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What are the implications of US LLC state and foreign entities?

Let's say I'm a confetti enthusiast. Confetti for parties, confetti for halloween decorations, confetti for everything. In this hypothetical example, I want to sell confetti online, and in person when ...
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Frivolous / Nuisance Suit

What rules and legal mechanism deter frivolous or nuisance suits? Assume Florida venue. A neighbor seeks is threatening to sue the developer for soil erosion. The neighbor has been an owner for ...
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When is a Web-Site Owner Obligated to Report a Crime?

I own and operate a web-based forum. Users can post information for other users to view. While I am not a mandated reporter as defined by the state I live in, the site users come from different parts ...
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Private copies of books

Consider a book copyrighted by someone. Is it legal (in India? in USA?) to make an audio recording of the book and give copies privately to a handful interested people who ask for it?
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Involved in a hit and run where I didn't know there was a hit and left the scene. What now?

I was involved in an accident, but I didn't know it happened. Another driver merged into the lane I was in aggressively and made contact with my car, but between me honking, yelling(as most probably ...
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Is it illegal to infringe copyright if your boss or your client ordered you to do it?

The first possible scenario is this: suppose you work in a company, and you need to install some software for a client. The software needs to be purchased, but the boss tells you to just download it ...
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Senate nuclear option

I'm reading about the Senate nuclear option and am a little confused as to how the procedure works. According to Wikipedia: "The option is invoked when the majority leader raises a point of order ...
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Labor law for FedEx Days (mini hackathons) [on hold]

I want to organize a FedEx Day (also known as ShipIt Day or Slack Day) for the company I work for. A FedEx Day is: [...] every month we give employees the chance to work on anything they like and ...
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Should all gdpr related documents be translated to all official EU languages?

I wrote application localized in Ukrainian language , which is not one of the official European Union languages. Since I reside in the EU territory I need to comply with gdpr. This application is ...
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A Specified Percentage Of Quorum Is Required To Carry A Motion

The Bylaws state that a quorum is 25% of active members (130 x .25 = 33). A specific vote requires 75% of the quorum in order to pass (33 x .75 = 25). My question is, if 100 people are in attendance, ...
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Does this image with a subject containing graffiti in the background infringe on the graffiti artist's copyright?

Here's the image in question: Basically, the subject in the foreground is showcasing a company's product for an advertisement. The graffiti holder has argued that the image infringes on their ...
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Pet used as an assistance dog

My father has a housing association tenancy agreement that states no pets (although 3 of his communal neighbors have dogs. He took the dog on temporarily from a family member 2 years ago but the dog ...
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Licensing an idea to public?

With my research, it looks like a patent doesn't really make much profit from it due to the high maintenance fee. So I'm thinking is it possible to license my idea to public (for free or way less ...
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Who, at a company, is allowed to release code under (open source) license?

Suppose I wanted to release some code I wrote for my employer as an open source project, who at the company would be allowed to do that in the eyes of the law? I ask about open source, but I suppose ...
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Using BC License Plates in Alberta

I moved permanently to Alberta from BC. I now have Alberta driver's license and Alberta license plate. Can I continue using my BC license plate?
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FAA medical certification and the American with Disabilities Act

I'm in my early thirties and a recovered addict with a former diagnosis for bipolar disorder with psychotic features. However, I've been sober for five years, off all medications for four, and ...
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Do teens have to pay tax for the funds they get from crowdfunding?

So Kickstarter allows non-adults to start a fundraising campaign with parents agreement. But how about the taxes after they (teens) received their funds? What type of taxes does Kickstarter's funds ...
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Recording Conversations at Work

We have a problem employee who we found out is recording phone conversations with other employees, including their manager, without knowledge or consent. The employee is in the US state of Georgia, ...
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Does a bail-jumper have any recourse from being apprehended with the help of illegally obtained information?

Say that a person is a bail-jumper, that is, someone who fails to appear in court after being let out on bail. If they are apprehended by a bail bondsman with the help of illegally obtained ...
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anonymisation/redaction of public website content as response to 'right to erasure'

An organisation runs some public email lists. These are archived, and the archives are also publically available from its website. A user of the mailing list asserts their "right to be forgotten" and ...
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Limitation of Liability cant exclude all types of Liabilities?

So i am drafting Limitation of Liability for my free website, and ideally i would wish to wave all the liability, but as i discoved when doing some reading that you can't wave some liabilities such as ...
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Explanatory vs Exploratory evidence in legal proceedings

In academia, there is an important distinction between exploratory analyses of data and confirmatory analyses. Careers have been ruined by researchers passing off the one as the other. Since the ...
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Amending Motions

CM/ECF (The Electronic Filing System used by federal courts) has a section for "amended motions". What are the circumstances under which a party could amend a motion? In federal court, can one amend a ...
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being forced to use Express Scripts (mail order delivery) on perscriptions

Insurance policy set up by the workplace requires us to fill prescriptions through a specific mail order vendor and denies coverage of prescriptions through other retail vendors (Walgreens, CVS, etc) ...
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Data Scraping public athlete name and performance data. Does this need to be treated as personal data?

