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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for District of Columbia on
Q: An anonymous account is posting defamatory rumors about me to 1500 followers They are mentioning me by name
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Jun 25, 2020

You'd have to file a complaint in court and then issue a subpoena to the platform provider to release info about the account-holder. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for District of Columbia on
Q: What recourse do I have for being slander by my employer to congressional staffers/ hearing?

I work for a federal agency; a senior representative attended a meeting of enquiry on the Hill about an incident within the agency- at the location I direct/ oversee. The representatives did not have facts; instead, they blamed me for the negative outcome of the external investigation. I was asked... Read more »

Andrellos Mitchell
Andrellos Mitchell answered on May 7, 2019

It definitely sounds like you need to hire a lawyer before you respond on writing or in person. Everything going forward will be shaped by your employer and the narrative he/she wants to create. You need to carefully counter that narrative. It is best to have someone speak on your behalf when... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for District of Columbia on
Q: My aunt on behalf of my grandfather filed for cpo in order to evict during the hearing it was established that she had

No power of attorney but she was allowed to sit with him speak for him and coach him but the worst act is when she made a false statement that the police raided the home with an arrest warrant looking for drugs and guns with a warrant with my name on it and that I wasn't arrested because I... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2017

Have a lawyer review these complex facts and allegations with a fine-toothed comb to determine your rights and obligations. You might have a basis for suit if you were illegally defamed or maliciously prosecuted. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for District of Columbia on
Q: Real (royalty free) picture of a famous person on a book cover? "Personal rights"?

I myself am a european and I am planning on publishing a book about an actor who is a US Citizen (note: it will have a negative connotation for that person).

On the book cover I am planning to use a "free for use" (creative commons) image of that person. So no copyright-problems... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2017

You may be violating the person's publicity rights. Careful you're not also sued for defamation or IP violations. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more... Read more »

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