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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Wondering if I have a case for false accusations ,defamation of character and retaliation. I was terminated from work.

Was unable to defend my character as my new hired ED had terminated my position prior to a meeting set up that I sat for nothing. Their decision was already made. Executive Director stated she had documented proof of allegations of me bullying , threats made to staff and rumors and gossiping. I ask... Read more »

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

It sounds as if you may have been fired in retaliation, but more information is needed. You mention information you learned some information you “shouldn’t have.” Does this relate to illegal activities or activities against company policy that could get management or co-workers in trouble? If... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Wondering if I have a case for false accusations ,defamation of character and retaliation. I was terminated from work.

Was unable to defend my character as my new hired ED had terminated my position prior to a meeting set up that I sat for nothing. Their decision was already made. Executive Director stated she had documented proof of allegations of me bullying , threats made to staff and rumors and gossiping. I ask... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Yes, you may have a case. You would probably be able to obtain copies of those documents, and additional evidence, by engaging in discovery.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Communications Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can a husband legally direct me not to talk to his wife? I have in no way threatened her, sworn at her, or humiliated.

I confronted this woman's friend about her issue with my child. She has been talking about my son for quite some time now, and it needed to be addressed. I walked up the driveway of her best friend, when I saw her there. I walked up to her, and told her "I am disappointed in you". I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 5, 2022

If the lady voluntarily, without duress, desires to communicate with you and does so, no, the husband cannot prevent that communication by any legal means. (Does he think we live in Afghanistan?) However, you'll want to avoid a situation where the wife "flips" on you and claims you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Is there anything I can do about my landlords making slander remarks to potential renters about me.
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Yes, if your landlord made a statement about you that is false, and made that statement to a third-party, that injured your reputation, then you can file a lawsuit against the landlord for defamation of character. You would need to establish that the statement was heard and the witness that heard... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: When a case is done with prejudiced can the evidence that was using that case be brought up in another case
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Aug 4, 2022

You've asked this question in " Libel & Slander for Florida", so I must assume that the action for defamation was dismissed with prejudice. In that case, it depends. If the evidence was that the defendant said or published something which was claimed to be defamatory, for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I don't know what to do and I need advice to see if there is anything I can do legally about i this.

Legal documents and personal information are being posted on social media as a form of harassment and to discredit my fiance what can I do about this. I know the person responsible. What are my options

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jun 27, 2022

An attorney must review the materials/posts you mention in order to provide an opinion on your legal options and the worthwhileness of the options. See an attorney in your area who handles defamation of character and/or invasion of privacy claims or general civil litigation. If there is false... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can I be sued, and if so what can I do?

I had a small pet sitting gig where I offer pet sitting services. I was contacted by a gentleman to overnight pet sit for 10 days (06/17 - 06/26). We agreed, he paid me 80% up front. (No contract signed, no witness to the agreement) My partner and I stayed from 06/17 - 06/19, and I stayed by myself... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 23, 2022

It appears that he is threatening to tell people bad things about you, not physically attack you or anything like that. Arguably it's a threat to defame (slander) you. Could you sue him if he did? I probably wouldn't bother.

Why should you care if the police won't make a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I am going through a nasty divorce and my soon to be ex wife has been threatening to share intimate information

She is sharing info about my sexual secrets to ruin my image and career

Michael Ferrin
Michael Ferrin
answered on Jun 12, 2022

If your divorce is already pending we would recommend filing an emergency motion to enjoin her from disclosing the information to third parties.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need to hire in a matter of being falsely accused by an individual and targeted by the person.

I've had an individual file report accusing me of things I have not done and know nothing about with the local state and fed. This guy is targeting me because he for she rain thinks I've slept with his girlfriend or whatever she is. I don't know if this girl is feeding him a bunch... Read more »

Michael  Mayoral
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Michael Mayoral
answered on Jan 13, 2022

Generally speaking, a criminal defense attorney would know best how to navigate the criminal justice system and analyze what is happening in order to tell you if any crimes are actually being committed against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: My attorney from a case 6 months ago retired and I need prospective advice.

I was falsely accused with various incidents, but the accuser was caught with perjury. Can I sew for financial losses, pain or suffering? If so, what’s the process?

