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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Nevada on

Q: Is it illegal to post an ad on a dating app of an ex saying this person uses drugs and lies to manipulate people.

The photo from that person’s dating profile would be used in this hypothetical. The statements are true.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 24, 2019

Yes, it is illegal--at least in the sense of possibly being defamatory, which is actionable in most if not all states. However, truth is usually an absolute defense in most if not all states too. Practically speaking, no lawyer would ever advise any client to go online in a public forum to do what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Communications Law and Trademark for Indiana on

Q: I took a picture of our Sony camera to use on our website. Do I need permission to use this?

It is an original photo that I took to use as a header on our church website and the name, "Sony" is in view on the side of the camera

Karima Gulick answered on Aug 20, 2019

You don't need permission to use your own photo. However, depending on what your website is about, it would be best to avoid displaying someone else's trademark.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Communications Law on

Q: Which options for communicating with a business come to your mind immediately?

When i contact a business:

When a business contacts me:

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 7, 2019

Telephone, email, letter, text, fax, and messaging platforms

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on

Q: My college professors, record me in three weeks worth of classes without my knowledge, then put the students up to it.

The students in my class where harassing, by repeating everything I said previous classes. The professors record me and class without my knowledge and played them to my classmates, to get them to psychology miss with me, by repeating all the statements I made the classes were they Secretly video... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2019

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Maryland on

Q: Can my boyfriend's parents put a restraining order against me for dating there son a being gay

There really homophobic and i never did a thing to them

Mark Oakley answered on Jul 20, 2019

Unless you’re 4 or more years older than your boyfriend, and he’s 15 or younger, then no, they cannot get a restraining order under the law.

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: Any advice on trying to communicate with my kids dad about the kids? He doesn’t want to talk to the kids or let the kids

Visit. Sometimes block us from calling. But as the primary parent I’m told I should always keep communication open to him if he chose to talk to the kids. But how can that go both ways. Seems double standard. Would like if he kept constant communication with kids since they ask about their dad.

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 19, 2019

You can't force him to be a good parent.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law on

Q: Crime related to hacking someone's account/phone, spying/stalking, and receiving threats about posting private pics of u

What kind of crime will you commit if you hacked into someone’s account, spy on them, invading your privacy, and giviving them threats that if you don’t do what I want I’m gonna posts your private photos something like that. I’m dating this girl and she has this weird creepy as ex-boyfriend... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 14, 2019

What state did this occur in?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Communications Law for Utah on

Q: If I unknowingly signed a DocuSign Contract for my boss's company (that I am in no way authorized to sign) is it valid?

My boss told me to cancel his Waste Management service because his monthly trash bills were ridiculously high. I contacted them and told them I needed to cancel the service because it's too expensive. We have another provider that will do the same service for 100's less per month. They transfered... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 8, 2019

I do not practice law in Utah--but I am very well aware of how easy it is these days to trick people into doing something they never intended to do. However, that said, I also know how easy it is for THE BUSINESS (not you) to hire lawyer to take up the business' mantle and push back at corporate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Communications Law and Entertainment / Sports on

Q: Consequences of abusing someone else's Adderall prescription?

I'm doing research for my book.

The character is my antagonist. He's the father to a boy who's got ADHD. The father is not present in the boy's life at all and left him with his mom at the age of four.

He's a manager for a famous band and wants to stop one of the band members from... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 3, 2019

This is a free legal advice forum intended to help non-lawyer consumers better understand common legal terms and to explain general legal principals and procedures to non-lawyers interested in understanding more about the law.

This free legal forum is not the place to seek a lawyer's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Florida on

Q: Is it illegal in Flordia to record a conversation with someone without their consent?

William Jaksa answered on Jun 28, 2019

In Florida, you need two-party consent to record a conversation. Meaning that everyone involved in the conversation must consent to the recording.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on

Q: Can I sue my neighbors with proff of them using a jamming device on my home security system camera?

