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"Solicit" means "ask for". A solicitation can be refused, and it is still a solicitation. That's why the law says "solicit, accept, or receive".


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Accused of what? Clearly stating under which conditions you (the accuser) would earn money by doing nothing more than staying online for 7 days? You agreed to these conditions, but did not fulfill them, so the scammer (the accused) was the one that earned money for doing nothing. The scammer had the same motive as you had, earning money for doing ...


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This may be a good faith and fair dealing violation which would give the victim a civil cause of action to recover at least his original investment.


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They have exactly zero legal grounds to withhold your last paycheck. From Code of Virginia 40.1: All employers operating a business shall establish regular pay periods and rates of pay for employees except executive personnel. All such employers shall pay salaried employees at least once each month and employees paid on an hourly rate at least once every ...


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Your court will surely lack jurisdiction against an unidentified scammer in a foreign country hiding behind a sequence of VPNs. Unless by some wild application of both skill and coincidience, you identify the scammer in a nation from which you have a chance of filing litigation. Yes, you would have a case that the requirement to keep a web browser page ...


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The "point" of including bank-interest income on your tax return rather than having the government automatically deduct what it feels that you would owe is that the government is not legally empowered to take money away from you in that fashion. The government is legal empowered to compel you to pay your taxes, and there are numerous rules enacted as law or ...


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The Federal Election Commission (FEC) recently put out a summary of what constitutes a thing of value. While it is a summary from the FEC, I still think it's relevant because it uses the term thing of value, which, as the summary notes, appears in (quoting from the summary) "many criminal statutes throughout the United States". Because of that, I will quote ...


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There is a very detailed definition of "solicit" in 11 CFR § 110.20 - Prohibition on contributions, donations, expenditures, independent expenditures, and disbursements by foreign nationals (52 U.S.C. 30121, 36 U.S.C. 510): (6) Solicit has the same meaning as in 11 CFR 300.2(m). where 11 CFR 300.2(m) is: To solicit. For the purposes of part 300, to ...


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If I were you, I would look at Skilling v. United States. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1394.pdf Start at page six of that PDF, where it reads: Section 1346, which proscribes fraudulent deprivations of “the intangible right of honest services,” is properly confined to cover only bribery and kickback schemes. Because Skilling’s ...


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The FTC has not been explicit about how their threat works, but it probably involves holding Youtube and channel-owners jointly liable. Already, Youtube has been held massively liable for child-directed content that they didn't create. Under COPPA regulations, a Web site or online service directed to children means a commercial Web site or online ...


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What is a "common" situation? Being single, married, divorced, in several sexual relationships at once are all common - they all have different implications for inheritance. Does your state treat same-sex relationships the same as heterosexual relationships for inheritance - how does that impact the will? What is your relationship status today? Is there no ...


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Misstating the truth is not perjury Perjury is deliberately lying under oath to gain a material advantage. For the situation you describe: You might be wrong and they actually do live where they say they do they might be wring and they genuinely think they live where they say they do, being wrong is not perjury it’s unlikely to administrate info in the ...


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I abstractly answer the following questions without exploring your factual circumstances: Q1: Does it infringe the state government's trademark rights to use a photo that shows a state government's logo? The essence of trademark law is to prevent consumer confusion of the source of the product/service. Therefore, even assuming that the logo is a valid ...


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This page gives a broad overview of guardianship and visitation law in the US. Some states have stronger restrictions on a guardian's control over visitation, so in Tennessee only the court can remove an individual's right to communication, visitation, or interaction. There is a "uniform law", Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective ...


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TL;DNR: At the time of the Founding, bribery covered both giving and taking a bribe. Two definitions of bribery from the Founding Era. It is often hard to say exactly what a word meant "in the English language as it existed at the time of the framers." However, in this case, it's not hard. It’s easy! There are plenty of examples of people defining ...


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Really, either one could be included. See the article below, for a short history of how bribery is definied. The thought was that congress would decide what rose to that level, since the federal laws obviously did not exist before the constitution. https://www.lawfareblog.com/constitution-says-bribery-impeachable-what-does-mean Just logically though, there ...


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is there not a template available that anyone can use for free for more common situations? There is no official form for a will offered by any government agency, and while there are a number of firms that sell legal forms, I am not aware of any that offer free legal forms. Wills filed in probate cases are a matter of public record, but they come with no ...


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If it is a family court matter, what country the person is from may not matter. Some judges will only focus on the relevant details. The judge is the only one who can really decide if that is a big enough issue to the case, but if you are only trying to attack the other party for lying and the rest of the document is sound and makes legal sense, you may ...


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Could this US victim accuse this UK scammer? Yes Since uk and us has different legislations, how should the victim accuse the scammer? Report the scam to the relevant US authority (which is, I think, the FBI) They investigate and pass the information to the relevant UK authority (the Metropolitan Police, I think) They jointly investigate and if/when ...


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they certainly need to report their own residence in order to live there. This is incorrect. There is no requirement to register with the place of residence in the United States. People who are not citizens of the United States need to comply with immigration law in order for their presence in the United States to be lawful, and there is indeed federal ...


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New York City has webpages that list the property tax rates and explain how to calculate property tax. It's pretty complicated, but at its root it depends on an estimate of the property's market value. There are law firms that specialize in appealing property valuations in return for a percentage of the reduction in the tax bill. Property owners receive ...


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If they are word-for-word the same, no However, if they are different, courts will treat them as different and try to give effect to that difference. The general attitude of courts is that if the politicians took the time to draft, debate and pass legislation it must have a purpose. This will generally have the result of broadening the actions that are ...


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