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Things to do in Wichita related to law

In search of temporaryish legal career opportunities in Wichita, Kansas. [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Aug 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Can I libel someone in fiction without using their name?

Can you libel someone in fiction if you don't use their name? If I were to write a story based on a real murder, in which anyone from my home town would instantly recognize the source, can an acquitted murderer sue me? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jul 27, 2006 - 18 answers

Paternal rights advocacy organization

Legal advocacy group filter: I'm having a hard time tracking down legitimate paternal rights advocacy groups (I know they are out there). Can anyone point me in some useful directions? [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying on Jul 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Must all statutory laws be written?

Is there a constitutional provision in the United States that all statutory laws must be written and/or available to the public for review? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Jul 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Canadian Border Patrol and Legal History

What legal history record can the Canadian, US border patrol sleuth out, and what do they care about? I am going on tour with a musical group from NY to Montreal. I heard that when passing the border with a van with music equipment, they can be very scrupulous and even do background checks. I have a non-felony on my record in Chicago, in which I won the court case, but never sent the $300 to my lawyer to finish the expungement process. Will they be able to sleuth out this information at the border? How have your experiences been at the border?
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2006 - 9 answers

The legality of lane-splitting.

BC Motorcycle Riders and Lawyers: is lane-splitting actually illegal in BC, or assumed illegal? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jul 15, 2006 - 15 answers

Intellectual property is theft!

Legal status of creative works from the USSR. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jul 15, 2006 - 5 answers

i will, now, drive 55

I got an extremely expensive traffic ticket (my first! and $632!) for doing 97 in a 75 on a lonely stretch of road outside of Lovelock, Nevada. I paid the ticket, and asked the court (and the ticketing officer, at that point) about traffic school; they both said that the points wouldn't transfer to California or go on my record, but as far as traffic school to lower insurance went, it was between me and my insurance company, and they'd get in touch with me. However, can't I do something pre-emptively to keep this from going on my insurance record? Or am I screwed? I paid the fine in mid-June, just before it was due (took a little while to save the money); the ticket was issued in mid-May.
posted by luriete on Jul 11, 2006 - 26 answers

Public Speech, Public Domain

If an individual makes a speech in a public setting, does the text of that speech become part of the public domain?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jul 7, 2006 - 12 answers

Advice for recovering long-overdue debt

I'm trying to recover a debt owed to me (currently $1300+) by a client for whom I worked as an independent tech contractor in 2002-03. He's very slowly paid off a lot of the original debt ($5000), but he stopped making the payments almost two months ago with no explanation, and has been completely non-responsive to all my contact attempts ever since. It's a matter of very high personal importance that I recover the full debt in this case (because this is a very slimy guy, and because his company could not have started up or earned money without my work). I also need the money, so this is not something I can walk away from in that sense either. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jul 5, 2006 - 16 answers

Green-card marriage: risk vs. reward.

A friend is considering participating in a paper-marriage-for-money to permit a stranger to remain in the U.S. The amount of money in question is not trivial and said friend is quite excited. I'm inclined to object, but need better grounds. What are the practical, legal, and philosophical issues involved in this? Any real-life stories?
posted by Tubes on Jun 26, 2006 - 36 answers

Software Bundling (tied selling) in Canadian Stores

I know I can build computers myself. But I want to buy a notebook. And I want it already fully built, with a nice in-store warranty. However, I want NO SOFTWARE along with it. Absolutely none. Am I entitled to that? [more inside]
posted by a007r on Jun 26, 2006 - 32 answers

"Not to be sold separately" - why not?

Is the phrase "not to be sold separately", often found on individual food items sold as a multipack, legally binding? If so, why, and if not, what is the point in it being there?
posted by Orange Goblin on Jun 23, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I confront a corporate bandwidth thief?

A corporate computer has connected to my wireless network and is wasting bandwidth. How can I stop this and get compensated? [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on Jun 22, 2006 - 28 answers

EU delayed flights

UK/EU flight. My friend's plane was 3 hours late, flying Southampton to Edinburgh, making her miss a wedding. I have an inkling that this means she is likely to be able to make her airline pay out under recent EU law. Is this the case and if so what's the best way to make them pay?
posted by biffa on Jun 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Is it against the law to drink in public?

