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Is there liability for pure accidents?

I am trying to determine the principled limits, if any, on when a person may be held financially liable for damage to another (“the victim”). I’m specifically interested in the case when damage is not reasonably foreseeable, and the person’s mental state is good (that is, he is not trying to perform any bad act).

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Can I force a website/service to delete my private data

I would like to wipe my online data clean and make sure the people deleted my account. Considering that most services only offer to “close” or “suspend” the account and not delete the data like skype or facebook can I force them to delete my data ? I’m French and most of the services are

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How does “apparent authority” work for a company’s directors?

An employee or agent of a company has apparent authority to transact on behalf of the company if his function or standing with the company will lead a reasonable person to believe that the company person has authority to transact, whether or not s/he actually has that authority. For instance, if a company made someone

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Can I legally accept funds resulting from the tax deed sale of a house I had owned before a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Many years ago, I rented a P.O. box. I no longer have anything with the address on it, all I know is the address itself. I bought a house, and then a few years later walked away from it because the roof was falling apart. Got married, had kids, sick child medical bills piled up

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Question About OpenStreetMap and Legal Requirements

We are planning to start working on a new Application (web based application) that requires us to use Geo Data. OpenStreetMap is a free and open source data source that we could use as a starting point. However it doesn’t have everything that we need so what we are planning to do is to use

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Is the prohibition of narcotics mandated by an international treaty?

Possession of narcotics is of course illegal in many jurisdictions. Recently there has been talk of relaxing or eliminating prohibitions on the sale and possession of drugs. Are there any international treaties or supranational legislation that would be breached if, say, the United Kingdom legalised narcotics? If so, which countries are similarly bound?     

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Is it legal to create a fake google certificate and distribute it en masse?

The question is exactly what the title says. I am a student attending a rather large high school in South Carolina. In order to block to youtube, proxies, games, etc., the school has disabled SSL and TLS (secure socket protocol for web security). These are standards for all web browsers (I get a warning on

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Equivalent of the Austrian “bedingt” and “unbedingt” in English law

What is the correct English legal translation of the words unbedingt and bedingt when referring to a court sentence? E.g.: Jemand wurde zu vier Monaten bedingt verurteilt. (Roughly: Sombeody was sentenced [bedingt] to four months.) I read this in reference to Austrian law; I’m not sure if it’s also applicable to Germany. — 3 Answers

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Is reading an illegally copied book illegal on its own?

Let’s say there is a copyrighted book which is published illegally by someone. Is it also illegal for the people who have received the book to read it? — 1 Answer 1 Copyright law regulates copying of protected material. In the US, there are no laws that specifically prohibit reading anything. It may be illegal

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Will those in UK who have had court fees charged to them, now get it back?

The UK government is going to stop the payment of Criminal Court Charges for those tried in court. Will those who have already paid these charges now get their money back, and will those charged before the new rule applies have to pay? 2   I’d predict not for the retroactive part on the basis

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