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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Colorado on

Q: What action to take when forcibly kicked out with no notice?

My landlord on a month to month single room rental that had no lease kicked me out of the house mid month with rent completely paid up to the end of month. He gave no notice at all and forced me to leave immediately without getting all of my belongings, he also forced me to give back my house key... Read more »

Donald C Eby answered on Jun 16, 2019

You may want to bring a claim for damages in Small Claims Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas on

Q: I was attacked by a woman at work and side stepped and the woman hit her eyes against the door. She claims I punched her

And is putting it all over social media. I have screen shots of her fabricated story. But I wear a body cam and have footage that disproves all of it. Not sure what to do .

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association who handles workers compensation. That may help.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on

Q: can someone lie and have you charged if they gave you money and you discussed repayment but a week after giving you the

money the demand repayement terms that were never previously discussed and threaten to call he police and charge you if you dont sign what they want

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 11, 2019

People can lie all the time. People can threaten all the time.

I do not think that is what you want to ask.

But before you write again.

Try using those the grammar lessons you were taught in elementary school. Start each sentence or question with a capital and end with a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Oregon on

Q: My 18 year old daughter pierced my 12 year old daughters' nose. She is not licensed or in school. What can I do?

She picked her up from a friend's house and hid her from me, and has been instrumental in the kidnapping and coercion of her, which the nose piercing is evidence of.

Gary Kollin answered on May 31, 2019

Press charges and maybe she can go to jail

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on

Q: what can i do to cease and desist harassment from a sibling?

I have a sibling whos been harassing me 10+ yrs she is making false police reports death threats aginst me to my kids, malice slandering (defamation of character). threats to my kids saying shes gonna have me in jail for life kill me etc Cant hold a job im so stressed I need a attorney but im a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 28, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED

I DON'T DO THIS KIND OF WORK BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD CONTACT LEGAL AID.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on

Q: Can I sue a drug testing facility for a false positive drug test that I voluntarily took for Child Protective Services

What lawyer can you recommend in Oklahoma

I voluntarily took a drug test for CPS. The testing fac. said it was positive for meth, methadone, Xanax, Barbiturates. These results were used against me in court and my grandkids were taken away on 8/24/18. The lab results were negative for all... Read more »

Melissa Oxford answered on May 26, 2019

You may have a cause of action but you would have to have evidence that it was, in fact, a negative result. Your testimony will not be enough. You will need other toxicity test results from that same day to support any case you may have.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander on

Q: Can I get representation for a false claims against me if I have no money?

Timur Akpinar answered on May 24, 2019

You could check with the Pennsylvania Bar Association and conduct a few independent searches on your own. But defamation could be a difficult area in which to obtain pro bono services.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Maryland on

Q: What does a business have to prove for a defamation case in an online review?

Joseph D. Allen answered on May 21, 2019

This is the general rule:

Four elements must be present for a plaintiff to establish a prima facie case of

defamation, including that: “(1) . . . the defendant made a defamatory statement to a third

person, (2) . . . the statement was false, (3) . . . the defendant was...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Traffic Tickets for Kentucky on

Q: car for a dealership I lost my temporary tag now I have a citation for no registration plates

My temporary tag would have been expired the dealership then went the next day and transferred it

Timothy Denison answered on May 9, 2019

Just dhow the new tags and it should be dismissed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Libel & Slander for Washington DC on

Q: What recourse do I have for being slander by my employer to congressional staffers/ hearing?

I work for a federal agency; a senior representative attended a meeting of enquiry on the Hill about an incident within the agency- at the location I direct/ oversee. The representatives did not have facts; instead, they blamed me for the negative outcome of the external investigation. I was asked... Read more »

Andrellos Mitchell answered on May 7, 2019

It definitely sounds like you need to hire a lawyer before you respond on writing or in person. Everything going forward will be shaped by your employer and the narrative he/she wants to create. You need to carefully counter that narrative. It is best to have someone speak on your behalf when... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on

Q: What if the signing doctor put false cause of death on the certificate? Called it an overdose with tests disproving over

Called the persons death a possible overdose when every test came back clean.

