Florida Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: My neighbor wrongfully called CPS on our family making false accusations of abuse and domestic violence. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Apr 21, 2014

Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The proper suit to file might be one for malicious prosecution. Go see an attorney about this. You would most likely have to pay an attorney to file such a suit.

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Q: For how long is a U.S.(Florida) defamation settlement agreement valid?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Apr 23, 2014

Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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Asking an attorney to give you advice about an agreement without providing the agreement is like asking a mechanic to fix your car but not providing the car. What does the agreement say? Was there a judgment entered? Was there a court case?

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Q: Is it better to go straight in filing a Lawsuit for Defamation of write a Demanad letter first all in one because is two

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Oct 11, 2014

Answered on Dec 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Just because you think you have a case does not mean that you actually have a lawsuit. You will have to pay a lot of money to an attorney to file a lawsuit. It would probably be tens of thousands of dollars, no kidding, unless there is a possibility of a contingency fee arrangement, and in this type of case it is not usually available.

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Q: If someone's property been take and cars will they do jail time

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Mar 18, 2013

Answered on Jul 25, 2013

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If someone's property has been taken, why should the victim of the crime do any jail time? If a victim reports a crime, and a crime is charged, for instance a charge of grand theft, there are many factors that go into determining if the defendant will do jail time. We have no facts, and the defendant's criminal history can be very important.

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Q: Bank teller calls the cops and said I was drunk and belligerent officer came to my home said I was neither. slander?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Apr 10, 2013

Answered on Jul 25, 2013

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps, but she probably had witnesses that can testify. If you want to start a case like this, look for an attorney and do not be surprised if they want a very hefty retainer, just to take the case.

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Q: What form do i need to report libel/slander case

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Jun 23, 2011

Answered on Jul 18, 2012

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I do not think there is a form. Many people think that if you get a form to fill out you will not need an attorney. This is a big misconception. Libel and slander are civil causes of action, and one definitely needs an attorney to initiate these types of cases.

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Q: I am suing an entertainmentcompany for breach of implied contract. They defamed me in a newspaper. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Dec 2, 2011

Answered on Jul 18, 2012

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Any attorney will need a lot more facts in order to answer this question.

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Q: My Name Is being Slandered OnNational Tv.What Steps Can I take to protect My self.All Accusations are un True.or

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Florida on Jan 30, 2012

Answered on Jul 18, 2012

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get to an attorney. You will probably have to pay for one because they will not take a slander case on a contingency fee basis. It would not hurt to set up a free consultation with a personal injury attorney to find out whether you have a case.

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