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For a public figure in united-states, the standard is actual malice: “that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.” New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) A newspaper can be negligent in checking its information, but it can’t be reckless. It would be reckless for a newspaper to publish a ...


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At the state level, the regulations that must be adhered to are laid out in Sections 21a-231 through 21a-236 of CT Statutes. In general, it appears that mattresses have to be sterilized before being resold in a store (and clearly labeled as such), but the law specifically exempts private person-to-person sales from this requirement. (g) No person shall ...


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How can a person with a similar experience with the defendant, help the plaintiff in a lawsuit? You may bring Joe as witness or present some sworn testimony from him. That could be in the form of affidavit, deposition transcript, or by testifying in court. In what way can I use Joe's story? Joe's testimony will be relevant to the extent that it proves ...


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You and Joe could sue the landlord together, each claiming their own. Or you could call Joe as a witness. The court might be unwilling to admit Joe's testimony as it does not directly relate to your claim, but it's worth trying.


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The process is broadly similar in most states although I haven't checked specifically. Essentially, someone prepares a map of the initial boundaries of the municipality and a proposed name and proposed charter to a court of general jurisdiction in that area in a petition that also recites that all requirements to form a municipality have been met, and then ...


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First of all, this assumes that the debt consolidation firm would be willing to buy, and the CC company willing to sell. With a trial already scheduled, this might well not be the case. Secondly, when (if) the debt consolidation firm buys the debt, they buy the rights of the seller. In many states the trial could go forward, with the debt consolidation ...


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It's simpler to just get a process server. Courts tend to give significant deference to process servers, and if a process server says they delivered something, the court will generally take that as fact unless evidence to the contrary is presented. I don't understand what you mean by "the live streamed video will have to be made available to the public for ...


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You can't give your landlord a "notice to quit" A "notice to quit" is something a landlord gives to the tenant under s8 or s21. Assuming you want to end the tenancy, you would give them whatever notice is required in accordance with the lease. Why the paranoia? Ending a residential tenancy is routine and would not normally land you anywhere near a court. ...


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Everything which is not prohibited is allowed This is the fundamental basis of the common law (and is one of the reasons that countries with a common law tradition continue to be relatively more innovative than those without). However, things do not have to be prohibited by statute to be prohibited. Judges have discretion to say that a “new” thing is ...


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