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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a internet company not keeping up to a writtten deal about paying me money for playing a video game?

This company said if I get to level mansion 21 in 21 days they will pay me $34.60 and they didn’t then they said email us screenshots of level 21 mansion and it will be resolved in 10 days and it’s been 14-15 and I emailed them with it again and they said to do something else now to resolve I... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Yes, you can. But be aware that your anticipated litigation cost will be several thousand dollars. You have to ask yourself if that is worth it for $34.60.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: This guy I went on a couple of dates with hacked my phone and is sending me photos and screenshots of my conversations

Apparently he downloaded a Pegasus spyware software onto my phone. And now has access to ALL of my data and information. This is such a breach of privacy. I barely know this creep! What can I do?

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jan 3, 2023

First, there are multiple online tutorials for removing the spyware. If that does not work seek help from a professional IT service.

Second, you can seek a restraining order against the person for harassment.

Third, you can sue them for invasion of privacy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Social Security for California on
Q: Is it illegal to send someone's full name and pictures of them to an online chatting service (Discord)?

Basically, I want to expose this person for not being who they say they are. I want to call them a liar, post their full name, as well as some old selfies of themselves. This person is a minor (17)

They already have these pictures and their full name posted on a separate old account, but... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 18, 2022

Anyone can be sued for anything..........but it doesn't mean one would prevail.

The bottom line is based on the truth........truth is a defense.

However, before you do anything, you may want to consult a local lawyer and share ALL the info with him/her.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: What constitutes as the state in "doing business" for online business filing for a LLC? Owners in separate states too

I've read in some articles that the place to file an LLC is in the state you reside, even for online businesses. As you would need a foreign LLC to do business in the home state anyways if you filed out of state.

But what is the definition of "doing business"? Is it the... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Dec 17, 2022

Lawyers practice law so they can provide advice on questions just like this. Are you asking this question because you are only interested in LLCs, or do you need advice on how to set up an LLC and begin operating a business under one? This forum isn't here just to satisfy someone's... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: My girlfriend was recorded peeing in the restroom by a man we know who he is, if I punch him when I see him can he sue?

She was at an event and the man stuck a camera under the stall and recorded her peeing, it she knows it showed her crotch and face together. They found out who it was at the event and we got security camera footage of him following her into the restroom. We intend to file a police report and... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Nov 13, 2022

As gratifying as it might feel to smack this guy, it would be foolish for you to commit a crime to get retribution. Vigilante justice is against the law. Let the criminal and civil courts do what they do best.

File a police report immediately. The longer she waits, the more likely the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Banking and Internet Law for California on
Q: If a corporation knowingly or should have reasonably known used false documents to remove funds from my bank acct.

A USPS tracking number for a 12oz package that is not the item I purchased. Delivered to an address other than the address I provided was used to claim I had received my purchase that weighed 144lbs which is over the maximum weight limit of 70lbs for delivery by the USPS. Not receiving my purchase... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Certainly sounds like they screwed up.

However, I think the pivotal issue will be costs.

this is not the type of case most lawyers would consider accepting on a contingency.

thus you will be paying a lawyer for his/her time...and that is costly.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I get in legal trouble for fees that I was not aware of and did not agree to?

I believe I have been scammed by Nutex, a crypto app. I tried to withdraw 1400 and they told me to pay 1400 as a safety deposit to comply with laws and it would be paid along with my initial investment. I did in my foolishness. They then told me I needed to pay 2000 to process it because it was... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 8, 2022

Seems like a scam to me as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being texted by my moms neighbor. I used to live there but moved out two years ago. I never have spoken to him.

I don't know how he received my number but he started sending me pictures and messages in a foreign language. I ignored all messages as I assumed they were from a mistaken sender until one day I receive a picture of the cars in front of my moms house. I google the number and we trace it to my... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

I also think a restraining order may be a good idea given what you've shared. Given this is not a close family member, you'll need to speak with an attorney about filing a request for a Civil Harassment Restraining Order. Good luck. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Internet Law for California on
Q: Have a copyright infringement question? can u help?

received a threatening letter to cease and desist for sharing a photo on facebook... it was a photo of a some mountains...nothing x-rated or of a person.....

I immediately deleted the photo...but received 2nd letter threatening and asking for money or else will go to court......what shall we do?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 17, 2022

Likely a scam. Hard for them to get any money from you if they cannot prove much in the way of damages. Feel free to contact me for some assistance if you still need help.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Hello I am wondering if a lawsuit can be brought against yahoo for strong arming customers into their prem tech suppt.

