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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Communications Law on
Q: A department store always invites me to comment on alleged purchases that I have not made. Could it be to sue her?

A large department store, headquartered in Miami, constantly sends me emails, congratulating me and inviting me to comment on my alleged purchases, even though I already indicated them, through the contact tab of their website, which I am your customer, that I have never made purchases in your... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 2, 2020

In the course of its survey efforts, it looks like the department store did you a favor by bringing it to your attention that purchases are being made in your name. That means you could review monthly statements for activity you do not recognize. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: A lady had been harassing 7 people by making memes on social media, however they got a search warrant and arrested her


Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 17, 2019

No. That’s exactly what happens in a small corrupt town. Business as usual....

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Received 1991 texts between 7/1/19 thru 12/3/19 day and night can this be considered harassment

I share 50/50 custody with him and have told him not to contact me unless it is about our child he goes back in forth within mins of hating me and loving me

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Dec 3, 2019

Yep, I'd call that harassment. Contact your local police about it.

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Texas on
Q: If someone was lied to about a court date what can they do? In Texas

My friend thought a court date was in December. He got a text message on November 17th saying that if he doesn't go to court the next day he will have a warrant for his arrest. He called them because he wasn't aware of this, then the lady asked for his full name and stuff to look up when it is and... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 27, 2019

I suggest your friend call the court to ensure that it is a legitimate call to begin with.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Hello I have a question about a upcoming case next month

If a person of 55 that has maintained a absolute clean record with no criminal history of any kind there whole life at age 55. and has now been charge with the committed felony crimes for communication by phone & felony #2. Communication by text. using a cell phone to commit the following felony... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Nov 20, 2019

Get a lawyer. You don’t want to be a convicted felon if at all possible. There’s more to it than just figuring out an agreeable sentence.

For more info visit my website at

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Communications Law for California on
Q: Some employees refuse to use company software - instant messaging - how can they be disciplined/forced to use it?

I have an instant messaging system on my office computers. Some users are logging out. We can’t fire them, but how can I set consequences for logging out or ignoring messages? What can I do to make the software so users can’t disconnect? Program is Synology Chat. Server is Windows.

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Nov 20, 2019

There is a middle ground between firing people and letting them sabotage your system. An attorney can provide rules and procedures that can be set up and provided to employees. Rules can be enforced without firing people.

Firing employees who perform their tasks, except for the ones they...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: What is the average penalty for a telecommunication charge in Ohio
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 11, 2019

Probation is the most likely outcome. But the facts of each case and the history of the defendant are certain to be taken into account.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Maryland on
Q: Is it legal in MD to record, without permission/consent, the conversations occurring after an auto accident?

Is it legal in MD to record, without permission/consent, the conversations occurring after an auto accident?

I read an article that cited MD 2013 Code, which explained that it was legal to record the conversations after an auto accident, citing that the law (or case law) did not deem the... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Nov 10, 2019

Maryland is a two-party consent state when it comes to audio recordings: both parties must consent to the recording. There is no exceptions for auto accidents. Video recording is not covered under this law, but unless you have a way to turn off the audio recording capacity of your video device, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Civil Rights and Communications Law for New York on
Q: So last night I accidentall locked myself out can I bill landlord/ super

I’ve only been here for almost a week. So last night I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment that I’m staying in. My girlfriend aka owner of apartment wasn’t home and the super “wasn’t available ” to help me. I’ve only been here for like almost a week. So I called fire... Read more »

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on Nov 7, 2019

Generally, the expense of damage cause to an apartment (or apartment door) is caused by a tenant or a tenant's guest the tenant is responsible to the landlord for these damages. In that situation, if the landlord's super repairs the damage, the landlord can seek recovery for the cost of the repair... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Can you get a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign in a private community in South Carolina
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 24, 2019

The short answer is yes. If the sign complies with the required statutes it is unlawful to not stop.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the social security number use for and can it be use by anyone else for there's benefit?

Make a contract and make me fulfill is this law

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a library. You can research these issues by googling

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for California on
Q: Can my teacher body shame my body infront of a whole class causing me psychological problems
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 1, 2019

much more info needed.

a lawyer would want to know exactly what happened........however few lawyers would take a case like the one

I THINK you are least they would not on a contingency but maybe would on an hourly.

there may be a difference in whether...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Virginia on
Q: Theodore G paraskevakos thanks

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 16, 2019

It's possible your question somehow got left off in uploading. You could try reposting. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Q: Say some one repeatedly says they’re going to have sexual relations with loved ones is that harassment?

Keeps saying they wanna do things like this

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

It's also a threat under some circumstances.

2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Can my girlfriend use my last name on social media

My gf n i broke up she has my washer dryer and freezer i messaged her to ask when i could come by and get them no answer so i tried instagram and found out she is using my last name and now claiming im harassing her when she never told me to stop nor did she just block me but i told her i would be... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 11, 2019



(of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.

"there will be an amicable settlement of the dispute"

synonyms: friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easygoing,...
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Q: If a therapy practice as a whole will not accept registered sex offenders as clients. Do they need to make this known?

If a therapy practice has a policy that they do not see registered sex offenders as clients,

Should this information be made available to you, on their website, or as a screening question?

It wasn't made available to a friend of mine and he started therapy and was seen for 9... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

I'm unaware of it. The practice should have asked. He can file a complaint with the licensing board but I dont see anything. However he should contact a member of the State of Washington Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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
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
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
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
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2019

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