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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Communications Law and Domestic Violence for Michigan on
Q: I’m looking for an attorney to help me stop harassment- threatening (position as a mother)-mental abuse- lies- defaming

I just filed a ppo and 3rd parties against my ex that we have 2 previous domestic violence but I dropped in 2010 bc the court didn’t do anything after he broke his ppo 4x and the 2nd I didn’t show from fear etc. I want to press charges against both my ex and his girlfriend and will show up this... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 17, 2023

You should contact your county prosecutor's office. You should also contact the police concerning any new allegations. Whether the prosecutor will "reopen" the 2021 case is discretionary and will depend on how they feel they can prove that case. Whenever you don't show up,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for North Carolina on
Q: For how much maximum can you sue someone for violating TCPA, in north carolina
N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on Apr 2, 2023

Since the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") is a federal law, the penalties are the same for every state or jurisdiction. The standard penalty is $500 per violation or the actual sum of monetary loss, whichever is higher.

For violations committed knowingly or willfully,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: If I have an educational account on social media where I do publish rare and --->

If I have an educational account on social media where I do publish rare and exclusive pictures of historical personalities found in archives, mentioning the exact sources of where those exhibits were taken from, is it legal to also put the name of my account on these exhibits (tags) If I do some... Read more »

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answered on Mar 21, 2023

It is generally legal to publish rare and exclusive pictures of historical personalities found in archives, as long as you have obtained the necessary permissions and licenses to use those images. When you use these images, it is important to give proper credit to the original source, and it sounds... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Could you start a class action lawsuit against Fox News for knowingly lying to people, or is it just free speech?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 17, 2023

There actually is a pending lawsuit against Fox News brought by Dominion Voting Systems arguing that Fox defamed Dominion. This case is set for trial April 17.

Suing a media member for defamation (i.e. libel and slander) is very difficult and expensive. Class action lawsuits are likewise...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law on
Q: Is it illegal for a stranger on the internet totry to convince children(15 and below) to go no contact with theirparents

Saying things like "I'll be your parent" and having minors pay for a patrion to have adult conversations with this person with the intent on keeping it from other adults?

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answered on Mar 4, 2023

Yes, it is illegal for a stranger on the internet to try to convince children (15 and below) to go no contact with their parents. This behavior could potentially be considered as grooming, which is a form of child abuse and can be a criminal offense. Additionally, encouraging minors to pay for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: FOIA sent to dispatch for an arrest pertaining to me They redacted some of the info I need the full copy How do I get it

there is absolutely no information on the FOIA I requested, all was redacted. I was arrested, held for 7 days, did not see a judge, no bail was made, and no charges brought against me. I was in holding for 4 days with up to 36 other women in a cell. We asked for grievances. They never... Read more »

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

FOIA sent to dispatch for an arrest pertaining to me They redacted some of the info I need the full copy How do I get it

there is absolutely no information on the FOIA I requested, all was redacted. I was arrested, held for 7 days, did not see a judge, no bail was made, and no charges...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: FOIA sent to dispatch for an arrest pertaining to me They redacted some of the info I need the full copy How do I get it

there is absolutely no information on the FOIA I requested, all was redacted. I was arrested, held for 7 days, did not see a judge, no bail was made, and no charges brought against me. I was in holding for 4 days with up to 36 other women in a cell. We asked for grievances. They never... Read more »

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

If you believe that the information redacted is necessary for you to understand the reason for your arrest and detention, you can file an appeal or challenge the redaction. You can contact the agency that provided the response and ask them to provide justification for the redactions or file a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Collections and Communications Law for California on
Q: When is it okay for the State of California to send out personal information to a unknown number in a text message ?
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answered on Feb 19, 2023

Under California law, it is generally not permissible for state agencies to disclose personal information to third parties without the consent of the individual in question, unless there is a specific legal exception or requirement to do so.

In some cases, a state agency may be required to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can another lawyer post things about your case & bash you on social media if they're not your lawyer or on the case ?

There's a Facebook group where there is two Florida lawyers are talking about my case to members of it. They're posting screenshots from pacer about the lawsuit against me and making fun of me when they have no information on this matter, and I haven't been able to prove my... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 30, 2023

You actually raise a couple different issues here. 1. Can Court documents available on PACER lawfully be disclosed on social media? Yes, because they're public records, and the fact that the discloser is a lawyer who is not on your case is irrelevant. 2. Can someone lawfully make fun of you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: Recording Consent

If you live in a single party consent state Texas and another person lives in a dual party consent state (CA) can you record them if you are on a call with them (i.e. you are in Texas and are the single party that consents to record the call).

