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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Health Care Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: How long are voicemails retained? How much time passes before they can no longer be subpoenaed?

One is Assurance Wireless under Virgin Mobile under Sprint

The other is Bay Pines VA Center Carrier unknown.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 30, 2020

Why not ask them?

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: Can I sue in Maryland for loss wages, attorney fee, emotional distress, slander, etc

Hi. I’m a 22 year old female who’s life was flipped

Upside down. My ex charged me with theft over 100k, embezzlement, and theft scheme after I broke up with him. I was indicted, arrested, and two years later my case was nolle prosequi.

My ex never told the state’s attorney... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Mar 29, 2020

Yes, you can sue. There are recognized "causes of action" that provide the legal basis for a recovery of damages (even though there may be several such grounds, you can only recover one set of damages). It's not so much proving the amount of damages, but collecting them if the defendant does not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Q: i have been staying at this hotel in cali for 2 months same room never checked due to coronavirus I cant pay

becuase i cant work on the 22 I was told I owe 250 in which the manager wouldn't give me my receipts because I would get lawyer then the police were called to remove me I told them what happened they said to be out by the next day and left thats when the hotel manager said she was wrong I owed... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 29, 2020

I can't even make out what your question is. You can't go anywhere due to the coronavirus restrictions, so just stay where you are. The hotel will get paid eventually by the government, so there's no reason to worry about anything.

Always be polite with the police. And try to be reasonable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: We had to have our carpet cleaned because of scabbies , the employee called me a meth head what action can I take

I have never did meth in my life someone stayed here that didn't tell us he had scabbies so truly Nolan wouldn't come in till the carpet was cleaned, the carpet still has scabbies, I told the employee there's no way the carpet is cleaned, that's when he told me to shut up you meth head. What can I... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 18, 2020

Do you know the saying "Sticks and stones will break my bones; Names will never hurt me."? You had no financial damage so you have no legal remedy.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I was let go from my job today, stating I made too many mistakes. From my first day, a co-worker who was supposed to be

My back up and train me deliberately only gave me half answers so I would make mistakes, was exceptionally rude in tone and gestures, and would tell lies about me while not helping me ever. My VP and my manager both asked me how I was getting along with her when I first started which should have... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Mar 12, 2020

You should consult with an attorney. You have several options here. Some of which you said you do not want to pursue. One option is to send your former co-worker a demand letter threatening to sue her if she talks about you with others. That may help in this situation. Overall, you should discuss... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Michigan on
Q: I feel I was wrongly evicted my trailer sale was denied 6 times no return calls for sale sign removed doors screwed shut

My trailer still sits on lot its been over a year I get no phone calls back I haven't received any letters do they just get my home do I owe for all this time? Is there anything i can do about them denying my potential sales? Slander? Treble damages? I tried to pay my back rent they would not... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 12, 2020

They do not have to accept your sale offer or offer you an explanation as to why. Sounds like they foreclosed on your trailer. If that's the case, and proper procedure was followed, there is nothing you can do at this point. The fact that there was a notice taped to your door, even though you're... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: Can I be evicted in 48hrs without being mailed or personally delivered the eviction notice Can I sue for treble damages

I was slandered, potential buyers were scared away and denied to buy my home. I do not receive any phone calls back from my messages I leave for them. Can I still sell or move my trailer? Not sure what to do?

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Mar 3, 2020

If you own the trailer, you can always move it -- assuming it is still possible to move in one piece.

As for the rest of the question, without details it is impossible to understand what if anything you can do. "Substituted service" rather than personal service is acceptable for eviction...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Do I have to sign a new lease under property manager for apartment I've lived in 8 yrs under the same lease by landlord?

property manager lied to landlord stating I am 3 mos. behind to get me evicted when I owed Feb. rent of $525, $25 for Jan., and $10 from October. I knew I owed Feb. rent because it was 13 days late with $10 a day late fee. I paid it all in their office, Feb. 14. Was handed 30 eviction for refusing... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 1, 2020

You didn’t state when the current lease term ends. Here is what matters:

1. Is the lease term ending soon? If so, that’s all that really matters. A landlord isn’t required to renew a lease or enter into a new lease with you.

2. Are you in breach of the current lease?...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I hold a judgement granted me against Debtor in small claims for liable. How do I file an objection to her Ch7 discharge

Liable was done with Malice and attempt to cause harm

Clark Dray
Clark Dray answered on Feb 28, 2020

I can't speak to the exact procedure in Oregon, but it's probably done by bringing an adversary proceeding to have the debt determined to be nondischargeable. You'll need an attorney for this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Next door neighbor violates our Order of Protection against her. Talks her way out of any consequences every time.

