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Sources Florida Power of Attorney from the Florida Bar Association is a consumer pamphlet summarizing the laws in regard to a power of attorney. The actual laws are in the Florida Code sections 709.2100 thru 709.2402 Health Care Advance Directives from the Florida Health Care Administration is a consumer guide to Living wills, surrogate designations, and ...


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We are talking about larceny and larceny & destruction of property in the two cases. So at the minimum, there are more laws that apply. But what are the laws? Florida names its Larceny statute... Theft: 812.014 Theft.— (1) A person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent ...


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Following you around with the intent of harassing you is stalking. I don't know whether there's going to be a law actually requiring social distancing in Florida. In other states, I've seen laws set up to make it a crime to violate an order of the Director of Public Health or something like that. I don't know whether Florida actually has an order requiring ...


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The relevant law is not so specific. It prohibits child abuse and child neglect which are defined only as general standards and not as specific rules. This doesn't appear to be child neglect, indeed, the opposite to the extent that there is such a thing. So, would it be child abuse? This would be up to the finder of fact to determine, and might depend upon ...


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All your work is yours. They've made it very clear it wasn't a work for hire, so it's yours. They can't copyright any of their ideas. You can't copyright an idea. Only specific creative elements authored by them and present in your work could be covered by copyright. You didn't use their block diagrams. I don't see how references to other sites to look at ...


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I happen to have a recent American major rental brand folio with terms and conditions on the floor next to me. The key sentences for this brand are You agree we may, in our sole discretion, pay all tickets, citations, fines and penalties on your behalf directly to the appropriate authority and you will pay us for what we paid to the appropriate authority ...


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With competent legal advice you might get them to sign a waiver that they relinquish any claim to your work. There may be an argument that you had a verbal/email contract that your relied on (magic words). The list of names might be the only thing that is theirs. On the other hand, I learned many years ago that there is no contract wording between you and ...


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It depends in the state. In Florida, the law says: All electors must personally mark or designate their choices on the vote-by-mail ballot, except: (1) Electors who require assistance to vote because of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write, who may have some person of the elector’s choice, other than the elector’s employer, an agent of the ...


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What do you mean “slip in”? Are you saying that the term wasn’t there when you signed the contract and the added it later? If so, no they can’t. However, what I think you’re saying is that it was there all along, you didn’t read it, but you signed it anyway? If so, yes they can. You were told this was a term of the contract (not reading it is on you, not ...


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the landlord has been living there for a week. Is this allowed? Am I still expected to pay rent if he is living there? Generally speaking, no. But you need to verify that your lease contains no language that overrides certain basic assumption about leases. My understanding is that (1) you delivered the property, and (2) the landlord was not entitled to live ...


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Not necessarily. Let's say the victim delivered photos of a harm that were alleged to be done by the defendant. That's a crime in itself. But based on this item the DA orders investigation and finds evidence of a real crime. Discovering that the photo was faked can lead to dismissal (with prejudice), but even without the fake photo, there might be a strong ...


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The question is not firmly settled under Florida law. Wheeler v. State, 203 So. 3d 1007 addresses the issue w.r.t. Fla. Stat. §827.01(2), now §827.03(1)(a)3 and the crime of aggravated child abuse, which depends on causing "great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement". The court notes that the chapter does not define "...


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Short Answer Does statute prescribe algorithm for calculating quorum? No, but it does provide a default and minimum quorum for board meetings (indirectly through a non-condo statute), which is sufficient to resolve the questions asked for a five member board, in most cases, although the bylaws could set a higher quorum than the minimum or default ...


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Experience is cheap at any price The web site is not theirs but it’s not clearly yours either because of the sketch design by your not client. Take it down from public view, don’t try to sell it and get on with something new. While legally, you may be within your rights, it seems, given the litigious nature of your “client”, you may have to fight for them in ...


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According to the National Public Radio website (dated 2 December 2020 which is the most current information I can find): There is no statewide mask mandate. A July [2020] public health advisory recommends individuals wear face masks in any indoor or outdoor setting where social distancing is not possible. And the above July health advisory issued by ...


