Flushing, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for New York

Q: Is it illegal to bother a dog walker when they are at work? Can I sue a man for lying to managment to get me kicked out?

Im a dog walker in Manhattan. Experienced and tax paying LLC. An old nasty man who is a resident of one of the buildings I service once lied to building management to get me kicked out so I cant walk dogs in that building. He claims I pushed him outside nearby. I didn't, he didn't make any police report and he was lying and nervous about it. he just wanted to get me kicked out of the building I service and he lives in. Mngmt. ignored him. Movingon I had an argument with a post office worker who hurt a dog. We resolved the issue but the nast old man came over out of nowhere to intervene saying I'm a crazy man, and that I belong in an asylum. He said he was going to call police and tell them I punched him even though he had nothing to do with the post office worker argument I had. I told him to go ahead and file a false report. It will backfire on him. He walked away. Can I report this random harrasment as a crime? If someone bothers me constantly and jeopardizes my job, illegal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: See my prior reply. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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