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What constitutes legal malpractice? What are the remedies?

A friend of mine was doing business with Company A, and asked a lawyer to draft a contract saying that if Company A failed to perform, my friend would be able to take possession of Asset X (the ...
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Condonation of Delay petition

How do I write a condonation of delay petition on a land issue to Revenue divisional officer? Is there any rule that only lawyer should write this condonation of delay petition? If not please ...
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Why do I have to sign a Corrective Warranty Deed for land I had no claim to?

I've found it get hard to get clear information on this subject, but here's the best I can come up with: My wife's maternal grandmother inherited land from her husband. Some of that land was sold to ...
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Does a non-stock company in Virginia need to have a Board of Directors?

Do the articles of incorporation and/or bylaws need to mention how the board of directors is selected, of can it be in another document, or can the nonprofit organization not have a board of directors?...
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Is it legal to search for commerce sites listing items at erroneously low prices and exploiting such errors?

Occasionally a website will post incorrect prices for items they are selling. (Maybe it was caused by a typo during their data entry process, or the result of a bug in their code.) Once they realize ...
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Do by-laws and/or articles of incorporation of a non-stock corporation need to be filed every year?

I'm part of a group that is trying to organize as a non-profit in Virginia, and we are trying to figure out when the articles of incorporation and/or by-laws need to be filed (original/updated) with ...
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Can I use my browser to change the prices of things I buy online?

I can use Chrome's inspector tools to modify my local copy of the html on websites I visit. After changing the prices on a page in this way, for some websites I believe I can actually proceed through ...
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Will a UK Police Information Notice appear on an enhanced DBS certificate?

I have been handed a Police Information Notice. Now, I have done some research and found that it does come up on an Enhanced DBS check, but only if the chief superwhatnot decides that it is relevant. ...
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How many days in advance should a subtenant notify the sublessor that he will leave earlier than expected?

Alice is subletting an apartment to Bob. The contract stipulates that Bob is subletting the apartment till August 15. Can Bob leave earlier, i.e. decide to end the sublet earlier than what the ...
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When were the Black Acts passed in Scotland?

In 'The Scottish Legal System' 1, the authors say that The first printing press was introduced into Scotland in 1507, but it was not until 1541 with the printing of the Black Acts that it was ...
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Can I embed YouTube videos?

Is embedding YouTube music videos on a webpage using the native iframe player illegal? Are there issues (for instance, copyright) to be wary of?
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When are errors of process “fatal?”

Under what circumstances (if any) can an error of process doom a plaintiff's claim? Process errors can include things like failure to serve notice or motions in a timely or correct fashion, or ...
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Can I be contractually bound by terms accompanying an unsolicited document?

This is just a contract question, and I am not concerned with the intellectual property implications at this point. I'm in the US. The scenario: Suppose I was given an unsolicited document, so at no ...
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What qualifies as “violent” and “assault”?

I was reading the following news: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150719/local/update-3-veteran-actor-john-suda-charged-with-violent-indecent-assault.577272 Essentially a person is being ...
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Employee Lie Detector

Someone has been stealing from my girlfriend's workplace, not her, and they're forcing everyone there to undergo a lie detector test or lose their jobs. Is this even legal since they don't actually ...
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Can an API be licensed?

My question is this simple - can an API (Application Programming Interface) be licensed? How does such licensing work? I mean, to have the source/binary licensed under one licence and the API under ...
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Under what principles can one be sued for not obeying a clickwrap contract they never signed?

Many software packages come with a EULA which uses claims such as "by opening this package you hereby agree to ... (some laws going far beyond classical copyright)". Now, what happens if your friend ...
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Who owns a copyright on a scanned work?

If there is a work that is out of copyright (was published in the 1800s) but I can only find it in an online repository, can the repository claim a copyright or other limitation on my use of their ...
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Why is it important that “service of process” not be performed by parties to a case?

This page from the California Courts is emphatic that "it is very important that you, if you are the plaintiff/petitioner or defendant/respondent, do NOT serve your own papers." Why is it important ...
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Do digital works need to be sent to the copyright office?

In the US, if I release a video game (or other digital work) online do I need to send a physical copy to the Copyright Office?
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If my speedometer breaks without my knowledge, would I be responsible if I broke the speed limit by a small amount?

Let's say that I drive down an interstate highway at a speed of 68 miles per hour, where the speed limit is 65. I think that I am going 63 miles per hour because my speedometer is off by five miles ...
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Where can I find a comprehensive document of computer laws?

I am interested in computers and want to pursue this interest further by getting my education in programming and security. I've only just started so I'm scared that I might break some law that was not ...
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Are galvanized pipes allowed in residential water delivery pipes in NYC?

Some residential properties in New York City still have galvanized pipes for the inlet water line. Since heavy metals from the galvanization can leach into the water, this kind of pipe is no longer ...
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Google Maps Licensing

I had a question regarding the ToS of Google Maps/Earth, it can be found here: https://developers.google.com/maps/terms Section 9.1.1a states that: (a) Free Access (No Fees). Your Maps API ...
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What am I allowed to do according to Amazon TOS?

