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2 Answers | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law for Ohio on
Q: Can a judge ordered me to stay off social media in Ohio?

I am on probation and am just wondering.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 24, 2021

It depends on the facts of the case and underlying charge. The short answer is probably yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Employment Discrimination for Michigan on
Q: Can someone video record w/ audio and eavesdrop on my conversation with a fellow employee without my knowledge?

I was inside their home because they hired our company to treat for pests. All electronics are supposed to be unplugged. She had a video camera set up and eavesdropped on my conversation with an employee while she was somewhere else watching on her phone. She’s now sent it to my office and trying... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 28, 2021

You have two issues: 1) you were in someone else's home, with no reasonable expectation of privacy; 2) this is an employment issue. Any one, right or wrong, can make a complaint. Good employers will assess the complaint and want to hear your side of things before taking action. It could be as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I'm being neural remote monitored I need a lawyer to sue them
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 18, 2021

more info needed to understand.

however, i do not do that sore of litigation.

that would be civil litigation, not criminal.

chances are you would only find a lawyer to do so on an hourly, not on a contingency

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Colorado on
Q: Do I need to be on call to testify in court if I never received a subpoena in Colorado?

I was involved in an armed gas station robbery in 2019. DA called me Feb. of this year and admitted they were sending everything to the wrong person with my same name despite having my police report and information. They said the lead investigator would call me in March. Never did. I finally called... Read more »

Brian K. McHugh
Brian K. McHugh answered on Apr 13, 2021

If you have not been personally served with a subpoena you have no legal obligation to appear. However, I assume you are important witness since, as you say, you were "involved in an armed gas station robbery." Unless you were a participant, you might want to give some thought to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Communications Law for Louisiana on
Q: I had DCFS involved as well as CPS. I believe they are the same adjacency.

I received a letter from DCFS stating they closed the case I want to know if the cps case is closed as well. I'm not sure if they are both the same thing in Louisiana.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 22, 2021

Same Agency. Your case is now closed.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Q: Is it legal to print my name on a document handed to all residence that i spoke up about an illegal issue in the complex

I attended a residence zoom meeting it was recorded and notes were taken, when the notes were distributed my name was next to the most serious complaints about illegal issues at our apartment complex

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 11, 2021

The short answer is yes. You participated in a quasi public meeting, so you should not be surprised that the notetaker included your identity and what issues you raised. You only want to be sure that you were quoted accurately.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Business Law and Communications Law for Arizona on
Q: We do internet videos and a major american television show is asking us to sign a "Material License Agreement"

We are wondering what liability can come from this? We do not currently make money from the internet and are just making interesting videos. The contract says we grant non-exclusive license. We're fine giving it away for free but since we don't make money from this, we just want to make... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 8, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Because of its complexity and detail, this could be a difficult post for an attorney to respond to without knowing more information, and likely seeing the agreement you mention. If you continue not to get a response,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Communications Law, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: I booked 14 days at an inn, I stayed 6 days only, receptionist gave no receipt saw receipt on email was charged fully

I originally booked 14 days at an inn. I checked in and I was charged the 2 weeks right away. I asked if ever I decided to check out early is there refund. Guy said yes. On the 6th day, I told the receptionist I'm checking out and gave the card keys. Receptionist said I'm good to go... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 28, 2021

Small Claims is an option. However, if you booked through a third party, like or similar, I don't think you can get your money back.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I need help ! I don't know how to go about this and if it's even worth it ..

I have a public defender . She calls me the day of my court date and tells me that the court is closed due to covid so no one is allowed in the court house . She left me a voice mail stating this loud and clear and repeated her self twice . she would notify me when the court re opened ,in the mean... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 24, 2021

Sorry about what happened. I would make sure that her office knows what happened to you and see if there is any way to help get your $2000 back. Unlikely, but worth a try.

Keep those VMs!

Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Communications Law for Arizona on
Q: My daughter was given covid vaccine she under 18 yrs old and the failed to ask for moms consent

consent when they realized herage they proceeded to continue giving her the vaccine and gave her a date to return for the 2nd vaccine but took back her copies of the paper work

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

You may have a technical claim, but as the vaccine has been used on millions with few side effects, you may want to consider if you don't want her to have the second dose which would be highly beneficial to her.

