My dog killed a cat in my yard. I have no idea where it came from, but suspect it is not wild. We are traumatized, what do we do? [more inside]
So, my brilliant dad left a threatening voice mail for one of the many estranged women in his life. She posted it on YouTube with his full legal and professional name. [more inside]
I'm starting a contract position at a Fortune 500 company. How can I network my way into a job? [more inside]
Legality of building a software application to access and write to a database which is created and distributed by a third party?
Let me explain. Let's says company A sells to company B a system that includes an Microsoft Access database in order to run. Is it legal for company C to make a system that connects and writes to to company A's database without asking for company A's permission? I assume that since it's just a regular Access database, that anyone can read, it shouldn't be a problem right?
Just gave a Powerpoint presentation (for free) at a non-profit organization and liberally sampled from Google Images to fill out the slides. Afterwards, several of the attendees heaped glowing praise about the talk upon me, with a subset of them almost literally begging me to sell them the talk so they could give the talk to groups of folks they deal with. I don't want to give them my hard work for free. What must I now do to monetize this opportunity legally without getting into trouble having glommed numerous copyrighted images? For what it's worth, the talk had a nutritional bent and had images of commercial stock images of food item such as Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Crisco, etc... Does this fall under Fair Use?
News and debt filter: Can somebody tell me why it was necessary to have a fundraiser to pay US medical bills for a deceased person? In the USA, if you die with debts greater than the total sum of your assets, your estate is generally liquidated in probate, right? Medical debt collectors can't go after your family for debts they didn't incur... [more inside]
Calling all attorneys and law firms: how much does contract legal work cost? [more inside]
Health insurance for vagabonds? (How can I purchase health insurance when I'm in between fixed addresses/states?) [more inside]
Brain block: what's the term (if any) for creating a problem, then selling someone the solution to that problem? I swear there's a name for this kind of fraud/scheme but it just won't come to me. [more inside]
How can I locate sources for statistics on the outcomes of Canadian criminal court cases, that include such data as type of defence counsel (ie Legal Aid, from large firm, high profile, new in field, or preferably cost of counsel), amount of time before trial, income/profession of defendant, sentence given, and sentence actually carried out? Does such data even exist? I'm only asking out of curiosity, not for any professional or education project.
How seriously do UK county courts take false statements made in writing by defendants? [more inside]
What are the legal/copyright/douchebag implications (if any) of registering a domain name that is already a username on a free blogging platform? Yeah, yeah, you're not a lawyer... [more inside]
Possible legal issues for using a video game brand in a song? [more inside]
Legality/advisability of turning a reality show season into a musical? [more inside]
I'm considering suing a company. Have you ever sued someone? I can't get a hold of my lawyer, and I could use your advice/wisdom. [more inside]
I'm looking for information and resources regarding legal solidarity and court solidarity with an eye towards its practical application, specifically how it has been used so far by Occupy protesters and how it has been used successfully by other groups. [more inside]
Should health benefits and who will pay those health benefits be included in an employment contract? [more inside]
I'm interested in obtaining a license to distribute a modified version of someone else's software from a large multinational corporation. How would I go about doing this? What sort of contracts would I need, who should I contact, and how can I ensure that I get the best deal? [more inside]
Is it legal to charge people to use my home theater (rent it out)? I have a home theater. It's pretty friggin' sweet if I do say so myself - gazillion inch screen, state of the art surround system, 12 theater seats, etc. I built it myself. I know that movies always have those warnings at the beginning but I am not charging people to see a specific movie, I am just charging them for use of the room for a specified period of time.
What tablet device should I buy to help me be more productive and efficient in the courtroom? I'm really tempted by the low price tag on the Kindle Fire but I'm a little worried at all the negative reviews. [more inside]
Help me find the right kind of notepad or sketchpad. Difficulty: a different request from everyone else who has ever asked this question. I'm looking for a notebook that is roughly legal sized without any lines, rules, or grids. [more inside]
What's the legality of a student using a musical track in a spec ad for a big brand? [more inside]
I'm having an online discussion (which I am trying to keep civil) with a group of people who claim that the police in California have the right to pepper spray anyone who does not obey a police order. How in the world can this be true? I'm not a lawyer - but my gut tells me that there has to be case law to the contrary. Help me out!
When a learner's permit requires the presence of a fully licensed driver as a passenger, is that requirement satisfied even if that passenger is too impaired to drive? [more inside]
Cousin arrested for alleged shoplifting. Charges dismissed, but civil claims persisted and sent to debt collector. Now what? [more inside]
If a park ranger gives you a citation for violating the terms of a permit, is "Other rangers told me it's ok when I got the permit" a valid defense? Also, what are my obligations when no court date is specified on the citation? [more inside]
I did the wrong thing...but do I have any rights in this situation? [more inside]
Please help me try to find information about my grandmother and her suit against the UK in post WWII. [more inside]
What, in the United States, prevents two companies from colluding to create a legal precedent? [more inside]
Asset legal ramifications of registering domestic partnership in Minnesota [more inside]
[UK law filter] Today I filed a dangerous dog complaint with my council. What should I expect to happen next? [more inside]
I've moved into a new shared-house living situation, and contrary to what the live-in manager explicitly told me, the roomies smoke cigarettes in the house. I'm not a smoker and tobacco smoke really bothers me. What to do? [more inside]
How marketable is an LLM, really? [more inside]
Options/potential consequences for a foreign grad student, studying at U.C.S.D., who has just been arrested and booked in jail for a D.W.I.? [more inside]
Is there a specific length of time companies have to honor their rebates/vouchers for if a time period is not specified in their advertising? [more inside]
I intend on writing a career advice book for a particular field and the content of the book will be interviews with leaders in that particular field. What legal or contractual issues should I be concerned about? [more inside]
How do I petition the court to become my little brother's legal guardian in New Jersey? A little background: My mother has a terminal disease, which may also cause her to be mentally incapacitated at some point (thanks in advance for the condolences). My little brother is 15 and lives at home with my mom. My mom has made it clear to myself and people around her that she wants me to become his guardian after she dies. But, I have had little luck figuring out the actual legal process for initiating the process. [more inside]
Has someone violated my rights? [more inside]
How might one structure a company for maximum resilience against patent trolls? [more inside]
Has the standard list of disavowals: IANYL, TINLA, IANAMD, etc, ever actually protected a professional or layperson giving advice online? [more inside]
What's the best way to handle an electronic signature on a website-hosted submission form? [more inside]
Is it troublesome to be able to obtain access to the names and e-mail addresses of students, faculty, employees, and alumni of a university? If so, how should I go about reporting it without being misinterpreted or punished? [more inside]
Where to get a good amount of legal Halloween music for a pre-school Halloween party? [more inside]
As a tenant, what are my rights regarding my landlord's ability to sell the property to a new owner before the end of the lease? [more inside]
What legal issues might I run into when writing an instructional guide book for a video game? [more inside]
We hired a moving company to ship our furniture/stuff from the UK to Switzerland. They said it would take 14 days. It will now actually take 35. All this while we've been paying rent on an empty flat it turns out we won't need for another two weeks. [more inside]
What to do when an employer stiffs you on a paycheck, then offers to pay in stallments? Details inside.
After two months of dodging me, my former employer is agreeing to pay me my last $1000 paycheck "in installments." Should I accept, or continue on to court? [more inside]
Help me understand the legal status of a refund that was mistakenly sent to me. [more inside]
I'm looking for an anti-customer service job. [more inside]