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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can I call the police and or sue an employee of a vets office that use my personal information for a personal matter?

I was contacted about an employee that was involved in and auto incident. The employee admitted to me over the phone and in for the doctor and myself that she used my dog's file to find out my information to contact me regarding this incident. The problem was it was not me nor the person she... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: I have a question I was employed by convenient store, and my boss fired me after working there for a year and two months

I’m really not sure why since then I have received unemployment and I cannot get these people to leave me alone. I had a text from an employee yesterday they have been fired. I don’t know when in the last week or so at the store I used to work at, and she told me that the boss told her the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue a company for slander/deformation of character, emotional distress and racial profiling?

I went into this store and was not even in the store for 5 minutes a sales associate called security. He told security that I was in there stealing and was banned from the store. Security approached and told me what was going and said I had to leave I told him I did not know what he was talking... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 12, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Although you were treated badly in the store, from a legal standpoint, it does not sound like a case that a law firm would consider handling on a contingency basis. And if there were no tangible damages, it... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: What is probable cause to pull over a motorist

I was pulled over by an unmarked vehicle with four men not in uniform. They did not identify themselves. I exited my vehicle to see what they needed. They immediately pushed me on the hood of the vehicle and placed me in handcuffs. They searched me extensively without a warrant and without my... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 29, 2022

If you have been offered a plea bargain of 30 years based on your post, then something (perhaps a lot) is missing. That said, just on the amount of time you are offered, you need to immediately hire a criminal defense attorney to make sure your rights are protected and that you are aware of your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can a person sue for defamation, if another person makes a bogus report to DCFS about child abuse and neglect.
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 30, 2022

A suit for defamation is not precluded from what's in your post, however, whether or not you would recover would depend on the specific facts of your matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Is the hearsay objection valid if the attorney is the one asking the question?

Also would this be beneficial in some cases?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 27, 2022

At a minimum, context is missing here but I am not sure if I understand your question. That said, unless one is not represented, or the Judge decides to ask a question, the attorney is the one who does ask the question. If the question calls for hearsay, then it is objectionable. If the witness... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: what do i do if i lied on a police statement and want to change it
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 27, 2021

My careful, conservative answer is that before you do anything more, you should contact a lawyer, preferably a criminal defense lawyer, and discuss the specifics of this----- for example, why did you give a statement---was it as a witness to an accident, or as a witness to an alleged crime, or was... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My former employer accused me of stealing 1000.00 dollars. I did not do this and can prove it.

My former employer accused me of stealing a thousand dollars. I did not do this. I was asked by him if I would take a polygraph and I said yes. I waited to hear from him and did not. 3 months later I am riding with my boyfriend and he gets pulled over and he was told that they was looking for me to... View More

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Jun 23, 2021

You should speak with an attorney to discuss your rights regarding the unpaid wages. There are specific laws that regulate the time within which an employer must pay you. After the alleged theft issue was resolved, he may not be able to claim that as a defense. At the very least, you should... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: I own an early childhood daycare center. What type of lawyer should I get for a defamation case against a parent?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 26, 2020

A Louisiana attorney could best advise, but you await a response for a month. You would need a libel/slander lawyer; you're in the right category. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss, but keep in mind that these types of cases are not handled on a contingency basis like car accidents.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: What Is The Legal Definition Of Entrapment?
E. Alexander Laird
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E. Alexander Laird
answered on Aug 20, 2020

This is a common question and subject to many misinterpretations.

Entrapment is a defense to criminal charges. The basis for entrapment occurs between an officer and defendant before or during the alleged crime. When an officer coerces or uses overbearing tactics to induce someone to commit...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: My son has been kidnapped by his grandparents and they refuse to return him to me. What should I do?

xxx was my attorney during my custody case a few years back. Prior to the Corona breakout, my son was punished at home for refusing to do his chores, and went to school saying he wanted to kill himself, counselors had him admitted to Brentwood. There, he accused me of abuse. DCFS began an... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jul 25, 2020

Call 5hr Sheriff's Office or contact your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: I recently discovered my sister in law posted false accusations about my husband and I on a website.

After discovering, my husband and I contacted her through cell phone. I recorded the conversation and eventually she admitted to posting this. Does sheriffs office do anything about this or would I have to contact an attorney?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 4, 2020

Slander is not a criminal offense. However you should consult with an attorney to find out if the slander is actionable in civil court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: What can charge someone with who has been trying to ruin my reputation and constantly threatens me?

An exfriend has been going around my university telling people bad things about me and a friend and always tell people how she wants to fight...etc. A recent event just happened between us when people were telling us the lies she said about us. The girl had people literally hating us until they... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 10, 2019

Stay away from her and leave her alone. Print any evidence of her hate campaign and file a complaint with your university police

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can I file a suit for damages because of slander and deformation of character
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 21, 2019

It's hard to say, because there isn't much information to go on here. But as a general consideration, think of this. Those types of lawsuits are not generally handled on a contingency. That means you'd pay an attorney hourly to prove damages that could be costly to establish, the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: Can multiple students report an incident of hazing as a group?

We reported an incident of hazing and bullying as a group at my university. The school ignored the complaints until we demanded meetings with the deans about other issues, then we were finally permitted to report the hazing

Now, the school refuses to treat the victims as a collective group.... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Aug 14, 2019

You can do whatever you want

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: can someone lie and have you charged if they gave you money and you discussed repayment but a week after giving you the

money the demand repayement terms that were never previously discussed and threaten to call he police and charge you if you dont sign what they want

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jun 11, 2019

People can lie all the time. People can threaten all the time.

I do not think that is what you want to ask.

But before you write again.

Try using those the grammar lessons you were taught in elementary school. Start each sentence or question with a capital and end with a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: What happens to a person that falsely accuses another of domestic violence/sexual assault once they are proven innocent?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 29, 2019

Absolutely nothing. But it can be used in custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: How does a prosecutor expect to win a conviction in front of a jury, when the allege victim says no crime was committed?

this case involves: no initial statement from the allege victim, during the investigation, to local officials:

an initial video statement to a forensic examiner where the allege victim said clearly, (no crime was committed upon her by the accuser)

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 27, 2019

It may be a bluff to elicit a plea.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: An ex employee that I fired in 2015, she made live video and topic was me.

I contacted her regarding the accusations. I told her I’d be putting a protective order on her. I wasn’t in town when I found out about video so when I returned I was served a protective that she put. Since that protective order she put on me she continues to post BS. What can I do ? Our court... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 8, 2018

Save it all on a flash drive. Then hire an attorney to file for a permanent injunction against harassment and to fight her protective order. After saving on a flashdrive, contact each platform and ask them to remove her postings.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Received a dog from a woman and now being threatened and harassed.

We took in a male in tact dog from someone who said he had to go that day or he would be euthanized for biting. We agree to pay her $200 for him later. Situations arise and we have to ask her to temporarily watch him again after he bites me. She agrees and states she can only watch him for a few... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 27, 2018

I'm assuming you have a receipt or cancelled check for your original $200. If not, what were you thinking giving anyone more than $20 without a receipt? That being said, yes, your attorney can file a Petition for a Restraining Order. Record her calls, print her emails, screen shot, email... View More

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