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What happened to bounties in the wild west?

Few things are more emblematic of the wild west era that a wanted poster. Today such a thing is unheard of. I know today there are rewards for information leading to capture of fugitives and bail ...
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Hacking devices to unlock features: Legal or not?

There are 2 models of multimeter, A and B. Physically they are absolutely identical, yet model B has some functions unlocked, that are locked in model A. B costs about $400 more than A. If one tampers ...
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Enable downloading non-commercial use material from a commercial app

This question is related to this one Copyrights of material that would be used for both commercial and non-commercially. I am developing mobile app that contains ads and premium paid option. In short,...
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Max amount pay in small claims court when sued for $500?

I am being taken to small claims court in Utah for $500. If I was to lose what is the worst case situation? It sounds like I might have to pay the $100 filling fee. Is that true? Would I have to also ...
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How does a contract end?

Assuming that I am a party to a legally binding contract with another party how does it come to an end?
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Interpreting the 2019 New York Reproductive Health Act?

There has been a lot of discussion about the New York 2019 Reproductive Health Act signed by Governor Cuomo. Under what conditions can a legal abortion be performed under the NY 2019 Reproductive ...
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Can anti-vaxers be sued for medical malpractice?

Vaccine stuff has been in the news lately. It occurred to me that telling people not to get vaccinated could constitute medical advice. Here is my question: if someone tells you not to get vaccinated,...
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Why do we hear so much about the Trump administration deciding to impose and then remove tariffs? [migrated]

I'm no expert on the applicable law regarding tariffs and international trade, but I do know that the most famous tariff policy in US history was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, named after two members ...
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Advertise that buying one product will support the creation of a different product

Lets say i'm a video game developer, and I am coming out with a hot new game called 'X'. The time it takes to produce X is years and years. Through those years, I spent a month to take a break making ...
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Can someone be penalized for an “unlawful” act if no penalty is specified?

If a US federal statute specifies that an act is unlawful without specifying a penalty, without using any of the words "misdemeanor," "felony," or "crime," and without invoking Title 18 CFR, can a ...
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Why Elizabeth Warren effective tax rate is 22% and not 30% on $900k income [closed]

Today US Senator Elizabeth Warren released her family's tax returns, as reported here by LA Times. Article says that: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released her tax ...
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What are the formal steps that a legislator follows when enacting positive law? [closed]

Someone has a problem or unmet need. That person approaches a legislator with the problem or unmet need. The legislator follows a process to reason. The legislator follows a process to verbally ...
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asked to sign an affidavit even though one can't testify

Imagine one bought something at an online shop. The shop ship it via a common shipping company. The online tracking said it has been delivered to the buyer but one didn't receive it, nor got a notice ...
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Statute Book vs. Government Gazette

Try to find the translation of Indonesian term "Lembaran Negara" which means 'a piece of paper where all government regulations are promulgated. A regulation is considered valid if it is put on the ...
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E-filing Form 1120 and Form 5472 as a non US resident

Is Form 5472 (used in case owners of Delaware C Corporation are foreign) required every time with the submission of Form 1120 (used to file Federal Corporate Income Tax Returns)? I submitted the ...
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What constitutes “management” for an amateur radio club?

A group of licensed radio amateurs has joined together to form a club. The club meets monthly, sponsors classes to license new amateurs, hosts an amateur repeater station and operates at public events....
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Landlord returned part of security deposit, now wanting it back

I recently ended my lease and moved. When I handed over their keys, I did a walk-thru of the property with the landlord to document the damages. He asked what I felt was fair and I reminded him that ...
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In the U.S are judges, attorneys, physicians, teachers, professors, politicians, administrative officers liable for ordinary negligence? [closed]

E.g can a judge be tried for mistrial because of ordinary negligence? They are not employees or workers so that they could be reasonably absolved for ordinary negligence. We expect employees to be ...
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Wikipedia links to books & Mir publishers

In some pages there are links to books on archive.org, does anyone know if these links can be trusted when it comes to not violating copyright rules? I am particularly interested in a book from "Mir ...
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Proportion of copyrighted material that can be distributed without infringement

Is there a threshold or a descriptive proportion that is considered not copyright infringement but merely creative and educational use when distributing some copyright protected material along with ...
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Refuse maintenance contract under explicit clause [closed]

When I left my previous company and under some pressure, I end up with a signed maintenance contract. I have requested a specific clause where the company needs to inform me before a specific ...
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Classification of laws from a perspective of consequences of action

I am looking for a classification of laws from a perspective of consequences of action. For example: "If you do this, something good will happen to you." "If you do this, something bad will happen ...
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Is Plummer v State still valid under contemporary law?

Apparently, in Plummer v State back in 1893, the court ruled an individual may act in self-defense against a police officer provided there is unlawful use of force. Note, this does not mean self-...
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Is a lawyer in the United Kingdom obliged by law to inform the court or the police if his client confesses crime he has commited?

Is a lawyer in the United Kingdom obliged by law to inform the court or the police if his or her client confesses to a crime he or she has committed? I looked everywhere, can't find this answer.
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What is the motivation between the 2 parties recording consent laws [closed]

Let's assume A and B have a discussion about a business deal and A will record the conversation without B's knowledge. Later on, they have a disagreement that takes them to court. Let's also assume ...
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What effect does the EU Biopatent Directive have if there is the independent European Patent Office with its own law and court?

