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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: If your husband uses fraud as a reason for annulment will that link your name in docs legally to fraud?

Should you fight the reason if it isn't fair even if you both just want it to be over.

Rich J. Peters
Rich J. Peters answered on Feb 17, 2022

Using the word fraud in a petition for annulment is very common, and is not necessarily accusing you of anything illegal. To obtain an annulment, he must allege and prove that there was some legal impediment to the marriage. By using the word fraud, he is alleging that there is something he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Mistaken identity wrongfully charged with a crime

Nobody bothered to further investigate the surveillance footage to verify whether or not it was even me no investigating officer met me in person to compare me to the footage and now a year later I'm going to jury trial for a crime I didn't commit that I've already been charged with.

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Feb 9, 2022

If you are going to jury trial it sounds like you already have an attorney and this is something you want to discuss with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney it is strongly advised you consult an attorney immediately. The prosecutor is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Who do you report bankruptcy fraud/disability fraud to when your ex business assoc. hides assets, guns, cars etc

We lived operated our business and worked at this non profit outreach and the owner trespassed from property to take our belongings and dumped our destroyed items in the neighbors parking lot ending in filing criminal damage to property of him. He also took door of shower room we had to use so him... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 20, 2021

Report to the FBI.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: I want to press charges for perjury but the person I would go to the Attorney General is the defendant's lawyer already

Perjury is a criminal offense. To press charges you would make a police report and go to the Attorney General. However, in the case where the person committed the perjury the lawyer for that person is the Attorney General. So me going to the Attorney General would be a conflict of interest so how... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Aug 17, 2020

If I understand you correctly, you are accusing someone in the attorney general's office of perjury or possibly accusing a state employee in their official capacity of perjury. Either way, it is almost certain that the person you are wishing to have charges pressed against for perjury would be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: year100% loyal every payday,week late.job searching he found out got workchatsaved times on phone.checkshold

every employee on job group chAt. when to come in, every where my checks from every employee there , numerous numerous times.every im losing my place,bills ,food texts from over 20 employee..i lost my apartment,and everything else after also texts for help .. personal damages are in play.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 29, 2020

I'm sorry your post remains open for four weeks. There are a number of categories here and it isn't clear if things in the various categories are related to one another. The most central one appears to be employment-related. At this point, you could contact an employment attorney to see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: I need help with a defamation lawsuit
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 1, 2020

You'll need to reach out to attorneys in Arizona for a consult. This is only a Q & A board - it isn't really an attorney referral service. You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above or run searches on your own. Keep in mind that these can be costly cases and many attorneys do not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Can a 3rd party contractor sue for negative online reviews if no money exchanged hands

We are a 3rd party contractor for Home Warranty companies. And customers of the home warranty company are posting negative online reviews, some for reasons out of our hands, due to our restrictions in our contract with the home warranty company. Can we issue a cease and desist and sue if the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2019

If you consulted with an attorney regarding such a letter or legal action, they would likely want to see each individual review. If they're negative, it's possible that in itself is not necessarily actionable. An attorney who deals with defamation would examine if they were false and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: I need to know what can I do my ex friend has done slander, threats, releasing my medical history, cyber harassing me

I have evidence and videos with proof of her saying all of this

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby answered on Aug 22, 2019

You have several options ranging from obtaining an order of protection against harassment to filing a civil lawsuit. I recommend that you speak with an attorney to learn your legal rights and best options. When your attorney knows the facts, he or she will be able to assist you in selecting the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: How much would it cost me to send a seize and deciest notice to someone?

Ex-wife of a very good friend of mine spreading false information about me. I would like to send her a seize and deciest notice.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2018

You could contact several Arizona attorneys in your area and ask them about their fees to draft a cease and desist letter.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: What are the AZ statutes for defamation libel and and slander for the employee
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 22, 2017

libel and slander for employees aren't different than from others; however you may have other forms of claims and I would suggest you contact a member of the Az Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues--they represent employees and give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: My coworkers name was printed in the local paper re: her past due sewer bill, along with many others' is this legal?
Tevis Steven Reich
Tevis Steven Reich answered on Mar 2, 2017

If she hasn't paid the bill, then it is likely legal. Truth is always a defense to any libel or slander claim. There is also a First Amendment "freedom of speech" issue. You may want to speak with a local attorney to see if there are other facts and circumstances that would make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Q: university employe makes phony email "false" reply to me and her boss to incriminate me.the true is on email servers.

university employee uses oficial email to make up an attached copy of an email "fake" to make belive her boss that she already send me the info, that can stop my relation with university..can i take legal action?... the true is at the university email servers and in my hotmail server ...... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 21, 2017

Yes. You can secure the evidence with a court order or maybe a third party subpoena. Best advice is to get a lawyer since it can be technical to figure all this out.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: If my sister-in-law lent her car to her granddaughter to drive in AZ. and my sister-in-law had me sign a papersaying

that if anything happened to her car I would have to pay for the repairs. Then, her granddaughter totaled

the car, who is liable? My sister-in-law rents a room from me for $250.00 a month ,plus 50.00 for the tv, but

ever since the accident she hasn't paid me a dime, what can I do?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2016

Well, you signed so that her grandaughter could drive the car, so it's binding on you. Yes, you can give her a notice to quit for nonpayment, and she can ask you to pay for the car now.Either way you will be paying her.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal to place a large sign on your property stating so and so is a child abuser with their picture if it is true?


Jay Hall
Jay Hall answered on Jan 25, 2016

Even if you could *prove* the truth, do you really want to deal with the potential litigation? There are several different theories of liability that could land you in court and, even if you're successful, it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars to defend the lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: The hospital psycologist made a false written accusation about me in my husbands medical records

During the time he was at the maricopa burn center. What can I do about it

Jay Hall
Jay Hall answered on Dec 27, 2015

It depends what was said. It is unlikely that this was defamatory, but you should consult with a litigation attorney to discuss the situation in greater detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: My question , is it illegal in the state of Arizona to post about a woman who is illegally working as a prostitute

She is sleeping with married men for money and collecting state funds because she's not employed by the means of a legal employment stand point but in fact is defrauding the state of AZ by collecting benifets and cash assistance and is doing drugs and prostitution . Can someone post the true... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 9, 2015

While truth is normally a defense to a defamation lawsuit, you would have to be able to prove these things were true, should she to sue you.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Someone's slandering me all over social media. I used to drive their 18 Wheeler.

I used to be their driver but quit due to unsafe work conditions and trying to make me work 24/7 for low wages. Now they're making my life a living hell

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 22, 2015

Get off the internet and set up an appointment with a local attorney who handles defamation cases.

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