Is there any law against drinking (alcohol) in public? Or is it being inebriated in public? Or neither? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Jun 16, 2006 - 38 answers

Manufactured criminality

Is online gambling legal in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by Marla Singer on Jun 10, 2006 - 22 answers

Help me find an interesting comic about the legal rights of pot smokers.

Some time ago I remember seeing a cool cartoon online that explained legal rights in a funny and interesting way. I've googled and googled, but can't seem to uncover them. Can you help me find them? [more inside]
posted by maniactown on Jun 9, 2006 - 3 answers

How much is this ticket going to cost me and is it going to seriously effect my insurance rate?

How much is this ticket going to cost me and is it going to seriously effect my insurance rate? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Jun 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Sheltering personal assets and making personal expenses corporate expenses?

How realistic is the idea that you can shelter your personal assets as well as many typical expenses under the umbrella of a corporation? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Jun 7, 2006 - 14 answers

No, I don't want to pay £2 for a glass of water

Is it true that in the UK it is illegal for a licensed restaurant to refuse to serve tap water? If so, where can I obtain a copy of the relevant piece of paper so I can wave it in the faces of restaurant managers who want me to spend extortionate amounts on drinks?
posted by Lotto on Jun 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Is this legal ?

Is it legal for an employer (supervisor, and owner of the company) to tell his female employees he expects to be told if they intend trying to get pregnant? This would be in Ontario, Canada. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2006 - 47 answers

OMG 21 Jump Street that show rocked!! LOL

In this month's GQ, there's a longer update to the Milford High drug bust story, in which a 23-year-old private detective went undercover at a high school, leading to the eventual arrest of seventeen high school students. (The story inspired a decidedly banal MeFi thread.) My question--not covered in the previous thread, the news coverage, or the GQ article--is simple: how in the world is it legal for a private detective to buy drugs? And for the reported purchase of drugs to lead to an arrest? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on May 29, 2006 - 12 answers

What law protects state secrets?

What law, specifically, is violated if a government official discloses secret information? For example, if a CIA operative told his cousin about an operation that was supposed to be classified, which law is his guilty of breaking? [more inside]
posted by jackypaper on May 26, 2006 - 7 answers

If I infringe Lovecraftian copyrights will my soul be eaten?

What is the copyright status of works derived from the Cthulhu Mythos? more specifically, could someone just put out their own book, movie or comic extending the Mythos (and using shared characters) or would they have to get permission and pay someone first? [more inside]
posted by Artw on May 24, 2006 - 24 answers

Unsigned Patent Application Question

Hypothetically, what would happen if an inventor (one of several) did not sign a patent application? [more inside]
posted by forforf on May 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Jury duty, protest of

I have enough doubts regarding the integrity of the American criminal justice system that I'm uncomfortable with the prospect of jury duty. Advice? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on May 24, 2006 - 56 answers

Are office pools legal?

I'm thinking of organizing an office pool on the World Cup. I'm based in VA. I'd probably set up something similar to what gets done with NCAA bracket pools. My question is though: Is this illegal given US gambling laws? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 22, 2006 - 9 answers

My doctor has inflated my bill.

How do I fight an inflated doctor bill? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on May 16, 2006 - 14 answers

Boston Law School Filter

Tell me about law schools in Boston. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on May 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Godzilla trademark quandary

I have some copyright and trademark questions for the fine folks at AskMe. Ok, so I run this online t-shirt store and I had a design based on Godzilla playing the drums. I know some of the Godzilla movies had passed into the public domain, so I just assumed (or perhaps hoped) that would place my design firmly into fair use territory. Welp, I got a cease and desist from the folks that own the trademark and copyright on Godzilla, so I was just hoping to find out more about my options here. [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on May 9, 2006 - 27 answers

Finding a music lawyer in the UK?

