My chimney was in need of repair so i am having part of it re-built/ new caps and re-tuck pointed. The contractors created a lot of dust grinding out the old motor joints. Some of the dust landed on our neighbor's house and she is complaining about the damage it has caused to her in progress paint job. We are working on a solution, but who is responsible for this? What legal responsibility do i have if she discovers permanent damage in the future? Would the contractors be held responsible after I have paid them? [more inside]
I need to find copier paper sized 8.5x13. Any stores you know of selling it? After 2 hours of searching, I give up. I know it exists but I can't find a US supplier. Thanks!
I've been asked to find the best online backup solution for a small law firm that uses Macs and PCs. Security is obviously an issue. Any personal experience with Corevault, rsync.net, or Amerivault is particularly welcome. [more inside]
Let’s say my company has a list of 20 rules the first being, you must notify your superior of any problems. And the second stating employees must take precaution to avoid accident or injury. The other rules are not pertinent. So I do something to avoid personal injury and then my company fires me for not first notifying a supervisor. Do I have any legal rights? Does it matter that I’ve worked for the company for years and have NEVER gotten in trouble?
How easy is it to obtain temporary full custody in Oregon? [more inside]
I am visiting the in-laws, and want to transfer a bunch of Librivox audio books (all legal and free) to my ipod from a mac. My ipod is formatted as a windows ipod even though I only use it with my macbook. Itunes wants to erase my entire Ipod before it do anything. [more inside]
what should a nonoffensive nondisclosure agreement look like and how do I ask them to sign it? [more inside]
Particularly in the state of Pennsylvania, is it technically legal for someone who has earned a JD to use the title of doctor/Dr. professionally? [more inside]
Can I use this image (LGPL'd) as a logo for my website? I'd like to modify it to change the color but otherwise use it unchanged. I'm unsure about the licensing issues though. [more inside]
Running an SSH server illegal in some countries? [more inside]
Is it legal to transport unopened bottles of wine as a minor? [more inside]
Can you help me find the original publisher of the educational short film featuring Rusty the narcoleptic dachsund? [more inside]
Is the HelpMyBabye.com type of site (mentioned on the front page)legal in the United States? [more inside]
I am looking for a career coach geared toward the legal profession. I am a litigation attorney practicing primarily in the area of insurance defense. I also have a background as a criminal prosecutor. I am interested in an unbiased assessment of my carreer (e.g., where I am vs. where I should be), business development advice, etc.
Asking for a friend, and as an update to old askme. Since it's been more than a year, how hazardous is it to continue to use the p2p torrent sites? [more inside]
About a year ago I agreed (verbally) to do some programming work for a startup in exchange for a small amount of equity. In the meantime I've lost faith that this equity will be worth anything. Can I decline to do this work, or have I made a binding verbal contract that I must now fulfill? [more inside]
Say I did a five minute podcast about books (promoting new titles or backlist I love), could I read a small section of the book (less than five minutes worth) without getting permission?
I would like to form a new religion for personal gain, and am wondering how to go about it. Legally. [more inside]
Why would Starbucks throw perfectly good coffee away? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced lawyer with a experience with intellectual property agreements? Specifically software, but maybe that's not so critical. My usual sources aren't being that much help. Anywhere in the U.S. would be fine, Michigan would be best of all. [more inside]
I'm considering starting an adult internet dating service in the US. What legal implications do I need to consider? (Some mildly NSFW details follow). [more inside]
What is the legal status of the XviD codec libraries, ffmpeg, and/or other F/OSS programs that implement the (patented) MPEG-4 algorithm? [more inside]
I am interested in laws and cases pertaining to adoption by gays, both internationally and domestically, specifically but not limited to laws in Washington state.
