Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: An ex employee that I fired in 2015, she made live video and topic was me.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Save it all on a flash drive. Then hire an attorney to file for a permanent injunction against harassment and to fight her protective order. After saving on a flashdrive, contact each platform and ask them to remove her postings.

Q: If i was in a head on collusion, but dont know who was at fault, what should i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should consult an attorney who handles car accident cases and provide them with as much information as you have. You may also be able to retrieve the police report from the investigating police entity. If you do not know then consider contacting the police in your area. We hope that you are on the mend as a result of your accident. Good luck in your investigation.

Q: Does medical malpractice laws affect veterinarians, too? Or just human doctors?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 30, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
There is a statutory scheme set up to specifically address medical malpractice by physicians (regular M.D.s), that would not apply to vets. These statutory provisions are largely procedural, but also address substantive issues related to the claims. However, the standards for professional malpractice, and the legal definitions and evidentiary standards are largely the same across all professions when it comes to proving malpractice (lawyers, doctors, accountants, architects, and, yes,...

Q: I recently terminated an employee. That employee has filed false BBB claim and libelous posts to FB. Is this criminal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
It appears at first blush that the only potentially criminal action here would be the "gunning for [you]" comment- but that is susceptible to various interpretations. The rest is potentially a civil claim for defamation, but those cases are difficult and highly fact-specific. Another thing to consider is whether you could collect from the ex-employee on any judgment you might obtain. You may want to consult an attorney. You might also want to contact the BBB and complain to them about the...

Q: What can I do about someone publicly posting false things and slander about me on social media?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in Tennessee but your question remains open for four weeks. You could consult with an attorney in your state to evaluate the things posted, and learn if it would be cost-effective to pursue such a claim. You could also inquire with the attorney about the timeframes within which you must take action to preserve your legal rights, as defamation causes of action in general have relatively short statutes of limitations.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Do you have any statutes for a) Motion to Dismiss Complaint, and/or b) Motion for Sanctions?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Nov 14, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
Generally it is up to the Judge to respond to a Motion to Dismiss a case. You can find most of the forms by going to your computer and pulling up the local Branch of the County Court you are in. Then search around that website and you should come up with a Form for your motion. Since I know little about your case (I assume you are in a lawsuit), I can only guess. If you are going to file a motion to dismiss, be sure that you have all the paperwork you need. You will have to support it with...

Q: Backgrnd check says open warrant docket says closed w fine due what's correct?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Libel & Slander and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Brian Smith Esq's answer
I cannot say without checking with the court. You may want to contact the court so you can talk to them about this. Or you may want to consult with an attorney for help resolving this. What I can say is that, when a warrant is issued, Ohio courts will mark the case as closed until the warrant is served/resolved. They will then re-open the case.

Q: Can I sue my previous employer for harassment and emotional distress?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
Much more info needed.

How long ago did this happen and when did you leave and under what circumstances.

You need to contact a labor law attorney.

This is not an area of law that i handle.

Q: Are shaming sites legal? People privately submit stories of others they know, bad stories, meant to expose them.

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
As a general rule, if people intentionally publish false things about others, verbally or in writing, they could be sued for defamation.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Someone said I stole from them and forged a check of theirs. I didn't do this. Can I get them for slander?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 28, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
You can file a lawsuit against anyone for any reason, whether you will win is a different story. Generally, defamation (slander and libel) require that you prove the things is false, and damaged your reputation costing you money.

Q: I want to go back to work after this workers comp injury is healed. I hired an attorney. Was I wrong for doing that?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
Your attorney should be able to guide you through this process and advise you. Good luck.

Q: Can you sue a former employer for making a false police report against you

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
If the criminal charges are dismissed you may be able to sue the employer for false arrest.

Q: Is it Defamation of character & discrimination,if your supervisor tells you you're suspicious of theft?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 24, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Defamation generally requires some form of communication to a third person (someone other than yourself). This can be in the form of spoken words, social media post, email, letter, article, etc. An employment law attorney might be able to provide more meaningful insight about some of the other issues.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can n apartment manager share personal information of one tenant with a different tenant without permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Oregon on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
Gregory L Abbott's answer
While certainly undesirable; highly unprofessional; and a bad management practice; I know of no law that prohibits or penalizes the practice, at least absent actual damages resulting therefrom.

Q: cops have continuosly falsely reported to cyf there was a drug lab in my home when therewas that illegal to do???

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If true, then yes, you could probably file section 1983 litigation against them in federal court.

Best of luck to you.

Q: A possible case of extortion and defamation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
It's possible. Defamation is a false statement of fact. Negative opinions are not defamation. It depends what she said and how it compares to the truth.

Q: How much would it cost me to send a seize and deciest notice to someone?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could contact several Arizona attorneys in your area and ask them about their fees to draft a cease and desist letter.

Tim Akpinar

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