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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Libel & Slander and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: i am a defendant in a frivolous defamation lawsuit. what can i do to get it dismissed

We have a child custody case to which we created a GoFundMe to help with the attorney fees. It hasn't garnered much money but everything helps as this has gone on for almost 5 years. The spouse of the mother of the children has filed a lawsuit against me and my son for defamation for stating... View More

P. Vaughan Russell Jr.
P. Vaughan Russell Jr.
answered on Aug 3, 2023

Unfortunately, you will probably not be able to have the lawsuit dismissed immediately.

The individual claiming defamation does not have to be specifically identified by name in order to have a defamation claim. Whether this person has a colorable claim for defamation depends, at least in...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Contracts for Alabama on
Q: What does it mean when a creditor leaves you a message that the account is pending litigation?

I recently found out that several accounts (signature loans, credit cards) have not been paid by my (now ex) finance. Bankruptcy appears to be my only option. However, I am having to come up with the money to pay an atty.

Is litigation the same as a lawsuit? Can this turn into a... View More

P. Vaughan Russell Jr.
P. Vaughan Russell Jr.
answered on Sep 13, 2019

Yes, litigation is another term for a lawsuit. If collection actions have been filed against you, then you will have been served with paper legal documents: a Summons and Complaint, either by certified mail or process server/sheriff. This is required for any lawsuit to move forward. Telephone... View More

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