Libel & Slander Questions & Answers by State

Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: Can I be liable for future payments on a car

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Answered on May 27, 2017

If everything you say is true and correct, then the answer is that you are not and were never responsible to make payments on that car.
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Q: If a image of me that is detrimental to my reputation and encompasses bullying is posted on social media, can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 23, 2017

If you wrote to him on facebook and he put it up, not much you can do. Ask the provider to take it down.

Without knowing what it is, hard to say--but I can tell you suing him will cost you lots of money and time and not get you anywhere.
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Q: I need help on getting a subpoena issued to obtain information from my former employeer

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 23, 2017

You can take your claim to the California labor Commissioner. They will assist you with everything you need. Just do a Google search for California labor Commissioner and you can go from there.
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Q: Seeking legal advice on how to protect myself. Got involved with a woman at work and she is threatening to "get revenge"

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 22, 2017

You may want to talk to either your supervisor or someone in HR to explain the situation and to advise that you are now being harassed. You need to consult with someone at work in whom you feel comfortable confiding. But you also need to protect yourself with human resources. Honesty is the best policy. You need to get right both at home and at work. Now you know why work relationships are discouraged.
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Q: My son is being profiled and slandered by other students and their parents, is there something legally that can be done

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on May 22, 2017

You can complain to the school about the bullying. You can report threats against a minor to the police, and you may be able to sue for defamation and threats of violence. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA,...
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Q: My former employer made a false policr repirt aganist me that i robbrd one of ther stores and was aressted

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on May 22, 2017

You may be able to sue for malicious prosecution, depending on the facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: A lady came into my tanning salon. Went into a stand up bed. Had a panic attack mid way and couldnt find the marked door

3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Consumer Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on May 17, 2017

It depends on the specifics of her interaction with you and your premises. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: I need help , looking to sue a neighbor for slander and harassment plus emotional distress please contact me back

4 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Answered on May 16, 2017

Your eviction may be unlawful, so you may be able to challenge it in court. You may be able to sue the owner and landlord for the injury to your daughter. Based on the extent of the injuries, you may be able to sue also for pain and suffering as well as actual damages in superior court. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,...
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Q: Can I sue my cousin for the remarks she made to my employer? Or, could I send a cease and desist letter?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 15, 2017

It's only libel/ slander if the facts publicized are not true. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: Falsely accused and name slandered and Kern Valley Sun paper for battery on ex girlfriend

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 13, 2017

It depends on what the paper said exactly. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: live in TN, My son 18 (17 at conception) mom is 15, Her mother is using child as leverage over him...

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on May 13, 2017

He has as much right to see that child as the mother does. Grandma needs to butt out. She can tell her daughter what to do, but as the child's father, your son can assert himself, even remove the child from the mother if the grandmother is creating such a hostile environment to be detrimental to the relationship between the child and the parents. You and your son need to see a lawyer and learn what both his and your rights are as both parent and grandparents in Tennessee. Your son is...
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Q: What are my rights for my father who past away on 4142017,I have a advance care detective including power of attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for California on
Answered on May 11, 2017

You can report forgery to the police. You can initiate probate proceedings to deal with his assets/ debts via court proceedings. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...
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Q: Can you provide an attorney who will defend my family from outrageous torts in housing discrimination by owner AND Oakla

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on May 11, 2017

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU COULD SUMMARIZE THE FACTS OF YOUR CASE AND WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL YOU ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED. THANK YOU,
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Q: Can i charge my employer with physical assault and other charges?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New York on
Answered on May 10, 2017

I am sorry to hear about your situation. What you described is a crime. You should call the police. What are your plans for work going forward? How large is your office? Is there a HR department?
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Q: What is needed to evict someone who lives in our home. Am iallowed to tell them they cannot pack up unless I am home?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Answered on May 9, 2017

Are you the owner/landlord? Provide the appropriate Notice to Quit.

Are you one of the other tenants? Talk to your landlord.

If this does not work to get them to voluntarily resolve the situation, you need to consult with a local Landlord/Tenant attorney. I'm not sure what this has to do with libel or estate planning, but this is a Landlord/Tenant issue, and you need a local lawyer if the 'bad' tenant won't voluntarily remove him/herself.

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Q: I live in NC and want to know if I can sue my employer and an RN. I have asked this question before but apparently..

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Health Care Law for North Carolina on
Answered on May 8, 2017

These are all very complex issues and we can only give you general guidance in this forum. Having said that, sure, it might be possible to have a legal claim.

You might be able to sue the case manager for defamation if she made a false statement of fact (not opinion) about you, the statement was made within the past 6 months (12 months in some situations), and the statement caused a direct loss of money. Generally bad or insulting name calling is not a statement of fact, but, in...
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Q: Can you sue a family member for defamation or do they have different rules?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on May 5, 2017

You can file a lawsuit against anyone. The rules are the same. However, the outcome, the stress, and experience can be very different when the defendant is a family member. Often, lawsuits should be considered as a last result.
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Q: If an ex employee of a restaurant posts a review on yelp about the unsanitary practices of the other employees which

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Answered on May 5, 2017

True statements are not defamatory. Truth is actually a defense to an accusation of defamation.

Assuming you are the restaurant in this case, if its true it is not defamation. Let's say for the sake of argument that this wasn't true. What are your damages in this situation? The post was up for only two hours. Can you prove you suffered any harm or damages in this situation?
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Q: In being harassed by sheriff's to vacate my residence. This happened last summer at a house I lived in. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 3, 2017

This is serious. In the first place, if someone bought the house, they can ask you to move and eventually you will be asked by the Sheriff to leave the premises. However, if the house was not bought, and the individual was just thinking about buying it and the Sheriff evicted you without a court Order, then your rights may have been violated. Consult with an attorney near you. You may have been wrongfully evicted. A cause of action against a local municipality has a six month Statute of...
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Q: can facebook be sued when a user posts private videos about someone else?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on May 3, 2017

A statute insulates social media from such suits. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....
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