Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: cops have continuosly falsely reported to cyf there was a drug lab in my home when therewas not.is that illegal to do???

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If true, then yes, you could probably file section 1983 litigation against them in federal court.

Best of luck to you.

Q: A possible case of extortion and defamation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
William John Light's answer
It's possible. Defamation is a false statement of fact. Negative opinions are not defamation. It depends what she said and how it compares to the truth.

Q: How much would it cost me to send a seize and deciest notice to someone?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could contact several Arizona attorneys in your area and ask them about their fees to draft a cease and desist letter.

Tim Akpinar

Q: If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me and our kids what do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
You have the power to end the situation. You can change your email and create a new facebook profile that is not public. If she is a pain in the ass just ignore her and cut her off from communication. If there is an active custody case between your husband and her there is usually a clause in the court order that prohibits harassing communication. Your husband may have the ability to take her to court for contempt.

Q: If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me /our kids what do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
I don't actually see a question here just a statement. I would recommend you document everything and keep your cool but document everything the best way you can and if they break the law or threaten you, you can contact law enforcement. If you have a question regarding custody rights, etc, then you can ask a question under family law and get a family law attorney to answer your questions.

Q: Superintendent is threatening to file a lawsuit against me for slander. If the statements are true how can he sue me

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
Well...he would need to claim that the statements are false. You can pretty much sue someone over anything, how successful your suit will be depends on the truth and evidence.

Q: If the car that was searched is owned by a person who ain't there, and ain't allow the cop to search it, is that legal

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
The owner can argue she is not in possession of anything found and the driver can argue he's not in possession of anything found. It'd a he said, she said. It will come down to credibility and circumstances: where in the car, hidden or in plain sight, etc. Both can be charged. But search will probably be adjudged legal. Both owner and driver need separate counsel.

Q: I'm being given death threats from 2 individuals, from a group I was "working" with. they issue me a cease and desist.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Collections and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You have a claim for unjust enrichment, possibly contract claims and conversion. You need a member of the Trial Lawyers Assn for the place where this happened or the corporation is located. Look for one who handles commercial claims.

Q: My dad gave a false report, police came with a search warrant for a person who was in our home without his knowledge

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 28, 2018
Marcus Lipham's answer
What county are you in? Did your father give them permission to search the house? Sorry, but like a lot of similar situations, they require a lot of details in order to give a fair answer. The crime of “False Reports” in general is a specific intent crime, being that your father had to know he was providing false information. That can be more difficult to prove than it sounds. Personally, I would for a stronger angle of defending the case and use your father’s intent or lack there of as a...

Q: Do I have a legitimate case against my former employer for defamation of character, lost wages, emotional damages, etc ?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer
I have not researched that issue legally, because I have had no cases on that subject. However, when I was a senior partner at a large, multi-state law firm, it was very important, based on our lawyers' advice, that the CEO only disclose the date of hire and the date the employee left. That was very important. I suspect that our corporate lawyers were correct that you can get in a lot of trouble if you disclose more than that. I suggest that you obtain local counsel to help you with the...

Q: 723.014 Failure to provide prospectus or offering circular prior to occupancy. I am in this situation

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Did you send them notification of cancellation within 15 days after you received the prospectus? It appears that the 15-day cancellation right is the remedy.

Q: If me and a lady made a deal if she got a car in her name I paid payment can I sue her for my lost money in the car

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Consumer Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes. You can sue her to determine her rights, your rights, who gets the car and eho pays what.

Q: What do I do about a( sheriff dupty) and a 911 worker posting false accusations about me on Facebook

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Violation of privacy, slander---get screen captures of the postings, go see a member of the Tenn Assn for Justice who handles those cases--they give free consults

Q: no lease contract. Moved in put 9k into the place make it livable. Agree upon terms were 300 a month it's now 500?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
It's only slander if you file a lawsuit and a court agrees that it is. Do you plan to file a lawsuit? That could be an expensive process, and take months. Otherwise, tell the future landlord the full story. Without any kind of written contract for the work you did, and no written lease, it would be difficult for you to defend against an eviction. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to assist you.

Q: I was terminated as an EMT/ Ambulance operator for a private ambulance company for being wrongfully accused

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
This needs to be asked of employment/labor law Atty

I’m on list for Accident and DUI

I would think they are clearly wrong in terminating you and they expose themselves to liability if get in an accident because of the lack of breaks

Q: I'm facing harassment, libel, slander, and defamation online and in person. I have evidence. What to do next?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
Your next step depends how much you are willing spend to take legal action. As a suggestion, hire an attorney who sends a letter to the people who bothering you that you plan to take legal action if they do not stop. If they don't stop after they receive the legal letter, you will have to take formal legal action, which would be very costly.

Q: My direct boss knowingly sent false information about me to higher ups upon my resignation, is this grounds for libel?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
It does sound that you do have a case for libel; however, on the other hand, what are your damages? If these communications prevents you from finding another job, your case becomes stronger. On surface, the cost and time of any litigation may not justify pursing this matter.

Q: Is it slander if an old coworker gives a new employer a bad reference about me that isn't true?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It would depend upon what exactly the reference alleges. And technically if the defamation is in writing it would be called "libel".

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