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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I would like to sue the state of Oregon for harrassment, employment, and racial discrimination .

Whole residing in Oregon I endured psychological, emotional, and physical abuse while on the job and off the job throughout Oregon. Laid off, pay cut, singled out, and targeted. Gang stalked, under 24/7 surveillance, trying to cause personal injuring with vehicle , trying to run me off the road.... View More

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If you're considering suing the state of Oregon for harassment, employment, and racial discrimination, the first step would be to consult with an attorney who has experience in civil rights law. They can help you understand your legal options and whether you have a viable case against the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: Is this slander? Man takes our pic & posts on fb with several false allegations & hundreds of people seeing and comment

Flew drone 2 find dog it died and random man came outside taking our picture well larer in evening we come accross our picture being blasted and several people saying heinous things due to the nasty words he posted with our picture apparently a neighbors weed got taken over a month ago and hes... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

If someone takes your picture without consent and posts it online with false allegations, this could potentially fall under slander or defamation, depending on the nature of the comments and the jurisdiction. Defamation involves making false statements about someone to a third party, causing harm... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: What can I do about someone that looked up my past record and is telling people about it?

She also installed a surveillance camera to secretly take pictures in the tack room at the private equine boarding facility. I found the camera and there were no signs stating I was being filmed. What can I do?

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answered on Jul 11, 2023

If someone is spreading rumors about you based on your past record, you can take legal action against them for defamation. You can also try to speak to the person who is spreading the rumors and ask them to stop. If someone installed a surveillance camera without your knowledge or consent, you may... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: What can I do about someone that looked up my past record and is telling people about it?

She also installed a surveillance camera to secretly take pictures in the tack room at the private equine boarding facility. I found the camera and there were no signs stating I was being filmed. What can I do?

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answered on Jul 10, 2023

If their actions violate specific laws or regulations, you can file a formal complaint with the appropriate authorities, such as the police or local privacy commission. Additionally, if the individual's actions have caused you harm, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit to seek compensation... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: is sending a defamatory message a legal offence in Oregon?

A text message that is accusatory of a Federal and State crime(s) but is false is sent to a group of individuals. Factually the accusations are false. It was sent with intention to harm. Has this sender committed:

1 - Offence

2 - Crime

3 - Neither

4 - Both

Brad  Holbrook
Brad Holbrook
answered on Dec 5, 2022

The question asks essentially, "Whether sending a text message that accuses someone (falsely) of a state and/or federal crime is lawful?" Clearly, if you speak a false statement about someone to a third person(s) in manner that is called "publishing", it is actionable as... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I have a very clear case of discrimanation the amount is over 10,000$ do i need a attorney. There are 5 people invovled

It involves the state of oregon and to celluar companies but its very clear a discrimanation case. I dont want to discuss details unless i am repersented so i dont know how to proeed it will be class action for sure once i can sit down and explain it i dont think any attorney will tell me crazy its... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Apr 5, 2024

Make an appointment with a local civil rights attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I rent a room. Was served restraining order removing me from home. How do I respond? Only have 30 days. I live in Dayton

Respondent says I tried to push her down stairs, causing her to fear for her safety. She told me" all I have to do is say you hit me and you will be forced to move".

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with this difficult situation. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Seek legal assistance: Contact a local legal aid organization or a private attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law and restraining orders. They can help you understand your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Collections and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I paid all fines & fees to leave state then got bill $2000. 2 years later so I paid. Now 24 years later

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

If you received a bill for $2000 two years after paying all fines and fees to leave the state, it's important to understand the reason behind this unexpected charge. Consider reaching out to the relevant authorities or agencies to request clarification on the bill and inquire about any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I can’t afford attorney for wrongful eviction/civil rights fair housing violation etc but BOLI has the investigation cal

BOLI uncovered felonious amounts of embezzlement from manager, same woman who went into my home and w her adult children stole and destroyed 100% of everything I own. BOLI in 10 months of investigation. Owner of rv park currently prosecuting said previous manager, fired and removed her, but not... View More

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answered on Sep 21, 2023

I understand your concerns regarding the wrongful eviction, civil rights, and fair housing violations you've experienced. Given the complexity of your case and the ongoing investigation by BOLI, it's essential to consult with an attorney who specializes in these areas to help protect your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: If I want to Sue DHS what kind of lawyer do I need civil or tort
Jina Ly Clark
Jina Ly Clark
answered on Oct 12, 2022

Both. You need to get in tort claim notice within 180 days. You need a civil attorney to assist you.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: I need to know how to get my stolen cat returned. Unfortunately, it’s not taken as seriously as, say, a car.

She was stolen by my ex just to hurt me. She’s filed false papers claiming my cat is her “companion cat”. I have all the proof & witnesses to support the truth in this matter.

