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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I sue a major hotel chain for damages i did not do but was still charged for?

I was at a Holiday Inn for two weeks. One night I ran a bath and fell asleep for 10 minutes. It over flowed and and soaked the carpet. The next day the manager told me it looked liked there was no damages. I was there for another week with no mention of it. When I flew home I see they charged my... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 2, 2018

Small Claims is your best bet.

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Q: Can I sue my previous employer for harassment and emotional distress?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 7, 2018

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.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: A possible case of extortion and defamation?

I had a former client that never paid on time. She would pay in weird increments way after the due date. Moreover, she would praise us when we helped her daughter accomplish high standards. Yet, she hardly ever picked up and dropped off her child on time. I had to cancel a few, but not many... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 17, 2018

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: i moved inw my bf when my mom passed bc no where to go. hes now sabotaging car #3 no hard proof though

hes already been to jail for being abusive. i do have proof of him telling one person who slashed my tires he was glad she **cked up my car. he knows i have no help and no where else to go. he is insane and my only hope is my car to get away from here but hes ruinging it on purpose. i dont... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 6, 2018

https://www.thehotline.org/

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I was terminated as an EMT/ Ambulance operator for a private ambulance company for being wrongfully accused

I was fired on the 31st of August as an EMT/ ambulance operator from Premier Medical Transportation in the city of in Colton, Ca. Which covers the County of Riverside for being accused of not being in uniform while on duty at a Hospital and for "not wanting to drive". I have witness statements... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 9, 2018

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

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for California on
Q: My husband passed away, what is my best approach on retrieving my husbands car from the mistress?

My husband passed away (intestate, not in Probate) June 2018, we have 3 kids together, after his DOD, I ran a check on his vehicle title confirming that his name was solely on the Title. After the 40 day lapse, I went to the DMV with the Death Certificate & filled out the required forms, just to... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 20, 2018

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I am currently homeless and someone impersonated a fake person with a fake charity claiming they are going’s to help me.

A lady called me stating she’s was from a charity that come to find out is not real. Stating she will help me get housing and therapy etc because I am pretty much homeless , depressed and left abuse . I have figured out who it was. What legally can I do ?

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jun 16, 2018

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.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: My co worker posted something in social media accussing me of vandalizing his vehicle at work, including deregatory

comments. We both have a healthcare license. I msg him hoping to remove the comment but he never did

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jun 7, 2018

You should contact a lawyer qualified to handle defamation matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What happens if a social media account with no personal info is threatened to be sued by a corporation?

If the account has no information pertaining to the admin who runs it, and a cease and desist email is recieved, and the account does not cease, what course of action can a corperation take against aforementioned admin if they do not have access to the personal info of the admin.

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Jun 5, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
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?
Andy Chen
Andy Chen answered on Jun 3, 2018

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
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?

It was an aka name I filed as a joke/mistake, checking the box on the form that I intended to marry a celebrity. It was rescinded a few months later. I was harassed so severely over it, that I sued the celebrity and they filed court documents that they didn't know me, and that there was never any... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 16, 2018

much more info is needed.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Hello, I would like to know if you can sue the owners of a building for allowing a stalker rent?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 1, 2018

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Hello, I have a question regarding drug court. I recently had (in February mid February) missed a court date.

Following that missed court appearance I assumed that (like usual through mail, and other channels) I would be properly notified of any warrant or outstanding top ten most wanted status. Well my family and I were not seeing eye to eye one afternoon and (like they have and do quite often) they... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 12, 2018

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;

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: where can i find an advocater to help file for erroenous conviction in california?

20 years ago but just recently corrected and time to still file where do i get help to file at claims board?

Hayden Gifford Smith
Hayden Gifford Smith answered on Apr 12, 2018

Are you the aggrieved party? In other words, are you saying that you wrongully imprisoned? Did you serve out the sentence?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Need to fire current lawyer and have someone else take over my personal injury case from auto accident

My Current personal injury laywer has conspired with others involved in a orchestrated ring to defraud insurance companies and fabricated medical billing and reports for therapy for injuries that weren't obtained from auto accident and neglected my real issues and pain from injury's from... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 13, 2018

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?

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was stopped by loss prevention, and while detaining me, he caused injury to my head and wrists.

I am a 5 foot 5 inches, 115 pound female. I was stopped on my way out the door, and LP guy who was much bigger than me, thought it would be appropriate to yank my arm behind my back and then slam my body and head in to the glass wall in order to hand cuff me. He was accusing me of taking a DVD that... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 4, 2018

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for California on
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

I never got answer about the accident I was in that was STAGED by two men. I was in a market parking lot in Pomona Ca. I was backing out normal and careful.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 22, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: can i hold a business liable when i was assaulted with an item FROM INSIDE causing life threatening INJURIES

PREMISES HAS A HIGH AND LONG HISTORY OF ASSAULTS FROM PERSONS INSIDE AND IN FRONT OF BUSINESS

PREVIOUS SECURITY HAD PREVENTED THIS WITH MONITORING PREMISES FOR ITEMS LEFT PROHIBITING PERSONS BEHAVIOR AND ACTIONS OF CONFLICTS SECURITY REMOVED PROHIBITED AND INTERCEED4ED

PERSON WAS... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 5, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can someone sue me for "defamation" when I simply exposed their Instagram Ponzi scheme?

Recently I've felt bullied by a Ponzi scheme I exposed on Instagram. Multiple accounts that spam post to get huge followings (against Instagram Terms of use). What can they do legally? They have said they will sue me for defamation. I simply posted on my story exposing this girl switching accounts... Read more »

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Jan 29, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I want to know if this friend has any legal rights against her boyfriend's actions below?

An Indonesian friend living in California is in a relationship with an Indonesian man, also in CA. They decided to make some steamy videos together. The boyfriend shared and sent these videos to their friends, even though they are still together and she never consented. Those friends have sent and... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 18, 2018

hire a civil lawyer to file a motion to cease and desist

however b/c she agreed to it the issues may not be in her favor

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