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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can a person sue for defamation, if another person makes a bogus report to DCFS about child abuse and neglect.
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 30, 2022

A suit for defamation is not precluded from what's in your post, however, whether or not you would recover would depend on the specific facts of your matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: I need to know how to get my stolen cat returned. Unfortunately, it’s not taken as seriously as, say, a car.

She was stolen by my ex just to hurt me. She’s filed false papers claiming my cat is her “companion cat”. I have all the proof & witnesses to support the truth in this matter.

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You might want to consider small claims court in light of the fact that most attorneys charge $300-$400 per hour. You cannot have an attorney in small claims court. If you obtain a judicial order for in junctive relief for the return of the cat, she would be in contempt of court if she does not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I don't know what to do and I need advice to see if there is anything I can do legally about i this.

Legal documents and personal information are being posted on social media as a form of harassment and to discredit my fiance what can I do about this. I know the person responsible. What are my options

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 27, 2022

An attorney must review the materials/posts you mention in order to provide an opinion on your legal options and the worthwhileness of the options. See an attorney in your area who handles defamation of character and/or invasion of privacy claims or general civil litigation. If there is false... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can I be sued, and if so what can I do?

I had a small pet sitting gig where I offer pet sitting services. I was contacted by a gentleman to overnight pet sit for 10 days (06/17 - 06/26). We agreed, he paid me 80% up front. (No contract signed, no witness to the agreement) My partner and I stayed from 06/17 - 06/19, and I stayed by myself... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It appears that he is threatening to tell people bad things about you, not physically attack you or anything like that. Arguably it's a threat to defame (slander) you. Could you sue him if he did? I probably wouldn't bother.

Why should you care if the police won't make a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Nebraska on
Q: legal documentation of inability to dispense medication nebraska legal documentation inability to dispense personal abil
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 22, 2022

A Nebraska attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Part of the post may have gotten left off in uploading - the question is not fully clear. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could try reposting again. Do not include personal information in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: 22 y/o son with developmental disabilities and mental illness was taken to ER after a suicide attempt & then arrested.

5 Security rushed towards our son & he picked up a plastic chair and held over his head because he thought he was in danger. He has PTSD from abuse and trauma background. They tackled him and chair came down on security guards head. He pressed charges against our son for assault and use of... Read more »

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Jun 20, 2022

I would check with the attorney who handled the case to see if there is a way to undo the plea. Generally, it is difficult to undo a plea once the plea deal is done.

Our law firm's policy is not to accept police misconduct cases on a contingency fee basis if a person pleads guilty....
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person be sued for defamation of character?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 20, 2022

The short answer is yes, a person can be sued for defamation of character; however, the bigger question is going to be whether the plaintiff can show damages to justify a lawsuit and an award of damages.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I am going through a nasty divorce and my soon to be ex wife has been threatening to share intimate information

She is sharing info about my sexual secrets to ruin my image and career

Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
answered on Jun 12, 2022

If your divorce is already pending we would recommend filing an emergency motion to enjoin her from disclosing the information to third parties.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My elevator injury was July 26, 2021. Should I be concerned the way I am at this point?

I can prove breach of contract, personal injury, and tortious interference for 2 companies who were my former employer’s (Shelby County Government) third-party administrators. These are the CorVel Corporation and CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (EAP). As follows:

I, the future... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Not sure of your asserted Causes of Actions. But the personal injury claim has a 1 year SOL, so you must hire an attorney fast. Potential property torts would be 3 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Washington DC on
Q: I need help in my case for January 6, 2021. If anyone can help me, please let me know.

I need help regarding my charges for being inside the Capitol on January 6

Laurence L. Socci
Laurence L. Socci
answered on May 27, 2022

I'm a DC criminal defense attorney. I offer low-bono services, which means I offer significant discounts for certain cases. This would be one of those cases. If you would like to discuss your case with me, you can call me at 202-262-5843 or email me at laurence.socci@soccilawfirm.com.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Q: Can an car accident defense attorney subpoena previous/future jobs for medical records? Can the employers refuse?

