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Protection on deposit for home buyers

Is it legal for a real estate agent to accept a deposit on a house and then hold an open house for that property in NSW Australia? Also is it legal for the real estate agent to raise the price on the ...
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Carrying a concealed filet knife in Colorado

Sites like http://www.knifeup.com/colorado-knife-law/ and others list colorado law pertaining to concealed knives as such: These knives are illegal to carry concealed: All knives less than 3.5 ...
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Can a school punish you for appearing in court?

My friend missed an assignment in school because of a mandatory court summons. The teacher gave him a failing grade, and overall his grade dropped 3 letters for something he couldn't control. I'm ...
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Copyright of cartoon characters in a mobile app

I'm developing a mobile application and inside it, I have some customization options. I was interested in using designs, colors and ideas based on famous cartoon characters. For example: Wolverine's ...
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Can fiction “fail” to be defamatory if it is “less bad” than the actual facts?

In the year 2000, Fox TV produced a rather embarrassing show called "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire." Insiders know who did what within the show, but suppose someone produced a fictionalized ...
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Can a bailiff seize items belonging to a debtor's spouse or children when executing a writ of seizure?

When a writ of seizure and sale is executed against a debtor, how does the bailiff establish ownership of items that could be co-owned or bought by other family members staying in the residence. Do ...
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Can a F1-visa student have income from renting his or her apartment?

I know the international students (F1-visa) are limited when it comes to work (max 20 hours/week on campus job). However, are they allowed to have other sources of income in US? Is renting his/her ...
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Is it lawful for naturopaths to present themselves as doctors in the US and Canada?

Some naturopaths put "Dr." in their title (without completing a medical or any other doctoral degree). Is that legal?
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Would courts sentence differently if we used a different numeral system? [closed]

I hear a lot in the media about people sentenced to go to jail especially for a number of years divisible by 10. Does our numeral system affect it? If we used base 7 (so "10 years" will mean 7 ...
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When does one become a “founder” of a business?

When does one become a "founder" of a business? For example, would it be when work on the business starts or when the business is incorporated? Such events could be years apart.
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Do UK citizens have a right to legal advice?

As a British citizen: If I can't afford to pay a solicitor to get legal advice, am I entitled to free legal advice from the government?
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Use of TV show names on drop shipping website

I'm setting up my own drop shipping business. What are the legalities behind the use of trademarked TV show names? Some of the catogories of products I have for sale would be specific TV show ...
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Liabilities without explicit consent in contracts

I have been wondering for quite a while now about the following question and have been unable to get a definitive answer. I have asked lawyers who do not know for sure (and this is their field). My ...
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Can data from computer forensic investigation be denied as evidence?

3 computers were sealed and taken from a person's apartment. Investigators invited him to unseal the PCs; the seals were intact and confirmed by owner and they started the cloning process. However, ...
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How can a municipality discourage and control destructive behavior? [closed]

I live in a town of about 20,000 people, plus a large college student influx in late August, in the state of New York. Not far from my house there is a dam in a creek. Just above the dam, there are ...
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Volunteer work while on F1 visa in the USA

Can an F1 international student in the United States who is employed 20 hours per week as a teaching assistant or research assistant perform some volunteering work that potentially grant him/her some ...
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Can a US citizen be required to provide the authentication key for encrypted data on a confiscated computer?

I'm asking this for the sake of a story I was considering writing. Assume that someone has a computer, and within that computer he has some encrypted data. He is accused of a crime and the police ...
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Format of a Deposition

Is there a set / standard format for a deposition? Not the process - the format of the text document. For example are page numbers and line numbers always the same? If so what are the rules around ...
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Re-posting a screenshot on Stack Exchange or Quora

Can Bob legally post a screenshot of a program in a Stack Exchange or Quora post, and if so does he need to add any form of credit along with the screenshot? Bob didn't take the screenshot himself, he ...
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Can an author of an app use logos that belong to auto manufacturers?

Consider a mobile app related to automobiles. In order to identify the make of a vehicle within the app (in list views, menus, and buttons, for example), the author might choose to use logos that ...
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Demanding lawyer fee discount after weak representation

Is there a practice or custom of demanding reduced legal fees for poor performance? Background example: Our company was sued for alleged patent infringement. We provided a detailed explanation to our ...
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Do user agreements with a company carry on after corporate mergers or splits?

I wanted to ask in regards to the eBay/PayPal split about a month ago. Namely: Do the user agreements continue once the companies split? In my mind, because PayPal is splitting off into its own ...
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Public Domain provisions in Norwegian law

According to this, Norway has a "joint collecting society in Norway for musicians, performing artists and phonogram producers", Gramo, that performing artists must pay a levy to Gramo when publicly ...
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Multiple deals in a row and reasonable expectation

I once heard that there is a certain level of reasonable expectation that is guaranteed by law when it comes to making multiple deals with others. For instance, is the following legal or illegal to ...
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Is a landlord required to disclose a balloon payment?

Suppose a house was rented two years ago in California, on a two year lease. If when the lease expired, the landlord refuses to renew, citing an upcoming balloon payment that would not be covered by ...
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To what extent, if any, do I have ownership over, and rights to, works I create on my own time?

