Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: My boyfriend went through my phone while I was sleeping and stole private photos of mine. He took a picture of them

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

No. Police will tell you that it's a civil matter.
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Q: Yes i was staying with some peaple i thought was my friends but have been robbing me for years and i was month to month

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Social Security for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

File a police report. They might help. Or contact your local legal aid, or sue the landlord in small claims court for wrongful eviction and the value of your things and the cost to find alternate living arrangements.
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Q: I am being cyberstalked which has been reported to police but during this I was extremely slandered. What are my legal

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 17, 2018

You may wish to meet with an attorney to consider seeking a protective order in the State Court. They should also be able to review your allegations/evidence of slander and advise you of your options.
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Q: Is it right that an employer fires an employee AND say they quit?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 17, 2018

Is it fair or honest? No. Is there a law against it? No.
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Q: I know Va is an at will state, but I was just fired without warning based on false information.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 16, 2018

You certainly can file a lawsuit but you have the burden of proof so get your evidence and witnesses together since those will be required to support your claims.
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Q: can i hold a business liable when i was assaulted with an item FROM INSIDE causing life threatening INJURIES

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

You can hold a business liable for the criminal conduct of third parties if the business had actual knowledge of prior similar criminal conduct and failed to take reasonable steps to protect patrons from such conduct in the future. These are hard cases and very fact dependent. Take your police report, medical records, photos, etc. and make an appointment with a PI attorney to discuss in detail.
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Q: My dog got ran over.Lady came back an hour later wanting reimbursement for car damage.Cant find my dog.What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

Hello,

Helpful information can be found on the county website, division of animal control. The website states: Animals are not permitted to run at large in Marshall County pursuant to state law. (Code of Alabama, Section 3-1-5).

They also may be able to assist you in locating your dog if your dog is still missing. Their website can be accessed at: http://marshallcountyanimalcontrolalabama.weebly.com
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Q: If I send a letter to my mom and her husbands church with information on them, can they sue me? The church should know.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

Anyone can sue anybody for anything. So yes, they can sue you, and a court could order you to pay them significant monetary damages.
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Q: My ex-girlfriend is posting horrible false stories about me on social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

If you have a valid libel case, then yes, you can still sue her regardless of whether Facebook takes the posts down. The only effect Facebook's actions would have on your libel claim is that your damages (i.e., the harm caused by the defamatory posts) would be reduced due to the shorter time the public was exposed to the statements. To get a general idea of whether you have a valid libel case against her, see this blog post I wrote a few years ago:...
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Q: Is this grounds for dismissal in federal defamation case?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for New York on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

It is not grounds. Missing a hearing is inexcusable. Either hire a lawyer or do the case, but intentionally defaulting will not be a successful strategy.
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Q: Do I have any legal action available to me for slander from the previous company I was working for?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Nevada on
Answered on Feb 2, 2018

Presenting someone in a defamatory light is an offence. To malign someone and making slanderous remarks is also an offence and liable to be tried under both criminal and civil code. From the given details, you are informally advised to make a written complaint to your nearest police post with specific comments/slanderous remarks, as witnessed, that hampered your future prospectus. Nominate the principal accused and make owner of nursing facility as a party.
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Q: My car got broken into and I got robbed due to negligence from the security team at a hotel. Would I win a lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 31, 2018

Would you win? Who knows. You may have a case for negligence and other tort claims against the hotel. But you would have to prove that they didn't provide proper security or were otherwise negligence and that they breached their duty of care and caused you to suffer damages.
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Q: Can someone sue me for "defamation" when I simply exposed their Instagram Ponzi scheme?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

You can never prevent someone from suing. However, without getting into the details of the facts and Instagram's ToU, if you have simply made true statements, you will prevail in a defamation action. The same goes for posting an opinion, if the facts upon which you base your opinion are true and disclosed.
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Q: I am a teacher who has recently been placed on administrative leave due to an undisclosed allegation made by a student.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 28, 2018

Offence having cogent suspicions may follow administrative leave with pay prior to investigative process. Suggest you ask, in writing, the reasons of your placing on administrative leave.
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Q: I'm currently on leave for PTSD caused by sexual harassment. The owners were aware I was sexually abused when younger.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 25, 2018

Employment law cases are fact sensitive so I cannot assess your chances of winning in Court based on the information provided; however, you should definitely file a claim with the EEOC. Mediation is optional; however, if your employer agree to it, it would not hurt you to go through mediation. If mediation fails, you can still request a Right to Sue (after 180 days) and take it to court.
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Q: can i sue the local news for lieing and making a story up causing me to lose my job

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 25, 2018

Consult with an attorney who handles slander/libel/defamation cases. You have directed this question to criminal defense attorneys.
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Q: Neighbor shot my dog dead in my yard

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Answered on Jan 24, 2018

Sue the neighbor in small claims court for the money value of the dog (which will be probably be much less than what the dog meant to you).
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Q: Do I have a case? Victoria secret fired me claiming I stole from them. Never happened

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Absolutely no way to say based upon the information stated. There is obviously written documents involved. The first step is to hire an attorney to review and evaluate the documents and any other information.

Most likely your desire to sue Victoria’s Sectet will be too costly to pursue.

Good luck.
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Q: If a palm fron falls on you and you are on private property are the owners responsible?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Property owners must make their property reasonably safe for people who are on the property lawfully. This duty would include ensuring that they maintain trees properly. The extent of this duty would depend partly on the type of property involved. To hold the property owner accountable for the injuries caused by the tree on the property, you need to be able to establish liability.
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Q: What is the statute of limitations on tampering with evidence in Tennessee? Thank you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

I believe the SOL on tampering with evidence which is a class C felony is 4 years.
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