Jina Ly Clark
Jina Ly Clark
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You might want to consider small claims court in light of the fact that most attorneys charge $300-$400 per hour. You cannot have an attorney in small claims court. If you obtain a judicial order for in junctive relief for the return of the cat, she would be in contempt of court if she does not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: 22 y/o son with developmental disabilities and mental illness was taken to ER after a suicide attempt & then arrested.

5 Security rushed towards our son & he picked up a plastic chair and held over his head because he thought he was in danger. He has PTSD from abuse and trauma background. They tackled him and chair came down on security guards head. He pressed charges against our son for assault and use of... View More

Jina Ly Clark
Jina Ly Clark
answered on Jun 20, 2022

I would check with the attorney who handled the case to see if there is a way to undo the plea. Generally, it is difficult to undo a plea once the plea deal is done.

Our law firm's policy is not to accept police misconduct cases on a contingency fee basis if a person pleads guilty....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: Can landlords ask you what your disabilities are when you ask for a reasonable accommodation for more time to move out?

I asked my current landlord for a reasonable accommodation for more time to move out based on my disabling conditions. When he replied via email he said “Could you please clarify : What is the nature of your disability? To be clear, (we) are not questioning your assertion that you are disabled... View More

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman
answered on Apr 5, 2022

You did not state whether or not when you asked for additional time if you gave your landlord a letter from doctor along with your request for reasonable accommodation. If you did not, you should contact your doctor for a letter to give to your landlord. If you did give a letter to your landlord,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Child Custody for Oregon on
Q: My wife assaulted me, she filed a false restraining order and kidnapped our kids and is using emotional blackmail.

She emotionally blackmailed me into not submitting any evidence at the trial, so she was found innocent. Now she is using the restraining order and the threat of arrest as blackmail to take full custody of our children despite me offering several reasonable alternatives involving joint custody. Can... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on May 31, 2021

It is not clear exactly where things currently stand. It sounds as if she assaulted you, was charged, went to a trial in which you failed to testify to the facts and she was found not guilty. She also obtained a restraining order against you prohibiting you from having contact with her or your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I have an eviction notice to be out the 12th. A sheriff will be here to remove me. I faxed in a motion to vacate today.

I am going to find the paperwork and wright avenue to file a lawsuit against the manager for harassment possibly slander and discrimination against a mental disability not providing reasonable accommodations to allow me to get what needed to be done done as well as falsifying accusations documented... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Mar 10, 2021

I am not clear what you mean by having an "eviction notice" to be out on the 12th. Have you already gone to court and lost, with this Notice being from the court? Or is this the date on the termination of tenancy notice from your landlord? Most courts will not accept filings by fax... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: R eviction notice texts valid? Landlord harasses,bullies me,abuse of entry. No lease. What can I do to make him stop?

I tested positive for COVID in July after moving in. I recovered but my landlord started texting me eviction notices and that the "moratorium is bogus," so I have no rights because there's no lease agreement, except the initial inquiry of renting the room and agreeing to a price... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Sep 29, 2020

First, you should fully document the landlord's actions - dates, times, witnesses, what was said, etc. You may well have claims against the landlord for the unlawful entries and/or the WiFi. Beyond that, no, neither text nor email messages are valid forms of issuing a termination of tenancy... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: Opposing counsel claims that I am a public figure. There has not been discovery .

I have filed many objections and the objections are ignored. The opposing attorney has pushed this false assertion of me being a public figure, all the way up through the appellate courts. Therefore this entire case is being handled as if I'm a public figure, when I am not a public figure. He... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 25, 2020

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You did not ask a question, but from your post it looks like you brought a defamation action against someone for something they said about you. I think that your adversary is arguing that you are a public figure in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: If someone uses my car and shoplifts but I wasn’t involved or knew of this, am I liable?

They have witness and video but it’s not me

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 20, 2020

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, based on these brief facts, you should not be liable. The description you provide does not indicate that you did anything wrong. If for any reason you are accused or implicated, which seems... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: When a landlord wishes to sell and the realtor uses your name, plus claims you have no lease ?

Oregon commercial lease and a landlord wishing to sell your building and the realtor goes door to door claiming your closing and have no lease when you do. And the evidence was shown to be true and they had 3 law firms try a manmade default what would the law of limitations be time wise and how... View More

Gabriel A Watson
Gabriel A Watson
answered on May 16, 2020

It will depend on specifics but you could have a number of different claims against the different parties you refer to.

Begin by looking at the terms contained in your lease--or if you do not have a lease there will be other rules that apply depending on the nature of your relationship with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: To force Police to provide as FOIA on a closed murder case how can i find a person to do that in Oregon

Murder 2013 solved audio and CCTV from Police is wanted

Gabriel A Watson
Gabriel A Watson
answered on May 16, 2020

FOIA requests can generally be made by any person to any federal agency, but requests can also be denied for any number of reasons. If you are requesting information from a local police department, this is often done using a public information request.

Unfortunately, although anyone can...
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