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September 1

Would it be smarter to let my driver's license lapse?
(Posting on behalf of a friend): I was convicted of a DUI in March 2014, and am trying to pick up the pieces. I need to pay for an SR-22 which is insurance on my license. If I do not pay for this insurance my license will lapse. The policy is less expensive if I also insure a vehicle but I will not need a car in the coming months and cannot afford the payments. I need help figuring out if it would be smarter to not pay for any insurance (letting my license lapse), to sell the car and use the profits to pay the SR-22, or to just keep the car (though I really do not want to). [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:08 PM - 9 answers

August 30

Notable bipartisan politicians?
I'm looking for good examples of bipartisan politicians. Particularly, individuals (or a pair of leaders) known for consistently and effectively reaching across party lines throughout their career. Can be global, not just US, but they need to be well known to a global audience. (No cynical jokes please. Unless they're good, of course...)
posted by DIYer at 1:05 PM - 15 answers

How-to locate cited "Unreported Cases" (Canada)?
I am browsing cases in Canada, and noticed several cited "Unreported" cases. The "Unreported" have a year, last name and the general offense. No results when I try to search for them on canlii.org. The provincial court has told me they can't look it up without a first name. Can anyone advise on how I should proceed with my research?
posted by audio at 11:31 AM - 3 answers

August 29

I had a semi/car accident recently. Who would be at fault?
I'm in a tricky situation with a car accident. [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 at 7:16 PM - 17 answers

How liable am I for somebody else's crash?
This is hypothetical. I have allowed somebody to drive my car (in British Columbia, Canada) who I know does not have valid driver's license. She has a crash in which somebody else is badly hurt. She (the uninsured driver) does not have the money to pay the damages. How liable am I for these damages, and will my ICBC insurance cover them? If my insurance doesn't cover these damages and they are extreme, are all my assets endangered? (ie: worst case scenario, could I lose my home?)
posted by philip-random at 12:17 PM - 11 answers

August 28

History of the USA ..but in an interesting way
I am looking to read up on the history of USA and need book recommendations [more inside]
posted by jellyjam at 2:15 PM - 21 answers

Copyright Troll Legal Notice
FML Today I received a notice of "Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Image" regarding a 7 year old blog post on my tiny, personal, completely not-for-profit website that only about 5 people ever read (that I had incidentally purged just 2 months ago) from a probable copyright troll (Sanders Law, PLLC). It isn't even signed by an actual lawyer, it's signed by a paralegal. I know YANAL, but I have no idea what to do or who I can turn to. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes at 11:42 AM - 28 answers

August 26

Bogus Damage Charges from a Corporate Landlord DC Edition
Several roommates and I moved out of an apartment in DC this summer that is owned by a large corporate company (coughAvalonBaycough). We’d been in the apartment for almost four years. Before we moved out, staff from the building signed off on paperwork stating that there was no visible damage. A month later we get an incredibly bogus set of damage charges from the building for nearly $1,000. We already got our security deposit back, but they’re threatening to send us to collections over these new charges. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter at 7:08 PM - 8 answers

August 25

my move out date is after my lease expires. how bad is it?
I rented a new apartment with a lease starting on September 1st. My current apartment's lease ends 8/31. I foolishly thought moving out on 9/1 was standard practice. My landlord assures me it is not. Now what? [more inside]
posted by garlic at 6:50 PM - 49 answers

August 24

Legality of making prints from antique copper engraved plates
I have acquired two engraved copper printing plates which were produced in the 1850s by an artist who is internationally renowned. What is the legal situation regarding issuing my own edition from these plates? [more inside]
posted by mani at 3:28 PM - 9 answers

August 21

Never thought being over-insured would be a bad thing.
Looking for any experiences, counsel, legal referrals to deal with health insurance clawback/SNAFU that's has my blood boiling. [more inside]
posted by donovan at 9:48 AM - 12 answers

August 20

Black people killed by black cops?
Where can I find statistics of black officers who have used lethal force against black people.
posted by CollectiveMind at 9:55 AM - 4 answers

Need advice on (sort of) selling my car out of state
I want to sort of lease my car (that I'm still making payments on) to someone in a different state. Am I crazy? [more inside]
posted by anansi at 5:46 AM - 8 answers

August 19

How can I find the best education attorney in the Seattle area?
After my last ask, I am feeling I am definitely being given the runaround by school officials and need to get an education attorney. What should I look for and what is the best way to find a good one?
posted by corb at 4:10 PM - 1 answers

Cheapest, easiest way to register copyright fast?
I would like to register copyright for four works to fulfill a funding agency administrative requirement. They do not require that the registration be done in any particular country. I am registering solely to fulfill this requirement so I would like to do it in the simplest and cheapest way possible. Unless registering somewhere will somehow abridge my rights in an irrevocable way, I do not care about the legal aspects, only that registration is done by 15 September, if possible. [more inside]
posted by grouse at 10:42 AM - 10 answers

August 18

Poor third amendment
Has there ever been an American case in which a claim of proscribed use of the military (third amendment, posse comitatus, etc) was pressed in response to an action not carried out by one of the branches answerable to DoD/the National Guard? If so, was the military status of the alleged bad actor treated as a question of law or a question of fact?
posted by PMdixon at 1:36 PM - 4 answers

My new dog broke out of his collar and injured another dog. Now what?
YANML. What's next? Have I covered my bases? Do I need to lawyer up? The short version: My husband and I were walking our dogs. Our newly adopted dog broke free of his collar and ran across the street to attack another dog. My husband reacted fast and broke up the fight quickly. The other dog was not badly injured, as far as we could tell, just a bite on the hind leg. The dog's owner was understandably furious. We exchanged information, I promised we would pay any vet bills that resulted from the incident, and he left. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:18 AM - 33 answers

Disability lawyer fiasco, I need to know my options
I recently moved from one state to another and was in the middle of applying for disability, but that's not where the story begins. It starts with deception and a long wait that didn't need to happen (long story inside). [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:14 AM - 10 answers

August 17

Help me buy and transport hemp seeds without breaking the law?
I want to buy this hemp seed for my friend in Finland. I do not want to and am not willing to break any laws. If I obtain it, is it legal to take to Finland personally? Is it legal to send it in the mail? What laws are relevant? As far as I understand it's super low THC and is legal in many places. Thanks
posted by anonymous at 11:23 PM - 5 answers

August 15

My county's police got 171 assault rifles from the Pentagon. Now what?
Events in Ferguson, MO have me upset about a lot of things, but I'd like your suggestions on concrete local actions to take to combat (further?) police militarization. I'm in Colorado, but location-independent suggestions encouraged, too. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself at 11:59 AM - 12 answers

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