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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Neighbors have been hacking my phone and have been showing photos that are only on my phone. Is there anything I can do?

I never go outside during the say. I usually go out at night to take out my trash and get my mail. I understand if I'm out in the public it's fair game but that's not the case. I believe along with their hacking they have obtained my private photos and have been showing them to... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Your best and most cost effective solution is to update the security in your cell phone and your home internet WiFi.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Q: Can an attorney modify a filed form on my behalf.
Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
answered on Jan 31, 2023

There isn't enough information here to provide an answer. What is the "filed form" and what do you mean by "on my behalf"? An attorney may be able to enter a case as counsel of record and amendments may be permitted. Its unlikely that an attorney could, or would, modify... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can another lawyer post things about your case & bash you on social media if they're not your lawyer or on the case ?

There's a Facebook group where there is two Florida lawyers are talking about my case to members of it. They're posting screenshots from pacer about the lawsuit against me and making fun of me when they have no information on this matter, and I haven't been able to prove my... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jan 30, 2023

You actually raise a couple different issues here. 1. Can Court documents available on PACER lawfully be disclosed on social media? Yes, because they're public records, and the fact that the discloser is a lawyer who is not on your case is irrelevant. 2. Can someone lawfully make fun of you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Can you please inform me (or direct me to appropriate information) on how to remove board members.

I know a petition to remove can be done, but I want to know the exact steps so if the majority of the owners wish to pursue this we don't get ignored for not following one particular procedure correctly. We currently have a rogue board president specifically, and it is unclear if these other... Read more »

John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Jan 29, 2023

I will assume you are asking about removing board members for your Home Owner's Association "HOA."

Each HOA has it's own by-laws and rules. This usually includes the rules/process on adding and removing board members. To properly advise anyone, a lawyer would need a copy...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: My dealer sold me a lemon. Is it legal to drive my car with painted messages on my doors "parkplace sold me this lemon"?

Have tried to resolve amicably. Car in shop 26 days out of the 45 I have owned it. Since it was purchased with 1000 miles CPO "as is" it does not qualify for buyback according to MBUSA.

I spent 130k and car does not drive nice. So while I prepare a lawsuit, want to paint on car,... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

Since a car can only be a “lemon” if it was purchased new, you could be sued for business disparagement if your sign deters a prospective customer from purchasing a car from the dealership.

Most used cars are sold as-is, meaning the buyer is not relying on anything the seller may have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Husbands step mother who we haven’t spoke to in 10 years is contacting his business partner to tell lies about him.

Is there anything we can do?

She has no involvement in the business and has reached out directly to his partner to speak lies on him. They have been in business together for nearly 2 yrs now.

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Jan 25, 2023

You could contact the mother in law and request that she stop calling your husband's business partner. If that does not work, you could hire an attorney to send a cease and desist letter. It sounds like there could be grounds for a defamation lawsuit based on slander.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Sensitive question. Please don’t remove because it’s literally a life or death situation.

Sensitive question. Please don’t remove because it’s literally a life or death situation.

I dated someone ( a franchisor ) of a multimillion dollar company that deals with children. One day I walked in on him raping a 9 year old . I reported him but I wasn’t taken seriously.he said I... Read more »

Lyndsie Nichole Russell
Lyndsie Nichole Russell
answered on Jan 23, 2023

If you have been served with the complaint, you should hire an attorney immediately. There is a limited time for you to respond to the complaint. If you do not respond within the timeframe, a default can be taken against you which cuts off your ability to defend the lawsuit. An experienced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Arkansas on
Q: I believe i am a victim of defamation and slander in my workplace and im worried that this will cause me to be demoted.

I believe i am a victim of defamation and slander in my workplace and im worried that this will cause me to be demoted from my position that i have worked hard to get. I've tried to go to hr and my manager, but nothing has been done. Hr just redirects me to my manager and i do not like... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 17, 2023

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. For the slander issues, you could try to arrange a consult with an attorney who handles defamation cases. Unfortunately, these cases are not generally handled on a contingency basis, which could mean paying a law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Q: Can you Sue an app for violation of your first amendment for banning you from commenting on their app

If I made a truthful statement with no profanity and/or offensive language towards anyone

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 16, 2023

No. The First Amendment protects you from government interference, not private parties. Apps, employers, and other private organizations and companies are free to allow access to only those who adhere to polices regulating speech.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Alabama on
Q: Are attorneys hands tied as far as filing lawsuits for incidents that happened during the pandemic if it was negligence?

