All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
3answers
139 views

Can a man who owns a strip of land going through another's house extort the owner of the house with threat to build on the land?

There was a recent article on cracked.com discussing an individual who accidentally purchased a tiny strip of land, worth approximately 50 dollars, thinking he was purchasing the house it ran through. ...
0
votes
2answers
57 views

Is it illegal to NOT store logs within the UK? (VPN related)

Introduction: I co-run a VPN company. I have a few legal questions since our service has a strict NO-LOG policy enforced. Question: In the UK, it is illegal to store sensitive and private customer ...
1
vote
3answers
62 views

Is due process a civil right or liberty?

Civil liberties are rights afforded to people that the government cannot impose upon. Civil rights govern government processes in an attempt to make them fair. Is due process a civil right or ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

Is there any legal way to stop specific websites from offering nulled versions of my software for free?

Last year I wrote a piece of software that functions as an accessory application for a large forum software suite. Specifically, it is an "Application" for Invision Community. You can find other ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

Can State/City bar US Federal LEO from certain locations?

The Official Website of the City of New York claims: Federal enforcement officers, which includes ICE, cannot enter hospitals, schools, or shelters. What exactly does this mean? E.g., suppose an ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

In Canada's famous “Ron Engineering” case, what really is protected by Contract A?

In Ron Engineering, the supreme court ruled that a "Contract A" is formed when a bidder submits a bid. This seems to imply that Contract A is formed by the bidder, not the receiver of that bid, ...
0
votes
2answers
37 views

does the phrase below mean a 'No Comment' notification must be received?

Project Co shall implement the plan submitted in accordance with Section 4.6(a)(iii) upon receipt of a NO COMMENT notification from Contracting Authority, in accordance with Schedule 10 - Review ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Are “de facto independence” and “de jure independence” really international law terms?

I have seen a certain factions of Taiwan independence supporters claiming that Taiwan's current status is "de facto independence" and only needs to formally declare independence to make its status "de ...
-1
votes
1answer
21 views

Investment Service Business - What are the legal requirements? [closed]

What are the legal requirements of operating an investment service that trades cryptocurrencies on the behalf of clients? Specifically in the United States. Clients would send their cryptocurrency ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

How do I protect my assets in a will from being passed to potential second spouse if my wife should remarry and die?

Jurisdiction in in the USA . I do have children and want them to have my assets should my wife remarry and --pass away-- and not to her second spouse. We are writing our will out and someone ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

FCC: 1975 Rules Relating to Multiple Ownership ( 47 C.F.R. § 73.34, 73.240 and 73.636 ) source? does it exist?

Where can I find the original/historical 47 C.F.R. § 73.34, 73.240 and 73.636? To clarify, I'm looking at wikipedia: Cross ownership rules of 1975, but cannot find the primary source: Amendment of §§...
5
votes
4answers
160 views

When purchasing with excess cash in a shop, is the sale completed when I pay, or only when I receive change

I'm asking purely out of curiosity, and would be happy with answers relating to any jurisdiction(s). As an example, Ben wants to buy a banana from Sam's shop. Bananas are priced at £0.50 each. Ben ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Is it legal to copy the design of a website only to demonstrate coding ability to clients, nothing more?

I'm trying to find out what is "fair use" or not. I'm a web developer trying to get off the ground and my website portfolio has nothing. So, I'm thinking to have a section of my website called "how-to ...
1
vote
2answers
26 views

Is a contribution clause necessary in dual-licensed MIT-or-Apache code?

I’ve noticed a lot of dual-licensed MIT-or-Apache Rust projects have added this clause concerning contributions: ### Contribution Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution ...
1
vote
3answers
127 views

What to do if seller sends more than ordered?

I recently ordered one volume of sheet music online from a boutique publisher in The Netherlands that only accepts orders via email (I'm located in Sweden). My email clearly stated a single product ...
2
votes
3answers
55 views

When not to participate in a civil case appeal

Suppose a party files a notice of appeal and gets an appeal brief due date and properly responds however the intended appellees ignore the notice of appeal aka do not respond to the notice of appeal - ...
2
votes
2answers
158 views

How to prevent assets in a will from being passed to a person suffering from incurable dementia?

