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Q: I was arrested June of 2017, in return for some charges dropped I agreed to be a confidential informant, I helped arret

7-8 individuals, I testified in court and the local paper put me in as the confidential informant, I left town , had threats , my name smeared in social media, can I sue the newspaper company, cause im struggling, dealing with anxiety

Kevin M Rogers answered on Dec 23, 2018

Nope. Your conviction, your testimony etc. are public record. The trial itself is public record. If the newspaper promised you that they would keep your name out of their paper and did not, then you have an action for breach of contract against the newspaper. Did social media publish anything... Read more »

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Q: I live in Idaho, if someone is repeatedly spreading lies and slandering me over a year period to several different peopl

Just recently it happened to be the father of the child I babysit for she was saying I'm a con artist and that's all I do is con people out of money and that I'm on welfare etc. The list goes on. She has absolutely no merrit for this and is simply completely untrue. I've confronted her and she... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 26, 2015

Then go see a local attorney about this.

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