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The person responsible for the leak pays This is a general principle that if your stuff causes harm, you are responsible for it as well of the costs of doing what’s necessary to stop it. This might or might not be you. Assuming the water is normal “splash” that is making its way into the unit below then it will be the person who is responsible for ...


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They can charge you with anything they think you did. And yes, the circumstances play a large part in the decision to arrest, charge and prosecute. However, circumstances include you: Reputation is everything. If you are a 17 year old male troublemaker with a long juvie rap sheet, including 3 past instances of stealing golf carts, then expect to be ...


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Probably, that person could be charged with theft. In Florida, theft is defined as 812.014 Theft.— (1) A person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily or permanently: (a) Deprive the other person of a right to the property or a benefit from ...


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Disclaimer: I am not an attorney nor someone who is skilled in contract law. 2019 Florida Statutes > Title VI - CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE > Chapter 83 LANDLORD AND TENANT §83.51 Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises. (1) ... The landlord’s obligations under this subsection may be altered or modified in writing with respect to a single-family ...


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There is no provision in Florida law that states that by becoming a member of an HOA you have consented to anything regarding recording. What is dispositive in this case is standard in all-party consent states, that a person cannot veto open recording. If the person does not participate in the communication, they are not a party. If recording is announced ...


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Unknowingly, it's not punishable. Knowingly, it's a crime. Fact is, the ID isn't even the property of the person it is issued to, it is property of the state issuing it, given to the person to identify themselves to the authorities. The employer and any person finding an ID is usually obligated to turn it over to the authorities. Merely having it in their ...


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Typically, this kind of action would not be handled as a criminal offense. There are other contexts that are more likely to come up. The civil and criminal cases aren't the same. In a criminal case, the prosecution has a duty to provide evidence that it has to the defense upon request, but the defense has no parallel obligation due to protections against ...


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In any law or government regulation, a requirement that a practice or rule must be "reasonable" means that it is initially up to the judgement of the responsible party, and ultimately up to the judgement of a court if it is challenged. Unless this provision has been reviewed by a court which has ruled on what kind of limits on access are "...


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(Didn't you answer your own q?) If the contractor is doing unlicensed work, a complaint can be filed against the contractor with DBPR. (Note however that for a 1st offence only a notice is issued against the contractor, the fines up to $10K + investigative costs, as far as I can tell from Florida's 489.13 statute.) The Florida bar actually lists a bunch more ...


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The somewhat irritating feature of Florida law on the topic is that you also have to read the definitions in §934.02, because there is a concept of "reasonable expectation of privacy" that attenuates the necessity to get permission. Here are some definitions with emphasis added. “Oral communication” means any oral communication uttered by a person ...


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Based on your comments: You rented the car and agreed to "be responsible for fines" The government decided to write a ticket your driving The ticket was written to the company The company plead guilty and paid it without contest The company then billed you the amount of the ticket You feel that they either shouldn't bill you or they should give ...


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Generally that depends on the EULA of the game. And you might violate the EULA you signed in the making of your hack, using the hack or even selling it! Let's spin an example: Let's assume EULA contains this sentence from the Rockstar EULA: You agree not to, and not to provide guidance or instruction to any other individual or entity on how to: i [...] ...


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When one party to a conversation notifies then other that a telephone call )or other communication) is being or may be recorded, and the second party continues the conversation, that constitutes consent. I do not think that notifications on previous occasions constitutes consent, but I am not sure of this.


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The relevant Florida codes can, it seems, be found on pages linked from this index. Section 61B-45.020 (Defaults and Final Orders on Default) provides that: (1) When a party fails to file or serve any responsive document in the action or has failed to follow these rules or a lawful order of the arbitrator, the arbitrator shall enter a default against the ...


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Will they be lenient enough and assume an email is good enough for a certified letter? Not necessarily. But Florida law enables both landlord and tenant to overcome this and related statutory violations, which means that the landlord may still seek recovery of so-called damages. If the landlord can prove your awareness of his email notice (i.e., you replied ...


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