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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: If I was wrongfully accused of a crime that was dismissed can I seek compensation for all I was put thru??

It was for a vandalism I didn’t commit and the security guard was lying made up witnesses claimed to have. Video which my public defender found a video proving him to be lying, and for over a year I not only had to pull loans several times first one being for bail because I have 2 young children... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Mar 18, 2022

It would be very difficult to find a lawyer to go after the governmental actors but you might find some who would help you to sue the security guard. Do you know why he was lying? What was his motive? You might not be able to hold his employer responsible but the evidence could lead there. Not... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for California on
Q: My landlord was evicting me my mom and my brother. his son came to the house an shot my brother in the head.can he sue?

My landlord was also my father in law and worked for the DAs office he has had police harass me attempted to sue me calling me a criminal on the court papers (which is untrue)has had me falsely arrested ..I live in constant fear now from his retaliation and use of government resources to harass me... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 17, 2022

Your brother can sue. You and your mother can sue for bystander emotional distress, if you were there when your brother was shot. The success of such a case depends on the circumstances of the shooting. If the shooting was justified (self-defense, for example), there is no case. A lot will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: I know defamation and libel is hard to prove in Missouri but I feel like we have a case here.

Me and my wife have been attacked by a couple in our town for weeks now. Numerous posts on FB and numerous videos saying things that have been proven false. My wife is a teacher in our town and they have made numerous posts attacking her career as well and its getting severely out of hand. We have... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 16, 2022

Your next step is to schedule a consultation with an attorney who understands and has experience with defamation matters under Missouri law. Generally, a cease and desist letter from an attorney is a good first step before jumping into litigation.

I am sorry that you and your wife are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: My youngest daughter's paternal grandparents basically kidnapped her, bribed me into signing rule 11, nothing finalized

I have been bullied into this arrangement and I'm still actively custodial parent. They had money for an attorney and the father signed a waiver.

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 16, 2022

Retain a lawyer. You may be able to revoke the Rule 11 agreement,

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Q: What are the chances of contunued targeted harassment on social media that includes defamation and doxxing lawsuit?

They used the person's real name each time they go on social media to harass her. They also claim she committed a crime that has not been proven by evidence.

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Mar 6, 2022

If you're asking about chances of stopping online harassment, it's possible, but you'd likely ned to reach out to the platform or social media company for assistance. If statements were made that are defamatory, then you could bring a a lawsuit for the defamation. I'm sure... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Elder Law and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Q: After living & caring for mom in her home for 11yrs,mom's moved to care facility.Sis,sole trustee,wants me (age 71) out

Sis said in writing I could stay till Apr 1. Feb 28 got 30 Day Notice to Quit that said I was staying without permission. Clearly a lie. Any consequences for her lying to obtain notice? On Feb 1, Sis said I would be responsible for a number of bills as of that date including utilities. She... Read more »

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Mar 2, 2022

I don't think there is much of anything a lawyer can do without getting involved in the situation and learning the personalities and the history. There are plainly things you can do, but many of them involve putting up a defense. At 71 and living with your mother, you may not have the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: How can I counter petition my custodial rights

The grandparents basically stole my child on hearsay.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 1, 2022

Hire a family law attorney who has an office in the county where the case was filed, if no case was filed then the county where the kids currently live.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: I just got a notice from the plaintiff for a deposition. A hearing for a motion to dismiss is scheduled. Do I go anyway

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... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Mar 1, 2022

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Washington DC on
Q: I had given ex fiancé my car and she has promised me some form of payments she’s never gave me any payments also hold

Title is still in my name and I’m in a different state and she may be holding my w-2s

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger answered on Feb 27, 2022

This probably isn't a libel case, but you could certainly file a lawsuit and/or send a demand letter to get your vehicle back and have her return your documents. If you decide to hire an attorney, I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Q: Is it still extortion if the threat is to press charges for an illegal act?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr answered on Feb 25, 2022

It is not extortion to say that you are going to press charges for harassment unless the person stops bothering you. It is extortion to say that unless the person pays you $50,000, you are going to file charges for harassment.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Constitutional Law, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander on
Q: Hello What do I need to submit to get a us citizenship waiver? I have sent my poverty statement. Thank you kindly

As above.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 23, 2022

This doesn't look like a personal injury or constitutional law matter, and it will probably go unnoticed in these categories. There's no guarantee every question is ultimately picked up, but you could try reposting under Immigration Law. You'd have better chances of a response there. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Libel & Slander for Arizona on
Q: If your husband uses fraud as a reason for annulment will that link your name in docs legally to fraud?

