Questions tagged [united-states]

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Record of debates at the state level

Not sure it is the right place to ask this question. Feel free to migrate if appropriate. Suppose there is a piece of state legislation I am interested in. Is there an easy way to obtain a record of ...
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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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Securities Law: Schedule 13G pursuant to Rule 13d-1(d) under Section 13(d)(6)(B)

Schedule 13G/Rule 13d-1(d)/Section 13(d)(6)(B) May an officer and director continue to file a Schedule 13G pursuant to Rule 13d-1(d), instead of a Schedule 13D, if (i) it has been more than 12 months ...
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Gender in Kentucky marriages

In Kentucky, when two people want a marriage license, does the license require a determination of gender? If it does, what evidence (if any) must the parties present to establish their genders?
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What is my liability for third-party content I host?

I live in Canada, but my servers are hosted by a third party in the United States. I run a forum-type website, so most content is provided by users. Do I have any liability for illegal content that ...
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Accessing lab test results if younger than 18

Quest Diagnostics claims that "Lab test results are available to patients 18 years and older" in the written email that follows an account creation on their website. Why does Quest have that policy? ...
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Can I swap two IMEIs that I own?

I'm aware that cloning IMEIs and swapping them to bypass a blacklist is illegal, but can I legally swap the IMEI on two phones that I own? Both of these phones are "clean," meaning neither of them ...
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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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Do examples exist of a HOA covenants for water in a watershed?

I'm looking for any precedent examples that give shape to how HOA-like covenants (group ownership) work for a natural resource — specifically a watershed. Here are some concepts typical to HOA ...
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In the US, what federal codes govern the operation of a shooting range?

I'm trying to understand what laws and codes give guidance for the operation of a shooting range. I'm particularly interested in the laws regarding hazardous materials (lead from the backstop(s)). ...
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Landlord won't contact me regarding deposit

I recently moved from an apartment complex. Well past 30 days after my move-out we have received no contact from the property management of any sort. They had been provided phone, email and forwarding ...
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Can communication companies simply decline to record communication data?

I understand that companies that involve digital communications can, at least in the US, be forced to hand over communication data in specific contexts. But storing so much data must be highly ...
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SAMSUNG refuses to honor their warranty. How to proceed?

I bought a SAMSUNG flagship Android device from the world's largest retailer (Walmart). The SAMSUNG device is now failing in multiple ways. I have repeatedly contacted SAMSUNG, and SAMSUNG refuses ...
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Do You Have to Identify Yourself to Police if Suspected of Underage Drinking? [MA, U.S.]

I was doing some reading on the laws relating to this, and I can't seem to get a clear answer. According to this source https://www.mattmlaw.com/blog/2013/04/underage-drinking-convictions-can-be-...
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Can school send advertising messages through emergency notification text/automated calls?

I have been receiving calls and texts from my school, using their "emergency" notification service, advertising school events recently. I provided my number to them in order to receive notifications ...
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What Is An IRS "future benefit?

In the US, if I create a trust and fund it, if the beneficiary of that trust has an "immediate benefit" (immediate access to some part of the fund) to any part of the trust balance, then some or all ...
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Can someone under 21 lock a gun in their car Arizona?

So I understand that in Arizona, United States, someone under 21 and at least 18 may open carry a firearm, and may not conceal carry a firearm. In the case of a vehicle in the scenario, they cannot ...
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Punitive Damages in Default Cases

If a defendant does not answer a lawsuit he defaults. As a default litigant the defendant would be denied the right to argue the facts presented in the complaint. However, the default also acts to ...
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Is ETL or UL necessary to retail AC chargers?

Theoretical: I wish to import and sell wall chargers in the USA. I realize it is a good idea to get a safety certificate that signifies my product meets national safety standards to avoid being sued....
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Research basis for left-lane passing laws

-- Question -- Does anyone have links to research indicating that: impeding the flow of traffic in the left-most lane causes more accidents than speeding. -- Context -- I want to drive at or ...
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LLC Registration - Ecommerce, All States Required?

As far as I can tell, for certain, in the USA, one must register an LLC in the state of operation. However, if you're an ecommerce site, you may be doing business in all states. I believe rules of ...
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What should I do if I denied my wifi company to do a hard inquiry ( credit check) but they did It anyway?

I did not gave them my social and unchecked the option where it said uncheck the box if you don't want us to do a credit check. I confirmed with them on chat and on phone that they wont do it. Just 15 ...
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How long are warrants actually kept?

Are there warrants from 100 years ago? When do they assume the person dies? Does it go back to the digitization of records in the late seventies, or further back?
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blocking exchanges in a 401-k

My company is changing my 401k from Fidelity to Principal in the process I am not allowed to make an exchange for 30 days is this legal
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Is it illegal to refuse a man to enter a Women's Only Poker Tournament?

I read a story about men entering women's only poker tournaments. One example from the article states that eight men joined the field of over 1000 female poker players in the $1,000 buy-in 2009 WSOP ...
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Un-Accepted Income

In the question, Refusing income or payment without tax liabilities, the accepted answer states, Generally speaking, you can not "turn your back" on income you are entitled to receive. What ...
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Does a Pet Deposit change the meaning of Wear and Tear?

