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What can happend if I am sexting with an underage girl from another country? [duplicate]

So I met this girl on the internet and I told her I am 19 and she told me she is 17. We started talking for a while and she sent me me a pic in underwear.. We started texting and all that.. we did ...
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What is the responsibility of a co-signer upon death of a tenant within the first lease cycle?

During the first lease cycle of a rental agreement, the tenant died. Is the co-signer responsible for damages to the apartment, or do the charges revert to the deceased tenant's family members?
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Why register many similar marks?

Many companies apply for multiple registrations for the same term and similar goods and services, is that worthwhile? For example, Starbucks owns dozens of registrations for "Starbucks" both as ...
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is being threatened to death and toture enough to get refugee status in another country?

Is claiming to be threatened to death or torture for political or religious beliefs without any supporting evidence that shows it actually happened (from a country which is prone to, and known for ...
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Is consent of the man to the act that caused a pregnancy necessary to establish legal parental obligations?

The question is a bit awkwardly phrased maybe, but what I'm wondering is this: if a woman gets pregnant without the consent of the man whose sperm it is (say by stealing it, or an accidental "used the ...
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Are cops required by law to have “reasonable suspicion” in order to detain a person? If so, do they have to inform the detainee about the suspicion?

I was stopped while cycling on hwy 59 in Texas, about 50 miles south of Huston. Officer started asking me questions about my travels. I asked: "Have I done anything illegal? Officer: "No, but I ...
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Why would a party to civil proceeding suggest amicus curiae (counsel assisting the court)?

A defendant in a civil proceeding chooses to play no active part and says they will abide the court's decision. However, they add that because "the Court is left with no active contradictor in the ...
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sexual assault, intoxication, consent [duplicate]

This question/answer did not quite satisfy my curiosity. Let's assume this is about heterosexual sex. In a society with law that does not discriminate with respect to gender, if both a woman and man ...
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Could Voting Ever Be a Crime?

Could voting ever be a crime? (United States) For example, suppose someone did a write in vote for Osama bin Laden for president, or voted yes on a measure that creates a public task force whose ...
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Is the Pelosi-Trump “f-you clap” State of the Union photo in the public domain?

According to https://www.cjr.org/covering_trump/viral-nancy-pelosi-photo-clap.php, one photographer from The New York Times was given exclusive photography privileges for this federal government event:...
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Facebook shared w/o permission?

Somebody sent a Facebook post I made to my employer without my permission. Grant it I didn’t set any privacy settings. Can I sue for anything?
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Can a former employer (U.S.) use/withhold owed commissions as leverage?

I am in "negotiations" with a former employer. There are written (text message: "You will be paid on X and Y when/if they close) agreements in place for 2 of my deals. One just closed, the other in-...
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Can a Judge Review Case Facts Without Going to Trial?

I have foggy recollections of a method where a Judge can review a collection of facts without conducting a trial. I have been thinking the process is called "Judicial Review", but this idea does ...
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QDRO preparation or money dispersion in 75 days?

The language of the dissolution states: "Petitioner 1/husband shall have a QDRO prepared that will transfer $xxx to petitioner 2/wife from his deferred comp account within 75 days of the decree." ...
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Criminal Liability for judges under 42 USC 290-dd2(f) and 42 CFR 2.63 [Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Patient Records]

42 USC 290-dd2 establishes heightened confidentiality requirements for certain (really most) substance abuse treatment records. The statute grants authority to HHS to interpret the law and create ...
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Legal Limits for damage reparation

In the 2004 German movie The Edukators, part of the characters motivation revolves around a damage reparation: "Jule is a waitress struggling to pay off a €100,000 debt she incurred a year ago when ...
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Sister and 23 yr old niece won't move out of deceased mom's house

My mother died 6 weeks ago. My sister lived with her, and took care of her for a long time. I give her credit for that. Since mom has died, sister is holding onto the will. Our brother is the ...
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Can I take a second job at a potential customer of my first job?

4 months ago I quit my job to found a small startup (A) aimed at solving a niche problem only a few companies (including my old one) experience. I reached out to one potential customer (B) to invite ...
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Is it legal to unlock artificially limited hardware yourself?

Some companies sell hardware that is limited by some means, so that they can charge for upgrades. For example some Tesla cars have batteries with some capacity unavailable to the user unless they pay ...
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Specific laws/cases where deletion of “consumer Google+ accounts” (reported as 100 million people) is stopped?

Specifically mentioned by Google (does not give any author's name) at http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9217723: "Are there any cases where Google+ content will ...
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Is the National Enquirer guilty of the crime of blackmail?

According to this Guardian article, the National Enquirer has written to Jeff Bezos threatening to publish nude pictures of Bezos unless he stops his investigation into how the Enquirer obtained some ...
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Do arrestees have the right to private communication with a lawyer?

One of the foundational rights of an arrestee in US criminal law, as stated in the Miranda warning, is “the right to an attorney”. But if all communication with an attorney is monitored, it can be ...
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What can a city do for parking tickets

I have read the question and answer here: Are parking tickets enforcable But I would like to know that if a person got a parking ticket in Pennsylvania for a street sweeper violation and didn't know ...
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If a mother dies and leave the Insurance money to her husband, can the children make the step father give them any money?

If a spouse dies and leave insurance money to her husband of 32 years can the step children make the step father give them some of the insurance money?
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Is there any case law on counsel perpetrating ruses on witnesses?

