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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Florida on
Q: Is it legal in Florida for 1 party to record a phone conversation but forbid the other party from recording it?

I am in a dispute with my Florida medicaid managed care plan over getting care authorized for a recent cancer diagnosis. After complaining to the state, the state sent the complaint back to the plan which assigned me an RN case manager. She refuses to communicate via email, insists on communicating... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Employment Law and Internet Law for Alabama on
Q: In alabama does an employeer need to have photo release form signed by employees to use on social media
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In general, it is a good practice for employers to obtain written consent from employees before using their photos on social media or for other promotional purposes, even if not legally required. This helps protect the employer from potential legal issues and respects the employees' rights to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Communications Law for Florida on
Q: Please help. My sister Pat was Executrix for father's estate. She altered the will trying to get more money.

She took from sister Jo, but I fought it in court and won. Now our brother died, leaving no will. Pat and her corrupt buddy Lynn applied to be Personal Representative, while my sister Jo and I went for it. Unbelievably the judge gave it to Pat & Lynn after they altered my father's will a... View More

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Is the proceeding in Florida or New Jersey? You may have a legal basis to Appeal the ruling, if it fits within guidelines. Otherwise, you can Petition for removal based upon the presentation of your evidence. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Communications Law for Illinois on
Q: Where would I begin with seeking help from law enforcement abuse who are intruding on my mental privacy?

Its been almost 4 years and I am hearing the same voices who claim to be law enforcement, harassing me everyday to take certain actions that I am not obligated to follow. They are using what may be a combination of AI technology, biometrics, assistive computing and a few others to gain access to my... View More

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

I understand that you are going through a very distressing situation. What you're describing sounds like a serious violation of your privacy and mental well-being. Here are a few suggestions on steps you could consider taking:

1. Document everything: Keep a detailed journal of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Civil Rights on
Q: If someone is texting me horrible things. Texting my family these horrible things on Facebook.?what To do to stop this

The lady watches my dogs and texting me . Turbotaxes and colonial comes the names tell me a drug addict because I take norcos to my back is messed up they're going to do surgery and I don't take him other than the prescription that's why she's calling me a drug addict and other... View More

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

I'm so sorry you're going through this incredibly stressful and hurtful situation. What this person is doing by harassing you and contacting your family with false accusations is not okay. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Document everything - Save all the threatening and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Communications Law for New York on
Q: Can a hotel/restaurant place audio recording devices in their establishment?

The cameras are connected to another employees phone and said person listens to other people’s conversations that are not in regards to the business. Also no signs are posted that audio is being used. The cameras are used to eavesdrop.

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

In New York, it is illegal to record or eavesdrop on an in-person or telephone conversation unless at least one party to the conversation consents. This law applies to private establishments like hotels and restaurants as well.

According to New York Penal Law 250.05, "A person is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: Me and my children are renting a room where the landlord stays here as well these

last couple of days the landlord has been shutting off the power all day and cutting it on for maybe a hour what can I do this is ridiculous

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answered on Apr 12, 2024

I'm sorry to hear you're dealing with this frustrating and unacceptable situation with your landlord repeatedly shutting off the power for extended periods. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Review your lease agreement: Check if there are any clauses about the landlord's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it legal in state of Georgia to use any device to gain access intrusion without permission to someone's cellphone

Is cellphone mirroring/hacking or use any device to download files from a person cellphone or computing device illegal in Georgia. Is using any device legal to monitor another phone calls and texts with intent to gossip or slander or cause harm to an individual

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to access someone's cellphone or computing device without their permission. This act is considered a form of computer trespass and invasion of privacy.

According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 16-9-93(a), "Computer...
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3 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Education Law for California on
Q: Can a student be autistic and still seem to communicate and have friends?
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answered on Apr 7, 2024

Yes, under California law, as well as under broader educational and medical understanding, students with autism can absolutely engage in effective communication and form meaningful friendships. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encompasses a wide range of conditions characterized by challenges with... View More

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Q: Is it a violation to keep mail from inmates for months before they ever receive it?