Should you fight the reason if it isn't fair even if you both just want it to be over.

Rich J. Peters
Rich J. Peters answered on Feb 17, 2022

Using the word fraud in a petition for annulment is very common, and is not necessarily accusing you of anything illegal. To obtain an annulment, he must allege and prove that there was some legal impediment to the marriage. By using the word fraud, he is alleging that there is something he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: What if the investating officer tells the victim to do something for instance in my case my ex filed a report and put a

Criminal trespassing on me the officer told her that if she was in fear of me retaliating against her he said if she was that he could get a warrant for something she had said I did months before she made the report the officer thst issued a warrant and told her that when they come to our residence... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 16, 2022

It is likely that none of that will matter if your criminal defense attorney is basically a plea broker. Hire the best criminal defense trial attorney who is based in the same county where the case is pending. The prosecutor will probably start from a position of believing that the officer's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Is it slander if a coworker lied to my employer and got me fired?

A coworker told my employer I lied about taking time off to go to a dentist appointment. I have proof I went to the appointment. Keep in mind, I put in my two week notice a week before I was fired and this has happened to countless other employees of this business.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 15, 2022

That may be slander, but if you were going to leave in a week anyway, there would not be enough in damages to make a slander lawsuit worth the time and money it would take to bring it. As to the other employees, their individual situations would have to be assessed.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law, Sexual Harassment and Libel & Slander on
Q: What can I do about harassment from an international person that is threatening to release sensitive information?

They live in Tennessee, I am a resident of Ontario. Over multiple social media platforms they have threatened me by releasing sensitive information, consisting of non-explicit videos of myself posted without my consent. I dated this person, which is why they have these videos.

I have... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Feb 10, 2022

Your question is quite interesting, but the only international aspect of it is the possibility of a crime across national borders.

If you analyze it this way, the injury occurred in Canada, so it should be reported to law enforce straightaway, be it the local police, the provincial police...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: Mistaken identity wrongfully charged with a crime

Nobody bothered to further investigate the surveillance footage to verify whether or not it was even me no investigating officer met me in person to compare me to the footage and now a year later I'm going to jury trial for a crime I didn't commit that I've already been charged with.

Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz answered on Feb 9, 2022

If you are going to jury trial it sounds like you already have an attorney and this is something you want to discuss with your attorney. If you have not hired an attorney it is strongly advised you consult an attorney immediately. The prosecutor is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: I'm being accused of texting a person off of a texting app and it's not me the cops have been here three times.

I keep telling them to trace the call but all three times they keep saying that if it happens again they are going to arrest me, but it's not me..... what can I do? The person texting them is using my name but it truly isn't me.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert answered on Feb 9, 2022

This is becoming a common problem with these third party apps. Just make sure you keep or screenshot your call logs. If the police go the extra mile they can subpoena IP logs to see where the initiating calls are coming from but they typically not do that unless it is a serious case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for New York on
Q: My reputation was affected by a spiteful alumni correspondent. Do I have a case?

I lost close friends and have been depressed as a result of his actions.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 1, 2022

I'm sorry for the ordeal you experienced. It would be difficult for any attorney to answer a simple "yes" or "no" as to whether you have a case. In terms of legal elements, one could meet the elements of a defamation action in terms of being the victim of a false statement,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: Should this be small claims, which state to file if so?

I will do my best to keep this brief yet concise. I have primary residential custody of 4 children who were the product of a previous marriage. I remarried and we live in Jackson County MO.The divorce and custody agreement were filed in Leavenworth County KS. There is an open child abuse... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 18, 2022

It’s unclear what relief you seek. Small claims court is only for money damages. Okay you seek injunctive relief, such as an order into remove the defamatory statements, you cannot get such relief in small claims court.

Whether you hire an attorney to sue will depend largely on whether...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Libel & Slander and Probate for Maryland on
Q: I inherited a house that I lived in with my mom for 30 years it’s not been transferred to myself and sister yet

She is the executioner of the will but she has been stealing valuables from the house so I added security cameras and she is making false claims she didn’t go through my personal possessions can I have her removed as the executive of the will? She inherited the house in a 50/50 split? Until it... Read more »

Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson answered on Jan 13, 2022

The personal representative of a estate is give certain authorities in the will. It is common for the PR to have authority to enter into contract and collect rents on property in the estate for the benefit of the estate. If you are not on the deed and are not the PR your rights have not fully... Read more »

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