Michael  Mayoral
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Michael Mayoral
answered on Oct 15, 2021

You potentially can sue for libel/slander. However when the libel/slander pertains to criminal accusations it is a very detailed and specific analysis that is honestly too detailed to explain in an answer here. Basically, it’s a complicated legal analysis that needs to be done by an attorney.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can a shift lead be fired for discussing their pay
Michael  Mayoral
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Michael Mayoral
answered on Oct 14, 2021

Generally, no, employers can't prohibit employees from discussing compensation. This is according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and an April 2014 Executive Order from President Obama:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I've been trespassed 12X & had 25 - 911 Calls on me w/ Zero Arrests. Do I have a case? I'm in Florida.

I have done nothing wrong. I have Bipolar 1/OCD/Anxiety & some other health issues.

I have no criminal past & no violent history. I've never threatened anyone or been inappropriate with anyone at any of these businesses. Just about all of the phone calls are businesses. One... Read more »

Domenic J. Celeste
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Domenic J. Celeste
answered on Oct 7, 2021

I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here. It seems that you are asking whether you have a case for discrimination due to your Bipolar/OCD/Anxiety disorders against these establishments who've called 911 and that have alleged that you've trespassed. I'm not sure what the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Hello, Can a prospective employer be sued for rejecting a candidate based on hearsay or negative, unsubstantiated

comments from one of their own employees?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 7, 2021

You mean sued successfully? Probably not. The prospective employer doesn't need any reason not to hire; employment is "at will" of the employer.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Being stalked, harassed, and emotionally abused in the state of LA with evidence, what is the timeframe for reparation?

A police report was filed, I still have evidence of electronic communication as well, and can most likely provide witnesses. The perpetrator was a real estate agent at the time and may have also used her resources in unethical ways to damage my reputation, stalk, and harass me for an extended... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 30, 2021

Most Florida attorneys know very little about Louisiana law. You should ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Louisiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: how do i get a expungement. 2019
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
answered on Jul 7, 2021

You can go through the FDLE website or you can hire a lawyer to do it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: What do I do?!?! This person is trying to ruin me!!!!

My ex wife has filed multiple false allegations against me since 2014, dcf cases, injunctions, and trying to modify child arrangements. Each report says something different, and none of them have gone in her favor meaning I have been lucky enough for a judge not to believe her. This time she is... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Mar 25, 2021

1. The first line of defense I see is for you to go back to the same court that granted your divorce and file a motion to reopen the cases and also file a motion for contempt--citing all of the reasons you gave us here.

2. The second line of defense is to hire a very experienced trial...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Is it possible to pursue provable perjury charges on Florida Injunction and Small Claims cases?

An injunction was granted against me, small claims case was dismissed. In both cases blatant perjury was committed on both the complaints under oath and In testimony at the hearing. A different state employee is willing to testify to that fact in one area; the other claims are provable such as I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 18, 2021

Pursuing perjury charges, like all other criminal charges, is totally up to law enforcement agencies and/or prosecutor's offices. Just as in the case of being a victim of a robbery or an assault, you as the victim of perjurious statements should contact the appropriate authorities, and make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can my employer stop DCF from releasing my closed case paperwork to me?

I work for the public schools. I had a parent make a false accusation of abuse against me. DCF and the sheriff's office both investigated and concluded that the allegation was unfounded and unsubstantiated, and I was of course, innocent. The parent is relentless, however, and has went as far... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jan 22, 2021

FYI, the school board has the first responsibility to investigate the incident because it occurred at the school where you work and where the child goes to school.

Advice: It sounds like you are are winning; so slow down and try to be happy about the favorable outcome in both the DCF...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Hello, I’m looking for a pro bono lawyer that takes care of defamation cases in Miami Dade county

I am a lgbt woman being harassed by a male employee, it’s been on going

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 5, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a month. It could be difficult to find a pro bono attorney for defamation matters. Pro bono services tend to involve financially distressed situations such as landlord-tenant, immigration, divorce, etc. If the matter is related to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I have been receiving defamation, phone call harassment to my business? We reported to the police couple of time.

My business, myself and employees are in fear because we are receiving phone calls, stalking with threats, online defamation to my business from a person. We reported to the police many times but didn't see any result. I really can't afford right now for an attorney and just want to see... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
answered on Sep 17, 2020

YOU ARE DESCRIBING A VERY DIFFICULT CASE, UNLIKELY TO FIND A FREEBIE LAWYER...GOOD LUCK...

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