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What are some possible law suits or civil actions the Las Vegas shooting victims could take?

You can sue anyone for anything. I will answer these on the assumption that the real question is whether there is a legal basis for such a suit. 1) Could someone open a civil action against the ...
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How do I collect on a judgement against a debtor who only deals in cash?

To add to user6726's answer: In general, you can only collect a judgement if there are assets or income available to be collected (i.e., owned by the debtor, and not protected from collection, such ...
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Can I cover the sports logo on a license plate?

Possibly. SCOTUS had the case of Wooley v. Maynard, 430 U.S. 705 (1977). Wooly took the tape and covered up the NH state slogan with tape. The state claimed that was illegal, Wooly won the case in ...
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How do I collect on a judgement against a debtor who only deals in cash?

1 is not an option – you can't steal a person's pay, and the police won't help you. You only recourse there is legal wage garnishment, and I will take your word that their (reported) income is low ...
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name rank and serial... against the police?

If I understand the question correctly, the captive is a US marine who was participating in a training exercise in the United States and then arrested by civilian police who were not participating in ...
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Can I cover the sports logo on a license plate?

Yes. In Wooley v. Maynard, a New Hampshire man was sentenced to jail for covering up the "Live Free or Die" slogan on his New Hampshire license plates. He sued the state to bar it from ...
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DUI question with keyless ignition

Pennsylvania is one state sometimes cited as having such a law, but the law does not refer to "keys in the ignition", instead, An individual may not drive, operate or be in actual physical ...
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MMA Fighter knowingly slays their opponent with a legal hit, is it manslaughter

As you describe it, the survivor knows that the action will result in death, and premeditatedly undertakes the action. So we turn to the murder statute in that (unspecified) jurisdiction, which will ...
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When does trepassing warning expire?

The crime of trespass carries with it the "warning" requirement (alternatively, no warning is needed if you enter "with intent to vex or annoy the owner or occupant thereof, or to commit any unlawful ...
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Is this a major privacy loophole?

You call their employer and impersonate them The onus is on the employer to keep your personal data secure. If they do not take reasonable steps to verify that the caller is indeed you, they fail ...
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If buyer dies during car sale

You can’t die “during” a sale The formation of a contract is instantaneous, if the buyer dies they have to die before there was a contract in which case the seller keeps the car or after there was ...
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Self defense damages

Yes Assuming you were assaulted (with or without battery) and you suffered injury (physical or otherwise) during that assault you are entitled to damages. The injury has to flow from the assault but ...
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Can I cover the sports logo on a license plate?

No You may not put foreign materials on the license plate. That being said, it is hard to imagine that someone would ever be ticketed for covering the sports team logo only on a license plate, unless ...
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Don't police actually have an obligation to arrest in some domestic cases ala NRS 171.137?

You are asking a different question The title to the earlier question -- "Do the police have a civil duty to do their job" -- is slightly misleading. The question is not whether the policy ...
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How illegal is drug planting?

Let's say you leave fake drugs in someone's yard. Eg, you expect the police to be dumb enough to believe it and arrest the other person Obstructing a public officer, specifically "deliberately ...
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Suing yourself for conveyance

Of course it doesn't work. You haven't discovered an end-around to property ownership I gave someone a car and want it back (they refuse) You no longer own this car. It is now titled in their ...
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How do I collect on a judgement against a debtor who only deals in cash?

Just to put it more clearly: You probably won't get your money, unless that debtor is really hiding a lot of money in stupid ways and gets caught. There is probably some paperwork you can do now and ...
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MMA Fighter knowingly slays their opponent with a legal hit, is it manslaughter

I think the problem here, is that if the move is provably always fatal, it would not be legit (as this would open up the sports organization running the sanctioned match to all manner of legal issues)....
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Can my husband get arrested if I don't attend court with him?

Possibly. I wonder if you mean "convicted" rather than "arrested"? There is no way that he will be "arrested" because you don't accompany him ("arrested" is when he taken by the police before a ...
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Can a Home-Owner Association's Manager place a lien on property?

According to Nolo, which is usually a good source of legal information, yes, an HOA generally does have the power to place a lien on your property if you do not pay your HOA dues, and to foreclose the ...
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How to protect against claims of joint corporate ownership during a divorce?

You can't. The general rule is that all marital assists are divided in whatever way the court decides. In the absence of a pre-nup, your company (whether existing prior to the marriage or created ...
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Can a Home-Owner Association's Manager place a lien on property?

Can HOAs put liens on property? In general, yes. The process depends on the specific covenants, but what would be the point of an HOA that can't compel homeowner action by forcing payment for ...
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Stealing through multiple people

I'm not sure there would be any need - or any ability to bring - any civil action. Forgery would appear to count as a Category D felony under Section 205.090 and, "In addition to any other penalty, ...
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Why is attempted murder punished more harshly than murder?

Murder carries certain penalties, and attempted murder is distinguished from murder only with respect to penalty. Without the circumstances allowing execution, the punishments are life without parole, ...
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Are security guards actually not allowed to do anything?

The legal division is between law enforcement officers (or some similar expression, defined by law), and everybody else. A security guard falls in the category "everybody else", so like ...
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Is local government a private entity?

No. Private entities can freely be created by citizens; local governments cannot be created by citizens but only by higher government. Nevada citizens can petition (ask) the county to do so. That ...
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Did Las Vegas really ever have such harsh punishments for using/having/selling Cannabis?

As far as I can tell, it was punished severely, but not quite that severely. I found Nevada's 1971 controlled substances statute, AB 107. "Marihuana" appears in Schedule I, the list of ...
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Can a Home-Owner Association's Manager place a lien on property?

You need to read the governing documents. Generally, yes, HOAs create these kinds of rights. However they are usually tempered. For example, there is often a requirement of notice and an opportunity ...
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Stealing shared title

Theft of mail is a federal felony: Under 18 USC 1708, it is a crime to destroy, steal or even possess mail belonging to another. If you fail to return mail you received in error, you could be charged ...
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