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What are the similarities and differences between civil settlements and criminal plea deals?

No. Or at least not always, not everywhere. In a plea bargain, the defendant admits to some or all of a crime in the expectation that doing so would cause a lower sentence. There are some places where ...
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What are the similarities and differences between civil settlements and criminal plea deals?

They both end the litigation by way of agreement. But a settlement does not generally result in a court order recognizing the terms of the settlement. The only court order may be one dismissing the ...
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Does the legal definition of prostitution exclude gifts as a type of “fee”?

Giving or receiving a gift doesn’t make it prostitution. But just because you call it a gift doesn’t make it one. A gift is something given without an expectation of anything in return, and you can’t ...
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Does the legal definition of prostitution exclude gifts as a type of “fee”?

Does the legal definition of prostitution exclude gifts as a type of “fee”? No. The term "fee" is defined at Texas Penal Code § 43.01 which states: (1-b) “Fee” means the payment or offer ...
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Is it illegal to act against the parents' wishes when taking care of a minor?

Putting any child in danger can be illegal. If you were told the child had a peanut allergy and you fed them peanuts, you could be violating laws such as child endangerment to involuntary ...
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Can someone explain the thinking behind the libel (?) case between Trump and Carroll for a non-US audience?

that it isn't libel to accuse someone for rape but it is libel to respond in an "aggressive" way to being accused for rape!?!? Because the responding in an "aggressive" way is a ...
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Can someone explain the thinking behind the libel (?) case between Trump and Carroll for a non-US audience?

there is no conviction or anything else "supporting" that accusation The First Case How did the other court came to the conclusion "the jury had found he digitally penetrated her"...
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Can someone explain the thinking behind the libel (?) case between Trump and Carroll for a non-US audience?

Falsely accusing someone of sexual assault or rape can be defamation. Trump even counter claimed against Carroll because of her statement that he "raped" her. However, that suit was ...
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