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Requirements \ Standards for Attorney Line-item Billing?

Is there a standard or requirements for the verbiage (typically a one-liner) for line-items billed by attorneys? i.e. 9/11/18: (30-min) Phone call with John Smith regarding speeding ticket ...
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Falsely Accused of Crime and Banned From Establishment

I recently attended an event at a local venue and received an email falsely accusing me of a crime that I did not commit and banning me for life. The email goes on to state that if I attempt to re-...
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How does Texas law determine what business owner is misclassifying?

I just happen to be reading this article, and as an independent business owner it upsets me how the media paints business owners who have independent contractors as "misclassifying" their employees. ...
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Filing US tax returns over bank account-related interests

I do know that in the US, bank-account interests are taxable as passive incomes, but what I don't understand is the point of filing tax returns on bank account interests, since the government (or the ...
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Are there any laws against political persecution in the west?

It has been asserted thatJulian Assange is being persued by the US, Sweden and the UK for political rather than legal reasons (for example, https://medium.com/@njmelzer/demasking-the-torture-of-julian-...
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Meaning – relevant clauses contained a carve out in the event of fraud

Richard and Damian Taylor. Contract Law Directions (2019 7 ed). p 356. Application [of Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999] to case law The first reported case on the Act, Nisshin ...
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What are 'defensive’ rights under an exclusion clause?

Richard and Damian Taylor. Contract Law Directions (2019 7 ed). p 356. Application [of Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999] to case law The first reported case on the Act, Nisshin ...
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What does 'a third party takes the benefit of rights' mean?

Richard and Damian Taylor. Contract Law Directions (2019 7 ed). p 356. Application [of The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999] to case law The first reported case on the Act, ...
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Why did McAlpine (M) sue under the main contract between M and Panatown, rather than under the duty of care deed between M and UIPL?

Richard and Damian Taylor. Contract Law Directions (2019 7 ed). p 350 para 1. BAILII has Alfred McAlpine Construction Limited v. Panatown Limited [2000] UKHL 43. The project did not go well and ...
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If D leases a house to C for C's promise to renovate it personally, why can't D get specific performance of C's obligation?

Richard and Damian Taylor. Contract Law Directions (2019 7 ed). p 337. The question has arisen whether mutuality needs to have been present from the outset—from the time of entering into the ...
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How can loss be difficult to quantify, but be a familiar type for which damages are frequently awarded?

Richard and Damian Taylor. Contract Law Directions (2019 7 ed). pp. 318-319. As to the application of the law to the facts of the case Lord Reed continued by saying, at paras [98]–[99]: I now ...
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What are the legal and approval requirements to start a commercial franchise Bank in a Country? [on hold]

I would like to understand the standard requirements to bring in a commercial bank into an undeveloped country. I was raised in an undeveloped country and I would like to bring an internationally ...
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How to properly incorporate media icons/logos? [on hold]

I am working on a website where we are going to be providing resources of different kinds. Like Google Docs, Slack channels, Github repositories, and maybe more. We wanted to incorporate the logos/...
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How are sites like flaticon legal?

From my current limited research, I have come under the impression that some companies do not like it when their logo is modified. For example, in the Twitter Trademark Guidelines (which can be ...
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Semi-Commercial Image License

Creative Commons offers a series of licenses, some of which allow people to use your images commercially, while others prohibit commercial usage. I have some images that lie somewhere in between. I ...
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Source License for App [on hold]

I wrote an app and it's on Apple's App Store. I'd like to make the source code available for education purposes and for anyone to look at for learning or inspiration. I'd like to make the source code ...
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Why can't logos of companies be used by referring to nominative fair use?

Companies have trademarks on their logos. If I want to use their logos in my own production, I need permission to do so. But if my production makes it clear that the use of the logo is only meant to ...
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What happens in Ontario if the tenant does not move out at the end of the term?

The standard Ontario residential tenancy agreement (http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/FormDetail?OpenForm&ACT=RDR&TAB=PROFILE&SRCH=&ENV=WWE&TIT=2229E&NO=...
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A UK scammer frauded money from US victim

Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer?
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Why is Front Running markets not treated as insider trading?

Front-Running is described in the book Flashboys and relies on an information advantage, that is apparently provided by the exchanges to a select few. Is said practice somehow different from ...
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Problems faced by law firms [on hold]

What are the problems/obstacles faced by law firms and independent lawyers on a daily basis and which they would like to be solved so they can focus on dealing with legal matters.
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Is there an appropriate way to 'decommission' military surplus garbs? [on hold]

I have a nice pair of boots issued to Marine Corps members, I bought it from a surplus store. To be respectful, I would like to decommission the boots, that way service members will know I am not a ...
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Buying a home in NYC as a non-citizen with no previous ties with the U.S

If a person wins, let's say, the equivalent of US$ 300 million in another country, goes to New York City and buys a house there, they certainly need to report their own residence in order to live ...
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Employer withholds last paycheck in Virginia

I signed my exit interview form that stated I gave back my property that I had from the company during my employ and that I was receiving my last paycheck. The employer only put the check number on my ...
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Is there a legal path for overturning Nixon vs US (not to be confused with US v Nixon)?

Nixon v US established that impeachment is not justiciable. However, this provides a path for it to become a carte blanche unrestrained power of Congress. This is a far cry from its intended aim of ...
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Does “solicit” mean the solicitor must receive what is being solicited in context of 52 U.S. Code Section 30121?

