The elements of successfully proving a defamation of character tort in Illinois are the following: (1) the defendant made a false statement about the plaintiff; (2) there was an unprivileged publication to a third party; (3) fault by the defendant amounting to at least negligence; and (4) the...Read more »
This has been ongoing from multiple sources for years but I have just recently decided to stop putting up with it and started gathering evidence. Some of it I think is criminal cyberbullying and I'm also interested in pursuing a civil suit for defamation. I'm emotionally distraught and have people... Read more »
Your next step depends how much you are willing spend to take legal action. As a suggestion, hire an attorney who sends a letter to the people who bothering you that you plan to take legal action if they do not stop. If they don't stop after they receive the legal letter, you will have to take...Read more »
I was part of what I would describe as a hostile work environment and after numerous documented complaints of being mistreated I eventually resigned. As such I sent a respectful letter of my resignation via email to my direct mgr. and hr. In response to this my direct boss sent an email to 5 higher... Read more »
It does sound that you do have a case for libel; however, on the other hand, what are your damages? If these communications prevents you from finding another job, your case becomes stronger. On surface, the cost and time of any litigation may not justify pursing this matter.
I live in Illinois. The plaintiff's retainer is not being paid by the defendant. The defendant was claiming to have talked to my lawyer and he supposedly disclosed that my retainer has not been paid in full. Is that legal?
Yes, you can file an action to have the earnings from those customers go to you. You need to consult a business attorney who handles partnership and other business litigation dealing with who shares in the proceeds of a business.
If you have the business's computers you need to get their...Read more »
She changed ALL locks after dad died. I have personal property on the premises as well and have also stayed there. The land lord is turning a blind eye and attempting to be uninvolved because the building is now up for sale anyway. I need to gain access and retrieve HIS AND MY things.... Read more »
Because of the resistance being made the only way to legally move this girlfriend out of the way is to open a probate estate and have yourself or a family member appointed administrator of the estate. That way you will have the court's authority to take possession of your dad's property, which you...Read more »
It is possible, but your chances of success depend on very specific facts that are not provided here. Further, even if you can prove defamation and actual damages, recovering is a different story. I would recommend organizing all information relevant to this situation, and consult with an...Read more »
Recently I received a citation for dumping out some Bloody Mary mix down the drain after I quit my job. It was my personal recipe and didn't want it duplicated. I was given a citation for theft and have to go to village hall. Few days later I was told by few customers at my new job that they saw my... Read more »
Yes, you can sue nearly anyone for nearly anything. The real question to ask is whether or not you will recover. In this instance, I understand it is embarrassing to be told you were in jail, when in fact you were not. However, unless the alleged slanderous statement was directed to the way in...Read more »
If the title shows no possessory interest, then they may not be able to repossess. I suggest you contact a consumer attorney who s a member of www.naca.net--they give free consultations. If you /your husband is getting notice of an intent to reposess he needs to draw the clean title and receipt to...Read more »
I was assaulted by my former neighbors on 4-28-2016 & it was all caught on video. They were arrested that same day. & Since then my family & I have been getting harassed & lied on constantly by the friends of our former neighbors who still reside in this park & the landlord. We were also granted... Read more »
You simply file a police report about the incident. The police will choose to investigate or not. If they move forward they can either file a misdemeanor charge against the person(s) who testified or seek more serious charges against them from the State's Attorney.
On 7-18-2016 this lady went to court & lied to the judge & said that I was stalking her. I was also present that day in court & I told the judge she was lying & upset because her friends who happen to be my neighbors @ the time. Got put out by the park or moved out on their own for assaulting me &... Read more »
The judge determines the credibility of the witnesses. If the judge ruled against you, he/she may not have believed you. That does not mean the other party is guilty of perjury. If you are being stalked by the other party, you may seek such an order.
Rude. Recently she approached one of the bosses to have a meeting to discuss me. She gathered many customers and my bosses basically sat and complained about me and asked that I be fired. Is this defamation? Was my employer at fault for discussing my employment with others?
Your employer can discuss items of customer disatisfaction that involve you. That she gathered many customers says that maybe a claim might not be that strong? Here's the problem--some things "rude" are opinion. As to facts--short changing people, stealing--are clearly libelous. So consider...Read more »
Hello! My name is Taylor, I had a question regarding Facebook Groups. I am one of the administrators for a group where people sell lapel pins. We have a strict rule against using other people's art as your own and making a profit off it. One girl did just that, so we banned her from the group.... Read more »
Yes, it might. That would depend upon the actual facts. You cannot say something to others about someone, without knowing whether it is true or false. You at least had the obligation here to find out whether it was stolen art or not. I suggest that you go speak with a local civil litigator about...Read more »
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