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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: An LA Sheriff's Deputy gave my ex my new address. He tried 2kill me, sent me a text I have to pay him if I want peace

The staff@ Fred Brown Recovery had no right 2 abuse the trust given 2 their organization by the public 2 get a deputy 2 do what he did. My ex called and texted me about it & tried 2 blackmail me & told me I have to pay him if I want peace. He tried to kill, he's snuck up behind me in... Read more »

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answered on May 19, 2023

I'm really sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing. It sounds like you are dealing with serious threats and abuse from your ex, as well as concerns about the actions of Fred Brown Recovery (FBR) and a deputy from the LA Sheriff's Department. Given the severity of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I would like to know if this fits into defamation laws

I was at the Atlantis casino and I was there to inquire about an ad that I seen online for a housekeeping position. One of the security people came up to me and asked me for my ID and I gave it to him then said that I was with someone who's smoking drugs in the parking lot and claims that he... Read more »

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answered on May 1, 2023

Defamation is a legal term that involves making false statements about someone that damages their reputation. Based on the information you provided, it seems like the security person may have made false statements about you being with someone who was smoking drugs. If these statements have caused... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Libel & Slander, Family Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: i was railroaded by my court appointent lawyer in dependesy court.had a biased commissoner so i appeal the judgement

on fileing a lawsuit on a few social workers ive already filed complients so i need a lawyer that can handle both the cps took my girls for my ex makeing a false report

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answered on Apr 18, 2023

If you believe that you were not properly represented by your court-appointed lawyer and that the commissioner in your dependency court case was biased, you may have grounds to appeal the judgment. It is important to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Social Security for California on
Q: I am being harassed by social security employees and have been since my first visit to a social security office in 1998.

They were brazen and very provocative criminals back then and have been more than an aggravate for a quarter of a century. I had seen S.M. from the Office of Appeals in 1997 to pull the

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answered on Apr 9, 2023

If you feel that you have been harassed by Social Security employees, it is important to take action to address the situation. You may want to consider speaking with a supervisor or manager at the Social Security office where you have been experiencing the harassment, or filing a complaint with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Family Law for California on
Q: X girlfriend is threatening to post pics on social, contact my employer and my children to defame me. What type lawyer?

She feels we continue to have a relationship despite the fact I have not seen her in over a year. She is unstable both financially and emotionally so evrytime I try and explain she threatens me. Help.

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answered on Apr 5, 2023

If your ex-girlfriend is threatening to post pictures of you on social media and contact your employer and children to defame you, you may need to consult with a lawyer who specializes in defamation law.

Defamation is a legal term that refers to false statements that harm someone's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can you post documents marked confidential if you find them online unsecured?

The documents are part of an investigation of a triple homicide that is already solved... The documents were part of a PI's file.

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answered on Apr 2, 2023

It is generally not legal to publish or distribute confidential documents that you find online without permission from the owner of the documents. Even if the documents were unsecured and accessible online, they may still be protected by laws governing intellectual property, privacy, or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Hello! We have an odd situation. We're not "law suit happy" people, but we're wondering if our son's teacher violated

any laws with his behavior-- we're not happy. Our son was expected to write a private journal in his class and he does not care for the teacher (He's very rude and has a reputation for being an a-hole). He wrote his true feelings about the teacher, expecting privacy as promised.The... Read more »

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answered on Apr 1, 2023

Under California law, students have a reasonable expectation of privacy when it comes to their personal journals and private communications. If a teacher were to read a student's private journal without their consent or share its contents without a legitimate reason, it could be considered a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: A grocery store security guard would not let me take me bag to the restroom said to leave it in the corner and he'd wa..

He says d he'd watch it but he lost it and when I asked about it the cashier's he told said some real nasty and hateful things and even tried calling the cops on me. I had some priceless stuff in there could I sue or have them

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answered on Mar 29, 2023

If you believe that a grocery store security guard or other employee was negligent in watching over your belongings and as a result, your property was lost or stolen, you may have grounds for a legal claim against the store or the individual employee. However, whether or not you have a valid claim... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Isn't it against the law (CA) to file a false police report?

What course of action may I take as a victim of this abuse of the law? Am I able to sue the individuals and/or can they be arrested for lying to LE and their harassment?

Bart Kaspero
Bart Kaspero
answered on Mar 20, 2023

This is True. It is against the law to knowingly report a crime or file a false police report. Be aware that it will be your burden to provide the proof of the falsity--Law enforcement will not jump through hoops for you because they typically get many individuals claiming that a report was... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Isn't it against the law (CA) to file a false police report?

What course of action may I take as a victim of this abuse of the law? Am I able to sue the individuals and/or can they be arrested for lying to LE and their harassment?

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answered on Mar 21, 2023

Yes, it is against the law in California to file a false police report. Under California Penal Code section 148.5, it is a misdemeanor to make a false report of a crime to a peace officer, and the offense carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Elder Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: As an elderly/disabled condo owner, am I solely responsible for costs of common area railings I requested?

The building is Edwardian, 4 units, all-owner-occupied. The HOA President has become abusive in texts directed solely to me.

