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Do I have a right to British citizenship?

I currently have a dual-citizenships. I am German and Spanish. However, I was born in the UK and moved to another country at the age of three. I would like to know if I have a right to British ...
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When are advisory rulings ever not “private legal advice”?

I asked my state board of counseling professionals for an advisory ruling. Here is the statute that says I can ask for an advisory ruling from them: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/5/...
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Should I get a lawyer after my accident?

Last Tuesday I got in an accident with a lady who is insured with GEICO. I merged into the middle lane (three lane highway in TX) I was in the lane and all of a sudden this lady who was in my left ...
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Is joke an intellectual property?

Say that I read on the internet a funny story with a punch line at the end saying: "Don't buy it if the experts publish studies about it." I liked it and I drew a comic on a bit different topic ...
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Copyright on public debate

In the US, two speakers have a public debate. It is free of charge to all who show up at the public venue. No one is paid anything but (possibly) expenses such as travel. Any additional expenses for ...
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a license agreement that is automatically terminated in practice

When I read the license agreement of my samsung cell phone, I noticed that lending the phone's software (its OS) is prohibited. Also according to the license agreement, it is automatically terminated ...
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Tenant rights in Spain

My girlfriend is doing an Erasmus in Madrid, Spain, and she lives in a flat with some other roommates, none of whom has signed a tenancy agreement with the landlord (I know, not very wise...). Today ...
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Are my tenants entitled to stay beyond their lease period on a month-to-month basis or are they required to leave by the last day in their lease term?

This is for the state of Colorado. My current tenants' lease expires on 6/30/2016. I informed them on 4/20/2016 that I was planning to sell the house, but that the terms of their lease would not be ...
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Do I have to submit a fuel receipt when I'm not claiming fuel?

Im in the UK. I drive my car on business insurance for work. I claim mileage with details of my car e.g. engine size. I've been told that in future I must submit fuel receipts even though I am not ...
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Maiden name for an unmarried adopted woman

A birth certificate document (legal) asks for mom's maiden name; mom was adopted and never married, and her last name has changed. Which last name is her maiden name? The name before or after the ...
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Would the UK still have to leave the EU if they changed their mind after invoking Article 50?

After the brexit referendum results came in, there has been a lot of talk about Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union: Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance ...
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What's a valid false advertising case and how does it get pursued?

There's a company who helps people rent apartments. You go to their site, search, a map appears with markers at specific locations. You see a location you like. Maybe it's on a beach. Maybe it's on a ...
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Can I hire a lawyer with contingent pay in the US while from abroad?

We have purchased some equipment online in a pre-order from an U.S. based company. It was divided in 2 different orders: one order of 11 units (with the promise of 1 extra unit for free), and one ...
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Why Can’t I prove Negligence & claim damages in delayed Admission Decision?

A gov admitting agency had the mandate to green-light my application but they halted it pending transcript verification from my previous university. I was later admitted but BECAUSE i wasn’t admitted ...
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How do organizations with BYOD policy handle code theft?

Some corporations have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, and some may allow their employees to take their laptops home for usage. What if an employee takes the code and develops something outside ...
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Confirming Child Abuse

Confirming Child Abuse What is the minimum amount of evidence needed to legally verify child abuse (or neglect) is occurring, what parties "officially" confirm this, and is it only "officially" ...
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“Enforcement” of 4th amendment absent exclusionary rule

Background: I am a lay person with some passing interest in the law. The Supreme Court recently decided Utah v. Strieff, 579 U.S. ___, in which it held that the attenuation exception to the ...
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How can a license agreement or terms of use be enforced on a minor?

Since a license agreement/terms of use document is a contract between the publisher and the end-user, and since minors are prohibited from entering into legally binding contracts in most U.S. states, ...
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Contract alteration, what prevents it?

What's to stop counterparties to a contract from later marking up their copy with changes and forging initials, or swapping signature pages from one contract to another? Context here is executing ...
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What do the dissents argue in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt?

Here is a the text of the supreme court decision on June 27, 2016 in which the court decided 5-3 to strike down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortion providers. I have skimmed through it and ...
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Do I have to pay for a drink if a vendor cannot accept payment?

Recently I was served a drink at the pub where I intended to pay by debit card and had no alternative payment method available (e.g. cash). The card reader was faulty and I consumed my drink whilst ...
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Legal to dock pay for (alleged) damage to merchandise?

I got a temp job to make some money. I quit, as they were docking my pay so much that I made no money. I can't imagine this is legal. First, the backstory. This Virginia toy reseller purchased 20,...
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Medical. Is it legal to treat someone without reporting it to the US government?

I have a friend that wants to treat me, but is highly concerned about doing so "off the clock" if you will. He's an oncologist for a large Hospital and is forbidden from doing work outside of the ...
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Can expunged records be discussed by an employer during a reference check

I know that legally there is nothing wrong with disclosing all details of an expunged criminal record, and that employers are allowed to say anything that is true. However, are there any laws that ...
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When can someone be charged with theft in Canada?

I mentioned in a previous question, when I moved out I accidentally took something that wasn't mine and returned it. Out of curiosity could this be considered theft? What if someone returns something ...
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How does motor vehicle insurance cover third parties in India?

