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Are county clerks exempt from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII, employees are offered certain protections under the law. However, section f states that (f) The term “employee” means an individual employed by an ...
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If my spouse gets arrested for domestic violence but I do not press charges, will that still be on his record?

First time I've ever called the authorities on my husband for Domestic Violence. He was arrested, however, I didn't press any charges, will it still be on his record?
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Is it legal to distribute e-books in a company (NL)?

If a company owns copies of several e-books that have commercial licenses, can it distribute these e-books to employees? For instance with software like Koha. If not, is there a common other way to ...
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Cheapest country to form a business within the European Union [closed]

I am a Greek (freelancing) software developer interested in forming a company to be able to legally invoice my clients. Crazy taxes in Greece prohibit myself from running a company in my own country (...
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Sexting and age

This question is about sexting (a person sending a sexually explicit image of themself to a recipient by electronic means). When can the recipient get in trouble with the law if the person sending ...
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GPL - Do I have to distribute the source of my changes?

I will be creating a piece of (probably) commercial closed source software. It will be a web game. I hope to use some software that is GPL licensed, like nodejs or express(js). If I make minor changes ...
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Usage-Based Insurance Devices (Like Progressive's Snapshot) - Evidence of Liability and Public Policy

In the United States, the biggest auto insurance carriers such as Progressive, Allstate and State Farm, have all begun offering optional potential policy discounts if the covered driver agrees to ...
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What is this called? E.G: Competition buys product, breaks it, and asks for a return

Say I'm selling at a swap-meet. A person who, unbeknownst to me, is operating another store in the same area approaches my stall and purchases an item (specifically an old, but still functional ...
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May I curse or belittle an officer with no repercussions?

Sometimes I belittle police officers and make them really think about what they're doing. I wonder sometimes: what if I really embarrass an officer with something I say, maybe in front of their ...
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Interpretation of content ownership/usage in service provider agreement

I'm interested in using Firebase. Their terms of service states in section 3.2 that: You hereby grant Company an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license, with rights to ...
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House on Orchard [closed]

I built my home on my parents's orchard. The parcel is mine. They take the harvest profits. I want them. What should I do if I'm non-confrontational? My name is on the title. There is no legally ...
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How does “apparent authority” work for a company's directors?

An employee or agent of a company has apparent authority to transact on behalf of the company if his function or standing with the company will lead a reasonable person to believe that the company ...
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Selling Used Water Bottles

When I was in Rome, I got two warnings from the locals: Beware pick pockets and keep your valuables safe and covered in the streets. Don't buy water bottles from the guys on the street: they might be ...
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Taking payments online via personal website

I'm very close to releasing a business website with my brother-in-law. It's a brewery business (based in the UK) and we'll be taking payments via a secure payment gateway, such as PayPal. As we'll ...
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(Re-)formatting and displaying of software licenses/privacy policy/impressum

I'm currently trying to include and render all the software licenses of products which are used by my software, a privacy policy and an impressum (necessary by German law; stating contact information)....
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Who owns the the lake?

In the U.S. if I anchor my houseboat for an extended period in the middle of a large lake connected to a navigable waterway can the city or municipality bordering the lake charge me taxes?
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Can I sue Apple/Dell/HTC for batteries that fail when ThinkPads live on?

It is a known fact that Li-Ion batteries will die and become useless much faster when kept fully charged 100% and always topped up 100% as compared to when they're only charged to, say, about 50% or ...
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Use of logo, trademark and brand

Let's say X develops an app that tracks injuries of players who play in the NFL... Questions Can X legally name the app NFL Injury Tracker? (...without infringing on any trademarks, etc.?) ...
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What qualifications does a registered Copyright Agent need?

I'm considering appointing somebody to be a registered Copyright Agent with the US government. What qualifications do they need? Do they need to be a lawyer or something?
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Under the 5th Amendment, how much compensation must a government agency pay after it seizes a piece of land?

I have a friend whose property was seized by the city for public use. We think he was underpaid because it was worth more than the City paid. How could this disagreement be prosecuted?
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Is it legal to record copyrighted media on a VHS and share it

I believe that the legal progresses that were made in the 80s when the first VCRs came out allowed people to record on a physical object, and own, copyrighted media (TV shows, films, documentaries, ...
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How do you request for a TV show to be made available again?

Say you remember a show from your childhood and would love to watch it again. It could be for sentimental purposes, because you want to write about it, or make a research paper, or want to adapt it ...
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Use the name of a product for another type of product

I develop software and computer fonts, and have been wondering lately if I could title my software or computer fonts the same name as products that already exist; for example medicinal products and ...
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Can police enter a dwelling to intervene in a suicide attempt in a state where suicide is not a crime?

I have often heard claims that the reason suicide (and attempted suicide) is criminalized (at common law, if not statutorily) in some states is that it allows law enforcement personnel to enter a ...
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How risky is modifying the logos of social media sites?

A lot of websites have social media buttons, which allows users to share the page on various sites. These buttons use the logos of these sites. Most social media sites don't allow third parties to ...
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Is “giving notice” the same as “resigning”?

