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Documentation for “appropriate, standard legal practice” in rendering written decisions

A question arose while reading "Impartial hearings under the IDEA: legal issues and answers." IHO = Impartial Hearing Officer in a special education impartial hearing (a type of ...
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Irreconcilable differences between attorney and client?

What type of irreconcilable differences might exist between an attorney and client to cause the attorney to withdraw from a divorce case? Is this code language for not paying attorney fees or is it ...
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Are “sock puppet” sites that generate ad revenue with recycled articles legal?

I'm wondering about the legality of a practice, for which I can only think to title it "sock puppet site ad revenue farming by recycling articles". I don't know what else to call this, what I've found....
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Can I legally download an MP3 version of songs on a record or casette that I purchased but is now damaged?

I have several old records and casettes of pop music albums some of which are damaged. While I am the legal owner of the recorded media, I do not own the copyright. I understand this. Does ...
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How long am I supposed to keep previous tenant's packages

I live in Nevada, US. I moved into my house 4 months ago and have been receiving packages addressed to my old tenant ever since. The first package arrived about 2 weeks since I moved in (meaning ...
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What does equitable mean, especially in special education law?

I understand equitable as it's used in ordinary speech, but not in the legal sense, apparently. Here is some legal text I'm having trouble understanding: "In order to have a chance at ...
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Is a fully executed lease with a serious error legally binding?

I have a fully executed apartment lease, signed by myself and the property manager, that unambiguously states that the monthly rent is $0. This is an obvious error. Am I legally obligated to pay rent?...
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Is it legal to record an episode of a TV series or a movie?

Is it legal to record an episode of a TV series or a movie? Isn't it considered as making an illegal copy of the movie?
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Can one rent office space to a partnership if landlord prohibits subleasing?

Most residential leases include various terms to the effect of prohibiting subleasing of the property. If you're a member of a partnership and/or a corporation, and require office space in order to ...
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How can I find out who an attorney represented in a case?

I think an attorney may have represented two opponents at the same time. What are the legal requirements on attorneys and is there a way to find out who their client was? I believe my divorce ...
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Is sharing old movies online a case of praeter legem?

The Czech national television doesn't share some of the older movies in their archive, in their own words because in the year they were buying distribution rights, nobody gave them the right to share ...
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Can parents throw out belongings you have kept in their house?

I moved away for school when I was 19. At the time, I was living in my parents' house and left most of my possessions. While I was away for school, my parent's got divorced. I'm not clear on the ...
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(In context of Indian parliament) what do the words “demand” and “grant” mean in the phrase “demand for grant”?

My book has explained the phrase "demand for grant" in the chapter "Indian Parliament" but i do not understand what do "demand" and "grant" mean. I tried googling them but did not find any valuable ...
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Is it illegal to bypass user agreement window?

I have a download page with many files. If a user clicks on the download button of a file, then a window with user agreements shows, and you can only download the file by pressing the I agree button, ...
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LLC self-employment taxes

I'm about to start a small business and am going to do it under an LLC (sole proprietorship in federal tax eyes). I had assumed a much heftier tax rate around ~30% but I'm seeing just tax for self-...
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Can A Person Move Out Before 60 Days

I dont understand why it HAS to be 60 days notice that a tenant must give. Why can you not give notice to your landlord and just move out say within a month? What happens if your living in a unit ...
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Storing vechicle for friend

I stored a truck for a friend who died. Do I have to give it to his estate? His daughter said she didn't care. I have had possession for 3 months. What do I do.
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How different does something have to be so it doesn't infringe on a copyright?

I'm an engineer and I wanted to make a toy for my 3 year old daughter for Christmas. She loves Little Einsteins but since that was 12 years ago, they don't really make many of the toys anymore. Any ...
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If I giveaway half of my wage saving to my parent, Is there any chance that my wife could ask some of this back after divorce?

If I giveaway half of my wage saving to my parent, Is there any chance that my wife could ask some of this back after divorce? Show your reference from authentic sources.
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Is fulfilling the duties of a “second” in seppuku a crime in modern Japan?

Seppuku is a Japanese suicide ritual by disembowelment that was often used by Samurai to attenuate shame or avoid being captured. The ritual traditionally involves a "second" who would perform a ...
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How do you fill out a motion to modify without the other party's income amounts?

It is really that simple. My state requires certain paperwork for a motion to modify custody (which will modify support), including income and expense statements for both parties. When you don't ...
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Could one claim self defense in killing if he could prove indirect, but not immediate threat?

I was just watching a movie, Training Day, (Edit: Spoiler - read no further if you'd like to not have the plot spoiled) where a good police officer is applying for a position on a narcotics unit, but ...
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What is the law regarding Christmas activities in public school systems?

Consider a scenario where a public school that set aside some time to show Christmas themed movies and for the students to exchange some gifts with each other. Is this permitted? What is the law ...
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Shipping company offering insurance on TV that cannot be claimed

I have sold TV on ebay and then used https://www.parcel2go.com for shipping, I choose to add insurance for 250 GBP. Today I got a claim opened on ebay that TV was damaged there is obvious damage to ...
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If someone steals something of mine, is it legal to steal it back?

Let's say someone steals my phone. I use tracking tools to figure out where it is, then call it to make it ring (so I know it is my phone and not just someone else's with the same model). If I take ...
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Is an error in a Rent Increase Notice binding?

