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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

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Can a person violate an injunction for stalking if they file an injunction based on lies with the court in retaliation.
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Nov 26, 2019

No. The Judge will sort all of this stuff out soon enough.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Business Law and Libel & Slander on
Q: Man asked me to cash a cheque and deposit it to bitcoin. Now I have the money ..help

I got afraid it was a scam so now I'm holding the money until I can go bank in the morning and see if it's a fraud cheque. The man however is harrasing me telling me he's bring me to court for holding it. I'm so afraid can someone please help in anyway. I just want to get rid of the money from my... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Nov 25, 2019

The bare facts related by you could easily be seen as stealing by any law enforcement agency. Is that enough advice to get you moving?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: Can a 3rd party contractor sue for negative online reviews if no money exchanged hands

We are a 3rd party contractor for Home Warranty companies. And customers of the home warranty company are posting negative online reviews, some for reasons out of our hands, due to our restrictions in our contract with the home warranty company. Can we issue a cease and desist and sue if the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2019

If you consulted with an attorney regarding such a letter or legal action, they would likely want to see each individual review. If they're negative, it's possible that in itself is not necessarily actionable. An attorney who deals with defamation would examine if they were false and harmful, among... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: What type of attorney do we need and do we have a case for defamation of character? Are they obligated to train us?

My dad is in the hospital and has a tentative discharge date for next week where he will he is supposed to be sent home and we will take care of him. The hospital told us they will give us adequate time to train us to take care of him at home, but when I ask them if they will train us they tell me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 10, 2019

A Texas attorney could advise you best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like the type of attorney you need is a health care attorney. If you want to pursue the false statement, that would be a defamation attorney. Before bringing attorneys into the mix, why don't you first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Vermont on
Q: What about falsifying medical records

Doctor knew the information was false but still didn’t remove it which is also libel

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 1, 2019

It could be libel. It depends on the substance and context, which could mean the difference between mere medical inaccuracy and damage to one's character and reputation. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: How do I file against someone who files a false claim.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 31, 2019

A Tennessee attorney could advise you best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could notify the entity with which the claim was filed that it was based on false information. You could contact a Tennessee attorney to discuss the viability of a defamation claim against the wrongdoer.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Was this a wrongful dismissal. Do I have a case?

I was fired because of a video I posted of a me pressing buttons on a vending machine on my lunch and my boss accused me of stealing she also has fired several other people I know for the exact same reason.... when I have never stolen anything from her but she just keeps saying it and when i went... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 31, 2019

Sorry, but likely no.

In California you are considered to be an at will employee unless you have an agreement to the contrary about that status. As such your employer can terminate you for any reason or even no reason at all. Your employer had the right to terminate you because he thought...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander, Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Arkansas on
Q: I was forced to plead guilty to a felony but the person or victim now says they lied on me an would tell them what 2 do?

Felony on husband aggravated assault. We had both been drinking n he lied on me later on a court date I was n rehab due to court order from mis court n was issued a fta felony judge n lawyer said if I didn't plea guilty id set n county for 4 months waiting on a court date my rehab was over 100... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 30, 2019

You have a lawyer to whom you should be speaking

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: If two people commit adultry and the result could lead to a divorce for the disabled spouse of one, can the disabled one

File a lawsuit?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 28, 2019

New Jersey is a no-fault divorce state. The ground for divorce is irrelevant to the economic issues.

3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My friend destroyed my apartment and personal items in the place I was renting ended having to move can I sue him

He went to jail the night he was destructive to my home and is serving 3 years in county . He said he would help with damages and moving and will not now . My whole life was turned upside down and left me and my son homeless . I wasn't even home when he did what he did . I have pictures and he was... Read more »

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Oct 24, 2019

This really isn’t a criminal law question. Of course, I would encourage you to file a small claims action against the landlord for stealing your deposit. I’m sorry all this is happening to you it must be incredibly stressful.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: A person who commits a civil wrong against another is liable for a ?

torts

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2019

That's right; you're correct.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I sue instagram?

Can I sue them?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 6, 2019

much more info needed.

unless you are very well off, it would probably be prohibitive cost-wise.

Q: am i required to take a drug screen test based on allegations that i smoke weed for a DNA proceeding?

I stoped smoking weed 3 weeks ago. and now CPS has filed a DNA Proceeding for abuse of my 13 year old child. also im my custodt is my 2 and 3 year old

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 6, 2019

You need to hire an attorney for the dna case and then decide what to do about the drug test.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Can someone use a listening device to make a recording of me talking on the phone in a car?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Sep 25, 2019

Your question is not an issue of defamantion.

Missouri is a one-party state as to recording of calls. That means one party to the conversation can record the call even without the other's permission. A person not a party to your call should not record your call if you had a reasonable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: A local competitive Audiologist is using slander against my company and myself, Happened over 5 times now, what can I do

He works under our local ENT whom my patients visit for other issues and then it turns into a hearing test and recommendation they buy hearing aids from him. He asks how much they paid and whom he bought from? Then he slanders and bad mouths the price they paid and me personally, since I have done... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Sep 25, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. In order to form an opionion as to whether you've been defamed and whether it would be worth suing for defamation, I would need to know what was said, when, and other information relevant for a defamtion claim. Defamation cases are difficult under Missouri... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Q: In your opinion are libel cases easy to win? Is it easier to win a libel case in the UK?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 24, 2019

Depends on the facts. Some are easier to prove than others. Few are worth the time and money to pursue because damages are often difficult to establish in sufficient quantity to justify the effort. The UK has more favorable libel laws than the US if you are the person suing. You cannot sue in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can I file a suit for damages because of slander and deformation of character
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 21, 2019

It's hard to say, because there isn't much information to go on here. But as a general consideration, think of this. Those types of lawsuits are not generally handled on a contingency. That means you'd pay an attorney hourly to prove damages that could be costly to establish, the other side could... Read more »

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