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The policeman ordered, right as he took a step out of his car "Turn it off!" - which is a lawful demand to prevent the biker from possibly kicking the gas and running. As the driver did not seem to comply (from the policeman's PoV) during his walk over to the bike, he enforced the order himself by turning off the bike and confiscating the key for ...


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Yes The directors of a company have a fiduciary duty to act within the law for the benefit of their shareholders - not to their customers, not to the government, not to the environment and not to the public. A lawsuit against the company will incur financial loss irrespective of if it is won or lost. It is difficult to see how it is in the shareholder's ...


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Public Health Law PBH §12(1) says Any person who violates, disobeys or disregards any term or provision of this chapter or of any lawful notice, order or regulation pursuant thereto for which a civil penalty is not otherwise expressly prescribed by law, shall be liable to the people of the state for a civil penalty of not to exceed two thousand ...


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It is currently legal to barter goods or services in exchange for gold or silver bullion in the United States. Gold and silver do not have to be registered or certificated, although a prudent person would usually seek evidence confirming their authenticity and it would be common practice to keep gold and silver in a repository such as a bank or Fort Knox, ...


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A severability clause means that any clause in the contract which is itself illegal, or which would make the contract illegal, or otherwise cannot be enforced according to the relevant law, is instead excluded from the contract as if it didn't exist. This is an extremely common clause, especially where the contract is used in the same form across multiple ...


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Section 29-A of Article 2-B of the Executive section of the New York Consolidated Laws: ...The governor, by executive order, may issue any directive during a state disaster emergency declared in the following instances: ... epidemic, disease outbreak ... Any such directive must be necessary to cope with the disaster and may provide for procedures reasonably ...


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If we restrict ourselves to legal options, he can hire a lawyer, which is what he should have done rather than "ordering a DNA test". As a general rule, the minute you get served with a lawsuit, you should hire an attorney, especially if you are a billionaire. He should not volunteer to get in this position by volunteering for the test. But given ...


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In New York State, towns are not "part of" cities; they are distinct political entities with their own separate borders, and they do not overlap or contain each other. You can see on this map (Wikipedia but I couldn't find an official one that was as easy to read) that the Town of Henrietta and the City of Rochester are separate. In fact, they do ...


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There are no feasible legal actions that you can take. The implausible action is to sue the state on some constitutional grounds and have the order overturned in part. The order contains no appeals process, so you would have to attack the order itself. There are, here and there, lawsuits on Free Expression Clause grounds regarding the shuttering of churches, ...


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There is no definition, and no legal basis for assuming a particular interpretation. Therefore, the term has its "ordinary meaning". A family group is what an ordinary reasonable person would consider to be a family group. The governor could publish an order defining "family group" for the purpose of this order. Otherwise, the judge or ...


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There are no rights to a view or sunlight at common law, and the fact that Charles is his predecessor in interest makes that even more clear in this context.


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In California, you may use reasonable force to protect property from imminent harm. The jury instruction on that point is here. The instruction regarding justifiable homicide and defense of property is more restricted, because it only applies to protection of property when the deceased enters a home. If a stranger attacks your dog on a walk, you can use ...


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Option 1 is that this is a private school. The school can establish whatever rules they want. There might be a cause of action for breach of contract, but more likely there is some clause saying "You have to do what the principal tells you". Private organizations are allowed to completely suppress you freedom of expression. Option 2 is that this is ...


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Only if the company consents While some jurisdictions have by statute allowed corporations to be bound by pre-incorporation contracts, New York is not one of them and holds to the common law principle that a person cannot enter a contract before that person exists. In your circumstances the company is only bound by the second contract. So, who is bound by ...


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The statement "you don't need to put it in writing" is not an instruction, and should not be interpreted as on in lieu of other evidence (e.g. the follow-up question "you don't want to get fired, do you?"). It is, at best, a recognition that your concerns have already been noted (and at worst, a ham-handed threat). In the context of an at-will non-union ...


