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In what way are Jewish settlements illegal?

In what way are Jewish settlements illegal? This has been debated many times at the UN. One of (?) the most recent is United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which held that Israel's ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for determining the amount one should accept for a settlement offer in the U.S.?

Legal question, statistical (economic) answer. You need to evaluate the expected value of an outcome which is the sum of the product of probability of winning and the gain (or loss) from winning and ...
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In what way are Jewish settlements illegal?

Re: "What was the previous status or ownership of most of that land? That they are described as settlements suggests to me that they were previously unsettled." Palestinian villages are in ...
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Could I apply for a job at Hooters with the intent of suing for a settlement when they don't hire me?

If Hooters could prove that you never intended to accept the job, that would establish that you did not suffer any damages. You might also be charged with having abused the process of the court, and ...
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What are the similarities and differences between civil settlements and criminal plea deals?

They both end the litigation by way of agreement. But a settlement does not generally result in a court order recognizing the terms of the settlement. The only court order may be one dismissing the ...
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How do I determine if a class action settlement offer is legitimate?

You rightly went to http://www.classactionrebates.com/settlements/talentbin/ which is a reliable source. I would say it was a safe site. A quick search found this court document: https://scholar....
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Class Action - which options I have?

A person who is nominally in the class and does nothing remains in the class. Such a person can file formal objections to the terms of the settlement, including the amounts to be paid to the lawyers ...
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What are the similarities and differences between civil settlements and criminal plea deals?

No. Or at least not always, not everywhere. In a plea bargain, the defendant admits to some or all of a crime in the expectation that doing so would cause a lower sentence. There are some places where ...
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How do I determine if a class action settlement offer is legitimate?

I received an email too. I'm pretty sure it's legit. Here is the process I went through: I carefully read the email looking for grammar/spelling mistakes Was the language used simple or complex? ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for determining the amount one should accept for a settlement offer in the U.S.?

A problem is that statistical "expectation" answers (percentage chance x value) are not a value one may expect to receive. They are a value which on average may be expected if there were repeated ...
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Why isn't infidelity considered a tort during divorce settlements?

Apparently "alienation of affection" is still a tort in Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah. The assumption originally behind alienation of affection this ...
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What is the purpose of a settlement agreement including a clause that it was signed, "voluntarily and without any duress whatsoever?"

Recitals in contracts are prima facie evidence that the facts recited in them are true. This could be relevant if trying to secure a default judgment, or if the party who signed the document is no ...
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Could I apply for a job at Hooters with the intent of suing for a settlement when they don't hire me?

To file a lawsuit, you'd need to fulfill the proper BFOQ of the job offer that have been listed with the job offer. These can and will in some cases include gender or looks, especially in modeling. A ...
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Legally, in the U.S. (NY, NJ, FLA), what determines the difference between a THREAT and NEGOTIATING, for either side?

This negotiation tactic is not a crime, but it does implicate an ethical rule for attorneys, Rule of Professional Conduct 4.5, which exists in some states, but has been dropped from the national model ...
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Why would a plaintiff settle for less after winning a case?

Because of the appeals process. By settling now he: Gets the money now rather than in 2-3 years when the appeal finishes Gets $31 million rather than whatever the appeals court decides (which may be ...
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How do I object to the FTC and Equifax settlement?

You can either object to the terms of the settlement, or opt out of the settlement by filing papers with the appropriate court by the November 19, 2019 deadline. If you do not do so, you will be ...
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Why is it common for settlment agreements to be confidential?

You reach a settlement instead of a judge deciding a court case if both sides agree that a settlement is better for them than paying court costs, lawyers cost, the risk of losing, having embarrassing ...
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Redundancy due to Organisational Restructure

Is this kind of settlement agreement a redundancy? No. Formally speaking, ending employment with a settlement agreement is not a redundancy. In this context the settlement agreement is a contract ...
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Can a lawyer file for a divorce 14 years after finalizing the divorce in an other country?

This is very, very weird. I've never heard of a case like this one. Is there some context that could explain why anyone would refile a divorce someplace new twelve years after getting divorced the ...
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In what way are Jewish settlements illegal?

This appears to be summed up from the Wikipdia articles West Bank Legal Status, Israel 1967 Occupied Territories, and Israeli Occupation of Palestine, but I will organize and summarize: From 1517 to ...
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Can you have a legally binding agreement in a "Without Prejudice" email?

Its difficult to tell without seeing the exact paperwork, and the exact meaning of without prejudice varies by jurisdiction (I think UK is the same as here in NZ though). If an agreement is reached ...
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Class Action - which options I have?

Your options, as I understand it, are: File a claim. You should get some money, probably $50 - $200. Woo, free money! File a claim and object to the terms of the settlement. In theory this might get ...
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Received an unexpected check for a "settlement" - should I cash it?

There is a class action lawsuit, Joshua Saylor v. RealPage, Inc., where it is alleged that Defendant fails to take reasonable steps to ensure that its reports do not inaccurately identify people as ...
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How do I tell if a settlement offer is good enough?

The expected value formula involves multiplying the estimated dollar amount of each possible outcome by the estimated probability of that outcome adding up the result for every possibility. The ...
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Can I disclose terms of a settlement when I don't accept it?

Probably not. It appears that in the case in question, your lawyers, while they were representing you, agreed to a protective order that kept certain information including settlement offers made to ...
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How enforceable would a non-disparagement agreement be if one party has left the country?

Ask yourself... What are you trying to achieve? My understanding is an employer is not obliged to provide you a positive job reference. I believe at most, they are only to obliged to confirm that you ...
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How do lawyers decide how much to settle on during lawsuits?

Settlements are brought about by an analysis of the relevant litigation risks. To take a simple example, suppose both sets of lawyers agree that the plaintiff will likely collect about $2.6 million ...
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