Communications Law Questions & Answers by State

Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can a corporation require me to give access to my phone at any time and expel me if I do not comply? And is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Internet Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
It sounds like the fraternity is a voluntary non-profit organization. In the U.S. we enjoy what is called freedom of contract, which allows us to make agreements for all kinds of things. Sometimes agreements can't be enforced (even if you sign them). What the document is describing sounds draconian and far-reaching, and you have good reason to question it. If you want to remain a member of the fraternity, consider just signing it, notwithstanding the risks of being subject to that provision. If...

Q: Is a parent allowed to take a 15 year olds cell phone that the other parent purchased as form of punishment

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Communications Law for Michigan on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Brent T. Geers' answer
Absent some court order to the contrary, while exercising parenting time, the parent may decide if and when the child has access to a cell phone.

Q: Is it legal for police to use dispatch records to expose someone when there isn’t a crime committed?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Internet Law for California on
Answered on Mar 16, 2019
Louis George Fazzi's answer
Insufficient information to offer any kind of sound advice.

Q: The police removed my anonymity as they had information I gave them from calls I made to dispatch. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
this is not my area of law but I assume absent an agreement you might have an uphill road to climb.

anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time........the question is what is the value?

you can always sue in small claims for a minimal cost, and sue for up to $10k, but you must prove damages.

Q: My attorney and I (excutor) met and I received 3 checks for 3 TRUSTFUNDS is his fiduciary duties done?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Obviously the attorney's duties (as trustee, I assume) are not done, at least until the checks are properly written, accepted, and deposited. It looks like the attorney wants to meet with you about this, which also indicates that the matter is not over.

Q: Yes what is the sentence with harassment communications? Please tell me something cause I have court March 3rd

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
David Edward Boyle's answer
Harassing phone calls is a misdemeanor in Georgia for each call made.

Q: Telecom disconnects service without notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Antitrust and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Jonathan David Warner's answer
If the bill was not paid, they have the right to disconnect.

Good luck.

Q: Are radiologists free to be careless, by not putting 'all that may be wrong' on reports?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Health Care Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
No medical professional, or other professional, for that matter, has free license to be careless. The premise is that they will act diligently, thoroughly, professionally, and exercise their best medical judgment in examining films and outlining their findings. Are some more thorough than others? Yes. Is it possibly for one radiologist reading an MRI or CT to identify findings that another might not see? Yes.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is it legal to have audio surveillance at a restaurant?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Oregon on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
If everyone was told they were recording yes, otherwise it is illegal to recover conversations in Oregon without the consent of all parties, implied or otherwise.

Q: Will the judge understand that I didn't know I needed sr-22 for 3rd year? Please help, I never even received a letter.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
Illinois law requires you to notify the Secretary of State every time you change your address so they can send you notices. Failure to do so can lead to getting another ticket.

Q: I applied for a job that required me to be 21 at the age of 20. The staff knew but once I turned 21 I got fired. Legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Dec 21, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
In general, most employment is "at will". This means that an employer doesn't need a reason to fire someone. So yes, they can terminate you even under the questionable circumstances you describe.

Q: I'm being harassed by phone from a south carolina resident and I live in P.a..what are my options for filing suit?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
John W. Molony's answer
As a South Carolina attorney I cannot speak to the law in Pennsylvania. In South Carolina in situations where one feels threatened or in need of protection, one can seek either a Family Court Order Of Protection or a Restraining Order from a Magistrates’ Court. One would seek an Order of Protection through the Family Court in Order to restrain a family member, an ex-spouse, or a boyfriend or girlfriend they live with or even used to live with. One would seek a Restraining Order from a...

Q: Hello I am a student at William Paterson University I have a project where I have to interview a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Tax Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This is not the purpose of this forum. Call an attorney during their business hours.

Q: What can I do when a company based in another country ignores my customer’s help message?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, International Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Your customer could contact an officer of the company to verify if the request is reaching the right department. If the company will not respond, and there is a basis for a valid and meaningful claim, your customer could consult with an attorney.

Tim Akpinar

Q: with regard to the recording of phone conversations, does the calling party state consent law apply to the call?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Each state has statutes controlling the issue of whether their citizens can or cannot record conversations of other people without informing the other parties; the federal rule is that recordings are legal if only one party consents. You should consult a Kansas lawyer.

Q: Is it legal to install spyware on another persons phone without their consent or knowledge?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer


Q: How do get my money back (online course)?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Communications Law and Education Law on
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Based on these facts alone, it's difficult to say what the chances of recovery are. You could consult with an attorney to learn if you might have a cost-effective recourse through a lawsuit, arbitration, attorney’s letter, or other avenue. The attorney would likely want to see the agreement into which you entered to review its terms and conditions.

Tim Akpinar

Q: If an attorney makes an appearance as additional counsel for a plaintiff, is it required that both are on the filings?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
That is not usually how it goes. The judge will want all attorneys to enter their appearances.

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