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Can you be charged with employee theft after being fired?

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Can you be charged with employee theft after being fired?

The laptop was in your possession legally. Being fired makes no difference, it is still in your possession legally. Of course they can demand that you return the laptop, but that has to happen in a ...
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GDPR, online shopping and phone numbers for shipping - Is it legal?

Shipping does not require a phone number First, in many places shipping does require a phone number. Even if not strictly mandatory, it may be part of standard business practices to facilitate the ...
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Can you be charged with employee theft after being fired?

In my jursdiction, the crime of shoplifting only requires that you take physical possession of goods for sale with the intent of permanently depriving their rightful owner of those goods. Pretty much ...
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Is shipping an 80% lower to someone in Washington Illegal

Note, Washington State Senate Bill 5061 seeks to block certain "untracable" firearms without a serial number. This relates in part to "3D printable" guns, but the act of milling of a 80% lower (in ...
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asked to sign an affidavit even though one can't testify

Point three should include "to the best of my knowledge and belief", or be modified to state that none of those "house or the adjacent shop" have informed the affiant of any such delivery, or ...
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Can you be charged with employee theft after being fired?

The real issue here is if charges have been filled. While unpleasant, an arrest carries very little legal weight. It simply means that the police thought that you could be guilty, but they were not ...
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Why would a shrewd seller even transact with a buyer who must pledge bills of lading, just to finance the transaction?

The note you have quoted does not accurately summarise the decision, which is available on BAILII. What happened was: IOC agreed to sell 5,000 tons of salt to Mumtazzudin. Atlas paid IOC for the salt ...
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If a retailer sends you something you didn't order, can you keep it?

39 USC 3009(b) says that Any merchandise mailed in violation of subsection (a) of this section, or within the exceptions contained therein, may be treated as a gift by the recipient, who shall ...
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Merchant Marine Time Act of 1920 and Puerto Rico - logistical question?

The Merchant Marine Act does not apply to this cartage as it is "the law regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters and between U.S. ports". While Puerto Rico is US territory, Honduras is not. In ...
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Shipping company offering insurance on TV that cannot be claimed

As the answers said above. They have been open and direct, and stated "these things won't be covered". You went ahead anyway. They have a perfect right to decide what is and isnt taken and on what ...
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What are the relevant U.S. laws that cover businesses that disburse cash?

You might be considered a money services business (MSB). Such business are regulated by the Treasury Department. You can find an introduction to the relevant regulations here. MSBs are subject to ...
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What are my obligations towards goods received with no payment request?

You are probably obliged to pay for them if and when they ask If they don’t ask before the statute of limitations expires, they can’t make you pay. You say “I informed the company I didn’t want them ...
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Is adjusting the shipping rates after purchase allowed?

it depends. To such contracts, a company's standard Terms of Service (ToS) apply, and by contracting with them, you agreed that those are part of the contract. Your initial contract did contain a ...
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Risk assessment and international safety regulations for cruise ships

LNG has been used as a fuel source safely for many decades It is a common fuel for trucks and busses and has been transported by ships carrying far, far more than would be needed for propulsion. LNG ...
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Lost Package from Sketchy Retailer- can I be held responsible to find this package?

When you buy goods online, with a clear indication that it is to be shipped rather than you picking it up in the store, then the seller has the responsibility for delivery, unless they clearly and ...
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Why would a shrewd seller even transact with a buyer who must pledge bills of lading, just to finance the transaction?

What it says In international shipping, bills of landing act as a de-facto title deed over the goods in transit - the owner of the goods is the person who holds the bill irrespective of who has actual ...
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What are my obligations towards goods received with no payment request?

You didn’t specify a location. So generally the situation will likely be this: 1. They have no rights to payment. 2. They have the right to pick up the goods, at their expense, at a time suitable to ...
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Must I pay to dispose of bulky, unwanted deliveries?

Can the sender be forced to pay for return shipping, or cover disposal costs? Yes. The person you contracted with has clearly broken their contract and you can sue them for the resulting damages. is ...
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Does it count as false advertisement if a company knowingly lies about third party shipping time?

False advertising is illegal in both Washington and Florida. In-state cases can be weakly addressed in Washington by the state AG where you can file a complaint, but they don't litigate individual ...
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Shipping company offering insurance on TV that cannot be claimed

When you book a parcel on the Parcel2Go web site, the following checkbox appears: You must have ticked that box to continue, unless it was added very recently. As such, it seems unlikely that if you ...
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Can shipping companies be held liable for consequential damages?

No Under your contract with UPS (Clause 55.2): UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL UPS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSE­QUENTIAL DAMAGES ...
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Dispute with overseas logistics company (USA) - how to sue an international company?

Why would you sue them? Have your credit card company reverse the charge as disputed and force them to sue you.
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Can customs taxes be considered as a breach of contract for online orders?

If these were import taxes imposed by your country then you are probably out of luck. If you are importing something then the taxes are your responsibility, not the sender's.
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What's the total value for customs of a check?

When you fill out an International FexEx waybill, you are doing so for a couple of purposes. One is for shipping charge/insurance purposes, and another is for customs purposes. For shipping charge/...
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Shipping company offering insurance on TV that cannot be claimed

The terms clearly identify televisions as prohibited items. The terms of service also states We reserve the right to deal with any Prohibited Items at our sole discretion without being liable in ...
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