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We cannot guess what the seller will do, but the law is that unsolicited merchandise is treated as a gift.


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In the U.S. this will be dependant on State Gambling Laws, but typically it would only be illegal if the money was taken for a private Lottery (legally speaking, only the government is permitted to run lotteries, and the specific nature of a lottery is a game where a prize of monetary value is awarded to a participant by a mechanism of random chance). ...


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I only address the core legal question. The first question regards where the review appeared: on the facility's own web page, or on some third party web page? In the latter case, there is the possibility that soliciting a modified review in exchange for something of value violates the terms of usage for that web site. There are also US federal regulations ...


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Systems like this risk crossing over into legal advice In almost all jurisdictions only lawyers can do this. If you keep your system as a simple automation of a paper process you should be fine but the minute it “translates the law texts into concrete instructions” you are giving legal advice. You can reproduce the law but only a lawyer can explain what it ...


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does this company really need to get these permits in hundreds of jurisdictions (every place that they service) Yes. Typically, there would be a contract between the national company and a local subcontractor who provides the service, and the local subcontractor would get the occupational and business licenses under its name doing business as the name of ...


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Look at the bottom of this site - you'll find a Creative Commons "cc by-sa" license. That's Attribution Required, Share Alike. The tagline suggests that the blog is republishing similar CC-licensed content with an Attribution requirement. So yes, it looks like the tagline is there for a contractual reason.


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It is more complicated. From Wikipedia “The United States has income tax treaties with over 65 countries. These treaties reduce the chance of double taxation by allowing each country to fully tax its citizens and residents and reducing the amount the other country can tax them. Generally the treaties provide for reduced rates of tax on investment income ...


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If you are physically located in country X you are subject to country X's law, whether you are online or offline. If you build a website offering services to people in country X and it has to be legal according to country X, no matter where you are located or the website is hosted. In theory the laws are very straight forward but in practice it can be very ...


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I believe it would be useful to clarify some things first: There is no concept of "alien entities" in tax law (and by "tax" I mean specifically US federal income tax - as opposed, for example, to US federal estate tax or state and local tax law). For individuals, there are two tax categories: citizen or alien. Alien individuals are subdivided into resident ...


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Gambling requires a wager something (such as a sum of money) risked on an uncertain event An entry fee paid to participate in an event is not a wager even if the event offers prizes. Note that a wager on the outcome of the event or matches within an event by non-participants is gambling. And side bets by participants are usually strictly prohibited ...


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Your interpretation of the EU law is correct, Art. 27 says The consumer shall be exempted from the obligation to provide any consideration in cases of unsolicited supply of goods, water, gas, electricity, district heating or digital content or unsolicited provision of services, prohibited by Article 5(5) and point 29 of Annex I to Directive 2005/...


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If PayPal are in breach of their contract you can sue for damages Economic loss is calculable and there are various methodologies for doing so. Your lawyer will probably have you engage an expert witness to do so. No doubt PayPal will have their own expert to explain to the court why your expert is FoS (and vice-versa). However, it’s extremely unlikely ...


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