in Oregon Problem: Neighbor's landscapers leafblow leaves and other yard detritus (sticks, lawn clippings, etc) under our fence into my yard. Question: Does the ...
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Is there any american law which ensures a lesser penalty to a pawn than to the mastermind of a crime?

I'm writing a story and I would like a more realistic approach on the plot. The point is: there is a lawyer doing bad things (because a mix of love and money) and he must (following orders) write all ...
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Is there ANY legal speed on the freeway?

Suppose there is a stretch of freeway where the speed limit is 55 mph but traffic is traveling at about 65 mph (which sometimes happens in the area I’m thinking of). If you drive any speed over 55, ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

Recently had an issue with a honeybee hive and a beekeeper said to me "It's illegal to kill honeybees". Not completely believing this at face value, I did a little digging. My research seems to show ...
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Does Prepaying the Last Month of Rent Lock in the Rate?

Suppose A rents a property to B for six months. Initially, the rent is $500 per month, but A requires first and last upfront, so B pays $1000 plus deposit to move in. During month 4, A raises the ...
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Clarification of “per stirpes”

If it matters, this is in the US state of Oregon. If we bequeath equal shares of something to our two children per stirpes, is his/her spouse automatically included, or only their children?
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What is the minimum penalty for a class A misdemeanor in the states of Missouri and Oregon?

The maxiumum jail time is listed on such sites: https://romanolawpc.com/misdemeanor-crimes-oregon/ https://carvercantin.com/missouri-misdemeanor/#class-a but the minimum jail time/fines are not listed ...
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How do you pass a DUI test if you're just clumsy?

I never drink or do drugs, but I have tried the "heel-to-toe straight line" test and the "raise your foot for 30 seconds" test, and I find both of them to be difficult or impossible. I have seen ...
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Football field in park being upgraded - rights of neighbouring property owners?

We live in Portland, Oregon (USA), in a neighborhood next to a high school which has an adjoining football field. The field is in a publicly accessible park. There is a proposal from the school ...
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Connecting to a Network Equals Consent?

We have been presented with a proposed license agreement that claims that connecting to our organization's WiFi network constitutes consent for them to perform surveillance and install spyware on our ...
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Oregon v Newcomb: warrantless searches for animal welfare

Oregon v. Newcomb: A dog is personal property under Oregon law. However, Oregon law simultaneously limits ownership and possessory rights in ways that it does not for inanimate property. Live ...
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Executor Pink Slip [closed]

How much time do I have to contest that an estate executor is accurately reporting the value of the estate and distributing the assets in accordance with the will? Jurisdiction: Oregon, US ...
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How long do you have to collect a unpaid debt?

If a client refuses to pay an invoice for work completed, how long do you have to file a claim? I have a written contract but they sent me a letter canceling the agreement.
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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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What monetary award can be received when a bureau is negligent to punishing their officers?

Overview: My partner has been going through a very drawn-out battle against the Portland police, mainly in regards to a single police officer. This officer had used various police resources and ...
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In Oregon, when can by landlord deduct carpet cleaning from my deposit?

I am a new resident of Oregon and will be renting a home. To prepare, I've been reading their landlord/tenant law. There are two parts about carpet cleaning and I'm not sure how to reconcile them. 90....
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What type of lawyer do i need for suing the state?

So, let me get specific so I can get a more accurate answer. My fiance's daughter had been in the custody of the State of Oregon for about 10 years. Yes, a ten year open case. She was taken from her ...
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Can someone legally withhold showing their arms to a school counselor?

Here's a scenario I've always been curious about. Suppose that a 15-year-old high school student in Oregon, USA, is called into the counselor's office because he was reported for having scars on his ...
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Do police have a more extensive file on a person than can be obtained from the DMV?

Do police have a more extensive driving/traffic file on me than I can obtain from the DMV? I just called the DMV headquarters in Oregon, my state of residence. After I answered two simple security ...
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Does an Oregon car rental agent have to explain what insurance I am accepting/waiving

When renting a car in Oregon, does the agent have to explain to me what insurance options I am accepting/declining?
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Legality of using a phone for GPS in Oregon

Oregon recently passed HB 2957 B, which modifies the law regarding using electronic devices while driving. From the text of the law, it appears to ban: (a) Holds a mobile electronic device in the ...
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Can my neighbor, the Fire Department, put up a fence/gate on our shared property line and then deny my use of that gate?

My neighbor, the Fire Department, has put up a chainlink fence and gate along our shared property line. It divides my backyard and their parking lot. Their parking lot is not fenced on the other ...
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Is it illegal to send a child a naked picture of their parent?

I need to know what the law says about a person sending nude photos to a 10 year old child. The pictures are of her mom and they are being sent out of anger. The person is also calling the child's mom ...
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Passport for adopted American w/o birth certificate

I was born on a now closed military base in Germany and am an American citizen living in Oregon. I've had two passports in my life, both of which have been lost for quite some time. I have no idea ...
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Landlord responsible for extended power outage beyond their control

I rent an apartment in Oregon and have been out of power for nearly a week following a pretty nasty ice storm that hit the area. Our local power company has so far been unable to restore power due to ...
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What is the definition of a “Public Space” for photography?

I have been researching street photography rights in the US, specifically Portland Oregon, and from what I have learned, it seems to be that if it's not a place where people have a reasonable ...
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Oregon adoption consent and revocability - legal requirements are not required?

According to ORS 109.321 consent to adoption cannot be revoked once 6 conditions are met, one of those being a duly signed and attested Certificate of Irrevocability and Waiver. I recently spoke ...
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Any recourse for a rental under lengthy maintenance that impacts my use of said rental?

I'm renting half of a duplex, and for the past two-three months the roof, siding, and balcony have been in they process of being replaced. Contractors show up with no warning, including Saturdays. ...
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In Oregon what is the statute of limitations on legal action regarding a residential seller's failure to disclose?

My house in Oregon had water intrusion this winter. We later learned from a neighbor that this had happened several times to the previous owner who never told us anything about this. We are wondering ...
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Legality of HIV Positive Organ Transplantation in Oregon State of the United States

Is HIV Positive Organ Transplantation in Oregon legal or banned? What are the names of the laws or policies controlling HIV Positive Organ Transplantation in Oregon? Where can I find information on ...
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What is the punishment for taking over a federal building?

From a legal standpoint, what sort of punishment could I expect should I decide to protest the U.S. Government and take over a remote federal building with 100 of my closest friends and militia ...