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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Neighbors have been hacking my phone and have been showing photos that are only on my phone. Is there anything I can do?

I never go outside during the say. I usually go out at night to take out my trash and get my mail. I understand if I'm out in the public it's fair game but that's not the case. I believe along with their hacking they have obtained my private photos and have been showing them to... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Your best and most cost effective solution is to update the security in your cell phone and your home internet WiFi.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a internet company not keeping up to a writtten deal about paying me money for playing a video game?

This company said if I get to level mansion 21 in 21 days they will pay me $34.60 and they didn’t then they said email us screenshots of level 21 mansion and it will be resolved in 10 days and it’s been 14-15 and I emailed them with it again and they said to do something else now to resolve I... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Yes, you can. But be aware that your anticipated litigation cost will be several thousand dollars. You have to ask yourself if that is worth it for $34.60.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Internet Law for Tennessee on
Q: If I sign a contract-at school-agreeing that I will not post on social media about a person can I get in trouble if i do
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 3, 2023

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. If it's a contract with the school, it's possible that violating it could result in loss of privileges or some form of discipline by the school. Depending on what's posted, it's even possible... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: This guy I went on a couple of dates with hacked my phone and is sending me photos and screenshots of my conversations

Apparently he downloaded a Pegasus spyware software onto my phone. And now has access to ALL of my data and information. This is such a breach of privacy. I barely know this creep! What can I do?

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jan 3, 2023

First, there are multiple online tutorials for removing the spyware. If that does not work seek help from a professional IT service.

Second, you can seek a restraining order against the person for harassment.

Third, you can sue them for invasion of privacy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, International Law and Internet Law for New Jersey on
Q: We got an email from who we thought was our Singapore supplier asking for payment. Payment was sent and goods received.

Our thread of emails between us and our supplier was somehow intercepted. Over email the person told us the bank information had changed. We sent the wire to the account that was advised. We got the goods. Whoever hacked my suppliers email cut the email communication between us off since they... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Dec 28, 2022

You have fallen victim to one of the pitfalls of email versus telephone.

Your problem is more complex than can be answered here. You need to contact a good International Lawyer, either in your city, or NYC if you are close. Your facts are "too skinny" for someone on a question...
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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Contracts, Education Law and Internet Law for Missouri on
Q: This is a pretty difficult case. It includes 5 people, and the ultimate lawsuit is against ASU. I said no to arbitration

The case starts with discrimination and a huge negligence issue all the way to the Dean of that building. Then the VP of Student affairs emailed me several times (she didn't know I was cc'd) with three employees I don't knit l know, misrepresenting themselves as the President of ASU.... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 24, 2022

All I can discern from your post is the your child was the victim of some sort of discrimination based on sexual orientation and that you cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour to represent her. I suggest you contact some attorneys who handle discrimination matters and see if anyone would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Internet Law for Illinois on
Q: If you already have an LLC and you create a new unique product - is it better to set up a new LLC to separate it?

I am wondering about legal protection and how it works with legal issues. If an issue surfaces and you have multiple LLCs do they all get called into court since your name as a member is on all of them - is there really any more legal protection with a LLC vs ones that already exist?

Demitrus Thomas Evans
Demitrus Thomas Evans
answered on Dec 23, 2022

No, the LLCs are separate, if you have kept them separate with different bank accounts, addresses, etc.

If your new product can be protected because of its new process (it does something that no other product does) perhaps your protection is not from the type of structure but in...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Constitutional Law and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: Is it possible to take legal action against a website that allowed the unethical promotion of a online casino?

I am an individual who is now struggling with a crippling gambling addiction that has ruined my life in every way imaginable in the past 6 months. I was first exposed to this online crypto casino via a live stream on a website where I watched entertainers stream themselves live playing video games,... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 19, 2022

Back in 2013, a group of class action plaintiffs lawyers met in Indianapolis to discuss the prospects of such litigation on a scale similar to the tobacco litigation.

Since then, a few smaller lawsuits have been filed that have typically ended unsuccessfully for the plaintiffs.

It...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Social Security for California on
Q: Is it illegal to send someone's full name and pictures of them to an online chatting service (Discord)?

Basically, I want to expose this person for not being who they say they are. I want to call them a liar, post their full name, as well as some old selfies of themselves. This person is a minor (17)

They already have these pictures and their full name posted on a separate old account, but... Read more »

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

Anyone can be sued for anything..........but it doesn't mean one would prevail.

The bottom line is based on the truth........truth is a defense.

However, before you do anything, you may want to consult a local lawyer and share ALL the info with him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: What constitutes as the state in "doing business" for online business filing for a LLC? Owners in separate states too

I've read in some articles that the place to file an LLC is in the state you reside, even for online businesses. As you would need a foreign LLC to do business in the home state anyways if you filed out of state.

