Courtney Edwards' answer Unless what the new station published was false and they knew it was false or were completely reckless with regard to the truthfulness of the report, no, you cannot sue. That is public information and the press is protected by the First Amendment.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer I am not familiar with the law you are referring to (it may exist, I just may not have heard about it), but there is likely a jurisdictional problem with Colorado having power over you and potentially the website (as you noted). I cannot check the statute to see if Colorado can assert protection over a non-resident (i.e. you), but there is a possibility. If you want to pursue the matter, you will likely need to contact a lawyer. As an aside, you are correct to not pay the removal fee (this fee...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer A default judgment (which is what occurs when a party does not appear without cause) does mean you "won" the case. You should review any final materials you received from the court (they usually say "Final Orders" or something like that) to see exactly what the judge awarded. That is, the eviction was likely dismissed, but the counter claim would only be granted if you provided a minimum level of evidence to support the claim (and it was awardable under Colorado law).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer There are civil means to punish a party who wrongfully places items on a credit report. This is best discussed with a lawyer on an individual basis and will not produce immediate results. For faster results contact the credit reporting agencies about making a claim for inaccurate or false reporting. The agencies do not work terribly fast, but if you present the correct documentation, the items will be removed (this part can be done both with or without a lawyer).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Libel is not a criminal matter, but a civil claim. Libel is the publishing of untrue/incorrect information to 3rd parties that causes direct harm (beyond simple emotional distress). Libel and slander cases are fact-specific claims, you will need to contact a lawyer directly to evaluate the strength of your case.
Samuel Ventola's answer This is actually a civil law issue, rather than criminal. You can only sue a "sugar daddy" for "payment" if you have an enforceable contract. The contract need not necessarily be in writing, but it might be difficult to prove that there was an oral contract like this. The contract also cannot be illegal. There would also have to be "consideration" for the alleged promise to pay - that is, the person would have to show that under the agreement they would give something legal or provide some...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer There is slander/liable. In an employment context, you would need to provide evidence that the false statements negatively impacted you at work. In either case you will need a lawyer because these are technical and fact-driven legal claims.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Contact a lawyer. Slander is not an easy claim and a lawyer will need to review the specifics of your case. Review CRS 13-25-124 and 13-25-125.5 for the specific court procedures at: http://www.intotolegal.com/upcoming%20Events/Forms.html .
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Reading is arguably not illegal, provided you are not hacking to gain access. For admissibility of the email/texts it depends. The best approach is to have an attorney request the texts/emails. Be aware that libel/slander requires conduct that shocks the conscience and/or harmed your reputation (these are very high standards).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Ah divorces... it brings out the best in people. From a legal perspective, you husband can make the claim and a court may (emphasis MAY) order a review (be aware that you can recover attorney fees and court cost if it is subsequently shown your ex is abusing the judicial system). As for your ex's unkind words, this gets more difficult. You theoretically could file a slander suit, but this will be cost prohibitive and create a lot of problems. You can inform the family court judge of your...
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