California Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: Are there Attorneys who take clients who have communication disabilities? It is a complicated tenant lanlord case.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander, Real Estate Law and Contracts for California on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could contact the State Bar of California, which has an attorney referral service. You could check with them if they are able to identify attorneys under these attributes. If you are able to conduct independent searches on your own (you mention the difficulty of doing this) or with the assistance of someone else, you could attempt searching for attorneys who have configured their operations to accommodate communication and other online accessibility issues. This is an area which is seeing...

Q: Can I sue my previous employer for harassment and emotional distress?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
Much more info needed.

How long ago did this happen and when did you leave and under what circumstances.

You need to contact a labor law attorney.

This is not an area of law that i handle.

Q: A possible case of extortion and defamation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
It's possible. Defamation is a false statement of fact. Negative opinions are not defamation. It depends what she said and how it compares to the truth.

Q: i moved inw my bf when my mom passed bc no where to go. hes now sabotaging car #3 no hard proof though

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
William John Light's answer
https://www.thehotline.org/

https://www.womenshelters.org/cit/ca-upland

Q: I was terminated as an EMT/ Ambulance operator for a private ambulance company for being wrongfully accused

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
This needs to be asked of employment/labor law Atty

I’m on list for Accident and DUI

I would think they are clearly wrong in terminating you and they expose themselves to liability if get in an accident because of the lack of breaks

Q: My husband passed away, what is my best approach on retrieving my husbands car from the mistress?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for California on
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed

did your husband transfer title to her?

if not, did she forge his signature? if that is the case you may have to report to police.

Q: I am currently homeless and someone impersonated a fake person with a fake charity claiming they are going’s to help me.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
William John Light's answer
Call the police. Impersonating a charity may be a crime, although the person may actually have been trying to help you. You don't have a lawsuit. You have not been injured or harmed.

Q: My co worker posted something in social media accussing me of vandalizing his vehicle at work, including deregatory

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You should contact a lawyer qualified to handle defamation matters.

Q: What happens if a social media account with no personal info is threatened to be sued by a corporation?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer
If there are grounds to file suit, a lawsuit can be filed, naming "Doe" defendants. With the proper foundation, a subpoena can be served on the social media company to reveal the account holder's information. Then the account holder can be added into the lawsuit. Note, a corporation can not appear pro per, but must be represented by an attorney.

Q: What are my rights? I wrote a bad review of a book and now the author is threatening to sue me - can he do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
Andy Chen's answer
Anyone can sue anyone else for anything. Without knowing what you said, what the author is threatening you with, etc, there is no way to answer the question of what you can or can't do if you are actually sued. It all depends.

Q: I filed an aka name 31 yrs ago, which I never used. Can anybody use that aka name filing to blackmail me, or extort me?

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info is needed.

you should contact a civil lawyer though many will charge for a consultation

Q: Hello, I would like to know if you can sue the owners of a building for allowing a stalker rent?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 1, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info is needed.

convicted?

stalking everyone or only you?

history of stalking BEFORE moving in?

how do you prove landlord knew of it?

Q: Hello, I have a question regarding drug court. I recently had (in February mid February) missed a court date.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info is needed

when you do not appear a bench warrant is issued. They do not notify you of that BW.

you should have responded when the police were there and just made the case a lot more complicated.

no idea what all the warrants are for but certainly not good for you;

Q: where can i find an advocater to help file for erroenous conviction in california?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Hayden Gifford Smith's answer
Are you the aggrieved party? In other words, are you saying that you wrongully imprisoned? Did you serve out the sentence?

Q: Need to fire current lawyer and have someone else take over my personal injury case from auto accident

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
need more info...if you want you can send a summary to me:

dale@dalegribowlaw.com

clearly if he is that dirty it could have hurt your case tremendously.

has he been arrested?

where did this accident happen? what were you injuries? did you just see chiro's?

Q: I was stopped by loss prevention, and while detaining me, he caused injury to my head and wrists.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Mar 4, 2018
Theodore Allan Greene's answer
This behavior seems above and beyond what they legally have a right to do. Did the police ultimately show up? Did they issue a report? I had a similar case and we did quite well with an early settlement. Depending on the facts you can prove you might need to take it through litigation and get a jury to decide. A lot of questions to be answered first. You should immediately go to see a local attorney for a free consultation. You don't want the evidence to be destroyed such as videos, etc.. good...

Q: Who can I speak to about regarding a staged vehicle accident. I was the one who backed out and hit the car in back of me

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Feb 22, 2018
William John Light's answer
You can call the police. Unless you were hurt and can prove it was someone else's fault, no PI attorney will want to get involved.

Q: can i hold a business liable when i was assaulted with an item FROM INSIDE causing life threatening INJURIES

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018
William John Light's answer
You can hold a business liable for the criminal conduct of third parties if the business had actual knowledge of prior similar criminal conduct and failed to take reasonable steps to protect patrons from such conduct in the future. These are hard cases and very fact dependent. Take your police report, medical records, photos, etc. and make an appointment with a PI attorney to discuss in detail.

Q: Can someone sue me for "defamation" when I simply exposed their Instagram Ponzi scheme?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer
You can never prevent someone from suing. However, without getting into the details of the facts and Instagram's ToU, if you have simply made true statements, you will prevail in a defamation action. The same goes for posting an opinion, if the facts upon which you base your opinion are true and disclosed.

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