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Is it legal for Blizzard to completely shut down Overwatch 1 in order to replace it with Overwatch 2?

I believe you have just misunderstood what you paid for. Blizzard's End User License Agreement says: Your use of the Platform is licensed, not sold, to you, and you hereby acknowledge that no title ...
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Do I have legal obligation to change the payment method at a restaurant, if they refuse to (but have the ability to) accept my credit card?

You have the legal (contractual) obligation to pay the amount that you owe for your meal. The restaurant can refuse to accept a particular kind of payment, such as check, cash, credit cards (generally ...
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Is it legal to collect payment for event entertainment services up front in case they cancel?

That's normal contracting Alice is offering to appear in her role as (American Mc Gee's) Alice to people. She wants to get paid, so she has a standard 3-clause contract: Client pays fee upfront, ...
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How to legally sell installation of Windows 7 as a service?

You enter into an agreement with Microsoft. But seeing as Microsoft no longer sells Windows 7 licenses, and Windows 7 fell off support long ago, your business proposal is dead in the water.
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Do I have legal obligation to change the payment method at a restaurant, if they refuse to (but have the ability to) accept my credit card?

The important thing is, as already stated in @user6727's answer that you still owe the money for the meal, even if you cannot pay. Most courts won't call it bilking though if you were willing to pay ...
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How to legally sell installation of Windows 7 as a service?

Whether or not you need to have a business license depends on local law (e.g. in the US the requirements are established by the city). Typically, software services do not require a service, but you ...
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Is it legal for Blizzard to completely shut down Overwatch 1 in order to replace it with Overwatch 2?

When it comes to (comment by usul) "licensed, not sold" - Almost certainly they clicked a button that said "buy" or "purchase" when they paid for the game (excuse me, ...
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Is it legal for Blizzard to completely shut down Overwatch 1 in order to replace it with Overwatch 2?

Yes, this is totally legal in the United States. It's probably still legal in France, despite the stronger consumer protection laws. I say that because large international companies generally have ...
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How do email delivery services store users' email addresses in a GDPR compliant way?

GDPR is not a blanket ban on the handling of personal data. It is a set of guidelines when and how data may be processed and stored. Documenting the compliance with a deletion request is one of many ...
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Can I avoid a tax foreclosure by evading service of the summons?

There are a few problems with your line of reasoning, but the main one is that if the government can't locate a defendant, California's Rules of Civil Procedure provide a variety of alternative means ...
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What is the "date of service" of a UK fixed penalty notice?

The fixed penalty notice is a notice under s172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (7) A requirement under subsection (2) may be made by written notice served in accordance with Criminal Procedure Rules, ...
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Does my phone company have the right to charge me later for a service that I never requested?

To me it appears that your agreement includes 30GB at high speed, and unlimited data at 2G or better. The phone company may have valid internal reasons to offer those 10GB at better-than-2G speeds, ...
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When and how is service by publication valid?

Preface: Why Is Service Necessary? A court order is not binding with respect to a person unless the court in question had jurisdiction over that person, or their predecessor-in-interest (or sometimes ...
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Constitutional Law in the absence of service-process

A court can have jurisdiction over property in rem without personal service upon all persons who may claim an interest in the property. Typically, this is done by providing some form of service (such ...
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Are terms of use considered a contract from GDPR point of view?

Your confusion might be caused by the fact that even with a contract, only the data necessary for that contract is covered under the GDPR. So yes, while there might be an "execution of contract&...
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Is it legal for Blizzard to completely shut down Overwatch 1 in order to replace it with Overwatch 2?

Did I pay for the right to own and play Overwatch 1, or just for the right to play it ? You paid for a license to the client software. Which isn't really either, but closer to the second. You don't ...
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Is it legal to collect payment for event entertainment services up front in case they cancel?

In germany, the basic situation is as described in Trish's answer - if the contract says that no refund is offered, that is generally legal. However, the client is entitled to a (partial) refund if ...
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Appeal rights loss if refuse to be served?

You have to serve the defendant Unless and until you do, you aren’t going to court. If you can’t find the defendant, you can’t sue the defendant. Rules of service vary by jurisdiction but under the ...
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Locating summoned witnesses to serve the summons

Does the party have any legal leverage to engage the police (or other competent authorities apart from private investigators) to help locate the witness and serve the summons on them? Not really. ...
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Is it illegal to buy and/or sell "feet pics" or pictures of feet if the seller is a minor?

Yes, maybe australia In Australia, child abuse material is classified as the sexualised depiction of persons under 16 (or in some cases 18). This applies under both State and Commonwealth laws. ...
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Wave Broadband service refusal

Wave Broadband is a private company; they can probably decide to not provide service to an address that is in arrears or collections. I'm sure there is a clause in their service contract that states ...
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Serving the individual or the company or both?

Both. The process server deliver's one set of documents addressed to the individual in their individual capacity, and one addressed to the company. If the individual in an official capacity and the ...
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Can an individual in California file a small claims case and NOT serve the defendant (or defer the serving)?

Service is not optional is California, see the court page on service. The specific rule, Rule 3.110, says that The complaint must be served on all named defendants and proofs of service on those ...
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Does a Defendant LLC that is getting sued under two business names get named and served as Defendant once or twice?

You sue the legal person One of the things that distinguishes legal personhood from other structures is the ability to sue and be sued. You can't sue a business name or a trust for example but you ...
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Must restaurants serve water for free to their customers in France?

First of all, the site you found is governmental, so a rather good find in the first place. It indicates: Au restaurant, la carafe d'eau ordinaire en accompagnement du repas est inclue dans le prix ...
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Do I have legal obligation to change the payment method at a restaurant, if they refuse to (but have the ability to) accept my credit card?

Your question says only that this happened somewhere in the United States. What form of payment is considered sufficient varies from state to state. (Federal law says that U.S. currency is legal ...
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Services liability for damages

Possibly. In order to win in such a lawsuit, you would have to prove that the damage resulted from the contractor's negligent actions or inactions. To show this, you have have to establish exactly ...
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Using an Apartment's Recycling Bin

Punishment is probably not possible, though there are so many recycling schemes in the state and the law changes in three waves this summer: it depends on where this recycling comes from. As described,...
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Ownership of sites and smart contracts

Terms of service are contracts, where you grant a person a right in exchange for them doing something. If they have agreed but violate the terms, you may have legal recourse to sue them; or you can &...
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