Questions tagged [united-states]

For questions specific to the United States as a whole, or that span multiple state jurisdictions. If your question is related to a specific state then you should use that state's tag instead (or as well).

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Is employer legally required to accommodate those who do not want to work near sick coworkers?

My question, at its core, seems fairly simple: When coworkers are sick at my workplace, does my employer have any obligation to accommodate those of us who do not want to work near the sick people? ...
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Loose dogs kill cat

This USA TX Today some loose dogs killed a cat. Residential area with leash law. When I arrived the cat was still alive. The owner arrived shortly later and got the dog to stop. Not my cat and ...
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If I giveaway half of my wage saving to my parent, Is there any chance that my wife could ask some of this back after divorce?

If I giveaway half of my wage saving to my parent, Is there any chance that my wife could ask some of this back after divorce? Show your reference from authentic sources.
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I returned an order to a business online that has a “typical” return policy, and they have not issued a refund. How can I take legal action? [closed]

I ordered an item from business online that has a "typical" return policy, i.e., a full refund will be issued in, say, two weeks upon receiving the returned item, assuming that the item has ...
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Are local police obligated to enforce a law if they know about it? [duplicate]

If a local police officer knows that a law exists and is familiar with its details, and they observe or otherwise become aware that said law is being broken, and they have the resources, means, ...
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will an attorney handle a case that involves taking the county of which he serves to court? [closed]

Will an attorney handle a case that involves taking the county he serves to court?? State of Washington county of Lewis.
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Does a company need to trademark every similar combination of words?

Hypothetically, Bob founds a company named “Dog Cake”. Bob is afraid of imitators and for good reason- people respond with companies named “Dog Cakes”, “Dogscakes”, “The dog Cakes”, “A Dog Cake” and “...
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Can a non-registered student use the instructor's intellectual property under fair use?

What is the transaction being made by paying tuition at most US colleges/universities? Are you paying for the time spent teaching, the price of education/intellectual property, or the diploma itself? ...
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DMCA for postal services?

Does DMCA apply for postal companies from delivering copyright infringed material? If yes there seems to be no form to file one in case I get information of someone doing so.
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I submitted bad data to my (now-former) employer which ended up in court [closed]

Location: Michigan, US Since January I've worked at a nonprofit organization that I've loved my entire life. My whole family is very supportive of this org. By taking this job, I was fulfilling not ...
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Am I screwed if I sell CCTV sotware “EagleEye” and another US company has registered trademark “EagleEye” for its CCTV lens? [closed]

My Australian CCTV Software "EagleEye" I am an Australian Company. I develop and sell software for CCTV Systems. For confidentiality purpose, let's call it 'Eagle-Eye' Company in US has CCTV ...
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What qualifies as “wagering” or “gambling” and what are ways to avoid falling under that category? [closed]

You see, as naive as it sounds, I'm looking into starting an online casino (of sorts). I have no intention of presenting real-world cashout ability, thus as I would like to believe would make it not ...
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What to do when falsely accused of retail stealing?

My mom & I have always had a bad relationship. When she found out I was shopping at a new local boutique in which the owner was her previous rival fellow employee. She went into that store and ...
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Issues with a Guilty Plea [closed]

If I agreed to plead guilty to a charge and after pleading guilty the courts impose on me that I plead guilty to the actual crime, then what rights do I have in this case? Can they charge me with an ...
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How can new villages and cities be formed or incorporated within various states? [closed]

What is the process for creating new villages and/or incorporating cities within the following states? Colorado Washington Pennsylvania Kentucky Missouri New Mexico
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I am a judgment creditor. How do I use the court to enforce my rights (without a lawyer)? [closed]

This is for New York City. I am a judgment creditor, having won my judgments solo through small claims, and am aware of my rights now that I possess a judgment. I wish to compel the judgment debtor ...
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Age of Consent Laws: can a person get prosecuted for a false accusation without evidence? (Read details, hypothetical example)

Hypothetical example: If two adults are having an online conversation about a romantic relationship and person A accuses person B out of nowhere and says "it seems like you had sex with a minor", ...
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Can I write (and sell) a non-fiction technical book based on other(s) book(s)?

I have been reading and studying a lot of materials about learning. I'm interested in writing a book (in a language different than the original) explaining the same concepts in different ways. In ...
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Can I use a 3rd party logo for personal use?

Are there any legal consequences if I use a copyrighted/trademarked logo for personal use? I am using the logo to make custom bumper stickers for my friend and I to stick on our cars. So the logo will ...
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Is it illegal in any way to solicit reviews?

Eg. companies that say "Go leave us a good review on Glassdoor." Or businesses that pay customers to leave good Yelp reviews. Or that pressure employees to get their friends to leave good Yelp reviews....
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Am I allowed to put an illustration based on Simpsons on the cover of my book?

Imagine I write a non-fiction book, in which I make references to Simpsons characters, starting with the title. I assume I can't take a picture from the cartoon and put it on the cover without ...
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Is this termination procedure legal in California?

I live in California. I occupied a position for 8 months, where I sometimes worked from home (on a company’s laptop computer) sometimes on-site (on company’s desktop computer). Everything seemed to ...
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Can the board of a company gamble on bitcoins without the consent of the shareholders?

