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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: I have evidence that people lied on the stand to get a false stalking order granted against me. Who do I take this to?
Brian Polinske
Brian Polinske answered on Nov 1, 2016

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.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Who do I talk to concerning a person who committed perjury under oath to get a stalking no contact order granted?

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... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Oct 23, 2016

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.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: I work as a bartender. I have a customer who continually tells my customers I steal, short change people and that I am

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?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 8, 2016

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: Does this claim to sue for defamation of character have any merit?

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 »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 3, 2015

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: How many years it can take me to file a Petition for liber and slinder?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 19, 2011

You must file a lawsuit within a year.

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