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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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“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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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What can a loss prevention officer legally do in Australia? (NSW)

If someone is apprehended by a loss prevention officer on the way out of say, coles or woolies, what are the legal rights of the LPO and the person being apprehended? For example, if the LPO starts ...
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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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Can my apartment complex return packages to sender if they are not picked up?

I am living in California and I have received an email from my apartment complex manager that states that packages not picked up from the mailroom as of Friday will be marked return to sender. Is this ...
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Can lease holder physically remove my items from home without judges order?

I live in a shared home and pay rent to the lease holder. He doesn't want me to live here anymore. The leaseholder basically said he has the right to kick me out whenever he wants and to remove my ...
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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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Distributing estate amongst children created from donated gametes

Let's say we have an individual called Aphrodite. She has an extremely high risk lifestyle and isn't expected to live much more than five years from now. She goes to a specialized agency that screens ...
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Why can't I add a governing law to my terms of service to avoid GDPR?

I've heard from fairly reliable sources that you can't avoid GDPR by using your website's terms of service as way to circumvent that law. From what I have seen online, if your website serves European ...
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Is there a Legal term to put before a definition to describe a comma separated list of items (i.e. “collectively”)

I have the following statement in a contract: I understand that as part of my job duties I may be asked to create or contribute to the creation of marketing materials, office documents, website ...
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Are there any AGPL-style licences that require source code modifications to be public?

So my understanding of the AGPL, is that it requires modifications to be distributed to the users of the network service, but I'm looking for a licence that would require any modifications (non-...
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Mobile app broke after an update. Am I entitled to a downgrade / refund?

The immediate problem I have encountered is described here, but I'm interested in the general concepts which apply in situations like this. What happens if a paid app stops working after an update? ...
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Caching third party images on my website?

I've built a website (actually, an API, but that data will be used on a website) that provides people with real time data they can use in their own websites and apps. One part of that API is a list ...
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Does my claimant have a right to copyright audio from a popular reciter?

I got plenty of copyright claims on my YouTube channel from Qanawat Audio because I uploaded videos with Abdullah Al-Juhani's recitations in them. I wonder, were they right in copyrighting my video? ...
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Does GDPR cover the collection of data by websites that crawl the web and resell user data

I have found that a lot of my personal info is now available on a bunch of websites that collect data and resell it. I'm talking about those 'find anything about anyone' websites. A lot of the data ...
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Do drivers have a right to remain in their vehicle? [duplicate]

If stopped by a police officer, do drivers have a right to remain in their vehicle? I’m unable to find any specific RCW regulation for Washington state. I feel that a person, not the subject of ...
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Ask ex-employee / colleague for data removal that relates to company

I am not sure if this is off-topic but I would like to send a kind of formal email to one of my ex-colleagues to ask for data removal that relates to the company I am in still. I remember that I ...
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What are the US Federal laws on Shared VPN IP

There are Images uploaded to a certain website not linked to any accounts, just IP, linked in a case towards a federal case. can this evidence be inadmissible if the only proof is "IP : Picture". ...
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Drafting a will to have a third party sell an inherited home? [on hold]

The question title may be a bit misleading - it's hard to word my issue. Apologies in advance. Background I am 27 and my sister is 23. We stand to inherit a 1500 sq. foot home should anything happen ...
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Neighbour has extended over the boundary of a potential house I was looking to buy [on hold]

So having initially looked at a house I found that everything was in good order and the seller seem genuine in respect everything being able to answer my question and to provide the relevant documents ...
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Why was 'consideration' embraced to mean 'failure of consideration', when this would be better termed as 'failure of basis'?

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). p. 449. I agree with the author that 'consideration' is ambiguous and can be confounded. Lord Toulson that "failure of basis" is more ...
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Strict laws on using raised funds for specific reasons as opposed to any reason? [duplicate]

Are there any strict regulations in the U.S. when it comes to raising money through any means, AKA normal solicitation or using a third-party platform like Kickstarter, but using the funds NOT for ...
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Which 'condition' fits “‘basis’ or condition on which the benefit was transferred”?

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). p. 465 Which of these three homonyms fit the 'condition' colored in green beneath? p. 449.
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What do (1) hammering and (2) striking an anvil symbolize? [on hold]

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). p. 441.        In Blake, Lord Nicholls made it clear that the gain-based remedy will be granted only in ‘exceptional ...
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Why's the panel of judges on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) called 'Board'?

Please enlighten me if anyone finds a source better than Wikipedia: The panel of judges (typically five in number) hearing a particular case is known as "the Board". The "report" of the Board is ...
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Can William Barr fully comply with the House Judiciary Committee's Subpoena?

Background Given the comments from the question of the same name on Politics.SE, I thought it would make sense to also ask it here. On April 19th, Jarrold Nadler, head of the House Judicial ...

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