My friend's daughter and my daughter are friends. The mother of another child texted my friend bashing my 9 yr old daughter. I've never even met this child or her mom, but this mom has been spreading nasty comments about my daughter to several people in our community. I have text proof of... View More
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to local attorneys who handle defamation matters. However, it's worth keeping in mind that even if a situation meets a textbook definition of libel or slander, many law firms...View More
Someone filed a complaint towards me at work based off of a statement heard from a 3rd party that was not true in which ended up in me being terminated from employment. Would the fact that they heard a statement from someone else and decided to publish it without verifying the truth count as being... View More
What you really want to know is if this is ACTIONABLE defamation, meaning the type of defamation for which you can bring a lawsuit for money damages, and whether such a suit would be worthwhile to bring. That cannot be determined from an online inquiry; you need to schedule a consultation with an...View More
The jail can hold her until she either bonds out or is offered a time served disposition ; unless you do something about it. If you are not involved in the crime in any way, you can contact the law enforcement involved in the case and inform them of the fraud. Giving a false name to a LEO is a...View More
Including the IRS. As I pay enormous taxes and she knows this, she is just trying to cause stress and problems. She also interweaves the fact that I’m a Gay man and makes many horrible inferences… there’s a hundred vile messages from her. What can I do. She’s very wealthy and run a large rock show!
Your first step is to send her a written demand to cease and desist from all such harassing conduct, describing with some specificity the types of actions that must stop immediately, and stating that otherwise, you will be forced to take legal action. (You can also demand that she cease...View More
They ran a pipe underground to my property for their gutter runoff. They had a washout. He sent emojis via text of love you n miss you. They trespass. Last night I sat in my living room to fold clothes and he was on his cart staring at me for 3 minutes. My car was recently shot at in my windshield.... View More
Some of the ongoing acts you're complaining about fall under the law of nuisance (which is court case-made law, which we lawyers call "common law", not in a statute). You may file a complaint to enjoin the nuisance and possibly seek money damages. A lawyer's cease & desist...View More
Recently I've been arrested and detained and the police have lied and muted out parts of the video and blotted out parts of the video during my arrest and did not show everything on the video and I'm trying to figure out how I can go about things because it has cost me a lot.
I will give you general educational info regarding time periods that often apply to this kind of situation; neither I nor any other attorney can give you any legal advice in this online forum regarding the deadlines or procedures that apply to your potential particular claims (because that would...View More
We have a radical Qanon activist - self professed digital warrior- who is an elected member of our non profit, all volunteer assoc. She operates 2 Telegram channels & a Rumble site. Both have tons of antisemitic, anti-LGBTQ, anti-govt, etc content. I don’t know that it rises to a hate crime.... View More
If she is a "provider or user of an interactive computer service", such as the "Telegram channels" and the "Rumble site", it appears that she is protected by 47 U.S.C. 230, other than with respect to content created by her personally. It would be up to your...View More
If the injunction prohibits "stalking", probably not. Florida Statute 784.048 (2) defines stalking as follows: "A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree,...View More
There's a Facebook group where there is two Florida lawyers are talking about my case to members of it. They're posting screenshots from pacer about the lawsuit against me and making fun of me when they have no information on this matter, and I haven't been able to prove my... View More
You actually raise a couple different issues here. 1. Can Court documents available on PACER lawfully be disclosed on social media? Yes, because they're public records, and the fact that the discloser is a lawyer who is not on your case is irrelevant. 2. Can someone lawfully make fun of you...View More
You should consider immediately demanding a retraction and that the information be removed.
A common law claim for defamation requires the unprivileged publication (to a third party) of a false and defamatory statement concerning another, with fault amounting to at least negligence on...View More
I agree with my colleague Mark. One thing I would add is if you do maintain a cause of action against the party who defamed you, a lawyer would be reluctant to take the case unless there was a potential source of recovery. Homeowners insurance policies do protect against their insured if they make...View More
Actually, I wouldn't plan on suing the employer. Employers generally can fire their employees if they want to; they don't need a reason. But if someone else defamed you, you might sue that person if, by taking the deposition of the former employer, you can learn the identity accuser,...View More
Was unable to defend my character as my new hired ED had terminated my position prior to a meeting set up that I sat for nothing. Their decision was already made. Executive Director stated she had documented proof of allegations of me bullying , threats made to staff and rumors and gossiping. I ask... View More
It sounds as if you may have been fired in retaliation, but more information is needed. You mention information you learned some information you “shouldn’t have.” Does this relate to illegal activities or activities against company policy that could get management or co-workers in trouble? If...View More
I confronted this woman's friend about her issue with my child. She has been talking about my son for quite some time now, and it needed to be addressed. I walked up the driveway of her best friend, when I saw her there. I walked up to her, and told her "I am disappointed in you". I... View More
If the lady voluntarily, without duress, desires to communicate with you and does so, no, the husband cannot prevent that communication by any legal means. (Does he think we live in Afghanistan?) However, you'll want to avoid a situation where the wife "flips" on you and claims you...View More
Yes, if your landlord made a statement about you that is false, and made that statement to a third-party, that injured your reputation, then you can file a lawsuit against the landlord for defamation of character. You would need to establish that the statement was heard and the witness that heard...View More
You've asked this question in " Libel & Slander for Florida", so I must assume that the action for defamation was dismissed with prejudice. In that case, it depends. If the evidence was that the defendant said or published something which was claimed to be defamatory, for...View More
Legal documents and personal information are being posted on social media as a form of harassment and to discredit my fiance what can I do about this. I know the person responsible. What are my options
An attorney must review the materials/posts you mention in order to provide an opinion on your legal options and the worthwhileness of the options. See an attorney in your area who handles defamation of character and/or invasion of privacy claims or general civil litigation. If there is false...View More
I had a small pet sitting gig where I offer pet sitting services. I was contacted by a gentleman to overnight pet sit for 10 days (06/17 - 06/26). We agreed, he paid me 80% up front. (No contract signed, no witness to the agreement) My partner and I stayed from 06/17 - 06/19, and I stayed by myself... View More
It appears that he is threatening to tell people bad things about you, not physically attack you or anything like that. Arguably it's a threat to defame (slander) you. Could you sue him if he did? I probably wouldn't bother.
Why should you care if the police won't make a...View More
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