I have just received a letter and email from my landlord stating that the rent will be increased in accordance with Residential Tenancies Act 1997. Increased rent will be $600.00 per month, an ...
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Can an immigrant with an electronic tag (ankle monitor) be hired?

My parents own a small restaurant. While they were looking for a full-time employee, Latino woman, a mother of one child, applied with all the qualifying documents like SSN, and etc. (according to my ...
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Can the phrase “who is on my wifi?” be protected from use by others?

I own a app called "who is on my wifi?" which offers a functionality you can guess, giving you list of devices connected to your wifi router. There is one similar app which is older than mine and ...
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Are you allowed to strike a person if they say you can?

It's my understanding if a person agrees to fight then it's legal. So if they say "hit me" does that mean it's legal for a person to hit them? What if they obviously mean it in a sarcastic way, or ...
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Does anyone know if this counts as assault?

I saw this YouTube video where a reporter tries to follow a man into his business. The man punches the reporter in the face. Does anyone know if this was ever taken to court? If not, would it likely ...
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What is meant by the provision about electors in the Seventeenth Amendment?

I was reading about the Seventeenth Amendment and had a question about one of the sentences in its opening paragraph: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each ...
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In Canada, what is the term of copyright on works owned by a corporation?

As far as I can tell, the Copyright Act only provides for human authors. If an employee or several employees create a work in the course of their employment, do they own the copyright, so that it ...
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Is it legal to use a Similar item of another Person's work in your own Work?

I'm going to use Ketchapp's Basketball App as an Example. In the Game, you can have Unlockable Skins for your Basketball, and some of those Skins are recognizable icons or things from other games like ...
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How long can the government hold bail money?

How long can bail be held by the government? I was under the assumption that bail money is used as an incentive to get a criminal defendant to appear in court. However, I have recently been informed ...
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Electronic signature in France

In France, the Article 1316-3 (mirror) created by Law n°2000-230 on March 13, 2000 - art. 3 JORF March 14 2000 says that: "L'écrit sur support électronique a la même force probante que l'écrit sur ...
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Would an automatic download for LGPL libraries be permittable under LGPLv3?

Disclaimer: I am not a native English speaker NOR am I versed in the law beyond the basics you learn in highschool-/uni-courses. I am writing a software which uses LGPL licensed libraries. From ...
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Is it legal to retain customer card details when making transactions over the phone (UK)?

In a small business we have people who make orders over the phone (commonly known as card not present). Common practice is to directly input the details into the machine as the customer reads them out....
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Can I bundle Apache 2.0 licensed components in a GPL 3 licensed project?

I am creating a project that I would like to open source and license under the GPL 3 License. The project will come with a bundled version of an open source component which is licensed under the ...
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If a law is proven to be unconstitutional, can the Legislators who approved it be sued?

In Argentina several laws are sanctioned which later are proved to be unconstitutional. Yet, until someone appeals the law, that law is applied unconstitutionally to a lot of people with the harm it ...
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What are the legal steps I can take if buyer doesn't pay me for an item?

I am about to send a package to a shop. I talked to them through Instagram and they have sent me pictures showing they are really that shop. Also my friend just visited the shop a few days ago. We ...
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What is the legal status of data (intentionally deleted or not) on a second-hand computer?

If a person purchases a second-hand computer, and the seller has not wiped the hard drives of that computer before the sale, is it legal for the buyer to access the data on it? Alternatively, if the ...
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What means are available for recourse if I was ripped off by a business?

I contacted a business, initially via telephone then email, after seeing a product on their webpage and ended up paying for an item ($5,000). Over the course of a month, the item was never shipped and ...
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Filling out an affidavit of personal service

I am filling out an affidavit of personal service, "Form D," found at http://www.sro.nysed.gov/forms/default.html For the most part, the fill-in-the-blanks parts look pretty straightforward. The top ...
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How do I find the number of speeding citations issued per day by state?

I am having a difficult time finding the average number of speeding citations/tickets issued per day, per state. How would one go about obtaining this crime data? It seems like it would be very easy ...
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Can I legally record a video when driving and talking to the camera?

Can I legally record a video when driving and talking to the camera? E.g.: Some clarifications following comments the question received: It seems like this might run afoul of laws against ...
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Tenant Law - Pay full rent for one day over 30-day notice?

I've been skimming over this trying to find if a landlord can demand rent for me staying a day over my 30 day notice. Specifically because the landlord is out of town that day. Can a landlord demand ...
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What does “electronic verbatim record” mean?

What does "electronic verbatim record" mean, and how is it different from "written" in the following: (v) A written or, at the option of the parents, electronic verbatim record of the proceedings ...
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Do insurance companies have legal obligations to help their clients?

I was t-boned in a parking lot in Utah. I have Allstate insurance. The police came and gathered insurance information from both parties and gave each of us copies. I believe they later made a ...
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Am I authorized to publish a solution manual for a book I haven't written?

Bob wrote a solution manual for book X. (solution manual = a manual that presents solutions for some/all exercises of the book) Is Bob authorized to publish it, given that Bob hasn't written book X ...
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Abstract Idea Definition

35 U. S. C. §101 highlights "laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas" as patent-ineligible. The Alice/Bank case discusses abstract ideas and explains that in applying the §101 exception,...

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