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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Is a corporation liable for publishing false meeting minutes and refusing to correct them?

I own property with a private corporation (incorporated in Nevada), that publishes false minutes and refuses to correct them after the falsehoods are brought to their attention. Is this lawful?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 29, 2020

Best if you post this in Nevada, not California. The law depends on the situs of the Corp, not your situs.

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for California on
Q: A homeless youth is living in our home and last night recorded us without our permission, what can we do?

Hi me and my mom currently have a homeless youth living in our home. Last night we got into an argument and she began secretly recording me. She then picked up her phone and pointed it directly at me to show she was recording me. Although I kept speaking with the phone directed at me, I do not wish... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 29, 2020

There is no legal way to prevent her from doing anything in the future. Both you and your mom can confront her peacefully, and let her know that recording you or taking photos without your permission and consent could lead to her having to leave the premises without warning or notice. Best thing to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Slander harassment against sibling

DVRO expired last week against my TWIN sister, but thought a year off would quell hatred/slanderous behavior so allowed lapse. As soon as expired, she began phoning and emailing my current employer (new job) with statements of "employee has history or suing former employers to extort money... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

Attorney on hourly basis, not contingent fee. Recovery too speculative, unless sibling has net worth over $10,000,000.00. Insufficient facts to give other opinions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Need to file a defamation case against a business owner

We had a dispute with her (business owner - runs a cake service from home - not sure if its registered) about services rendered and pay. We reached out to her several times asking for a resolution but she kept abusing us and threatened to complaint at our workplace. When we told her she legally... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 15, 2020

You have a multitude of problems and a defamation claim will not solve all of them. Re: the defamation- you have to prove the falsity of whatever facts were said about you, if it is an opinion, you don't have a case; you must also prove up that you incurred damages as a direct result of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Can a web developer knowingly/unknowingly put redirects to spam sites on a client's website without client consent?

I hired a web developer for my company's website. For the past 2 years he was the only one with access to the editing tools and the domain, until recently where we discovered accessing the site through a mobile device would redirect you to spam sites, sometimes pornographic, and we asked him... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 13, 2020

It isn't clear from your question or the sites you posted this question to, exactly what it is that you want. First, you need a new developer to clean your site and correct these problems, close all backdoors and shut out the old developer. Is this criminal? Probably not, but I am not a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Good Morning, I have a letter that an individual dropped of at my work stating false facts & defamation.

Stating the employees at my store endangering his home, Calling me a racist , saying he is going to sue the store and employees because they are friends with "Drug Gangs" (I have no idea what he is talking about). and a lot more.

he also claims to be a Ordained Priest of the... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 13, 2020

A learned attorney and former Judge in Texas said; "You can sue a Ham sandwich." Do you have a lawsuit is a pretty broad question. Typical Attorney answer: it depends.

It depends on what you can prove this person said/ wrote.

It depends of you can prove this was said,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Allegation of Sexual Assault when accused was a minor and alleged victim was 18. Is the allegation still valid?


Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 5, 2020

more info needed.

don't discuss sensitive info like this on a public forum.

make an appt with a criminal lawyer in your area to check the court computer to learn of any filing....and status with DA..........though you may not want to wake a sleeping dog.

anyone can sue...
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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer would I need for suing an ex boss

I was let go because of false accusations made my a third party from my job. My boss refused to pay me because of an outstanding loan because he applied it to that. I told him he can’t do such and I would file a wage claim. Once he received the conference notice he filed a police report saying I... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 12, 2020




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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can a company come after me legally for negative social media or internet posts?

I was involved in an influencer and wholesale arrangement with a company.

The "influencer" portion was to advertise for their company on your social media platforms.

When a person purchases through your unique link, their influencer dashboard lists it as a... Read more »

Jason Kelly Smith
Jason Kelly Smith answered on May 6, 2020

Yes and No. Anyone can threaten to file or file a lawsuit. That does not mean the lawsuit has merit. There is a balance between free speech and false statements that is at the heart of these online review cases. If you are truthful and accurate in your statements they would have a hard case,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Do Safeway security guards in San Francisco have the right to put hands on you

Safeway security guard in San Francisco banged on bathroom door accuse me of stealing and being a thief said he was calling the police to tell my van and I was selling drugs in the parking lot none of this was true then a separate guard grabbed me from behind pick me up place me outside the store... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on May 3, 2020

Possibly yes. Possibly no. It depends on the circumstances. If you were reasonably suspected of being a thief, the store has certain rights to use reasonable force to effect a citizen's arrest. If you were arguably a danger to store personnel or patrons, they had a right to use reasonable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Small Claims for California on
Q: i have been staying at this hotel in cali for 2 months same room never checked due to coronavirus I cant pay

becuase i cant work on the 22 I was told I owe 250 in which the manager wouldn't give me my receipts because I would get lawyer then the police were called to remove me I told them what happened they said to be out by the next day and left thats when the hotel manager said she was wrong I owed... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Mar 29, 2020

I can't even make out what your question is. You can't go anywhere due to the coronavirus restrictions, so just stay where you are. The hotel will get paid eventually by the government, so there's no reason to worry about anything.

