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The house Owner owns the washing machine. Paying the deductible on Owner's warranty has nothing to do with (changing of) the ownership of it. Effectively, the tenant has incurred expenses just for arranging the replacement. Lease specifically stipulates that Tenant is welcome to use washer/dryer but that Owner is not responsible for fixing them if they ...


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There is a potentially infinite regress of questions regarding the constitutionality of restrictions imposed under these "emergency" circumstances. The basic legal principle is clearly established: laws restricting fundamental rights are subject to strict scrutiny. The specific details of a particular law and surrounding circumstances have yet to be ...


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As an addition to Greendrake's answer: A lot will depend on the exact nature of the agreements, both the original lease agreement, and any agreement around the repair of the washing machine. As written in Greendrake's answer, there is no ground to believe the tenant can claim ownership of the washing machine. The machine was replaced under a guarantee that ...


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Are there any restrictions on the taxes or duties a U.S. state can levy? Yes. For starters, states may not use taxes or other means to impede the federal government in its constitutional exercises of power. This precedent stems from a case called McCulloch v. Maryland from 1819. In 1816, Congress established the Second Bank of the United States. Many ...


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The United States government has sovereign immunity, meaning that you cannot sue it unless it consents to being sued. The US has consented to suit for certain things, but not in state courts. Immunity has been waived for some tort cases by the Federal Tort Claims Act, and all lawsuits under this act happen in the federal district court for the appropriate ...


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Do I have any recourse for invalidating all or part of the contract? No. There is a presumption in contract law that when a contract is reduced to writing then what that writing says is what the parties agreed. Also, if you signed it, then you are legally stating: I read it, I understand it and I agree to it - don't sign things you don't understand. If ...


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Whether or not a lawsuit against the attorney is at all practical is a matter that only your other attorney can advise you on (after carefully studying the facts). The primary question is whether the attorney was negligent (there is also the question of whether there was significant damage resulting from the error). It is possible that the contract can be ...


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Please read before down-voting for not answering the question. Whilst the Landlord may not be responsible or repairs to the washing machine during the lease, they are very likely responsible for it being in a serviceable condition at the commencement of the lease. Whilst it is also possible that the machine just happened to fail during the first use by the ...


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You can licence your copyright under as many licences as you like to as many people as you like It's your copyright - you can do what you want with it. What you can't do is give someone an exclusive licence and then give licences to others - that would be a breach of contract with the exclusive licensee. How you let people know about the available ...


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Not very novel What you are talking about is a derivative work. This is arguably the most famous example: It's an interesting example because Leonardo da Vinci did not have copyright in the original but Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia do have copyright in the derivative. Even though the changes are physically small, they are enough. A crucial factor ...


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A reasonable suspicion for a Terry stop has to be based on "specific and articulable facts", and not based just on a hunch. A mere "feeling" that a person may be traveling unnecessarily would not legitimize a stop, but some concrete evidence could. For example, 8 teenagers in a car repeated driving a loop experientially looks like cruising, which is not in ...


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It's not registered I'm pretty sure this car is not registered. It's not a requirement to register motor vehicles. It is illegal to drive an unregistered vehicle on public roads.


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It is difficult to keep track of the rapidly changing legal variables, but it would be illegal and unconstitutional for state police to set up an unauthorized stop-and-search checkpoint on the road ("due process" means "following the law"). As a prelude, there would have to be some higher authority that empowers them to do this. You would have to scrutinize ...


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A "first mortgagee" is a person who has a lien over the property and if there is more than one, the one with the highest priority. Usually, this is a lender who holds a mortgage as security for the loan. Some Units will have first mortgagees and some will be unencumbered. Those with first mortgagees will have a certain number of votes. To change the by-laws,...


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The Department of Labor has a page about the law. Some excerpts (boldface mine): Most employees of the federal government are covered by Title II of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was not amended by this Act, and are therefore not covered by the expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA. However, federal employees covered by ...


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It’s unlawful to name goods and services after a trademark in a way that would cause confusion. You are neither a good nor a service.


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Sorry, I'll have to opt for a no-quotes answer. The question is, does your answer have the scintilla of creativity required for copyright protection? That creativity arises from identifying relevant text from elsewhere, deciding how much is relevant, eliminating superfluous verbiage, collecting a relevant set of such texts (assuming that the parts of an ...


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There are at least five main federal limitations on state taxation, in addition to those imposed under state constitutions. Subject to these limitations, the power of states to impose taxes is plenary (i.e. unlimited). Jurisdiction To Tax Activity Within And Outside A State Evidently the states can tax (a) income and property of citizens and entities ...


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