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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
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
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
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...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Someone posted a picture of my minor child on a website without my consent.

I had someone make a website about Me they are slandering/defamation of Character on this website. Which is a different Issue then I’m worried about is it legal for them to post a picture of my minor child with out consent. I’m not sure where the picture came from I know it wasn’t in a... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 14, 2020

Generally, not illegal in Florida...if the photo is sexual in nature it is a different story...

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: How much evidence do I need to file a Discrimination/Slander lawsuit against winn dixie employees for calling me names

I was in a electric shopping cart and several employees and customers called me unnecessary names because of the way I look

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Aug 5, 2020

Before asking what evidence you need, the first question is whether the facts support any type of claim that would be viable in court, as that is the only type of claim that the company's lawyers or insurance carrier would take seriously. Under most circumstances, an isolated incident of... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Should I contact a stores corporate office or have my attorney do it?

Im trying to file a lawsuit against a store for defamation of character and slander. I have a very solid case, but if their corporate office would like to offer me a generous compensation to me instead of me taking this to court and filing a lawsuit against them Id consider doing that. My question... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 2, 2020

Have your attorney do it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can I sue for defimation of character? Sheriff went on national TV and knowingly said the following below...

The sheriff went on TV (nation wide) and told the pubic I "had plans to commit a mass shooting" (proven flase by the court).

That I "Owned a 22 rifle and over 300 rounds of ammunition" (was proven false by the court).

That I "am psychotic" (multiple... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 22, 2020

Yes, if the Sheriff knowingly or recklessly made the defamatory statements. However, it sounds like you are planning to take a "pretrial intervention" deal (or have already taken the deal). While that results in the State dropping the charges, and enables you to thereafter petition for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: A guy hit my car, we chose to settle private..PLEASE READ (Evidence)

A guy hit The side of my car this morning we pulled over and he asked me cash or insurance I told him we can settle it private. we exchanged information and I took video of the whole thing including him saying his name and exactly how he hit me on video. If he chooses not to respond how do I go... Read more »

David Tapalian
David Tapalian answered on Jun 17, 2020

It’s always best practices to contact the police. Especially if this accident was not your fault, it’s always best to go through the other person’s auto insurance. I’ve seen time and again how handling it “private” backfires. If you are concerned you should file a police report.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: My daughters accused of being a racist.

My daughter is being accused of a racist by several kids and they have emailed her attended college that she has been accepted to stating that she should not be allowed to go there and now her admissions is under review. should I file a slander lawsuit? I’m not sure what to do at this point, I... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 4, 2020

You cannot file a slander suit;; only your daughter can sue--against the "kids" responsible--not the university. And while I am sure there are lawyers in Florida would be very happy to take your daughter's money and try to do something that is nearly impossible to do: Prove all the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: How can I best deal with someone using my personal information online in a fraudulent way?

A former colleagued has altered her online banking account with my email and address so they will contact me instead of her.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 31, 2020

That's odd - why would she want her bank to contact you and to send her bank statements, etc., to you instead of her? Whom is she trying to defraud? - and the fraud is causing them to take what action that will benefit her? And why are you wondering what do to - wouldn't you simply... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Cana persons ex husbands lawyer for divorce represent another party against her for slander of defamation of character
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 8, 2020

Sure. If the lawyer has never represented her (the woman who was divorced and who is now being sued for defamation), the lawyer has no conflict of interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I how a question for a lawyer please answer my questions please look in more information

can you fund out how a judge can make an attorney that I have gotten rid of twice can make that same attorney my legal advisor in the courtroom if I have any questions when I have stated in court that I do not want the public defenders office anywhere near my case in anyway and that I would like a... Read more »

Justin Gary Hausler
Justin Gary Hausler answered on May 4, 2020

You can request a Nelson Hearing to ask that the attorney be discharged. If the attorney is not successfully discharged, or you hire your own, the judge can allow the attorney to remain on the file as "stand by" counsel even if you decide to represent yourself. You are entitled to have an... Read more »

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