I was in a medically induced coma because of Covid 19 and I came out of the coma. I fell from the bed on the floor and my heart stopped and they brought me back several times & I sustained a hypoxic brain injury. & was reintubated. I have my official medical records and I signed a contract... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 14, 2023

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Don't lose further time awaiting a reply here. This isn't an attorney referral service, so there's no point awaiting a reply regarding possible representation. With a looming statute of limitations,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for South Carolina on
Q: My grandfather disappeared at sea while abord the S.S. Robert Luckenbach owned by the U.S.S. Luckenbach company. Help?

It was 1951 after leaving Panama. The Captain wrote a letter questioning his mental health to N.Y. before notifying the family of his disappearance. Would I have a case against U.S.S. Luckenbach steamship company?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 8, 2023

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather at sea. If there are any remedies available under South Carolina law, a local attorney would need to advise on those. But your question remains open for two weeks and you also posted under Admiralty/Maritime. Under U.S. maritime law, the Death on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer for discrimination defamation and racism please 13206
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 6, 2023

It might be difficult for attorneys here to reply to you. The format here is only basic Q & A - it doesn't work like an attorney referral service. The closest thing might be the tab above, "Find a Lawyer," which you could use to supplement your own searches. You could search... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: Custody against an Abuser

I have a custody case coming up at the end of January my child's mother is suspected to be a narcissist I can prove with text messages and recorded phone calls of the abuse she jumps in to relationship to relationship to relationship immediately allowing the new partner to meet our child in... Read more »

Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
answered on Jan 6, 2023

You can ask the judge to include a provision in an order that neither parent is to introduce the child to a new paramour until at least six months after beginning the relationship. You would benefit by consulting with a lawyer regarding your case if you wish to obtain custody.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: My fiancé has been convicted of several felonies in Texas because the “victim” lied what can we do? If anything?

she put her 6 mo old child in his vehicle demanded he take her home and when he would not comply with her wishes she physically attacked him, he fought her back and then she threatened to call the police. Forgetting the child was in his car he left to de-escalate the situation she then called the... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 6, 2023

You should retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer to file a post-conviction writ of habeas corpus based on his actual innocence. During that proceeding, your fiance will have the burden to prove his actual innocence. He must present newly discovered evidence that establishes his innocence... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: My fiancé has been convicted of several felonies in Texas because the “victim” lied what can we do? If anything?

she put her 6 mo old child in his vehicle demanded he take her home and when he would not comply with her wishes she physically attacked him, he fought her back and then she threatened to call the police. Forgetting the child was in his car he left to de-escalate the situation she then called the... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jan 6, 2023

There are not enough facts to answer your question. Did he go to trial or plea guilty .

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: How do I make a chopshop pay for stealing and chopping up my car

I have knowledge of the owner and all the workers involved.im tired of these losers I want my car back n they must pay

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jan 4, 2023

Call the police. Sounds like you've been the victim of a crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Q: My employer filed a false police report against me. How can i sue for defamation and slander?

I was fired from my job and my employer went to the police and filed a false police report that was slanderous and defamation of character. They also choose to not pay me for my last week of employment. The case is ongoing with the police. I gave them all the proof of my innocence.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Jan 3, 2023

First things first: hire a criminal defense attorney and focus on defendin and winning the criminal case. Until you win that, and avoid a conviction and possible jail, you have no viable civil suit. If you beat the criminal case, then discuss possible civil claims against your employer, but not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Would like to speak with a lawyer about defamation it ruined my whole reputation for life

Would prefer a lawyer out of Stilwell

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 2, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for attorneys here to reach out to you. This is only a Q & A forum; it doesn't work like an attorney referral service. You could search for attorneys online, you could check the tab... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue an OT for accusing me of doing something I didn't do?

I am a recovering addict and I was accused of dropping drugs in the public bathroom that I and every other addict used that day in the clinic. Mind you I screen as part of treatment in front of someone and you would think something would been said if it was there then? Now I know for fact they... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 2, 2023

You would likely spend more money out of pocket than you would recover pursuing this bc there are very limited damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: I am looking for an attorney to help prosecute our neighbor for stealing packages from us

She has stolen packages on several occasions, one such even caught on camera. She also left threatening letter tacked to our tree

Michael Hollins Sr.
Michael Hollins Sr.
answered on Jan 1, 2023

The criminal offense we call theft in Tennessee can be prosecuted by your county district attorney. You will want to reach out to that office to move forward.

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