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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Arkansas on
Q: Can a state employee sue a private citizen in Arkansas? Is there a statute that states this? Can you cite the statute?
Michael Darren O'Quinn
Michael Darren O'Quinn answered on Aug 26, 2018

It depends. Clearly, a state employee can sue as an individual if a private person has harmed the employee. If the employee is not suing in an individual capacity, but rather for a wrong to the state, then they need state government authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: How to get a Terroristic Act that someone else admitting to doing at the trial, sealed from my record?

I have Power of Attorney for My fiancé, how do I go about helping him to get a Terroristic Act that he did not commit (sealed) from his record? He did not commit the crime & the person who actually did do it, attended the hearing and testified that he did it and not my fiancé. Currently my... Read more »

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Jul 12, 2017

If it is a misdemeanor conviction you have at least 90 days of waiting after you file for the expungement (in this case, a seal) before it is granted, if it even would be with pending charges. If it is a felony then you might have other issues you will run into that will prevent you from sealing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: My husband was cheating on me with the manager at rent a center were I am leasing my furniture. She was fired from her

Job and is accusing me of getting her fired. I spoke with her regional manager and he advised me to file slander charges against her becauseshe knows why she got fired but Arkansas doesn't have slander charges. She is mad because I told her co worker that she slept with my husband but this was on... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 7, 2017

Some quick research shows that Arkansas does have a slander cause of action: http://law.justia.com/codes/arkansas/2010/title-16/subtitle-5/chapter-63/subchapter-2/16-63-207

You may have meant that in Arkansas, there is no defamation per se. That means you must prove actual damages as a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: My ex wife is spreading info about me on social media yes it's true but it is causing problems with my everyday life

Is there anything I can do about it?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 25, 2016

It is a violation of your reasonable expectation of privacy.Suggest you contact the lawyer who handled your divorce. Perhaps they can get some type of ancillary order.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Deflamation of Character

I have a son who has gotten into some domestic issues with girlfriend at college. He was given a citation to appear Friday then on Tuesday the young lady went on Facebook and posted his picture and also accused him of sexually assaulting another young lady. Do we have legal grounds as far as the... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 11, 2015

This is in the wrong forum. It is defamation not deflamation. And one big problem is that the person who did this is probably judgment proof. In other words she does not have much money. So, you would probably have to pay an attorney a lot to file a suit. What you have asked about is civil, not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Wgat to do when the person u tell u have hiv gets mad an has someone post /slander them on facebook
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 21, 2015

Talk to a local defamation lawyer about a potential claim.

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