*change that? Also, how do I access a free defense lawyer?
answered on May 22, 2023
Being sued as an out-of-state defendant can present defenses and challenges. Unfortunately, you are not likely to find a free defense lawyer to assist you in a civil claim for defamation. The first thing you should do is find out if you have insurance coverage for this type of claim. You may be... Read more »
I wanted to tell My story because it was such a bizarre day and I informed 7 eleven of the incident and they did nothing. The manager was never punished but he's aware there's a warrant out for assault and he's been avoiding the store or atheist he hasn't been caught. Is it... Read more »
answered on Oct 18, 2022
As a general rule you cannot really completely insulate yourself from being sued. You do protect yourself a bit to the extent you are being completely truthful about what happened and couch your language in opinion or to the best of your recollection and avoid inflammatory labels... stick to the... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
answered on Jan 31, 2023
There isn't enough information here to provide an answer. What is the "filed form" and what do you mean by "on my behalf"? An attorney may be able to enter a case as counsel of record and amendments may be permitted. Its unlikely that an attorney could, or would, modify... Read more »
They used the person's real name each time they go on social media to harass her. They also claim she committed a crime that has not been proven by evidence.
answered on Mar 6, 2022
If you're asking about chances of stopping online harassment, it's possible, but you'd likely ned to reach out to the platform or social media company for assistance. If statements were made that are defamatory, then you could bring a a lawsuit for the defamation. I'm sure... Read more »
Sis said in writing I could stay till Apr 1. Feb 28 got 30 Day Notice to Quit that said I was staying without permission. Clearly a lie. Any consequences for her lying to obtain notice? On Feb 1, Sis said I would be responsible for a number of bills as of that date including utilities. She... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2022
I don't think there is much of anything a lawyer can do without getting involved in the situation and learning the personalities and the history. There are plainly things you can do, but many of them involve putting up a defense. At 71 and living with your mother, you may not have the... Read more »
I was a victim of slander on a national news television program by falsely being labeled as a member of a hate group. Due to this rhetoric, I’m fearful that my family and I may be targeted and im also concerned for the potential affects this may cause with my place of employment. *Possibly class... Read more »
answered on Jan 14, 2021
Possibly. The media has more protection as it relates to defamation than a private individual, but if you could prove the statement was said with malice then you'd have a claim. This probably wouldn't be a class action type case, unfortunately. I'm sure anyone who responds would be... Read more »
A coworker has falsely accused me of having sexual relations with a married coworker at work. This coworker went to administration and told human relations. These accusations are false.
answered on Sep 17, 2020
Yes. You need to find out what was said specifically to HR, but if it's as black and white as you described, then I think you would have a viable. If you decide to hire an attorney, I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck.
I have filed a police report and they said I could see the magistrate to press charges. I did take the threat seriously and it has cause me much anxiety and fear. Should I press charges?
answered on Aug 10, 2020
I regret that I do not handle personal injury or criminal law matters. Sorry.
answered on Jul 29, 2020
Possibly none. It depends on what the bylaws say, where the vehicle was parked, and if you're an owner, resident, or guest. Good luck.
answered on Jun 30, 2020
You have no responsibility to do anything. While your parents divorce certainly impacts you, you do not have any legal responsibility to do anything or be involved. If you WANT to be involved that's a different story and you could be involved as much or as little as you feel comfortable with,... Read more »
answered on Apr 19, 2020
Obviously it will depend on what you say
Your defense is the truth, so if you get sued you can just show that all you wrote was truthful or the consensus of experts
If they are a large very public organization, they have more barriers to jump through to succeed in a... Read more »
Their is the local branch that the person was hired but the person works all over the country with the large nat. company. It is still active on the website. I know they scrubbed social media for everything/ anything when he hired, but the liar wrote this bit and they missed it. Can I file a cease... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2020
Many of the answers to your questions depend on the particular facts that are involved in your case. You should definitely confer with a lawyer and get a formal opinion.
my husband is blind because of the cancer he did not send it. what can i do legally to the person who did this or find out who did send it pretrending to be my husband
answered on Feb 5, 2020
I think your best procedure is to go to the police where you live and file a criminal complaint.
If my ex has threatened taking me to court before and never did anything. My ex also stated in a phone call "you just made your life harder for you"... Can I sue for emotional harassment?
My ex is also in possession of my cat (which I pay monthly vet bills for) can I 1) get... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2019
Rather than suing for emotional harassment, which may require your physiatrist's testimony to prove your claim, you would be better served to go to the Court and apply for a "protective order" based on harassment.
I do not handle domestic cases, especially with regard to cats. Sorry.
answered on Oct 26, 2018
Your attorney should be able to guide you through this process and advise you. Good luck.
If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me in emails to my husband (for ex: she would call me b*tches and etc when all he would do is ask her how son doing or address an issue that son told us about her and her boyfriend hitting him (only 3 years... Read more »
answered on Oct 15, 2018
I don't actually see a question here just a statement. I would recommend you document everything and keep your cool but document everything the best way you can and if they break the law or threaten you, you can contact law enforcement. If you have a question regarding custody rights, etc,... Read more »
My sister has negatively interfered with my relationships with my mother and father for years. She lives in the same town as they do (did, in my mother's case), and I live 7,000 miles away. I traveled to Virginia to be with my mother last December during her last days on Earth in a hospice.... Read more »
answered on May 4, 2018
It certainly sounds like you need a lawyer. What I don't read in your story is a question. Let me infer that you are asking how to find a good estate litigator. I suggest you visit Avvo.com. Navigate to Find a Lawyer. Type in the county where your mother resided at time of death. Type in... Read more »
I posted a bad review on Zillow about a property manager. I listed my facts about why I thing she is not someone I would recommend. Everything I mentioned was true. My username was some randomly generated username as well. But I received an email from her saying I have 24 hours to take it down... Read more »
answered on Apr 24, 2018
You can find a quick summary of Virginia defamation law at https://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/2013/02/defamation-of-character-libel-and-slander-law-in-virginia.html. You'll see that falsity is a required element of any defamation claim. This means that if, as you say, everything you... Read more »
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