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Is it legal to purposefully contract COVID-19?
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Governments have a significant interest in controlling pathogens and preventing outbreaks: they are dangerous to dense & unimmunized populations. Can a government legally prevent me from ...

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Is loss prevention able to enter a dressing room while someone is changing?
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I would ask the manager to "see the tape" (recording). If there is indication that a device was used to observe you in the fitting room and come to the conclusion that you were engaged in theft, ...

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At what point can you walk out of a restaurant if they make you wait to pay the bill?
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The merchant can not hold you indefinitely (legally or practically). That being said, you must ask the merchant to provide you with a non-electronic payment method that is mutually agreeable / ...

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What is the procedure when being pulled over for a known officer?
2 votes

Understand what behaviors alarm officers and what puts them at ease: Keep your hands in plain sight (steering wheel) keep your registration in your visor and have your documents ready reaching into ...

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What documents can I carry to prove that I'm a US citizen, other than my passport and birth certificate?
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IANAL and the standard disclaimers apply. That being said, Wikipedia indicates: Section 202(c)(3) of the Real ID Act[29] requires the states to "verify, with the issuing agency, the issuance, ...

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Can male guardians prevent Egyptian women from leaving the country?
1 votes

Given the nature of the question, I would add that in addition to any counsel from any lawyer, that these questions are given careful thought & consideration. You must make the decision as to ...

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Provisional patent vs complete patent?
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In the US, my understanding is that a provisional patent application does not confer exclusive use during the year: it reserves your place by establishing a filing date, so that if a competitor files ...

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"Penetration testing" of laws
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US laws are routinely 'put to the test' by attorneys in the Supreme Court. Arguments are made as to why laws should be remedied. In Pen-testing parlance: At this stage the "data" has been collected ...

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Client threatening me with patent
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Unless the patent has a number assigned by the USPTO, the description \ claim is at most a provisional patent, which (as I understand it) only provides a priority date if there was a competing claim. ...

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Video recording when your neighbours are creating nuisance?
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Without knowing the laws in the UK, I would think it reasonable that you could film your dog (or the like) in your backyard and any reasonable incidental recording could (not necessarily) be in ...

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