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0 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My boyfriend was charged with domestic assault I wrote a statement on him. how am I protected in tn from his retaliation

He is blaming me and saying he will make me pay. I feel like i am being blackmailed he knows all my life details. He could twist things around to harm me and my name what can I do to prevent this? surely the police encounter this a lot

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My ex locked me out and moved and took everything I own with him and now refuses to communicate. What are my options?

We were in a relationship for 6 years and he gave me HIV and then allowed a new beau to harass me out of our condo... Ex changed locks and wouldn't let me have any of my belongings and is saying he doesn't have any of it anymore. Shared account paid for everything he will say he paid for... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Can I get compensation from walmart for falsely accusing me of shoplifting? Courts dismissed my charges.

Lost my job, Name ran in public paper as theft, humiliated ex

0 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Woman purchased a dog from us and is now trying to extort us for for money because she found a cheaper listing.

We purchased a dog from a breeder and rehomed him. We paid $1900 for the dog spent $100 in extras, $100 vet, $600 in trip costs. Sold the dog for $4000. Weeks later The new owner has now found the breeders post selling them for less. She is threatening us and trying to extort money. She is posting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I am looking for an attorney to help prosecute our neighbor for stealing packages from us

She has stolen packages on several occasions, one such even caught on camera. She also left threatening letter tacked to our tree

Michael Hollins Sr.
Michael Hollins Sr.
answered on Jan 1, 2023

The criminal offense we call theft in Tennessee can be prosecuted by your county district attorney. You will want to reach out to that office to move forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My ex filed a bogus temporary protective order for “stalking” however I haven’t been served, will it just fall off?

She took our child and moved out of state for another guy. In desperate need of wanting a single bit of information or form of contact, I reached out to her family members, friends, and I emailed her as well. Yes we have exchanged mean argumentative emails however I just wanted to know the... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Jul 28, 2022

It won't fall off I highly suggest handling it.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My elevator injury was July 26, 2021. Should I be concerned the way I am at this point?

I can prove breach of contract, personal injury, and tortious interference for 2 companies who were my former employer’s (Shelby County Government) third-party administrators. These are the CorVel Corporation and CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (EAP). As follows:

I, the future... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 9, 2022

Not sure of your asserted Causes of Actions. But the personal injury claim has a 1 year SOL, so you must hire an attorney fast. Potential property torts would be 3 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue for Libel and or defamation of character?

I am being defamed/slandered on social media by my exs wife. Not only has the posts defamed/slandered me it has caused tremendous depression, anxiety, and possibly hurt my reputation. I work for the Public and I rely on the public for business in my industry. I feel the defaming and slander is... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Mar 15, 2021

You would be wise to consult with a defamation attorney local to you. But the answer is generally "yes" you can sue. But you have the burden of proof to prove any case you file.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My car was seized due to a drug charge. After my sentencing, the judge ordered the car be returned.

When I went to retrieve the car, I looked in the glove box and a sealed evidence bag (from someone else’s case) was in there. What should I do?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 15, 2021

Call your attorney and ask him for assistance. This should be returned to the District Attorney General who will need it for a case. And maybe there is something that you might get for your honesty from the DA. Some LEO is going to be very embarrassed, so it is better to deal with the DA than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: A sealed evidence bag with methamphatmine was in my car when I went to pick it up from police impound. What to do?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 15, 2021

Call your attorney and do not talk to anyone else about this. You do not want to be charged with possession or even tampering with evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Military Law for Tennessee on
Q: My military spouse had an affair with another service member. The individual attempted to slander my name can you help?