Triggered by this question, a similar one. How can I write a will such that if a beneficiary is suffering from senile dementia at the time I die, they are passed elsewhere? The situation may well ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

Under what circumstances is summary judgment or an expedited trial granted?

From what I understand, a summary judgment is granted by a judge if the facts are not in dispute. So what is the threshold for this? Example: A hits B, and B sues for assault and battery. During the ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

What can I do if the tenant has vacated the apartment but didn't pay last month bill for electricity?

I have an apartment which I gave to 3 students on rent. This month they vacated the apartment without paying the last month electricity bill. I have no written agreement but did police verification. ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Legality of Cyber Attack on illegal foreign website

I live in a country where website that provides pornography, illegal drugs, prostitution, illegal gambling, etc are forbidden (in Indonesia). But foreign websites (ex. from western countries) on those ...
-1
votes
1answer
37 views

For what “apparently formalistic procedural reasons” would courts deny potential illegality to continue unchallenged?

I read the judgment on BAILII, but still don't grasp the meaning of the boldening. Bradley, Ewing. Constitutional and Administrative Law (2018 17 ed). p 683.       Claims for ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

Why would estoppel allow officials to play fast and loose with legal rules and the limits of a public authority’s powers, duties or jurisdiction?

I read all three cases in footnote 193, but they don't explain the boldening.       At an earlier time, the courts rejected the use of the private law doctrine of estoppel in easing ...
-1
votes
1answer
17 views

2 meanings of 'power in Admin Law – 'authority to restrict or take away the rights of others' v 'the capacity to act in a certain way'

See emboldening pls. What are the other differences between the two meanings of 'power'? I don't reckon I spotted any! Isn't (b) just a type of (a)? 'authority to restrict or take away the rights of ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

What can a victim company do when it's hard to differentiate between a Physical Pentest from a Criminal Physical Penetration

Red Team: Adversary Simulation. A team of penetration testers (a red team) is hired to legally break into a facility to test its security. Since the job of Red Teaming and Penetration Testing, ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Ownership of email

I am employed for a company (in New Zealand) that has its own domain and which runs their own mail server. At the time of my employ I was at liberty to forward email from (myemail)@(company.name) to ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

In addition to base pay, what other payment in lieu of benefits must employer provide?

I may be confused about this. In Canada, in addition to the hourly rate, must an employer pay any additional fees, like vacation pay? I know one place I work paid 4% of base rate in lieu of vacation. ...
1
vote
2answers
108 views

What are one's options, if he is incorrectly listed as defendant in civil lawsuit?

A little background: Two employees working for a competing beauty salon left it and came to us to rent out two stations. Since day one we have had landlord-tenant and not employer-employee ...
-3
votes
1answer
65 views

Could evidence obtained through time travel be admitted under the Fourth Amendment?

This is of course a wild hypothetical question and there is probably no good answer. Suppose a police force obtained a time machine and wanted to use this to obtain evidence to investigate crimes and ...
36
votes
1answer
7k views

How to protect assets from being passed to a beneficiary in a will when they are likely to die soon also

I'm going through the process of creating a simple (my first) last will and testament. I'm young with modest assets. I'm married with no children and live in the United States. I'd like to have ...
2
votes
3answers
106 views

Mootness as a strategy to maintain unconstitutional regulations

In the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) arguments for New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York almost all time seemed to be devoted to the question of mootness. This case is ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Trademark on name “Galactica”

I am not very knowledgeable in the matters of international trademark law so I was hoping to get some insight here. I am considering a development of a computer game and the best name I came up with ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Can licenses and disclaimers be summarized?

Software licenses try to avoid ambiguity, which results in them being rather lengthy and hard to read. Would I be okay with flippantly summarizing the gist or spirit of a license in another place (...
-1
votes
2answers
72 views

What is the intent and limit of case law?

