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What legal visitation rights do grandparents have with their grandchildren?

Upstate NY, USA here. What legal visitation (and other) rights do grandparents have with their minority (< 18) grandchildren? If a parent does not want their child to have a relationship with the ...
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Why is 'did you read the review of it' inadmissible, but 'Has anyone else suggested that it advocates revolution' admissible?

Source: p 68, The Art of the Advocate (1993) by Richard Du Cann QC.   In the Laski case, after a prolonged cross-examination Hastings upon some carefully selected passages from Laski's ...
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How would copyright infringement apply in this case?

After seeing that a lot of manga reader websites are making advertisement money out of other people's copyrighted works, I was wondering how would it be to make a similar site, but where the ...
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Is the warranty valid by the day the product presents a defect or by the day the customer complains about the defect?

As an example, if a washing machine has a warranty of 12 months and it presented a defect 11 months and 29 days from purchase and the customer reported the product to the manufacturer 3 days later, ...
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At what stage in an English registry office ceremony do two people become legally married?

Is it after they've both said the vows and the registrar has pronounced them man and wife, or after the legal registry has been signed? Or some other time?
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Should my home insurance cover the costs?

I live at Vancouver, BC, Canada. My fiancee and I are contracting a so-called low-cost tenant home insurance with Square One. We've started this insurance 2 years ago and have been paying 44.27 CAD ...
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Am I out of my contract with my employer if they broke it first?

When I signed onto my job, it was written into my contract that I would get a 'Hiring Bonus' of $5000 that would be paid over the course of my first year and if I left early, I would have to pay it ...
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Telemarketing through Google

I'm a young independent contractor interested in selling my services to big business. Now, I know that phone numbers for local shops are provided on Google maps. So, can I say, call my local mcdonald'...
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Is it illegal to attribute credentials to an author that doesn't exist?

I've ghostwritten several smaller books and web articles and I've noticed that they will often be published under a made up author's name. I know that a pseudonym isn't illegal, but these make-...
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How to get fake debts legally quashed?

Consider the situation where a company claims someone owes them money. The person disavows this debt and believes it is falsely assigned to them. Further, assume the company sells the debt to a debt ...
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May dogs run around without leash in Schleswig-Holstein?

A website tells me that a general leash force isn't legal: Entgegen landläufiger Meinungen ist eine generelle Leinenpflicht für Hunde in Deutschland nicht rechtmäßig (Beschluss OVG Lüneburg 27....
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Would Bill Clinton be allowed to serve a 3rd term as President under this scenario?

Let's say hypothetically that the following events happen: Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2016. Hillary chooses her husband Bill Clinton to be ...
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Is “accusing one liable to offence” indirectly libel?

Suppose there are three people, A, B, and C. A and B has a personal dispute, all parties know each other, and on one day, B's private chat group was attacked and destroyed by an unknown person, whose ...
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Ship of Theseus paradox for developers

Suppose you are employed as a software developer. You work in a business where you code a lot of components. During this period, you also work as a freelancer to earn extra cash. These freelance ...
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How to go about sending a DMCA takedown notice to pornographic websites?

I have a few questions about the DMCA takedown process. A friend of mine is a webcam model for a video chat site. She lives outside of the U.S. and because of this she has had difficulty getting ...
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What does it mean to 'enter' property in the Massachusetts trespass statute?

The Massachusetts trespass statute reads (emphasis mine) part IV, Title I, Chapter 266, Section 120 Section 120. Whoever, without right enters or remains in or upon the dwelling house, ...
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Can “it was an accident” be a defense?

Is the crime of theft committed if it was proven to be an accident? For example you moved houses and somehow accidentally took your neighbors lawnmower? What if you returned it quickly, what if they ...
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Giving a fake name in a government contact form: illegal or no?

Say I want to contact a government agency from the U.S. This agency can be in any country/territory/state or province. For example, I want to contact the Nova Scotia government regarding zoning laws ...
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What restrictions/limitations can take place to apartment parking mid-lease?

Backstory: I had moved into a new apartment back in February, 2015. The building was brand new, but the business running it doesn't seem to be. In the Summer of 2015, a music festival started taking ...
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Claiming to be a lawyer (UK)

On workplace.stackexchange.com, a question was asked where someone had worked for a company, the company apparently asked him to sign a contract that he would do additional work for them for free, ...
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Trademarked name in domain name

Lets says someone purchases a domain name such as www.Google.photography. This is not a generic top-level domain (.photography). If say I intend to use this site non-commercially to allow users to ...
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Can I sue a company in another country in small claims court?

I live in NY State. I bought a skype type language course on line. The salesman who sold me the course said I could pay monthly and stop anytime I liked, even thought the course had a one year ...
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Clarifying language on law of auction sale

"where the sale is not notified to be subject to a right to bid on behalf of the seller, it shall not be lawful for the seller to bid himself or to employ any person to bid at such sale, or for the ...
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How do the courts distribute the details of Injuctions and Super Injunctions to media agencies

There is a lot in the UK news recently about court Injunctions which prevent media reports, to protect the privacy of some party. There are also so called "Super Injunctions" where the media are not ...
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Can you pay a restaurant bill in pennies?

