We are conducting research in class, and I asked my teacher about the Privacy Act. The Privacy Act, to me, is vague but probably because I don't understand it. If we search someone's name up online and see their social media, it would pertain ...
I am not sure what you think the link is between social media and the Privacy Act. The Privacy Act is a federal statute which establishes a code of fair information practices applicable to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information about individuals maintained in systems of records by federal agencies. The Privacy Act regulates what *agencies* can do. Since you are not a federal agency, I am not sure why you think the Privacy Act would apply to YOUR collection of information about an individual.
Text of the Privacy Act is here:See question
I am a 36 year old man and have never been in a relationship, still a virgin. An 18 year old girl was just hired where I work. If I can get her to notice me (a long shot since no one ever has before) is it legal? I am just an average employee no a...
Eighteen-year-old women and thirty-six-year old men are legal adults, and the state does not police relationships between unrelated single legal adults. The question whether a particular sexual relationship is lawful, however, is an entirely separate question from whether it's a good idea.See question
We live in different states , filed jointly, and before i could relocate to be with her got our tax returns and is refusing me my portion
Prosecutors file criminal charges. Persons who have knowledge of criminal activity can report that activity to the police. But what you described doesn't sound to me like a criminal offense, or for that matter a civil one. A betrayal of trust, surely.See question
I want to loan a friend the money to buy a house
People do that all the time. You may want to hire a lawyer to draw up the promissory note and the mortgage so that you will have enforceable remedies if your friend stops paying you back.See question
The problem was reported to the City. An inspector came out last week, and I still have not heard from him. He said that according to his decibel reading, the noise is borderline, and will be giving the owner's some suggestions (i.e. Putting a c...
Have you considered looking into noise-cancellation technology? It may be a more effective remedy than the legal system can provide. See, for example, https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/170649-sono-a-noise-cancelation-and-isolation-device-that-sticks-on-your-windowSee question
It was 7 years ago, a conviction for simple assault, I finished probation and paid my fees and fines, have not had any more charges. ,
The text of Vermont's expungement statute can be found at the following link:
If the police ask you for your name and your name is Robert Zang but they confiscate your phone and someone is texting your phone for a drug deal and referring to you at Anthony can you be charged or convicted?
What country are you in? Are you in the United States or Canada?See question
I was served with a contempt motion on 03/08/2017. I spoke with my attorney the same day and paid his required $2500 retainer fee. He suggest that I answer the motion and file a contempt action against my ex. All issues my ex raised are false. ...
What you are describing does not seem unusual to me. There are seven days left in which to answer. In most law offices, seven days is a lot of time.See question
My doctor was only suppose to cut and tie my Fallopian tubes and the ended up removing my tubes instead. My boyfriend and I went to have a tubal reversal done and my new doctor told me I would have to have invitro. N I'm pissed. Am I able to sue?
In evaluating whether you have a claim worth bringing, a lawyer evaluating the facts you describe will need to consider the Vermont statute below. Have a look.
12 V.S.A. § 1909. Limitation of medical malpractice action based on lack of informed consent
(a) For the purpose of this section "lack of informed consent" means:
(1) The failure of the person providing the professional treatment or diagnosis to disclose to the patient such alternatives thereto and the reasonably foreseeable risks and benefits involved as a reasonable medical practitioner under similar circumstances would have disclosed, in a manner permitting the patient to make a knowledgeable evaluation; or
(2) The failure to disclose the information required by subsection (d) of this section.
(b) The right of action to recover for medical malpractice based on a lack of informed consent shall not apply in the case of an emergency.
(c) It shall be a defense to any action for medical malpractice based upon an alleged failure to obtain such an informed consent that:
(1) The risk not disclosed is too commonly known to require disclosure and that the risk is not substantial; or
(2) The patient assured the medical practitioner he or she would undergo the treatment, procedure or diagnosis regardless of the risk involved, or the patient indicated to the medical practitioner that he or she did not want to be informed of the matters to which he or she would be entitled to be informed; or
(3) Consent by or on behalf of the patient was not reasonably possible; or
(4) A reasonably prudent person in the patient's position would have undergone the treatment or diagnosis if he or she had been fully informed.
(d) A patient shall be entitled to a reasonable answer to any specific question about foreseeable risks and benefits, and a medical practitioner shall not withhold any requested information.
(e) A motion for judgment for the defendant at the end of plaintiff's case must be granted as to any cause of action for medical malpractice based solely on lack of informed consent if the plaintiff has failed to adduce expert medical testimony in support of the allegation that he or she was not provided sufficient information as required by subsection (a)(1) of this section. (Added 1975, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 7, 1976; 2009, No. 25, § 5.)See question
My dad traded a truck for a van that he discovered had a rotten frame and wants to trade back for the truck. No bill of sale or any other papers were signed, the guy refuses to trade back and we tried to be civil about it but he won't. He even wen...
The general rule is that people can reclaim property that belongs to them if they can do so without breach of the peace. If a truck belongs to me, if I have not transfered the title to another and the title and registration are in my name, generally speaking I can go get the truck if I can do so without breach of the peace, meaning, creating a ruckus. This is very similar to what repo people do--the people who possess the vehicle have stopped making payments on it, and the loan instruments have language allowing the lender to repossess the collateral if the payments stop.
"Breach of the peace" means just that: If the person who possesses the vehicle starts making a ruckus, that's a breach of the peace. One thing a person can do is ask the local police if they will come along to be present during the repossession out of a fear of breach of the peace.
If the circumstance is too anxiety producing or dangerous, the person who holds title to the vehicle can bring an action in the small claims court asking the court to order that the vehicle be surrendered. I think this costs between $52 and $78 depending upon the value of the case. There is a delay between filing the action and having the hearing. But that's another route you can take.See question