Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
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 you would probably want to use small claims court if you can not resolve the matter.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Denise Martinez-Scanziani's answer
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 test.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Hire a competent lawyer who has experience in dealing with (very troublesome) cooperative associations.

Q: We own a mobile home in a mobile home part. Back in Sept. They evicted us. For a no real reason.we tried to pay our ren

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
"... we got a letter stating the right to claim abandon property. Does this mean we get our home back. [?]"

No. Abandoned property means the mobile home, as well as stuff you left in it,

Q: Someone is pretending to be me , what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
Call the local police/detectives office- get the documents together and explain the whole history to them. If the other person has committed identity theft, the police will instruct you on how to prosecute them.

Q: How do I file an instance of a false report filed against me by a neighbor? I have a notarized affidavit as proof.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
A lawyer would not help you anyway. You might complain to the Sheriff's Office but most LEO's are going to ignore you. The same goes with the DA's and Magistrates. I would recommend you get over it, as there is no way the neighbor will be prosecuted.

Q: can I be convicted of Unauthorized use of motor vehicle with no proof ?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
This question is not really about libel and slander, it's about criminal law.

In order to convict you of a crime, the prosecutor has to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you are guilty.

Q: I am trying to find a lawyer who will bring a malpractice case and a liable case against Sedgwick CMS

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for West Virginia on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
D. Michael Burke Esq's answer
I do not believe that you can sue Sedgewick for anything. Your remedy was to appeal the decision in your Workers' Compensation claim. If you did not have an attorney in your Workers' Comp claim, you should have. He could have obtained a report from your doctor, and cross-examined the "independent" doctor, who probably does a lot of work for Sedgewick. Call a local Workers' Comp attorney to see if you can reopen your W/C claim. Good luck.

Q: On a snowy night, I crashed into a ditch and ended up in a brook. Temperatures below zero and was wet from the knee down

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Michigan on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Don't see any harm from either except to you. But not reporting a wreck even if another vehicle was not involved can be serious depending on your state's laws, so look at the sections and see--if serious, then contact a lawyer that handles tickets in that county/city to represent you. Maybe they can get it bargained down to something like a no point equipment violation.

Q: Can I sue for personal injury resulting from slander/defamation?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
As a general matter, a person could sue for virtually any reasonably alleged form of damages, but one must consider how much such a case would cost to prosecute, what would be its prospects for a successful outcome, and how would damages be determined. If you are contemplating legal action, it would be advisable to consult with a California attorney and discuss the viability, cost effectiveness, and scope of damages in such a lawsuit.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I had warrant issued today claiming cyberstalking. The people I have had arguments with have been threatening me.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
Cyberstalking if a very tricky subject, and very fact intensive. Your best bet is going to be to contact a criminal defense attorney to go through the facts of your case and see what defenses that you may have available.

Q: I need an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Elder Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Gregory L Abbott's answer
It is unclear whether this is still in an informal state of resolution or if you are being sued in court. Either way, you likely do indeed need the aid of a landlord-tenant attorney. Simply make an appointment to review everything with a local one and see where you go from there.

Q: Noticed that a newspaper printed a blurb with Info about my dui conviction. Taken from court report. Can they do that??

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Government Contracts, Internet Law and Libel & Slander on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Entities that do this argue that they are making use of a public record. Authorities can get involved if an entity requests money for removal of a record.

Tim Akpinar

Q: i need a pro bono atty who can do a defamation of character and libel suit against an abusive ex partner.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Feb 21, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed but we don't do pro bono.

you need to inquire from a lawyer in your community.

try legal aid society.

however, those suits are very difficult as it is usually hard to prove how you were damaged.

Q: Out of state small claims court question

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
It depends. If the suit is filed in Florida, the lawyer must be admitted to practice law in Florida. If it's filed in your home state, the lawyer would have to be admitted to practice in your home state.

It's not clear which possible suit you are asking about: the breach of contract or the defamation. Of course one could be a counter-claim to the other.

Q: My husband is being told that he must be transferred to a scaled nursing facility

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact the hospitals patient advocate and your family doctor.

Q: lawyer to sue my ex for the mental distress mental disturbance emotional harm mental anguish mental suffering ect

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through this. You have a case but.....the problem is that homeowners won't cover intentional acts, and if there is no insurance unless he's worth a lot of money you will get a piece of paper saying you are entitled to money--but he won't be able to pay it. The only plus is that as intentional acts they aren't dischargeable in bankruptcy.

I know that's not at all "justice" but it's like being mugged by a wino--you have a case but after spending...

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