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Is a 2-year lease renewal agreement agreed to via text but without a signed extension contract legally binding in California?

I renewed a 2-year lease agreement under existing terms as requested by my tenant via text. Unfortunately, I did not email the renewal extension and the tenant is now vacating the apartment early. ...
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Is overseas cybercrime is rarely prosecuted

Hypothetical question: Let take a cybercrime is happend with minor overseas. But it is too lightly.consider it is chatting between two people-adult and minor and no photos are sent. Does it prosecutes ...
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How it is proven that an e-mail or text message (SMS) was not forged by the recipient?

Here, it was said that a text message is legally binding. But I am interesting in that what would happen when the sender says that the message was not sent by them. It is not a challenging problem to ...
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Sending Unsolicited Text Messages

In this hypothetical scenario we have a business (LLC) that legally purchased phone numbers from a website that sells lists of phone numbers and names. The business then decides to send 30,000 text ...
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International sexting between two minors - Text only

A 12-year-old living in the U.S. "sexted" with a 14-year-old in Sweden. Was any crime committed? Are there possible legal consequences for either child having engaged in that act?
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Is texting landlord about lease renewal legally binding?

I live in Ohio and was on a one-year lease. The lease expired in May, but my landlord allowed me to go month-to-month after that. In July, I texted her asking if I could renew the lease. She replied ...
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Are Text Messages Legally Binding Even If I Signed A Contract

I paid someone a lot of money for 3 different services. All 3 of these services were agreed upon in text message format but then I signed a contract that only explicitly mentioned 1 of those services (...
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Can you text a business/sole trader promotional material if they put their number online?

eg. An electrician has put their mobile number on a website to attract business. Can I legally contact that electrician to tell them about a product that he/she may be interested in? .. Everything is ...
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Am I at fault? Can I get my security deposit back from Landlord?

I signed a weekly rental agreement in Pennsylvania to live in someone's home. I ended up not staying and I text messaged the landlord that I left and no longer wished to stay. The landlord says he ...
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Can the recipient of a digital message legally publish the message?

It's pretty commonplace these days for people to take screenshots of text messages (or messages on other platforms) and post them online for the general public to see - be it on Twitter, Facebook, ...
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Screenshot of Text messages in court [closed]

I am the subject of a legal case where the opposing party alleges that I had sent some damaging texts to them on an unconventional texting app (e.g., Whatsapp). Some of the identifying characteristics ...
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How to authenticate text message, screenshot (and other electronic content) as evidence in court

I've just spoken with a lawyer who said we can make a transcript of a text message and put their "seal of approval" to verify that I received it and it wasn't tampered with. However they are unable ...
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Is it legally considered texting and driving if you ask Siri to send a text for you?

Virtually every state has laws forbidding texting while driving. However, iOS devices have the ability to send text messages through the Voice-activated Siri (Android devices may have similar ...
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