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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Being stalked, harassed, and emotionally abused in the state of LA with evidence, what is the timeframe for reparation?

A police report was filed, I still have evidence of electronic communication as well, and can most likely provide witnesses. The perpetrator was a real estate agent at the time and may have also used her resources in unethical ways to damage my reputation, stalk, and harass me for an extended... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 30, 2021

Most Florida attorneys know very little about Louisiana law. You should ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Louisiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: Is it unlawful for city workers to park a vehicle on the left side of the road on a highway and impede traffic?

This was on a bridge were the left lane shoulder was not wide enough to the vehicle to be completely out of the left lane. There is a large shoulder lane on the right side of the road. There were also no signs indicating workers were present. This cause traffic to come to a complete stop on the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 9, 2021

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, something like that could possibly violate local vehicle and traffic/public safety regulations. But municipal vehicles also enjoy more leeway than ordinary vehicles in terms of performing... Read more »

Q: How can I find patents filed on my truck?

I have good reason to believe my truck was modified for patents

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich answered on Jul 7, 2021

You could consult with an attorney.

To be clear you believe your truck had aftermarket parts installed in order to somehow get a patent on the truck?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: how do i get a expungement. 2019
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 7, 2021

You can go through the FDLE website or you can hire a lawyer to do it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I sue a person that is defaming me by spreading rumors at work that I am stealing from the company
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 2, 2021

Sure you can--you can sue anyone for anything. That said, if your suit is without merit then you could be sanctioned with fines for filing a suit without merit. If you file suit which is with merit, and you are unable to prove your case then you will not recover and you would be out your filing... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Would I be able to sue for emotional distress?

My husbands ex has been harassing me for years now. She’s made numerous fake accounts, she’s threatened me, downloaded text apps to text my husband (he had to get his number changed) she made a fake Facebook and was commenting on photos of my daughter calling her ugly. She made a fake Snapchat... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Jun 28, 2021

I will contact your local County Attorney or Police and pursue criminal charges of Harassment and Theft of Identity. You can also hire a civil attorney to write a cease and desist letter to her and if it does not stop you could pursue a lawsuit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: How do I file a motion for abduction prevention act
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 27, 2021

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, it could be worth considering reaching out to Kansas attorneys to discuss. The format here is basic, general questions. When it comes to filing motions and other more complex elements of actual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Q: As a survivor of Assault and Battery, is there anything I can do?

I am a victim of Assault and Battery. It occurred on the 9th of September and I am still in physical therapy with back and neck injuries. The hospital discharge summary says Assault, as well as other medical records and also the police report. I've had a harassment prevention order extended... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 24, 2021

file assault charges; contact your local DA's office and ask for the victim assistance coordinator.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My former employer accused me of stealing 1000.00 dollars. I did not do this and can prove it.

My former employer accused me of stealing a thousand dollars. I did not do this. I was asked by him if I would take a polygraph and I said yes. I waited to hear from him and did not. 3 months later I am riding with my boyfriend and he gets pulled over and he was told that they was looking for me to... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 23, 2021

You should speak with an attorney to discuss your rights regarding the unpaid wages. There are specific laws that regulate the time within which an employer must pay you. After the alleged theft issue was resolved, he may not be able to claim that as a defense. At the very least, you should... Read more »

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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 Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: My friends were on a motorcycle and the driver had a half oz of meth in his backpack. Passenger didn’t know about

Passenger has never had a ticket on her record and worked for the APS of Texas recently

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 10, 2021

OK, but what is the question? Reading between the lines it seems like the passenger was charged with Possession of a Controlled substance and you want to know if not knowing is a defense? It can be, but it would be unwise for your friend to talk to an investigator without an attorney and an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for Colorado on
Q: Can I sue for defamation for a neighbor spreading lies about our dog?

Our neighbor has been spreading lies about our dogs for years. Saying they were viscous, they have attacked them, etc. Our dog got into some trouble and their lies caused the situation to escalate quickly and resulted in our dog being taken away for 6 weeks, and going through a whole ordeal. In... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jun 8, 2021

Unfortunately, no because Colorado views dogs as property so that would be like suing for defamation for someone spreading lies about your couch. But you will need representation if you have been cited for a criminal violation by animal control. If you can prove your neighbors engaged in abuse of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What forms do I file if R didnt make paymnts to P as order on stipulation?

4/14/18 DVRO/Stipulation -ordered R' to make paymnts directly to P' every 15th of month for support. 2 month payments were received with memo "Support". 8/14/18 We reconciled, during this time R' would transfer funds to my account for household, food, etc. none of these... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 2, 2021





1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Child Custody for Oregon on
Q: My wife assaulted me, she filed a false restraining order and kidnapped our kids and is using emotional blackmail.

She emotionally blackmailed me into not submitting any evidence at the trial, so she was found innocent. Now she is using the restraining order and the threat of arrest as blackmail to take full custody of our children despite me offering several reasonable alternatives involving joint custody. Can... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on May 31, 2021

It is not clear exactly where things currently stand. It sounds as if she assaulted you, was charged, went to a trial in which you failed to testify to the facts and she was found not guilty. She also obtained a restraining order against you prohibiting you from having contact with her or your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: If a bystander took pictures of an accident scene with fatalities shouldn't the accident scene have been secured better?

My brother died in a horrible car accident where another person lost their life as well. Someone managed to take pictures of the scene & sent them to an ex of his who in turn sent them out again through fbook & sent them to me. These pictures graphically show my brother in the vehicle still... Read more »

Latrice Latin
Latrice Latin answered on May 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there is no cause of action against anyone for securing the scene. It is up to the first responders and police to investigate and preserve all evidence that they can. It gets into a really slippery slope if the bystander may have gotten there before the... Read more »

Q: VanuatuThe appeal court said we have a complete defence, but they still allowed the plaintiff's appeal. what's mean?

We set up a banner at the city centre, but the opposite party sued us for defamation, we won this case, they appealed. Now the appeal court sent this case back to Supreme Court, grounds that the first instance judge dismissed their Summary Judgment. What can we do for now? What should us aware of?... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 17, 2021

If this took place in the Republic of Vanuatu, you would need to seek guidance from attorney who practices there. This forum is based on U.S. law. This is not to deflect your question, but procedural rules are generally specific to a jurisdiction/region. If this did not take place on the island of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Employer falsely accused me of stealing and threatened me with jail time. I quit the next day. Can I seek damages?

I went to work on my day off to eat at the company restaurant. After seated, security guard said I was on camera stealing purses. They said don’t leave and that they are calling the authorities. They immediately came back and said they made a mistake and said I was free to go. I quit because I... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on May 16, 2021

Probably not. It was not unlawful to detain you for a short while as they looked at the video and determine you were not the suspect. Your quitting before you ever faced what you feared, i.e., a hostile work environment, probably left you without any legal claim. Even if there was some hostility... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: An individual starts rumors around town that you have individual living your house with psychosexual disorder what do?

These are indeed rumors and there are no basis or factual data supporting claim and it is ruining the reputation of the whole family.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 14, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. An attorney who handles defamation cases could review your matter to determine whether your situation satisfies the legal elements of libel or slander in terms of publication, falsity, and damages. But you should keep... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Is it liable for someone to knowingly falsely say that someone else is a child molester to hurt their reputation
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 13, 2021

In Missouri, defamation claims are tough. It’s not enough to prove a false statement was made, a plaintiff must also prove actual damages.

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