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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 It was rescinded a few months later.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

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Sexual Harassment, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for California on
Q: my sister's fiance received a text from a number talking crap about my sister and me, how can i report this ?

my sister got engaged recently and her fiance got a text message from a number saying a lot of bad stuff about my sister and me hoping that my sister fiance call off everything, but gladly he doesn't believe it because he knows my sister well, but we want to know the person and report it

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

You only report things that are crimes, like threats, or challenges to fights, etc. If someone wrote factual statements that are incorrect and that damaged your reputation, you might have a civil lawsuit. If so, you might contact an attorney to discuss details. Collecting from this kind of claim... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My friend is being sued for personal and emotional injury, can the plaintiff pin his actions on my friend?

Since I posted my last question: https://answers.justia.com/question/2017/12/05/my-friend-was-arrested-for-trespassing-b-356932

The stepfather is kicked out by the wife and she's filing for divorce, fired from the school he worked and arrested.

My friend accused him of bullying,... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 3, 2018

anyone can sue anyone else at any time for anything............proving it is another matter.

i suspect he is doing this pro per without a lawyer as few lawyers would take it.

your friend needs a lawyer to answer or demurer to the complaint...............

maybe legal aid can...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Collections, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Q: How can I sue an individual for around 14,000?

I was in an abusive relationship he falsely had me locked in jail causing me to loose time off work, 8,000 in legal fees and a tarnish on my reputation. He than proceeded to steal anything of value out of my house that he had just got on the lease with me for Approximately 3,000 worth of stuff. He... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 14, 2017

You can sue for up to $10k in Small Claims court. Not sure how you would collect if successful.

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4 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I was accepted for a job pending a drug test. Employer notified me that I failed due to high creatine in my urine.

I have never used drugs. I do have liver disease and kidney problems which could show high levels due to my organs not excreting properly. Can i sue the lab for telling potential employer that I failed.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 8, 2017

It is unclear that the lab result was inaccurate. If the lab correctly stated that you failed, but you claim that the creatine was present due to liver and kidney problems, then the lab did nothing wrong. You should take the results to your physician and request a letter explaining the results in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What steps can i take to sue someone for harassment and slander?

This person has been sending inappropriate pictures of me all over social media calling my phone blocked continuously

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 28, 2017

You can file civil harassment charges against this person on your own without the need of a lawyer. Go to your local county courthouse to the clerks office and ask the clerk to be furnished civil harassment forms that you can fill out and file. They will include instructions on how to fill out the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: A personal injury lawyer for his client states that I am intentionally disparaging the client's business online. How?

I posted the before and after pictures of a taxidermy service I received on my deceased pet. Honestly, I've contacted every facility in the U.S. for a redo and they all said, the pet is ruined, can't be redone, All confirmed the pet looked horrible and that it was not industry standard work.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 16, 2017

ANYONE CAN SUE ANYONE FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME.........THE QUESTION IS WHETHER ONE CAN COLLECT AND THEN WHETHER THE SUIT IS IMPROPER THUS ALLOWING THE OTHER PARTY TO SUE FOR DAMAGES.

IF YOU WERE TO SUE YOU WOULD GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT I WOULD SUSPECT

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: got a warrant from a county over 200 miles away.

im 19 and im afraid it has to deal with a girl i had online problems with a while ago. I have not contacted her physically in anyway except for online. I believe I was speaking nonsense and that might have got me in trouble. I do not have time to go to davis. Can i call as listed on their card? To... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 13, 2017

Call a criminal defense attorney and get a free consultation. That will tell you what you are looking at in terms of the risk of being arrested, the potential penalties and the potential cost of an attorney. Attorney's differ in the fees they charge, so maybe call more than one, and start with... Read more »

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