The individual vandalized their own property in Virginia where they reside the individual went so far as to leave a letter with my spouses name as if I left the letter and vandalized their property leading to an investigation and being questioned I have never seen or met this individual nor do I... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Feb 8, 2021

It does not appear any libel jurisdiction exists in TN if VA is where it occurred. Contact a VA attorney for which there are several here on Justia.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Adoption for Tennessee on
Q: if I signed something while under the influence of something &also having a mental disability & didn't understand

i was lied to about everything from the beginning! first medical purposes only then I got a letter in the mail saying that I owed child support weeks and weeks later when the ones helping me with the child told me the reason they were offering me their help was because they could afford it and they... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Oct 29, 2020

The law presumes people understand and read what they signed. Otherwise it would be really hard to enforce contracts. All someone would have to say is "I didn't understand" or "I didn't read."

On the other hand if you have a mental disability that would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can anything be done to a person who has constantly sent me threatening messages through different apps?

I've been sent threatening messages from the same person through different accounts and they have made fake accounts just to be able to send these messages to me. Does it still count towards harassment even though it's fake accounts and names?

Paul E. Tennison
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Paul E. Tennison
answered on Oct 20, 2020

Yes, you may want to consider seeking an Order of Protection against this person. You could also consider calling the non-emergency police line and reporting the harassment. Sometimes a cease and desist letter from an attorney is successful in getting someone to stop messaging. If these options... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I was let go from my job today, stating I made too many mistakes. From my first day, a co-worker who was supposed to be

My back up and train me deliberately only gave me half answers so I would make mistakes, was exceptionally rude in tone and gestures, and would tell lies about me while not helping me ever. My VP and my manager both asked me how I was getting along with her when I first started which should have... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
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Paul E. Tennison
answered on Mar 12, 2020

You should consult with an attorney. You have several options here. Some of which you said you do not want to pursue. One option is to send your former co-worker a demand letter threatening to sue her if she talks about you with others. That may help in this situation. Overall, you should discuss... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Q: My boss is aware that a customer sexually harasses his staff & doesnt care. Can I post that on fb w/ his name w/out gett

ing sued?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Dec 31, 2019

You should consult with an attorney who practices employment law in Tennessee prior to posting anything about your boss or his business on Facebook, even if you don't explicitly identify him or the company by name. Defamation laws are state-specific. An employment attorney will be able to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: How do I file against someone who files a false claim.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 31, 2019

A Tennessee attorney could advise you best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could notify the entity with which the claim was filed that it was based on false information. You could contact a Tennessee attorney to discuss the viability of a defamation claim against the wrongdoer.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: My cousin told me she was going to Seattle, and then going to Los Angeles and on to Sacramento then back home. I paid

$638 for Seattle alone and then another $360 for the California trip. Unfortunately I was hospitalized Western State and was there for 3 days. Upon my release which was also 1 week out to go to Seattle, I was unable to go do to a new medication and I told my cousin immediately but she didn’t... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Aug 28, 2019

I can't tell why you would be sued for the facts provided? Did you promise to pay for the trips? She may not have a good case, but unfortunately, if you are sued you should appear at the court date. Otherwise, you risk having a default judgment entered against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I'm not sure who to go to. The Chief of Police made me out to be a liar on Facebook. I wasn't lying and he knows it.

I was falsely arrested and taken to the Soddy Daisy Police Department. I wasn't charged with any crime, although they did try to charge me with obstruction of justice for pleading the 5th Amendment.

I posted a comment about being Falsely Arrested on the Soddy Daisy Police Department... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
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Paul E. Tennison
answered on Jul 3, 2019

I recommend you find an experienced attorney in the area of Constitutional rights and defamation law and consult with that attorney about what potential claims you may have here.

There are many ways to find an attorney, you could ask family or friends for recommendations, search on Justia,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: PLEASE HELP AND PLEASE READ. Is there a way to find out who called dcs on me?

Someone (i actually know who it is but cant prove it) has been harassing my phone with anonymous texting apps mentioning where i live, saying dcs has been called, calling me racial slurs, Saying im poor and police wont help me, even claimed to be a dcs worker etc. Then ive had 2 dcs complaints... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Mar 30, 2019

No DCS reports are anonymous.

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