I was recently involved in an accident while riding my motorcycle. I had entered the junction immediately after the signal turned green and just before I exited the signal, an erring lorry driver ...
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Can I demand a contract payment for work that has been created if the final payment for the work is due based on client approval

I'm just going to start off by saying I don't need a recommendation on writing a better contract. I am fully aware of my contract's strengths and weaknesses. However, I would like to know if I can ...
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Is audio/video release form necessary for videos submitted voluntarily over email?

I am working on a project that requires me to email subscribers asking for video testimonials of our product. We will of course be using the testimonials for advertising, and this will be clearly ...
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What is the origin and significance of distinguishing between “misdemeanor” and “felony”?

As far as I know, the difference in definition is merely that a "misdemeanor" is something punishable by a year or less in prison, and a "felony" is something punishable by more than one year in ...
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Is word “Times” in name of Newspapers trademarked or is it generic word?

I'd like to ask about all those "X Times" newspapers. like NY Times,LA Times. Can i create another newspaper that will have word "Times" in it? (Like "My Hobby Times") I've checked in Trademark ...
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Can I set an expiration date on works I publish?

I think the current "death + 70 years" expiration is absurd, and I doubt that by then any work I publish will be culturally relevant, much less marketable. Suppose I publish a book or blog post today,...
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How should I dress for Jury Selection?

I have been chosen, after filling out a questionnaire, to appear for jury selection. I have no desire to influence whether or not I am chosen, but at the same time I wish to appear respectable. What ...
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Is it illegal to sell my original Video game music for a fan game?

So I am making an original video game soundtrack for a fan game I have started developing. The thing is that I want to sell this soundtrack on BandCamp, and IDK if it's legal sense I am going to be ...
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Why is the trade name of a drug always written in all caps, even when the wordmark isn't?

One thing I've consistently noticed in TV commercials and other marketing materials for drugs is that the trade name for a drug, especially a prescription drug, is almost always written in all caps ...
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What recourse do I have against commercial use of my image?

Somebody took photos of my wife on a treadmill at a gym without her permission. One of those photos appeared a week later in the local paper in an advertisement for a car dealership. Subsequently my ...
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Child custody jurisdiction

Facts Two parents have in force a child custody agreement (a/k/a Parenting Plan, PP) in U.S. state X. The PP stipulates shared residential time with their minor child between the parents per a ...
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Definition of food?

What is the legal definition of food in the United States? Particularly, in the context of food, food products, food industry, food additives, etc., what is a precise, formal, legal definition of ...
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Is it legal to charge GST2 of 2.5% in Australia?

I recently bought a meal at a restaurant and when I looked at the receipt later I noticed that it shows a GST2 charge of 2.5%. As far as I know there has only been one GST rate in Australia since it ...
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Fraudulent Lease

I live at an apartment complex in Texas that has cut and pasted the Texas Apartment Association's logo onto their leases, but are not now or possibly never was a member. I was always suspicious by the ...
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What effect does Brexit have on Britons' Right to be Forgotten?

As I understand it, the Right to be Forgotten was promulgated solely as an EU regulation1. Assuming that the UK follows through and leaves the EU, would search engines no longer have to remove ...
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Distributing machine learning models (e.g., word embeddings) based on non-sharable datasets

Many corpora (= datasets containing texts) are not freely available and/or their license do not allow redistribution and/or commercial use and/or require share-alike. For example, the Linguistic Data ...
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Conflict of Interest for Private Consulting While Working at Company in Same Industry?

I have plans to branch out into private consulting in the field I am currently employed in. Several exisiting clients have approached me expressing strong interest in working with me privately, based ...
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Administrative Subpoena - Do you have to comply?

This is purely academic. I am following the ExxonMobil and Attorney General Maura Healey lawsuit because it interests me from a purely academic standpoint. Here's a link from the Boston Hearld ...
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What can a father do to become the primary caregiver?

My girlfriend and I live in Indiana. Someday, we would like to get married and have a baby. And God could surprise us with a baby anytime before marriage too. Ideally, I would like to split parenting ...
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Is disclosing a trade secret only to a judge in court, as happened in “The Prestige”, something that could happen in reality?

The 2006 film The Prestige begins with a magician drowning while performing a magic trick, with another man accused of murdering him. During the trial, the magician's engineer is asked to reveal the ...
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Company knowingly debit fees it is not due from bank account and does not return it: is this fraud or theft?

This morning, I was reading this article on the Consumerist about a man who cancelled his business service with Comcast. In summary, he had an early termination fee of $1,775 debited from his bank ...
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What would happen if my girlfriend got pregnant?

What would happen if my girlfriend got pregnant and gave birth to our child? Who would get custody of our child? How much child support would I have to pay? Would either of us have to drop out of ...
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What size restaurants in NYC must provide bathrooms?

Some small restaurants in NYC with only a small seating area offer a bathroom for customers, but most small restaurants do not. What is the law in NYC? What size or type restaurant must provide ...
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How does a cancelled Delaware Domestic LLC affect the company's California Foreign LLC?

A Delaware Domestic LLC is cancelled status. The LLC has a California Foreign LLC. Is the Californian Foreign LLC legally able to continue in business, if the Domestic LLC is in cancelled status?
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Wire tap law - Better Call Saul

At the season finale of Better Call Saul: Season 2. Chuck records Jimmy admitting to committing a felony. The recording was obtained without Jimmy's permission (the tape recorder was hidden). Wouldn't ...

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