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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: I do independent journalism as a hobby and now being accused of trying to undermine someone's lawsuit.

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 »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I highly suggest you schedule a consult with an attorney. Bring to the consult all of the evidence to help them understand your case with specific details.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I move out if I get married at age 18 in the state of alabama?
Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall answered on Jan 13, 2020

Yes, you can. You can also move out whether or not you get married, so if you're getting married just so you can move out, don't bother. Just move out, Now, whether you OUGHT to do either one - get married or move out - are different questions, but with respect to whether you CAN do it, the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: 3 of us are being sued into silence for posting a man's misognistyic words publicly online. What can we do?

3 women are being sued into silence for posting a man's misognistic conversation publicly online when he basically openly says its ok to sexually harass women instead of giving them promotions. He has filed a restraining order against them, even though they haven't publicly talked about it since... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Dec 25, 2019

Unfortunately this is not the place to solicit an attorney to work for you. You need to immediately locate and retain an attorney to defend yourself against these claims. Any delay in doing so might result in a default being taken against you and you will be prohibited from putting up a defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Can a 3rd party contractor sue for negative online reviews if no money exchanged hands

We are a 3rd party contractor for Home Warranty companies. And customers of the home warranty company are posting negative online reviews, some for reasons out of our hands, due to our restrictions in our contract with the home warranty company. Can we issue a cease and desist and sue if the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2019

If you consulted with an attorney regarding such a letter or legal action, they would likely want to see each individual review. If they're negative, it's possible that in itself is not necessarily actionable. An attorney who deals with defamation would examine if they were false and harmful, among... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Business Law and Internet Law for Nebraska on
Q: i have been defrauded by a contractor , how do get him prosecuted, as even when i win in small claims he won't have pay

i have a signed contract to paint my house w/$2850 down in 11/28/18 in 7/29/19 in the witness of a police officer he refused to even"Start"

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

If you have been defrauded by a contractor, you should contact the non-emergency law enforcement phone number and file a police report and/or contact the county attorney's office to report the crime. They will likely want supporting documentation of the fraud, so you will want to provide a copy of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Nebraska on
Q: Can I sue who hacked into my Google account and stole my personal photos and made copies without my permission
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

You can sue someone for invasion of privacy and also for stealing your property (even digital property). What you would likely be awarded in damages depends on the damages you can prove.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Internet Law for California on
Q: If celeb X talks publicly about how celeb Y is factually mistreating them, can Y sue X for X's fans online behaviour?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 16, 2019

though more info is needed, it is a simple rule that anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

the question is will you win and then will you be able to collect.

the biggest issue i suspect is that you will not be able to get a lawyer to accept the case on a contingency....
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Internet Law for Texas on
Q: Is there a grace period during which you can cancel an online "membership" (Six Flaggs)? I purchased without understand

I bought multiple duplicate memberships for which they charged my card 200 dollars. They also want to keep chARGING me for 12 months. I realized the mistake within 24hrs and contacted them in person and online to try and straighten it out. But they insist I owe them 1800.00 to cancel, even... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 12, 2019

Contract grace periods are governed by regional conditions, so a Texas attorney can best advise you. But your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, outside of such limited exceptions, the general rule is that a contract becomes enforceable at time of formation. In light of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Q: How can a person be charged for sharing a private photo if the person sent it consentually

If a person takes a provocative photo and posts online or sends it to multiple people how can they down the road decide to press charges on one of the recipients for sharing the photo? My sisters Son received a photo of his friend as did many others via social media. Months later he sent it to... Read more »

Andrew John Contiguglia
Andrew John Contiguglia answered on Nov 10, 2019

You’ve asked a number of different quests over a few different posts. i will try to compound everything in to one answer to you don’t have to go to multiple places to get an answers.

Warrants are based on a very low legal standard called “probable cause.” There is no requirement...
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Maryland on
Q: What can I do about someone using my email address to set up an CVS account. CVS says there is nothing they can do.

