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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 »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a person cc'd in email be responsible for the contents?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 11, 2019

Incomplete hypothetical. Depends on what was written, who wrote it, why it was written, at whose request it was written, and perhaps many other factors. There is no substitute for a detailed evaluation of the facts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Government Contracts, Libel & Slander and Native American Law for California on
Q: I wanted to know what I can do about TANF in pala Ca.? They have stressed me to the point of being ill and depressed.

I have proof that they mistreated me and recordings, I know that they have a personal vendetta with me.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 10, 2019

You have to provide a lot more detail in order to get decent legal advice. This is probably not the best forum for getting an answer for you. Contact the County Bar Association in the county in which the local office of TANF is located, and ask for a civil rights attorney referral. The initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Juvenile Law for Maryland on
Q: A friend is a senior he did a senior prank and drew on car windows marking the year he graduates, cops were called later
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 9, 2019

A few issues here, there is a common-law defence of Prank available, a criminal lawyer should be able to find the relevant case law to assist. Also, your friend may want to consider some restitution to compensate the vehicle owners for any damage or costs. See the article below for more on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Libel & Slander for New Jersey on
Q: My ex husband lied on school record forms claiming he had sole custody of our daughter

My ex husband lied on school record forms claiming he had sole custody of our daughter he used us to enroll her in a new . The school policy is that they are supposed to share information with both parents. I had provided them with a copy of the court order stating we share custody. They didn't... Read more »

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Sep 9, 2019

A. What are your damages?

B. You should probably take the concerns to the matrimonial court

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Should I sue if an employee of a company slandered my name to fellow co workers and also my fiances father?

The woman stated I made a scene hit a glass window and pretty much blew up on her when I simply asked why the woman in front of me wasn't asked for her identification when I was I stated I was a regular there and when the lady told me if I didn't look 27 they had to its the law I said whatever and... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Sep 9, 2019

You put your question under the libel & slander category but you’ve not described any defamatory statement.

Regardless, not every wrong warrants a lawsuit. I doubt you’d want to spend thousands of dollars hiring a lawyer to bring the lawsuit that you envision.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Can I get someone for slandering my name

I got family saying things that is not true about unborn child.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 2, 2019

If someone is slandering you, it's possible you could have a legal cause of action. I do not practice in Kentucky, but your question remains open for four weeks. You could consult with a Kentucky attorney who handles defamation cases. You should keep in mind that in terms of legal fees, attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: can i file a restraining order on my ex boyfriend if I don't know his home or work address?

We broke up about a month ago. Since then he's moved and quit his job but I know (although I can't prove it) that he's posting lies about me on social media. He's using my photo and accusing me of embarrassing things. He also painted foul language on my car. He's calling my mother - He even sent a... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 1, 2019

more info needed.

yes, if you can prove it.

call the police and see if they will investigate AND get his current address.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: My ex-boyfriend vandalized my car. He also sent a fake text message to my job and got me fired. What can I do?

I don't know where he lives. He doesn't have a job. He receives short term disability.

He has a record from about 10 years ago.

He hasn't threatened me with violence. He's harassing me because we had a nasty break-up. He's made fake instagram accounts and contacted my friends... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 1, 2019

MORE INFO NEEDED

IF YOU CAN PROVE IT, CALL THE POLICE...LET THEM FIND HIM

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for New York on
Q: If your secret identity got exposed on national news but had nothing to backup that claim, how would you proceed?

Say a dying man recorded a video where he exposes your secret superhero identity but provided no evidence to prove it. Said video then is shown on national news (still with no evidence), can you sue? If yes, who would you sue and for what?

Also if they "exposed" a minor? Would it get the... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 1, 2019

I would consult the Justice League or Stan Lee with that question except that Stan Lee is dead. Maybe not, he may be living in Hawaii with Elvis

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Illinois on
Q: can you get sued for defamation of character if you post something and you don't use the persons name at all?
S. Janaan Hashim
S. Janaan Hashim answered on Aug 30, 2019

The elements of successfully proving a defamation of character tort in Illinois are the following: (1) the defendant made a false statement about the plaintiff; (2) there was an unprivileged publication to a third party; (3) fault by the defendant amounting to at least negligence; and (4) the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: What do I need to do to press charges on family for slandering my name
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 29, 2019

You don't press charges. Slander is considered an intentional tort. That means it's a civil matter. You could consult with a Kentucky attorney who handles defamation cases. But keep in mind that these types of cases are generally not handled on a contingency like personal injury cases. That means... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: My cousin told me she was going to Seattle, and then going to Los Angeles and on to Sacramento then back home. I paid

$638 for Seattle alone and then another $360 for the California trip. Unfortunately I was hospitalized Western State and was there for 3 days. Upon my release which was also 1 week out to go to Seattle, I was unable to go do to a new medication and I told my cousin immediately but she didn’t... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Aug 28, 2019

I can't tell why you would be sued for the facts provided? Did you promise to pay for the trips? She may not have a good case, but unfortunately, if you are sued you should appear at the court date. Otherwise, you risk having a default judgment entered against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Look I.am being wrongfully charged of.harboring a fugitive and set up on a.charge of domestic and.possesion of phaphilal

I have video evidenve of the wife.that has a p.o. against me and she drove 3 hours to come down tonwhereninlive and she.setbit up and gave the cops lhariphilnalia which they said.they seen thru.the windowsband then the.door was kicked in.andntyey they went in and.recovered it from inside my... Read more »

Keegan Kelley Harroz
Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on Aug 26, 2019

You need to hire a local lawyer who has criminal law experience.

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