For advice on a claim contact the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for Missouri on
Q: I am needing an attory to assist me in getting some accounts closed online due to them being hacked can this be done?

I have a facebook account as well a paypal account that have been hacked and I have not been able to get either company to help me with getting them closed. I know who maybe behind this but that is a different story but I am up against the wall and want them closed and my cell phone numbers... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 17, 2021

An attorney could contact the companies on your behalf and hopefully be taken seriously.

Q: Legality of filming illegal activities as a reporter?

Hi my girlfriend and I plan on starting an investigative journalism based YouTube account. We want to shoot a video called, “A look into the black market cannabis scene.” For this video we plan to interview black market cannabis dealers who work with cartels along with filming their operation.... Read more »

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 9, 2021

You are safe. They are definitely not!

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Communications Law for Texas on
Q: So long story and dumb on my part. My husband and I are getting divorced. He is dating I messaged the woman.

She didn’t know he was married. No threats or abusive language was used. He tends to lie to I wanted her to know he was married. Again she did not. I apologized for contacting her and assured her I would not bother her. Several hours later she said she was very private and felt unsafe. Again no... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Feb 5, 2021

The fact that she's uncomfortable doesn't mean you did anything wrong. Just leave her alone and don't worry about it.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Communications Law for Michigan on
Q: my husband has a second phone, is there any way I can get the phone company to give me the record?

Everytime i got him to call, he says my wife is listening on speaker too.. so i don't think there going to disclose any info. If its a privacy law Is there a way around it?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Feb 3, 2021

What information are you seeking? If the phone is in his name, then he has access to his records. Instead of involving the phone company, why does he not just download them and give them to you, or give you online access to those records?

If he is unwilling to cooperate, then you should...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Alabama on
Q: a you tube program has published photos of me without my permission, It is illegal? I don't want them to use my image

a you tube program has published photos of me without my permission, It is illegal? I don't want them to use my image

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Jan 6, 2021

We all have a right of privacy, which includes our "right of publicity." However, if your image was taken while you were in a public place, and/or your image was only briefly shown, it will be much harder to assert your claim. Please consult with an IP/privacy attorney to fully assess your rights.

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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark, Communications Law and Identity Theft for Alaska on
Q: If I should change my domain name, would this change be of any damage to my original trademark invention?
Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Jan 6, 2021

Please update this question with more information

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Internet Law on
Q: Can I use the term "humans of" for my social media organization, such as Humans of Cooksville?

Similarly to the Humans of NY but I'm using it for Cooksville, Mississauga. I'll be using it for my social media as a project under my non-for-profit.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 31, 2020

If you're asking from the standpoint of concerns about infringing on someone's (or some company's or organization's) existing right to use those terms with a recognized name or brand, that is something a trademark attorney knows the most about. There's no guarantee that all... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal for an inmate to give you ideas over the phone on what to post on social media to advocate them

Advocating them to get life in prison instead of Death row

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Dec 14, 2020

Generally no, but if those are ideas involve threatening or coercing witnesses/victims, then yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Communications Law and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Q: i’m 16 and my mom always calls me a problem child. i’m drained trying to b perfect. we disagree on a lot and have a lot

before but i always think we’re past it and she’s very passive aggressive and harps on my relationship constantly and it’s really driving me away from her. i’ve been wanting to move out for a long time now but i’m not sure how to go about leaving. i have a place i can stay but no job yet... Read more »

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 12, 2020

Until you are 18 your mother makes the rules. You only get one mother so you should show her the ultimate level of respect.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Criminal Law and Internet Law on
Q: My Internet Activity is being heard aloud in the street

The title says it all. Annoying when accessing financial accounts, emails, conversations with family/friends, photos, etc.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 29, 2020

It's possible your internet service provider could help you more with this than an attorney could. You could ask them what measures you could take to enhance your security (password protection for network, log in protocols for sites you use, etc.). They would probably have other suggestions... Read more »

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