What is the purpose, intent, scope, authority and/or limitations of case law? Does case law have limitations? Can case law create procedural rules, civil and/or criminal? Can procedural rules be ...
2
votes
0answers
28 views

What is the meaning of “equality” in the South African constitution

In the South African constitution, the beginning of Chapter 1 reads: The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the following values: (a) Human dignity, ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

What would go into proving you are an employee and not a contractor?

To my understanding, in Canada, an employee is given more protection and entitlements under the law, than a contractor. What would go into proving one is an employee and not a contractor? Would this ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

Does usage of a title/salutation like doctor/professor have legal ramifications?

As I identify as a male adult, my understanding is that I should select "Mr." when asked for my title when filling out forms. I noticed a feature in my online bank portal which allowed me to change ...
0
votes
2answers
127 views

Can police receive prison time for misconduct?

Suppose that someone is a victim of police misconduct and the officer who was on duty at the time is eventually found guilty of police misconduct. Usually the victim walks out with award money (...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

What is the extent of the prohibition for non-US citizens to teach in US public schools?

I see mentioned in a Bloomberg Law piece that in Ambach v. Norwick, 441 U.S. 68 (1979) Upholding a statute barring aliens from teaching in public schools, the [Supreme] Court reasoned that the "...
0
votes
3answers
82 views

What happens if a story is not copy righted

If a person makes a story up and doesn't copyright it can anyone copy it and then copyright it themselves?
0
votes
1answer
98 views

Missed flight, can we take the airline to court to claim money to rebook remaining flights?

A couple of weeks ago me and my partner went on holiday. We had booked with Thai Airways and had a multi-part ticket. London -> Bangkok, Bangkok -> Tokyo, Osaka -> London (via Bangkok) On the day of ...
2
votes
2answers
39 views

How does automatic specific enforcement allow claimants 'to sell the right to specific performance for more than the performance's true value to him'?

Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 557. Counterpoint The current level of damages awarded is the outcome of balancing the various policies identified in Chapter 13. If we ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Why's it paradoxical that Wrotham Park damages protect the claimant’s performance interest by enforcing a sale of the claimant’s right?

I scanned both pages. Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 538. Paradoxically, Wrotham Park damages protect the claimant’s performance interest by enforcing a sale of the claimant’...
-2
votes
0answers
22 views

What does 'in reliance on the security of their receipt' mean?

Mindy Chen-Wishart. Contract Law (2018 6 edn). p 354. To whom does 'their' refer? What does 'receipt' mean? Who received what?
-3
votes
0answers
37 views

Terms & conditions for Private Individual (EU): what is Google Cloud Platform Phone number? [closed]

My website is running with a GCP. I'm doing this as a private Individual, It's not a commercial project. In order to comply to legal terms here in Europe, I understand that my obligation is to state ...
-1
votes
0answers
33 views

How do judges push litigants toward settlements?

In the U.S., thousands of lawsuits are filed each year, and yet only a small fraction (2% of so) go to trial. Most of them are settled. Judges have an incentive to try to achieve such results and take ...
-1
votes
1answer
118 views

Can a public school host a female non-binary and transgender event and exclude all males?

I was wondering if a school can host a female non-binary and transgender field trip or event and not include males. This is a public high school in California.
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Can a contractor have scheduled work canclled for no reason?

I work as a contractor for a company. A (small) dispute arose over an invoice I submitted. Out of retaliation the company cancelled my scheduled shifts. Are they allowed to do that? This is in Canada. ...
-2
votes
0answers
53 views

Please name 5 countries with very broad and effective prohibitions on retrospective civil law and cite your sources [closed]

I have spent a significant amount of web searching, skimming books, on worldcat, and searching journal keywords for multi country comparative retroactive / retrospective civil law sources to answer ...
-1
votes
1answer
56 views

Is there a legal way to opt-out of submitting fingerprints for professional licensing?

I am interested in taking the CPA exam. One of the requirements to take the test is have my fingerprints taken, ostensibly to verify my identity at the testing center. (https://nasba.org/blog/2008/01/...
28
votes
1answer
8k views

How Can NASA Images/Videos Not Be Copyrighted?

NASA content - images, audio, video, and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format - generally are not copyrighted. https://www....

15 30 50 per page