Kentucky Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: Guy got expelled from my high school for expressing his opinions in a paper; the school took it as a threat. Thoughts?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
We really need to see the contents of the paper to determine whether a threat was made or even intended. Obviously if he’s suing them, his lawyers think he’s on pretty solid ground. Publish the article he wrote when he gives you permission and a much clearer discussion can be had.

Q: Can I be prosecuted if I am a fan refusing to leave a high school sports game (soccer), and the referee asks me to?

1 Answer | Asked in Entertainment / Sports, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
The ref does not have the authority to eject or remove anyone from the game or stadium and you do not have to leave. However, if school officials ask you to leave the game, you should leave becacuase if you remain you could be arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass.

Q: Someone called my mom saying my car was in an accident and if I didn't call she had to go to court.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 2, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Sounds like a phishing expedition. If it's your car why would they call her? Did they ask her for her or your social security number or date of birth? Did they ask for her maiden name?

I'd call the number on an evening or weekend from a cell phone, the message may identify the company.

If you get an individual, just listen, ask questions, give no information--who are they,where are they--if you hear phones in the background it means a "boilder room" --a bunch of people making...

Q: Caught pizza delivery person videoing me at my door. Police said no crime. I say BS! Thoughts, please?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
You say he was videotaping you without your knowledge--so the Police probably thought "how did he know he was being videotaped?"

Guy probably doing it to cover himself as you had filed a complaint.

Perhaps time to change pizza parlours?

It is not a crime to videotape what is viewable from a public area, generally. If you think that's wrong please tell your legislature--workers comp insurance companies have fought for the right to surveil people and significantly...

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