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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If a person post on FB —“I hired abc contractor/company and then 3 weeks later cancel project which was still 3 weeks

From start date . This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews “. Is this slander/libel against homeowner ?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 19, 2020

Not necessarily. As long as what you have posted is true, you have not slandered the company. Additionally, if your statement is simply, “ This company is awful and before you hire them look at their Yelp reviews,” then you are protected by the right to voice your opinions (aka right to free... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: If I can prove perjury from the report by a CPS worker that got my children taken away will the whole case be dropped?

I have evidence that the Child protective services case worker who made the report after having my children removed from my custody lied in the report to justify her actions. Not only do I have documentation proving her lies, but I also have eye whitnesses to the entire incident when she took my... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 17, 2020

If you can demonstrate that based on the cases workers lies, the children would not have otherwise been deemed dependent, you may be able to get your case dismissed. You need to consult with an attorney to discuss your allegations and options moving forward. An attorney should be appointed to you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Is an attorney representing DFCS under oath when she is presenting evidence to the Judge?

My DFCS case worker knowingly gave false information to their attorney to present to the judge to increase punishment for the crimes they are accusing my family of. I have irrefutable proof that they have committed perjury not just this time, but as well as the initial statements made by the... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 17, 2020

Yes, any testimony given to a judge in court is presumed under oath with penalty for perjury. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case and provide you with tailored representation.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready....
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Can a secretary of a H.O. A record a meeting for record keeping .
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 17, 2020

Secretary are supposed to keep records of HOA meetings. In today's world those records are kept in different formats. Each subsequent meeting the former "minutes" most be approved by the Board of Directors.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: I believe there was false statements made about me back in 2010 after loosing my job,is there something i can do now

I believe im still being pursued because of this by the authoritys

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 14, 2020

When you say you are being pursued, do you mean there is a warrant for your arrest? You can check this on the UJS portal. 8 years is a long time to leave a case open unless the allegations are very serious. You should have a confidential consultation with a defense attorney. They should be able... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Utah on
Q: What can i do if my custody case has other proceedings and or personal attacks against me from those who r on my ex side

my ex filed for full custody after i filed for support. well after out temporary orders hearing my ex and his attorney had requested things they know i cant do so there for my parent time has been taken from me even though i begged them to make it to where i can do them but they would not. My ex... Read more »

Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Jan 13, 2020

First and foremost, it sounds like you should consider hiring an attorney. It sounds like your ex and his attorney are taking a very aggressive approach in the custody litigation. Their approach seems to be working to keep you from the kids. I suggest finding an attorney who can help level the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Can you be found guilty of a CRIME in a civil case?? And if so,Why would I NOT be allowed to sue for perjury??

I was told that only the prosecutor can pursue the person who sued me in civil case and lied under oath, because perjury is a crime.

If that is true, how can I be sued for a CRIME, if not by the PROSECUTOR, in CRIMINAL Court????

Ok. To try to be clearer.... OJ Simpson was tried for... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 11, 2020

I’m not following your post. Perjury is a crime and you seem to understand that a prosecutor prosecutes criminal cases. Some acts can be pursued both civilly and criminally. Think OJ Simpson.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Michigan on
Q: I just quit a job that has a terribly toxic and petty work environment. I want to write a review to warn others.

I want to be honest about my experiences but dont want to be pursued for defamation. Its a small team and it would be easy to figure out that i wrote the review, especially since the person in charge is the owners mother, the only manager and the one that im writing about. These people are really... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 11, 2020

Good luck in your new career endeavors. An employment attorney could advise you as to the employment-related attributes of your question. As for the Libel & Slander category issues, I do not believe an attorney would be willing to give you a green light as to "understanding your limitations."... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I block my exes email account when his new wife is using it to harrass me & do his "co parenting" for him?

Ex & I share 4yr old. Live 745 miles apart. Have joint legal custody & I am custodial parent. I am to update him on child & when I do, I get harassed instead & his new wife seeks retaliation of some sort. She is very hostile & sarcastic. He has stopped talking to me & has allowed his new wife to... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 7, 2020

You might want to get something official before you block it as you're liable to be made to look like the bad guy.

