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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: A person who commits a civil wrong against another is liable for a ?

torts

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 13, 2019

That's right; you're correct.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband and I live in a mobile home on his parents property. We own our home but not the land. Can we be evicted?

We have lived here with their permission for 6 years. He(father in law) gets drunk and harasses us and tells us that he'll sell the property we live on. Could we be forced to leave the property? Mother in law is not in agreement with him.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Jul 30, 2019

Without knowing all the details of the arrangement and just going off of what you have described here, it sounds as though they could make you leave if they wanted to, since they own the land. If that were the case, you could take the mobile home with you, since you own that. -Homer P. Jordan IV,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: What if the signing doctor put false cause of death on the certificate? Called it an overdose with tests disproving over

Called the persons death a possible overdose when every test came back clean.

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on May 2, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: falsification of a death certificate.

The doctor repeated told us there was nothing in my mother’s system and that to me disproves overdose. Well they put possible overdose on her death certificate. Took them 4 days of tests and trying to find what she overdosed on(nothing) before they moved on to other causes of her... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 19, 2019

A death certificate serves as evidence only of (1) the death itself and (2) the immediate agency (reason) of the death. Other conclusions, such as those regarding the events leading up to the death or whether the cause of death was intentional or accidental, are not admissible. Swanson v. State,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If I purchase a car through an auction house and contract with the company to install screens only and:

specifically told him to ensure the company did not put excess miles on my car and he lied to me for over 5 months that the work was being done then finally deliver the car with over 6 thousand miles and maintenance oil and filter light, can I sue them? Who would be good at this at a reasonable... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Nov 28, 2018

Not the type of case we handle.

Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue a former employer for making a false police report against you

I found a lot of false information in my "incident report" filled out by the police department covering my case. Can i file suit against those who made the false allegations?

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 25, 2018

If the criminal charges are dismissed you may be able to sue the employer for false arrest.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Is it Defamation of character & discrimination,if your supervisor tells you you're suspicious of theft?

Although nothing has been stolen ,they are insinuating that I am a thief...of course I am black with dreadlocks & have been labeled far too much in my life the same way,& I'm sick of it I'm 45 yrs old,when does this Idiocracy stop? ...I believe this is racially rooted & others are still able to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2018

Defamation generally requires some form of communication to a third person (someone other than yourself). This can be in the form of spoken words, social media post, email, letter, article, etc. An employment law attorney might be able to provide more meaningful insight about some of the other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me and our kids what do we do?

If my husband babymother (child he had iutside our marriage) is always talking bad about me in emails to my husband (for ex: she would call me b*tches and etc when all he would do is ask her how son doing or address an issue that son told us about her and her boyfriend hitting him (only 3 years... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on Oct 15, 2018

You have the power to end the situation. You can change your email and create a new facebook profile that is not public. If she is a pain in the ass just ignore her and cut her off from communication. If there is an active custody case between your husband and her there is usually a clause in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I have an open investigation with DFACS. My child's father has received paperwork for custody of my child. I didn

I haven't received paperwork. The accusations haven't been proved true. Is this legal for them to do? Can I sue for this? I feel like this is defamation of character and slandering my name. He has not legitimized my son either. I haven't received any kind of paperwork from the DFACS... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jun 16, 2018

You will need to fight the dependency allegations to regain custody. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: What to do when slanderd, restriction of education, assault

I’m in high school and theirs a ongoing investigation to see if I stole something or not. I did not steal the items I’m accused of. But my teacher is constantly telling students and other teachers that I’m a thief (isn’t that consistent slander?) because now people look at me differently.... Read more »

David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle answered on May 16, 2018

You can file a law suit alleging slander. You will have to prove the teacher made an untrue statement and you suffered damages as a result. If you are in fact under investigation, that fact is true.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I had a false claim reported against me to DFACS in Gwinnett county. Case is closed, but want to know legal rights.

The person is my boyfriend's ex's mother and I have found out the department is now going after her, but I want to know where I should go from here to protect myself and my children.

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Mar 7, 2018

There is nothing for you to do at this time. The department will take care of it. If anything arises in the future, speak to counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: False police report terminates visitation:

Ex has custody of our son. I have supervised visits. If relevant, he has son b/c of Facebook posts. We had a custody eval, the psych test results were invalid. Since have gotten valid eval.

On Feb 18, Son was complaining of hand pain 10 min in2 visitation  (4 which my mom, grandma, fiance,... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Feb 26, 2018

You need to talk to an attorney. You need to bring your custody papers with you when you do. You also need to take a copy of this safety plan, as you may have messed up and agreed to the safety plan unwittingly.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: can i sue the local news for lieing and making a story up causing me to lose my job
Forrest Clinton Barbour
Forrest Clinton Barbour answered on Jan 25, 2018

Consult with an attorney who handles slander/libel/defamation cases. You have directed this question to criminal defense attorneys.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Contracts and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I had to clean up hazardous debris on a puece of rental property. Owner refused to do it. Now owner claims it was a gift

My dog was horrifically injured requiring 13 stables and a puncture wound. Property owner had no insurance. Did pay vet bill. Property owner still refused to correct the problem. I cleaned up and removed the debris. Property owner watched while I did it. Property owner stated she worked smart not... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Aug 20, 2017

If you had an AGREEMENT, you could take the property owner to small claims court, to enforce the agreement. The type of claim, if any, that you had, is called quantum meruit, and has to be taken in a court of equity. For most courts in America, that filing fee would greatly exceed you bill.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My former neighbors tore up my fence before they moved. New neighbors were told I tore up the fence. Do I have a case?

You can tell it was broken from their side due to the spreading of dirt from an in ground pool being installed. Their yard is at least 6 inches taller than mine.

William Head
William Head answered on Aug 13, 2017

What is your economic harm, in this case? Did their claims cost you your job? Or, is it just the fence repair?

Sounds like fence repair, to me. Sue them in small claims court, for the fence costs. The judgement will prove who was telling the truth.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Can something be done about a person on jury duty who was not picked, talking about my case at her workplace and church?
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 11, 2017

If what is being stated is not truthful, possibly. Simply reporting that the woman talked about you FACING charges is not libelous. Certain mean-spirited people THRIVE off trying to diminish others.

Before being seated on a jury, potential jurors take a couple of sworn oaths. However, none...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: I have an ex boyfriend who claims I have him an std but I don't have it and claims he is going to police what do I do?

He has been claiming this for at least a month now he was in another state and came back to GA he has contacted my family on social media claiming to be my fiancé we have never been engaged nor are we together I tried to defuse the situation by talking to him in person and which didn't end well. I... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Aug 4, 2017

Tell him, in email and text to not contact you further. Then, block his number on your phone.

Then, record any and all communications after that, for police to see later.

Monitor any social media. If he makes false claims about STD, you can sue him.

Follow up with police on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Georgia on
Q: Can a person get arrested for making false claims about child abuse?

A friend of mine has full custody of his children. His ex constantly calls the Department of Family and Children Services and the police and makes claims that the children are being physically and sexually assaulted. The ex has not visited the children for more than 6 months but calls the two... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Jul 23, 2017

It sounds like a crime, and possibly is a crime. Various statutes control such harassing behavior, even if it is being done to another party. If you have a criminal defense lawyer, ask him or her about whether the attorney will assist you in presenting this set of facts to the District Attorney for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: court for a hearing for a warrant for battery. I have never touched this person.what should I do
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Jun 27, 2017

It sounds like you have a pre-warrant issuance hearing. Hire a lawyer before the hearing date. If a warrant is issued, you may be sent to jail.

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