But what is the definition of "doing business"? Is it the... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Dec 17, 2022

Lawyers practice law so they can provide advice on questions just like this. Are you asking this question because you are only interested in LLCs, or do you need advice on how to set up an LLC and begin operating a business under one? This forum isn't here just to satisfy someone's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, International Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: Hello.

I want to create a VOD website for movies. The idea is that it will work as a fundraising site for artists, so That the projects will be presented to customers who will then donate to finance the production of the movie, once it is produced they will receive a copy of the film, to stream in our... Read more »

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Nov 30, 2022

It sounds like a crowdfunding campaign for a creative project in development, where the entrepreneur takes back orders before actually having the inventory to fill the orders. Check out kickstarter as a possible starting point. Many creative entrepreneurs have used it to successfully launch their... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Alabama on
Q: Is it legal for a person to possess many identities and fake documents on-line for public to see of fake patents.

I mean this person has 20 plus identities and he is possessing things online or trying to show that he owns things by creating fake documents for anyone who wants to look at them

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Nov 14, 2022

This does not seem to be a patent issue. When filing a patent application, one needs to submit the true list of inventors. From your description, I don't think that this person has patents that were issued with fake inventors.

I am not sure what type of scam is going on here but...
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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: My girlfriend was recorded peeing in the restroom by a man we know who he is, if I punch him when I see him can he sue?

She was at an event and the man stuck a camera under the stall and recorded her peeing, it she knows it showed her crotch and face together. They found out who it was at the event and we got security camera footage of him following her into the restroom. We intend to file a police report and... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Nov 13, 2022

As gratifying as it might feel to smack this guy, it would be foolish for you to commit a crime to get retribution. Vigilante justice is against the law. Let the criminal and civil courts do what they do best.

File a police report immediately. The longer she waits, the more likely the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and Internet Law for California on
Q: If a corporation knowingly or should have reasonably known used false documents to remove funds from my bank acct.

A USPS tracking number for a 12oz package that is not the item I purchased. Delivered to an address other than the address I provided was used to claim I had received my purchase that weighed 144lbs which is over the maximum weight limit of 70lbs for delivery by the USPS. Not receiving my purchase... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Certainly sounds like they screwed up.

However, I think the pivotal issue will be costs.

this is not the type of case most lawyers would consider accepting on a contingency.

thus you will be paying a lawyer for his/her time...and that is costly.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: Stripe hold my money for 18 months already on my social media agency account and I need help releasing the money

About 5000$ in hold

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Nov 8, 2022

I would need to review with you the documents on your account dashboard for the reason for the hold. Depending on what my investigation uncovers we may issue a legal demand letter to the Stripe legal department.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Internet Law for Michigan on
Q: Need help with Personal & Venue Jurisdiction with multiple parties during online car deal purchase

Purchased car online. Started with Dealer 1, car was at Dealer 2, Dealer 3 also in it & Dealer 3 is parent company of 1&2. Dealer 1&3 live in 1 state, Dealer 2 in 1 state and myself in 1 state. Dealer's 1&3 have branches in many states including mine. Dealer 2 is on Retail... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 6, 2022

You really need to find a lawyer; this is far more complex than you think it is. And if you try doing this on your own, without a full knowledge of the court rules and applicable case law, you are going to find yourself the recipient of a summary disposition, meaning your case will be over before... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: If you post an opinion on social media can it be slanderous

I posted a statue on social media with a disclaimer “in my opinion “ and now an attorney says it is slander because I misinterpreted the statue. And discredited his work on a filed Resolution

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Oct 23, 2022

Adding your opinion to something will generally not protect you against a possible slander law suit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence and Internet Law for Illinois on
Q: I was charged with domestic battery but it was dropped to just a battery at the end. Why we’re my guns rights taken away

I wasn’t convicted of the domestic battery just convicted of battery

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Oct 21, 2022

Because that type of crime affects one’s eligibility to handle firearms in Illinois. Consider retaining a good defense counsel to dispose of the battery case correctly.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Maryland on
Q: If Im being blackmailed for falsely soliciting a minor, does their information hold up in court?

I sent a small amount of money to this person for explicit content. They claimed in their bio that they were 18. I am now being blackmailed. I am 18/19. No pictures or videos were exchanged.

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Oct 18, 2022

This sounds like a scam. Do not send any money. Block them from your phone and do not respond to texts and e-mails. There have numerous reports of this scam.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: What can I do to protect myself from the person who sexually abused me when I was a child?

When I was a 8 I put my older cousin away for molesting me. He's gotten a phone in jail from someone. My aunt and uncle told me he was getting out soon and I knew for a fact they would allow him in the house. His sister/my other cousin, was on the phone with him when I walked in the room and... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Oct 9, 2022

You should call or visit your local District Attorney's office. If he was in jail for abusing you, he is likely under court order now not to contact you. If not, the DA should request a protective Order from the court. If the DA will not help you, call my office, and I can help you get such an... Read more »

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