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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:38

Can the original price mentioned in a discount be anything?

I wonder whether the displayed original price on business advertisements for sale or discount can be anything, or it has to be the precise price. Example on Groupon: or Amazon: I am mostly interested in the following locations: California, United States Massachusetts, United States Paris, France Seoul, South Korea

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:37

If a medical provider refers a patient to another medical provider/business, do they have to disclose any financial interest they may have?

If a medical provider refers a patient to another medical provider or medical business (e.g., an imaging lab), should they disclose to the patient any financial interest they might have in the referral? I am interested in the following locations in the United States: California and Massachusetts.

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:37

Can insurance agents be part of an inquest about death?

An individual passed aways when her boat sank two years ago. The death was ruled a misadventure at the time and the boat insurer and life insurer paid. Now the boat has been found and another inquest is conducted. The boat insurer and life insurer individually have the sunk boat examined and detect potential foul play. Can they intend to speak at the inquest and present their evidence and try to get the jury to rule the death a murder so that they could potentially get their money back?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:37

Copyright Fair Use Case

I'm trying to understand the concept of Copyright and trademark Fair Use. I'm a game developer working on a project which plays in the imaginary world of children. They adventure through a world created by them. My concern is that the majority of their playing is based on Copyrighted content. Am I required to obtain licensing when I create a level that is loosely directed to Star Wars for example? Where to play as Storm Troopers covered in unicorn stickers? Or where they dress up as Batman and Robin with a pink cape for the next level? Just to be clear, the game isn't directed towards one certain character or copyright case, but it has reference to several, as well as own created characters, which are the main stars. It will not contain any direct reference to logos or titles. Just a loose reference to the looks of the characters. Would it require licensing or would this fall within the concept of Fair Use?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:36

Can landlords exclude fee structure on a lease?

An apartment complex has refused to provide me details on how much it will cost to do lease reassignment, arguing that they've never done it before at this very complex, and thus, they'll only know how much they'll be charging for it once someone requests it. Is something like this legal? Can a corporate landlord withhold such information, and only provide it once an actual need arises?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:36

Charging for the spent time prior to the adoption of an agreement

Following a three-hour meeting with an attorney for a case, an agreement is signed and a retainer fee is paid. Later, we agreed to terminate the contract. He suggested payment for time which seems reasonable. Then I get a bill that includes time for two one-minute voicemails (rounded up to 6 minutes each, of course), a half-hour for email exchange, the phone call, and preparation for the 3-hour meeting before the adoption of the agreement. Is it possible to charge your client for the spent time prior to the adoption of an agreement?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:35

Considering the case of McCulloh vs Maryland, can the Federal authorities do anything?

In accordance with the McCulloh vs Maryland (The Bank of United States case) which provided that the supremacy clause precludes state taxation of Federal functions; can States and localities enforce traffic rules against federal officials?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:35

Do companies that are established in other states require a separate registration in California?

Various resources claim that if you register a company in another state while living in California, then you must also register the company in California in accordance with California law, as a "foreign" entity. Thus, the entire process costs twice as much. Is this statement true or false?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:34

Is it legal to create and sell a tool to modify config files for games?

I've recently discovered an oversight in a popular games config file system that allows the users to use an item even if you haven't yet unlocked it. This is a multiplayer game where players are to reach a level where they will then be able to use said item. The 'exploit' works by adding an entry to an INI file format with the ID of the restricted item. My plan is to develop and sell a tool that will give players the ability to unlock the aforementioned items. I would like to know if this is legal to do.

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:34

Canada–United States Boundary Commission – Treaty of 1925

The International Boundary Commission, which maintains the "boundary vista" along the border, claims authority to grant or deny permission to build anything within the vista. That indicates that, for instance, if a natural gas pipeline, a highway, an electric power line, a railroad track, etc. is to cross the boundary, those who want to build it must initially apply to the Commission for permission. I'm trying to find the related provision of the treaty that demonstrates the Commission has that authority described in my first paragraph above. Many Thanks.

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:33

My bill payment is due between 12/6/2021 and 29/6/2021. Can I pay on either of those dates as well as the days between them?

