Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: Can a court mandate anger management if a person has not gone through probation or had explicit orders from said court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Massachusetts on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Dakota Martin's answer
Is there another magistrate hearing or date to go back?

I would politely contact the court (in person), and simply inquire about the anger management. They may just clear up the issue and solve your problem. Or they may tell you that the magistrate put notes in the file that your boyfriend has to complete some program. If that's the case DO IT.

The classes are easy and if the result is no criminal case, no criminal record, case dismissed. . . it's a win win.

Q: Former NY Knicks power forward has been charged with a felony. What impact could that have on his lawsuit?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Samuel C. Breslin's answer
Possibly - this depends a lot on the type of lawsuit, as well as the ultimate disposition of the criminal case. If he’s acquitted, it will have little impact on a civil case. Feel free to reach out directly if you have further questions. Thanks!

Q: I am in extreme hardship. I am a victim of administrative crime against me and my family. For 13 yrs now im disabled

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
Your best bet would be to consult with an attorney so that you can go over the details of your case, and assess whether you have a valid claim that could entitle you to compensation.

Q: Is it possible for someone to sue you for sleeping with their husband if you didn’t know

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Antitrust, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
At 19 you likely possess nothing worth suing for and should likely be more afraid of the threat to 'fight you' than the threat of being sued.

Q: Whats my liability/fault?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Worst case scenario--you pay him what the car was worth. The big issue is any liability if he drives. If it's just for the title snafu, you third party in your employee if sued. If you have overall liability insurance, then notify your carrier.

However, for starters your employee needs to get the title. If he never had it then........how good an employee is he?

Q: If someone is harassing some one through text message calling them every name in the book could he/she file slander cha

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Slander is a civil action. You're thinking of harassment, which is a criminal charge.

The person receiving the harassing text messages could certainly contact the police department in Florida in the text messager's neighborhood. Will they do anything? No way to know unless you try - but they may contact the texter and tell him or her to knock it off.

Can't the person receiving simply block the texter's number? That's certainly another option.

Best of luck to you.

Q: My husbands ex wife has recently accused me of “stalking her neighborhood”, I haven’t, what should I do, if anything?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Bryan J. Jones' answer
If you feel threatened by her, you may be able to get a protective order against her. The requirement to get a protected order is that she has placed you in imminent fear. That may be difficult if the only thing she is threatening is criminal charges. You should also avoid any contact with her.

Q: Dated a man in the air force. He is a master sergeant and training for 1st sergeant and he asked me to marry him.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 27, 2018
Benjamin W Scott's answer
You have the right to walk away from him and get him out of your life. It is probably not worth the time or effort of trying to get the $100 back.

Q: Plaintiff has temp Domestic restraining order. They harass and contact me. Can I get order vacated?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Social Security for California on
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
need a lot more facts.

it sounds like you are not in a position to retain a private lawyer to be your knight in shining armor.

is this in criminal court or domestic?

what is case number?

Q: How many years is considered a statue of limitations in the case of defamation?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
Kim Jones Penepacker's answer
Texas has a one year statute of limitations for defamation under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 16.002. However, the one-year period depends on the date the cause of action "accrued," meaning the date the one-year clock started ticking. You should contact an attorney who practices in this area to evaluate when the clock on the statute of limitations started running and to evaluate if you are still within that time period.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (Intellectual Property) 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.

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.

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.

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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