Always be polite with the police. And try to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Next door neighbor violates our Order of Protection against her. Talks her way out of any consequences every time.

We were granted an Order of Protection against our nxt door neighbor. She threatened to shoot and kill my wife. The Order is effective until July 2022. However figures out ways and executes any means to violate our Court Order. Everything from breaching the distance she is allowed to come within my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2020

more info needed.

contact lawyer who assisted you on protective order or police or DA/s ofc that issued order with summary of facts

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: My lawyer says that paying a salary is not the same thing as slandering. What kind of lawyer to look for?

I was unfairly fired for a babysitter. She said I was watching the drama on a PC without work, and she claims that I was stealing their meal. Also, I have not been paid the last pay or have received overtime pay. She made false schedules, diaries, and payment records, and made three other non-me... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 26, 2020

If you want to assess the merits and practical wisdom of filing a slander case, you will want to find an attorney who demonstrates a competence in defamation claims.

Your post is somewhat difficult to understand but suing someone for slander is difficult and will take time and money....
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for California on
Q: What is the process and how long should a libel suit take?

In California a former employee is suing my business for disparaging remarks made on social media that were not made by myself or any current employees, it was posted by an social media account that only existed to post said comment in a random group. I have retained the services of an attorney but... Read more »

Donald M Barker
Donald M Barker answered on Feb 25, 2020

Court's routinely schedule "Case Management Conferences" and "Status Conferences." The attorney usually appears by telephone.

Go to this website, check "I accept" at bottom. Search with your Case number, and you can see every hearing held, scheduled and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Libel & Slander and Probate for California on
Q: Can a defendant sue a plaintiff, her attorney & their witness for using perjured facts from a prior harassment case?

Can a defendant sue in a probate case if the complaint is based on Known libelous statements that was proven to be libelous in an unrelated harassment order case where the defendant in the current probate case was the plaintiff & the witness for the plaintiff in the current probate case was the... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Feb 15, 2020

The standards are different for restraining orders than they are in a civil probate matter. When in doubt in a restraining order situation, the Court errs on the side of caution and grants the restraining order. In a civil matter, you have to prove more likely than not you are correct, and are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Invading privacy without consent... false light tort harrassment cyber stalking. Slander rebellious mal practice.
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 13, 2020

So, what exactly is your question? I've been practicing for over 42 years, and had never heard of rebellious malpractice before. You have me really wondering....

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander, Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: I have a libel, slander and harassment case; based upon my eye condition. What type of lawyer do I need?
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 5, 2020

You should start by consulting an employment lawyer who represents employees only, if the matter is related to your work. Otherwise, you have not provided enough detail for me to try to refer you to a different kind of attorney. You can go to the San Joaquin County Bar Association's lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Case #SC129686 RICO. MUST take case to SUPREME Court -defendants bribe federal court judges like Dolly m gee

Council for disney defendants Alexander the FAKE myers lies on federal court declarations Google posts on YouTube the truth and their unholy alliances with the mouSStapo the internet authorities made Disney take down my registered ASCAP sag/aftra work called.... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 14, 2019

more more info needed to evaluate and understand the matter.

however, if you are looking for a lawyer to take a matter to the Supreme Court i don't do that.

Lawyers that would go there would probably be expensive. Are you in a position to retain such a lawyer?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Was this a wrongful dismissal. Do I have a case?

I was fired because of a video I posted of a me pressing buttons on a vending machine on my lunch and my boss accused me of stealing she also has fired several other people I know for the exact same reason.... when I have never stolen anything from her but she just keeps saying it and when i went... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 31, 2019

Sorry, but likely no.

In California you are considered to be an at will employee unless you have an agreement to the contrary about that status. As such your employer can terminate you for any reason or even no reason at all. Your employer had the right to terminate you because he thought...
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3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My friend destroyed my apartment and personal items in the place I was renting ended having to move can I sue him

He went to jail the night he was destructive to my home and is serving 3 years in county . He said he would help with damages and moving and will not now . My whole life was turned upside down and left me and my son homeless . I wasn't even home when he did what he did . I have pictures and he... Read more »

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Oct 24, 2019

This really isn’t a criminal law question. Of course, I would encourage you to file a small claims action against the landlord for stealing your deposit. I’m sorry all this is happening to you it must be incredibly stressful.

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