My bill is due between 12/6/2021 and 29/6/2021. Could I set up a direct debit payment paying it on the 12th or the 29th as well as the rest of the days in between them? I've come to the conclusion that two dates are included in the window of payment but would just like to check with a professional. Thanks!

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:33

Can an existing employer force his/her employee to use a personal vehicle for business purposes?

If an employee refuses to use his/her own car for business purposes, is it possible to dismiss him/her or begin disciplinary proceedings in the UK? Further information: The employer is offering to pay mileage at a rate that covers fuel and wear and tear, however, the employee would be transporting children to and from school and argues that it would not cover damage and cleaning caused by the children, as well as generally not wishing to use their car regardless of expenses.

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:32

Licensing code which uses a few lines from another library

I have a header and source file, which the majority of it is owned by me, however, there is at least one function that uses a few lines of code from another library (Apache 2.0) I will license the mentioned files with the same license. But what about copyright? There are parts of the code that completely belong to me which I would like to retain copyright to, however, these cannot be easily separated. How should the license specify that some parts of the code are mine?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:32

Difference between divorce judgment and decree in Maine

Is divorce judgment final in the state of Maine or further decree must be issued as well?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:31

Is recording other people without permission in a work environment legal in Romania?

I am moving to Romania to perform an IT Audit. What are the related laws in Romania regarding filming? Is recording other people without permission in a work environment legal in Romania?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:31

Defective motion on its face - does the judge deny, dismiss, or strike it (without hearing the motion)?

I received a motion that fails to establish the facts and elements which are required. I always thought that motions get denied, not dismissed. The motion fails to raise all issues as required, for instance, in child custody cases, the primary consideration is the best interest of the child. His motion is devoid of that issue. If the court would hear it, due process would require the judge to sustain my objection and the judge would find that the motion cannot be heard as written. My client can't afford the fees and delay involved in having the motion heard; I'd like to set my response or motion to dismiss/deny heard on a motion calendar. Thus, if the judge were not going to hear the motion for failing to "state a cause of action", does the motion get dismissed? I've seen cases where it indicates that a motion was dismissed, but I've always thought that is not correct. Does the judge deny a motion for being defective, or dismiss. If it were a pleading, there is no question that it would be dismissed.

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:30

Intellectual property in the Age of Industry 4.0

I am looking for certain references describing guidance principles regarding the interplay between IP and Artificial Intelligence algorithms. For instance, Company A has a large dataset and Company B has advanced algorithmic capabilities. How might Company A protect its rights in a joint partnership with company B?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:30

Can someone put signs on my road verge?

I am located in Austin, Texas, the U.S. The road verge (the strip of grass between my sidewalk and the street) belongs to the city, however, I am required for its maintenance. So my question is: In Austin, Texas, does the homeowner control the road verge, and shall have the right to prevent signs from being placed there? And second, what remedies would I have against a bandit realtor or political campaign office which damaged it?

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:29

Do by-laws and/or articles of incorporation of a non-stock corporation need to be filed every year?

I'm a member of a group that is seeking to be organized as a non-profit organization in Virginia, US. We are trying to understand when the articles of incorporation and/or by-laws must be filed (original/updated) with the SCC and IRS. We're specifically thinking about whether we should put as little in them as possible and document them elsewhere, as a result, if they do need to be filed then we don't have to re-file every update.

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QuestionApr 12, 2021 - 5:29

How to make a simple static website with Google Analytics in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation?

There is a very simple static website for commercial purposes. It has Google Analytics to count the number of visits with the default GA script placed in: <head> <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXX-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); </script> </head> It is the default script that google gives you for simple integration of GA in your website, and it's placed in the default place (header). Now it has a lower bar displaying this: This website uses 'cookies' for your navigation. By using our services you accept their use. If you want to restrict the use of cookies, click on More information. That bar includes two buttons, "Accept" and "More information". Accept simply hides the bar forever, and more information displays the legal information of the commerce and informs the users that it is using google analytics to track the visits and that Google Analytics uses cookies. Moreover, It indicates that they can remove the cookies and prevent the website from collecting cookies disabling it in the navigator, and gives the user some links with official help about how to disable and remove cookies for a website in four big navigators (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari). Are the aforementioned points sufficient for full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation?

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