Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
California Libel & Slander Questions & Answers
Q: How close is the initial settlement offer to the final from an insurance company? Like night or day?
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Jan 11, 2022

It depends... on the facts, the injuries, the adjuster, the insurance company, the status of your case, and even the attorney representing you. No random lawyer can answer a question like this without specific details. Consult with an attorney or several attorneys to get a better idea of the... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Litigation and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What type an attorney do I need? Does my company have any liability? Can I countersue for defamation? Who can help me?

My company is being named in an lawsuit. Person A who's role was a mgr (not employee) of my company transferred from Independent Contractors' personal email/computer a video with sexual content to his personal email; never associated with the business. IC found out called the police and... Read more »

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane answered on Jan 6, 2022

First, you should tender defense of the claim to your insurance company. Hopefully, you have employment practices liability insurance as part of your general liability insurance.

Second, your decision to terminate the IC may be considered retaliation for the complaint. The facts are...
Read more »

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: i have 2 tort claims i intend to file n california at the same time and pay a lawyer after case is proven

i have been falsely accused of theft by a big corporation however they claimed to have proof and the video that the P.D did not show prooof of accusations and has prevented me from gainful employment due to its pending status. Now i have to go to trail the only evidence i had was the receipt... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 28, 2021

More info needed.

1st you must find a tort lawyer who agrees to take your case on a contingency... that usually means a lawyer must invest his/her own money.

To go to trial could possibly be $25,000 to $100,000 in costs for the lawyer and involve weeks or months in trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Trips to tijuana Mex with my gfs best friend, she's preg n tells my gf she's gonna file a police report. What do I do

was consentual several times , but she says she doesn't remember one occasion cause she was high n fell sleep

Vijay Dinakar
Vijay Dinakar answered on Dec 14, 2021

If anyone ever suggests they will file a police report accusing you of a crime, you remember never to speak to the police if questioned. That is what you must remember of above all else. Many cases which could be fought and won are totally ruined because the accused decided to speak with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can I sued an ex for agurvated assualt and slander
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 14, 2021

more info is needed

you can sue anyone for anything but the question you want to ask is if will you win and will it be worth the money you are going to spend?

Lawyers traditionally will not take a case like that on a contingency.

if it is criminal the person you are to sue...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: How to hire a lawyer for hourly advice on personal injury case?

I'm currently a Plaintiff in a Personal Injury suit that's been on the judge's trial calendar for almost 3 years. I initially hired a lawyer, however, since motions halted pending decisions from the Judge (Summary judgement, and Motion for Bifurcation from Defendant), I'm... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Dec 7, 2021

Getting rid of your contingency lawyer didn't "mitigate" your costs. It, in essence, will dramatically increase your costs if you now hire a lawyer on an hourly basis. I think it's very risky for you to be pro per with some of the things that you claim have gone on in your case.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Products Liability for California on
Q: Rebar of vehicle bent but the airbags didn’t deploy. Do I have a possible case since airbags should’ve deployed?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 21, 2021

more info is needed.

airbags don't deploy in every accident..........usually only rear enders and not T Bones.

suing the car manufacturer or the company that made the bags is a VERY expensive proposition. Unless there was a big upside, a lawyer will not invest their money on a...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Only when I got into an accident my car’s SRS light turned on. Would I be able to sue car company?

Impact was so bad that I am bruised from my seatbelt, and I do not bruise easily. Shouldn’t the SRS light be on prior the accident? Since the light turned on doesn’t that mean my airbag should’ve deployed? I called company and looked up online and there are no open recalls on my vehicle.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 19, 2021

if you can prove breach of contract or negligence, the amount is probably way to small to sue a large corporation.............and what did they do wrong? How did the accident happen.

they would choose to spend the money to fight it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Why didn't the officer take my assailer to jail nor give me a restraining order? I requested a restraining order.

