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“It makes sense for the promisor to request, as the price of his promise, that the other party should benefit some third party”?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p. 93. Can 'the other party' (underlined in red) be interchanged with 'promisee' here?
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Can you be convicted based on the tesimony of the victim alone?

I am reading a book called "Gender Stereotyping - Transnational Legal Perspectives", which says that: The second case, R. v. Ewanchuk36 (“the Ewanchuk case”), concerned the role of sexual ...
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What to do about neighbor's dangerous retaining wall

Several years ago, a neighbor built a retaining wall on the property line. It is a really cheap retaining wall and made from wood. The wood is now rotten and the wall is falling apart. Worse, cars ...
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Software training provider offers very cheap price online for course…(via Stripe)

I buy the item. Next day amount forceably refunded by firm. Perhaps the price quoted and accepted was incorrect? Do I have legal recourse? Firm responds thus: Thanks for your message! You were the ...
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Can the owner of a private establishment confiscate the personal property of a trespasser?

While I was reading this article, this line caught my eye: Anyone seen videotaping in any capacity will be deemed trespassing and will be escorted out by security. Your video equipment may or may ...
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Can I make YouTube videos where I read parts of a book aloud

I'm learning languages and in my opinion, one way to improve my skills is to read books aloud. Making it a habit would help me with my vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, etc. I also think there ...
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Can the victim of a crime throw a court case?

Can the victim of the crime just turn down a lawyer and when asked to testify just plead the 5th so the defendant can not go to jail?
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Agent breaking the lease

So I have had a short term lease (Dec-August) that costs me $X 2 months ago, I was offered, and accepted (signed a new lease), to renew the lease for a full year for the same price. However I was ...
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Why 12 Jurors, why not 11, 10, 9, 1?

The question might seem basic, but why do juries in the United States consist of 12 members? Was there an experimental determination of this number? Would the addition or removal of a juror ...
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One crime multiple charges?

I often read in the "papers" that a suspect is charged with multiple counts of the same crime. Latest example are the parents of Andrew Freund, according to this article, each parent is facing "five ...
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Suing a Police Officer Instead of the Police Department

My car was towed in Seattle for an alleged parking violation. I paid $350 to get it back and then went to court and had the violation dismissed. The police officer who wrote the ticket and called for ...
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Can a State in the U.S. require candidates to release taxes to be on the ballot for national office?

We have learned that many important constraints on elected officials are norms rather than rules. In an effort to turn some norms effectively into rules, can states add to their requirements for a ...
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GPL Licensed code as separate process

We are going to use a GPL licensed application as separate process inside a docker. So here's how it works: Main app ships to client, it doesn't have any GPL code. Does have lots of things and ...
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What is meaning of omission of a section from any act of legislature

I understand meaning of repealed sections. But, if any section of act has been identified as omitted does this mean that this particular section was not meant to be in the act? If so then why official ...
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Tenant facing issues with landlord agent (GA, USA)

We recently signed a 1 year lease for a house. A realtor was representing the landlord. We moved in about 2 months ago. At the time of move-in, the realtor gave a walk-through of the house and filled ...
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Is it legal to fake a social media post?

There are many fake social media post generators out there, so that you can generate a fake twitter tweet or a fake whatsapp message and so on. See e.g. this: http://simitator.com/generator/twitter/...
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UK: Returning damaged items without option for free replacement?

I live outside of the UK, not a UK citizen or resident (I am also not a resident of the European Union), but I bought several items in the online store of a large UK department store chain. The ...
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GDPR Compliance - Tell EU users not to sign up

I have a client that wants to approach GDPR compliance by simply putting a notice on his subscription forms along the lines of "Don't sign up, Europeans" From what I gather about GDPR compliance, I'm ...
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Congress and Trumps Tax Filings

I am very interested in Congress subpoenaing the IRS for Trumps individual Tax Return for the last 6 years. I realize they have oversight. But it would look to me as an one outside of the law ...
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Will a copyright holder lose the right to enforce copyright if they're not enforcing it on some stuff, or even just have problems enforcing it?

I'll give an example to make the question more clear. Recently a person uploaded and made public a clone of Super Mario, able to run on Commodore 64. This is clearly not just a pirate copy of the old ...
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Can the police require you to sit if you are not under arrest

In the following video, the narrative is that the police asked the young man to switch off his phone. He refused. They asked him to sit down. He refused. They then used violence to put him on the ...
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Can a platform become a publisher through it's actions?

Platforms such as social media sites are protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, this allows platforms to avoid liability for most content posted by its users. Publishers, on ...
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Is it more important to trademark your brand name or your logo?

I am looking at getting a trademark through Legalzoom for a new product my startup is about to launch. If the logo for the product includes the name of the brand and the product, do I really need to ...
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How does the 'legitimate interest protected' by exorbitant credit card interest differ from that of exorbitant interest 'on outstanding fees'?

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). pp. 425-426. This question's title refers to the red underlines beneath. What exactly is this 'legitimate interest protected' by exorbitant ...
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Is there an “high altitude mountain climbing age” within the United States?

Recently, two teen record-holding climbers (one was 12 and the other 13) were killed in a small avalanche. This led to heated debate in (social) media if it is legal to allow children to practice high ...
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Why couldn't the Ministry of Defence fetter its public law powers by promising not to transfer a SAS soldier?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). The red underlines fit para. 31 of the judgment: In the present case the price for which R's promise was bought was the ...
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What's the antecedent of “it”? “A’s promise is only good consideration for B’s because the law regards it as enforceable and therefore of value”

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (2018 8 ed). p. 90. 5.5 Better still, keep in mind some common examples of consideration in practice: •  Simultaneous contract and performance, ...
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How do I digitally confirm the ownership of land to an individual?