I can not use my email address with this company because someone is wrongfully using my email address. CVS is stating there is nothing they can do about it.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Nov 10, 2019

First, change your email password to something at least 16 characters long. Then, try to log into the cvs website with your email, and click the”forgot my password” option, and change the password to the cvs account. Then report your cvs card lost or stolen, and have a new card and number... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for Arizona on
Q: Is it possible for the defendant to request an extension on their response to the summons?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 9, 2019

Yes, this happens routinely in the course of litigation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for New York on
Q: I hired a lawyer but the district attorney wont respond

What should I do

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 3, 2019

Speaking as a defense attorney, this is frustrating for us. We leave voice messages and send emails hoping to engage with the DA to keep out client's matters moving, but sometimes they don't want to engage. Either they are too busy or avoiding us until they get a handle on the case. Hopefully, your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for Utah on
Q: I purchased a woman’s bracelet online and when I received it in the mail and it was not as described on the website,

I would like to sue them but don’t know where to begin.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 2, 2019

A Utah attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Before jumping straight into suing, which could be costly, you could think about other approaches. Is there any possibility of resolving things through customer service or arranging a refund or exchange? If not,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Washington on
Q: My 14 year old daughter has been charged felony harassment. This is her 1st offence. Will she be found guilty?

She had just got suspended from school for fighting the girl she sent the snapchat to. In the snapchat it states some people have "shooters". She was charged with felony harassment. What should be my next step?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 27, 2019

Stop talking and writing by everyone.

Retain an attorney

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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Can you get a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign in a private community in South Carolina
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 24, 2019

The short answer is yes. If the sign complies with the required statutes it is unlawful to not stop.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental, Internet Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Maryland on
Q: I have been traumatized due to a situation where my spouse and I hippa rights have been violated by the news station .

We have a big lawsuit that needs to be resolved sooner than later I have contacted a lawyer but she is way to expensive. She said I have a very big lawsuit and definitely been traumatized . this is something that will follow our life living here in our town. We only want justice and to live without... Read more »

Joseph D. Allen
Joseph D. Allen answered on Oct 18, 2019

There is no private cause of action for a HIPAA violation- in other words, an individual may not sue for damages based solely on such a violation. However, the Maryland Confidentiality of Medical Records Act does allow a person to sue for recovery of actual damages. It is possible that the same... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Can I get into legal trouble for using a picture of my ex and I as a blog header?

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 »

Enrico Schaefer
Enrico Schaefer answered on Oct 15, 2019

There is always risk and the devil is in the details. However, there are a couple of issues to consider:

1. Who took the picture? That is the copyright owner. Your use may depend on having the right to use the picture for this purpose. You would likely argue that the photo is subject to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for Virginia on
Q: There is a website using my pictures without permission. What are my options?

I was asked by the founder of a dog rescue to maintain her website. In two years of maintaining that website, I had also taken pictures of the dogs and volunteers at the rescue. Since I was maintaining the website I posted those pictures on the website. The founder all of a sudden, with no... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 8, 2019

You can try asking her formally to remove the pictures as they are your property.

Your legal option is possible to sue. Expensive though.

You can recover damages caused by him using the pictures without your approval, but you have to prove that.

You can copyright the photos...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Internet Law for Florida on
Q: Looking for an attorney to counter-litigate 8:17-cv-1522-T-33MAP Middle District of Florida

Former employer gave me corporate iphone. Upon separation I was told to keep the iphone (documented via emails).

Iphone settings were never changed, and Microsoft Exchange was attempting to synchronize contacts with corporate Exchange server (standard functionality). User account was... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 30, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for Texas on
Q: Can I get in trouble for starting a company that is similar to the one I currently work for?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 22, 2019

It's possible they could sue if you signed a non-compete agreement. More than Internet law, this looks like something closer to employment law. You'd get the most meaningful input from an employment attorney as how not to not afoul of any legal problems if you go out on your own. Good luck... Read more »

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