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What does “rule of construction” mean?

I was looking up a legal term, and found this sentence: An anti-lapse statute is a rule of construction in trusts and estates law. What does "rule of construction" mean (here, and in general)?
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What happens if an expert witness admits he lied in a case

This happened in in 2004, in Germany, in a very small town. I don’t speak the language and relied on my English speaking lawyer and my bilingual gf. On the night before the court date, my lawyer told ...
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Intestate succession in Utah: Parent and Siblings

Joe owned a home. He died without a will. His survivors are a mother and six siblings. Do I understand correctly that the mother inherits everything and the siblings nothing? Here is a link to the UT ...
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Does one have legal right to access possessions “land locked” in a co-tenant's room?

Alice has possessions in a storage closet that requires traversing roommate Bob's bedroom to access. There was a preexisting oral agreement granting Alice reasonable easement. Bob eventually decides ...
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Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor?

Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor for tenant's repairs? If the landlord is licensed, may the landlord legally perform the repairs? Let's assume the work being performed is ...
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Life insurance and taxes: Does a sole beneficiary need to tell other heirs? (Utah)

Situation Updated A sibling died. There are several heirs. One heir was named the sole beneficiary of a life insurance policy, who received and deposited the check. There is no will or other ...
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LGPL for closed source software?

Is there any license that behaves like LGPL as in permitting the user/customer of the software to use/and change the software as they want, but has the following properties: Does not allow to open ...
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Is it illegal to air a pay-per-view channel on a free-to-air frequency?

I stumbled upon an article wherein there seems to be an ongoing case on a certain country with one of their biggest TV network as it is currently pending franchise renewal - with only a month to spare....
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GDPR under 18 app

I am planning to set up a platform similar to WhatsApp in which 16-19 year old students are able to connect and call/text each other. I was wondering what sort of regulation will I need to abide or ...
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Does having an absentee ballot request approved mean it's legal to vote using that ballot?

I'm an American living abroad and I'd like to register to vote. I'm trying to figure out in which state I can vote. I was born in Pennsylvania and lived there until the age of 21, then moved to ...
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Designated Representative - HOA

In reference to this statue, https://www.azleg.gov/ars/33/01804.htm ...or any person designated by a member in writing as the member's representative and all members or designated representatives ...
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What are 'estates of the House of Commons and the House of Lords'?

Pls see green under-line below. I know what the House of Commons and House of Lords are, but I don't grasp "estates". What happens if I delete "estates of the"? Colin Faragher. Public Law ...
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Rights to documents sent on your behalf by an insurance company

I recently had my insurance company file subrogation against a government entity for the recovery of my deductible (and presumably their expended cost) after my vehicle was damaged on government ...
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Is ETL or UL necessary to retail AC chargers?

Theoretical: I wish to import and sell wall chargers in the USA. I realize it is a good idea to get a safety certificate that signifies my product meets national safety standards to avoid being sued....
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Is there a way to search a claimants litigation record in the UK?

I am trying to find out if a particular company or individual has a litigious claims record in the small claims court or whether claims have been made against them. Online Civil Money Claims say "We ...
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HOAs and Personal Assistant

What can my personal assistant do when the HOA sends me a violation or other such letter? Can they research the CC&Rs, Bylaws or other such states, federal statues to help me better understand the ...
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Does Prepaying the Last Month of Rent Lock in the Rate?

Suppose A rents a property to B for six months. Initially, the rent is $500 per month, but A requires first and last upfront, so B pays $1000 plus deposit to move in. During month 4, A raises the ...
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Federal judge sets aside jury verdict

In a recent case involving an accusation of extortion, a Federal judge set aside a guilty verdict by the jury. Why was the case even being heard by a judge, rather than an appellate court? From the ...
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Must the Privacy Policy be Included In-App, or is a Hyperlink Good Enough?

The title says it: I'm wondering if my company has to have a copy of our app's Privacy Policy included in the actual software package. On the one hand, I could see a copy of the Policy being required,...
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Can I copyright all creative works created hereafter by doing this?

This question is inspired by the TED talk Copyrighting all the melodies to avoid accidental infringement and its Lobsters thread. Basically, the story is that Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin put every ...
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Source Code Copyright and NDA

Does NDA give away the copyright of the source code that an independent contractor created after signing the NDA? In those unilateral NDAs, there is a paragraph always says "All Confidential ...
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Do you have to live in California to have a California's Driver's License?

I lived in California for many years under a work visa. I then moved back to Canada. Can I keep/renew by California driver's license if I currently operate a business in California (and thus currently ...
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What proof of language skills is required for simplified naturalization as a Hungarian?

Hungary provides for a simplified naturalization procedure for spouses of Hungarian citizens. With this procedure, there is no requirement that the applicant be or have been resident in Hungary; it ...
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Is storing business data considered personal data?

I want to create an online application. The visitor could enter his website URL then the application will make some analysis. The application asks the visitor if he wants a regular website report on e-...
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Percentage of Restaurant Tables Appropriate for Wheelchairs

A local restaurant remodeled and now they have mostly high tables with stools and booths. They only have a few tables appropriate for someone in a wheelchair. If a restaurant has plenty of tables ...
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What if someone violated a business contract and you don't have the money to take them to court?