Ecleynne Mercy answered on May 2, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on

Q: What happens to a person that falsely accuses another of domestic violence/sexual assault once they are proven innocent?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 29, 2019

Absolutely nothing. But it can be used in custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on

Q: Whether I should do a cease and desist order first or Sue for Defamation Of Character

I had two ex friends get a restraining order against me in May 2018 but, got dismissed in July 2018. Now, I come to find out from mutual friends that since August 2018 to now that they have been telling lies and rumors about me that are not true to other mutual friends and keeping others from... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 27, 2019

I'm not sure what you mean by a "cease and decist order." Unless you are a judge, you cannot issue a court order. Perhaps you meant to ask whether you should send a "letter" first. If so, that's usually a good idea.

Defamation cases in Missouri are generally not worth pursuing unless you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Missouri on

Q: My car was stolen march 29th took on a high speed chase and they crashed my car I was contacted buy highway patrol I ask

The officer I was on my way cop told steves towing I was on my way get the car officer said the tow truck driver rushed get my car on the truck to where I had pay 600 for them to drop it and they was told don't load my car up my insurance doesn't use steves towing now steve that owns the tow truck... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 26, 2019

Tell the local cops what highway patrol said or ask highway patrol to straighten him out. Towing is a racket and they are allowed to charge huge amounts for nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on

Q: falsification of a death certificate.

The doctor repeated told us there was nothing in my mother’s system and that to me disproves overdose. Well they put possible overdose on her death certificate. Took them 4 days of tests and trying to find what she overdosed on(nothing) before they moved on to other causes of her... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 19, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on

Q: legally pursue an employer for telling a customer your autistic to fix a bad yelp review and then it being put on yelp?

The customer then updated yelp review saying that I have autism if that makes sense. would it be legally actionable because it is libel? I dont have autism my employer literally just made that up so the person would edit their review and now people in my town believe I have autism. Is this... Read more »

Neil Pedersen answered on Apr 18, 2019

Perhaps yes. It is slander for one person to tell another a knowingly false statement of past or present fact that causes damage to the reputation of another. If you can establish actual injury as a result of this untruth about you, you might have a meritorious legal claim against the employer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on

Q: I rented a car and it was two days past due and the owner stole the car while i was at a friends, and it had $1900 cash

And several other expwnsive articles. When i went to ask for my peoperty he refused to give it to me unril i paid him $780. Is this legal?

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 8, 2019

more info needed.

was this a car rental agency or a private persons vehicle.

certainly looks like they took the law into their own hands.

if they acknowledge your property is in there you are lucky. They could easily say there was nothing in the car.

this is so small...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Texas on

Q: What happens in court if the opposition accuses you for the wrong charge? As in charge you for S.A. but meant harassmen

Someone is alleging that a colleague has commuted sexual assault. The act in question is a hug which doesn't qualify under Texas penal code. If they press charges of S.A. anyway (as they've threatened) what happens?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 8, 2019

Lawyers are not soothsayers, do not have crystal balls and cannot predict what might happen in someone's immediate future. Ask your lawyer to explain.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on

Q: Can you have your childs other parent take a drug test to prove he/she is not on drugs? For sole parental responsibility

I believe my sons father is on drugs and wanted to know if/how to get proof of it. I want to have sole parental responsibility when we have split right now.

Denise Martinez-Scanziani answered on Apr 3, 2019

You have to make this request in writing to the judge. Depending on the basis for your request, the court may order a drug test which can be done by either a urine sample or a hair follicle drug test. the hair follicle drug test will detect drug use for a much longer period of time than the urine... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for New York on

Q: I have been falsely accused of sexual harassment by the superintendent of the coop that I live in.

I served on the board of directors as vice president I was thrown off the board by the false allegation and now my name is being tarnished in the community. I need to speak with someone in regards to my rights and what i can do legally.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 3, 2019

Hire a competent lawyer who has experience in dealing with (very troublesome) cooperative associations.

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