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Can an insurance company drop you after receiving a bill and refusing to pay?

If you were on your parents policy with the understanding you were a student in college, then yes, they can drop you and refuse to pay. You need to read the terms of the insurance very carefully, ...
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Can bills (the documents of laws/legislation) have pictures? Or text only? Can images become part of the legal code?

Regulations - Yes, Acts of Parliament - very rarely In in the united-kingdom diagrams are found in regulations, for example legislation dealing with roadside symbols. There are two kinds of ...
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Can bills (the documents of laws/legislation) have pictures? Or text only? Can images become part of the legal code?

There is no legal reason why pictures couldn't be in the text of a bill. I don't know of any examples in the main text of the US Code. However, it has been pointed out to me that Title 4 of the US ...
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HR1 would force states to have independent districting. How does the federal gov't have authority to require this?

The US Constitution doesn't say one way or the other how a state's representatives are to be chosen, so until this law was passed in 1841, a state could have all of their representatives elected at-...
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Once a congressional bill has become law, how is it noticed by and overseen within the executive branch?

Bills, once they become laws, seem to be archived and internally published somehow They're published in the United States Statutes at Large, and (for permanent provisions) are incorporated into the ...
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Can an insurance company drop you after receiving a bill and refusing to pay?

You contracted for the services so the debt is yours. Even if the insurance company were legally obligated to pay, that does not shift the obligation from you to the insurance company. The dentist ...
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Can bills (the documents of laws/legislation) have pictures? Or text only? Can images become part of the legal code?

While it isn't expressly forbidden, it is very rare to see this in legislature adopted statutes, which usually incorporate some other source by reference when there is an intent to do so. In contrast, ...
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Once a congressional bill has become law, how is it noticed by and overseen within the executive branch?

The executive branch will always know if a bill has become law because they are the final step in the process for turning a bill into law. The only time this isn't the case is when a president vetos a ...
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Can bills (the documents of laws/legislation) have pictures? Or text only? Can images become part of the legal code?

Bills and laws do not usually contain pictures or other images. However I know of no rule against including relevant images. Most often, a description in words is used instead of any image. For ...
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Can bills (the documents of laws/legislation) have pictures? Or text only? Can images become part of the legal code?

australia I cannot think of any primary legislation (acts of Parliament) that has illustrations but there is no reason they couldn’t. It’s not common but some subordinate legislation (regulations, ...
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Can an insurance company drop you after receiving a bill and refusing to pay?

Had I been informed before the procedure that my insurance wasn't going to cover it, I would have waited until Jan 2019 so that I could use my new insurance provided by my job. A lot will depend on ...
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Which standards prevent laws from naming specific targets?

It may "seem[] normative" that "a law cannot enumerate any specific persons or companies to be included or excluded from its provisions." But in fact it is not generally the case. ...
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Who has to pay restaurant bill

Who entered the contract with the restaurant? In order for the restaurant to collect from a person, that person must have entered into a contract for the meal. That is, from the restaurant's point of ...
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Is a medical provider required to provide a bill and/or receipt for a payment in Massachusetts?

For the "render a proper bill" part, yes indeed! Under Massachusetts General Law Part I, Title XVI, Chapter 111, Section 70E, a patient of a licensed medical facility is entitled to an ...
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Why do Acts of the UK Parliament still start with a lengthy bombastic sentence?

From Wikipedia: An enacting clause, or enacting formula, is a short phrase that introduces the main provisions of a law enacted by a legislature. It usually declares the source from which the law ...
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Why misleading to describe Bills of Lading as "negotiable"?

Because transferable is not the same as negotiable Most property is transferable. That is the owner of the property can legally transfer ownership to someone else (by contract, deed, or gift). This ...
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Roommate want to take me to small claims court (Maryland)

You sound like a lot of my dispute resolution clients on their first visit You seem upset, maybe even angry and you feel that you are being victimised and harassed and that the person you are in ...
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Can bills (the documents of laws/legislation) have pictures? Or text only? Can images become part of the legal code?

canada There is no general rules against including images or other non-textual symbols in legislations, including statutes (Acts), regulations and other orders under royal or other authorities. The ...
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My pediatrician would not see my child until I pay a bill that I don't owe

A doctor can choose their patients A doctor has a professional duty to render aid in an emergency. However, apart from this and assuming the decision is not made for a prohibited or unlawfully ...
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Can bills (the documents of laws/legislation) have pictures? Or text only? Can images become part of the legal code?

new-zealand Diagrams, maps, and at least one photograph have appeared within many pieces of primary legislation, generally included as a schedule to the Act (which is part of the legislation as passed)...
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Exemption from chapter

The amended section 46.2-2101 is in Chapter 21 of Title 46.2. Chapter 21 deals with regulation of property carriers (e.g. moving companies). So the amendment to 46.2-2101 says that EPDDs are exempt ...
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Can a state stop implementation of a bill passed in the parliament?

India is a quasi-federation Powers are split between the state and national government as detailed in the constitution. India is a halfway point between full federations (e.g. USA, Australia) and ...
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When does new US legislation come into force?

By default a new US Federal law is effective as soon as it is enacted. That is, when the President signs it, when the 10 days for approval expire without the President vetoing it, or on the date when ...
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Once a congressional bill has become law, how is it noticed by and overseen within the executive branch?

The legislature and the executive branches operate separately from a separation of powers point of view, but that doesn't mean they're completely siloed off from each other. Executive agencies ...
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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?

No. Probably most bills are amendments to statutes, but certainly not all. Appropriations bills, for instance, are not usually codified anywhere. Likewise, legislatures often approve resolutions that ...
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Can Merrill 401k Company Legally withhold my 401k from me when it's under $5k total balance?

Merrill is your 401k administrator, but the decision of who and how can withdraw funds is up to your employer. 401k withdrawals are only allowed in limited circumstances(ref 1, ref 2), and you cannot ...
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Do Companies like Microsoft sue users for unpaid online services bills?

Large companies are not usually going to take a small case to court; the amount they could recover would be far less than assigning a corporate attorney or hiring an attorney local to the customer to ...
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Do I have to pay the dental bill that is much higher than estimate?

The dentist wrote to me that he would remake the crown free of charge. After starting the remaking process, he said his time was free but material was not. He estimated the additional fee to be ...
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A better tool for reading law than congress.gov

There a few places; this particular statute, for example, can be found on Cornell's legal site or on that of the House.
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Can a state stop implementation of a bill passed in the parliament?

It is not clear what Vijayan, Banerjee and Singh intend to do to "not implement" the law. One part of the bill adds a paragraph 6B. (1) The Central Government or an authority specified by it in ...
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