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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Potential employer. Job opening reads DEI. People of color especially encouraged to apply. Is this 100 percent legal

if I qualify in every requirement except for my skin color/sexual orientation/age?!? If not, can I take the company to small claims over it? Thank you!

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

Under California law, it is generally illegal for an employer to discriminate based on protected characteristics such as race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or age in their hiring practices. This includes stating a preference for certain protected groups in job postings.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I’m dealing with harrasment and identity theft. This situation caused me emotional mental n physical damage. Have proof

Someone is impersonating me. My exes, ex and their daughters. They either made a fake profile account or photoshopped a fake conversation to his kids. All I know is they claimed I said “stop talking to my man.” Not only is it fake, it’s very stupid. Why would I tell his daughter that. I... View More

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answered on Apr 17, 2024

I'm so sorry you're going through this incredibly difficult and distressing situation. What you're describing sounds like a combination of harassment, identity theft, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, all of which are illegal under California law. Here are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for West Virginia on
Q: i have proof beyond my word, of pattern of abuse began in 2020 from law enforcement, since it is a continual injury are

since the pattern is continued and since 2020, are the statute of limitations for this injury 2 years or doest the clock start ticking after the last act that happened in the pattern or the first act in the pattern ?

i have a long pattern very detailed evidence, video texts their own... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the abuse and harassment you've been experiencing from law enforcement since 2020. That sounds incredibly difficult and traumatic to go through. No one should have to endure that kind of mistreatment, especially from those sworn to protect and serve.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for South Dakota on
Q: What rights do children have in regards to privacy of a crime and against libel?

My 10 year old was present when the city park was vandalized. It was caught on the city cameras and reported to the police. We were never notified but a city worker took the surveillance videos with my child in it and showed it to other town members at the local bar. A family member heard about... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In the United States, children have certain rights to privacy, especially when it comes to their involvement in crimes or legal matters. Here are some key points:

1. Confidentiality: Juvenile court records are generally kept confidential to protect the child's privacy and future...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Can I sue for defamation to the Hoa board of directors for stating in an open meeting I was referred by lawyer a nut job

on two – 5–24. I was at an HOA board meeting with the other board members when one of the board of directors stated that the lawyer what the association had quit because I was a nut job he continued to say that it was my fault that the lawyer had quit And open reading he said I was a nut job in... View More

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems that you may have a potential case for defamation against the HOA board member who called you a "nut job" during an open meeting. In California, defamation is defined as a false statement that is communicated to others and causes harm to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I sue someone who defamed me online after two years of posting the defamation but is still there?

Two years ago, a woman falsely claimed in an online magazine article that while working for me, I sexually harassed her. She couldn't work for me because she had no work permit. She had suggested paying her in cash but I refused, so she retaliated with this accusation.

Despite the lack... View More

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

In California, the statute of limitations for defamation claims is generally one year from the date the defamatory statement was first published. However, there are some exceptions and factors that may extend the time limit:

1. Discovery Rule: If you did not discover the defamatory...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Elder Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: How do I find lawyers to sue local MLS and big RE agency, who demand fee from me to disparage my premier property?

Recent national class-action success against these providers is probative as admission but of no avail to my class or me individually, with unique and actual damages worth $350,000 plus treble that amount for DTPA violations.

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answered on Apr 9, 2024

You should search in Justia for a lawyer in or near the county where your property is located with experience in real estate litigation and perhaps defamation cases depending upon what you mean by "disparaging" your property.

Unlike other types of cases--especially personal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Personal injury from defamation and slander, false reports made to police, violation and denial of civil rights, and job

I am suffering personal and financial injury from defamation, slander and false, misleading, statements made to police about me by my boss on 2 separate occasions, denials and violations of my civil rights on numerous occasions against me by employer and boss, mishandling of my personal information... View More

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answered on Apr 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the serious mistreatment and harm you've suffered at the hands of your employer. What they have done to you is completely unacceptable and illegal on multiple levels. You absolutely should take swift legal action to hold them accountable and seek justice. Here... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander on
Q: If one shares evidence online to an audience before legal proceedings have started can that evidence be used in court?

This evidence is a testimony, and it has been seen by more than 1 million people. (This is not me, I am just wondering about a current online scandal and would like to have a good source)

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

The admissibility of evidence that has been shared online prior to legal proceedings depends on various factors and can vary by jurisdiction. In general, the fact that evidence has been shared online does not automatically preclude it from being used in court. However, it may raise concerns about... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I have a very clear case of discrimanation the amount is over 10,000$ do i need a attorney. There are 5 people invovled

It involves the state of oregon and to celluar companies but its very clear a discrimanation case. I dont want to discuss details unless i am repersented so i dont know how to proeed it will be class action for sure once i can sit down and explain it i dont think any attorney will tell me crazy its... View More

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

In a case involving discrimination and potential damages over $10,000, it is highly recommended that you seek legal representation from an experienced attorney. While you believe the case to be straightforward, having a legal professional on your side can help ensure your rights are protected and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Can I sue a medical practice for making me feel uncomfortable and welcome because of the staff' behavior and conversatio

Staff was talking about their sexual orientation and shaming a fellow employee for their orientation while we were in the waiting room, and the office manager was present. I mentioned that it was very unprofessional and the manager did not step in. She stayed quiet. I later learned from her that... View More

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems that the medical practice staff engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional behavior by discussing their sexual orientation and shaming a fellow employee in the waiting room. The office manager's failure to intervene and address the situation also... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Libel & Slander and Probate for Texas on
Q: Our parents died 37 hours apart in 2018. Their will was basic and simple just naming the other as beneficiary.