This question relates to an earlier question I asked here, but I am looking for a broader answer citing case law. I would like to know if there is any case law relating to the legal limitations on ...
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A man killed my son and married one of the witnesses. Can the witness's statements still be used in court against him?

In Florida a career felon, who is a complete stranger to my son, killed my son. He is being prosecuted for this crime in a state court in Florida. There are two witnesses. One of them is the the ...
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Facial Recognition Data of Minors

I have a cool app a couple of high school librarians use. It's pretty simple: students scan their IDs when they enter and leave the library. Librarians then can then see who's in the library at any ...
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Bank is not depositing my promotion bonus

I opened a bank account in response to a promotion in a big bank (I'm in the US). Originally it was saying "if I keep my money (50K) for 60 days, I get $600". The agent at the branch didn't say ...
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How to notify the use of cookies (Cookie Law Notice)

I have been investigating notifications about the use of cookies and a question has come up: Why 99.9% of websites do not report correctly about the use of cookies and nothing happens? With "...
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Do Bitcoin nodes need consent to store EU citizen's personal data?

The Bitcoin blockchain stores data about bitcoin users. This includes: There bitcoin address, which is linkable to their identity via blockchain analysis Transactions they have made This would seem ...
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Would revealing/storing whether or not an EU customer uses a service violate the GDPR?

Some web services will notify the user if the account name they are entering exists or not. However, I am wondering if this would be legal? For example, if someone entered the email address of someone ...
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Legal Compliance on Mediafire

Mediafire states in its data retention policy that it has to keep logs of something for 10 years due to legal compliance. Mediafire is located in the U.S. What are they legally required to keep for ...
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Storing 3rd party legal informations regarding giveaways - GDPR

Im planning to have a microservice that offers users an easy to use interface where they see legal informations of giveaways they've entered. The problem: The giveaway providers (im talking ...
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Could leaking insider information eliminate insider trader concerns?

Suppose I possess some non-public information about Company X. I want to trade Company X's stock for reasons unrelated to the information (e.g. I believe the stock market as a whole is going to tank ...
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Can't GDPR compliance be trivially bypassed?

For large tech firms such as Facebook, at least, wouldn't it be a trivial matter for these companies to avoid EU GDPR compliance altogether? Many big companies don't actually "sell" any tangible ...
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Should I have a privacy policy on my personal website?

Assuming I have a personal website that I maintain, without offering users the possibility to log in, nor giving them the option to post any content of their own, should I design a privacy policy? ...
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What is the reason behind the FMLA requirement of working at a location where employer has at least 50 employees?

I currently work for a large company (>50 employees) that is denying my eligibility for FMLA because I reside in a state that has only 15 employees in that state. The company I work for does not have ...
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Extra tenant outside of contract [closed]

I own a 3-bedroom, ex-council flat in London (UK) which I'm renting out via an agency as I currently reside outside the country. During all my communications with the agency, they always mention ...
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Do I have to pay the dental bill that is much higher than estimate?

I got a crown and the color was different from other teeth. The dentist wrote to me that he would remake the crown free of charge. After starting the remaking process, he said his time was free but ...
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Are Protected Classes Bi-directional?

In the US, are protected classes "bidirectional"? For example, it's illegal to discriminate against veterans. Does that also mean that it is illegal to discriminate against non-veterans? In my ...
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Responsibility when making claims about the license of a work

Imagine that some person X is running a website where they provide access to some creative work and claim that it is in the public domain, or under a permissive copyright license. Imagine that Y ...
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What is the “penalty” for placing fake orders of treasury bonds?

I did ask this question to TreasuryDirect.gov, but received no answer. Most weeks the Government issues treasury bond products, for terms as short as four weeks. You recieve the face value but you ...
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Additional question regarding state authority and masks

This is a followup to this question It shall be unlawful for any person over 16 years of age to, with the intent to conceal his identity, wear any mask, hood or other device whereby a ...
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Does binary code need legal protection?

Firstly, sorry if this is not the right tag. I have recently come in contact with a person through social media and we are discussing a business opportunity. This person is working in networking and ...
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Does the UK have HOAs? (homeowner associations / Stratas /Syndic)

I'm looking to move to the UK in 6 months and purchase a flat, but I'm wondering if the UK has also HOAs like the USA? In the USA they are pure hell and want to know if I'll have to deal with them ...
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Recovery for loss of employee: Actio per quod servitium amisit?

I have a course question that involves an employer whose employee is injured by a third person. Knowing that some businesses can suffer great losses with the injury or death of an employee, I Google ...
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Holding Period Algorithms and the Blockchain

According to this interview, taxation holding periods in the United States for cryptocurrency can be determined by FIFO (First In First Out), LIFO (Last In First Out), or a more flexible option called ...
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Is employer liable for theft of personal property

If I bring say my headphones to my work, and they are stolen under the following circumstances, can I legally sue my employer and prevail, i.e. they have a duty to provide reasonable safety and ...
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Is it legal for manufacturers to lock bootloaders on Android phones?

Some backgroud : A bootloader is a very low level piece of software that runs first and loads an operating system of some other tool. On a lot of new Android devices the bootloader is "locked", that ...
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What is the meaning of “Additionally, and subject to our obligations hereunder and under X”?

Question: What is the meaning of "Additionally, and subject to our obligations hereunder and under X" ? Background: The following section is part of a Terms of Use statement. The rights that ...

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