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Is it legal to bill a company that made contact for a business proposal, then withdrew based on their policies that existed when they made contact?

If you have an agreement with a company that specifies "you agree to give me something of value, in case I give you something of value", you have a contract. In order for there to be a ...
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Does receiving an email informing me of a change in policy mean I automatically agree with it, unless I object?

What does the contract say? If it says that they have the right to unilaterally alter the terms by providing you with notice by email, then they have the right to unilaterally alter the terms by ...
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Are there legal ways to get out of jury duty?

The details depend on jurisdiction, but all jurisdictions I know of will excuse jurors if they are medically unfit for jury duty. So the best option would be to try and obtain a medical/psychological ...
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Can I refuse to send an email to untrusted domain

Communicate how you like You are under no obligation to use any particular method of communication. If you don’t want to use email use the post. Or hand-deliver your messages (probably better to use a ...
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Are there legal ways to get out of jury duty?

I cannot speak for Belgium but in general there are ways to be exempted from jury duty. This is self-evidently the case as there must be ways of excusing people who are, for example, chronically ill ...
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Is there a general duty to avoid creating unsafe situations when driving (Belgium)?

In addition to the provisions mentioned by @RockApe in his answer, there is also a general obligation arising under tort law under Beligum's civil code that is not particular to travel on roads: ...
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Do employees have personal liability when working for a company that violates the GDPR?

Not legal advice - you should consult an attorney who knows your local jurisdiction. That's a general statement, but especially true here because the GDPR does not include personal liability for ...
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I bought an apartment on plan and it doesn't seems to respect the acoustic standards. What can I do?

Compliance with acoustic standards does not necessarily mean that you will not hear noise from your neighbors. You have an expert opinion stating that the building complies. It is possible that the ...
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What an employer can legally ask to monitor about user activity

Belgium enacted an implementing law, the Act of 30th July 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data. This, along with the GDPR, are the key legislative ...
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Is there a general duty to avoid creating unsafe situations when driving (Belgium)?

germany German law, sections 1 and 11 of Straßenverkehrsordnung (StVO): Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung I. – Allgemeine Verkehrsregeln (§§ 1 – 35) § 1 Grundregeln Die Teilnahme am Straßenverkehr erfordert ...
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Website harrassing for payment for a trip I did not book.

This is likely a simple case of someone giving them your email address by mistake, instead of their own. In any case, if you didn't make the booking you owe them nothing. You should respond to the ...
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What an employer can legally ask to monitor about user activity

The GDPR is no blanket prohibition of data use, it requires a legal basis and/or the consent of the data subject for data processing. Is your company large enough to require a data protection officer?...
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What an employer can legally ask to monitor about user activity

Ideally, an employer should have a code of conduct or policy that covers workplace monitoring. If a code or policy has been agreed, it will usually form part of your contract of employment. This means ...
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Belgian inheritance laws valuation date

I only know the relevant law in germany but strongly suspect the law is the same or very similar in Belgium. The relevant date for the value of an inheritance is the day of the death. For all items in ...
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Alimony on gross salary

How does someone pay alimony on their gross salary if they are employed by someone else? Suppose the partners agree on giving half of the gross monthly salary as alimony. If said person has X gross ...
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Is there a general duty to avoid creating unsafe situations when driving (Belgium)?

italy In Italy a ruling from the Cassazione, the highest court of appeal, stated that drivers must pay attention to the imprudence of others. This is described in this article, whose main part says: ...
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Is there a general duty to avoid creating unsafe situations when driving (Belgium)?

UK law has general "catch-all" categories of motoring offences, aside from specific legislation on topics like uninsured or unsafe vehicles, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ...
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I'm a digital painter, will the art I make be 50% owned by my spouse after marriage?

No It would either be : 100% owned by both of you (the Common Estate regime which is what happens if you don’t have a marital contract), or 100% by you (or whatever is detailed in your marital ...
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How can I object to a traffic fine subsequently when I didn't know the formalities?

Ignorantia juris non excusat What do you mean you "didn't know"? Its your duty to inform yourself of all the laws that apply to you at all times and in all jurisdictions. While this is a practical ...
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How can the Belgium law allowing Belgium-funded research to be made open access be retroactive?

It's not a retroactive law. It doesn't change the legality of any action in the past. It is a law that affects items that were in previously signed contracts, but that's not new. For example, ...
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How can the Belgium law allowing Belgium-funded research to be made open access be retroactive?

Because Belgium is a sovereign nation and (presumably) is not prohibited constitutionally from making retroactive laws in general and this one in particular. The foreign publishers have just fallen ...
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Is it legal to use digital copy if physical copy is broken/lost

Links in French, sorry, I don't know Dutch/Flemish. Yes, the law allowing you to make the copies in the first place doesn't require maintaining the source. Article XI.190 of the Code de droit ...
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