I found this on Amazon TOS: ... You may not incorporate any portion of the Amazon Software into your own programs or compile any portion of it in combination with your own programs .. Now I'm ...
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Do I as a European Union citizen have the right to watch TV shows outside my country and download in my country?

In the UK, it is possible to download TV shows in the UK and watch them afterwards outside the UK. http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/watch_outside_uk I would like to know if this is based on ...
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How to register a descriptive European trademark?

The trademark "TEXT TO BUY" is descriptive and non distinctive trademark. It is descriptive for an obvious reason: it exactly describes the service it is a trademark for. It is a service "to buy" and ...
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What laws regulate owners of fundraising websites?

Is it true that any one can set up a website for fundraising without declaring a legal entity? For example, my church needs to raise fund for repair work, the project would cost about $40K. If I want ...
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Covenants against contingent fees

In which cases can and cannot contracts (like concession rights) be negotiated with the Government via a middleman? I.e., when can a company hire a consulting agent to help negotiate with the ...
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Big corporation in the UK, Conflicts of Interest and a Contract

I've recently been offered a job for a large technology corporation in the UK. I've asked another question here about IP but also have a question on Conflicts of Interest I'd thought I'd ask ...
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Big corporation in the UK, Intellectual Property and a Contract

I've recently been offered a job at a large technology corporation based in the UK. I've yet to sign the contract but I found something in it which concerns me. Intellectual property, ideas and ...
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Is my bond (employee contract) legal in India?

I live in India and I have signed a contract of one year with my employer. But now I want to leave my company. However when I sent my resignation email they told me to take legal actions on me. ...
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Is there a legal analogy of a publisher for physical things

Background Long and complex story short, we're essentially building a legal & software framework for self-organizing 'ad-hoc' organizations. It seems like some set of our issues could be solved ...
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“Reverse Engineering” a plain text file format

If a file output from a non-open source program is stored in plain text. What legal implications are there for building a parser to read that file into my program? Is there any legal distinction ...
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What should I look for when seeking a lawyer?

The standard legal disclaimer is that someone should ask a lawyer if they really need legal advice. So how do you find the right lawyer? How can you judge how "good" a lawyer is? How can you find ...
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What rights do children under the age of 18 have while living with their parents?

Do children have basic rights to Wi-Fi, food, and a bed?
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Can UK doctors legally prescribe drugs online?

The online pharmacy Kiwi Drug claims to dispense drugs legally from their online NHS-affiliated doctors, who prescribe drugs online. Kiwi Drug provides an online doctor service through its UK ...
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At what point and how should I change the license/Copyright notice when I create a derivative?

If I take a piece of software that is licensed as MIT (quoted at the end), and use it as a scaffold to create for my own thing, do I need to keep including the old license perpetually? This would seem ...
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Can the chairman of a NASDAQ-listed company also be the chairman of another company?

I am looking to find out if a chairman of a NASDAQ-listed company can serve another company as the chairman. Please cite all sources used, so that I may reference and personally check. I looked ...
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What place in a car is regarded as a visible place for all passengers?

I read on http://allucam.com/legality-dash-cam/: Dash cameras obviously can make a visual record of the road ahead, but under state law, they must also be capable of recording and saving audio data....
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How long do patients have to wait to get lab results in California?

I read on http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/E/PDF%20ElectronicLabResultsExchangePolicy.pdf : (CA = California). which means patients used to not be authorized to access their ...
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Liability of posting potentially dangerous articles on blog

I work with electronics and some of it requires working with potentially dangerous voltages which could cause severe injury or fatality. So my question is this: If I decided to start a blog and write ...
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How to make people follow city laws regarding dogs on a leash?

I live in Toronto. There is a by-law that all dogs should be on a leash when inside one of the city parks. But nobody follows this. People with big dogs let the dogs run free and they sometimes get ...
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End of lease - carpet cleaning almost 3x the 'minimum' amount in my lease

We recently moved out of a home that we were leasing for 12 months. When moving out, we called to ask how much carpet cleaning would be so we could determine if we wanted to hire our own company or ...
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Has anyone ever won a lawsuit against oneself?

The legal blog Lowering The Bar has a list of lawsuits where both the plaintiff and the defendant were the same person or legal entity. Some of the examples are: "Utah Court Says Woman Can Sue ...
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Non est factum for contracts signed in multiple languages

We are drafting a master services agreement and associated service agreements in both Japanese and English. The MSA will be translated into Japanese from the english draft by an English speaking ...
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Can I protect myself against misused funds if i invest in a self employed person's project?

If I invest a sum of money to a self employed individual for their project can I sue them for the return of the investment if they meet the following general points: can't or won't show me what they'...
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Does the use of an escrow service affect liabilities?

Would a website that provides a third-party escrow service to protect its members that trade between themselves be increasing its exposure to any additional liabilities? My thinking is that despite ...
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Terminology for contracts in multiple Languages

My company is having contracts drafted in both English and Japanese and we want to have the English version take priority over the Japanese. Is there a specific legal term for this structure?
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Re: “Our mass infringement”, is LearnHub doing anything illegal?

On meta ELU, there's a question: Mass infringement of our copyright, which goes on about how some SE sites are being "scraped"; cut and pasted with no attribution, to sites such as LearnHub.org. From ...

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