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at what point can you just leave? Is it always technically illegal in the UK to leave without paying the bill? Probably depends on what you mean with just leaving. If just leaving translates I haven't paid and I won't pay (because of the hassle with the card) then that's probably Making Off Without Payment, section 3 Theft Act 1978 (Thanks @bdsl).  ...


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It is illegal for you to take a meal and intend to not pay. You have a reasonable expectation of using a credit card if they normally take it, The situation of finding out the machine is down isn't, by itself, intent to not pay. So if they call the police, and while you're still in the restaurant, accuse you of refusing to pay -- the police certainly will ...


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If I fill my car with diesel and suddenly realise I've left my wallet at home, the attendant will take a note of my car registration, which will be all over cctv anyway, along with my face. I'll promise to come back and pay within a reasonable amount of time that is agreed. If I fail to honour the agreement they will call the police and report it as theft. ...


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They can’t hold you there for any period of time, as that would be false imprisonment. You have a legal obligation to pay the bill; however, there is no contract about when your payment is due. You can leave at any time without paying, so long as you have the intention to pay. You can leave your contact details so there is proof of your intent to pay later.


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"One day and that day may never come" If a company never invoices me, am I obligated to do anything? No (given that they know how to contact you i.e. you are not evading being invoiced). That said, you will still owe the money. When/if they ask it to be paid, you will need to pay. But there is no need to proactively bug them to take the payment. Until ...


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Walking away without paying comes under three possible criminal acts: The Theft Act 1968: defines crimes related to "dishonestly appropriating property belonging to another with intention to permanently deprive the other of it’". ("Appropriating" basically means treating the objects as if one was the owner, so taking it to keep or to sell, etc). This is the ...


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When does a CEO (or the investor or the board) have to notify employees they will be unable to pay them for work already done? Directors and officers (which includes executive officers like the CEO) but not investors have a duty to ensure that the corporation does not trade while insolvent. In this context, "trading" means incurring new debts and "insolvent"...


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Is this something that an employer can just do? That is very unlikely, although strictly speaking there is not enough information to answer either yes or no. Section 2810.5(a)(1)(C) of the California Labor Code provides that "[a]t the time of hiring, an employer shall provide to each employee a written notice [...] containing the following information: [......


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A company may retain information to comply with legal obligations, exercise legal claims or rights, or defend legal claims. Maintaining the ability to charge and refund on a credit card is within the scope of their right to retain information. I would not assume that "removing payment method" deletes the data from their database, it means that you ...


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When dealing with recalcitrant agencies, governments, businesses or otherwise who move very slowly or refuse to deal with genuine consumer issues - like refunds they have agreed to - one thing to do is carefully up the ante. You need to get them to take you seriously, and one way is to potentially get some third party help. Call the hospital billing ...


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You have two downvoted answers here. One of them is actually correct, one is nonsense. Question: Which one? Answer: Doesn't matter. If you provide this service without getting advice from a competent lawyer first, your risk is much too high. Making the wrong decision (either giving up on a good business idea without reason, or providing a banking service ...


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TL;DNR: As usual, the answer is, "it depends." In this case, it depends on whether you ever worked on this deal while you were in the state that requires a license. US courts have consistently held that a broker or agent who is not physically present in a state is not "doing business" in the state, and thus not subject to its licensing laws. First, a point ...


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Yes it is kind of possible what country would the legal action need to originate from? Would one file in the US and note the foreign defendant or would one file, as a foreigner, in the home country of the defendant? You can go either way. It is not obtaining the judgment that is the biggest trouble here, but enforcing it. You will need: A UK ...


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The merchant can not hold you indefinitely (legally or practically). That being said, you must ask the merchant to provide you with a non-electronic payment method that is mutually agreeable / possible. The merchant's payment system does comprise a credit card system. A modern payment system comprises electronic and non-electronic means of payment: the ...


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The transaction you cite shows that the coins left what I presume is your wallet and went to another. You say that you "used" a payment processor, who will presumably convert the coins to Euros and pay your vendor. If so then the processor now has the coins. However it is your responsibility to get the payment to the vendor by following their instructions. ...


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No. Once a check is handed over to someone else, it becomes their property. They can do with it what they want: cash it immediately, cash it next week, burn it, sign it over to someone else, etc. You can certainly remind them to cash their checks though. As an employer in Arizona, you can fire someone for almost any reason, or no reason at all. In Arizona,...


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do I have a case against them in small claims court? Yes. Your description altogether indicates that there is --at least-- an implicit contract between you and the roommates. That implicit contract is palpable from the roommates' subsequent conduct, which includes --but is not necessarily limited to-- their excuses and promises. Although there is no ...


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It depends on the law In general, if you require a licence to carry on a particular business/profession in a given jurisdiction (real estate agent, business broker, plumber, doctor, lawyer etc.) then if you do that business in that jurisdiction you need that licence irrespective of where your business is based. What the consequences are of doing the ...


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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority suspended cash collection as of 10:00 p.m. March 24th, stating that "All tolls will be collected electronically". They explain that If you do not have an E-ZPass tag, the equipment in the lane will capture a photograph of the license plate on the vehicle you are driving, and an invoice for the cost of the toll ...


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Yes I will assume that your business is presently compliant with the law - you have the right licences, insurances, report and pay the correct taxes etc. Depending on the arrangement between you and the people you pay they might be: contractors, employees, prize winners, partners. You need to work out which because different laws give different rights and ...


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Outside of California, this is legal, unless your contract precludes this (virtually inconceivable that they would have made that error). The specifics depend on your state, for example in Washington and Kentucky there are no statutory limits on the hoops you may have to jump through and no requirement to explicitly state how to cancel a subscription, but in ...


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1) Is it legal for I. to register a gift card to a false address? No. That would be fraud - the obtaining of something of value through dishonesty. 2) Does SOS's policy of not accepting international payments constitute a default of acceptance? Can I. force the SOS to accept his foreign credit card? I don’t know what “default of acceptance” means. No. ...


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In general, a business can charge what they like for their goods and services If you don't like the price - don't buy. Once you have bought, your electrician should charge you the price that you agreed in the contract. If the work has varied from what was contracted, they should charge you for variations in accordance with the procedure in the contract. ...


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If I understand the quoted question correctly, you must report the week where your worked and are to recieved unemployment benefits during the same week. If you receive benefits for the 27th (Monday) to 30th of April and the 1st of May (Friday), you must report the time in April which will eventually be paid. You do not need to report the paid sum ...


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A contract can specify the allowed method(s) of payment If your contract doesn’t then payment by cash is acceptable or any other method the vendor accepts. Your landlord can choose to accept checks and then, they can choose to no longer accept them. Your choice is to either pay in cash or by a method they do accept.


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Generally speaking, you can not "turn your back" on income you are entitled to receive. So the best way to avoid your problem is to make sure you are not "entitled" to that income. If your organization feels to strongly about paying for your services, it can make a contribution to another NPC "on your behalf" or something along those lines. Frankly, the ...


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Probably not but I googled "require direct deposit Arizona" and saw an article that said - Arizona Allows Employers to Mandate Electronic Payment of Wages. Effective on July 20, 2011, employers in Arizona can mandate electronic payment of wages. Employees that do not elect direct deposit may be paid by payroll debit card, which now can be treated as the ...


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