The EU Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) are currently fighting over whether plants that are not registered varieties are patentable. The EPO exists independently from the EU as an ...
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Taxation in the U.S. for non-residents living abroad [closed]

I have the opportunity to get a small share of an acquaintance's LLC in the U.S. in exchange for some services. However, I am not a U.S. citizen or a resident of the U.S. - in fact, I have never been. ...
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If a used car buyer backs out of buying a car do I have to return the deposit even if i didn't explicitly say it is “nonrefundable”?

I have a person who said they were going to buy a car from me on craigslist. Then 3 days later he backed out. He is now threatening to sue me since I won't give him his $500 deposit back. His only ...
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Duty of care dilemma when reporting Web vulnerabilities to both Stakeholders and Web Service owner

Ok, I am going to ask this question with an Analogy. A Locksmith is walking in the street and comes across a door. The door seems to be well secured to a normal user and is actually a door to safe ...
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Landlord wants to switch my lease to a “Land contract” to “get back at the city”

I've been living at this place for about two months and my lease looks pretty typical. Nothing unusual. I've had no problems so far. Today my landlord called me and explained something about the city ...
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Where are North Carolina U-Turn and other traffic laws written when not found in the General Statute?

North Carolina General Statute Chapter 20 - Motor Vehicles mentions a U-Turn only once. In § 20-140.3 (page 401): On those sections of highways which are or become a part of the National System of ...
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How to find the angle between Mickey Mouse's ears as specified in an official trademark?

The Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse's two ears sit on top of his head in such a way that the silhouette looks a bit like a water molecule, with the head as the oxygen atom and the two ears as the ...
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Can I use the recycling bin of a residence or business that's out on the street?

Oftentimes I'll be carrying around some piece of recycling until I can find an appropriate recycling bin. There are usually public garbage cans everywhere, but sometimes there aren't any recycling ...
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Is an employer allowed to inspect office drawers and cabinets in Australia?

My employer (in New South Wales, Australia) conducts frequent office inspections. Although they used to only look at fire and electrical hazards, the health and safety team (made of employees that ...
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Can town administrative “code” overule state laws like those forbidding trespassing?

I notice that a lot of towns have "right of entry" rules which ostensibly permit firefighters to trespass onto private property essentially whenever they want to "inspect" things to "prevent fire". ...
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Without judicial review, what is the point of the Dutch constitution?

I gather from various sources (note: most links are in Dutch) that no process of judicial review exists in the Netherlands. In my understanding, most democracies have a process for creating, amending ...
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Does allowing users to see user tracking on my analytics software violate GDPR?

I'm not really sure what to title this question, but I've built an analytics software, Paperclip, and this is the dashboard: However, you can click on a user ID (right) like abaer and see ...
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Where to find the Vatican copyrigth law?

This article writes about the current copyrigth law in the Vatican City State. It claims there is a new law from March 19, 2011, no. CXXXI. Where can I find this law? According to this Vatican ...
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Can I give money to another to give to charity, so she gets a deduction?

This is a question about Step Transactions. IRS, USA. Suppose I am retired and of limited income, so my tax bracket is about 10% and I don't itemize. I want to give $10,000 to a 501(c)(3) ...
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How to prove someone sent a letter?

The discussion around how to prove you sent a letter, or someone received it, has already been discussed to death on the internet. But I can't find anything for the other way round; how to prove ...
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Can a country ban oversea biotechnology research out of an endemic plant that is only found in its territory?

This question was closed on biology.se and I was advised to ask it here. For illustration, say there is a plant that is only found in the Amazon rainforest. New drugs can be potentially invented ...
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Legality of Virtual Currency to Purchase Real World Items

A while ago, I saw a company called Listia which would permit users to sign up and attain some amount of Credits. These Credits could then be used to purchase real-world items on the site, such as ...
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Employee fired for reporting a serious injury, but in a roundabout way - How difficult is it to prove the employer's motive?

As per my previous question How do Florida's labor laws protect employees injured when asked to do something unreasonable? A girl working in Florida insisted on filing an injury report after being ...
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What are James’ legal contract rights in this case?

James decided that he wanted to build a pool in his yard so that his kids would stop asking to go to his brother’s house all of the time to get in their pool. On February 1 James contracts with the ...
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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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Section 21 notice if the tenant doesn't have a valid address for the landlord

I have been given a section 21 notice but I don't have an address in England and Wales to which I can service documents to, as specified by section 48. Does this invalidate the section 21? The agent ...
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Do I need to share a (consented) recording of a conversation [closed]

I recorded a meeting, which all parties (2 people from one company and myself) were aware of and agreed to. The conversation that was recorded contains some controversial remarks made by the other ...
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Practicalities of suing California-based business from abroad over minor but strong case

Bob, residing outside of the US, has installed a mobile app run by a California-based business and paid a one-year subscription worth under $200. The app happens to have a showstopper bug: basically, ...
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Is it very difficult to collect a debt if the defendant cannot be served? [closed]

Small claims generally do not allow service by publication. If the defendant cannot be found you have to pursue a real lawsuit. This will not be worthwhile unless there is tens of thousands of dollars ...
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Causing a sedated person to sign a will: Is it fraud or not

Is it legal for parties to put a pen in a sedated person's hand and sign their Will? Or is it fraud? I really need to know, please

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