Florida Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: Is it legal for a person to take your bio information from an official website and use it on their own website?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Really not enough facts to say for sure. If you allowed someone to post your bio you gave permission for the same and placed the same in public information.

I suggest that you speak with a business law attorney in your area or start by asking the person to remove your bio information from their webpage.

Good luck.
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Q: Will I be able to use the likeness of presidents and celebrities for an app as characters. I would not use their names.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Aug 8, 2017

You should repost this question under the heading of intellectual property and copyright law. That will likely get you better answers from attorneys that deal with intellectual property rights.
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Q: If i was sold a used car by individual and car had major issues and title was forged by owner boyfriend

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 28, 2017

Your son can probably sue in small claims court to get his money back.

If I were the judge I would want to know what evidence you have that the signature on the title was forged. If your son knew it at the time, the "forged title" theory wouldn't probably work, but it does appear that there may be a breach of an implied warranty (unless sold "as is").
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Q: Am I liable for medical bills since I accidentally hooked someone while fishing on pier?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

You could be held liable for causing injury to the person. If you were negligent in some manner, a case or cause of action can be brought against you. The conduct at issue does not need to be purposeful for there to be a cause of action.
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Q: Pictureposted in public by pub/servant like a bolo w/ss# on it. What law/statutes R they breaking?What recourse do i hav

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Jul 17, 2017

The facts you state are not sufficient to form an answer.

You need to consult with an attorney in the Miami are and shoe the attorney this paper that was posted.
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Q: extortion?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

You need to consult with an attorney to get specific legal advice on this issue. You need to go over this in detail with the attorney. Preferably one who handles libel and slander type cases.
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Q: What is the difference between libel and slander?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

Slander is spoken. Libel is written. The two terms collectively are referred to as "defamation". Nowadays there is not much practical difference.
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Q: My self and 2 sisters own a home, we just found out old deed, indicates step sister, how can we get her off the deed

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on May 31, 2017

You get the step-sister "off of the deed" by having her sign a quit-claim deed. You can terminate the realtor but he may still be entitled to a commission.
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Q: Can you sue a family member for defamation or do they have different rules?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on May 5, 2017

You can file a lawsuit against anyone. The rules are the same. However, the outcome, the stress, and experience can be very different when the defendant is a family member. Often, lawsuits should be considered as a last result.
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Q: HII was working in NY and asked two of my former coworkers for a letter of

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on May 1, 2017

You can sue anyone for anything. Will your suit be successful? I strongly doubt it.
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Q: What is the difference between libel and slander?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Apr 15, 2017

Libel is in writing (or otherwise "published"). Slander is spoken. Collectively, both are called "defamation", because there probably remains little or no practical distinction between the two, in many cases.
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Q: After filing chapter 13 a repo man came to my door and demanded my vehicle. I saint I needed to talk to my atty. I tried

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Bankruptcy for Florida on
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

It depends upon whether this debt was listed in your bankruptcy filing. If so, yes, the bank can be sanctioned for which appears to be the so-called "automatic stay" provision of the Bankruptcy Code.

You should have notified the repo man that you have filed for bankruptcy and, if possible, given him a copy of the notice of case filing which is generated by the bankruptcy court.

What does your attorney say?
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Q: I have had two forms of gas entering my home as a result of HOA action/neglect. What are my rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Mar 20, 2017

I strongly suggest that you locate a personal injury firm in your local area asap and set up an appointment to meet with them and explain in detail the events you have suffered. Your have a limited time to seek legal advice regarding injuries such as you describe so time is of the essence here.
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Q: Any suggestions in a scenario where "medical professional" presented predetermined false testimony as expert witness?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Mar 11, 2017

If you are examined for court purposes, disclosure in the court is the premise of the exam. The expert's opinions are subject to cross examination and rebuttal by your experts. Discuss this with your attorney.
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Q: Can I sue the gas station employee and the corporation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Feb 27, 2017

It doesn't look like you have any damages, so you therefore don't have a lawsuit. Telling false things about you or your boyfriend is not slander unless it is believed and thus actually harms your reputation.

Technically, snatching the soda out of your son's hand could be a battery, but again, with no damages it's a matter of "no harm, no foul".
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Q: My wedding made national news. I want to know if I can legally be compensated for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Feb 10, 2017

You want to know if you can be compensated for the news media's us of your photos? Perhaps; how did they get your photographs?
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Q: Is it true that it's harder for public figures to sue for defamation?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Dec 2, 2016

Yes it is a little harder because public figures have more factors to prove. The courts tend to distinguish between two types of Plaintiffs in defamation actions: “private individuals” and “public figures.” The difference in the way they are treated depends on the Defendant's knowledge in publishing the defamatory content. Private individuals need only establish that the publisher acted with "negligence." However, where public figures are concerned, the courts have found that there is a...
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Q: I need to know if a declatory judgement is the proper procedural device to remove derogatory info off the internet in FL

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Aug 26, 2016

As always, it depends. I am guessing that you are looking to remove a listing from Google search? If so, in that case, yes, you generally will need a declaratory judgment in a lawsuit in a case against the person who posted the derogatory information.

Q: Can a person be charged for threatening a food stamp recipient they will be turned in for selling their food stamps

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Public Benefits and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 4, 2016

Well, depends on the "threat." If the person did sell their food stamps, then there is an element of extortion if certain things happen. However, the person who sold food stamps has some exposure.

Q: Hello, stuck. Can a cop take my dog from car even tho not in distress,window all the way down and water, FL,bay cty

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Jul 27, 2016

better pass the hat, pay now, argue later--otherwise fines mount, dogs go to shelter, after 7 days.......

Here's the deal. Dogs were either unsecured or in a position where they could have overheated. Did your folks both go? Did they leave a note? If the cop drove by, dogs died, cops would never hear the end about not enforcing ordinances that you do not leave a child or dog unattended in a car. Windows up, windows down, that's the way most ordinances are. No....unattended.....animal.

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