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Business Law Help Please?
Sara Likes To Shop Online At Amazon. One Day She Purchased A Lamp From Amazon. While It Was Being Shipped To Her Via The United States Postal Service, The Mail Truck On Which Her Package With The Lamp Was Traveling Got Into An Accident And All Of The Contents In The Truck Were Destroyed. Is Amazon Required To Replace The Lamp? Make Sure To Fully Explain The Specific Law, And Why Or Why Not.
Generally this requires looking at the contract. If the contract says Amazon is not responsible for goods in transit then no, they are not required to replace it. Amazon probably put something like that in there. The carrier generally is responsible for refunding the delivery cost but not the value of the goods.
If you're looking for the law then this is actually a difficult thing. First, you have to figure out what the forum is going to be and this involves various civil procedure matters. Not only that, you have to figure out what law the forum is going to use. Generally, in contractual matters regarding performance this is the place most relevant to the performance of the contract. However, you can put in the contract what the choice of law and forum selection are going to be and Amazon definitely did this. Pretty much all corporate sellers do. Check out their contracts on the site. What do you have to agree to before buying something? It'll probably say something in it about choice of law.
Once you know Amazon's choice of law, you can look up that state's statutes in regards to commercial agreements. Many states have adopted the Uniform Commercial Code, a framework of laws created by legal organizations but not necessarily adopted by all state legislatures. If the choice of law state did not adopt the UCC then you'll have to look for the state's own statutes on contractual law. If the state has adopted, relevant rules in this case are UCC 2-601 through 2-616. Also, if you look at UCC 2-102, adoption of UCC Article 2 means it does not impair any statutes governing contract law regarding consumers if they are already in place. So you'll have to make sure there are no such statutes. If there are, go there instead.
Court System, Defense Lawyer?
Say Jane Is Going Being Tried For Killing Tom. Does Jane Tell Her Lawyer That She Really Did It? Does She Lie To Him Too? If She Tells The Lawyer The Truth, Does He Have To Report It?
Such a complicated question.
Here are some things to remember. First, the lawyer cannot tell anyone ANYTHING you tell him in confidence except to prevent a violent crime. HOWEVER ...
The lawyer cannot knowingly put on perjured testimony.
Also, remember, that the lawyer's job is to provide the best defense possible ... not necessarily the truth. The prosecutor's job is to put on the most damning evidence possible, not necessarily the truth. Only the jury is charged with finding the truth ... from the two versions presented (which may be neither version provided).
Under these circumstances, the lawyer is looking for evidence that will help provide reasonable doubt to the jury.
Most defense lawyers (including me) do not ask their client if they are guilty, or what happened. They pour over all of the police reports, interview witnesses, and try to find holes in the prosecution's theory.
Why not ask the defendant? Because, usually, the defendant will lie to the lawyer, which just puts the lawyer in a worse position than if he did not ask in the first place. The defendant does not believe that her lawyer will work as hard if the lawyer knows she is guilty (wrong assumption). So she lies, putting the lawyer on the wrong track.
Further, in most cases, the defendant will not testify. The jury WANTS to hear from the defendant, but the jury will usually not believe her. Why? Because most defendants have a criminal record, and besides, juries believe that most defendants will lie to save themselves (and they would not have been arrested if they were not guilty). Anyone who is telling the truth will have inconsistencies in their stories, and if there is even one such inconsistency ,... the jury disbelieves all of them. And if there are no such inconsistencies ... the prosecutor argues that the story is just too perfect.
Then, the defendant, having lied to the lawyer, comes out with a new version (the truth?) Can the lawyer put on this new story? What about his obligation to not put on perjured testimony?
The good lawyer will talk to the client close to the trial, knowing all of the evidence. He will ask very specific questions to determine whether to call the defendnat, and explains how the testimony can effect the outcome .... good or bad.
So, the answer is this ... do not lie to the lawyer. He will not tell anyone what you said. But only answer the lawyer's questions. He wants specific information so he can form his best defense for you. Your version only becomes important if it comes down to you testifying, and if that happens, he will help you understand the implications of each part of your story.
Remember this ... the lawyer is the only person in the entire system who will be fighting just for you. The police do not do this. The prosecutor wants you in jail too. The judge is not on your side, at the very best, he is neutral (but believes you are guilty, because most defendants are). The only person fighting for you ... whether you are innocent or guilty ... is your lawyer.
What Major Would Help Me In The Field Of Family Law?
I Want To Go To Law School. I Want To Become A Family Law Attourney. What Type Of Major Would Help Me In This Field Of Work?
I am a paralegal and many of the family law attorneys I know go one of two routes. They either get a social work degree or they get a business degree. Why social work? It will give you a heads up really fast whether or not you will be able to stomach family law. Family law is one of the most emotionally draining areas of law and you have to be a strong person to practice it. You are dealing with people's personal issues and dirty laundry. Everything from adultery, to child abuse, to domestic abuse. A degree in social work will prepared you by introducing you to your state's "system". Not all family law is bad. You will deal with adoptions and other matters as well. By going the social work route, you really get experience in the organizations you will be fighting with or working with.
Business degree...a law office is a business and the more you understand business, usually the more successful your law firm it. I know quite a few attorneys that have business degrees.
