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Conflicting disabilities

While rare, you sometimes see situations where you cannot feasibly accommodate two employees at once. For example, you might end up with one employee who depends on a service dog, and another who has ...
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In a three-party exchange, can one plaintiff represent both plaintiffs against a defendant, in small claims court?

As a follow-up to https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/917/can-texas-landlords-charge-administrative-fee-twice-thrice, suppose there's a high chance that a court would accept that it was NOT ...
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How does a clause of reverter or "possibility of reverter" interact with the Rule Against Perpetuities?

This is a follow up to another more broad question. According to Wikipedia on the possibility of reverter, There is a possibility of reverter when an estate will return to the grantor if a condition ...
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Can you inspect your own vehicle in Texas?

In Texas, with the proper licensing and training, is it possible to inspect one's own vehicle? https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/vehicle-inspection/inspector-qualifications-and-training
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Which state has jurisdiction in a case of online identity theft?

Facts directly pertinent to the question A supervisor takes the case over from subordinate 1 at the arbitrator to not be compelled to admit that it failed to carry out its statutory and contractual ...
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In the US, can a person openly refuse to obey regulations that have been ruled to be against the law?

As an example, some school districts in Texas are openly disobeying the ban on mandatory masking in schools, which was recently confirmed to be legal by a Federal appellate court. So we have a ...
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Nuisance neighbor shining green laser light into my bedroom window

Does anyone know if its illegal to shine a green laser light into someone's bedroom in the state of Texas? I know its illegal to shine it on police officers, but it seems other citizens are open game ...
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Does a broken light in a common area qualify for repair-and-deduct in Texas?

I have placed two work orders to management at my apartment complex for a light that has been out for over a week in the breezeway of my apartment complex making it really dark at night and a ...
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Has the TAA Lease Contract Par. 3 ever been challenged under Texas Property Code Sec. 91.001.e?

I'm having the same problem that Thomas asked about [1] and I imagine it comes up quite a bit in Texas. I choose to move out at the end of my lease which automatically renews month-to-month and gave ...
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How hard is it to dissolve an HOA?

In Texas, and in the county I'm speaking of, to dissolve or drop out of an HOA there needs to be a 2/3 majority of property owners (1 vote per property) voting in the affirmative in order for a ...
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What happens to unsecured debts which were secured in a Ch 13 bankruptcy when dropped?

In some cases in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a secured debt can be partially converted to unsecured. For instance an automobile which was not purchased recently can be 'crammed down' For instance a car ...
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Texas Landlord Tenant Law Billing Admin Fee

This month my landlord billed me a total of $10.66 for combined water/sewer, recycling, pest control and compactor disposal.(Not bad) However, they tacked on a 15 dollar "billing admin fee". This ...
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How do I determine if my injury is work-related? Next steps?

I live and work in Texas. I have had increasing neck and back issues since starting my job, and I recently visited a doctor to try and diagnose the issues. The doctor said that the injury is most ...
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Is Texas Apartment Association an example of collusion?

I'm interested in the legal doctrine on why something like Texas Apartment Association is or is not considered collusion. The association provides its members with a comprehensive Rental ...
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Can you re-assign TAA lease without being liable for damages?

Texas Apartment Association (TAA) apartment lease contract has the following: 30. REPLACEMENTS AND SUBLETTING. Replacing a resident, subletting, or assignment is allowed only when we consent ...
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Is it illegal to restrict types of shifts available to women?

The scenario I'm imagining is a part-time job, where there's no sex discrimination in the actual hiring based on sex, but the type (and possibly) quantity of shifts available is restricted by sex. ...
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Is it legal for any business to post a 46.03 sign in Texas?

Texas penal code 46.03 covers places in which it is unlawful to carry a firearm even by concealed carry license holders. This law only covers a small set of specific establishments that meet the ...
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Car towed to a Texas storage facility not accessible by foot

This is related to this question about towing a vehicle without a valid parking permit in Texas. It turns out that the vehicle was also stored at a storage facility that was not accessible by foot. ...
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May I perform medical experimentation on myself without licensure?

I'm a retired cellular biologist and medical researcher whose license has been revoked, but I would like to continue a line of research with myself as my subject/patient. The research involves ...
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Can I legally buy a car in Texas, but register it in California?

I've got a quick question regarding vehicle registration in the States of California and Texas. I'm a full-time student at a public university in Texas, but am and remain a legal resident of the State ...
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How is Texas eviction process different from California's?

For people moving from California to Texas (the direction of the migration is paramount and hard to dispute), and who may be familiar with the eviction process in California, what would be the ...
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Can landlords omit fee structure on a lease?

A brand-new apartment complex, "professionally" managed by a huge management company, has refused to provide details on how much it'll cost to do lease reassignment, with the rationale being that they'...
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Landlord Right to Enter While Tenant Not Present (Texas)

We rent an apartment in Texas and will be moving in the summer. Our landlord would like to schedule showings to new prospective tenants. Our landlord has given us notice of the showing times (24 ...
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restricted access to navigable waterways in texas

Quoting https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/nonpwdpubs/water_issues/rivers/navigation/riddell/navigability.phtml (emphasis mine): In Texas a stream is navigable if it is either “navigable in fact” or ...
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Remarriage after divorce

I just had a question about remarrying after a divorce. Is it legally required to show a divorce decree at the time of remarriage? Also how would it effect the marriage registration if one didn't ...
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How can one fight probation revocation

A person is serving a sentence for a felony in Texas. They serve a while and are released on probation (not parole). One of the conditions of probation is that they not drink alcohol. During the ...
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what criteria do 1099 contractors have to be considered employees?

Let’s say someone owns a hairstylist shop. They have people who come in and cut hair but they pay them on a 1099 basis. However, they require them to be there at certain times and perform work that ...
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Does a defendant in a criminal misdemeanor trial have to show up for announcement?

I noticed that for speeding tickets and class C misdemeanors in our county court in Texas, the court will many times schedule an announcement repeatedly. If a defendant shows up for the announcement ...
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Can an HOA make up new rules other than explicitly stated in CC&Rs?

In Texas, in an area governed by an HOA, the CC&Rs regarding lawns state that grass must be kept cut in a neat and attractive manner. Can an HOA then tell a homeowner they must cut down mature ...
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Can landlords refuse to sublet mid-month?

I've encountered a big corporate landlord in West Campus, Austin, Texas, that's only willing to reassign the lease at the start of a month, saying that they don't prorate rents. (Interestingly enough,...
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Transferring non-operational vehicle title to new owner in different state

I recently got married, and my new father in law gifted us a classic vehicle that needs a bit of repair to be operational. The vehicle is currently titled in California as a non-operational vehicle, ...
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Pest control company terminated my contract then charged me termination fees

Had a pest control company who I’ve always had issues with them showing up at odd hours unannounced to perform services which were not scheduled. I am a new father and very protective and I finally ...
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