It is a civil tort case. The plaintiff served me by publication and I have yet to see his original complaint, yet still just got sent a notice for deposition. The plaintiff even included costs of deposition. Do I have to go? There’s a hearing for a motion to dismiss scheduled and the courts... View More
If you are the defendant and you filed a Motion to dismiss, you must be represented by counsel. ASK YOUR ATTORNEY. In general, refusal to obey a subpoena places you in contempt of the court that issued the subpoena. Failure to obey the subpoena can result in multiple penalties which may include...View More
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. An attorney who handles defamation cases could review your matter to determine whether your situation satisfies the legal elements of libel or slander in terms of publication, falsity, and damages. But you should keep...View More
If someone made innocent errors in filling out a check, it would not generally be considered crime. If the errors were material and they were deliberately made with the intent to deceive the payee or to deceive the financial institution, those could amount to crimes, depending on applicable...View More
This is something that an Indiana attorney could advise you best on, but your question remains open for three weeks. You may be correct about being defamed. However, you should keep this in mind. These cases can be costly, and attorneys do not necessarily handle them on a one-third contingency...View More
It could depend on the case. They are not necessarily handled like traditional personal injury cases where a contingency fee generally in the area of one-third is the norm. They could be handled on an hourly basis as well. If you have a case you are contemplating, contact attorneys who handle such...View More
The woman has picked up many charges and is using my last name to do so including a recent deception charge. She’s trying to impersonate my children’s deceased mother as well in hopes of becoming the payee for disability or social security. Plus, she’s squatting in a deceased man’s house... View More
Based on the information provided in your question as long as the court issued an order she could restore her maiden name upon the dissolution of marriage then it can be done, even though the order if old.
1sr gal spreads it around a place u used to work ppl now look at u like u are guilty even after found not guilty and that she lied meanwhile 2nd person takes article on paper post it others commenting stories being stretched beyond belief the 2 person claims on Facebook that accused that had... View More
It sounds like someone needs to talk to an attorney about defamation lawsuit. No guarantee it will be successful, but the person won't know until they talk to someone who is familiar with that area of law.
My disabled son buys syringes for his diabetic dog every month from the same CVS, this time the new person refuse to sell to him ( as she told me, because he seemed shady and he was shaking), part of his disability is shaking. I ended up going to get the syringes, and she told me how she... View More
I'm assuming you're asking if it is worth your time to sue the newspaper for defamation of some sort. In most cases, the answer is no. If you believe that you have been substantially harmed in some way due to this false information, please feel free to consult with a local attorney for legal advice.
A family members ex called cps making claim I do drugs as well as physically harm my child. She has also posted on social media in open as to me lying about having cancer and lying to the government for assistance for myself and child. I have photos proof as well as copies cps has looked at my... View More
You may have a claim, but these types of claims are not only extremely difficult to prove, they also rarely pay out as there is no insurance and most individuals don't have the money to pay a substantial verdict. You also have to show the economic harm that these statements have caused, which...View More
You could but unless they have a lot of money you will spend a ton and get little. Suggest you contact an attorney for a cease and desist letter to her and facebook. There may be a possibility of a complaint to the police for harassment depending on the law in your state.
Your son being hit in the face isn't legal, that's battery. If your son was injured there is a chance you could sue for his injuries, but it'll be an uphill battle unless they have homeowners insurance. As far as the druggie allegations, libel or slander are very difficult to show.
If an ex employee of a restaurant posts a review on yelp about the unsanitary practices of the other employees which are true and the post was deleted within two hours, can that be a basis for a defamation suit??
My husband and i recently bought a rent to own home in Muncie Indiana. After signing contracts and begining renovations we were informed by a city inspecter that the home was deemed unsafe for habitation and the we may have legal action because after the inspector reviewed the contracts discovered... View More
You need to consult with a real estate attorney in your area ASAP. Depending on the reason for why the home was deemed unsafe for habitation and whether or not the previous owners knew about it, the previous owners could be liable for any damages related to having to find a new place to live as...View More
My husband repaired someones vehicle. He charged them considerably less then he has charged others for the same repair. Approximately 2 months after the return of the vehicle it started acting up again. When my husband found out he tried to make contact with the owner to check the vehicle out. The... View More
I would say that the best thing to do is that if you get sued by the car owner to counterclaim for defamation, and any other tings you might be able to think of. Defamation is a complicated area of the law, so I'd recommend talking to a local lawyer to whom you can tell all of the facts within...View More
I am doctor with a reputation of expertise in my field. I received disciplinary action as a result of untrue statements made by another doctor in a position of unofficial authority over me. This person provided a false formal written statement to be placed in my personnel file in support of a... View More
Based solely on the facts presented, yes, with a caveat. That caveat being that there may be some privilege within the profession or recognized in the law that may absolve her of such liability. It is best to speak with a local lawyer with whom you can divulge all of the facts. There are 5 basic...View More
This is more related to my wife. She was in Las Vegas celebrating a friends 30th birthday. A very close male friend of ours that is also married was there for business at the same time and they met up for drinks. He made sexual advances towards her that were rejected. He is now claiming that he... View More
In Indiana truth is an absolute defense to libel or slander, which I will call defamation. Because of the absolute defense other torts that are recognized in other jurisdictions are not in Indiana. A defamation case requires 4-5 elements; 1. a false statement, 2. about the plaintiff, 3. published...View More
My boyfriend got into it with his aunt. And decided to expos her on his TV show. He showed a conversation he had with her through private messaging. As well as it showed her profile picture. And he also mentioned names in his show. His show airs on a library channel.
From what you said it doesn't sound like there is anything untrue about what was said. Indiana might not recognize the tort of publication of private facts, so I don't see a case of it here. If Indiana still recognizes a private facts claim, the elements are: (1) a public disclosure of...View More
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