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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

I believe you are correct. It doesn't seem illegal for a private individual to use a bee pesticide (following label instructions) to remove a beehive from property that you own. There are federal laws ...
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Is it legal to break into a locked car to get a child out in hot weather?

Oregon allows it, see ORS 30.813. One who enters a motor vehicle, by force or otherwise, to remove a child or domestic animal left unattended in the motor vehicle is not subject to criminal or civil ...
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Is it legal for a group of drivers to completely "fill" a roundabout?

They are impeding traffic, a Class D traffic violation. Oregon Traffic Code 811.130: Impeding traffic; penalty. (1) A person commits the offense of impeding traffic if the person drives a motor ...
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Could there be consequences for Googling how to do something that is normally a crime?

The Google search is not itself a crime or any other kind of offense. It could be used as circumstantial evidence that you did something intentionally or with pre-mediation, rather than accidentally, ...
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Is it legal to break into a locked car to get a child out in hot weather?

In germany you might be obligated to! It might appear odd, but in Germany, you are obligated to help if you are able to and don't endanger yourself (§ 323c StGB). Technically calling 112 is enough to ...
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Football field in park being upgraded - rights of neighbouring property owners?

You have a third option: Sue the district for violating state or local law. There are lots of recent news stories about people doing just this and winning. The US Constitution Can't Help You: The ...
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What happens if someone who intends to steal a car decides to rescue a child after breaking in?

Yes However, unless he confesses to his intent he’s not going to be caught.
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Could there be consequences for Googling how to do something that is normally a crime?

If it were a crime to search, we'd all be in jail A lot of things are crimes if done. However, people often look for information about such things to either understand how not to commit the crime (e.g....
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What happens if a debt is denominated in something that does not have a clear value?

I think that you are distorting the legal situation by describing it as a debt denominated in XYZcoins. According to the LII page "Debt": Debt is a financial liability or obligation owed by ...
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Could a contract make a Bible passage legally binding on the signers?

If Doe and Smith agree with your position that the church will be the arbitrator, they should go unto the church and get their problem resolved, which is in itself significant. If one of them rejects ...
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Is it legal to break into a locked car to get a child out in hot weather?

In almost all criminal laws you have something called Necessity (google "Necessity in criminal law"), which allows you to do something that will otherwise be considered a crime under ...
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What happens if someone who intends to steal a car decides to rescue a child after breaking in?

Yes Under common law, even the slightest movement of property with the intent (mens rea) to steal it completes the crime of larceny. There is no requirement that the thief "escape" or "...
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Memberships can be canceled without reason and without refund?

Two essential elements of a contract are that each part gives something of value (such as money, or whatever the club has to offer), and each part has an obligation (the member must give money and do ...
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Can you have a fiduciary duty to your own business?

@Rick aptly answers your first question (and I totally agree with his answer including his conclusion that the cited provisions apply to single member LLCs). So, I'll touch on issues associated with ...
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What happens if a debt is denominated in something that does not have a clear value?

The court decides First off, this isn’t a debt, it’s a breach of contract that may lead to a debt once a court rules on it. You broke your contract to provide 50 ABC (or a car, or 10 heads of lettuce, ...
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Could a contract make a Bible passage legally binding on the signers?

You can contract whatever you like As a dispute resolution clause it seems a bit unclear, particularly since I’m not sure what treating someone as a “Heathen man and a publican”. Since my local ...
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Is it legal for a group of drivers to completely "fill" a roundabout?

england-and-wales 137: Penalty for wilful obstruction. If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway he is guilty of an offence and ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

I had a neighbor who was a licensed exterminator. We had bees move into our eaves and was talking to him about choices. He said a licensed exterminator isn't allowed to kill them but has to move them. ...
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Is there ANY legal speed on the freeway?

What is the correct way to handle this situation? Strictly speaking, each driver exceeding the speed limit is in violation of the traffic sign even if everybody else also infringes it. Thus it is ...
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Could a contract make a Bible passage legally binding on the signers?

Similar Agreements Have Been Upheld The most commonly-cited case is Encore Productions, Inc. v. Promise Keepers, (D. Colo 1999) In this case, a federal district judge held that the following ...
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Is it legal for a group of drivers to completely "fill" a roundabout?

The question was about Oregon but to give a perspective from other places- In Sweden the law is 'En förare får inte utan giltigt skäl köra med överdrivet låg hastighet,plötsligt bromsa eller på något ...
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Landlord responsible for extended power outage beyond their control

You could first look for a force majeure clause in the lease which says something about natural disasters and the like. If there is a clause which says e.g. "Landlord will not be held responsible for ...
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Can you have a fiduciary duty to your own business?

Can you have a fiduciary duty to your own business? Yes, but it's limited to a duty of loyalty and the duty of care, defined by Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 63.155 - Duties and standard of conduct: (1)...
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Is there such a thing as an illegal thought?

There are not "illegal thoughts" in the abstract, but what you are thinking can make the difference between something being a crime or a basis for bringing a lawsuit, and actions being non-...
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Is it legal to take something you didn't know was yours?

Theft in Oregon (and elsewhere, substantially the same) is defined statutorily: A person commits theft when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate property to the person or to ...
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Football field in park being upgraded - rights of neighbouring property owners?

You need to call and find a lawyer right away. The first action will probably to get a court order to temporarily block the construction until the case can work through the courts. At the same ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

Certified applicator here. You can use pesticides labeled for killing bees. But that's all. It is illegal to use pesticides contrary to their labeling. Stop stop stop. Before you arch your back, go ...
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Is it illegal for a store to advertise a product and then never sell it?

Does (Customer) have any claim or recourse against (Store)? No. The store's conduct altogether preempts a finding of unconscionable tactics. The store's conduct would not be found in violation of ...
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How to Search Convictions by Statute Section

Short Answer Where online can one find a database of convictions that allows one to search convictions by statute section? This doesn't exist. Long Answer Typically, the way the records a kept by ...
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