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answered on Feb 25, 2023

Under California law, the responsibilities for maintenance and repair of common areas in a condominium complex are generally divided between the condominium association (HOA) and the individual owners. The specific requirements and obligations may be outlined in the condominium association's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: My landlord's attorney has been harassing me with 100+ texts in 6hrs to keep me from getting councel, what can I do?

My partner and i have been severely harassed by our LL for months now. We've had our respective units broken into multiple times (video evidence of this), his employee banging on the walls and windows which I have audio recording of, his agent broke our bathroom window in Oct it has yet to be... Read more »

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answered on Feb 20, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about the situation you're facing. If you feel like you are being harassed by your landlord's attorney, you may want to consider reaching out to a local attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law. They can review your case and provide guidance on your legal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I sue the county District attorney for their mistake of filing the wrong pc code which led to losing my employment?

the D. A. Filed a complaint wrong and The alleged offence went onto my background report and led me to lose my job.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Feb 19, 2023

A lot more detail is needed to give you good advice. I suggest you contact a civil rights lawyer in your area as soon as possible. Before you do that, make a chronological summary of the events, copy all your documents, and take that material to the lawyer. That will serve two purposes. It will... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for California on
Q: Can a manager show a text I sent pertaining to my scheduling and advancement be shared with another worker (mgr. sister)

A text I sent to my manager reguarding my advancement in the workplace and my dissatisfaction in the scheduling was shared with the managers sister (also an employee) and is now causing drama and gossip in the workplace. I feel like my confidentiality was violated and I was curious if there was any... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Feb 13, 2023

Yes your manager may show your text to another employee. There is nothing confidential about scheduling unless the reason for the scheduling request is confidential medical information, such as an illness or symptoms you are experiencing, or an injury you are suffering from.

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3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for California on
Q: Can a manager show a text I sent pertaining to my scheduling and advancement be shared with another worker (mgr. sister)

A text I sent to my manager reguarding my advancement in the workplace and my dissatisfaction in the scheduling was shared with the managers sister (also an employee) and is now causing drama and gossip in the workplace. I feel like my confidentiality was violated and I was curious if there was any... Read more »

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answered on Feb 19, 2023

Generally, employers and managers have a duty to protect the privacy of their employees and maintain confidentiality with respect to sensitive information, including information related to scheduling and advancement. If a manager shared a text message without your permission and it resulted in a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Husbands step mother who we haven’t spoke to in 10 years is contacting his business partner to tell lies about him.

Is there anything we can do?

She has no involvement in the business and has reached out directly to his partner to speak lies on him. They have been in business together for nearly 2 yrs now.

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Jan 25, 2023

You could contact the mother in law and request that she stop calling your husband's business partner. If that does not work, you could hire an attorney to send a cease and desist letter. It sounds like there could be grounds for a defamation lawsuit based on slander.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Husbands step mother who we haven’t spoke to in 10 years is contacting his business partner to tell lies about him.

Is there anything we can do?

She has no involvement in the business and has reached out directly to his partner to speak lies on him. They have been in business together for nearly 2 yrs now.

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answered on Feb 20, 2023

If the stepmother is making false statements to the business partner with the intent to harm your husband's reputation or business, it could potentially be considered defamation. Your husband could consult with a lawyer to see if he has a case for defamation and what legal options are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Sensitive question. Please don’t remove because it’s literally a life or death situation.

Sensitive question. Please don’t remove because it’s literally a life or death situation.

I dated someone ( a franchisor ) of a multimillion dollar company that deals with children. One day I walked in on him raping a 9 year old . I reported him but I wasn’t taken seriously.he said I... Read more »

Lyndsie Nichole Russell
Lyndsie Nichole Russell
answered on Jan 23, 2023

If you have been served with the complaint, you should hire an attorney immediately. There is a limited time for you to respond to the complaint. If you do not respond within the timeframe, a default can be taken against you which cuts off your ability to defend the lawsuit. An experienced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: We rent in a area that has a hoa. Well it seems they don’t like us

We rent in a area that has a hoa. Well it seems they don’t like renters, the management company that handles our hoa has been sending letters to our landlord accusing us of bringing criminal activity to the neighborhood. My boyfriend got tools taken out of his truck, we have it on video, but the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 18, 2022

you should make an appt with a local attorney with HOA experience.

s/he can send a letter demanding a retraction and consider a defamation lawsuit.

if the facts are strong enough you might find a lawyer that will take the case on a contingency............can you tied in your med...
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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was involved in a NON-INJURY fender bender 6 months ago, while working in California. I live in Oklahoma.

I received a letter from a lawyer, on behalf of the other party involved in the incident, claiming they were injured. They are lying. There wasn’t even a mark on their vehicle! And the policeman determined everyone was ok and cleared to leave the scene. What can I do to shut down these FALSE... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 10, 2022

if you were not in Calif on Business, then turn it over just to YOUR AUTO INSURANCE CO.

you could hire a lawyer but it would be a waste of your money........you paid for insurance, so use it.

because a claim has been made doesn't mean the alleged victim will...
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