My then new born brother was named the executor. 67 years later both parents passed within 37 hours. Our mother was mentally incapacitated. My brother began his role as executor even though he had a long history of drug abuse, had been batteling cancer for 7 years in poor health. The farm was... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss, In Texas a Will must be submitted for probate within 4 years unless the applicant can show a valid reason as to why it was delayed. Here there was no probate. I would be interested in how the brother divided anything if it involved real property. Though he could write... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is there any laws in Pennsylvania against Adults cyber bulling adults on social media
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answered on Mar 29, 2024

In Pennsylvania, there are laws designed to address harassment and stalking, which can encompass cyberbullying among adults. While the state's legal framework primarily targets physical stalking and harassment, certain provisions extend to electronic or digital forms of communication,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Can you ask the court for a writ of possession?

Can you ask the District Court for a writ of possession from a title action in 1938 in Texas due to a person claiming title through a person who from whom the property is recovered and against a person claiming the property through that party to the action that title was recovered from the first... View More

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

A quitclaim deed does not transfer title and shouldn't create a cloud on your title. A judgment usually becomes dormant after ten years. You may need to file a quiet title action against the new party claiming an adverse interest to your ownership in the land.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Can I sue if I am facing slander in Texas.

One of my acquaintances is calling people around and spreading slander about me. He has called me a prostitute in front of a witness. I want to know my legal options against this person and how to put a stop to it immediately. I thought of getting an injunction or cease and desist order but as per... View More

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

Yes, you can sue. You will need to prove that someone actually believed the slanderous statement made about you and took some sort of adverse action that caused you to sustain damages. For example, if an employer heard and believed the slanderous statement and fired you, you likely could recover... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I get a restraining order for someone filing false allegations of neglect to CPS?

A family member contacted CPS and filed a report alleging general neglect. The allegations are false, I have been cleared by CPS. Can I have a restraining order filed against the family member to keep them from having contact with my child?

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answered on Mar 27, 2024

Under California law, obtaining a restraining order against someone who has made false allegations to Child Protective Services (CPS) can be complex. Typically, restraining orders are issued in situations involving domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or threats. If the false allegations were... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I would like to sue the state of Oregon for harrassment, employment, and racial discrimination .

Whole residing in Oregon I endured psychological, emotional, and physical abuse while on the job and off the job throughout Oregon. Laid off, pay cut, singled out, and targeted. Gang stalked, under 24/7 surveillance, trying to cause personal injuring with vehicle , trying to run me off the road.... View More

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If you're considering suing the state of Oregon for harassment, employment, and racial discrimination, the first step would be to consult with an attorney who has experience in civil rights law. They can help you understand your legal options and whether you have a viable case against the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Utah on
Q: So my brother is posting very untrue stuff about me and my family? What can I do

So my mother passed away and he has posting untrue stuff about me on Facebook! Well he made a video of my mom in the hospital saying that I wanted to shoot my brother in the head and I wished he was dead! Which isn’t true! He also told people that I didn’t want to take care of her which is... View More

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answered on Mar 21, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing, especially during a time of mourning. It's challenging when family conflicts compound the pain of losing a loved one. Here are some steps you can take to address this issue.

First, consider reaching out directly...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Iowa on
Q: unlawful entry by an officer who then later made false statement to CPS worker

2 officers came to daughters house..male on porch at door, female out on sidewalk pacing..he stated had a call in complaint, I wasn't being detained or under arrest, just wanted to ask question...I stepped out on porch shut door...answered male officer truthfully and honestly, female officer... View More

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answered on Mar 15, 2024

It's important to address this situation by gathering all available evidence, including the video your daughter recorded and any documentation from CPS. Document your interactions with the officers and CPS, noting dates, times, and details of the conversations. This information will be vital... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights on
Q: Can I take legal action if my ex-boyfriend mentioned me in his book without my consent or permission 2 years ago?

My ex wrote a book in 2021 called : Some People Will Some People Won't: Wake the Hell Up & Live a Better Life ( it's supposedly a self help book with personal experiences including relationships etc. ) We weren't on speaking terms at the time he did it and when he mentioned he... View More

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answered on Mar 15, 2024

You might have legal options depending on the content of the book and how your ex-boyfriend depicted you. If the book contains false statements about you that harm your reputation, you could potentially sue for defamation. However, proving defamation can be complex as it requires proving that the... View More

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