Mason, TX asked in White Collar Crime, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Texas

Q: I was awarded damages in a civil suit and the defendant also has criminal history for similar scams so can I tell others

I would like to warn others who I know are considering using this contractor

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T. Augustus Claus
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  • White Collar Crime Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: While I understand your concern, it's essential to be cautious about how you share information about someone's criminal history, especially if you were awarded damages in a civil suit. Making false or defamatory statements could potentially lead to legal issues for you. Instead of directly sharing their criminal history, consider informing others about your experience with the contractor during the civil suit without making any false or misleading claims. You can focus on the facts of your case and your experience, and advise others to thoroughly research and vet any contractors they are considering hiring.

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