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I had an agreement This can be considered a contract. Contracts do not have to be in writing to be valid on most issues. (It is a good idea to have many contracts in writing even if that is not required, however, as this example shows.) they would keep my property (two suitcases and some clothing) in their apartment for some time. Was "some time"...


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If your agreement amounted to a contract, then by discarding your property this person might be committing a breech of contract, depending on the specific terms of the agreement. If you paid this person to look after your property, then s/he has a greater responsibility than if it was merely a personal favor that was not paid for or compensated. A person who ...


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You can complain anywhere you want. Facebook, Twitter, review sites, write your own blog, etc. It really depends on what you are trying to achieve. The equivalent to the better business bureau are probably these guys: https://www.verbraucherzentrale.de/ I wouldn't get my hopes up that anyone would actually do something, if that's what you want.


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When starting self-employed work, there are a number of consequences. If the activity is gewerblich but not freiberuflich, it is necessary to register with the Gewerbeamt (~ trade office). This obligation is specificed in §14 GewO. Per §146 GewO, failure to perform a registration is a misdemeanour that can be fined with up to €1000. This assumes that the ...


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The FSK doesn't have a direct legal mandate to decide which movies may be shown on quiet holidays. Nevertheless, it's categorization is generally respected. The FSK is a voluntary self-censorship institution by the German movie industry, which does have a legal mandate for the purpose of child and youth protection per § 14 JuSchG. It primarily provides an ...


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Federal law protecting public holidays This explains that this has been the law since 1952 when the FRG was granted autonomy following World War 2. They are films that contradict the "serious nature" of these holidays and which are to be feared that they violate "religious and moral feelings", according to the guideline of the FSK . Which ...


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As the other answers have pointed out, you may be able to refuse to perform tasks not specified in your contract. However this will vary with jurisdiction, and most employment contracts are fairly vague and include catch-all terms along the lines of "the employee is expected to perform all tasks requested by their line manager". However, your PI is ...


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The Black and White In the USA -- and I imagine in most places -- employees are only contract-bound to carry out the terms of their contract. If you are not contracted to do a certain task, then you are not legally obligated to do that thing as part of your job. In short: it depends on the terms of the contract. The Gray Of course, no contract outlines every ...


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From this very good article a Google translation which describes the according German law which your ex-boyfriend violates: In most cases, however, corresponding photos are taken with the consent of the person depicted or even made by the person himself and then sent or handed over. In these cases, §§ 33, 22 KunstUrhG protect against unauthorized ...


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You can use the Internetwache Polizei Berlin and klick on the (small) Flag below the Logo on the right side. That will give You access to an English version. Please be aware that some offenses, especially those touching personal matters like Yours, require that additional to complaining to police (a "Strafanzeige") via Internet You'll need to sign ...


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Asking as such is hardly ever illegal. Any stranger can ask you to pick up their kids from school, like you always can tell them where to go. What I guess you are actually asking is whether the PI can require you to do it. No they probably cannot: it would have nothing to do with the matter of your contract or nature of your professional relationship with ...


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In German law, Notwehr is the (minimum required) defense against a present unlawful attack. B did not attack A, so A could not use Notwehr as a justification for shoving B.


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The DAAD has published a summary of the legal constraints when working as a foreign student in Germany. While the document is only available in German, it is complete and rather authoritative. I summarize the main points here. On a student visa, you are eligible for 120 full days or 240 half days in accordance with §16b (3) AufenthG. This is a legal ...


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In Germany is the situation as following: As already answered, if you don't pay the deposit, you can be sued. Here is a Google translation from here ("Tenant does not pay deposit - what to do?") If the tenant does not pay the deposit in whole or in part, the landlord can collect it in court. To this end, he can either file a lawsuit or apply for a ...


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You have a contract - if you break it, you can be sued. A contract is a legally binding promise that the state (through its courts) will enforce. You promised to pay the deposit - you must pay the deposit. You promised to pay rent on a regular basis for the period of the lease - you must pay that rent. You don't want to live there? Fine, the lease probably ...


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