I was struck by an angry Road rager on January 31st 2020. Of course the road ranger lied in court and pretended that we were both at fault. So the judge, confused, dismiss the case. I appealed, have no attorney, and now we are headed to trial soon. Ironically enough, when I finally found another... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 25, 2022

A Virginia attorney is going to need to advise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. Making the call you are describing is often not a simple thing. Although you contend that the incidents are separate, and they well may be, defense attorneys will typically summon medical records on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: What can you do if a prosecutor lies to a judge about you?

Prosecutor has lied several times but criminal attorney said it doesn't have anything to do with statue you were charged with. What can or should you do?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 12, 2022

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte

Perhaps your lawyer knows that the judge already knows that the prosecutor's argument is irrelevant.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a person be sue someone for defamation of caretor if they send you pictures of your son dead & call u a killer.
John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 11, 2022

It depends. If pictures of your dead son and message that you're a "killer" were only sent to you, that's not defamation unless it was "published" (sent to other persons). Also, be aware that if you display or otherwise disseminate the pictures and message to someone... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Q: My spouse has been accused (verbal and In Writing) of “forcing subordinates” to falsify documents (student grades).

Additionally, her employer (for profit college) has been accused of violating Virginia Board of Nursing practices. The institution is being represented, and tell my spouse “not to worry, they represent her too”…I am afraid she will be made scapegoat. Do I need an employment or defamation attorney?

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
answered on May 11, 2022

You may need both, but it depends on the allegations in the complaint and if she's a named party. If not, and she simply wants to sue for the defamation, then you only need a defamation lawyer. I don't think the company's lawyer could properly represent her as well. I'm sure... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Libel & Slander for Nebraska on
Q: An abuser deleted my messages to them which shows the truth of lies they are trying to harm me with, what can I do?

The father of my children lies outright and manipulates situations to make him self look perfect, and me like an absolute awful human. He claims, for example, that I manipulated my way onto the house title.. I told him I could prove that wasn't true with our messages. The next morning, I... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 4, 2022

Depending on how the messages were sent, there may still be a way to recover these. This could be something more complicated such as a subpoena or more simple such as your phone records or looking in your archived messages. Many cell phone providers do store text messages with your monthly bill... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Is the hearsay objection valid if the attorney is the one asking the question?

Also would this be beneficial in some cases?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 27, 2022

At a minimum, context is missing here but I am not sure if I understand your question. That said, unless one is not represented, or the Judge decides to ask a question, the attorney is the one who does ask the question. If the question calls for hearsay, then it is objectionable. If the witness... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: am i entitled to compensation for being held in jail until trial charged with capital murder facing death penalty

& life without. happen 2017 released 2018 after trial.. lost everything paying lawyer, phone calls to parents & kids every other day, commissary etc. my life has not been the same.

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
answered on Apr 24, 2022

Possibly but the statute of limitations on lawsuits like that is typically 3 years. I’m unaware of a way to sue in Arkansas for something like this beyond the three year point. I’m not saying you can’t, I’m just saying I’m not aware of a way to do it. This is not legal advice you need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have grounds to dispute this insurance?

I was recently in a minor vehicle collision. Minimal damage to the vehicles. I ended up with three dislocated ribs. Police report clearly states that the other driver was at fault. The agent for the other driver called me and disputed the dislocated ribs stating, “Did you diagnose... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 18, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that attorneys in the Libel/Slander category would know better than car accident attorneys. There's no guarantee all questions are picked up, but you could repost in that category. Good luck

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I'm thinking of filing a motion to seal. I was told the UD is closed/sealed. However to protect me from the ugly files

From getting opened at anytime that could possibly demean me. Plus I want the satisfaction of writing that good cause reasons why and expose him for the last time. His retaliating schemes and all my evidence got nowhere. Since the SC hearing, the commish. Glen Mondo ruled it totally incorrect under... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Apr 16, 2022

Not sure what you want to deal but probably to expensive.

You may be thinking of expungement.

However there has to be a plea or conviction.

Sealing is a lot more difficult and I suspect a judge of Gov would be involved.

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