I sent an email to do a story for an anonymous person who is suing to have documents released in vero beach, Florida. After about 2 emails, they accused me of trying to undermine their case and have forwarded the emails to their lawyer. Then they said they contacted the authorities and sent my... Read more »
Hey! So June of 2018 I posted a blog post about an old relationship I had. As the cover photo I used a picture of my ex and I (prom). I never used his name or etc. I recently was contacted by his wife freaking out about the picture that’s been up for over a year now. Can i legally get in trouble... Read more »
If you retained a competent lawyer to defend you in the federal district court over two years ago I am surprised they did not file a counterclaim way back when you answered the complaint--because the plaintiff company might have seen the wisdom of paying your fees when they wanted to settle. In any...Read more »
I’m starting a social media account to raise awareness on Camp Lejeune toxic water. There’s a lot of government websites,like va.gov and the cdc that contain useful information I want to talk about and give links for. I also plan to sell T-shirt’s to raise profit for awareness but I don’t... Read more »
I earned up to $1000* on an online survey site over a period of several months, but they banned me because my siblings had same home address which triggered them to ban my account it violated their terms of service. Can I sue them for the money owed? This doesn't seem legal that companies can ban... Read more »
Sure; in America anyone can sue anyone else at any time—even without a lawyer in small claims court. Winning the lawsuit is another matter. If you decide to sue you should be prepared to pay the $400 filing fee and then pay another hundred bucks or so for service of process. Finally, if a court...Read more »
I live in An HOA Community and our board is run by residents that also reside here. They collect our fees and manage our money. Recently the community has become concerned with a lot of decisions made by the board and they have a record of saying one thing and doing another and not being... Read more »
The answer to your final question is yes, the Florida Statutes permit tape recording and video recording of all HOA member meetings and board meetings. If you cannot find that yourself in the on-line statutes, I suggest you consult an attorney to find it for you. If the HOA directors still won't...Read more »
If you have set your work computer (which belongs, presumably, to your employer) to be able to access your email without the need for inputting a password, yes: you have given the employer implicit permission.
This is a crime and you should report it to the police. Florida is a two person consent state, it is a felony for someone to record another without their consent. Further, yes, this is an invasion of privacy as it was an electronic intrusion into a person's private quarters and possibly a public...Read more »
Your free-speech rights do not prohibit the owner of the website from limiting what you say on that forum. If you want to express something the web-site owner doesn't want, you can find another web-site.
Or to put it in terms that the founders would understand, if you want to publish your...Read more »
I see that you have not received an answer to your question. I am not sure if I know the exact answer, but my educated guess is yes, they can take down the post from a social media site. Was or is it a violation of the Sunshine law, I have no idea.
Take the Google Adwords platform, for example. If I were running an ad where I am charged based on the number of clicks my ad receives, and a competitor was deliberately clicking my ads for the purpose of costing me money & exhausting my daily budget, is it illegal or just immoral for my... Read more »
Sorry, no way to say for sure. I do not see it as a legal issue for Google. ie: if you run an add and agree to pay by the number of clicks you get on the add, then google has not control of who clicks or how many times. On the other hand this person, who you believe is, clicking the add...Read more »
If I used my own personal computer to write the code for an app, but tested the app on a company phone, do they have any claim to it? Wouldn't that be the same as downloading an app from the app store in terms of not having a claim to IP?
The answer will largely depend on if you built the app for your company or while working for your company for their benefit and also what if any, your employment agreement or handbook states about Intellectual Property while working for the company. I suggest you contact an attorney so your...Read more »
I own a small ecommerce website where I sell some items bearing the names of very famous people from the past, like Michael jackson, muhamad ali, marilyn monroe, etc, can I get in trouble for doing that? A corporation recently contacted me regarding using the name of Frida Khalo on my site, she is... Read more »
I made an album cover for a very famous rap artist, and I sent it to him. A few days later he posted it on his official Instagram for millions to see, but he cropped my logo off of the bottom. Now the image is being used in thousands of places on the internet without my permission, and the famous... Read more »
It appears you likely do have a case for copyright infringement. If you created the album cover, you are the copyright owner. You have the right to determine whether your work is reproduced. One thing to consider is whether your message to him granted him permission to use the artwork. An...Read more »
The official website is with a nonprofit organization and I allowed them to put my bio and link my blog page with their membership list. Could a person from the organization use the same information on their website without my permission?
Is it legal for Facebook to discriminate against white people? I have several screenshots of times when I have reported blatantly racist posts that endorse things such as black supremacy, calling white people stereotypes and derogatory terms, etc. and Facebook replies saying it doesn't violate... Read more »
They terminated us without warning. 4 years of meeting sales and no write ups and then, bam. So I'm aware that legally I can't do anything. We can be terminated for any reason. But I'd like to bring a little truth out via Youtube and Facebook regarding their actions and conduct in the termination... Read more »
I will simply answer that you do so at your own risks. Telling the truth is a defense to libel and slander, but if you go to far in your comments you may trigger a response by your ex-employer. You might want to actually consult with an employment lawyer as to the comments you desire to post on...Read more »
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