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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I hold a judgement granted me against Debtor in small claims for liable. How do I file an objection to her Ch7 discharge

Liable was done with Malice and attempt to cause harm

Clark Dray
Clark Dray answered on Feb 28, 2020

I can't speak to the exact procedure in Oregon, but it's probably done by bringing an adversary proceeding to have the debt determined to be nondischargeable. You'll need an attorney for this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: My 18 year old daughter pierced my 12 year old daughters' nose. She is not licensed or in school. What can I do?

She picked her up from a friend's house and hid her from me, and has been instrumental in the kidnapping and coercion of her, which the nose piercing is evidence of.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on May 31, 2019

Press charges and maybe she can go to jail

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Elder Law, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I need an attorney.

I have been accused of violating my lease. They say they have me on camera. I have a signed statement from the man who actually committed the offense. I am 80 and in a wheelchair. I cannot take this harassment anymore. It is adversely affecting my health. I have been in Home Forward for 24... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Mar 8, 2019

It is unclear whether this is still in an informal state of resolution or if you are being sued in court. Either way, you likely do indeed need the aid of a landlord-tenant attorney. Simply make an appointment to review everything with a local one and see where you go from there.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: guy we were working for assaulted one of our workers 2x and now refuses to pay us. Says we are trying to extort

He also shoved his way into the camper we were living in and broke our stuff in the process of the 2nd assault. He is also trying to say we stole 10g worth of stuff that he said we could have and we got out of the dumpster. He refuses to pay and says he is keeping everything I purchased for the job... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 6, 2018

Hard to follow exactly what happened. If he assaulted you, you can sue for battery. If you were an employee, you can sue for the back wages and a penalty wage. If you were an independent contractor, you can sue for breach of contract.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: My brother wrote lies about me some place online. I can't fight what I don't know

Who can help me find out what he wrote?

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Jan 22, 2018

This isn't a legal question and we don't have a way to search for anyone on Justia much less someone without a name. But I am going to suggest that you read up on what libel and slander is and ISN'T. Just because someone says something about you that you don't like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: Can I sue for damages for defamation of character?
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Jul 20, 2017

Yes, you can. However, winning defamation cases is difficult, as opinion and the truth are defenses. Plus, it is hard to prove the damages, as in how much would you be owed. Lastly, collecting any money from a judgment can be difficult, unless the person has money or assets.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a retail owner send security video of a person (not employee) to that persons employer even without a crime?

I was in a convenience store at the airport after my shift and we were swapping gossip and rumors about the store being for sale and the company I work for is interested in buying it.

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Jun 9, 2016

If they want to they could. Not sure why this is tagged with criminal law and slander, as you indicate no crime was committed and unless they alter the video the video shows what it shows so t here could be no libel/slander.

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