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Does consumer protection cover price changes at point of sale?

Just now I booked a flight on booking.com in the following sequence: The flight was listed as £460 I went through the entire purchase procedure and entered bank details I went through 2FA to ...
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Why is a price match not price fixing?

Right now, multiple UK supermarkets (Tesco and Sainsburys) have a price match system, where selected products cost the same as at a budget competitor - Aldi. This means, for example, a 400g tin of ...
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Timely response not filed

In California superior court, probate division. In the minute order of the case, during a 664.6 motion to enforce a stipulation fully agreed upon, the court gave a timeline of 9 court days prior to ...
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Can my stepdad steal from my room when I’m gone? [closed]

Yesterday, my stepdad accused me and my brother of stealing his batons and a few other things. My brother and I had no awareness to the fact that any of these items were missing. When we denied ...
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What kind of liability might prevent property managers from helping blind people fill out housing paperwork?

I'm asking this question in hopes that it'll help other blind people in the future, not just me, so I hope that this question is on topic. I, being blind, have frequently been faced by denials from ...
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What is Congress' interest in what a private university like Columbia does?

On what basis is congress subpoena'ing University of Columbia's president (other presidents of private universities)? What's the intent here? Congress is in charge of passing laws right... so is the ...
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Can I steal if it's my stuff [duplicate]

So a little while ago, I dated this one girl. She cheated on me, and after that my watch just went missing. My watch is a prized possession that I got after graduating. I searched everywhere for it, ...
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If I give my daughter $50k for her wedding and she elects to use the money to pay down a house, can I sue her?

Inspired by the following Reddit post. My parents gave each of my brothers $50,000 when they graduated from university as a downpayment on their home. When I graduated they did not do the same for me....
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Drawing of Drawing and Copyright laws

Let's say someone makes a drawing of a drawing made on a popular TV show then puts it on a t shirt and sells it.. Is that violating copyright laws? Let's say someone just puts the drawing made on a ...
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How Can This Book Published in 2005 be in the Public Domain?

According to Internet Archive, the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (Divine Mercy in My Soul) published by Marian Press, Stockbridge, MA in 2005, is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN. St. Faustina died in ...
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WeWork chapter 11 bankruptcy. Can an offer better than the creditors offer be rejected?

WeWork is going through Chapter 11. Currently, they seem to be going with the offer from the creditors. However, Adam Neumann has offered them more money than than the creditors. He initially offered ...
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What are the consequences or risks of signing a document with a future date?

I know you shouldn't past-date something (e.g. date for yesterday), but what are the consequences/risks of writing a future date on a document? In my specific instance, I'm getting a bridge loan out ...
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Can a district attorney dismiss their own traffic ticket?

Recently in the local news, I watched the body camera footage of the Monroe County NY District Attorney getting a traffic ticket. During the video she exclaims to go ahead and write the ticket ...
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Is the use of fictional names from a video game in the source code subject to the copyright of the original work? [duplicate]

If I were to reproduce a large amount of names (of characters, abilities, locations, items, etc.) from a video game, then use these names in the source code of a new software being developed, would ...
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Is company under receivership in Washington State obligated to pay for use of occupied property before deciding to assume or reject lease?

Under Washington State law, it appears that companies under receivership have no hard and fast timeframe under which they are required to decide if they wish to assume or reject a lease executed ...
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Can I set additional terms of service for "my" page on a third-party service?

A lot of web sites, like Github or Facebook, have terms of service for the platform as a whole but also let me publish stuff on pages that I have some control over. I can post a README file on my ...
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What is a union? How is a union created? What are union restrictions? [closed]

In states within the United States (pick Arizona for example), what is a labor union? I'm not looking for the "organization that represents employees" answer. I'm looking for the legal ...
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Must car rental agencies provide the state minimum liability insurance or ensure that the customer has it when renting a car in the USA?

I was going through car rental agency SIXT's ToS to understand whether they provide any liability insurance coverage if one doesn't add one of their protection options when renting a car. I read in ...
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What counts as a ‘third party’ in the context of libel?

This post asks about the law jurisdiction of England & Wales. As I understand it, and I am happy to be corrected on this point, for a written statement to be libellous, it must be published to a ...
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Reasonable doubt of eye witness's need for glasses in 12 Angry Men

In the 1957 movie 12 Angry Men two witnesses give testimony - an old man with a limp who claimed to see the accused flee the scene 15 seconds after the murder and a woman who claimed to witness the ...
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Does every bill that is passed in a state legislature automatically mean that some part of the legal statutes was modified?

When a bill is passed in a state legislature, is it possible that that the bill just stands alone as a new law, or does it mean that a statute in the state's code of law is updated? For example, if a ...
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Turkey preventing Iowa class battleship from assisting Ukraine [closed]

Now, there is talk of the Iowa class being secretly re-armed with modern shells and sent to Ukraine to prevent losing the war. Legally, under the Montreux Convention, Turkey can stop this. However, ...
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Landlord has broken lease agreement and not refunding the money [closed]

I signed a lease agreement for an apartment in Mississauga that is starting from 1st of May 2024. I paid the first and last month deposit directly to the landlord account. Yesterday the landlord sent ...
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Can 501(C)(3) sell items that were donated? [closed]

I am an employee of a nonprofit (501C3) museum that sells merchandise to help us expand our reach to the public. My question is: If someone (an employee or guest) donates items for the museum to sell, ...
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Is it an independent and additional offence to have a fake passenger (e.g., a mannequin) to try to avoid HOV violation detection?

