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Copyright a Land Feature?

Who knows. It doesn't matter. 17 USC 102 lists the kinds of things protectable by copyright under US law. These are: (1) literary works; (2) musical works, including any accompanying words; (3) ...
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How to stop an alcoholic from driving?

Is there anything I can do so that the authorities investigate and revoke his privilege of driving a car? Yes. Next time he drinks and gets behind the wheel, call the police and tell them that you ...
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Conditions of a signed lease

You are likely now a holdover tenant, as you have stated that you continue to pay your original monthly rental payments. Check original lease and investigate what happens at end of lease. P.S. As your ...
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Does putting a dollar in a lawyer's pocket entitle you to attorney client privilege (like Saul Goodman from breaking bad)

There's no privilege. Under N.M. Evid. R. 11-503., New Mexico's attorney-client privilege protects communications that are: confidential; and made for the purpose of facilitating or providing ...
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Marijuana Across State Lines, where State Laws Differ

Leaving Colorado with a Marijuana product is illegal. You cannot bring Marijuana to Denver International or any other airport in Colorado. You also cannot bring Marijuana into a Federal Park, reserve, ...
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Incomplete building rented on commercial lease

Short Answer Can an incomplete and unsafe building be rented to a tenant on a commercial lease if the building never received a certificate of occupancy? Yes. Unless your lease says otherwise. Your ...
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Legality of spending public money on private enterprise

The government is allowed to spend public money on private enterprise. For example, the Small Business Administration gives grants to qualified businesses. Stadium subsidies have been a feature of ...
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Copyright a Land Feature?

Now wait just a danged minute. Isn't this simply a joke sign? Read what it says: Photos and videos . . . may not be . . . published [etc] . . . without the permission of the owner. . . The sign ...
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Why is the bond for a $500 fraud identical to that for a more than $20 000 fraud?

Bail schedules In the United States, bail bond amounts are commonly set in accordance with a local bail schedule. According to Moving Beyond Money: A Primer on Bail Reform, published in 2016 by the ...
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What happens if I don't pay a speeding ticket from New Mexico?

The exact situation depends on where you are. If you are in Washington state, what you get (but did not realize) is a notice to appear in court. By not paying the fine or showing up to court, you ...
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Focus on arson in New Mexico Constitution -- why? typo?

The language is worded broader: "A victim of [list of crimes] or that victim's representative shall have the following rights as provided by law:" The list is seemingly alphabetically, and ...
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Landlord/Tenant and Actus reus

Code sections cited in this answer are to the New Mexico Criminal code, Chapter 30 as they were in my answer to the linked question, and to chapter 59A. Neither the landlord (whom I will cal LL) , nor ...
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Breaking/entering/theft charges

In addition to New Mexico 30-16-3 Burglary, NM charges could include: 30-16-1 Larceny. "Larceny consists of the stealing of anything of value that belongs to another." (Possible penalties ...
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If a New Mexico anonymous LLC must register in California as a foreign LLC (for doing business in CA), does the LLC lose its anonymity?

There is no separate and distinct entity type called a "New Mexico anonymous LLC". All New Mexico limited liability companies are anonymous to the same degree. New Mexico does not impose a ...
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The Consumer's Right To Challenge A Company's Claims

Such claims might well constitute False Advertising. In the US state of New Mexico, False Advertising is prohibited by NM Code section 57-15-1 which says that: False advertising in the conduct of ...
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Can my landlord charge me December rent?

You have an agreement, which if followed means that you don't have to pay December rent.
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I'd like to know if there jurisdiction in a lawsuit for debt collection when the plaintiff misidentified me in the court filing?

There are basically three issues involved. The defendant in this case clearly loses on two of these three issues. We don't have enough facts in the question, and the related clarifying comment from ...
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Does putting a dollar in a lawyer's pocket entitle you to attorney client privilege (like Saul Goodman from breaking bad)

In the united-states, if the lawyer has agreed to represent Walt and Jesse, then they are covered by the privilege, even if they have not yet payed any fee at all. Paying a retainer, even a nominal ...
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Moving from NJ to NM, buying a car in UT or ID on way to NM, how to make titling and registration work?

There is a provision for Utah dealers to provide a temporary permit for a sale to a non-resident where the vehicle will be registered in another state. See the "Nonresident Permits" heading.
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Gross Receipt Service Returns

The amount that a company refunds when a purchase return is made is a matter of company policy. It is customary to return the entire amount paid including the gross receipt tax paid, and in credit ...
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Legality of using homemade pyrotechnics in desert, but within city limits

Homemade pyrotechnics and commercial fireworks (as well as open refuse burning, campfires, bonfires, etc.) will fall under fire safety codes and are very local in nature, so check with those ...
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Can my landlord charge me December rent?

On the face of it, the agreement to pay the October rent early in return for waiving the December rent appears to be a legally binding contract to vary your existing contract. See What is a contract ...
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