An employee gives two weeks notice to resign from his job. For example, on Monday, September 7th, the employee gives notice that he or she wishes to resign with the last day of work on Friday, ...
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Destroying a will and ganging up with relatives not included in that will

I've seen and read about lots of relatives of deceased wealthy individuals disputing the dead person's will and I've always been curious about this: Suppose I'm a lawyer (who I'm not) and I'm ...
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If a neighbor calls the police and says I'm doing drugs on my property

If a neighbor calls the police and says I'm doing drugs in my house/yard and I'm inside by the time the police get there, do they have probable cause to search my property?
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How do people publicly admit to criminal activity and not typically get arrested?

I've noticed that people on YouTube and even on TV would sometimes say things like "I used to take lots of coke a few years ago" or "I used to smoke weed daily until this and that" or "Yea, I smoke ...
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Is it illegal to spray weeds on another person's land without permission, and thus to harm animals?

I am in England. I rent a field off an elderly friend who can no longer tend it. I use it as grazing for 2 horses. A local farmer who is clearly obsessed by weeds is regularly going round the local ...
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How does the statute of limitations on defamation work?

My understanding is that defamation has a very short window for a lawsuit, like one year. So suppose a libelous statement was published in a widely circulated journal, call it the New York Times, and ...
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What does “declare under penalty of perjury” mean within a federal civil case?

I was reading a document filed by a member of the SEC in a civil case. (1:15-mc-91258-RGS in District of Massachusetts) At the beginning, it said this: I, <name>, declare under penalty of ...
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Can I be arrested if I'm not home and there are drugs in my room?

If I am out somewhere, and say my door is open and there are drugs in plain view, if a cop was in the house could I be arrested even though I'm not there?
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How can I protect myself from being framed for a crime if I live with roommates?

If I live with roommates, is there anything I can do to prevent them from opening (or breaking in to) my room, planting drugs, and calling the cops? I know this may be a little paranoid, but I read ...
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Can I keep my last name if I get married?

Can I keep my last name the same if I get married? I don't want to hyphenate it either. Is this possible? Is it a MUST that I change or hyphenate it? I am in New York City, New York.
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Does NJ law prohibit alcohol consumption in public parks?

Does NJ law prohibit alcohol consumption in public parks?
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Ensuring Promised Equity is well secured when joining a start up

I am currently working for a start up and we have been talking about an equity deal, where I would be compensated with some percentage of the company plus salary. I want to ensure everything is ...
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Getting the neighbor kids off my lawn?

We've had 4 sets of neighbors kids grow up around us with no issue. Nice kids, nice parents, etc. The latest family has two young boys who like to camp out on my lawn and in my garden. I'm aware of ...
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Is there an open source license which makes the licensee inform the licenser about the derivative product/project?

I did some research about the popular open source software licenses and none of them explicitly solve a particular point I'd like to have: I don't mind at all to allow for free use and distribution ...
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How do I find city ordinances online?

How would I be able to find city ordinances online for: Millbrook, AL 36054, USA ?
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When including libraries licenses, do I need to include the libraries' dependencies' licenses too?

So I am building a project with SDL2_image, and I noticed that it includes libpng, jpeg, libtiff, and other dependencies. If I want the code to be closed sourced, do I need to include the dependencies'...
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Is it illegal to sell malware?

Is it illegal to produce and sell malware? If no, is there any data I need to collect on the customers? Is it illegal to produce and sell Crypters(programs that hide other programs from antivirus)? ...
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Do you need a business license(In California, USA)

I am curious if I need a business license or permit for an online Social media Startup company? I am located in California and applying for a LLC through LegalZoom and it asked me if I needed a ...
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Can a contract clause be weakened by providing a nonsensible reason for it?

Company A is selling products to Company B at a highly discounted price. Part of the agreement is that Company B cannot resell the products. Consider the following clause in a contract between the ...
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Is it ok to post a clone of a famous game up for review or in a website?

I recently wrote a clone of the famous Jeopardy! game. It is copyrighted but I believe that if I my copy was made for educational and recreational uses only (no commercial) it falls under FAIR USE, am ...
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Gender in Kentucky marriages

In Kentucky, when two people want a marriage license, does the license require a determination of gender? If it does, what evidence (if any) must the parties present to establish their genders?
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Can I use mysqldump.exe binary file on local network server at work?

I want to use MySQL mysqldump.exe on a network machine here at work backup the company site. Apparently, MySQL is GNU GPL v2. Is it ok to simply copy that file from my local installation on the ...
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Can one use a contract to enforce a bluff?

Amy has been working for Bill for 15 years. Despite the fact that Bill runs a very profitable company, and that Amy is a very productive employee, Bill has not given Amy a raise in 15 years. Bill ...
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What if the user disagreed with the Terms of Service, but still registered on a website?

This is purely hypothetical, based on an anecdote told on a web design lecture a long time ago. Most websites nowadays require you to click on a little checkbox that usually says I agree to the Terms ...
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Is it legal to drive a vehicle with the driver wheel on the opposite side?

A few years ago I was in Belgium for a music show. Given that the singer was famous, people came from other countries, including buses from the UK. Naturally the driver seat on an UK registered bus is ...

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