I am a software engineer in California. If I create a piece of software, in my own time, using my own equipment, do I own the copyright on that creation, or does my employer? I see things such as "...
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How does the process of a law appointed therapist work?

Say, for example, when a high school student is charged with a Minor in Possession for possessing alcohol, or with a similar charge for some other controlled substance. My understanding is that for ...
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Who owns the software in this case?

Consider three parties, whose intent was to create an LLC (or some other legal entity) where each would have a 1/3 interest in the business. No legal entity was ever formed, and nothing was ever ...
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Is it legal to publish schematics from reversed engineered electronics?

If I were to analyze an electronic device and reproduce the circuit schematics, would it be legal to publish the schematic? I know that there might be issues with selling a clone but I am not so ...
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Does Pennsylvania have a mature minor doctrine?

I'm not trying to get medical care, I'm just curious. I was wondering if the state of Pennsylvania had what is known as a "Mature Minor Doctrine" which, if I understand correctly, would allow minors, ...
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Using (presumably) copyrighted materials in reviews

I run a film and TV show reviewing blog using the Google Blogger service. On this blog, I frequently use pictures taken from the film/episode/TV show that I am reviewing in the article. The pictures ...
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Are Captcha solver farms illegal?

Let say that captcha is a picture that prevents automated programs to do a certain task. Now imagine that we have a service in which some people works to solve some captchas. These captchas are sent ...
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Do warranty disclaimers in software licenses carry any legal weight?

Most open source software licenses contain, in capital letters, the following disclaimer: THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT ...
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Why does this mention the U.S.?

There's a company near where I live called House of Air; it's a trampolining thing so, naturally, it has a waiver which explains as specifically as possible the many and varied ways you could ...
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Copyright on Developer's Website

I've been trying to find concrete information about developer's copyright. If a developer has its own website (in terms of business [card]) and the projects that are part of the portfolio were ...
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It is considered fraud to register a business just to get store discounts / benefits?

I went to this store where in order to buy merchandise, I need to have a membership card from them, but in order to get the membership card, I need to own a business. I found that some of the things ...
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Practicing Law without a License over the Internet

John Smith is a US citizen who is ordinarily a resident of California who is not and never has been admitted to the bar in any jurisdiction. He is travelling in the UK, and gives legal advice on ...
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Does the term “commercial” exclude nonprofit?

The terms and conditions for the use of Getty images allows the free use of embedded images legally. As it says at the web site (http://www.gettyimages.com/embed) "Share more than 50 million images. ...
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Precedent of doctor being sued after giving his private phone number

I'm looking for a precedent of a doctor getting sued after giving his private phone number for a patient to consult, yet not being available at a moment of emergency.
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Doctor sending private information over whatsup for consultation

If a doctor sends screen grabs, taken by his smartphone, of different patients' confidential health files to other doctors for quick consultation, does that potentially violate any law? Could that be ...
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Website Partnership contract between two countries

I'm wondering what the general laws binding international partnership contracts are? For example, if the two people involved resided in different Countries what sort of legal issues would that arise? ...
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Are the names of guns protected under copyright law in the US?

So I am trying to create a military shooter and therefore must have guns. I would like to include some weapons from real life (Ak-47, M16, Glock, etc.) and I would like to know what legal issues I ...
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If a company takes a long time to service a client, could this be considered a refusal of service?

I have a Nokia smartphone with a defect that I will send in for repair under warranty. I was warned by fellow co-workers and by reviews on the internet that the only repair shop authorized to repair ...
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Open Source Software and Legal Responsibility for Software Content

I'm working with a few folks on updating some serious software for mechanism design. Engineered mechanisms have existed in the world now for a few hundred years or so. The science here isn't really ...
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What jurisdictions could a crime committed in an internet chat room fall under?

This arose from an actual conversation in chat. The question was originally posed by Doorknob. Let's say that someone denied the Holocaust in a message posted in a Stack Exchange chat room. This is a ...
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What is the opposite of argumentative?

From Wikipedia: Argumentative is an evidentiary objection raised in response to a question which prompts a witness to draw inferences from facts of the case. ... For example, if a lawyer ...
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Do corporations have equal rights with natural persons to carpool on California freeways?

Articles on SFGATE from 2013 and Wikipedia: Jonathan Frieman describe the legal efforts of Johnathan Frieman of San Rafael, CA in creating an odd test case for corporate personhood. Frieman argues ...
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What is considered “public” in the context of taking videos or audio recordings?

According to the answers in this question it's legal to photograph someone in public without their consent. I'm assuming the answers still hold true for video or audio recording (such as what can be ...
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How to find record of conviction?

My mother was convicted of something nearly 20 years ago in the UK, but since it was not worthy of prison forgot about the details soon after. I need to know about it in order to fully disclose ...
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Is it illegal to retaliate against employees for sharing salaries?

I read on EricaJoy's salary transparency experiment at Google: It's illegal to retaliate against employees for sharing salaries. Is that so, in the United States?

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