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If a signal person in California tells me to kill someone, do I have to do so?
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You are not reading a law book here and you should not interpret a driving test so literally. It's quite clear that the question implies you should follow all of their instructions regarding how to ...

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What can I legally do with abandoned cars I found on property I recently bought?
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There are two very important points you should keep in mind here: You are not under any obligation whatsoever to investigate the owner of a vehicle parked on your property. You have full rights to ...

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Do disclaimers need to be capitalized?
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26 votes

Do they have to use all caps? Well, no. It's just that companies feel that's the easiest way to make the text "conspicuous" which is required by the Uniform Commercial Code explicitly in § 2-316. ...

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What is the status of this patent?
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That is not at all what USPTO is telling you. Courts do not simply "dismiss" patents - that isn't a terminology you'd ever see used for a patent that was found to be invalid. Timeline of events: ...

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Is it legal for a bar bouncer to confiscate a fake ID
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ServSafe actually has a compiled list of documents which identify a lot of information about the various aspects of alcohol sales within each state. I've separated them into three categories based on ...

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In the United States, do pedestrians always have right of way?
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This varies greatly by state, but the pedestrians "right of way" is quite a common misconception. Pedestrians do not always have the right of way, but you're also not allowed to just run them over if ...

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Can I waive my statutory rights?
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The European laws have specific sections regarding digital goods. The following two passages are relevant to you: From Returning unwanted goods: Warning! Please note that you may not use goods that ...

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How does the law guarantee true disregard by jurors?
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You can't guarantee a juror's disregard, and some attorneys might utilize the "once it's said, it can't be unsaid" strategy because they know that the jury will still keep it in the back of their mind ...

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Can someone deny cash as the payment method?
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The Bank of England actually makes this pretty clear with the following line: Legal tender has a very narrow and technical meaning, which relates to settling debts. It means that if you are in debt ...

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Is the right to keep and bear crypto protected by the Second Amendment?
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Not all weapons are protected by the Second Amendment. There is a "dangerous and unusual weapons" exclusionary clause established by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, which excludes ...

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Michigan 6% sales tax on food prepared in a supermarket
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Yes, they should be. In most states that have a tax such as this, it's called a "prepared foods" tax, which is merely a tax on any food intended to be consumed immediately after purchase. ...

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Can I sell my license plate tabs to someone else if I no longer need them?
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Your friend can get into a lot of trouble for this. Those stickers were given to you for renewing your registration. The stickers are meant to be a quick way for police to tell whether your license ...

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Are universities legally allowed to adjust, or deny private loans?
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Student loans work very differently than any other ordinary loan you could take out. They have explicit restrictions that limit what kinds of things you can use them for, including your tuition, books ...

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What crime is killing a foetus without the mother's consent?
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Murder is most often prosecuted by the states, not the US government, and each state greatly varies on the subject. Some states consider a fetus to be a person at any stage in its development; some ...

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Jurors pre-judging before trial
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There's nothing illegal about the media discussing your case. In fact most media outlets don't hold back many details about the accused, because it's all public information that anyone curious about ...

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Can someone who primarily lives abroad vote in America if they happen to be a citizen?
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Yes, so long as you are still a US citizen, it does not matter if you no longer maintain residence in the United States. If you no longer have any sort of residence that can be claimed as a current ...

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How to handle Traffic Court ignoring basic rights
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You do not automatically have the right to trial by jury in traffic court. The government only requires courts to allow trials by jury when it is not a petty offense. Refer to Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 ...

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Is it illegal for a business to ask for proof that an animal is a service animal?
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No, you cannot ask for proof/documentation. According to the U.S. Department of Justice: In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific ...

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Seating in a restaurant: discrimination?
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Is it discrimination? Yes, because discrimination is a broad term that covers any situation where someone might reserve something under specific criteria. In this case, it sounds like the restaurant ...

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Is it legal for an apartment manager to put advertisement stickers on my mail?
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If the sticker is not easily removable, it would likely fall under defacement of the mail which is illegal according to 18 U.S. Code § 1705 - Destruction of letter boxes or mail: Whoever willfully ...

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Is using font on a business card considered commercial use?
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Unfortunately the answer is a vague "it depends." Commercial versus non-commercial is not clearly defined in actual law, and is usually up to the specific license to define what it considers to be ...

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Poker considered as gambling?
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5 votes

Game of skill? Nonsense. There are skills that can help you out / prevent you from making bad decisions, but it's still gambling nonetheless. There is no gambling license you can obtain to operate an ...

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Is typo in rental contract enforceable
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A typo in a contract does not ever void the contract. If the typo changes the meaning of the contract from what was actually intended, then it is up to a judge to interpret the contract and whether it ...

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Would a police do anything if someone is provoking a fight?
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To start off, you appear to be confusing assault and battery. Assault does not require physical contact in order for it to occur. Verbal assault is still a crime, but in your situation it doesn't ...

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Do I count as a non profit and not need to comply with COPPA?
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Whether you do or do not qualify as a non-profit should not be a factor in your compliance with COPPA, and not complying with it simply for that reason is a horrible idea that will probably get you ...

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Selling Beer From A Vending Machine
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Who in the fraternity would be prosecuted if this became an issue? A lot of people could be held liable for this, including people who are not even in the fraternity. Anyone who has knowledge of the ...

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Is it really a traffic stop? Was I operating the vehicle?
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First off, the fact that they stopped you on private property is irrelevant. The traffic offense - you driving the vehicle with a suspended license - occurred on public property en route to the ...

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How to contest compensation as an independent contractor
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You don't pay income tax on the part that is paid to Lyft. They are correctly listing the entire amount you earned for driving through their service - that is how much is supposed to be used as your ...

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Threat of fines in excess of allowable law, PA State Constitution, and US Constitution
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Regarding concern one: I don't know much of anything about historical landmarks and how they get exempted from certain laws. However, I can tell you that the law generally prefers safety over ...

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Do I have grounds for contesting this parking ticket
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In all honesty, this completely depends on the judge you happen to get that will hear your case. There's no straight-forward "yes this will work" or "no this won't work" answer in a case like this. ...

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