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How do you check the legality of a new business model?

Hire a lawyer, who is licensed and trained in law and who is obligated to be honest with you and advocate for your interests, and get him/her to review your business plan. He/she will point out real ...
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Do companies have the legal right to reduce your salary?

Can the company just reduce everyone in the companies salary by 30%? Employers with at will employees can reduce the salaries of all at will employees prospectively, simply by telling employees that ...
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Could New Jersey Really Ban Pennsylvania Drivers?

Constitution of the USA, Article IV, Section 1: Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

Since this is a board about law, the legal answer is that New Jersey does not regulate vacation pay: In New Jersey, employers are not required to provide employees with vacation benefits, either paid ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

This makes no sense to me. As you said, the weekends are not working days. So you don't need to request those days off, you already get them. And even if he can include the weekend in the middle of ...
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How can I ensure I am contacted when a specific relative dies or is hospitalised?

How would I receive a call if he is not able to call me or communicate with emergency personal? There is no ironclad method. The law does not specify how authorities should determine contact ...
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Can a Defendant Insist on Cross Examining the Plaintiff Directly in a LT Trial?

Yes, Defendant may compel Plaintiff to appear and may cross-examine Plaintiff personally. The right to counsel does not include the right to have an attorney testify for you at trial. At trial or ...
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Made aware of a utility easement a year on

While this question was initially posed as a request for legal advice, I've stated some general principles of this kind of situation generically. You are deemed to have "constructive notice" ...
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How can I ensure I am contacted when a specific relative dies or is hospitalised?

New Jersey has a very specific registry for next-of-kin The Next-of-Kin Registry is a New Jersey statewide web-based system that allows individuals at least 14 years of age to voluntarily submit and ...
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Can a Pediatric Dentist Require Conscious Sedation or Refuse Treatement?

A medical practitioner may use whatever methods s/he thinks proper and appropriate, subject to the limits of malpractice law, and to the right of the patient (or patient's parent or guardian for a ...
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Can a Defendant Insist on Cross Examining the Plaintiff Directly in a LT Trial?

If the plaintiff chooses to testify (as s/he might very well, because the plaintiff often best knows the events giving rise to the cause of action) the defendant (or the defendant's lawyer) may cross-...
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Can one appeal a moot judgement?

Yes, you can appeal Deciding that an issue is moot is a matter of law. Issues of law are apealable. So, from your example, if the evidence showed that the tenant was still at the premises and, for ...
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Has New Jersey v. Andrews ever been successfully challenged?

The question is ill framed, but I'll try to reframe it and answer it. New Jersey v. Andrews is a decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court (its highest appellate court), which held that you do not have ...
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How do you check the legality of a new business model?

When you have a problem with your car, you take it to a person who is trained to fix cars and knows about them. You pay money for their time and expertise. This is more or less the same situation- you ...
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Is employer responsible for tree damage to car parked in their lot (New Jersey, USA)?

Probably not In order to establish negligence as a Cause of Action under the tort of negligence, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant: had a duty to the plaintiff, breached that duty by ...
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Are there successful ways of getting out of a reverse mortgage?

I assume that the loan was legal, in light of rule changes pertaining to non-borrowing spouses. If so, there is really no recourse other than to repay the loan. This article explains the current ...
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Could New Jersey Really Ban Pennsylvania Drivers?

There is a law that addresses this question: ยง1502 of chapter 15 exempts from the requirement to obtain a licenses (in PA) in the case of (3) Any nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and who ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

Depends on Jurisdiction In germany, holidays are calculated based on your ordinary weekly working days. In fact, we distinguish between workdays (Arbeitstage) and calendar days. It gets even more ...
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Do companies have the legal right to reduce your salary?

The company must pay you the agreed-upon contractual rate for any hours that you already worked, but they are not obligated to continue to pay you the same salary going forward. The company can inform ...
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Politically charged emails sent to entire University

No, absent a state law to the contrary (and I am aware of no such law in this case) it is not illegal. Universities, as institutions, are permitted to express opinions on political issues, ...
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Does this require probate?

Bob's will leaves everything to Abby. Bob has a brokerage account solely in his name with no TOD on the account. Bob then dies. It is my understanding that for Abby to get the money, you have to go ...
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Ex wife moving out the country with my daughters

Child custody (and alimony) are determined by state courts, so the exact details are state-dependent. There is no legal basis for a person preventing thrie former spouse from moving (assuming the ...
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When does a bill become law?

tl;dr: no, they're not law yet. Background The two bills are different. A5217 proposes to create a juvenile alternative to the current community service program, and A1969 proposes changes to the ...
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Could New Jersey Really Ban Pennsylvania Drivers?

Probably not OK See the Wikipedia article "Freedom of movement under United States law where it is mentioned that freedom to move from one state to another is a right protected under the ...
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I was offered a job, but the contract concerns me

Yes, this is a valid concern As written, every piece of IP you produce while employed belongs to the employer. This includes your hypothetical game. It also includes your weekly shopping lists, your ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

I asked my boss for a 2 week vacation which will be 10 working days to travel for a wedding. So you asked for 2 weeks off. He said it doesn't count as 10 days because he considers the weekend which ...
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Can one appeal a moot judgement?

canada Mootness is not a jurisdictional issue for superior courts in Canada. Instead, mootness is a discretionary doctrine reflecting a desire to preserve an adversarial context and a concern for ...
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Suspect's Right to Privacy in Court

Mrs. X is under investigation for an alleged crime (say, embezzling from her employer). Prosecutors have obtained a search warrant and seized her computer. X's attorney files a motion arguing against ...
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Car Seat Placement

Here's the relevant text from New Jersey's government: Legislation - P.L. 2015, c.50 The following recommendations will provide the safest way to transport your child according to the American ...
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