Consider the following data for amateur/professional athletes: Athlete name, Athletic event + best performance data e.g.: Joe Bloggs 5k 19:00 10k 40:00 Half Marathon 85:00 other events etc... and ...
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“Laws and Regulations”

I try to find the translation of Indonesian term "Peraturan Perundang-Undangan" (Peraturan= regulations, Perundang-undangan= legislation) In the document becoming my research object, the translator ...
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Landlord renting parking space he doesn't own - UK

My girlfriend and I are renting a flat, it includes two parking spaces on a private communal car park. we've been renting this for over two years. the rent itself is higher then other places we looked ...
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What are the regulations regarding position statements?

"By 4pm on 7 August 2018 both parties must send a written statement to each other" Everyone knows what is expected and what to do. Other Court orders are not so specific, they only mention a ...
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Does a shareholder of a company also have copyright rights?

If I buy, say, a share in The Walt Disney Company, does that give me part ownership in the intellectual property? Does this ownership then give me the right to copy it?
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Can a will be written this way?

My only sibling (sister), both parents and I all live in Maryland. According to my parents' will, after their death, each sibling will inherit half of the total net assets. My concern is that my ...
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Why receiving mail at address is important legal factor?

I've seen several times on this site and elsewhere (and on one of my own questions) that when it comes to housing questions/disputes often it's being asked "Have you received mail addressed to you at ...
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Can a trademark owner prevent third parties to create software for the related trademark service?

Pinterest is a social sharing web site. https://pinterest.com I have created a software that helps users to share photos online to Pinterest easily and quickly. https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/...
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Can an immigration law firm in Bulgaria sue me in the US?

Two months ago I started to conduct an investment-based immigration program to Bulgaria with the aid of a Bulgarian law firm. After two months, I found they were extremely unprofessional (the ...
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Is this a case of improper entry into the US?

Occasionally there have been televised interviews with reporters and border property owners that have demonstrated the ease of 'stepping across the border' into Mexico and then stepping back into the ...
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How can someone prove their income? [closed]

I'd like to make an app that lets people prove their income and put it on the Ethereum blockchain so that merchants can sell to provably low-income individuals at discount rates. The problem is I can'...
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Can a litigant in person prepare the bundle?

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_27a Responsibility for the preparation of the bundle 3.1 A bundle for the use of the court at the ...
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What is a reasonable timeframe to agree on the contents of the bundle?

Source: https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_27a Responsibility for the preparation of the bundle 3.2 The party preparing the bundle shall ...
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Insurance Company sending possible PHI to the wrong mailing address

I'm wondering if sending snail mail to the wrong address could ever be a violation of HIPAA? Obviously, due to people moving and not updating their account information, this likely happens all the ...
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Legally, in the U.S. (NY, NJ, FLA), what determines the difference between a THREAT and NEGOTIATING, for either side?

I have been told that lawyers who are "negotiating" a settlement (or similar) have quite a bit of leeway when doing so as far as not being legally held to certain things they may say or offer during ...
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Priority between signed contract and adoption agreement

When a contract is signed, then the adoption agreement (that is supposed to mirror the contract) has a conflicting statement, which takes priority?
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Can a month be considered four weeks of work in employment case

If I worked for a month I am entitled to 7 days pay in lieu of notice. I worked from 10 Dec 2018 to 4 Jan 2019 four weeks. Is there a case law example where four weeks is considered a month?
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Websites using GPL-licensed libraries

If a customer of yours pays you to develop a website (not to buy it, so he doesn't receive a copy of the software), the website uses GPL libraries or frameworks, and the site is installed in a server ...
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How much do I have to pay a licensed contractor bill if terms were not discussed before work was completed

I called a licensed contractor in Maryland to set up an appointment for an estimate. The next day the contractor came and determined the problem. The contract said could be fixed immediately. I ...
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Moth in canned peas!

I bought a bottle of peas in a supermarket in Germany. When I went home, I found a moth that had been soaked for a long time. How should I protect my legal rights?I have the receipt. A lot of thanks!
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Living Above a Restaurant

If I wanted to save money by living in the floor above a restaurant I opened, would this be legal? A friend brought up the problem of districts (commercial, residential, etc)... would this prevent me ...
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Can reporting illegal income be used as incriminating evidence? [duplicate]

As we all know, in the United States it is required to report and pay taxes on income obtained illegally. Can the fact that this income is mentioned on a person's tax return be used as evidence that ...
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Closed-source licence that limits liability and warranty [on hold]

Is there any software licence that I can freely grab that only limits my liability while not additionally allowing any distribution and have other open-source permissions? Since what I understand is ...
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Where is the legal responsibility to maximise shareholder value stated in UK company law?

I can not find where in the model articles for UK companies it says the responsibility of the directors is to maximise shareholder value. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/model-articles-for-...
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Is it legit to use Custom Controller Buttons in Games?

I'm making buttons for my own controller in my Game. For example, the attached images will appear to indicate the player to press the A or B Buttons. The image resembles Xbox Controller Buttons. So, ...
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Does it possible trademark of word “cplusplus”?

The website http://www.cplusplus.com/ uses word cplusplus. Is it ok if someone also use word cplusplus for blogging purpose in another extension? I guess, word cplusplus is a common word in ...

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