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Can you help me figure out why a random realtor keeps mailing me letters claiming to know my dad? And what is the best thing to do in response? [more inside]
I recently visited Tokyo. While I was there, I found myself in the Kabuki-cho region near Shinjuku. I hadn't checked the state department advisories before I left, but if I had I would have found there have been warnings about this going back years. I was drugged by a tout, who then led me around town in a dissociative state all night, and in the morning I found that my credit card had charges going up to the limit, all in $1k or $2k increments. I called my card company and told them the transactions were fraudulent, and also told the embassy and the Shinjuku police. Is there anything more I should do? I'd also like to reconstruct the night - can I get detailed records from my credit card company? [more inside]
I want to buy the empty lot next door (a big empty yard where they tore down a house last year). And then I'll basically just have a bigger yard. I found the owner through the county auditor website, and he is deceased. What do I do? [more inside]
Is there anything that does with US congressional data the same thing Fatal Encounters does with police data? [more inside]
My landlord just sent out a notice saying that we're going to be required to pay our rent online, through a service that will charge a fee. Is this allowed? [more inside]
I'm applying to the bar in Virginia, and just realized I need a list of all traffic violations I've ever committed. My regular DMV record doesn't go back that far. I need this information in the next 7 days. Where to go? [more inside]
I have a friend that is in NYC central bookings. Details are limited. All I know is this morning ~2AM my friend was in a car accident and arrested for DWI. I had a past DWI in my youth and know that a lawyer is very helpful and also that one needs to deny any wrong doing for the entire time. But I don't know how to get this kind of help to my friend. Basically just looking for the correct things to do in the early going. [more inside]
I've moved to Vermont. How do I become an official resident?
I was just wondering if the MeFi Hive Mind might know of good places in Los Angeles to watch the live election returns for the British General Election (May 7, and running into the small hours) ? Preferably a British pub.... Thanks!
We send emails on behalf of other clients. Who physical address do we need to use for CAN-SPAM compliance? Us (the agency) or the organization we are doing work for? Or both? [more inside]
What does a judge want to read about the person being, uh, judged? [more inside]
Simple question: in a court of law (or investigation leading up to trial), in the U.S. let's say (for the sake of argument), how much weight does the alibi testimony given by a doorman/front desk concierge of the person of interest's apartment building of residence carry? Equal to that of a random person's? More, or less, than that of a friend's or a spouse's? Completely dependent on the players involved? Are alibi testimonies weighted at all? Out of curiosity spurred on by recent events.
Are security door chains illegal in apartments in Ontario? [more inside]
It occurred to me today that I don't really know what the police do: what's a good breakdown of what a policeperson does with their time?
I missed the deadline to file federal taxes, and Turbotax says it's too late to file an extension. What do I do? I estimate being able to file my taxes by the end of May, but not before then, but would like to not have the IRS breathing down my neck. [more inside]
Ridiculous Canadian Law Question For Fictional RPG Scenario: The year is 1998, the province Quebec. A loyal tycoon is manufacturing high powered weaponry and travels around with a multi-man security detail armed to the teeth. How illegal is this and what would be the best way to disarm him through legal means? [more inside]
My brother is on SSI and lives with my mom in a mobile home that my mom owns. She's afraid of what will happen to him after she dies. [more inside]
Hi out there! I'm moving away at the end of May from Charlottesville, Virginia for a new job on the west coast and I have a lease that goes until July 30. My landlord has kindly offered to terminate my lease early, and has said that it is on the condition that he finds someone else to take over the apartment. However! [more inside]
My husbands car was hit while parked. The other guys insurance company has deemed the car a “total loss”. It is almost 3 months since the accident and insurance claim. The insurance company continues to delay resolving this and we have no idea where to go from here. [more inside]
A friend of mine works with a UN agency that is based in Lebanon. He has a US green card. Does his employment with the United Nations have any effect whatsoever on his status in the US? [more inside]