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The law applicable to immovables is the law of the situs (lex rei sitae), i.e. the law of the country where the immovable property is located. This is important because this law changed after the annexation. Therefore, the mortgage may not exist anymore as a security. The lex rei sitae in regard to immovables is usually not subject to a choice of law ...


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The outcome would come down to a case by case basis resolution. For example, the American Revolution was not held to invalidate private debts owed to British debtors (indeed, the U.S. Constitution was designed with constitutional protection for foreign creditors), but I am relatively confident that ISIS does not allow creditors from Syria or Iraq to ...


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@Dale M is basically correct, but fudges a bit on the process. The court issuing the order would issue an order to show cause to a government official who is alleged by the person who sought the order to have violated the order after having received legal notice (i.e. service) of the order. If that individual fails to appear at the appointed time and place ...


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Your beliefs about your past and your mission would probably be considered to be personal religious beliefs. As Israel does not have a state religion this does not have any legal significance (except it may make a difference as to which religious court is considered to have jurisdiction over your family disputes). Your religious beliefs do not override the ...


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Nope. Say I sue you successfully, and the court delivers a judgement that awards $1000 in damages. It is not the responsibility of the small claims court to ensure that the judgement is fulfilled. In fact, the debtor (person who lost) can outright refuse to pay the creditor (or the person who won). They are not in violation of any law at this point. ...


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If an infringement suit is filed, the plaintiff(s) would have rights of discovery. They could subpoena the source code in such a case for comparison. They could take the depositions of EvilCorp's developers and ask them about the libraries that they used. There might well be other ways to achieve the same effect.


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Your premise that "the law did not exist previously" is, from the perspective of how courts work, mistaken. The law always existed, it's just that some people (maybe even judges) mistakenly thought the law didn't exist (actually, "meant something else"). Many people have wrong ideas about what the law says, but ignorance of ...


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Usually, but not always. In California, this is governed primarily by the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. California Code of Civil Procedure §§ 1713-1724. The general rule is that the judgment of a foreign court in a country with a legitimate legal system (like New Zealand), that had jurisdiction over the parties and the subject-...


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Yes, you can sell an interest in a debt; this is an alternative to paying a debt collection agency on recovery. The contract that you have with the debtor may have limitations of the transfer of rights and obligations under the contract that may prevent this. The value of the debt to the agency depends on the status of the debt and the credit worthiness of ...


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The normal course of events for a person who defies a court order is that the court would issue a warrant for their arrest for contempt. This warrant would then be executed by the relevant law enforcement agency (US Marshals, FBI, local police, whatever) and the person would be placed in jail until they agreed to comply with the order. In the case of an ...


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You need is a legal basis for a (legal) complaint. OSHA regulations are set by the federal government, which gets its regulatory power via an interaction between politics, Congress, and the Commerce Clause: OSHA regulations don't apply to your neighborhood. There are often local noise ordinances that restrict noise. I can look up the numbers for my county, ...


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International agreements provide that most countries (foreign) will enforce other countries' civil judgements (domestic) unless the domestic law is repugnant to the foreign law. A U.K. court would probably enforce the Thai judgement providing it was satisfied that Thai due process had been followed and that the process was not repugnant to U.K. law.


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No. You can not impute income when collecting on a judgment. Imputation of income in alimony cases is done to determine the amount of the debt owed, and not with regard to the collection of an already determined debt. In a debt collection case, the debt is already determined. This said, wage garnishment is not the only way to collect a debt. A writ of ...


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If you don't want to hire a lawyer, you can do it yourself. You need to study the rules of the court, file an appropriate motion in the relevant court (etc.), and argue your case when you get a hearing. Unfortunately, if you don't know how to file a motion or who to file the motion with, you will need to learn a bunch of law in order to do it. If you just ...


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If Alice and Bob enter into a contract that calls for Bob to put a provision in his will that benefits Alice, and Bob does not put in the provision, would the courts likely uphold the contract after Bob's death, and give Alice the benefit, assuming all other aspects of the contract were legal and complied with? Yes, assuming there is adequate proof of the ...


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The US courts (including the US Supreme Court) do not have an army or even a police force under their direct control, except for a few court bailiffs. Ultimately, if the executive simply defies the courts, the only remedy is a political one. A court can order a person held unlawfully to be released from detention, but the jail/prison authorizes might ignore ...


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Short Answer Singapore probably cannot enforce this fine against property or income that it cannot reach domestically. Long Answer Normally cross jurisdictional efforts to enforce criminal laws are handled by extradition treaties, such as any in effect between Singapore and South Africa, or between Singapore and Canada. But, extradition treaties almost ...


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In both cases, the estate takes over. If A dies, then B owes the money to A's estate. If B dies, then B's estate owes the money to A. If B's estate is empty, then the debt is retired, because a debt cannot be inherited.


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