Say you eat at a restaurant, and after you are finished, the waiter brings you your bill. Is the restaurant legally obligated to accept pennies as payment regardless of the amount? (Of course, I ...
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Sell cc0 images

Is it legal/ right if I create a texture pack of about 20 downloaded textures and 20 normal maps, and then sell it on an online store? All the textures are CC0 licensed.
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Naming free software and avoiding trademark collision

I have stumbled over a problem how I can safely name my software. I would like to have a name with a cultural reference, that is character names from older literature or folk tales. Now, there is the ...
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Trump inciting to violence

I understand that freedom of speech laws in the US are stricter than in the UK and Europe, but I understand that there are still restrictions (eg [Holmes wrote, "The most stringent protection of free ...
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Would Trump's debt reduction strategy be constitutional?

US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has announced a plan intended to reduce the national debt: Convince bondholders to accept less than they are contractually owed. (NY Times article on it here.) ...
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How will credit card purchases NOT fall under the guidlines of the new Supreme Court ruling?

The intent of this new ruling by the Supreme Court is for anonymous networks but, when doing forensics on a wire in such a manner as to present to a judge, you can't tell what's inside those packets. ...
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How will credit card purchases NOT fall under the guidlines of the new Supreme Court ruling? [duplicate]

The intent of this new ruling by the Supreme Court is for anonymous networks but, when doing forensics on a wire in such a manner as to present to a judge, you can't tell what's inside those packets. ...
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If US military found an extraterrestrial and didn't tell the president, is it legal to inform him?

Many years ago I watched a film where US military found an extraterrestrial biological entity (an "alien") and used it for experiments. The president denied that aliens exist, and later, during ...
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Drinking on a flight to the US

Here is the situation: A person age 19 flies to the US from the UK. In the UK the legal drinking age is 18 but in the US it is 21. So are you allowed to drink on the flight?
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Can I sue US PR agency from abroad?

We hired an LA-based PR agency to do promotion and other related activities for our incoming crowdfunding project. We have been lied to for more than a 1.5 month, constantly told that PR is ongoing ...
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Can I publish correspondence with a member of parliament?

If I were to publish an email conversation that I have with a private individual then in many countries that could be found to be an invasion of privacy (it is a conversation that the other could ...
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Must a defense be given if a plaintiff's accusation is nonsense?

In court what happens if a party makes a nonsense accusation, almost as if they aren't thinking straight? For example if someone launched the case against you "he must have stolen the banana loaf ...
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What if a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) breaks the law?

A DAO is a decentralized organization, typically powered by cryptography. It works much like a business, but without borders. Although a DAO typically receives instructions from its stockholders, it ...
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Dental/Medical Bill advice - insurance sent charges that provider did not disclose

A couple months ago I had some dental work done with dental insurance I had through my job. After talking to the doctor and being advised to receive some fillers, I talked to the front desk and they ...
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What does the “independent development” statement mean within this NDA?

I was confronted the following chapter named "independent development" The Disclosing Party understands that the Receiving Party may currently or in the future be developing information ...
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Is it legal and (legally) feasible to secretly hire a contestant on a reality TV show to pull off a fake personality?

I've noticed in the first and second season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice", there were some characters who I sort of felt might be paid by Trump to act outrageous and pull certain stunts in order ...
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Can you keep illegal information?

This answer to the question Can numbers be illegal? makes a good argument, and AFAIK it comports with the law. It follows other answers in observing that any piece of information can be encoded by ...
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What are the legalities of online research involving illegal services?

I want to do a thesis paper involving illegal online resources. I don't want to be persecuted for these things though. What are some of the steps I would need to take to legitimately go about ...
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Officially voiding a contract after both parties agree to void it

Two parties agreed to be bound by a contract after (electronically, not digitally) signing an online contract which both parties have downloaded to their PC. Now the parties had a good ol' chat and ...
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Is it commercial use to use someone picture on pdf's product for sale?

I'm selling pdf's product using pictures that someone drew for us. We want to use some free pictures available on Internet. So when the website says we can use images for commercial use does it mean ...
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Streaming Illegal Content Without Awareness

Dropbox and other cloud storage solutions have become popular over the last few years. Storj's decentralized network model may be the future of cloud storage. I'm considering a similar approach to ...
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How to find small claims court records?

I'm looking for cases similar to one that I'm searching about on how to work on a defense in the Santa Clara County Small Claims Court, but I cannot the records besides the history of the process. How ...
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what happens legally If my landlord lied verbally about a clause in the contract before signing it

Recently something happened that got me wondering about the legal implications of it. About a year an a half ago I moved to a flat in the UK. Of course there was a contract. There is a clause in the ...
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What is the legal difference between 18 and 21?

I know at 18 someone is no longer a minor. But what is the reason for someone not getting full legal rights until 21? Examples: Alcohol, tobacco, etc. What gives the government the power to allow a ...
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What is the statute of limitations for a violation of the Computer Misuse Act of 1990's provision(s) on phishing?

I came across a story about a twenty-something year old male who setup a fake website in order to 'phish' for usernames and passwords for a popular game. After acquiring the credentials he would then ...
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Can numbers be illegal?

This video explaining this wikipedia article says that possessing a particular number can be illegal. Is this true? From the article (internal links and formatting removed): An illegal prime is a ...

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