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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: A girl is claiming I sexually assaulted her. She’s now sending me texts saying if I don’t pay her money she’s…

She’s sending texts saying if I don’t pay her thousands of dollars she’s going to the police. She also has a video recording of me talking to her that she illegally recorded while the phone was in her pocket.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

Do not engage in any communication with that blackmailing person in any form. Immediately discuss your possible exposure to criminal charges confidentially with a licensed criminal law attorney tomorrow.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Q: How detailed should complaint for Slander be if filing in District Court. Make sure I'm not presenting argument.

I want to give enough detail so the judge knows I have a serious issue that needs the court's judgment but I do not want to be presenting arguement.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Oct 16, 2021

The cause of action in Maryland is called “defamation of character” and it encompasses both verbal (slander) and written (libel) defamatory statements. A sufficient statement of a cause of action requires that you allege sufficient facts to meet each element of the cause of action. You must... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: My attorney from a case 6 months ago retired and I need prospective advice.

I was falsely accused with various incidents, but the accuser was caught with perjury. Can I sew for financial losses, pain or suffering? If so, what’s the process?

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 15, 2021

You potentially can sue for libel/slander. However when the libel/slander pertains to criminal accusations it is a very detailed and specific analysis that is honestly too detailed to explain in an answer here. Basically, it’s a complicated legal analysis that needs to be done by an attorney.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can a shift lead be fired for discussing their pay
Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 14, 2021

Generally, no, employers can't prohibit employees from discussing compensation. This is according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and an April 2014 Executive Order from President Obama:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I've been trespassed 12X & had 25 - 911 Calls on me w/ Zero Arrests. Do I have a case? I'm in Florida.

I have done nothing wrong. I have Bipolar 1/OCD/Anxiety & some other health issues.

I have no criminal past & no violent history. I've never threatened anyone or been inappropriate with anyone at any of these businesses. Just about all of the phone calls are businesses. One... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste answered on Oct 7, 2021

I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here. It seems that you are asking whether you have a case for discrimination due to your Bipolar/OCD/Anxiety disorders against these establishments who've called 911 and that have alleged that you've trespassed. I'm not sure what the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: can a county shelter be sued for violating civil & privacy rights. causing emotional, psychological & physical injury
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 6, 2021

much much more info is needed.

i would encourage you to write out a summary of the facts and contact a lawyer in your area that would offer a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Someone was using my IPad at church to run the church cameras. Then they took upon themselves to read all my texts and

show it to other people. Is this illegal? Is the computer invasion of privacy?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2021

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It could be considered an invasion of privacy from a textbook basis. But from a practical standpoint, it could be difficult to arrange for the matter to be handled on a contingency basis - which could mean that a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: How long will they investigate, watch me

Continue to be watched and followed by two detectives. Was over a teen several months ago that emailed me.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 17, 2021

The law enforcement never comments or advises anyone about pending criminal investigations, however, the most vital thing for you to do is to immediately discuss your possible criminal exposure with licensed criminal defense attorney as anything you do, state or admit to without counsel will be... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Can a person take a picture of my car to use as evidence in their case?

A petitioner took a picture of my car to use for their evidence because they say that my car resembles a car they have video of but not plate number. The person took the picture without asking me. I explained that just because my car is the same model in their video doesn’t mean it proves it’s... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 15, 2021

No one needs your permission to take a picture of your car if it is visible anywhere. In fact, the photograph may be offered into evidence as corroborating evidentiary exhibit that may show that the make, model, shape, color and the type of the vehicle matches the one on the video.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I need a lawyer to represent me in a wrongful termination against the county of sd hhsa
Niran Grimberg
Niran Grimberg answered on Sep 13, 2021

My advice to you would be to seek out an employment attorney (most give free consultations) as soon as possible and give them the facts of your case so that they may assess whether you have any legally actionable claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a pro se litigant get sanctions against a Plaintiff that keeps filing frivolous motions etc?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Usually "sanctions" mean your attorney fees. So, not unless there are particularly unusual circumstances. Perhaps you should contact a local attorney to discuss your personal situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I am eighteen. I want to move out can i move ot can the cops stop me return me home
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

First, this is not "libel & slander", unless you post in the right category the attorneys that could help you won't see it and no one will answer your question. Normally a person 18 can live independently, but you may have other disabilities that would prevent that. I suggest... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Hello, Can a prospective employer be sued for rejecting a candidate based on hearsay or negative, unsubstantiated

comments from one of their own employees?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 7, 2021

You mean sued successfully? Probably not. The prospective employer doesn't need any reason not to hire; employment is "at will" of the employer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: I believe the location where I have been staying at is mixing the bathing water with sewer water or feces...options?

I've been staying there for 9 months my whole body smells like the stuff I've seen four dermatologists and they've said nothing is wrong. I believe it may be some form of secret society group at work. Idk if I go to police if I will be taken seriously.

Stuart Austin
Stuart Austin answered on Sep 1, 2021

I think the best way to be taken seriously and to either prove or disprove your point is to take a video of someone collecting a sample of the water and then sealing and sending that sample for testing to a lab.

Good Luck

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Kansas on
Q: Defamation of Character.

I am retired from a ice machine Co. I was told by a former colleague that someone in dispatch was telling customers that requested me to work on their equipment that I was fired. I had not received any termination letter. I had received a retirement card signed by fellow workers and a gift card.... Read more »

David Adams
David Adams answered on Aug 30, 2021

Probably more facts are needed before a good answer can be given. How many times has this been said to customers? Are they saying anything more specific about you, and being fired? What else are they saying about you? Has this affected your good name in the community where you live? Has it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Friend gave not borrowed money for a car now trying to take the car. Is there anything they can do?

He took $2800 out of his account and said he was being generous and wanted to help a friend I finally agreed to it I found a car we went to Ohio I got the car I paid the owner for it and he told them I was the one buying it. I told him if he was expecting any form of payment for this because I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 27, 2021

Depends on whose name the car is titled.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: what do i do if i lied on a police statement and want to change it
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 27, 2021

My careful, conservative answer is that before you do anything more, you should contact a lawyer, preferably a criminal defense lawyer, and discuss the specifics of this----- for example, why did you give a statement---was it as a witness to an accident, or as a witness to an alleged crime, or was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Slander and Defamation

I'm having an issue of where a place that I used to live at, and apartment complex including the management have been spreading lies about me being bipolar, crazy and dangerous. I am bipolar and the lies have spread out the my current place that I have recently moved to and to my neighbors... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Aug 24, 2021

It's unclear why you are worried about eviction, or exactly what's happening. You get evicted for not complying with the lease, not because people are spreading lies about you.

If the lies are believed and you can prove damages, you might have a case, but filing a suit is not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If someone comes on my property with intent to harm after sending death threats online to me, my S.O. and my mother,

Is it legal to shoot them on my property.

Be informed also that they've harassed me for 6+ years, stalked me by befriending my friends to gain info on me, and have taken to slandering my name.

Anthony Kozycki
Anthony Kozycki answered on Aug 19, 2021

I would recommend seeking a protective order. The legal system has affirmative ways you can protect yourself and your family.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: My partners landlord added my name to his lease without my permission or app. And added me to an eviction.

She lied in court saying that we added my name to the lease. When we obtained the copy with my name on there from the leasing office. We were advised by county clerk and prosecutor to pursue legal action. Do I have a case? I don't know who to talk to.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 3, 2021

You will need to consult a civil attorney to consider litigation.

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