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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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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