I called yahoo today about an issue with receiving an email from TIKTOC. I had no trouble getting in my emails on my cell phone or desktop computer at all and use it daily. After speaking to the Agent I was logged out on all devices to my yahoo account then told I had to reset the password. An old... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 17, 2022

It may be considered false or deceptive advertising under California Business and Professions Code § 17200.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Is it illegal to tell someone to ask their doctor if a prescription to end-of-life medication is right for them?

I know it's illegal to tell someone to commit suicide on an online game. However, would recommending that a person contact their physician and see if end-of-life medication is right for them as per the End of Life Option Act in the State of California be legal? (with and without that... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Aug 13, 2022

Not illegal to suggest that someone who is suicidal should seek the help of a physician.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a law firm for having my tragic story up and they are not involved or representing anyone in the case?

Recently my Mother and my Aunt were both brutally killed by a non-remorseful 18 y/o reckless driver. Whilst googling the story, I came across a law firm that had my families story highlighted on their web sight as the cover. It says something similar to ' Don't let this happen to you,... Read more »

Eric Gene Young
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answered on Jun 23, 2022

I know exactly the type of website you are describing, and they are, frankly, disgusting. I have had firms with these type of websites post information about cases I am handling. Unfortunately, the smarmy firms that use this kind of advertising typically obtain information about cases from publicly... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for California on
Q: I am being cyber harassed and stalked by an ex boyfriend since April 22, 2022, and he refuses to leave me alone. Help?

I was with said person for approx 2 months. He admitted to having mental issues at the end of our relationship. Once I broke up with him, he began harassing and stalking me, and he refuses to stop as he stated to one of my friends he also harassed on social media. He continues to make multiple fake... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 11, 2022

You can file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHRO) pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 527.6 against your ex-BF. You can DIY, hire an attorney or paralegal to do so on your behalf. If your papers are prepared properly with evidence in support attached (and it sounds like you have plenty), 9... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Is a search warrant required, in regards to digital information, while incarcerated. (FaceBook/PayPal/Email)

Though privacy may be limited in an institutional setting, does the law require a search warrant to be served? Please cite case law or PC statue.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Mar 13, 2022

Insufficient information provided. Need more detail to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Traffic Tickets and Internet Law for California on
Q: What laws exist in California around taking and attending an online traffic school course in someone else’s place?

With consent and necessary information provided, can someone legally attend/complete an online traffic school course for the consenting individual?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Feb 24, 2022

Yes, falsely representing yourself as another individual to attend traffic school for them is a CRIME. Do not do it or have it done for you. The penalty will be much worse than the ticket, you could go to jail.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: What happens if district attorney doesn’t show up in court ?

They offered me a deal I decline and the next court date I was the first one called and the DA wasn’t there

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley
answered on Jan 3, 2022

Commonly the court waits until a deputy DA shows up, or otherwise continues the case for one to two weeks. Like the rest of us, sometimes they are just delayed for legitimate reasons.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Internet Law and Trademark for California on
Q: Can I sue Alibaba or the supplier in China

I recently ordered ebikes from Alibaba with trade assurance guarantee. Items were delivered to my China warehouse damaged. I filed a dispute but they are not accepting a return nor providing a discount or send a refund. There are so many frauds. I am a complete victim with proof. How can I fight... Read more »

Ian Pike
Ian Pike
answered on Dec 9, 2021

As a general rule of thumb, you can file a lawsuit naming anyone, including a business entity, as a defendant. To sue Alibaba, or another foreign company, here in California you would need to be able to establish jurisdiction over all of the defendants just to bring them into court. If you have an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Q: How can you add up pain and suffering and what proof do you need to show the court?

I am being sued for $10,000. For lost wages plus pain and suffering. The plaintiff has no proof of numbers. How does one show proof?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 16, 2021

Pain and suffering, like all elements of a claim, is shown via evidence, which comes in the form of testimony and documentation. Further, there is no calculable way to quantify pain and suffering--each case is different.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Can the president of an HOA prevent a board member from engaging residents on social media? Which law supports this?

I found some protections for members of legislative bodies in the Gov code (Chapter 9. Meetings [54952.2], but those pertain to public entities and our HOA is a private nonprofit corporation.... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 27, 2021

The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the freedom of speech. It is also protected by the California Constitution in Article 1, section 2 which states: "SEC. 2. (a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Is asking for money not to release a video of someone saying something like the N word extortion?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 26, 2021

i would want to hear all the facts.

however, it certainly could be blackmail........

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