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US Expat with Work/Bank/401k in the US, is that legal?

I'm a US citizen living in Europe for the last couple of years. I work remotely for a US company, receive salary in a US bank, 401k, pay full federal/state taxes - all as if I'm in the US. My employer ...
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If I jointly own a piece of land in the UK and the other party starts a business. Would I be liable for the business

I jointly own a piece of land with my sibling on which we have built stables. They are planning to rent out a number of the stables to another party. The business will be their interest only (I will ...
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Does Fluff Busting Purity violate Facebook's terms of service?

I'm getting annoyed by Facebook reels, sponsored posts, and other elements on Facebook, desiring a means to control them. The most powerful way to control what content appears on Facebook appears to ...
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What parts of cracking (tampering with the copyrighted software) are actually illegal?

I would like to know whether software cracking is considered illegal broadly (in the way that drugs are, for example, broadly illegal in many western countries), or is it a more complex question. I am ...
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Conditional power of attorney on an event that activates it

I want to provide a power of attorney to someone to do a wire transfer to specific account at a future date. The thing is, I may be able to do the wire transfer remotely myself but in the event that I ...
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Does the rebuilding of St Nicholas church building pose a constitutional problem?

One of the buildings that got destroyed during the 9/11 attacks was the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox church. It is busy being rebuilt. I'm assuming that some sort of government funding involved. Is ...
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Does the California Arbitration Act apply to arbitrations between an in-state consumer and an out-of-state business?

Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 1281.97, in any “consumer arbitration” that requires the drafting party to pay fees and costs “before the arbitration can proceed,” if those fees or ...
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Can I use my own Stack Exchange answer in a book?

I wrote a Stack Exchange answer, and would like to use it in one section of a book I’m writing (which will be commercially sold). I also modified the answer, and added to it, but some original ...
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When does an officer's discretion end, and where does an officer's duty begin?

User6726's answer to this question seemed to imply that an officer's discretion was endless; that no matter what the situation, they could always decide not to intervene. That seems highly unlikely to ...
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Can the right to self-represent be waived due to conflict of interest?

If a plaintiff and defendant have a personal connection, and one (or both) of them represents themselves, won't that pose a conflict of interest between the councillor(s) and the opposing side(s)?
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What restrictions is a teacher under when they suspect a student of having ADHD?

TL;DR; I'm trying to validate my son's teacher saying "As a teacher, I can't even say ADHD." Is a teacher really that restricted? Long version: We have been dealing with a teacher who has (...
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Reproduction of phrases from characters for reuse

Would be there any legal issues if phrases said by characters in a video game were reproduced for reuse, with or without modifications? Words and (very) short phrases are not subject to copyright so ...
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Can the enactment of the 25th Amendment delay a U.S. President from launching nuclear missiles?

I am wondering that if a U.S. President is intent on launching nuclear missiles against a foreign enemy of the United States, and he/she has verbally informed the Vice President and his/her Cabinet ...
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Legal basis of statement by British Food Standards Agency that companies may label as "sunflower oil" what is not sunflower oil?

Recently in Britain the Food Standards Agency issued advice that food items may be offered for sale labelled as "sunflower oil" (a product that has become scarcer owing to the Russo-...
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How is derivative text material copyrighted within an older manuscript?

This is an adenum to to a previous question: How is the copyright of the derivative work dated? For example; an author writes a book in 2009 and in 2020, re-edits the book with new material. Does this ...
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Can you be charged for breaking US laws abroad?

Say you commit a robbery in a country outside of the US. However robbery is legal in that country. If you come back to the USA, can you be charged?
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Obtaining a Power of Attorney in a different state than resident state

My terminally ill mother is seeking to name me as general power of attorney. It's something we've discussed before but now it's time to pull that trigger. She's currently out of state (Texas) ...
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Is this really an explanation of Equal Protection of Law?

My teacher was explaining Equal Protection of Law to our class, actually he was explaining reasonable grounds for violation of Equal Protection of Law by State, and he explained it thus: Suppose there ...
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Liability of joint bank account owner (U.S.)

Say that persons A and B have a joint bank account, with A as the primary owner, and assume that A gets sued. I understand of course that all funds in the account are exposed in the suit even if B had ...
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Is paying a police officer to do something legal (something that is in theory part of his/her job, but isn't being done) illegal?

Let's say you live in a house and have a neighbor who is a nuisance. The neighbor does various illegal things on a regular basis (car is extremely noisy above and beyond what is allowed in the law, ...
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Must we show our prenup agreement to the immigration office/officer?

If two person want to get marry together, but also like to have a prenup agreement as well, and one of the guys is on a non-immigrant student(F-1) visa, should they also provide their prenup agreement ...
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Law enforcement in embassies

This answer tells us that embassy soil is inviolable, as per Vienna Convention on diplomatic Relations 1961, art. 22. That means the host country ('s law enforcement) cannot enter the premises nor do ...
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Client in California demands their contract to be signed

I'm representing a Limited company from the United Kingdom and my team has been working with a client for a few months now under an agreement we provided. Now they incorporated in the state of ...
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In what language(s) are laws written in Puerto Rico?

A comment on the recent question about the possibility of U.S. laws in Spanish mentioned an assumption that Puerto Rican law would be mostly in Spanish. Not being familiar with Puerto Rican law, this ...
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Copyrightability of Third Party Technical Specifications

Lately I've been writing a lot of specifications of (MIDI-ish) music formats for old commercial video games based on my own research (I have no access to anything by the games' authors). To what ...
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Should couples divide only their joint properties after getting divorce?

