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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a person be sue someone for defamation of caretor if they send you pictures of your son dead & call u a killer.
John Karas
John Karas
answered on May 11, 2022

It depends. If pictures of your dead son and message that you're a "killer" were only sent to you, that's not defamation unless it was "published" (sent to other persons). Also, be aware that if you display or otherwise disseminate the pictures and message to someone... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I'm thinking of filing a motion to seal. I was told the UD is closed/sealed. However to protect me from the ugly files

From getting opened at anytime that could possibly demean me. Plus I want the satisfaction of writing that good cause reasons why and expose him for the last time. His retaliating schemes and all my evidence got nowhere. Since the SC hearing, the commish. Glen Mondo ruled it totally incorrect under... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Apr 16, 2022

Not sure what you want to deal but probably to expensive.

You may be thinking of expungement.

However there has to be a plea or conviction.

Sealing is a lot more difficult and I suspect a judge of Gov would be involved.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: What protections do I have against gaslighting and constant harassment?

I'm being constantly harassed, and I was led to believe that I was under a spiritual attack by a family member. Threats have been made against me, I've been taunted 24/7 for almost a year, my mental health is deteriorating, and I'm being kicked out of my room because I'm... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 13, 2022

I'll make a few "if" assumptions here. If your family members are the ones harassing you/kicking you out of your room, and If you are not acting violently towards them, in California you may have claims for defamation (if the statements being made about you are false and are... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Who has authority to declare fraudulent court paperwork and demand the victims be relieved
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 31, 2022

Not sure what you are asking.

However, the judge rules

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: If I was wrongfully accused of a crime that was dismissed can I seek compensation for all I was put thru??

It was for a vandalism I didn’t commit and the security guard was lying made up witnesses claimed to have. Video which my public defender found a video proving him to be lying, and for over a year I not only had to pull loans several times first one being for bail because I have 2 young children... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Mar 18, 2022

It would be very difficult to find a lawyer to go after the governmental actors but you might find some who would help you to sue the security guard. Do you know why he was lying? What was his motive? You might not be able to hold his employer responsible but the evidence could lead there. Not... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My landlord was evicting me my mom and my brother. his son came to the house an shot my brother in the head.can he sue?

My landlord was also my father in law and worked for the DAs office he has had police harass me attempted to sue me calling me a criminal on the court papers (which is untrue)has had me falsely arrested ..I live in constant fear now from his retaliation and use of government resources to harass me... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Mar 17, 2022

Your brother can sue. You and your mother can sue for bystander emotional distress, if you were there when your brother was shot. The success of such a case depends on the circumstances of the shooting. If the shooting was justified (self-defense, for example), there is no case. A lot will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Is it slander if a coworker lied to my employer and got me fired?

A coworker told my employer I lied about taking time off to go to a dentist appointment. I have proof I went to the appointment. Keep in mind, I put in my two week notice a week before I was fired and this has happened to countless other employees of this business.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Feb 15, 2022

That may be slander, but if you were going to leave in a week anyway, there would not be enough in damages to make a slander lawsuit worth the time and money it would take to bring it. As to the other employees, their individual situations would have to be assessed.

Good luck to you.

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 »

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 »

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