I was using fence post pounder to drive a pole into the ground. Straddling the top of a 6ft step-ladder. I saw the 3ft Pry-bar, out of the corner of my eye. blocked her first swing with the pounder, and the second as I was going down the ladder, I ducked the 3rd swing. The Lassen Co. Sheriffs have... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 23, 2021

much more info is needed.

there have to be more facts that influence what was done.

mental issues may be her problem.

make an appointment with the police and DA to determine why they have not arrested her and why no RO.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: can a county shelter be sued for violating civil & privacy rights. causing emotional, psychological & physical injury
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 6, 2021

much much more info is needed.

i would encourage you to write out a summary of the facts and contact a lawyer in your area that would offer a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I need a lawyer to represent me in a wrongful termination against the county of sd hhsa
Niran Grimberg
Niran Grimberg answered on Sep 13, 2021

My advice to you would be to seek out an employment attorney (most give free consultations) as soon as possible and give them the facts of your case so that they may assess whether you have any legally actionable claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a pro se litigant get sanctions against a Plaintiff that keeps filing frivolous motions etc?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Usually "sanctions" mean your attorney fees. So, not unless there are particularly unusual circumstances. Perhaps you should contact a local attorney to discuss your personal situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I am eighteen. I want to move out can i move ot can the cops stop me return me home
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

First, this is not "libel & slander", unless you post in the right category the attorneys that could help you won't see it and no one will answer your question. Normally a person 18 can live independently, but you may have other disabilities that would prevent that. I suggest... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can I sue a person that is defaming me by spreading rumors at work that I am stealing from the company
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 2, 2021

Sure you can--you can sue anyone for anything. That said, if your suit is without merit then you could be sanctioned with fines for filing a suit without merit. If you file suit which is with merit, and you are unable to prove your case then you will not recover and you would be out your filing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Internet Law, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Q: How can you add up pain and suffering and what proof do you need to show the court?

I am being sued for $10,000. For lost wages plus pain and suffering. The plaintiff has no proof of numbers. How does one show proof?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 16, 2021

Pain and suffering, like all elements of a claim, is shown via evidence, which comes in the form of testimony and documentation. Further, there is no calculable way to quantify pain and suffering--each case is different.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What forms do I file if R didnt make paymnts to P as order on stipulation?

4/14/18 DVRO/Stipulation -ordered R' to make paymnts directly to P' every 15th of month for support. 2 month payments were received with memo "Support". 8/14/18 We reconciled, during this time R' would transfer funds to my account for household, food, etc. none of these... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 2, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED.

ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE INFO REC'D.

IF YOU HAD A LAWYER, THAT IS THE PERSON TO WHOM YOU SHOULD POSE THE QUESTION.

S/HE HAS ALL THE INFO ON THE CASE AND ANY LAWYER ANSWERING HEREIN, I WOULD NOT TRUST OVER THAT OF MY INFORMED LAWYER.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Employer falsely accused me of stealing and threatened me with jail time. I quit the next day. Can I seek damages?

I went to work on my day off to eat at the company restaurant. After seated, security guard said I was on camera stealing purses. They said don’t leave and that they are calling the authorities. They immediately came back and said they made a mistake and said I was free to go. I quit because I... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on May 16, 2021

Probably not. It was not unlawful to detain you for a short while as they looked at the video and determine you were not the suspect. Your quitting before you ever faced what you feared, i.e., a hostile work environment, probably left you without any legal claim. Even if there was some hostility... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I'm being neural remote monitored I need a lawyer to sue them
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 18, 2021

more info needed to understand.

however, i do not do that sore of litigation.

that would be civil litigation, not criminal.

chances are you would only find a lawyer to do so on an hourly, not on a contingency

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law, Health Care Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE AS MY MOTHERS CARE PROVIDER FOR 10YRS SHE WASNT RETURNED AFTER VISIT W SISTER IN7/20 .

MY SISTER TOOK MOM IN JUN 2020 FOR A VISIT AND NEVER RETURNED HER NOW MY FAMILY WILL NOT LET ME SEE ARE SPEAK TO MY MOTHER SHE LIVES WITH ME FOR TEN YEARS AND I HAVE POWER OVER HER , SHE IS NOW IN A HOSPITAL IN MODESTO AND IVE BEEN THERE 3X AND THEY SAY I NEED TO SPEAK TO MY BROTHER WHOM I DO NOT... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 18, 2021

You need to speak to a local attorney handling Conservatorships and/or Elder abuse law.

Justia disclaimers below, incorporated herein.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was attacked and stabbed in a mobile home park. Due too ligjting and security my attacker runs free .

The land owner immediately tried too comtact me threatened top get a restraining order on me.i did not resspond .i wish too get compensation now.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 15, 2021

you need to write out all the info and make an appointment with a LOCAL PI lawyer to review to see if you have a cause of action.

it would appear that lights and cameras would not have stopped this from happening.

But, it might have led to the arrest

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.