Someone created a Facebook page and he listens to a police scanner and posts their audio, follows police to crime scenes and accidents. Etc. He reposts out of context info. Reposts deaths before family’s are notified. He claims it’s to keep the community safe but he tarnishes individual and... Read more »
answered on Apr 4, 2023
It can be frustrating and concerning when someone shares sensitive information on social media platforms, particularly when it involves crime, accidents, and personal details. But these are the perils of having the 1st Amendment. I don't think you have any reasonable path to stop what he is... Read more »
Could o be sued for defamation of character even tho I’m not using his name in my videos?
answered on Mar 8, 2023
(1) Truth is a complete defense to a suit for defamation/libel. Revealing private medial or health information about someone, or their SSN or other private personal information, may give rise to a invasion of privacy or harassment claim, even if the statements are true.
(2) Defamatory... Read more »
Are there any photographs of properly bound briefs, so that I know how to conform to what is expected? Maryland Rules do not go into sufficient detail.
I have been forced to be a Pro Se defendant, in appealing to the Appellate Court of MD. My wife, a former attorney, has successfully... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2023
The brief should be "spiral bound" along the left margin. Staples are not accepted. Any quality copy center or brief printer should be able to help you. And if you are the appellant--the brief cover must be yellow, as well as the record extract. The brief should be printed on ONLY one... Read more »
In 2019 she filed a peace order on me lying what happen. Right after court I got messages on xbox of her telling me she lied and she only did it to keep me away bc she was had a bf and but she was the one trying to see me. I have multiple forms of proof and got told I cant remove it off my record... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2023
That's 4 years ago now. Statute of limitations for filing a claim for civil abuse of process is 3 years from the date the claim arose, which is the date she filed the false petition or the date it was finally adjudicated in your favor, as is any other civil claim you might come up with to sue... Read more »
I was fired from my job and my employer went to the police and filed a false police report that was slanderous and defamation of character. They also choose to not pay me for my last week of employment. The case is ongoing with the police. I gave them all the proof of my innocence.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
First things first: hire a criminal defense attorney and focus on defendin and winning the criminal case. Until you win that, and avoid a conviction and possible jail, you have no viable civil suit. If you beat the criminal case, then discuss possible civil claims against your employer, but not... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2022
It is not extortion to say that you are going to press charges for harassment unless the person stops bothering you. It is extortion to say that unless the person pays you $50,000, you are going to file charges for harassment.
She is the executioner of the will but she has been stealing valuables from the house so I added security cameras and she is making false claims she didn’t go through my personal possessions can I have her removed as the executive of the will? She inherited the house in a 50/50 split? Until it... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2022
The personal representative of a estate is give certain authorities in the will. It is common for the PR to have authority to enter into contract and collect rents on property in the estate for the benefit of the estate. If you are not on the deed and are not the PR your rights have not fully... Read more »
I want to give enough detail so the judge knows I have a serious issue that needs the court's judgment but I do not want to be presenting arguement.
answered on Oct 16, 2021
The cause of action in Maryland is called “defamation of character” and it encompasses both verbal (slander) and written (libel) defamatory statements. A sufficient statement of a cause of action requires that you allege sufficient facts to meet each element of the cause of action. You must... Read more »
They are refusing to send paperwork to another so I can go to another
answered on Jan 24, 2021
I'm sorry this happened to you. A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a number of weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, patient discharges are often one-sided decisions. The patient may have certain recourses such as appealing or working with a... Read more »
answered on Oct 26, 2020
This is really something that an attorney who deals with image rights, image usage, releases, invasion of privacy would know about - the copyright attorneys here probably know the most about this. But your question remains open for a month. Until you are able to speak with an attorney who is... Read more »
court dropped the case. That is including no witnesses. Her parents petition and had it reopened. There is no new evidence and we moved from Maryland to Texas. At what point does this become harassment or slander? At the beginning of this we were upfront with the planned move. So it wasn't... Read more »
answered on Aug 29, 2020
A Maryland attorney should advise you on this, but your question remains open for two weeks and time is likely of the essence in any reply or appearance you might need to arrange for. While this is not something you don't already know, it would be advisable for you to consult with an attorney... Read more »
a/c not working
2. She came on the morning of July 21st with an HVAC tech. The HVAC tech told her there was a problem, but I don't know the full extent. All she told me was the coils needed to be replaced, because the unit is 25 years old that was impossible so I assume she was told... Read more »
answered on Aug 6, 2020
It depends on what exactly the libel, fraud, and intimidation were, what the surrounding circumstances were, and what damages you incurred.
Hi. I’m a 22 year old female who’s life was flipped
Upside down. My ex charged me with theft over 100k, embezzlement, and theft scheme after I broke up with him. I was indicted, arrested, and two years later my case was nolle prosequi.
My ex never told the state’s attorney... Read more »
answered on Mar 29, 2020
Yes, you can sue. There are recognized "causes of action" that provide the legal basis for a recovery of damages (even though there may be several such grounds, you can only recover one set of damages). It's not so much proving the amount of damages, but collecting them if the... Read more »
answered on Sep 24, 2019
Depends on the facts. Some are easier to prove than others. Few are worth the time and money to pursue because damages are often difficult to establish in sufficient quantity to justify the effort. The UK has more favorable libel laws than the US if you are the person suing. You cannot sue in... Read more »
answered on Sep 9, 2019
A few issues here, there is a common-law defence of Prank available, a criminal lawyer should be able to find the relevant case law to assist. Also, your friend may want to consider some restitution to compensate the vehicle owners for any damage or costs. See the article below for more on... Read more »
A man on Craigslist who lives in VA was rehoming his German Shepherd due to allergies according to the ad. He originally wanted a $300 fee but I told him I could not pay then and there and if I could I would do so at a later point as I did not even get paid until the 1st of August. He has been... Read more »
answered on Aug 1, 2019
If he gave you the dog without requiring payment up front, with only your promise to pay in the future, then you did not commit theft or any criminal act. He may lie to the police, of course, but you have no control over that. All the facts you present support only a civil breach of contract for... Read more »
answered on May 21, 2019
This is the general rule:
Four elements must be present for a plaintiff to establish a prima facie case of
defamation, including that: “(1) . . . the defendant made a defamatory statement to a third
person, (2) . . . the statement was false, (3) . . . the defendant was... Read more »
employee made false claims that I am a "drug popping addict" as I recently underwent major surgery and was taking prescribed medication. She filed BBB claim that I asked her and other employees to come to my house and get me dressed, which is insanity. Can I sue her and/or put her in... Read more »
answered on Nov 29, 2018
It appears at first blush that the only potentially criminal action here would be the "gunning for [you]" comment- but that is susceptible to various interpretations. The rest is potentially a civil claim for defamation, but those cases are difficult and highly fact-specific. Another... Read more »
We were taken to the hospital. My phone was one of the items stolen. I was not able to make it to the wedding or able to reach out to the couple until the next day. I agreed to pay the couple back in full due to the situation. The couple then went on every platform they could and wrote terrible... Read more »
answered on May 15, 2018
Although truth is a defense to a claim of defamation, it is unclear what else your unhappy clients are telling people that might be actionable from a libel/defamation standpoint. There is also a basis to sue for “tortious interference with contractual business relations” if the disgruntled... Read more »
insurance company denied claim. I want to sue the driver and son for embarrassment, emotional distress, claiming fake injuries and filing fraudulent injury claims
answered on Mar 23, 2018
You will never find a lawyer to take this claim and your chances of success are extremely low.
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