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0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Could my family member who lives abroad and has NO visa to come to the US sue for defamation a defendant who lives in FL

A person who lives in Florida uploaded a defamatory video which falsely claims that my family member is a drug addict and other horrible statements with my relative's pictures and name 3 months ago. The video has the sole purpose of defamation.

Issue: the person who uploaded the video... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: My car insurance policy was misused by a major car insurance company. Can I sue?

I have been taunted by the insurance company for months to submit claim information for an incident i have proven i was not involved in nor was my vehicle. Also the lawyer of the injured party has sent someone to my home more than once with legal documents. Not to mention, the insurance company... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: HiI wanted to find out what I can do about rude, nasty and disrespectful comments that was posted on my fundraiser

I had posted my fundraiser on a site called next-door and now these people don’t leave me alone and they just keep harassing me with their comments they’re saying stuff that’s not true about me and my children I’m really bothered about the situation and it’s affecting me right now are you... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

I understand how distressing and hurtful it must be to deal with rude and disrespectful comments on your fundraiser, especially when they involve false accusations and attacks on your family. While it can be frustrating not receiving a response from the platform where the comments were posted,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Contracts and Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Q: How much is the bond paper my birth certificate is printed on worth? Was born in 83

The CUSIF number related to my long form birth certificate. Wonder how much it is worth.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 13, 2024

This doesn't look like it involves an admiralty/maritime matter (one of the posted categories), but you're awaiting a response for two weeks. There is material written on this online, but much of it is from commercial sources. Until you're able to consult with an attorney who is... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Hello, In Holt v Baird Baird died in 2021. Isn't this online reference used to slander and discrimination in future jobs

Why are cases allowed to be published when #1 Defendant is dead. #2 Cases are dismissed? Employers use online information to determine hiring statuses. This is not fair, if someone wants to know my legal dealings, go to the courthouse and file FOIL. Am I correct?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 18, 2023

You're correct. It can be unfair and harmful in job searches. Unfortunately, court orders, decisions, and other documents often become public information, appearing either in the Unified Court System online database or on commercial search databases such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, or Pacer. You... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: How do I file a case against the New York Post? what are the steps? Thank you
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answered on Nov 17, 2023

To file a case against the New York Post, you'll need to start by determining the grounds for your lawsuit, such as libel or slander, if their publication contained false statements that harmed your reputation. It's important to gather all evidence that supports your claim, including... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Can I post someone’s full name & DOB on social media? The person raped me in my sleep
Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Sep 23, 2023

What exactly do you propose to post on social media? Just name and DOB? Or rape allegation also?

Jack

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: As a responded to petition for child support and child custody made on knowingly, false claims

Been married since 2010 to present having endured physical abuse, deformation, parental alienation and ears of narcissistic controlling behaviors, having to endure having numerous affairs, these individuals living in the homes with my children, while the narrative of being a single mother is... View More

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answered on Oct 14, 2023

Unfortunately, America's laws were not written with emergencies in mind. Our current economic situation with core inflation at 5% and rising means were are entering a recession, and jobs are going away, wars are starting up, cost are escalating, and there is no end in sight until a new... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Defamation of character

I work for a company and recently accused of sexual harassment I am a big man 6”3 280 lbs so during the summer even in shorts my thighs chafe together or my boxers rise up so I’m constantly adjusting them while I’m working so I can be comfortable and because of that a female employee reported... View More

Marco Caviglia
Marco Caviglia
answered on Sep 19, 2023

I suggest you contact the human resources department and file a complaint. I don't know if your matter is really defamation as opposed to a breach of employee confidentiality. Otherwise, contact a labor law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: A Company calls people that dont' like censorship creeps. is this slander?

there's a product called "skullgirls" that has remained RELITIVELY uncensored but now is very censored... in strange an inconsistent ways.

i've been trying to contact the game companies Autumn Games, Future Club and Hidden Varriable studios... to no avail. and a lot of... View More

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answered on Aug 29, 2023

Calling individuals "creeps" and "predators" could potentially be considered defamation, depending on the context and whether the statements are presented as facts rather than opinions. To have a viable defamation claim in California, you would need to prove that the statement... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Is it illegal to threaten a defamation or “slander” lawsuit against someone who is spreading rumors to get me fired?

The doctored story is 100% false with proof. She is going around saying I still money from a previous employer but there is proof I didn’t on cameras and I’m in nursing school and really don’t want people to think I’m stealing money.