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Yes. The formation of a labor union -- or virtually any other group -- is permitted by the First Amendment, which protects your right to associate with other people and your right "peaceably to assemble." As a group of volunteers, there would likely be meaningful barriers to its recognition for the purposes of enforcement of collective-bargaining laws. In ...


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The Validity of State Wealth Taxes Yes. States can impose wealth taxes, although this doesn't clarify the validity of a federal wealth tax. States have broader taxing power than the federal government in terms of kinds of taxes that they may constitutionally impose. A state may impose any tax (1) that does not unduly discriminate against a federally ...


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The general rule is that if a tenant will not leave on their own accord, you have to get a court order to evict them, which the sheriff will enforce. Whether or not you can get such a court order and get it enforced is up in the air right now (July 6 is one day when things might change). In the normal case, you would file a holdover case, because the lease ...


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This doesn't answer your question about court records, but I suspect it's what you really want. New York maintains a site where you can search for information about physicians licensed in New York: https://www.nydoctorprofile.com/ In addition to information about court actions, it also has a link to the office that disciplines licensed physicians, so you ...


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Yes Court records are public unless the judge ordered them sealed. For NY, this is how you get them.


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is it strictly legal to suggest or instruct employees not to put contract concerns in writing? Only on the surface, or by itself. The COO's direction has the appearance of lawful way of handling objections when negotiating generally any contract. However, in the employment context you describe, the COO's direction seems ultimately pursuant to conduct which ...


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It seems that the statement slightly preceded the signing of the order. Executive order 202.14 (issued April 7th 2020) says: The enforcement of any violation of the foregoing directives on and after April 7, 2020, in addition to any other enforcement mechanism stated in any prior executive orders, shall be a violation punishable as a violation of ...


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Did Avi Yemini illegally record “Jim Jefferies” by using a hidden mobile phone? No. One- and two-party consent rules are about confidentiality of a conversation rather than an issue of whether either party gets to monopolize the recording(s) of their conversation. In this case, the conversation took place with both parties' awareness that the conversation ...


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Misstating the truth is not perjury Perjury is deliberately lying under oath to gain a material advantage. For the situation you describe: You might be wrong and they actually do live where they say they do they might be wring and they genuinely think they live where they say they do, being wrong is not perjury it’s unlikely to administrate info in the form ...


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No. You have 27 months to apply. You’ll see why when you see the Form 1023. It’s huge, and it is easier to answer the questions if you have been operating for awhile. However, it is a nonprofit from day one. The whole time it must look, walk and quack like a nonprofit. It cannot use the *prior to filing” period to play for-profit reindeer games. If it ...


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In Medina WA, there is an ordinance designed to deal with view squabbles. Max, however, came to the nuisance. The Medina ordinance only provides a remedy to restore a view / sunlight that existed at the time of the acquisition of the property bu which has become "unreasonably obstructed" ("unreasonably" is defined in terms of distance of ...


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The minor would be the beneficial owner of the foreclosure proceeds. Taking possession of those assets held for his or her benefit by the county official conducting the foreclosure might as a practical matter be difficult. The official could probably insist on having someone appointed to act for the minor's benefit before disbursing the funds. Often, someone ...


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Are 501(c)(3) nonprofits allowed to sell goods and services to the public (like any other for-profit would)? Yes. The sale of goods and services as you describe it does not sound in violation of 26 USC § 503. However, the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity would need to pay tax on income earned from those sales. Per U.S. v. American College of Physicians, 475 U.S. ...


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Yes. Private DNA testing is generally available and lawful throughout the United States. New York has unique laws surrounding the conditions under which testing may be performed, though. There are several hoops to jump through if you do this in New York -- using a licensed testing agency, obtaining approval from an agent, etc. Getting an order from a court ...


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Contract law may give X and the promoter (the person who signed the contract) a way out. The contract you describe is called, not surprisingly, a "pre-incorporation" contract. Since these are fairly common, you can find lots of discussions of their legal status online (for example, here and here). The basics are what you'd expect: First, since X ...


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