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Concealing One's Identity from the Public When Purchasing a Home

Is this true? Yes. can someone explain how this might work? You can form an LLC, and then fund it with money that would be used to purchase the home, and buy the home in the name of the LLC. One ...
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What are the consequences that European standards being cited in law must be publicly accessible, but are protected by copyright?

The judgement is of no effect on the Standards Organisation They were not a party to the case and any ruling it makes does not affect them. The obligation to make the standard(s) available is on the ...
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Are medical malpractice lawsuits part of the public record?

Different kinds of court records are subject to different rules, but generally speaking, the public has a right to access the complaint in a civil case, derived from both the First Amendment and ...
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Was Hunter Biden's legal team legally required to publicly disclose his proposed plea agreement?

For the plea deal to be considered by the judge, it had to be disclosed in court to the judge. Only in extremely extraordinary circumstances would court proceedings be closed to the public. However, ...
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Concealing One's Identity from the Public When Purchasing a Home

This would not work in england-and-wales because companies are required (with some limited exceptions) to publish in a public register all "people with significant control" under Part 21A of ...
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Concealing One's Identity from the Public When Purchasing a Home

I have heard, that in the United States, some individuals are able to conceal their identities from the public when purchasing a home by setting up a LLC and buying the house through the said ...
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Made aware of a utility easement a year on

While this question was initially posed as a request for legal advice, I've stated some general principles of this kind of situation generically. You are deemed to have "constructive notice" ...
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Meaning of "Strike from the Record" in legal code? Is there *any* memory/record once "stricken"? By who/what handled/processed? Proof of striking?

My understanding is that "the record" only refers to the official record of the proceeding, e.g. the transcripts that would be kept on file and used as the basis for formal decisions. Such ...
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Why aren't post-mortem records protected by HIPAA?

HIPAA applies only to specified entities(see https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Administrative-Simplification/HIPAA-ACA/AreYouaCoveredEntity.html); including Health Plans, Health Care ...
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In Arizona, if someone dies, are survivors legally obligated to post a public notice in a local newspaper?

The relevant statute is Arizona Revised Statutes Section 14-3801. It states: A. Unless notice has already been given under this section, at the time of appointment a personal representative shall ...
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Meaning of "Strike from the Record" in legal code? Is there *any* memory/record once "stricken"? By who/what handled/processed? Proof of striking?

The Different Senses Of The Word "Record" As Used In Court Cases The "record" in the sense used in the phrase "strike from the record" is the sum total of testimony, ...
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Why aren't post-mortem records protected by HIPAA?

Sharur's answer is the correct one, but I wanted to chime in to note that even when records are covered by HIPAA, they may still be public records nonetheless, because HIPAA includes an exception (45 ...
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Was Hunter Biden's legal team legally required to publicly disclose his proposed plea agreement?

No, there was no legal requirement that the plea agreement be announced. Practically, it is unlikely that in a high profile case like this a plea agreement would be reached and no details would leak ...
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Can they legally falsify paternity on an obituary?

My boyfriends daughter died. He is her legal father and by blood, he is on the birth certificate. As well as paternity established. Her mother did the obituary and listed her boyfriend the father/...
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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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Made aware of a utility easement a year on

Sewers have statutory easements new-south-wales That is, wherever the sewer lies, it has an easement that doesn't have to be registered. This does not apply to drains. A sewer is a pipe or conduit for ...
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What are the consequences that European standards being cited in law must be publicly accessible, but are protected by copyright?

Is there a realistic way for Standards Organisations to weasel out of this and still hide the texts of standards behind a paywall? The way that I could see this playing out is A free of charge ...
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What are the consequences that European standards being cited in law must be publicly accessible, but are protected by copyright?

Is there a realistic way for Standards Organisations to weasel out of this As @DaleM has already pointed out, it's rather a question of legislation weaseling out. However, for Germany, according to ...
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May NH police legally keep secret the number of bullets purchased

It is common in state FOI or open access laws to exempt from disclosure records pertaining to police investigations. In some cases police procedures are also exampled. 91-A:5 Exemptions. (included in ...
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Are medical malpractice lawsuits part of the public record?

In Canada, when a case is decided (usually by a judge), the "reasons for decision" are usually published on-line by the court's office. A lawsuit is started by filing the Statement of Claim in the ...
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Finding transcripts and associated documents for late 19th century Pennsylvania Orphans Court and Supreme Court decisions

is there a chance that that any of that still exists somewhere - a transcript/notes/etc from the Orphan's Court hearings, the auditor's report, and/or the transcript/notes/etc from the PA Supreme ...
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Can Congress, or any other body, subpoena the President's tax records?

There is currently no law requiring a candidate for US President to release tax records to appear on the ballot. Nor is there any law requiring the President to release such records after taking ...
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How do I find out if my husband got married to someone in the UK before he divorced me in the US?

It appears that you can order a copy of the marriage certificate from the General Register Office. (The following info is for a marriage which took place in England or Wales. For Scotland or Northern ...
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Why are toxicology reports made public?

There are laws affecting this at both the state and federal level, but by default, most government records are open for public inspection in the United States. If we can't see what the government is ...
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Expungement alternative for wrongful arrest?

There isn't a "one time" expungement rule in Virginia. Under Section 19.2-392.2, a person whose charges have been nolled can file a petition for expungement. The statute does not limit this ...
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Can they legally falsify paternity on an obituary?

An obituary is not a public record under Ohio law, see ORC 149.42. Anyone is free to publish a false statement, up to the point that it constitutes fraud, deceptive advertising, or defamation (I'm not ...
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How can I obtain a NY LLC Biennial Statement?

The report, or at least the information contained in the report (not necessarily an image of the document actually filed) is available here.
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How to compel small town government to take action when critical infrastructure (sewers) fail?

do towns, by law, need to maintain (somewhere? even at the county level perhaps) maps of where the sewers run or which direction they run in? Sometimes it would be recorded in a plat or easement in ...
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Constitutionality of outlawing recording of court proceedings in the United States

Yes there is a right For civil trials it is not a Constitutional right, it’s a Common Law one. Civil trials in the USA are public because trials in England were (and are) public. For criminal trials, ...
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Are there any laws/policies regarding the contents of public addressals on unsolved murders?

united-states In regard to what a police official, investigator, prosecutor, or other public official might say about a crime or an investigation of a crime, this is generally not a matter covered by ...
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