Should couples divide only their joint properties after getting divorce? If the man buys a house or a car after marriage in his name, our has several bank accounts or company stocks in his name, ...
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Should "Prenuptial agreement" be provided while getting marriage licence?

If two person want to get married and both are agree with writing a "Prenuptial agreement", should they provide it while they want to get their marriage license or there is no need to ...
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Can an employee pay for boss' things?

If someone had a trusted remote employee living in Saudi Arabia where there's no taxes, would it be possible for them to instead of paying themselves a wage, pay the foreign employee extra and then ...
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Is it effective to only sign a non-disclosure agreement with a subsidiary of the holding company?

Does signing a non-disclosure agreement with the holding company cover all of the subsidiaries or does one have to sign a confidentiality agreement with every subsidiary or subcontractor that is a ...
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It is illegal to reverse engineer proprietary file formats?

The file formats MPQ and CASC are two container formats developed by Blizzard in 1996 and 2014 respectively. Both formats are proprietary and there's no official specification. If these formats are ...
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Is saying you'll doing something illegal towards someone always a threat?

Followup to this question: Legality of "counter-blackmailing" with calling/reporting to the police In it, an answerer provided two criteria for when blackmail is legal in the England and ...
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Is it legal to leave religious tracts in public places?

In Oregon, it it legal to leave religious tracts in public places? Would it be considered littering?
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If a company tells you to commit billing fraud, what might be the consequences for doing so?

If a company tells you to commit billing fraud, what might be the consequences for doing so? Let's say you committed billing fraud, because the company told you to do so. Do you have to pay the amount ...
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Asking for compensation for a broken job offer in CA

I have a family member who had a steady full-time office job in Los Angeles. He wanted a change of pace, so he reached out and got recruited by a well-known transportation company who offered him a ...
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Legality of "counter-blackmailing" with calling/reporting to the police

Is there an exemption to the illegality of blackmailing if that blackmailing is of the sort "if you don't stop blackmailing me, I will call the police"? Why am I asking this exactly? A more ...
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A departing director wants to convert his directors loan and owed salary into shares. How do we value the shares, and what are we obliged to pay?

We are raising investment with individual shares valued at £5. A founder & director is leaving the company and claiming owed salary and directors' loans need to be paid or converted to shares. We ...
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Is 1 U.S. Code § 7 unconstitutional and violative of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, and if not, on what grounds is it? [closed]

I know. Courts simply think it's ok to fix such unmistakably and blatantly ridiculous laws by simply making a decision, and think of the case law as equally good as though they ordered the legislation ...
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Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"?

Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"? Suppose that a party A agrees to hire party B for a job, and at the moment party B seems like the most viable candidate available, ...
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Academic or credential fraud

I recently found out that a professor in a graduate program forged diplomas and claimed to have a PhD, when in fact they do not. This professor is earning more more than other professors that ...
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Can I legally take liability from a previous tenant? What are the limitations of this?

I have a question regarding tenancy laws in the UK. I took over the tenancy for the place that my dad was living in as I needed somewhere to go in an emergency. I didn't have a deposit so my dad told ...
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Regulating fares in the UK transport system - who can unfair 'unregulated' fares be reported to?

I went to book a train from South Wales to Yorkshire and the tickets cost £363. This is obscene and completely beyond its true market value. It is the same price as a flight from UK to USA. I have ...
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Does Article 1 Section 3 of the Oregon Constitution give taxpayers the right to prevent their taxes from being used to fund abortion?

Section 3. Freedom of religious opinion. No law shall in any case whatever control the free exercise, and enjoyment of religeous [sic] opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience. — Could ...
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If someone was called to appear at a state parole at 10am and was took to a rehabilitation program and was not fed by 4pm and left r they wrong

A person went to a parole meeting and then was taken to a rehabilitation program at 10am. After being signed in to the program, the person was asked if he/she had eaten today. Because the patient hadn'...
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What to do at a road crossing with only one traffic light in german traffic law?

There is a weird traffic situation in Berlin, Germany (here), which consists of a crossing with only one traffic light like this: The traffic signs indicate that AC is the main road, so traffic ...
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Explicit images sent by adults [duplicate]

I know that distribution and possession of any explicit images of children are illegal as it is child pornography. On the other hand, is it illegal for an adult to send explicit images of them to ...
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Is there a Constititional right to medical care other than an abortion?

tl;dr version: I have a Constitutional right to pay for an abortion from a willing medical provider, even if a local statute purports to forbid it. Do I have an analogous general Constitutional right ...
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Can double jeopardy be circumvented by something other than the separate sovereigns doctrine?

It has been answered here that using the separate sovereigns doctrine, the same person can be convicted (or at least tried) twice for the same offense or crime, in the United States. Is there another ...
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Self-set needs-based salary

Is it legal, in regard to GDPR and Norwegian/European law, for an employer to ask their employees to List their yearly monetary needs Present their needs, to management for approval Set their salary ...
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How can a person declaring bankruptcy afford a lawyer?

In most jurisdictions, a person overwhelmed by debt can declare a personal bankruptcy (for example, filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States, or for a Verbraucherinsolvenz in Germany). ...
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Do name, image and likeness (NIL) laws prevent fans from filming NCAA events for extended periods of time?

I've heard this claim from an assistant director of events and operations, but I don't see online how NIL relates to this. For context, an usher at a Stanford tennis match told me I wasn't allowed to ...
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