Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: Out of state small claims court question

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It depends. If the suit is filed in Florida, the lawyer must be admitted to practice law in Florida. If it's filed in your home state, the lawyer would have to be admitted to practice in your home state.

It's not clear which possible suit you are asking about: the breach of contract or the defamation. Of course one could be a counter-claim to the other.

Q: My husband is being told that he must be transferred to a scaled nursing facility

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact the hospitals patient advocate and your family doctor.

Q: lawyer to sue my ex for the mental distress mental disturbance emotional harm mental anguish mental suffering ect

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through this. You have a case but.....the problem is that homeowners won't cover intentional acts, and if there is no insurance unless he's worth a lot of money you will get a piece of paper saying you are entitled to money--but he won't be able to pay it. The only plus is that as intentional acts they aren't dischargeable in bankruptcy.

I know that's not at all "justice" but it's like being mugged by a wino--you have a case but after spending...

Q: My ex is filing a damaged property claim against me. If I haven't done anything wrong, how can I defend myself?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
Rather than suing for emotional harassment, which may require your physiatrist's testimony to prove your claim, you would be better served to go to the Court and apply for a "protective order" based on harassment.

I do not handle domestic cases, especially with regard to cats. Sorry.

Q: Are there Attorneys who take clients who have communication disabilities? It is a complicated tenant lanlord case.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander, Real Estate Law and Contracts for California on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could contact the State Bar of California, which has an attorney referral service. You could check with them if they are able to identify attorneys under these attributes. If you are able to conduct independent searches on your own (you mention the difficulty of doing this) or with the assistance of someone else, you could attempt searching for attorneys who have configured their operations to accommodate communication and other online accessibility issues. This is an area which is seeing...

Q: An attorney who isn't certified in the US district court of N.J. filed a complaint

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Howard Lesnik's answer
And out of state attorney can file a motion to be admitted to a different jurisdiction if they have a local attorney to support their admission into the case. All motions are posted online, and you should be provided with a hard copy of it by mail.

Q: Can I sue a news station for publishing the name of a family member that caused his life to be I danger?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Courtney Edwards' answer
Unless what the new station published was false and they knew it was false or were completely reckless with regard to the truthfulness of the report, no, you cannot sue. That is public information and the press is protected by the First Amendment.

Q: If a defamation statute of limitations expired. Are there any other resources outside of temporary restraining order ?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Peter Munsing's answer
If they leave it up it can be viewed as a continuing libel. Get an attorney to write a cease and desist letter on your behalf and also to ask the services involved to take the materials down.

Q: Can I defend myself in federal court?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
You always have the ability and the right to defend yourself; however, federal court is much different than state court, in that there are much more procedural rules and things that you must be aware of.

Q: I was injured at work and I filed a suit against my employer. I had been on my job 5 1/2 years with a good work record.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
You may be able to; however, it will depend on when you were injured, the type of employer, and whether the employer had worker's compensation coverage. I would strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney ASAP, as there is only a set amount of time to initiate an action. Feel free to reach out to an attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers, including myself, offer a free consultation to see how we can help you out.

Q: If a company I worked for said I did something which resulted in me and daughter being attacked is that slander

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Washington on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
How were you attacked? What kind of felony? The company lied about what? What kind of slander did you suffer? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law:...

Q: i work as a nurse in oklahoma, and a nurse stated out loud " i want some of that you are taking" this was just a joke

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Doak Willis' answer
If your employer does drug testing and makes it mandatory for all employees I don't see any problem of discrimination. If you were singled out there might be a case but other factors would still come into play. Since its supposed to be by blind pick, I would say that is fair. Have a talk with the employee who made that statement and ask nicely that he/she not joke about drugs in the workplace.

Q: Nolle Prosequi

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
What is the basis for the prosecutor's decision to withdraw the complaint against you? Were you defamed or otherwise wrongfully prosecuted? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the...

Q: What type of lawyer am I looking for?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may have a case for breach of contract for the loans. As for the allegations of infidelity, you may want to contact the other woman via counsel. As for allegations of child endangerment of some sort, it depends on the facts. And do you need a restraining order for some reason? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...

Q: Recording private conversation and who must I allow in my home.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for Washington on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Even if your daughter is breaching your contract by allowing others to live there, there is legal process for evictions that must be followed. A landlord cannot enter a unit at will. As for being recorded in someone's home, see: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/washington/washington-recording-law.

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my...

Q: I was arrested June of 2017, in return for some charges dropped I agreed to be a confidential informant, I helped arret

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Idaho on
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
Kevin M Rogers' answer
Nope. Your conviction, your testimony etc. are public record. The trial itself is public record. If the newspaper promised you that they would keep your name out of their paper and did not, then you have an action for breach of contract against the newspaper. Did social media publish anything untrue about you? Truth is thE defense against slander and libel. If a private person published untruths about you on social media, THAT is actionable.

Q: A med pro wrote a mental eval with direct lies in it One is obvious enough in court I think: Is that libel/malpractice

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Nevada on
Answered on Dec 20, 2018
Joel Gary Selik's answer
It is neither liable or legal malpractice. It may be another tort and you may be able to add your own notes to the record.

Even if we discuss your case further, I will not be your attorney until we both sign a fee agreement. There are strict time deadlines so that you must file your lawsuit in Court or take other action.

Q: A gal accuses u takin 15000 calls u thief liar 2 evry1 & texts it to many ppl presses charges found not guilty

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
It sounds like someone needs to talk to an attorney about defamation lawsuit. No guarantee it will be successful, but the person won't know until they talk to someone who is familiar with that area of law.

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