What I'd like is to have an individual prove ownership of a parcel of land and then verify this claim digitally. What is the conventional process of a person proving ownership of their parcel of land?...
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What is the legal significance of stating that one does not own or claim rights in an uploaded youtube video?

I mean often you see uploaded videos containing content presumably copyrighted by 3rd party with the uploader stating: "I don't own any rights in this video" What effect does stating such have? Is ...
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Why'd a claimant be allowed to recover deposit if it acts in bad faith, when a contract obligated good faith and reasonable endeavour?

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (Core Texts Series) (2018 8 ed). p. 83 4.29 A similar issue arose in a slightly different way in Shaker v Vistajet Group Holding SA (2012). There, ...
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Are “Social Media Reacts”-videos on youtube legal?

A popular idea behind multiple youtube channels is to pick a certain topic (say, a tv-series) and then post the reactions that people have to that topic on social media, whether that be a post on ...
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Can official information protected by attorney-client privilege be shared with personal lawyer?

During a homeowners association executive session, the board members were given a briefing protected under attorney-client privilege. A board member is now concerned about his/her personal liability ...
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If a broker (AKA man-in-the-middle-scammer) cheats a buyer, can the seller be held responsible?

For example, the deal is that BrokerSneaky mails a payment to Seller. Seller has placed something in escrow as required by BrokerSneaky. BrokerSneaky DOES NOT mail anything, but instead gets ...
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Legality regarding PCSO's using speed camera

In the United Kingdom we have Police Community Support Officers (pcso's) and then proper policemen/policewomen. Recently a friend of mine got caught doing 34mph in a 30mph zone by a pcso on his own ...
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Is there any law in place for identifying yourself if telling “the news”?

Is there any law requiring journalists, online editors or others who report or distribute news to accurately identify themselves? Do websites, such as Wikipedia and StackExchange, which many rely on ...
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What is the company structure that will effectively limit liability to the parent company, and not any of it's subdivisions?

I'm exploring different kinds of corporate structures. I'm in a unique situation where I have a very specialized construction industry but can operate under the blanket term "General contracting". ...
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If an AirBnB host doesn't disclose that it's not allowed, in which countries does a landlord have direct recourse against the *guest*?

So this question stems from an article on cbc, describing how it can happen that an AirBnB host rents an apartment in a block where short term rentals are forbidden. The article states that in some ...
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How do I tell if a settlement offer is good enough?

Is there a formula to tell if an out-of-court settlement offer should be accepted for a civil claim, instead of taking the claim to a trial? (In economics there is something called an expected value ...
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Bodily Injury Claim Settlement after automobile accident?

My wife was in a car accident several months ago and a couple of our children were in the car with her. One of them (who happens to be two years old) saw a doctor and our insurance agency has been ...
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Is a contract valid if it releases a party from liability for probable injury?

Suppose party A contracts with party B to release party B of liability for all possible injury resulting from party B providing party A a service in which there is significant risk of injury. If a ...
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Do I need to hire attorney? What next steps for me on this case?

My daughter was sued for an accident that happened 2 years ago. Police responding to the accident determined she was at fault. For sake of argument, let's say my daughter's name is Jane Doe, and she ...
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Do UK law degrees qualify someone to work as a lawyer in the US?

I am from Bangladesh. I did my Bachelor of Law, Masters in Law and the Bar (BPTC) from the UK. I have worked in the legal departments of companies and some freelancing in Bangladesh since 2012. I want ...
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Which EU document or treaty article removed the internal customs in 1993?

From a EU customs union history: 1992 EU adopts the Community Customs Code. It assembles for the very first time in a code the provisions of customs legislation that were previously contained ...
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Is opt-in now required for iOS app using Fabric/Crashlytics/Flurry due to GDPR?

It's been a while since I last pushed out an app to the iOS store, and since then the new EU requirements for data protection General Data Protection Regulation Compliance, GDPR, came into force. Most ...
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What is proper written notice under the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act?

Our landlord decided to take part in the large increases this past year, sending an email 3 days before the April 20 cutoff. Is email considered legal notice in Ontario? The tenancy act specifies "...
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(UK) Tricked into a subscription locked for 5 years under hidden terms and conditions

My friend runs a small business and purchased a POS system a couple of years back namely from these people - they have 2 listings but are same people. E-novations: https://g.co/kgs/sQVgKA EMPERIUM ...
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From what legal tradition do the long “whereas” motivation clauses of the EU legislation come?

Practically all EU non-treaty legislation and regulations have pretty long "whereas" clauses, often pages long, introducing the context and often the motivation of the legislation/regulations. From ...
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I know its wrong, but Is this considered illegal or a conflict of interest

First off friends I will say that I am in recovery from drugs or alcohol and I want to lay down the truth first since marrying her..my business has been in the streets for years. I'm trying my hardest ...
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Does signing a contract after explaining it was not legally binding count as contract fraud?

An individual recently claimed to have run into a situation where he was charged with "fraudulent contract activities" in a situation that my (admittedly quite limited) understanding of contract law ...
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Is there a law about mixing alcohol in eatables in India

I am considering starting a shack/small restaurant. I am considering adding items that will have alcohol mixed in them. What is the law around this in India? I am not considering selling alcohol. It ...

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