My band have been offered a contract from by a record company and want to get it checked out before we sign it. Basically I'm looking for personal recommendations of entertainment lawyers in the UK. I don't just want to pick one out of the yellow pages if I can avoid it.
posted by chrispy108 on May 8, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I legally publish game screenshots in a book?

I'm considering writing a book about game systems in the 80's and would like to be able to include screenshots of many of the games. What do I need to do to be able to include those screenshots without being sued? Does this fall under the copyright law's "fair use"? Does the fact that they are older games make any difference? Apologies if this has been asked before - I couldn't find anything related to publishing game screenshots.
posted by aceyprime on May 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Is law school a safe bet?

Is now as good a time as any to assume massive debt to attend law school? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on May 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Help my buddy stay healthy

I need to help a friend find free/cheap legal aid for an employment/ADA situation in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Apr 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Dentist Breaking the Law? Need advice

Problem with UK dentist? prescribing drugs without seeing you. Need legal advice. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Apr 26, 2006 - 10 answers

Dont want to be a lawyer but I got the degree

Legalfilter: What are some cool/interesting things you can do with a law degree if you don't want to practice law.
posted by Dr_Octavius on Apr 25, 2006 - 28 answers

Parental Warning required by Law?

Our band recently recorded, produced, and distributed an album that has an explicit lyric. What are the legal ramifications of distributing music with explicit lyrics without that label? [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Apr 20, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I prove I legally can play back copied music at a business?

Where can I find clear and direct laws regarding the playback of backed-up music at a place of business in the United States? [more inside]
posted by Dean Keaton on Apr 19, 2006 - 25 answers

Bank holiday entitlement...

I am a shift worker in the UK. Am I entitled to a day off in lieu if a bank holiday falls on a rest or non-work day? [more inside]
posted by mikeanegus on Apr 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Contributory Negligence in a hit-and-run

I was involved in an hit and run accident as a pedestrian a little over a year ago, and I've got some questions about contributory negligence. [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Apr 18, 2006 - 26 answers

No officer, just passing by...

Is being in the presence of underage drinking in any way illegal? Under what circumstances? Controlled substance consumption? How is the age of the "witness" relevant?
posted by phrontist on Apr 15, 2006 - 28 answers

Who owns my mutation?

Help me track down and understand the owner of mutation's patent. [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Apr 13, 2006 - 13 answers

What restrictions exist an emotional appeals in a court of law?

How far can attorneys go in appealing to a jury's emotions? Is there any restriction, formal or informal, on the use of such tactics? What precedent is there for their excessive use? [more inside]
posted by Embryo on Apr 12, 2006 - 26 answers

Sue... this!

Is an email "Cease and Desist" letter a legal notification? I have been under the impression that a piece of paper, duly sworn, sweared and served was required. New York, civil matter. Yes, I know your not my lawyer.
posted by cedar on Apr 10, 2006 - 14 answers

Best options for an out-of-country Cal Bar Exam taker?

California Bar Exam: not only out-of-state, but out-of-country. Should I pony up for the Bar/Bri? [more inside]
posted by livii on Apr 8, 2006 - 14 answers

grand jury length

Why is grand jury duty so long? [more inside]
posted by mmm on Apr 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Law School v. Grad School

I want to acquire a law degree for the best value (in terms of quality and cost). How much will earning a masters degree first enhance my qualification to a prestigious school? The second question I have is how much a masters degree will enhance my qualification for scholarships? There is no question that a masters would make me a better law student and enhance my education; however, I am wondering whether the financial investment in grad school is worth it for what I want to accomplish. [more inside]
posted by j-urb on Apr 5, 2006 - 16 answers

thank-you/gifts for my fellow 65 law school classmates?

I'm just about to finish my first year of law school, which, because it has a set curriculum, was an experience I shared with 65 other students. I'd like to do something to thank them...thoughts? [more inside]
posted by girlpublisher on Apr 5, 2006 - 16 answers

What can an officer do to you if you do not provide identification

Hypothetical Jail Filter: What happens if you refuse to give identification to an officer after commiting a petty misdemeanor? [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Apr 4, 2006 - 22 answers

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