You can file a lawsuit against anyone. The rules are the same. However, the outcome, the stress, and experience can be very different when the defendant is a family member. Often, lawsuits should be considered as a last result.
Yes it is a little harder because public figures have more factors to prove. The courts tend to distinguish between two types of Plaintiffs in defamation actions: “private individuals” and “public figures.” The difference in the way they are treated depends on the Defendant's knowledge in...Read more »
I made payment arrangements over the phone a week before my pretrial conference. There
I told the lawyer and mediator. The lawyer did not know and he questioned, "and they agreed?" I told them that I was told over the phone I would receive a letter of settlement and to sign and return... Read more »
I'm guessing that you're talking about a small claims case. First, why not call whoever it was whom you made the payment arrangements to and ask them why you haven't received the settlement letter. Also, as Mr. Thorgaard answered, when you go to the pretrial conference, explain it to the court and...Read more »
As always, it depends. If you use a newspaper print that is original, recognizable content, you may be infringing on someone else's copyrighted work. If you're using small text for the background and it is not recognizable or original, then no. The question is whether the content you are using is...Read more »
As always, it depends. I am guessing that you are looking to remove a listing from Google search? If so, in that case, yes, you generally will need a declaratory judgment in a lawsuit in a case against the person who posted the derogatory information.
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