Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: My wife moved her bf into my 4 and 6-year-old children's house. Now she is pregnant. She does not know I know. Leverage?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Answered on Jun 19, 2018
Elizabeth Pugliese's answer
Leverage for what? If you are already separated, she has every right to move on. Unless there is something dangerous about him -- that you can prove -- she can do this.
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Q: I have an open investigation with DFACS. My child's father has received paperwork for custody of my child. I didn

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
You will need to fight the dependency allegations to regain custody. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible.
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Q: I am currently homeless and someone impersonated a fake person with a fake charity claiming they are going’s to help me.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
William John Light's answer
Call the police. Impersonating a charity may be a crime, although the person may actually have been trying to help you. You don't have a lawsuit. You have not been injured or harmed.
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Q: In California does penal code in section 209 B 1 pc always have a sexual crime that was commited

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
209 - Law section - California Legislative Information

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN...209.

(b) (1) Any person who kidnaps or carries away any individual to commit robbery, rape, spousal rape, oral copulation, sodomy, or any violation of Section 264.1, 288, or 289, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole.
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Q: My co worker posted something in social media accussing me of vandalizing his vehicle at work, including deregatory

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Internet Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
You should contact a lawyer qualified to handle defamation matters.
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Q: How can I prevent a politician from using my child's photos for political endorsement and promos?

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Libel & Slander, Patents and Trademark for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Jason Brooks' answer
Sounds like you need to the help of an attorney to send a formal cease and desist letter. Beyond that, your only recourse is to file a lawsuit for Misappropriation of Likeness.
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Q: What happens if a social media account with no personal info is threatened to be sued by a corporation?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer
If there are grounds to file suit, a lawsuit can be filed, naming "Doe" defendants. With the proper foundation, a subpoena can be served on the social media company to reveal the account holder's information. Then the account holder can be added into the lawsuit. Note, a corporation can not appear pro per, but must be represented by an attorney.
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Q: Defense against being accused of slander if it is the truth

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 4, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Truth is an absolute defense for slander/libel charges. But can he still sue you and drag your through the court system? Surely, but you would have a defense to his civil lawsuit against you.

Best of luck to you.

Q: What are my rights? I wrote a bad review of a book and now the author is threatening to sue me - can he do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
Andy Chen's answer
Anyone can sue anyone else for anything. Without knowing what you said, what the author is threatening you with, etc, there is no way to answer the question of what you can or can't do if you are actually sued. It all depends.
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Q: is it discrimination to refuse to sell a health product to a disabled person

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
I am wondering how the cashier would have known the condition is related to your son's disabilityso you can establish discrimination.

Sounds like the manager just wants to get rid of the whole thing and resolve in nominally

Is your son a good witness for a suit and is there any real damages other than nominal?
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Q: I was staying at my long time friends home. He got upset with me chanved locks n kep all my personal items and CAT!

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Florida on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Drew Bruner's answer
This may be both a criminal and civil matter. In Florida, there are generally no "self-help" evictions. If your pet or belongings are also being held without your permission, a crime may have been committed. It is wise to report this to a local law enforcement agency and contact a landlord-tenant attorney to preserve your rights.
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Q: Received a dog from a woman and now being threatened and harassed.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on May 27, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
I'm assuming you have a receipt or cancelled check for your original $200. If not, what were you thinking giving anyone more than $20 without a receipt? That being said, yes, your attorney can file a Petition for a Restraining Order. Record her calls, print her emails, screen shot, email and print her text messages, save her correspondence.
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Q: I posted my experience with a company I worked for. Can he sue me for defamation?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on May 24, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
First, as I understand it they have not sued you, but only threatened to sue. Truth is a defense to an action for defamation; if what you said is correct they cannot successfully sue you. Also, they would have to prove the damages they are claiming. And, of course, until they sue, you cannot sue them with a counterclaim. If they still owe you, they can of course be sued by you.
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Q: I am trying to find out if I someone can sue me after I sold them a car?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Contracts for Virginia on
Answered on May 23, 2018
Steve Miyares' answer
Who has title to the car? That person is the owner and is the one with authority to sell it. If you are not the legal owner if the vehicle, then you did not have legal authority to sell it. You should consult privately with an attorney to review all the facts and circumstances of your situation and advise you on the best course if action for you.
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Q: If my name is incorrect in several documents, does that discredit the case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Answered on May 23, 2018
Richard Lane Hughes' answer
Generally, the answer is no. Unless there is a genuine issue as to the identity of an individual in a report, document, etc., the misspelling or incorrect use of a name is considered a misnomer and will not affect the use of the documents or the outcome of a case.
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Q: I live in Mississippi and I'm wanting to find out if I have a case against a local hotel in my area.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Sounds like you have a case. You need an attorney for the place where it happened. Look for that state's Assn for Justice--their members give free consultations.

Q: Slandering my name on social media. Going through a child custody case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on May 17, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
The Father is not being very smart. The Court will not look kindly at his behavior. If I were you, I would be taking pictures of all social media that disparages you and making sure, if your case goes to court, that the judge sees the pictures.

I advise my own clients to stop using any social media while I represent them.

If you need further assistance, I recommend contacting an experienced family law attorney.

Q: Can a search warrant be so vague to just request pictures of your home both interior and exterior and get a night search

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Answered on May 17, 2018
Thomas C Gallagher's answer
Search warrants are by definition signed by a judge, ex parte -- meaning with only the unchallenged claims of a police officer. The person targeted has no way to challenge whether a search warrant was really warranted until after it is executed by police. Normally, the legal challenge to a search warrant will happen after a prosecuting attorney has filed a criminal charge with the court. In this situation, it's good idea to consult a criminal defense lawyer rather than do something that...

Q: I filed an aka name 31 yrs ago, which I never used. Can anybody use that aka name filing to blackmail me, or extort me?

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
much more info is needed.

you should contact a civil lawyer though many will charge for a consultation

Q: Using a recently deceased well-known person's name and biography

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander on
Answered on May 16, 2018
John Espinosa's answer
You should contact the estate of the deceased writer, let them know what you want to do and and get their permission to do it.

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