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 20, 2019

Not in Criminal Law. I'm able to provide an answer with regard to the other listed areas of law because my focus is Criminal Law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Communications Law for Texas on

Q: How much trouble am I in?

I was talking to a guy. He paid my credit card off. Then asked me to get him 350 dollars worth of gift cards to pay him back. I thought it was a scam and called then bank to have my account frozen and asked to have the payment sent back. But they guy is claiming that he can have me arrested

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 19, 2019

I am not licensed to practice law in Texas but I do know banking law very well. People who have their bank stop payment on something without any cause are considered in the same category as people who write bad checks.

If "the guy" who paid off your credit card did so using a valid check,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on

Q: Can my ex drop telecommunication harassment. Me and her talked over everything and everything is fine now

I really need an answer

Matthew Williams answered on Jun 14, 2019

Your ex can talk to the prosecutor but at the end of the day it’s the prosecutor’s call whether or not to continue the prosecution.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Nebraska on

Q: When investigatory stop occurs thru pretext stop , do I only have to be informed of the pretext stop and not that invest

Do I not have to be informed that as need to exit my vehicle for inventory purposes although I was reinstate eligible that my vehicle was getting towed. I was not arrested and I was told I was getting citation after the inventory of my car. I left my work but evidently looked suspiciouse 7:00pm.... Read more »

Julie Fowler answered on Jun 10, 2019

Many times people consent to a search of their vehicle when requested by law enforcement. If a party consents to the search, it is difficult to be successful on an argument that law enforcement didn't have authority to search the vehicle when the party consented to the search. If you have been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Business Formation and Communications Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can a private citizen of Louisiana write and place a bill of legislation?

Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 2, 2019

As a general matter, bills are usually written by lawmakers. They can also come from other elected officials as well. But lawmakers should be attentive to the voices of their constituents, and many lawmakers welcome correspondence from citizens as to their ideas and thoughts. You could contact the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on

Q: Social media rights to accounts on facebook


Shouldn't people on social media such as fb have rights to there account. Even though you don't directly pay fb they allow adds that are forced on you and there collecting money because of you seeing them. So your essentially making money for fb and should be at minimum considered a... Read more »

Jason Brooks answered on May 28, 2019

Their ability to make money through your use is precisely why you are able to use it for free. Other paid platforms and services give you more rights and control. With that said, you still do retain a copyright in any picture or content you post (to the extent it’s your original — or licensed... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Communications Law on

Q: i want to know, is there any cases that similar with case Springer v Great Western Railway Company (1921) ?

i want to know if there is other cases that similar with the case that i just appointed at my question. thank you

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 13, 2019

This is not an online law library. This is a public forum where experienced lawyers donate their valuable time to answer real legal questions about important matters of general interest to the public. All questions asked are not going to be answered; some are way too complicated to answer online,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Communications Law for Indiana on

Q: My ex monitors ALL convos between child/me & used transcribed recording as evidence, lying about origin. What can I do?

The recording was from a landline, when the child was home alone. Child & I talk across state lines. Ex also monitors all online activity & shows up places where I’m to drop off child for extracurricular activities.

Bradley Banks answered on May 13, 2019

In Indiana only one side of a call must consent to it being recorded.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi on

Q: It has been two weeks since I was able to talk to my wife in jail. She has no bond and is on suicide watch in Lee county

She just needs to hear my voice and speak with me. It will help her so much and she'll be better. They will not let me contact her anyway. What options do I have to speak with her? I am desperate

Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Your only option, aside from visiting her during a set visitation day, would be to contact the jail about putting money on her books so that she can use the phone.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Medical Malpractice for California on

Q: I been implated with several nano & microchip devices in my head and eyes by ceder sinai without knowledge or consent.

I have proof and the microchip in my head is an antenna that works as a receiver for the nearest transmission towers witch is bringing a microwave radio signal to my ears and all i hear is harassment, insults, death threats 24\7 its been making me sick and its very painful and it made me cry... Read more »

William John Light answered on May 2, 2019

Your psychiatrist has medications that stop the microwave radio signals.

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