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Reproduction of this coupon is expressly prohibited

I am curious about the legality and feasability of starting a website/database where people just put in the barcode numbers of coupons to share them. [more inside]
posted by GregX3 on Sep 1, 2006 - 14 answers

Screw the pooch?

ApartmentFilter: A friend received a note inside her apartment yesterday telling her she has 24 hours to get rid of her dog. She's lived in the apartment for nearly three years, with the dog the whole time. What are her rights and can the apartment complex do this? [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy on Sep 1, 2006 - 33 answers

Sliding-scale divorce lawyers in L.A.

For a friend: need resources for law firms or individual attorneys in Los Angeles who provide sliding scale/reduced cost (or even pro bono) services for a woman going through an increasingly acrimonious divorce. [more inside]
posted by scody on Aug 28, 2006 - 2 answers

IANABM (I am not a business major), but...

What books and websites should a non-business-major read to learn about the legal and practical aspects of starting a small business partnership in the US (MD, to be exact)? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Aug 27, 2006 - 7 answers

I want my car back!

Can I have my car towed from an auto repair shop? [more inside]
posted by patrickje on Aug 25, 2006 - 13 answers

Bastard Landlord steals security depsoit (with many twists involved): What to do?

Landlord Filter: So I'm suing my landlord, help me get my gameplan/choice of action together before I meet a lawyer... [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Aug 22, 2006 - 36 answers

SWM seeks Shelter, willing to relocate.

PropertyFilter: Can a non-resident own a home in the United States? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Aug 19, 2006 - 11 answers

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money?

is legal insurance a good idea or is it not worth the money? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 18, 2006 - 7 answers

The RIAA at La Grange (aka Mitch Bainwol Left Chicago)

I own a copy of Tres Hombres by ZZ Top. I'd like to get it into mp3 format so that I can listen to it in the car, etc. The problem is that the copy I own is on a record. Assuming I download with bittorrent, and then the RIAA comes after me, can I use the defense that I actually already owned it, so downloading could not be considered criminal? Would it be different if I owned a record rather than a CD? In other words, can you legally download the mp3 of an album you already own?
posted by joecacti on Aug 14, 2006 - 16 answers

Learning by example

A couple of years ago I ran across a series of mugshots of a girl in New York(?) [more inside]
posted by ptm on Aug 11, 2006 - 12 answers

Can my teacher wife get back pay or restitution from her university?

Can my teacher wife get back pay from her school district or restitution from her university? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 9, 2006 - 11 answers

I need my music fix!

Poor student needs music service suggestions. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Aug 4, 2006 - 23 answers

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

Is there a way I can work both these jobs without killing myself?

Is there a way I can work both these jobs without killing myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2006 - 29 answers

Who will take care of my kid if I go nuts?

Depression: My depression is outpacing my doctors' (yes, plural) ability to control it, and the time has come for something more than a will and a divorce settlement. My primary concern is my son's welfare. He is in his mother's custody, but she has her own mental issues and my parents would hock their souls if given the opportunity to take him from her. I know I need a lawyer, and I will be making an appointment the next time I emerge from the 'dark place'. I want to cover as many bases as possible, like ensuring disability insurance payments continue, the runaround with Social Security is handled, mental illness clauses in insurance policies, legal expenses if I commit a crime, etc. My question is: What else should I consider that even a good lawyer could miss? Also, how much might this cost? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2006 - 40 answers

Cashed rubber checks - now I want my money!

I'm a newbie freelancer. Two of my clients, owing me money for services, wrote me checks that bounced. [more inside]
posted by brianvan on Jul 28, 2006 - 27 answers

LLC Implications

Implications of an LLC? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jul 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Foot-sore in Mississippi

I was arrested and convicted for DUI in Mississippi over 3 years ago. I have not driven since (small town, good friends, I live close to work), and now I am wanting to get my license back. . . . [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2006 - 2 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

New company

New company....what do I need to learn? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2006 - 11 answers

Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. HELP

Problems with my Neighbour Filter: Im having trouble with my 90 year old neighbour. I live in a ground floor flat and she lives above us. I play music in the daytime as I work from home at a normal level. She is always reporting me to the council saying that I am a nuisance neighbour, HELP! [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jul 3, 2006 - 37 answers

Can I get in trouble for reporting security issues to my bank?

Can I get in trouble for reporting security issues with my banks' online interface? [more inside]
posted by floam on Jun 27, 2006 - 43 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

People are selling my rubbish.

Recently I took a large quantity of household junk to my local council run landfill/refuse site. 3 weeks later these items, which I presumed would be destroyed and buried, are appearing at local auctions. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jun 21, 2006 - 44 answers

Selling used undies?

Selling used, ahem, clothing online. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2006 - 8 answers

What to do with Pete Best?

