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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on

Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Arizona on

Q: I need to know what can I do my ex friend has done slander, threats, releasing my medical history, cyber harassing me

I have evidence and videos with proof of her saying all of this

Peter H. Westby answered on Aug 22, 2019

You have several options ranging from obtaining an order of protection against harassment to filing a civil lawsuit. I recommend that you speak with an attorney to learn your legal rights and best options. When your attorney knows the facts, he or she will be able to assist you in selecting the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Libel & Slander for Michigan on

Q: Can someone call your doctor and lie to them?

My doctor said someone called my doctors office. They didn’t leave a name or phone number. They told my doctor i was doing drugs. What do I do? They almost cost me my script.

Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 20, 2019

I suppose it's evidenced by your question. Will a doctor act on advice from an anonymous person? Hopefully not.

I would imagine that your doctor asked you some questions about drug use. Which is appropriate, and could happen regardless of this anonymous call. Certainly, it's...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for Texas on

Q: Where and how could I find the copy of a thirty year old out of court settlement resulting from a wrongful death case?

Almost thirty years ago, my husband died in a car accident in which I was badly hurt too. A wrongful death case was brought against the party responsible and eventually settled out of court. Now, the brothers of my deceased husband have filed a criminal case in another country against myself,... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2019

if it was an estate then the estate would have been set up in the county where it happened. That would have shown if there were heirs.

In most states, and I believe in Texas, the spouse gets everything unless there are children. Brothers get zero. That's if there is no will. Even if there...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice on

Q: Is it considered a breach of DR/ Patient confidentiality if a NP posts the exact treatment you received on social media?

An NP posted she had injected 20 units of Botox to me on Yelp's website in response to my review questioning her bedside manner (which was false according to my receipt I actually purchased 40 units) and disfigured my eyebrows causing me to be subject to ridicule and depression as there is no... Read more »

C.Doris Okafor Dike answered on Aug 15, 2019

This becomes dicey. What was the information you posted on yelp? If you posted about her care she may respond. She may not mention the type of care you services rendered if you never mentioned what work you had done.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on

Q: Can multiple students report an incident of hazing as a group?

We reported an incident of hazing and bullying as a group at my university. The school ignored the complaints until we demanded meetings with the deans about other issues, then we were finally permitted to report the hazing

Now, the school refuses to treat the victims as a collective group.... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

You can do whatever you want

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on

Q: Is the plaintiff's attorney allowed to put hearsay & lies in a document and file it with the courts?

If it's against the law what can I do about it?

Gary Kollin answered on Aug 9, 2019

Are you serious?

Are you really asking if sn attorney can legally lie to the court?

If you believe thst is authorized, why would you consider believing anything a lawyer would write on here ?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: Do you sue your previous employer (the company) or the individual for providing false info to a prospective employer?

I recently applied at a company and coincidentally knew an individual that worked there, who gave me an initial recommendation. However an individual at my PREVIOUS employer knew the hiring manager there and stated false, incorrect statements about my character, which caused me to not even get an... Read more »

C.Doris Okafor Dike answered on Aug 9, 2019

It Depends. Was the individual a HR director, CEO,COO, or anybody in the C-suite for the company? Or were they a regular worker for the company?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on

Q: Can a New Jersey employer who sends a cease and desist letter with false claims to a former employee be sued for libel?

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 5, 2019

No, libel requires "publication", i.e.: sending it to someone other than the supposedly "libeled" person (the former employer, in your example).

3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Florida on

Q: Rented some tires left their shop and the tire flew off and the shop refuses to pay for what tore up and terminated conc

I Rented some tires from a place left their shop jumped on the expressway herd a clanking noise slowed down until the next exit got off and my tire flew clean threw the intersection and into the woods! Simply put i called the proper people got towed back to their shop and the guy got mad cause i... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 3, 2019

Rental of tires is something I've never heard of. But I suppose that, if they put the tires on your rims and mounted the rims on your truck, they should have made sure the lug nuts were properly torqued.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for Maryland on

Q: Can animal control take a dog that was given to me to rehome?