I'm in Australia. Legal costs are very expensive, can go up to USD $50,000. What's the use of contracts if you can't take a contract violator to court? Any party is free to do anything. Or worst, ...
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Performing rights on a cruise ship

I've worked for many years on a cruise ship performing my own songs, and I'd like to know how to claim the royalties. I'm a GEMA member and of course, I have reported to them. they said that sent the ...
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Using a concept from UI of anther application

I'm trying to implement the same feature on my application Whatsapp's Swipe to reply.. Will I face legal issues if I use Whatsapp swipe to reply feature on the application, I working on?
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Is it legal to kill or trap a skunk in Oregon?

Do you need a permit? I’ve exhausted my search and don’t have a good resource. Is something like this county-by-county?
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Is it election fraud or otherwise against the law to call a leaked caucus hotline being used for election?

Part of the media's narrative for the Iowa caucus is that pro-Trump pranksters/trolls from 4chan prank called the Iowa caucus locked up the phone lines preventing the redundant system from assisting ...
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United States criminal trial, can witness lists be modified

In the United States, after the prosecution and defence witness lists are submitted as part of discovery, are the sides permitted to modify these lists at any time? For example, if either side ...
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Can I ask a cop, “What happened?”

Around 10pm, I see red and blue lights through my window. I look outside, and I see 7 cop cars (and a bike) in front of my house. There are 8 cops standing around in a circle, laughing -- I'm ...
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How to find what arguments were used in a case?

Is there a public record of the arguments used in court cases? There is a news story in the UK at the moment about the Post Office prosecuting sub-postmasters for fraud, where it was the post office ...
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What is the Google “Company” TOS for, compared to the Google Chrome TOS?

So I see Google's TOS, and Google Chrome's TOS. First off, does the "Google's TOS" actually mean it's for the Google company as a whole, or is this just for the search engine? They mention user ...
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Can a NDA be non-terminable for an indefinite period of time?

I have been given a NDA which say it is "unilaterally non-terminable for an indefinite period of time". Is this legal? Can they enforce me to keep the NDA forever? They also said that "The ...
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Are Instagram effects protected by copyright?

Are Instagram image effects protected by copyright? Is it allowed to use the image effects for commercial use? Is it allowed to rebuild the effect formulas / curves / matrices, e.g. using SVG filter? ...
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Right to author book sequel of movie

I would like to write a book that is a sequel to a 2009 movie. I worked out a screenplay but it seems clear that the movie industry will not work on a sequel without permission of the rights owners of ...
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What is the law for sites like Fiverr in using purchased “creative works”

So Fiverr for those that aren't familiar is a site for buying and selling creative works essentially, from freelance artists. On some of them you can "add on" either (a) "Commercial Use Rights", or (b)...
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Intellectual property in the Age of Industry 4.0

I am looking for specific references describing guidance principles around the interplay between IP (intellectual property) and Artificial Intelligence algorithms. For example, Company A has a large ...
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Pregnancy discrimination. Wife asked (but not forced) to quit job. What further actions can we take? [closed]

Not long after my wife informed her Lead she was pregnant, the Lead sat her down and encouraged her to consider quitting in order to be with the family. We plan to go to the HR department about this ...
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In a civil case, do both Plaintiff and Defendant have the same exhibit lettering?

For instance, if the Plaintiff files a complaint and references "Exhibit A" and the Defendant files an answer denying the allegations of the complaint and also wants to reference some document/...
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Can a contract overpower a statute?

In essence, contracts are supposed to abide with statutes. But is there a way for a contract to overpower the laws passed by a legislative body? (e.g. Regulation of minimum wage)
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With a no trespass order in Massachusetts, does that include interacting with my fence in any way and without authorizing?

Are my property structures (which include my existing fences) covered as my property? Do I have a right to act on the no trespass order if neighbors with that order interact with my fence in any way ...
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Is “Advanced Matching” of Facebook against GDPR?

I am wondering if sharing a hashed email or phone number with facebook with the purpose of matching that hashed value on Facebook's side is against GDPR? https://www.facebook.com/business/help/...
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Does an E2 visa allow someone to work in the US unrestricted

I have an E2 Visa for the USA, this has a named company on it. What I’m unclear about is - does this allow me to work in the US for anyone? Or does it restrict me specifically to that company.
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Who is responsible if a minor drinks alcohol leftover by a restaurant patron?

Let's say you walk into a restaurant and order a meal with some alcoholic beverages. At the end of the dinner you pay for your meal and exit the restaurant, leaving some leftover alcoholic drinks on ...
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Are there any legal theories under which New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation state primary law could be upheld or struck down federally?

With the 2020 Democratic primaries underway, the role played by the early states (particularly Iowa and New Hampshire) is again under scrutiny. Let's suppose that in 2028, one of the parties decides ...
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Are email agreements and already-move-in enough to form landlord-tenant relationship?

I recently rented a bedroom from a home owner in California. We communicated through emails, so the agreement was also in the emails. Since she didn't sign a lease, she emailed that I have the ...
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What are some examples of important/influential Amicus briefs?

I've been digging through Supreme court documents and it got me wondering - does anybody know any specific examples of Amicus briefs that may have changed the outcome of an important case? I couldn't ...
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Accidentally used “to” instead of using “bcc” while sending out email [GDPR violation]

I, as the admin of a small mailing group, used "to" field instead of "bcc" while sending an email to 10 people. One out of the 10 emails turned out to wrong, and of a lawyer, who pointed out that we ...

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