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In the US, the question of gender and facility-assignment depends on whose prison it is – federal, vs. a specific state. There may be a specific policy adopted by a particular prison system, but there is no specific statute that generally requires segregation of prisoners based on gender. Policies will exist which protect a prisoner's 8th amendment right to ...


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The only way in which you could be "incorrectly listed as a defendant" is if somehow your name was typed in as a party (there would be a glaring gap, that no paragraph of the complain says anything about you as a defendant). Assuming the situation is nothing so bizarre as a typo, you are a defendant. Whether or not you are liable in this case is a matter of ...


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No. Such a marking is equivalent to a solid double yellow line, and passing is not permitted. These raised pavement markers are known as Botts' dots and are commonly used in California together with, or instead of, painted lines. A line of evenly spaced dots is meant to signify a solid line. Since here there is a double line of dots, it is a solid double ...


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Generally, if someone asks you to leave their property you have to leave*. Just because a place is owned by the public, doesn't mean anyone can go there any time they wish. Military bases, firehouses, and jails are owned by the public, but many of these have limited access to the public. It may be open to the general public, but that does not mean ...


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There are two kinds of evidence for discrimination. The primary evidence is direct, that is, statements by an employer, for example "We need to make sure not to hire a ___ for this position". The act of hiring a person that has a certain demographic property is never evidence for discrimination, because discrimination law treats all races and religions (etc) ...


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Joint and several v Proportionate liability Joint and several liability is the common law default for torts. Each tortfeasor is “jointly” (together) and “severally” (individually) liable for the total amount. Some jurisdictions have adopted statutes that use proportionate liability for some or all torts and/or elements of the damage. California has for non-...


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The customer list is indeed a trade secret if the shop kept its customer list secret and has an advantage from having that customer list, while others don’t have it. And I would think that is the case, because a competitor laying their hands on the list could for example send special offers to the customers in the list. The question is whether your two ...


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This page sums up the state of federal law regarding sex segregation and schools. There are various "separate but equal" provisions under the law, for example Boys State or Girls State are not outlawed, there is no requirement for co-ed PE class. But as far as I can see, a school field trip to hear the Petaluma Symphony Orchestra could not be limited to only ...


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What is a "common" situation? Being single, married, divorced, in several sexual relationships at once are all common - they all have different implications for inheritance. Does your state treat same-sex relationships the same as heterosexual relationships for inheritance - how does that impact the will? What is your relationship status today? Is there no ...


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Raise a defence You are being sued - it's unlikely this will go away just because you ask the plaintiff nicely. The papers you were served with will tell you when and how to raise a defense. With or without insurance, you probably need a lawyer to help you. It's quite likely that if you raise the defense that you have not stolen their secrets because you ...


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In California you would engage the assistance of the local Sheriff. You would provide your judgement and instructions to the Sheriff and they would serve the tenant. The tenant would then pay the Sheriff which would then turn over the funds to you. It's important that you don't collect more than you are owed. A tenant cannot be evicted for paying a judgement ...


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Nothing here demonstrates that you were rejected because of your minority status specifically, and you're going to have to demonstrate that it was likely the only reason for your rejection. I would still argue that you should ask about your chances, but ask in a way that allows the manager to give you constructive criticism. Typically at the end of the ...


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What a bastard of a thing to find out! OK, California law authorizes the DMV to make regulations for "a program of selective testing of applicants" and also requires the renewal notice to tell you if you do. This law came into force in 2011 but was amended in 2018 - I don't know what it said before that. Clearly such regulations have been made but I'm ...


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The statute of limitations is 3 years from the injury. If you were to sue in court, you would sue as a representative of the estate of the deceased on behalf of surviving relatives. The principle is that you are representing the interests of the victim, so you inherit the legal obligations of the victim, in particular the obligatory arbitration clause. In ...


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is there not a template available that anyone can use for free for more common situations? There is no official form for a will offered by any government agency, and while there are a number of firms that sell legal forms, I am not aware of any that offer free legal forms. Wills filed in probate cases are a matter of public record, but they come with no ...


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The simplest answer here is to just try it. In California, you can submit 3 or 4 names on your formation document, in order of priority. In my experience the SoS staff care most about the first two words in an entity name, so if its a longer entity name, and there is an issue with the merged out entity, then adding "Group" probably wouldn't solve the issue ...


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This answer assumes the officers are also directors - otherwise it wouldn't make sense that a quorum required one of them. It also assumes that for some reason, the non-officer directors are not the majority shareholders or appointed by the majority shareholders - which is odd but seems to be the case based on the question. There are three answers to this ...


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