Background The impeachment of Trump over the Trump-Ukraine scandal has been all over the news as of late for the public hearings. One of the things under scrutiny is the fact that President Trump ...
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Are secret societies legal?

What is the legal status of secret societies? Some assumptions on these societies to restrict the question: 1) They are not involved in unlawful activities in the countries in which members operate....
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Mental Health Mass Shootings Schizophrenia [on hold]

Australia gun regulations took into affect after a mental health mass shooting with Schizophrenia. Has something similar occurred in the United States that the 2th amendment is here to stay?
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Elements of bribery: what is a “thing of value”?

There is lately some suggestion that a US president who withholds aid to a foreign country on the condition that the foreign country investigate a political opponent constitutes bribery. The ...
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What legal action can a US-based company take against a foreigner for scraping their website? [on hold]

Background: Acme Corporation hosts an online discussion forum that's used by worldwide users. Acme is registered in the United States. As you would imagine, online discussions sometimes turn ... ...
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Is a corrupt Attorney General able to quash any and all Federal investgations?

(I'll try to ask this in as non-biased way as possible) If an Attorney General is part of a corrupt administration, would he or she be able to quash any and all Federal investigations related to that ...
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In England & Wales, how much latitude is there in the phrase “at business premises” in VERA S.29(2C)?

In the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (as amended), Section 29, Subsection 2C, an exception is made to the offence of using or keeping a vehicle which is unlicensed, "if the vehicle is kept ...
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AutomoSpeaker exploded - auto

My car speaker exploded. The volume was all the way down to zero, but there was a sudden and explosive boom. Now the speaker rattles and my ears hurt for a couple of days. Videos from others have ...
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Can a thief legally use force to prevent you from take your property back, in Germany

In this comment on another stack a user claims: Even in thoroughly socialist places such as e.g. Germany where criminals have more rights than lawful people (see e.g. BGB 858 and 859 which not only ...
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Leave Germany for few months after having registered

I am a an Italian university employee in Munich. I have rented a flat until the end of November and I did the "Anmeldung" in the offices of the burgeburo. Now I need to leave Germany for 4 months due ...
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Gun regulation Australia [on hold]

If I recall Australia increased regulation of its guns after a mass shooting. This seems to be at odds with the vast majority of the United States gun ownership laws. It also concerns me what might ...
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Can a website incur liability for linking to a funding campaign for a lawsuit against it?

A large website that hosts user-created content has recently announced that it is redacting links to a fundraising campaign for a lawsuit against it "under direction from [its] legal team." Is there a ...
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Does nulidad de pleno derecho cause effects ex tunc?

spain Does nulidad de pleno derecho1, 2 cause effects ex tunc? 1: I don’t know the translation. 2: See also art. 6 of Real Decreto de 24 de julio de 1889 por el que se publica el Código ...
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Is replacing a failed part with a faulty design with the same part considered a repair, in the EU

I am wondering about a situation that used to happen with the 2011 series of MacBook Pros. At one time, they all started to fail, one after the other. The root of the problem was identified and well ...
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Would a hypothetical anonymous musical be artist in violation of Spotify's Terms of Service?

In Spotify's Terms of Service (specifically, Section 8: User guidelines, Statement #8.22 of https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/spotify-for-artists-terms-and-conditions/), Spotify states that in ...
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Can the racial/ethnic makeup of a company be used in a discrimination case?

Suppose a company is made up 100 employees, and that 75 of them are from the same ethnic background or race, say Jewish, or black. The company is in an industry that has nothing to do with that race, ...
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Volunteer Labor Union in New York State

In the state of New York, is it legal for a group of volunteers to form a labor union? If not clearly legal, is there anything that prohibits a labor union of volunteers? Clarifing edit I am ...
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Can a president be evicted from the White House?

Currently, there are impeachment investigations going on for the POTUS. Lets say the POTUS is formally impeached and Trump is removed from office. However Trump refuses to leave the White House on ...
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Legal status of corporate nondiscrimination policies

I work for an organization that has a standard nondiscrimination policy. They state that they are an Equal Opportunity Employer and list about 20 protected classes on the basis of which they ban ...
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Legal contract vs agreement made through email and facebook messages [on hold]

An agreement is made in California with my sister and another person through emails and facebook messenger that the person will be taking the year long lease but only until December. After December my ...
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Renouncing Moroccan citizenship

What can a Moroccan do to renounce their Moroccan citizenship? I have no ties or any affiliations with Morocco nor have I ever been happy to be one, and I despise it. I wasn't even born there in the ...
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What is the legality behind landlords throwing away tenants belongings UK?

Me and my housemates have started having issues with our landlords, where they will dispose of any utensils left on the kitchen worktop or in cupboards without being cleaned. Before moving into the ...
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Signing a contract where some agreement is mentioned but not disclosed?

I got a termination contract that should be signed by 3 parties - me and 2 others. Basically, it is about the termination of initial contract. Thing is some specific agreement with id number is ...
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Is an auto-submitting form GDPR/DPA-compliant?

TL;DR is a form that automatically submits itself, even after the user has closed the window, GDPR-compliant? An organisation I am part of has an online form on their intranet for reporting incidents ...
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Copyright on a artwork based on a tutorial

I'm not asking about a specific case, but I'm interested to know about the general principles that would cover the following scenario: A CGI artist makes a tutorial on how to design and make a ...

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