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 6, 2023

If you are being defamed, you are permitted to demand it stop, and to advise that a lawsuit will be filed if it does not.

Jack

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Can my friend sue me for rent and transportation services after I stayed with them as a guest?

I recently stayed at my friend's apartment. I had asked in advance if I could come and she consented. We did not discuss any payment. I slept on the apartment floor for 5 nights. They picked me up from the airport and we did some travel activities together. We also did some outdoor photo shoot... View More

Carl Nelson
Carl Nelson
answered on May 20, 2023

A text, after the fact, stating “ I’m happy to pay the expenses you demanded” is not itself a contract. The factual circumstances and your friend’s specific claim as to why they claim you owe the money will be the relevant points. If, for example, your friend claimed there was in fact an... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: I’m a CRE broker. A competitor is making false allegations about my conduct to a large developer to damage my reputation

A deal I was working on recently fell apart. The deal involved a co-broker who represented one of city’s largest developers and my firm. Co-broker is one of the top brokers at one of city’s largest firms.

Over the course of the transaction my client and I worked closely with the... View More

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on May 7, 2023

If you can prove the co broker published the information to multiple parties and that you suffered commercial damage to your reputation as a result, you may have a defamation case. The challenge is usually proving that any loss of business resulted from the broker spreading false information, and... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Employment Law for New York on
Q: I was terminated and given a severance package. two of my former direct reports have gone to social media to harass me

What can I do regarding this?

Daniel A. Johnston
Daniel A. Johnston
answered on Mar 11, 2023

Depends on the contents of the severance agreement, what was specifically said in the social media comments and who they were shared with, and whether what they said was opinion or false facts. There could be a defamation claim here; depending on severance agreement, maybe breach of contract as... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: An ex-friend made an imputation of unchastity against me. I have multiple records of harassment. How do I proceed?

An ex-friend accused me of adultery with her husband who she separated from. I have multiple text messages, and Facebook admitting to her slandering me to others as well as 3rd party sources and friends informing me of what she's said. It's my word against hers; how do I prove that I am... View More

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answered on Feb 6, 2023

I suggest you hire a lawyer to write a "cease and desist" letter to your ex-friend. The lawyer will likely inform your ex-friend that publishing defamatory statements would subject your ex-friend to liability regarding any and all damages suffered by you. And that falsely accusing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer for discrimination defamation and racism please 13206
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 6, 2023

It might be difficult for attorneys here to reply to you. The format here is only basic Q & A - it doesn't work like an attorney referral service. The closest thing might be the tab above, "Find a Lawyer," which you could use to supplement your own searches. You could search... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Custody against an Abuser

I have a custody case coming up at the end of January my child's mother is suspected to be a narcissist I can prove with text messages and recorded phone calls of the abuse she jumps in to relationship to relationship to relationship immediately allowing the new partner to meet our child in... View More

Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
answered on Jan 6, 2023

You can ask the judge to include a provision in an order that neither parent is to introduce the child to a new paramour until at least six months after beginning the relationship. You would benefit by consulting with a lawyer regarding your case if you wish to obtain custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: im 17 tunring 18 in two months, will i be able to sue my aunt for emotional abuse and spreading rumors when im 18?

She has made me feel like a burden to everyone, she lies and tells me that im over reacting. Recently my dog passed away, her lungs collapsed and she had bruising from something, the first person she said it was , was me. I know i never did anything to my dog but she said she "thinks"... View More

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Oct 17, 2022

You can certainly sue someone for defamation / slander if they are making false statements about you. In any defamation case, however, you have to prove that the false statements caused you damages. Moreover, unless your aunt has any assets worth pursuing, a successful lawsuit against her might... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: IIED

Can I sue someone for IIED if the person I was having a conversation with recorded the conversation (a conversation in which I was saying bad things) and this person sent the tape of the conversation to my boss, which then led to me being fired?

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Sep 9, 2022

The actions of person who recorded your statement, although perhaps unethical, does not rise to the level required to bring an action for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Conduct that could support such a lawsuit must be so extreme and outrageous as to go beyond all possible bounds of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: My reputation was affected by a spiteful alumni correspondent. Do I have a case?

I lost close friends and have been depressed as a result of his actions.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2022

I'm sorry for the ordeal you experienced. It would be difficult for any attorney to answer a simple "yes" or "no" as to whether you have a case. In terms of legal elements, one could meet the elements of a defamation action in terms of being the victim of a false statement,... View More

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