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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Can a web developer knowingly/unknowingly put redirects to spam sites on a client's website without client consent?

I hired a web developer for my company's website. For the past 2 years he was the only one with access to the editing tools and the domain, until recently where we discovered accessing the site through a mobile device would redirect you to spam sites, sometimes pornographic, and we asked him... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 13, 2020

It isn't clear from your question or the sites you posted this question to, exactly what it is that you want. First, you need a new developer to clean your site and correct these problems, close all backdoors and shut out the old developer. Is this criminal? Probably not, but I am not a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is there a time restriction for my guests ?

My property manager says it is in the lease

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on May 25, 2020

If you are talking about a guest staying with you, yes. A lot of leases do specify the limit to the amount of time a guest can stay. Usually it is a number of days in a given period of time, like "25 days per year" or "3 weeks every 6 months". Your first step needs to be to review your lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Elder Law for California on
Q: Had a good friend of over 20 years suddenly passed before we could discuss everything that needed to be done legally.

Was the contact and his emergency contact for him when in hospital. He was hospitalized since September 2019 & found out he had lung cancer as well as other GI problems. Went home on his birthday January 31st. He was getting stronger but I got sick and was unable to see him. Then I got busy... Read more »

Jeffrey Louis Gaffney
Jeffrey Louis Gaffney answered on Mar 11, 2020

No.

I am sorry but last wishes must be in writing, ether handwritten and signed or typed and witnessed.

Any assets that he left behind belong to his creditors and his family (even if they cannot be found). Eventually some asset search company will find this abandoned money and look...
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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 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 presenting........at 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 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
William John Light answered on May 2, 2019

Your psychiatrist has medications that stop the microwave radio signals.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Is it legal for police to use dispatch records to expose someone when there isn’t a crime committed?

I called dispatch and gave my name. I then created an anonymous email account and contacted city council. A police officer wrote back (CCing the city council) and addressed me by name, which was given to police dispatch. is this legal? I feel that I’ve been targeted unfairly and the officer had... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 16, 2019

Insufficient information to offer any kind of sound advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Communications Law for California on
Q: The police removed my anonymity as they had information I gave them from calls I made to dispatch. Is this legal?

I live in an area that has serious traffic issues. I created an anonymous email account to contact city council about this. I also called the police a lot about this and gave my name to the dispatch center. In an email response from the police that included the city council, my name was used. Is it... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 13, 2019

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Communications Law and International Law for California on
Q: What laws apply in terms of the recording of phone calls placed between the United States and Canada?

I'm currently in Canada (Québec) on a long-term visitor's permit; I've been here for 6 months and I'll be here for at least another 3. I do not hold a work or study visa, and I have no resident status, but I do hold a lease. I'm a US citizen and my prior and long-time... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd answered on Jan 4, 2019

This is not a US immigration law question, either.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Q: Is it legal to install spyware on another persons phone without their consent or knowledge?

My personal device was breached (empirical data available) I am licensed and work in the financial sector and, it is plausible and likely that some of my clients sensitive data could have been compromised as well. I know the implications on the FIN REG side. I need to know what my next move is.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 17, 2018

MORE INFO NEEDED

HIRE A LAWYER AND REPORT TO POLICE AND HAVE THE DA PROSECUTE.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Opposing party's lawyer calling, emailing, texting nonstop... what qualifies as harassment? What can I do?

The opposing party's attorney (a personal friend of theirs) has called, emailed and texted me demanding copies of documents that the court clerk can provide from a past hearing. They called me 6 times in the course of a few hours... would this qualify as harassment? Can I do anything?... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 4, 2018

It appears that you are in Texas, but are asking questions of California lawyers. We are not qualified to answer questions about Texas law. If you are in California, and are representing yourself, it is quite normal for the opposing attorney to contact you, especially if you have documents... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Why can't I receive any information regarding my sons suicide investigation autopsy

The law enforcement handling the case told me that I would have to subpeona them . because it falls under the alabama open record law

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 28, 2018

Your question is posted in CA. Doubtful anyone here knows anything about Alabama law. I am sorry for your loss.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: If no charges are filed against my friends neighbor ( a city worker) when I reported him following me taking pictures..

And in retaliation stalker follows me one eve on the street and robs me of my cell phone wallet etc..isn’t that like intimidation of a witness?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 30, 2018

need more info

however, it sounds like a ROBBERY/theft.......maybe assault and battery depending on the facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law, Criminal Law and Education Law for California on
Q: I am a teacher in a California public school. Is it legal for a parent to take my picture and send my to my boss?

She states we are not doing our job properly because we were talking among colleagues while the students were playing.

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 17, 2018

Yes, it is legal to take photographs in a public space where there is no expectation of privacy. A public school, on public property, during school hours, is such a location.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Communications Law for California on
Q: Violation of privacy

My sister's soon to be ex husband accessed private messages that I had with her through text and mobile chat without our knowledge. Can I sue him for invasion of privacy?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Apr 4, 2018

Sure you can. But what are you going to tell the court about the damages that you suffered? ,

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: What can I do about someone recording me on their smartphone at McDonald's?

Two women slammed into my car in the drivethru and yelled when I said there were scratches. they begin to threaten to attack me if I kept yelling back at them. Then they insisted that I was racist and started recording me saying they don't care when I told them to stop. They have a hit and run... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 15, 2018

Nothing you can do about that. If they post it you can try for a cease and desist. If you have collision on the car, why not run it through that, let the insurance company go after them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims, Communications Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: A moderator team on a discussion forum is harassing me, do I have any legal action available to me?

The team of moderators singles me out for ridiculous things, banning me, and allowing other users to harass me, by not holding other users to a similar standard. The website has 1 paid employee, and the moderation team is made up of volunteers. The organizational structure is set up so that if you... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 15, 2018

Unless you are being discriminated against based on your age, race, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc., then there is no legal remedy for people being mean to you. Take your business elsewhere.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal for me to sign up for an account on a website that does not allow US citizens to make accounts?

I understand that it may be against their terms of use, but since they are in a different country, can I get in any legal trouble here in the states? I am a US citizen residing in the US. To be even more specific, this website provides the service of turning bitcoin into USD and depositing into a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 31, 2018

i wouldn't try it if you have been warned.

you need a lawyer who does international law and i do not think we have any with this group.

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Communications Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: are child molesters allowed to have contact with victims after release from jail? A response asap would help us dearly.

Wife was molested 4 years throughout highschool by a man who was unofficially her step father, now that he is out of prison they have had their run ins at stores and such and the second run in he kept asking her for a hug and sent her into a panic attack, is he allowed to have contact with her at... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 27, 2018

Ask his probation/parole officer.

http://www.kernprobation.com/

https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Parole/Public_Officers_and_Regional_Offices/index.html

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Communications Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My child was sent away to another country to keep him away from me..I currently don't have custody of him.what can I do?

I know I had few problems to work with myself and DCFS had got involved and I didn't meet the requirements they had for me to keep custody and that's why I lost custody.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 13, 2017

you need a family law attorney with international custody experience....that is not me and i do not even know of any lawyers with that experience............but i suspect they would not be cheap.

are you even in a position to hire a lawyer? if not consider legal aid.

before you make...
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