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The legal term for this sort of thing is puffery: a statement that is obviously exaggerated and which no reasonable person would take literally. According to the US Federal Trade Commission, puffery is [a] term frequently used to denote the exaggerations reasonably to be expected of a seller as to the degree of quality of his product, the truth or ...


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Go to the scheduled hearing and present your complaint. Apparently the defendant will present no documents in court.


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Copyright requires originality Your infinity hard drive appears to be a machine designed to violate copyright by immediately copying anything presented to it. Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin were creating original melodies. These do not have copyright until they are fixed in a tangible medium. That's what the hard drive is for. This is insurance against them ...


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Any quick minded Dunkin' Donut's lawyer will point out that their is a Dunkin' Donunts in office building for the House of Representatives, which is quite popular with the Members and their staff and a great many deals over legislative voting occur at this location, so there could be a claim to this statement, from a certain point of view. Dunkin' Donuts is ...


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You can offset the amount but you must go to court to do it. The court can then grant you an offset. This document from a law office describes the details. The risk you run if you do not pay and do not do this properly is that she, with a valid judgement in her hand, can take enforcement action including garnishee of bank accounts and seizure of property (...


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If i have am served a claim form by the claimant, can I travel overseas? Yes Also, if I am overseas and receive the claim form whilst overseas, can I ignore it if I am not a citizen of the country which the claimant is from? You can always ignore a civil summons - the likely effect is that judgement will be entered against you and the plaintiff can then ...


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It would depend on your contract. Clearly, if I was selling timber and you ordered some with the agreement that I'll try to deliver at date X with no extra penalties, it would cost some amount. If we had a contract where I deliver at date X and pay for all your cost if the timber doesn't arrive at that date, then I'll either refuse to take the contract or ...


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Short Answer Remember to actually object when in open court! If they show up and try to use documents they didn't send you by the deadline, you might have to actually object in court and state your reasons. It depends on the judge how formal s/he will make you be given you are pro se. However, I have seen instances where a pro se litigant didn't speak ...


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That's what the court said: "Each party must deliver to the other party and to the court office copies of all documents on which that party intends to rely at the hearing no later than 4pm on 27th October 2015." If there is an important document that you rely on that you didn't send to the court and your opponent, then you cannot use it in court. Even if it ...


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Your questions would be answered by the terms of the settlement and by your insurance contract. If you are unsure of the implications of those contracts you should have them reviewed by a lawyer or competent agent that you pay (i.e., not one representing the insurer) to answer your questions. In general, however, settlements involve a full release of ...


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As the answers said above. They have been open and direct, and stated "these things won't be covered". You went ahead anyway. They have a perfect right to decide what is and isnt taken and on what basis its taken (if it is taken at all). They can decide a long or short list on a whim. That puts you at a disadvantage to start with. As to what you can do ...


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In the UK the time limits for starting legal action to recover a civil debt are rather complex but for most things: England and Wales: 6 years Scotland: 5 years. If you make a payment or admit to owing the money then this resets the clock. Once a court judgement is issued there is no time limit for enforcing it.


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What legal claims, if any, does HaplessBuyer have against Seller? None. Seller entered a contract with BrokerSneaky, not with HaplessBuyer. HaplessBuyer only has viable claims against BrokerSneaky. For certain types of goods, services, or contracts, the case might be made that Seller had a duty to ensure that HaplessBuyer --not BrokerSneaky-- is the ...


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It sounds like you need to take the landlord to court. Make sure you are suing the right person; look at your rental contract to see who you the other party was and name them on the court documents. A common mistake is to sue an agent when you should be suing the landlord, or vice versa. The reply you got back from the court is correct: you need to make a ...


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Advisory Committee on Rules of Court reported on October 1, 2007: The rules in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the 95 federal district courts reflect the judgment of almost all American jurisdictions, which have decided in the last 70 years that a defendant should bring any counterclaim available against the plaintiff as part of the ...


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The answer is: it depends. Sorry, but that's just the way it is. First of all, it depends on whether there actually was a contract. Under the law, a contract does not need to be something written down and signed. If you have this conversation with someone: "Hey, can you do [this job] for me?" "Sure, it'll run you about [cost]." "Great." You have a ...


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The at fault driver (in a state that is not a "no fault" state) has a legal obligation to pay all of your medical bills and all other economic and non-economic harm to you caused by the accident in which the other driver is at fault (without regard to whether you paid it out of your own pocket, or your insurance company or other third party did). This right ...


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The Alice-Bob analogy has a gaping hole: Alice has actually produced copyrightable work, and did so before Bob. The Infinity Hard Drive, as you point out, doesn't produce or store anything - your question about having "the Infinity Hard Drive read someone's work to find my original work" makes no sense, as there is no original work that existed before Bob ...


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A lawyer would simply prove no such device could actually "fix" a representation of every copyrightable work (as we understand physics). If it actually stored every possible copyrightable work, you'd run into storage problems very quickly. Very, very quickly. Let us consider every single possible tweet under the old character restriction, 140 characters. ...


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Your .eu link says, If you were denied boarding, your flight was cancelled, you experienced a delay of more than 2 hours at departure or you arrive with a long delay at your final destination, the airline must give you a written notice setting out the rules for compensation and assistance. My understanding regarding each of those 4 issues is that: (You ...


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This site purports to list the statutes of limitation for debt collection in all 50 US states. It is specifically aimed at credit card debt, but in most states all debt is subject to the same limitations. Mortgages, however, generally have different and special rules. Most periods are between 3 and 10 years, a few are longer. The site notes that in some ...


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It would be difficult, but it doesn't seem impossible. "Allow the defendant to present testimony and give a judgment, without hearing from the plaintiff" gives the defendant a huge advantage, but at least you should be able to give your side in your complaint. And I don't see anything in the magistrate court rules that says you can't hire a local attorney ...


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You need a lawyer. What happens to the house, and what steps are necessary to make the wife the sole owner, depend on several complicated factors. It's unlikely that a quit claim deed will play any part in the process.


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The old claim is probably barred by a state statute of limitations (best guess) and the adjuster was probably misleading in saying that you could wait for as long as you wanted to file a claim. You almost certainly can file a claim for new damage, but the insurance company would probably be within its rights to limit its payout to damage actually caused by ...


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What the other driver's insurance company is obliged to pay you is precisely nothing; you don't have any contract with them. The other driver owes you the value of the damage he did, and the insurance company is (probably) obliged to cover this debt as a result of his policy. It is simpler for all concerned if the insurance company sends you a cheque ...


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You should have exchanged insurance information at the time of the crash (and if there was a police report, it would also probably be found in that, which you can obtain with some paperwork from the police). You can then contact the insurance company and ask them what the coverages are on that policy. The amount of coverage depends upon how much the other ...


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When you book a parcel on the Parcel2Go web site, the following checkbox appears: You must have ticked that box to continue, unless it was added very recently. As such, it seems unlikely that if you booked online you would have any claim here, since they did present you with a list of prohibited items at the time of booking.


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The terms clearly identify televisions as prohibited items. The terms of service also states We reserve the right to deal with any Prohibited Items at our sole discretion without being liable in any way to you or the recipient of the Consignment containing the Prohibited Item(s). For the avoidance of doubt, this means that if these items are carried,...


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A wrongful act may cause damage to any number of people. Each of those people has the right to seek compensation independent of the others. For example, consider an electrician who incorrectly wires a main switchboard in a communally owned building under contract from the owner's corporation causing a fire which burns the building to the ground. The owner's ...


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