How should I structure a growing consulting business, with partners, collaborators, and others that I want to be invested in the growth and success of the business? [more inside]
Julie Amero. Are there ANY concrete actions a non-expert stranger could take to decrease the chance she'll do jail time? [more inside]
My adult brother with various mental health issues (living at home with my parents in the Chicago area – near north suburbs) keeps going off and doing self-destructive...and illegal stuff. It’s getting worse, and it can’t go on. We’re clueless and scared. Help us, HiveMind! So much [more inside]
I've been asked to co-author a nonfiction book with a woman who is an expert in her field, but not a writer. I have some questions about contracts and rights to the material. [more inside]
How can I tell if an old non-disclosure should prohibit me from applying for a new job? [more inside]
Michigan Scanner Law: Item originally sells for 29.99, but was stickered as 1.99. I think I deserve to be able to buy it for that price, but they say since it is due to human error, it doesn't qualify under the law. Who's right? They still charged me more than the sticker said, regardless of whether or not it was supposed to be that price. [more inside]
Wisconsin Car Title Filter: I'm trading my vehicle for another vehicle plus cash. Wondering what to do about titling the new vehicle. [more inside]
I'm bipolar, have a criminal record and need a job. Got any advice? [more inside]
What is the legality of requiring new applicants for a job position at a church to be a member of said church? [more inside]
Ebay scam / threat question... [more inside]
A neighbor's tree (in DC) has several branches that grow over our yard. We'd like to trim the branches to give our garden some more sunlight. Do we need his permission? [more inside]
Can anyone provide advice, suggest tenant rights resources, courses of action or even refer a good pro-bono lawyer for a friend of mine who's getting screwed by her landlord during the conversion of her apartment complex from rentals to condos in Studio City, CA? [more inside]
Asking for a friend. She's on a lease with an ex-boyfriend who is threatening to not give notice and allow the month by month tenancy to kick in. Can she get off the lease? [more inside]
Got a speeding ticket that may cost me my license. But wait! Happened in State A, I live in State B, and my license is from State C, where I used to live. And there are small errors on the ticket. Is there hope? [more inside]
I received a letter last December from UCLA stating that "a restricted campus database containing personal information has been illegally accessed by a sophisticated computer hacker" (gotta love the assumption of "sophisticated there"). And that they regret to inform me my name is in the database. My question is, can I sue for damages? Is there already a class action lawsuit for damages against UCLA? What are my options? What traditionally happens to victims in these cases in terms of compensation?
Is it illegal for me to send dirty, dirty stories to a 17-year-old in Oregon? [more inside]
Canada and Computer Espionage: What legal recourse is available in this situation? [more inside]
Can a business be held liable if a customer sneaks into an off-limit area (i.e. employees only) and injuries themself? [more inside]
What legal options are available to a 19 year old "American" without a driver's license or American citizenship who's parents have overstayed their legal welcome in this country and have devolved/absolved all responsibility? [more inside]
What kind of lawyer specializes in property line disputes? [more inside]
Bob the Asshole, my old landlord, kept my security deposit. [more inside]
How do I go about getting government-issued documents in a different name for a name change in Pennsylvania?
How do I go about getting government-issued documents in a different name for a name change in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
Slipped and Fell on Apartment property, are they liable? [more inside]
I want to make internal parts for someone else's electronic item, please help me determine the legal direction I should take. [more inside]
My father has a 99 Lexus without a title. Florida has records of a lien on the car. The lien holder is a company went out-of-business years ago. Where is the title? How can my father get one in South Carolina? What are his options if Butthead (explained inside) never had the title? [more inside]
I live in chicago and got my car towed last night (on Division bet. western and california). The reason is because there is no parking on the street when snow is two inches or more (from 3am to 7am). It has not snowed since wednesday and there was no snow in the street when I parked there, nor did it snow during the evening. I paid the fee to get my car out and I have scheduled a hearing for 2/23/07. Has anyone successfully gotten their money back? Am I in the wrong? I would appreciate any advice I can get going into this hearing.
How does the state law differ between California and Oregon? [more inside]