Locally signed band ready to release their cd is about to fire their lead guitarist. He's performed on the cd and written two of the songs as well. Would like to know the legal ramifications of handing him his walking papers... [more inside]
posted by j.p. Hung on Jun 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Fighting old parking tickets?

I'm trying to see if fighting some old parking tickets is worth my effort. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on May 30, 2006 - 10 answers

What are my rights as a contractor (1099) worker?

What are my rights as a contractor (1099) worker? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj on May 24, 2006 - 7 answers

How do you set up a Legal Defense Fund?

How do you set up a Legal Defense Fund? I have a very good friend who is a legal bind and will very possibly be charged with three felonies as a result of a barroom brawl. [more inside]
posted by thebarron on May 9, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me be a better law clerk!

Help me be a better law clerk! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2006 - 22 answers

The ugly side of traffic court

I've finally gotten together the funds to remove my traffic ticket warrant but..... [more inside]
posted by IronLizard on Apr 21, 2006 - 16 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

I have to pay to have him testify against me? Pshaw.

TherapyContractModificationFilter: The contract my shrink wants me to sign has a paragraph saying that if he is asked to testify in a court case involving me (even if it's for the other side), I have to pay him. I'm not inclined to sign such a contract. Is such a clause anywhere near normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2006 - 27 answers

Spooky mobile?

Glow in the dark art car? (more glowing inside) [more inside]
posted by jeribus on Apr 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Problems with naming a band after other people's names

Are there any problems with naming a band after other people's names -- people we don't know? [more inside]
posted by pealco on Apr 8, 2006 - 17 answers

No, Virginia, there are no perfect clients.

[FreelanceFilter] I need a lawyer's advice! (or other freelancers) I work as a freelance web/Flash developer, and getting money from clients after the job is done is always a huge pain in the ass... [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Apr 6, 2006 - 14 answers

How to get a landlord to cough up for bar work done?

My girlfriend did some casual bar work and now the landlord is dodging paying her. There is no complaint on her work but she didn't get anything in writing. How can she get the money due to her? [more inside]
posted by sixball on Mar 30, 2006 - 6 answers

DIVORCE IN THE UK

I want to get a divorce I'm in the UK: Do I need to involve a solicitor? is this something I could do on my own? If it is something I can do myself, how can I go about starting it? My wife is not overly keen on us getting a divorce, though I'm pretty sure she'd NOT put up much of a struggle once the thing got started. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Employment contracting/legal options

Should I continue working for them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I stick it to the man?

A collections agent sent me someone else's information. How can I use this as leverage against them? [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Mar 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Stop BestPrintingOnline from allegedly stealing copyrighted material

BestPrintingOnline stole content from my website, I allege. How do I get them to take it down? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Mar 13, 2006 - 12 answers

Practical steps to take after a person dies

Can anyone tell me about the legal, practical steps of dealing with a person who dies, their dead body? I live in NYC but imagine the steps must be pretty similar all over the US and Europe too. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Mar 12, 2006 - 9 answers

Cash and Carry

What happens when you travel with a large amount of cash? [more inside]
posted by I Love Tacos on Mar 6, 2006 - 36 answers

Becoming slippery from lawsuits

Is it possible to anonymize my business somewhat to make it a more slippery target for frivolous B2B lawsuits? [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee on Mar 5, 2006 - 11 answers

If I write a book about what I do for a living, will I get in any trouble?

I'm thinking of writing a business book. My dilemma is that the topic would be about what I do in my current day job. [more inside]
posted by pman78 on Feb 28, 2006 - 9 answers

A spammer may be about to sue me.

I'm wondering if writing "dreamhomesolution4u.com is marketed heavily by using spam." on a personal site should be enough to land me in trouble. [more inside]
posted by jragon on Feb 24, 2006 - 14 answers

Does the man disaprove of ROM sites?

I was wondering about the exact legality of distributing video game ROMS on the internet? Is it legal? Does the "delete it in 24 hours" statement really shield a site from legal action? All ROMS sites seem really shady with a lot of layers of pages to go through to get to their content. Some insist it is perfectly fine, while others disagree I searched and only found these two threads. Thanks!
posted by Blandanomics on Feb 21, 2006 - 20 answers

Dog bite case examples

I am looking for dog bite cases in which both the person and the dog are injured.
posted by Scottk on Feb 19, 2006 - 4 answers

intended for external use only - do not put in mouth

Exchange Server - how do I get it to attach a signature to all outgoing mail? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Feb 7, 2006 - 6 answers

stock option grants- do I get the original or a copy

StockOptionFilter: Who gets the signed original documents, and who gets the photocopies? Does it matter? [more inside]
posted by sgarst on Feb 2, 2006 - 6 answers

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