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International Law Questions & Answers

Q: I was told about a questioning for something i was falsely accused of. Can UK police reports be brought to the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Criminal Law and International Law for Nebraska on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Yes, it happens all the time.
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Q: Say, an ex girlfriend in Ireland is refusing to return my rightfully owned property back to me in the USA, what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

I'd need much more detail to give better advice, but the easy answer is to sue her in Ireland.
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Q: Is it worth filing a patent in China?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Intellectual Property, International Law and Patents on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Even though China is considered in the popular press as being anti-patent, or just a country full of copiers of inventions of others, the Chinese government has recognized that the protection of intellectual property is crucial to the national interests, and has been moving towards strengthening their patent system.

Today, the number one country in patents in the world is China. More patents are filed in China than in any other country. About 1 million patent applications are filed...
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Q: I'm going into a business relationship with a company overseas

2 Answers | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

You can draft a contract to reflect your shared agreement re: dispute resolution. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: I have an Italian friend online who wants to meet. Will she have trouble getting into the US to stay with me?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Michigan on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

So long as she can prove she intends to maintain her foreign residence, it should not be a problem.

If you want to ensure that she arrives in the US without a hitch, contact an immigration attorney so they can guide you and her through the process.
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Q: A company approached me to buy my 1 week time share , out of Chicago area not sure I can trust them

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

Sounds like a brand new variant of a popular scam. Check them out in full before paying anything.
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Q: A website copies our content 100%, as is, with no compensation to us. Where can we sue them?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Internet Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

It sounds like a very complex case, involving international copyright issues. You might consider asking yourself whether enforcement of your intellectual property rights will yield a net positive gain, because it sounds like a very expensive case to pursue legally, and may require a team of lawyers licensed in different countries. What kind of revenue are you losing to the putative infringer? Does the infringer have money to pay on a judgment?

However, there may be targeted, surgical...
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Q: Hi, we are international students doing our masters in SAN FRANCISCO. We have a problem with our ex-tenant about deposit

2 Answers | Asked in International Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Jun 30, 2017

Yes, I can help you by telling you what to do in this situation: Get a qualified lawyer who practices L&T law in your county in California. Town ordinances are very significant in establishing L&T law in California, and I'm told you REALLY need a lawyer if the part of California you are in includes Berkeley. While your argument may sound logical, I'm willing to bet you've violated at least a half-dozen sections of L&T ordinances, and that may well decide how hard and fast you should be there i...
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Q: Does the decission from the court in the Philippines will be acknowledgeable in the dutch court?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and International Law on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

You need to discuss your specific facts with a Dutch immigration and nationalization lawyer. This is not a family law, international law, or American law question.
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Q: I've got my green card trough the employment (5yr) but Im also married to US citizen(3yr). How should I apply in n400?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

You may be able to apply under either the 5-year rule or the 3-year rule. Whether you pick one over the other may depend on whether you have criminal history, for example, within the last 5 years but not within the last 3 years. USCIS evaluates whether one has good moral character for either the 3 or 5 year period just prior to filing based on which section of the law under which you seek to naturalize. There are other considerations as well. For example, if using the 3-year marriage rule,...
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Q: International Agreements.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and International Law on
Answered on Jun 14, 2017

Contracts for what? That matters, especially in IT work.
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Q: Does an airline have the right to charge a changing fee when the passenger is unable to fly due to medical Emergency?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Consumer Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

It is very unlikely to be a viable lawsuit. First, under recent air carriage contracts, most discounted coach tickets are non-refundable for any reason including disabilty or death. The airline' view is that you can buy travel insuranc or a full fare ticket to protect against that. If the airline resold the seat, which it almost surely did, there is a terrific argument that they mitigated their damages, and might have mad more if it was a last-minute , full-price sale, and cannot be unjustly...
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Q: What kind of tax consequences a China's company will have when open website see virtual service for US consumers?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Tax Law, Gaming and International Law on
Answered on Jun 9, 2017

This is an excellent question for you to ask, as there may be US tax consequences as a result of this activity. However, there are a great many factors to be considered before someone here can answer even your basic questions, such as whether you have to report this income to the US government. Most likely you will have to report this income through US income tax return filings. I strongly suggest seeking professional assistance from a tax attorney or CPA who specializes in tax compliance for...
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Q: This is on a federal level. Is it legal in the United States to steal information from foreign governments?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

I need much more information to answer your question, but countries have been stealing from other countries at least since Queen Elizabeth I issued letters of marque to Sir Francis Drake. Since those letters of marque, few countries have admitted giving a license to steal, and the US is a signatory of treaties that prohibit stealing and provide for international enforcement. A consult under the protection of attorney client privilege seems to be in order here, i.e., don't answer in a public...
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Q: Can international law enforcement set up a sting operation on a wire scam pick up?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Jun 7, 2017

You are asking the wrong people. This is a board for legal questions. You are asking a law enforcement question. Contact the police.

But, I will tell you that on-line scams are very interesting to the FBI. The problem is that the email locations are often untraceable and land someplace where enforcement is unlikely, like Russia or some African countries. Your local FBI office might be interested if you have an address in the US where they might catch one of these guys.
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Q: Can i get help if i have ruined my life in my country and i have an american child?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017

Children can file immediate relative petitions for their parents after they've turned 21 years of age. However, there are a lot of other facts missing from your post that may be relevant to your case, and you should speak to an experienced immigration attorney to see if you could qualify for anything like asylum, protective status, or parole. If you are in Connecticut, the following link might help in finding someone:...
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Q: Can i cross the San Diego/ San Clemente internal checkpoints with DACA?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Immigration Law for California on
Answered on May 31, 2017

Take the train, Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego. If you're in Orange County, you can board in Fullerton, Anaheim and a number of other locations along the route. Google Amtrak and look for LA to San Diego. It's the best way to go, very comfortable and you won't have to worry about any checkpoints.

If you have to drive, you shouldn't run into any problems, but for me the train is easier, cheaper and fun to ride.

Good luck.
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Q: How do I go about hiring employees overseas? They would be consultants for my business.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on May 26, 2017

You may need to apply for visas for them. Careful about misclassifying them. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: In N.J. can a Prosecutor draft the indictment 7 days after the hearing unsigned by a foreperson to quash a preliminary h

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Constitutional Law and International Law for New Jersey on
Answered on May 15, 2017

You are asking Warrant vs. Indictment. Indictment is fine as recited above, not a 4th Amendment Violation
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Q: Can an international underage student live alone and pay his own rent in California, while in high school?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, International Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Answered on May 13, 2017

You may need to file for emancipation, otherwise your parents may face neglect charges. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce...
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