A man on Craigslist who lives in VA was rehoming his German Shepherd due to allergies according to the ad. He originally wanted a $300 fee but I told him I could not pay then and there and if I could I would do so at a later point as I did not even get paid until the 1st of August. He has been... Read more »

Mark Oakley answered on Aug 1, 2019

If he gave you the dog without requiring payment up front, with only your promise to pay in the future, then you did not commit theft or any criminal act. He may lie to the police, of course, but you have no control over that. All the facts you present support only a civil breach of contract for... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on

Q: Animal control showed up because r/m has been neglecting her animals. Stopped trying to help when r/m became abusive.

Was also not in a financial situation to care for them as I just gained employment on 7.19.19. I have an 11 year old child that I have struggled to feed and shelter due to finances and have been trying to get out of this unhealthy environment. Animal control said that all persons in the home could... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 30, 2019

What is a r/m?

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Identity Theft and Libel & Slander for Indiana on

Q: How long does a woman have to change her name after the court restored the name she requested? It’s been seven years.

The woman has picked up many charges and is using my last name to do so including a recent deception charge. She’s trying to impersonate my children’s deceased mother as well in hopes of becoming the payee for disability or social security. Plus, she’s squatting in a deceased man’s house... Read more »

John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Jul 30, 2019

Based on the information provided in your question as long as the court issued an order she could restore her maiden name upon the dissolution of marriage then it can be done, even though the order if old.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia on

Q: My husband and I live in a mobile home on his parents property. We own our home but not the land. Can we be evicted?

We have lived here with their permission for 6 years. He(father in law) gets drunk and harasses us and tells us that he'll sell the property we live on. Could we be forced to leave the property? Mother in law is not in agreement with him.

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 30, 2019

Without knowing all the details of the arrangement and just going off of what you have described here, it sounds as though they could make you leave if they wanted to, since they own the land. If that were the case, you could take the mobile home with you, since you own that. -Homer P. Jordan IV,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for Florida on

Q: I have reason to believe a tenant is stalking me and using covert surveillance without consent for nefarious purposes.

It has been happening for an extended amount of time, and when I recently used an RF bug detector, it has confirmed my suspicions. It also confirmed that an employee is directly related to this incident even though I have nothing personal against that employee. The reason for this is because my RF... Read more »

Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 29, 2019

You did not ask a question. You probably will get no response if you don't ask a question.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Admiralty / Maritime for New York on

Q: slip fully paid for the year. sold the boat and promised buyer the slip as well. can the Marina try charging new owner ?

So I sold my boat and promised new owner the slip as well since it was fully paid for the remainder of the summer season. As suggested by the owner of the marina stating that it would be more appealing when selling a boat. So now that boat its sold the marina's owner is no where to be found for me... Read more »

Tom Evans answered on Jul 24, 2019

This does not involve maritime law or admiralty. You need to consult with a local attorney about breach of contract issues

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on

Q: My college professors, record me in three weeks worth of classes without my knowledge, then put the students up to it.

The students in my class where harassing, by repeating everything I said previous classes. The professors record me and class without my knowledge and played them to my classmates, to get them to psychology miss with me, by repeating all the statements I made the classes were they Secretly video... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2019

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Missouri on

Q: My ex lied to a home renter when they called him to verify I lived there for 9 years and he claimed I never paid

He also stated he had me evicted which is a lie and prevented me from getting a place to live. Can I sue for slander?

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jul 24, 2019

You may indeed sue for defamation. Better questions are:

1. How much have you been damaged in dollar terms?

2. If you sue and get a judgment will it be collectible?

3. How many thousands of dollars are you willing to spend to hire an attorney to litigation the case?...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on

Q: How do I file a suit for racial profiling against a retail chain?

The situation was that I walked into my local Rite Aid to return two items that I had purchased. I presented the item to the clerk. The items that I purchased was by one and get the second for free. After scanning the first item, I was told by the clerk that the item had already been returned. When... Read more »

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 24, 2019

There is nothing indicating racial profiling

Q: Type of attorney for harmful rx practices of 2 doctors, severe brain injuries by hospitals refusal to care

Permanently disabled prior to incidentd. Severe losses. Cause involves 1 of 2 drs already prosecuted by state of CA medical board, san diego hospital refusal to care, sheriff refusal to report . kidnapped from ER taken by ambulatory delivery to a border naval hospital, refused to treat acute... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 14, 2019

More info needed.

for negligence by a doctor or medical providers you would want a med mal atty

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