The most important thing to realize is that law schools take ANY degree. Do what you love in case you decide law school isn't your cup of tea and don't like people like Mailaccount discourage you. Family law is a noble career field. Good luck!
Need Legal Advice!! Please Help!!?
I Was Just Served Papers For Child Custody From My Son'S Father Who Has Not Been In His Life Consistently Since My Son Was Born, I Am Going To Represent Myself, But I Want Someone To Write Up My Response With Out Hiring A Lawyer, Who Would I Go To? (I.E. Attorny, Paralegal, Etc.)??? Please Help Me!! I Need To Know Asap As I Only Have 2 Weeks Left To Respond!!
Go down to the courthouse in which the papers were filed and go to the self-service department. Ask the person at the desk about free legal aid. Most states have free legal aid to those who can't afford the services of an attorney...in my state you get a free half hour and after that it's like 30 bucks a half hour. You could write up the response by yourself and have someone help you revise it since you only have to weeks left...you could also try a local university that has law students, some offer senior student help to the public...good luck!
How To File For A Legal Separation?
A legal separation is a court decree enabling a married couple to live apart with the same rights and obligations as divorced persons without actually receiving a divorce. The couple is actually still legally married, but no longer live together and may request child support, alimony, and the legal division of property. However, neither spouse is legally allowed to remarry. Some states require a couple to file a legal separation before being able to file for a divorce. In other instances, a couple may choose a legal separation to avoid the negative stigma associated with divorce, for religious purposes, or to allow time for counseling and time apart that may lead to reconciliation. In order to be considered legally separated, the couple must petition the court to acknowledge the separation. Here are some tips on filing for a legal separation.
Decide whether to use the services of an attorney or to file the separation papers on your own. It may be wise to solicit the help of an attorney to ensure all your bases are covered. After all, a legal separation is a legally binding agreement. Another option would be to draw up the paperwork yourself or invest in an inexpensive do-it-yourself legal kit.
Meet the residency requirements for your state. Each state is different. To find out what the requirements are where you reside visit your state’s court website.
Include provisions for custody and visitation of any minor children, child support and possible alimony, equitable division of any joint property, and who will be liable for any current debts. You need to be sure and work out all the details because not only is the legal separation legally binding but in some instances it can also dictate the divorce decree should the separation progress into a divorce.
Have the petition for separation served on your spouse. This applies unless you are filing for the legal separation jointly. Once served, the spouse will only have a certain amount of time to respond to the petition.
Notarize the agreement. If both parties agree to the terms of the legal separation the only thing left to do is have the agreement notarized with both spouse’s signatures. If one spouse contests the separation, a judge will have to make the final decisions about the separation in court.
Legal Advice Aboutcustody For A Child When Not Married?
This should answer all your questions:
AS A REMINDER TO ALL SINGLE MEN SHACKING UP WITH A WOMAN. UNLESS YOU LIVE IN ARIZONA OR CALIFORNIA, YOU HAVE
ASSUMED RIGHTS TO, OR SAY ABOUT, ANY CHILD BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK. ONLY THE COURTS CAN GRANT YOU ANY RIGHTS.
I REPEAT, SINGLE FATHERS IN 97% OF THE U.S. AND ITS TERRITORIES HAVE NO RIGHTS. YOU ARE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE, BUT YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS UNTIL YOU ARE GRANTED THEM. THE MOTHER HAS AUTOMATIC SOLE LEGAL CUSTODY OF THE CHILD.
SINGLE MEN MAKE THEMSELVES INTO A SLAVE CLASS THAT MUST ASK PERMISSION OF THE MASTER (THE MOTHER) OR HER LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE (THE COURTS) FOR PERMISSION TO SEE YOUR CHILD. AND EVEN THAN, 60% OF THE TIME, ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT STUDIES, YOU WILL BE DENIED ACCESS TO YOUR CHILD, LOSING ALL CONTACT WITHIN FIVE YEARS.
SHE GOES TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT TO REQUEST AN ORDER PLACED ON YOU.
YOU GET SERVED.
YOU PAY FOR THE DNA TEST.
YOU PAY ALL COURT COSTS.
YOU PAY ATTORNEY FEES.
IF THE CHILD IS UP TO 18 YEARS OLD, YOU PAY RETROACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT, PLUS UP TO 18 YEARS INTEREST PENALTIES, BASED ON YOUR CURRENT INCOME, NOT WHAT YOU’VE EARNED OVER THE YEARS, EVEN IF YOU WERE UNDERAGE AND NOT WORKING AT THE TIME SHE GOT PREGNANT.
SINCE THE HEARING IS STRICKLY MEANT TO ESTABLISH SUPPORT, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FILE FOR CUSTODY AND/OR VISITATION RIGHTS. THAT REQUIRES A SEPARATE HEARING, WHICH YOU WILL ALSO PAY FOR.
WHETHER YOU ARE LIVING WITH HER YOUR NOT, YOU VOLUNTARILY SELL YOURSELF INTO SLAVERY THE MOMENT YOU TOOK YOUR PECKER OUT OF YOUR PANTS WITH A WOMAN YOU WERE NOT MARRIED TO. SHE HAS 100% OF THE RIGHTS AND YOU HAVE NONE.
I've worked with divorced and single fathers for 20 years.