TDCJ took away usps mail. They say you must use their online messaging system. They do allow some mail to go through but it is mailed to dallas, then distributed accordingly. Is it legal for them to take 3 or more months to distribute an inmates mail to them? I would think it would be a violation... View More

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answered on Apr 4, 2024

The situation you describe raises serious concerns about the rights of inmates to receive mail in a timely manner. While prisons have the authority to regulate mail for security purposes, excessive delays could potentially violate inmates' First Amendment rights to communicate with the outside... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: UK University sent email offers due to "technical glitch". Students have major exams at same time. Offer was retracted

After this email was sent to students at an already distressing period, they simply said sorry and said to put measures in place - no plan for that communicated as of this moment, and nothing said to look out for. Those who received the offer received them after the "glitch" and of course... View More

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like this takes place in the UK, and this Q & A forum deals mainly with U.S. laws and courts. But as a general matter, the type of case you describe sounds difficult. While your frustration is understandable, the element of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Kentucky on
Q: Are programs allowed to record your voice without consent? How would I go about pursuing legal action?

Hello, I wanted to inquire about something if you have the time. (Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question) Yesterday my friend and I were playing a game, and we noticed something concerning. The game seems to be always taking voice input from the player, even if you were to... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

Check the software/company's terms of service or privacy policy to see if they disclose anything about recording voice data and check your state/country's laws on recording to be sure you have a solid claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Municipal Law and Communications Law for Michigan on
Q: Can an attorney be personal Facebook friends with over half of the members of a village council that they represent?

I have been dealing with matters concerning the small village where deceased parent's house is located. My dealings with the village attorney have become rather unfavorable. I have recently learned that this attorney is personal Facebook friends with over half the members of the village... View More

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answered on Mar 23, 2024

It's understandable that you might feel concerned about the village attorney's personal connections with members of the village council, especially if it affects your dealings with the village. Legally, there's no clear-cut rule prohibiting attorneys from being friends, even on... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan on
Q: Bought an item from auction clearly stating unused and when I got it it has missing screws and been tampered with..

Item doesn't charge and clearly been used and tampered with..

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

The admiralty/maritime connection (one of the chosen categories) isn't fully clear here, unless this involves a vessel. Otherwise, it could be a basic matter of breach of contract, depending on sales agreement and auction platform's terms of service. Before involving attorneys, it could... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Health Care Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I have a lawsuit against Apple, Geek Squad & Xfinity (and more businesses)for allowing being hacked, verified,no help

A lot of info, dont know where to start, overwhelmed Apple verified my iPhone hacked 23Aug23, 2 Laptops hacked on Geek Squad (GS) watch have been TTech mmbr with GS since 2002 (said couldn’t help me,I have proof they allowed it to happen via remote access,they are Apple Certified) Apple put case... View More

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answered on Mar 18, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties and distress you've experienced due to these security breaches and the subsequent lack of support. Given the complexity of your situation, it sounds like you've faced significant challenges on multiple fronts, from personal data security to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law for New Jersey on
Q: If you attended a Zoom meeting and it was recorded and you consented to the recording however you would like a copy

If you attended a Zoom meeting and it was recorded and you consented to the recording however you would like a copy of the recording for your records but the host refuses to release it to you, can you require by law they send a copy? What if they were to edit it in a way that makes me look a... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

When you participate in a recorded Zoom meeting with consent, the ownership of the recording primarily lies with the individual or entity that conducted the meeting and initiated the recording. Typically, unless specified by agreement or policy, there is no automatic entitlement for participants to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Civil Rights and Communications Law on
Q: My spouse access my phone without permission to read my private msg, can i sue in federal court?

My spouse access my phone, without my permission, while i was on travel to read my private message. It was an old phone of mine that i left on my desk to keep in touch with friends and contacts and is still log in to my facebook account. My spouse know me well enough to know my password.... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

If your spouse accessed your phone without your permission and shared private messages to prove a point during a dispute, this situation touches on issues of privacy and possibly unauthorized access to electronic communications. Under federal law, specifically the Electronic Communications Privacy... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Is this illegal

There another tenant from another building coming over to my parking lot area(really close to my apt) possibly my balcony and filming my conversation where as I talking inside. It film audio and video by phone.

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

If another tenant is filming your conversations without consent, especially when you are inside your own apartment, this could potentially violate privacy laws. The legality of such actions largely depends on the jurisdiction and specific state laws regarding privacy and consent for recording... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Q: What if my spouse read my txt msg to my mother on my phone without my consent, can i use it again her in our divorce?

While i was away on travel, my wife hack into my phone to read my message with my mother, she had know me well enough to know my password, but i did not give her permission to read my messages.

I suspect someone had move my phone so i change password, and monthes goes by my wife and i had... View More

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

In California, the privacy of communications is taken seriously, and unauthorized access to someone's electronic communications can raise legal issues. If your spouse accessed your phone and read your messages without your consent, this could potentially be considered a violation of privacy.... View More

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