Can the board of a company gamble on bitcoins without the consent of the shareholders? Is it allowed in private companies as well as private companies and in what situations can the shareholders sue ...
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Is it legal for me to accept donation from other adult If I am a NSFW creator of myself on a site? [closed]

Is it legal if an adult person builds an erotic (NSFW) web site, is it legal for that person to accept donation (so other people can still use the site if they don't feel like donating yet) from ...
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How likely is it that a lawyer will know the skilled practitioners in their area who practice in a different area? [closed]

I would like to find the best criminal attorney in my area, which is an area where the biggest towns have about 50,000 people. I know a very prominent attorney who has practiced for a long time and is ...
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Using pictures with logos in portfolio [closed]

My company (a construction company) has done a lot of work with large chains, such as retail stores and restaurants. I would like to display pictures of some of these stores on the company portfolio ...
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Known incorrect expert testimony to the SCOTUS, which may not deceive the common man. Is it illegal?

A sceptics answer discusses the misleading statistical analysis in the Texas vs. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin lawsuit that lead to the claim that there is less than a one in a ...
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Suing an Airline Over lost luggage [closed]

I have been back and forth with this Arline company that lost my luggage back in 2015. They keep forwarding me to different people and asking for the same information over and over and never pay me. ...
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What Legal rights and or Legal actions can I take against a company who sold me something different from what I ordered

I ordered Ridged Brand 3' fence slats from a sub-company who claimed on line that they had them in stock. When I received my order I found that the Company sent me the 5' Ridged slats, which they ...
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If i sell something on a web app, can i be held liable if they pay with a counterfeit bill and i take it to the bank?

this question is for the jurisdiction of the united states, Washington state, pierce county, tacoma city. i am planning to sell some stuff on a phone app called "offer up" and one of the ...
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Can I use Mario or other similar assets for a banner on my website?

My graphic designer sent me a banner for a gaming website that has Mario on it. He's not the focal point of the banner, but still is clearly visible. My website doesn't sell anything, but makes ...
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Is it theoretically possible to create a free software WinRAR compressor?

Please forgive me if this has already been answered somewhere; I searched high and low and found quite a few answers dealing with the RAR file format but none that answered this specific question. Is ...
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Regarding US law 229 on toxic chemicals

By the definition set forth in Title 18, chapter 1B, Section 229, tobacco is a toxic chemical. How would one go about getting it classified as one? The definition states: (1) Chemical weapon.-The ...
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Does the “Family First Coronavirus Response Act” cover federal employees?

Apparently, a new coronavirus related paid family leave law takes effect on 04/01/2020. I understand that, among commercial companies, it applies only to those under 500 employees (because, of course, ...
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Is it illegal to change one's personal name to one derived from a published fictional work?

In particular, I wonder about this because I believe most published works tend to have statements to the effect that "all characters, ... are trademarks of ..." and from what I've heard, it is not ...
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Is there a contract to protect work on a revenue share project?

Revenue share format is a very popular method of working in the indie game development scene. This format is basically people forming a group and develop a game without any payment until a demo or the ...
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A UK scammer frauded money from US victim

Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer?
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Were there any broken laws, unlawful orders or violation of rights during this traffic stop?

Here is a video of a traffic stop in Sacramento, California. Questions: Did the police or the detainee break any laws? Did the police issue any unlawful orders? In particular, was the order to roll ...
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Do firefighters contitute a legislative power?

According to this article ref here, ref here, ref here and ref here: ...History has just been made, as the first legislative body in the country officially announces their support for reopening ...
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Advice if concept is too general for NDA [closed]

I am currently low on money and have no way of paying for a patent on a new device I have designed. However, I wish to spread my idea to a few others who may be willing to help me grow the concept and ...
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Value of parts on a totaled car [MO, US]

Suppose I was driving a totaled car and hit by someone, damaging one side mirror. The mirror was in good condition before this accident, although the car was totaled. Can I file a claim against his ...
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How is species of pet legalized? [closed]

I understand the environmental impacts of taking a species from one place to another. How can I legalize to have a native species as a new pet like a cat or dog? For example, you can get canned ...
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If Two Different Companies Have Sold the Same Product Under the Same Name, Is Trademarked Name Enforceable? [duplicate]

I'd like to manufacture a product, but I'm curious about my naming options. Here's my scenario in a nutshell: In 1960, a company patents a wallet design and sells them as Zark wallets. In 2006--...
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Is it illegal for someone to view my private Instagram through someone else’s account?

Is it illegal for someone to view my private Instagram through someone else’s account? I recently found out that someone who I did not allow to follow me sent me a screenshot of one of my posts. I ...
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Consulting agreement vs sales representative agreement

Can you tell me if there's a difference between "consulting agreement" and "sales representative agreement"? I've been asked to do a research on that but I don't know very much about the topic. Can ...
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Transit in United States on C1/D visa

I have a C1/D visa. I will be going to Mexico and the transit of the U.S. is 17.05 hours. In this case they will let me rest in a hotel?
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What should I have in writing to say that I'm giving someone an auto loan?

My mother has recently gotten a new car - something that has needed to happen for a long time. However, she's generally not comfortable being in debt - especially not to banks. I've agreed to lend ...
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In the United States, if there were no speed limit on the loop, how fast would you go? At what speed would you get ticketed? [closed]

Legally speaking, how fast should you go on a loop without speed limit? At what speed would you get ticketed? I am not looking for an answer like " Just go at a safe speed."
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If I am not a lawyer, do I have to include a disclaimer about an attorney-client relationship?

I'm not, by any means, an admitted lawyer, but I do study law casually in order to better understand the systems of our society. If someone asks a personal legal question, and a lawyer answers, they ...
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Promissory Note Versus Loan Agreement for Real Estate Investment

I have a friend that has been flipping houses for years and I have an opportunity to invest in one of her upcoming deals and would like to do so. However, I am not sure what the proper way for me to ...

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