Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: A personal injury lawyer for his client states that I am intentionally disparaging the client's business online. How?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017


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Q: I was in a vehicle accident a couple months ago during my recovery an employee of mine had my former customers sign a pa

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Libel & Slander, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Yes, you can file an action to have the earnings from those customers go to you. You need to consult a business attorney who handles partnership and other business litigation dealing with who shares in the proceeds of a business.

If you have the business's computers you need to get their advice on how to 1)block former employee from access (though he may have downloaded) 2) what to look for as far as records showing what the state of the business was.

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Q: Is it illegal for someone to record a video of you in the parking lot of your employer? Usually a fenced in parking lot.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Who is doing the recording? If it's your employer or its agent, then they probably are well within their rights to record your activities on their property. If it's someone else, the answer would vary depending on what your reasonable expectation of privacy was at that location. In a parking lot, you don't have much of a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Very generally, if someone can see you, they can record you. It doesn't really matter if the parking lot is fenced if the person...
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Q: can i sue for back wages i ,was hired as a personal assistant, and live in roomate ,

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Libel & Slander, Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

You should consult with an experienced employment law attorney or law firm so you can determine your rights and how to protect them. Most such attorneys offer free consultations, and I know there are many good employment law attorneys in the Sacramento area.
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Q: hello. what can be done in texas against online/social media assaults threats and defamation from an ex-girlfriend

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

If they are threats the police may be involved. Generally it's harassment, and Texas may or may not have an internet stalking law. Talk to the police.
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Q: Can a company/organization offering a personal training/coaching credential barre me due to criminal allegations?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Employment Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

You will need to contact an attorney due to two considerations. In New York, there is a statute that deals with discrimination against people due to their criminal history. New York has a general maxim that your conviction in the past should not affect your opportunities for future advancement. This statute may provide you some relief.

In addition, if you have been conviction-free since that PA charge, you may want to pursue whether that conviction can be expunged from your record....
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Q: I found a picture on the internet and i want to use it on my business card can i get sued of the person finds out?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Oct 26, 2017
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Q: Can a person be held libel for incorrectly identifying a person of a crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

Was that by mistake of identification or had certain personal motives behind it? Mistakes occur and can be corrected anytime but motive to involve an innocent carry offence.
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Q: My ex-wife heard rumors about my current girlfriend using drugs. Can she use this against me?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Family Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Oct 11, 2017

If the rumors are true and she can prove it then yes, it can be used against you.
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Q: How to sue my ex girlfriend for damages to another car in an accident, stealing and totally my car, the person suing me

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

If you had insurance that should cover the suit. Even if they say they aren't covering the event,you are being sued and they should cover you, and get you an attorney. That's what you pay insurance for. They will go after your girlfriend.You can also sue her for the loss of your car but you may be unlikely to recover for that.
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Q: My former roommate threatened to accuse me of crimes in an attempt to prevent me from filing a law suit.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 2, 2017

It's a matter of threats, blackmailing and extortion of or non-payment of amount that he owes you provided you prove your claim. Taking disadvantage of threats accusing you of criminal allegations. If there was any in his knowledge during his room sharing why did he not inform to the concerned agencies that and there of which he will be answerable too.

You may go for small claims with or without Attorney if they are taking up over and above 5000$ where the judge will deliver decision...
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Q: Has any alcohol retailer sued for wrongful conviction if prosecutors could not find evidence of a 3rd party sale?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 30, 2017

Prosecutor(s) can try to find out the truth through CCTV (if installed) or any other evidence of sale receipt. However, the major is still liable for passing on liquor to the minor.
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Q: If I waive my right to sue my employer in New York State, but evidence later emerges I was not aware of that I was

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017

You cannot sue unless they deliberately and/or fraudulently withheld the information from you about the right to sue. That said, it still wouldn't be a clear cut case and possibly an uphill battle. Knowing more about the context here would be helpful, please feel free to reach out to me privately if you wish to discuss this matter in greater detail.
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Q: Is this considered being blacklisted/blackballed? What can/should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

From the information you provided, I do not consider this to be blackballing or blacklisting. While it may be defamatory, to the extent it harms you economically and emotionally, blacklisting or blackballing someone is when the employer itself suggests to other employers that you are not employable.
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Q: Can I sue my cousine she sent me insulting message on Facebook where she accuse me of thievery without proof?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

You can sue her but you will have to hire someone to pay her and it will cost money. I suggest you resolve this if possible through your and her family because the problem is most likely someone forgetting that facebook is public and trying to be spiteful without getting the public fallout.

You can ask an attorney to send a "cease and desist" letter to her and facebook. You will have to pay for that.
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Q: Is it legal to use my photo without permission? What shall I do? Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

If they had your permission to take it it generally isn't with restrictions. Did you send a (polite) note to them asking not to use it? Have you been harmed by it's use?
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Q: So if self defense is for everyone, when women hit men can men hit back for self defense or is that wrong?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

We don't answer hypothetical questions but you are entitled to reasonable self defense.

That means if the woman is smaller/weaker you may cover up but punching her is likely to get a citation (though she may and should get one).

Perhaps the best answer is to avoid people likely to assault you.
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Q: Is it legal for a person to take your bio information from an official website and use it on their own website?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Really not enough facts to say for sure. If you allowed someone to post your bio you gave permission for the same and placed the same in public information.

I suggest that you speak with a business law attorney in your area or start by asking the person to remove your bio information from their webpage.

Good luck.
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Q: single occupant bathroom is it unlawful to record audio of person inside without consent from other side of closed door

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

My law practice does not cover unauthorized recorded conversations. Sorry.
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Q: What can I do about an ex who continues to spread lies and hate about me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

Sorry I didn’t see this questions earlier, and it was not answered. If you still need help, please ask your question again, and give as many details as possible.

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