We were granted an Order of Protection against our nxt door neighbor. She threatened to shoot and kill my wife. The Order is effective until July 2022. However figures out ways and executes any means to violate our Court Order. Everything from breaching the distance she is allowed to come within my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2020

more info needed.

contact lawyer who assisted you on protective order or police or DA/s ofc that issued order with summary of facts

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Q: So I work at Subway, and have been accused of stealing meat from the store. All around the store, they are cameras.
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Feb 27, 2020

I am not sure what the question is. Are they charging you criminally? Did you lose your job? Does or will the camera footage show any theft? Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Libel & Slander, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: Is it legal for a deputy to take my license out of my car if my car was parked on someone else’s property?

My husband was given permission to cut wood for a lady on her property she owned. He even took her firewood. The truck would not start one evening before leaving and he had to leave it parked til morning to come fix it. The next morning the truck was gone. Before I called to report it stolen, I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 27, 2020

Go apply for a new license. The deputy taking the license is not actionable.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: My lawyer says that paying a salary is not the same thing as slandering. What kind of lawyer to look for?

I was unfairly fired for a babysitter. She said I was watching the drama on a PC without work, and she claims that I was stealing their meal. Also, I have not been paid the last pay or have received overtime pay. She made false schedules, diaries, and payment records, and made three other non-me... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 26, 2020

If you want to assess the merits and practical wisdom of filing a slander case, you will want to find an attorney who demonstrates a competence in defamation claims.

Your post is somewhat difficult to understand but suing someone for slander is difficult and will take time and money....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Is a text message legally binding?

Can an agreement via text be used in court as a legal binding agreement?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2020

Usually oral agreements would be considered to be legally binding if the terms can be sufficiently proven. The statute of limitations can be different if an agreement is not in writing. While it's possible that a judge might for some reason think a text message doesn't qualify as a "written... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for California on
Q: What is the process and how long should a libel suit take?

In California a former employee is suing my business for disparaging remarks made on social media that were not made by myself or any current employees, it was posted by an social media account that only existed to post said comment in a random group. I have retained the services of an attorney but... Read more »

Donald M Barker
Donald M Barker answered on Feb 25, 2020

Court's routinely schedule "Case Management Conferences" and "Status Conferences." The attorney usually appears by telephone.

Go to this website, check "I accept" at bottom. Search with your Case number, and you can see every hearing held, scheduled and every document filed in your case....
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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Is it legal to post on social media for someone to cause bodily harm to another person?

" Do the world a favor and die already..." Your mother is a drunk whore"..... " Pull their nails out, I'll pay good money...." Use for shark bait, then post a casket with the caption- "Coming Soon" constant degradation, and then I'm just going to say it, "Sharks aren't eating enough people..."is... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 23, 2020

You should probably block and "unfriend" any person who posts that type of garbage. Depending on the exact details, it could be nothing or It could be the misdemeanor crime of Harassment if it happens once or it could be the felony crime of Stalking if it happens on multiple occasions.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Q: Nat. company’s website refers to a hired person’s “bio” & includes false claim of starting event that’s yours. Sue comp?

Their is the local branch that the person was hired but the person works all over the country with the large nat. company. It is still active on the website. I know they scrubbed social media for everything/ anything when he hired, but the liar wrote this bit and they missed it. Can I file a cease... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Feb 16, 2020

Many of the answers to your questions depend on the particular facts that are involved in your case. You should definitely confer with a lawyer and get a formal opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Libel & Slander and Probate for California on
Q: Can a defendant sue a plaintiff, her attorney & their witness for using perjured facts from a prior harassment case?

Can a defendant sue in a probate case if the complaint is based on Known libelous statements that was proven to be libelous in an unrelated harassment order case where the defendant in the current probate case was the plaintiff & the witness for the plaintiff in the current probate case was the... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Feb 15, 2020

The standards are different for restraining orders than they are in a civil probate matter. When in doubt in a restraining order situation, the Court errs on the side of caution and grants the restraining order. In a civil matter, you have to prove more likely than not you are correct, and are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Invading privacy without consent... false light tort harrassment cyber stalking. Slander rebellious mal practice.
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 13, 2020

So, what exactly is your question? I've been practicing for over 42 years, and had never heard of rebellious malpractice before. You have me really wondering....

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander, Employment Law and Real Estate Law for Kentucky on
Q: If a former property manager violated KY statues, with misconduct and negligence but had assistance, how would you proce

I have received a verified complaint, and have filed a verified request for dismissal. How would you proceed to file suite against a former property manager and her accomplices for financial damage done to the LLC?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 10, 2020

Many more facts are necessary to answer this question. I would consult a tenants rights attorney in your area and lay the facts out for them.

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