If the person in CA records the person in Texas... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 21, 2023

Under Texas law, the State of Texas will not prosecute you for recording a conversation if you are a party to the communication or have the consent of at least one party to the communication.

Under California law, the State of California may prosecute you for recording a conversation unless...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can a husband legally direct me not to talk to his wife? I have in no way threatened her, sworn at her, or humiliated.

I confronted this woman's friend about her issue with my child. She has been talking about my son for quite some time now, and it needed to be addressed. I walked up the driveway of her best friend, when I saw her there. I walked up to her, and told her "I am disappointed in you". I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 5, 2022

If the lady voluntarily, without duress, desires to communicate with you and does so, no, the husband cannot prevent that communication by any legal means. (Does he think we live in Afghanistan?) However, you'll want to avoid a situation where the wife "flips" on you and claims you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: If a case is pending, how do I find out?

Case information, local or moved to federal level.

Marcus A. Ross
Marcus A. Ross
answered on Aug 31, 2022

You can go to the website for the Clerk’s office (I.e. Mayor’s Court,Municipal Court,Common Pleas,Federal Court, courts of specialized jurisdiction/Probate/Bankruptcy,etc.) and obtain docket information on a pending case. You typically can go online and do a search based on your last and first... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Ohio on
Q: If a case is pending, how do I find out?

Case information, local or moved to federal level.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Most court websites have docket search features which allow you to search for cases by party name. The federal courts have a service called PACER which allows you to do so for all federal courts as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Communications Law and Gaming for Arkansas on
Q: Is it possible for me to sue Pokémon support for lying in their code of conduct and negligence

Code of conduct says “if you believe you have been mistakenly discipline, please contact support here” which is where I make support request ticket but after making one all I get is an email (This is an automated email response.) saying “we don’t respond to inquiry’s of that kind” or... Read more »

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

well this is kind of not so exact question, but I will try to provide an answer to at least some extent.

At first the question about "If you are able to sue someone" is very general and the general answer to this is that Yes, you can sue, because you can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for California on
Q: CellPhone rights

I live in NYC and My girlfriend recently passed away lives in California and I brought her a phone a few months ago even payed the bill a few times I wanted Know what right I have to the phone if any I also have proof in text’s between me and her of when I payed for the phone even times she asked... Read more »

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answered on Jun 2, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like you may have some legal rights to the phone, but it's important to speak with an attorney to get a definitive answer.

In California, the law generally considers personal property to be part of the deceased person's estate....
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Communications Law for Florida on
Q: Can I use a company for one of their employees logging into my account and giving someone else my personal information?

My ex asked one of her friends in New York who she claims works for spectrum. The persons brother also said that they asked her to dig into my stuff so that they could find out information I have text from both of them saying so. They have exact time and text messages that I never even showed... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 30, 2023

As I understand your question, you believe that an employee of the service provider, Spectrum, furnished text messages to or from you. In order to successfully sue the company, you would have to show that disclosure occurred, the service provider authorized the employee to disclose the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Communications Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I get some help? I have a major concern and need lawful responses

Whenever I communicate with the property manager, all of my private information is shared with the cosigner. I feel like my privacy is being exploited

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 17, 2023

An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible that the sharing is done because the developments impact the cosigner, who could be liable due to their capacity as cosigner in the matter. A local attorney could offer more definitive guidance... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: Am I qualified to receive somee kind of money for being incarcerated for 8 months until my charge was dismissed?

Who would I be wanting to sue in that specific case?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 15, 2023

Florida does have a wrongful incarceration that provides compensation up to $50,000 per year to wrongfully incarcerated individuals. You should discuss the facts of your case with an attorney here in Florida about how to apply.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for Vermont on
Q: Can I use the song “ Who let the dogs out” for my pet supplies website?
N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on May 2, 2023

If you'd like to use someone else's song, you should request permission and pay the required fee. Otherwise, using a song for commercial purposes without permission can constitute infringement, which usually costs the infringer exponentially more than the fee. If needed, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: What are my legal options a company I engaged with to answer an online tax question has exposed my PII?

My Social Security Number, Home Address, Income and work Status are now being displayed on the internet publicly due to a company I engaged with. This information is findable via Google and Search Engines now. The company was providing a legitimate question and answer tax service and operates the... Read more »

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Apr 18, 2023

You may be able to bring a federal data breach law suit, or sue the company under the terms of service (or file arbitration against them). This may help put more pressure on them to honor their contract and federal and state law. Contact a consumer protection attorney to evaluate your case.

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