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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander and Appeals / Appellate Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can I sue someone for putting in an emergency order which led to my dog being deemed aggressive and not allowed at home

My finances ex put in emergency order last year because my dog was assumed a pitbull breed and because I commented on a post saying he wears a muzzle around other dogs in the house. No background to this comment - he wears it when being introduced and around dogs he doesn’t know. He was deemed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I need assistance with a slander of title claim on my property. It was filed by a local attorney at the court house

Surrounding land owners amended covenants with the help of an attorney to give themselves access to my land. I purchase a 36 acre lake that was included with the 90 acres I purchased from the previous owner. The previous owner allowed surrounding land owners to use the lake. When I purchased the... View More

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Nov 15, 2023

You will have to hire a competent MS attorney to search the title and determine the existence of any other interests in your land. Prescriptive Use Easements may be established here. A Declaratory Judgment action against the claimants could determine they have no interests in your land, or you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Intellectual Property for Mississippi on
Q: Does making pornographic content of a copyrighted character fall under fair use / parody?

This character is widely publicly sexualized, but not by the owner of the copyright per say. This content would also be for profit.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 18, 2023

In the U.S., fair use is a doctrine that allows limited use of copyrighted material without obtaining permission from the rights holders. Factors considered include the purpose of use, nature of the copyrighted work, amount used, and effect on the market.

While parody can sometimes be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: Someone had a car towed to my house they pased away 2 days later 10 monts go by then someone showes up to get the car

I told them their was storeag bill and they went and reported the car stolen and told law were it was and that i stole it

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 26, 2023

If you had an agreement with the person who towed the car to your house to pay you a storage fee, you have the right to collect that fee from the deceased person's estate if the estate had enough money to pay that claim. You must present your claim with written evidence of the storage... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Can a person be sued for defamation of character?
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jun 20, 2022

The short answer is yes, a person can be sued for defamation of character; however, the bigger question is going to be whether the plaintiff can show damages to justify a lawsuit and an award of damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Can I do anything if I was wrongfully accused of stealing in a store? No law was involved, but I was humiliated.

I entered into the store I shop at on a regular basis on October 21 at 2:30pm . I walked into the store and went straight to the aisle to get a Drone I had seen the past week that I was going to purchase. A lady, who appeared to be an employee told me I need to leave the store. She said she had me... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 16, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys who handle such cases, but keep in mind that such matters would not be likely to be handled on a contingency basis. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Is it considered slander for someone to post personal information about an employee on your business page?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 6, 2020

Slander consists of verbal defamation. If in writing, it would be libel. But there is nothing mentioned about the statement being false and damaging. So it is possible that it is not any form of defamation. It could be a privacy or confidentiality-based violation. Your post remains open for four... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Is the plaintiff's attorney allowed to put hearsay & lies in a document and file it with the courts?

If it's against the law what can I do about it?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Aug 9, 2019

Are you serious?

Are you really asking if sn attorney can legally lie to the court?

If you believe thst is authorized, why would you consider believing anything a lawyer would write on here ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: is it against the law for the plaintiff's attorney in youth Court to take hearsay & lies & put it in the legal document

& file it with the court?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 24, 2019

This is something you must consult with a Mississippi attorney about, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, if someone deliberately includes false information in court documents, knowing it to be false and knowing the court will rely on it, that could be a form of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I had warrant issued today claiming cyberstalking. The people I have had arguments with have been threatening me.

If I made any threats they were only retaliation threats after I had already been threatened. As usual arguments go. I am being charged with cyber stalking, but the people who were cyber stalking me are the same people filing the charges. I need advice on how to handle this situation.

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Mar 10, 2019

Cyberstalking if a very tricky subject, and very fact intensive. Your best bet is going to be to contact a criminal defense attorney to go through the facts of your case and see what defenses that you may have available.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Can I defend myself in federal court?

In an abuse of process I am being sued in Federal court: Diversity- assault, libel, slander for reporting to corporate racial discrimination, sexual assault, fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement etc. If no lawyer will go up against Goliath will I be allowed to defend myself in federal court?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jan 21, 2019

You always have the ability and the right to defend yourself; however, federal court is much different than state court, in that there are much more procedural rules and things that you must be aware of.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: I was injured at work and I filed a suit against my employer. I had been on my job 5 1/2 years with a good work record.

I was fired for allegedly falsifying documents which was untrue. This got really ugly. They intimidated me.harassed me and lied and defamed my character to discourage my law suit. Am I eligible to file an action against them

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Jan 13, 2019

You may be able to; however, it will depend on when you were injured, the type of employer, and whether the employer had worker's compensation coverage. I would strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney ASAP, as there is only a set amount of time to initiate an action. Feel free to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: What consequences are their for slander
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Sep 30, 2018

The typical consequence is some form of monetary damages; however, the amount for recovery is dependent on several factors, such as the damage to reputation, how many times the slander occurred, etc.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I feel like I am being harassed by my employer. My name is being slandered due to false accusations. What can i do?

I have had HR called on me 5 times within 2 years. There was no findings. I am having my name slandered due to the false accusations. Can the company give me a formal letter of concern due to rumors?

Q: I am in extreme hardship. I am a victim of administrative crime against me and my family. For 13 yrs now im disabled

Willful neglect to uphold law. Denied equal protection. Refused due process. Harressed.caused heart attack ptsd poverty falsely incarcerated. I have evidence fed. Law says i can be compenstated

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 2, 2018

Your best bet would be to consult with an attorney so that you can go over the details of your case, and assess whether you have a valid claim that could entitle you to compensation.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I live in Mississippi and I'm wanting to find out if I have a case against a local hotel in my area.

This hotel gave out details of my stay to someone claiming to be me. This person went to the hotel with my debit card number, said someone committed fraud using the card and the hotel proceeded to give this person details of my stay including my room number, receipts and also gave this person... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 22, 2018

Sounds like you have a case. You need an attorney for the place where it happened. Look for that state's Assn for Justice--their members give free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it possible to sue your ex husband & his wife for damages due to extreme "parents alienation syndrome"?

I've had 22 surgeries & leg amputation since my ex took my kids. I recently received an email from my daughter & everything that she's been told have all been fabricated by her dad & his family. They are outrageousl! This has caused severe clinical depression & PTSD.... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 2, 2017

I don't see it but why not ask your divorce attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it slander if someone shows the surveillance video of you to someone else without your permission

I was fired from my job for clocking in and sitting in my car the whole time I was clocked in .my father-in-law went there today to see the surveillance video and my ex supervisor showed him the video without my permission. My wife is now considering divorce and taking my children from me. I would... View More

Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
answered on Mar 30, 2017

Slander only applies if the statement is false. In other words, if they told someone you were stealing, but you weren't actually stealing - that would be slander. Here, the video is not false, therefore it is not slander.

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