There are a few really good online programs available for situations like this where parents can login and upload pictures, report cards, etc. about the children then the other...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: I recently discovered my sister in law posted false accusations about my husband and I on a website.

After discovering, my husband and I contacted her through cell phone. I recorded the conversation and eventually she admitted to posting this. Does sheriffs office do anything about this or would I have to contact an attorney?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 4, 2020

Slander is not a criminal offense. However you should consult with an attorney to find out if the slander is actionable in civil court.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on
Q: Hello my name is Jesse I was started on fire with break cleaner by my boss and a co worker no one wanted to help me

I left message after message with osha and lawyers but no one would help me I was started on fire with break cleaner and told the owner of the company and then I was let go just after (January of 2017)

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 2, 2020

I'm sorry for the ordeal you went through here. Unfortunately, considerable time has elapsed since these things took place. That might be the primary reason your post remains open all this time. You could try to arrange a brief consult with a Wisconsin attorney to discuss what could be done at this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: Can an ACS caseworker be sued as an individual for slander/defamation? I have proof that she lied in her report

After receiving a copy of the SCR report I discovered that the caseworker, her supervisor and unit manager all lied in their reports as well as excluded documents that provided proof that there was no neglect, yet my case was still "indicated". I have proof. Are they still covered by immunity?

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Jan 1, 2020

If they were acting in their capacity at DSS it is unlikely that you can sue.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Tennessee on
Q: My boss is aware that a customer sexually harasses his staff & doesnt care. Can I post that on fb w/ his name w/out gett

ing sued?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Dec 31, 2019

You should consult with an attorney who practices employment law in Tennessee prior to posting anything about your boss or his business on Facebook, even if you don't explicitly identify him or the company by name. Defamation laws are state-specific. An employment attorney will be able to help... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: I want to sue someone for using racial slander and drug references about me, in there song.

I believe that it is a defamation of character

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 29, 2019

This is something that an Indiana attorney could advise you best on, but your question remains open for three weeks. You may be correct about being defamed. However, you should keep this in mind. These cases can be costly, and attorneys do not necessarily handle them on a one-third contingency... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: ex girlfriend has a lien against my truck, i make the weekly payments, but am told daily she can take it whenever

she comes to my jobs and harasses me daily. do i have a option besides calling the police and losing my truck

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 28, 2019

Your option is to pay off the entire lien or give her back the truck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: are defamation cases handled on a contingency basis
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 21, 2019

It could depend on the case. They are not necessarily handled like traditional personal injury cases where a contingency fee generally in the area of one-third is the norm. They could be handled on an hourly basis as well. If you have a case you are contemplating, contact attorneys who handle such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Case #SC129686 RICO. MUST take case to SUPREME Court -defendants bribe federal court judges like Dolly m gee

Council for disney defendants Alexander the FAKE myers lies on federal court declarations Google posts on YouTube the truth and their unholy alliances with the mouSStapo the internet authorities made Disney take down my registered ASCAP sag/aftra work called.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 14, 2019

more more info needed to evaluate and understand the matter.

however, if you are looking for a lawyer to take a matter to the Supreme Court i don't do that.

Lawyers that would go there would probably be expensive. Are you in a position to retain such a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Would it be illegal and if so what would the charges be to leave a insulting note inside of someone’s unlocked car

Car in parking lot unlocked, note left in car on a receipt, called ex gf demeaning female names like “whore” no threat made in note, note directed at car owner so no slander

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

The answer to your question is “it depends.” If you are concerned about any potential charges, it is best to consult an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. We are glad to assist you.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Can I get back my $30,084.20 in Social Security benefits that my former representative payee stole from me?

I had a former Social Security representative payee steal $30,084.20 from me, and the theft occurred from June 1, 2010-12/31/2011. I am also suing him for $25,000 in punitive damages for all the emotional distress and pain and suffering that he caused me as a result of his theft against me. I live... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

It is important to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. There are options available to you. We are glad to assist you.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: What can charge someone with who has been trying to ruin my reputation and constantly threatens me?

An exfriend has been going around my university telling people bad things about me and a friend and always tell people how she wants to fight...etc. A recent event just happened between us when people were telling us the lies she said about us. The girl had people literally hating us until they... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2019

Stay away from her and leave her alone. Print any evidence of her hate campaign and file a complaint with your university police

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