I am curious, in a Rental Agreement there are the following stipulations for having pet(s) on the property: a non-refundable pet deposit be made (Payment) I think I can safely assume this is for ...
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Are airlines allowed to publicly display the first few characters of the last name of their passengers taking a given flight?

I see that United Airlines publicly display the first few characters of the last name of their passengers taking a given flight. Example from https://www.united.com/en/us/flightstatus/details/855/...
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Is it a violation of HIPAA to say that a baby was born?

If a medical worker tells someone the first name of a child born at a hospital on that day, is that a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ? Does it make a ...
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What is the legality of an lawsuit filed against a foreign national in California

There was an NDA signed between an Individual Residing in India (Entity A) and Company based in San Jose, California (Entity B). Due to perceived breach of confidentiality agreement a cease and desist ...
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Will China's new encryption laws affect electronics exported to the USA?

China is about to roll out a new encryption law that will require the Chinese government "to seize all communications, data, and other information stored in electronic form that belong to foreign ...
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Is it legal to build your own car navigational system?

I am trying to build my own car navigational system and vehicle informational system. I am in North Carolina so NC G.S. § 20-136.1 is the main reference point I am starting from. This just explains ...
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Using the trade name of a defunct competitor

Let's say SuperCool, Inc. sold cooler under the name "SuperCool" and the company went out of business. The trade name "SuperCool" is well-known within the niche, but it was never registered in USPTO. ...
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How to obtain a US court order from outside the country?

My brother died a few months ago. I requested from Google, via an online form, the email data of my brother. Now they have replied and told that they need a court order from US to proceed further. ...
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Legal hurdles to providing personalized service based on protected demographics?

I am a computer scientist and UI/UX designer working on a fun project - perfect interface discrimination. Essentially, in the same vein as perfect price discrimination, I want to create a system that ...
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Doesn't COPPA incentivize mislabeling Youtube videos?

My understanding of the current situation with Youtube and COPPA is that Google was collecting private data (comments, viewing history, email addresses) about kids, which is a clear violation of COPPA....
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Car registered in MD, stored in MD, but I live out of state

I lived in MD a year ago, own a car that's registered in MD, but now I live out of state. It's a utility van I am converting into an RV to go on a long road trip next year, and it's currently in ...
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When was homosexuality as the reason for institutionalization outlawed in the US?

In the United States, I'm guessing that one can no longer commit a person to a mental hospital (AKA insane asylum) with the only reason for commitment being: "said person is gay". Homosexuality is no ...
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Is it legal to OWN a machete in New Jersey? (Decor purposes only)

I bought a machete online about 2 hours ago because I thought it looked cool and I figured it would be nice to display it on my wall. I have no intentions to carry it, use it for illegal purposes, or ...
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Evicting My Domestic Partner from an Illegal Basement Apartment

I own a single family house in Queens, NY. I have an illegal basement apartment where my ex (legal domestic partner) has lived for 3 years to share care of our dogs. One of the dogs recently died and ...
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Do I have to take the US Census Bureau - Commerce Economics And Statistics Administration census

I have received a few letters/forms by snail mail asking for my response to a census. The letter noted that it would help the policy making and identification of resources because I was careful picked ...
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Does an increase in Tax Exemptions mean I will pay less in Tax for each paycheck? (USA)

I get too big of a refund each year, so I want to get that closer to 0. Not owing and not getting a refund, in tax. Should I increase "exemptions"? Also is "Allowance" and "Witholdings" and "...
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Like a menu for unbundled legal services

Can attorneys advertise their flat fees on a third-party site without doing all the things that got Avvo Legal Services in trouble? Didn't Avvo Legal services set the flat fee, handle the payment ...
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Am I required to work if I am not being paid in New York?

My pay period will start on August 22nd, however my employer wants me to come in on August 19th. Since this is outside the pay period am I required to work?
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What are the requirements for an ALE employer notifying employees about open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act?

My understanding is that employers can choose when to offer open enrollment and for how long. However, my question is whether an employer is required to notify their employees about their open ...
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Can a non US citizen work remotely for a US company and be under their payroll?

Some context: I've been in the US for almost 5 years under a F1 visa. In the last year I've worked under OPT for a company in the US. I have a SSN but my card says "valid for work only with DHS ...
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Legal to walk around with a wooden rod in Alabama?

I am a very poor skateboarder, and would like to use a shovel handle as a "dry-land gondola paddle" to make navigation easier. Could such a thing be considered a weapon if I were to go about in public ...
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Insurance paid bill outside coverage and sent the bill to collections - Is that debt legitimate?

Around a year ago, my dad was moving between insurance companies and was on Medicare in the middle. During that time he incurred a medical bill (actually several, but only one at issue) which should ...
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Would I expose myself to liability by verbally abusing a debt collector?

I recently started receiving calls from a debt collector about a debt that I disputed and refused to pay 13 years ago. All the other debt collectors gave up around 10 years ago. They told me right up ...

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