Reading https://ktla.com/news/local-news/carpool-violator-busted-in-southern-california-despite-next-level-dummy/amp/ (mirror) made me wonder: is it illegal to have a fake passenger (e.g., a mannequin)...
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Can a website that hosts Public Domain images forbid commercial use of such images

I notice that Wikimedia Commons hosts many images clearly in the public domain (published before 1929 in the US) that have been uploaded from Worthpoint.com. WorthPoint's Terms of Use forbid ...
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Does the U.S. Supreme Court have unlimited ability to interpret the Constitution? [closed]

Is there any legal mechanism stopping a Supreme Court justice from concocting any interpretation of law they want, no matter how outlandish? What are the de facto buffers against this? Can the other ...
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What laws has Julian Assange broken in the U.S.? [duplicate]

This is not a loaded question and I am not looking for any debate as to the correctness or incorrectness of Assange’s current legal situation. I am just curious from a legal perspective, I have heard ...
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When a court orders a new criminal trial, can prosecutors still decline to press charges?

Recently, the NY Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in Harvey Weinstein’s case. The incumbent Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg, has said, via a spokesperson, that he will do everything in his power to re-...
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Can video evidenced gathered whilst trespassing be used as the basis for a prosecution? [duplicate]

Occasionally the media run stories of animal rights protestors who've broken into a farm or abattoir and filmed evidence of animals being abused / mistreated. The videos often appear to be shot late ...
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Can a server be fired for a customer walking out in a restaurant

Suppose at a restaurant, a customer leaves without paying the check. The server is either unaware that they left or unable to stop them. Can the restaurant compel the server to pay for the walkouts? ...
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Can a U.S. federal appellate court transfer a case to another federal appellate court?

Is there any published decisional authority recognizing that a (U.S.) federal appellate court has discretion to transfer a case to another appellate court? Which would seem to be appropriate response ...
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Is paying a news publisher to not publish negative press about you legal?

Today, I saw on the news that the prosecution in the current criminal case against former President Trump brought in a tabloid publisher to testify that Trump paid him to not publish negative press ...
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Are the final stages of a product’s lifecycle protected by patent?

This is a follow up to this question: International patents Consider the following stages of a product’s lifecycle: Manufacture Sales Import/export Use End of life/disposal It is presumed that in a ...
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Details of David Pecker's immunity contract

Is the contract granting David Pecker's immunity in the current criminal trial of Donald Trump public? After being subpoenaed, I assume Pecker felt that the same evidence would come out whether he ...
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Can copy-pasting a word definition from a dictionary site cause a copyright issue?

I just saw the following at the English language and usage stack exchange meta forum (ELU meta). We should not be pasting definitions from online dictionaries into answers when their terms of service ...
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Are lawyers allowed to stall if their client wants it?

Say a terminally ill person sues someone. That someone (and their lawyers) knows they're likely to lose any case, but also knows that the plaintiff is going to die soon, so they instruct their lawyers ...
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Disclosure of delivery fees in advertisement

If a product is only available for purchase online, and an ad for the product (e.g. on YouTube) displays its price, it is my understanding that under the Australian Consumer Law, the total price must ...
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Does copyright law apply? [closed]

I wish to sell an item similar to one that a well-known international auction house had sold on a particular date. Can I write this in my sales pitch or am I infringing on the auction house’s ...
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Impact of transfer title of community property to someone else on community property status

For community property states like California or Texas, if I have a real property acquired after marriage, then as far as I know, the property is considered community property. If during the course of ...
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If you arrive late to a hotel, can they keep your entire payment even if they resold your room to someone else?

Consider this scenario: You book a hotel stay for two nights: May 1st through May 3rd, paying the full cost in advance. You end up missing a connecting flight and arrive at the hotel on the afternoon ...
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Buyer deposit for house sold as is

Buyer did inspection on old house. Inspection advised that all major systems are end of life. Also advised to inspect fireplace before use. Buyers bargained down the price and signed addendum to say ...
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Does a WIPO patent supersede a US patent?

If a United States utility patent has expired but a virtually identical World Intellectual Property Organization patent is still in effect, would the WIPO patent prevent any US manufacturers from ...
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Lithium batteries

Are all lithium batteries required by law to have a built in management system to stop them overheating and going on fire? If not why not? The reason I‘m asking is hand luggage which is permitted to ...
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Confidential price quotes [closed]

We have a customer that shares our price quotes with our competition. Is this legal? What can we do to prevent this from happening?
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Base offence element intimate image abuse

Being as revenge porn has been introduced into the SOA 2003 and there is now in existence a summary offence of sharing an intimate image without consent does that mean that theoretically the average ...
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What is poisoning?

I am once again asking for an analysis of an ugo lord video. In the video a prankster woman puts very spicy hot sauce on her boyfriends food without his knowledge. Ugo states that it is "100% ...
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Is it legal for a former employer to send appointment reminder to clients, for appointments with me, when I’m no longer at the company

I was terminated from a Therapist position for being a whistleblower. My former clients are still getting their appointment reminders and the reminders are scheduled with another therapist, but saying ...
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Are email “confidentiality clauses” binding? [duplicate]

Sometimes, I receive emails for other people. Some of them have a clause at the bottom that says, “If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please delete it and inform the sender ...
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Am I allowed to walk around holding a poster for my product?

Like, would that be permitted in airports? Or conventions? Or hotels? Public or private property? I would not put the poster up, but instead hold it for people to see. The purpose is advertisement.
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