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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Virginia on
Q: Can I get sued if I make a vlog and talk about being assaulted by a 7eleven manager?

I wanted to tell My story because it was such a bizarre day and I informed 7 eleven of the incident and they did nothing. The manager was never punished but he's aware there's a warrant out for assault and he's been avoiding the store or atheist he hasn't been caught. Is it... Read more »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
answered on Oct 18, 2022

As a general rule you cannot really completely insulate yourself from being sued. You do protect yourself a bit to the extent you are being completely truthful about what happened and couch your language in opinion or to the best of your recollection and avoid inflammatory labels... stick to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: im 17 tunring 18 in two months, will i be able to sue my aunt for emotional abuse and spreading rumors when im 18?

She has made me feel like a burden to everyone, she lies and tells me that im over reacting. Recently my dog passed away, her lungs collapsed and she had bruising from something, the first person she said it was , was me. I know i never did anything to my dog but she said she "thinks"... Read more »

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Oct 17, 2022

You can certainly sue someone for defamation / slander if they are making false statements about you. In any defamation case, however, you have to prove that the false statements caused you damages. Moreover, unless your aunt has any assets worth pursuing, a successful lawsuit against her might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: Falsely charged with simple assault. Judge gave court attorney never told when court was. Now have warrant. What to do
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 16, 2022

Call your court appointed attorney. Tell them what happened and ask them to get warrant recalled and get new date.

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Collections for Michigan on
Q: Is it legal for someone to slander and harass you if you owe them money?

Also what if the defendant tries to settle out of court but plaintiff refuses.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 14, 2022

Depends on what you mean by "slander" and "harass", both of which have legal standards and definitions that may differ from what you interpret those words to mean.

There is no obligation to settle out of court. Courts exist for when people disagree.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: How can I have a warrant from 4 years ago and not know? Never been contacted, didn't do anything wrong?

I received a copy of my background check I had done in order to start my new job. On the report, it shows that I have a warrant for my arrest due to 4 years ago being fired from a store due to scanning coupons, the way I was taught, but they apparently think I was scheming with those customers to... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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answered on Oct 12, 2022

This happens from time to time. People have old warrants in the system. You need to hire an experienced attorney to take care of this as soon as possible.

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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
Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: can i find a lawyer for litigating a wrongful eviction pandemic on contingency

Greetings, I am seeking representation as a tenant in a wrongful eviction during the pandemic claim. In addition I have numerous claims concerning LTA as well as violations committed by the owner that arise from not visiting the property in decades. The landlord, primary tenant, never gave rent... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 11, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You are seeking an attorney - it's going to be difficult for law firms here to reach out to you. This is only a Q & A forum, not an attorney referral service. In addition to your own independent searches... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: Can a father legally keep me, an unrelated adult, from communicating with his kids, even if there is no bad intentions?

A father of 2 boys that Ive known for almost 4 years in person asked me to cease communication with them for no reason in January. I didn't listen and continued communication, until 2 weeks ago when he said he found out about our communication, and harshly told me to cut contacr and "seem... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Oct 5, 2022

If you are not in any way related to these children, and sometimes even if you are related, a parent absolutely has the right to prevent you from communicating with their children. Absent certain circumstances, a PARENT of a child(ren) has a more superior right to their child(ren) than ANYONE else.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: can I file a case for libel per se?

My son,s stepmother published online, in her published disertation, that she," experienced difficulties with the other biological parent, (me), owing to my mental health issues and alcholism."

I was recognised as the," other biological parent", owing to same surname.... Read more »

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Oct 4, 2022

Libel is a false written statement of fact that is published to third parties and which causes injuries to the person to whom the article was written about. For a per se case, the damages are implied due to the nature of the lie. There could be a few issues here. First, the statement may be true... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Michigan on
Q: Is there libel to place an opinion in a police report like "he is an antisocial person, who hates cops!"

If an officer takes a complaint should the complainants opinions be included in the report?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 29, 2022

There is nothing wrong with it. A police report is not evidence; it is simply a summation of information police received. If the complaintant said that, it's proper for the police to report it. A trial will determine whether that statement is relevant and admissible.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: The county of Santa Cruz is using my birth certificate for a promissory note to pay for everything from A to Z.
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 28, 2022

are you sure it is the county and not an ID Theft?

contact your local police

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Michigan on
Q: What could I do about my fiance being slandering with false allegations on social media?

Hello. I am 19 and my fiance is 21, and we're dealing with an issue. My mother and father are posting about me being missing and my fiance being a human trafficker when it's 100% false. My fiance is visually impaired and walks with a walker, and makes motivational content. My mother... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Sep 28, 2022

Not much you can do. For one thing, if the slander is directed toward your fiance, then only he has standing to do anything about it; you can't do it for him. And it's questionable whether what your mother is saying is libel or slander. There is very much a difference between an opinion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Hawaii on
Q: Why cant I find a workers comp, attorney in Hawaii? almost 3 years now

I had them up to 35k without one. They denied, delayed, blocked a legit claim. Now Im destroyed.

Tim Rose
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answered on Sep 27, 2022

Check out Justia.com they have many attorneys in Hawaii that service workers' compensation claims. Good luck. https://www.justia.com/lawyers/workers-compensation/hawaii

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: I want to find out if I have a case for slander, and or defamation

I have a sister who has and possibly still is continually send damning messages to my wife trying to get my wife to divorce me, and saying and claiming things about me.

I would like to show some of these messages from my wife's phone, and see if something can be done.

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

Talk with an attorney about your options, including, possibly, seeking a restraining order. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Is there anything I can do about the father of my children, n his girlfriend trying to defame me on social media.

Last year I went to jail for child abuse. It was lies! i never even been to jail before. Long story short I was working one day my ex was watching my kids and I came home from work and my youngest son had little bruises all over his legs and arms I was told that my other children which are the same... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 21, 2022

Claims for defamation can be difficult to get off the ground (due to protections related to free expression, etc.); that said, you may have a case. Additionally, if the behavior is abusive or harassing, you may be able to seek a restraining order. Speak with an attorney near you. [I litigate cases.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Wondering if I have a case for false accusations ,defamation of character and retaliation. I was terminated from work.

Was unable to defend my character as my new hired ED had terminated my position prior to a meeting set up that I sat for nothing. Their decision was already made. Executive Director stated she had documented proof of allegations of me bullying , threats made to staff and rumors and gossiping. I ask... Read more »

Eva Zelson
Eva Zelson
answered on Sep 23, 2022

It sounds as if you may have been fired in retaliation, but more information is needed. You mention information you learned some information you “shouldn’t have.” Does this relate to illegal activities or activities against company policy that could get management or co-workers in trouble? If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Today the local News made a false post listing my spouse as a violent sexual offender. He has never had a sex charge.

He was sentenced yesterday to 20 yrs for domestic violence, I am the victim. Labeling him as a sex offender carries a huge risk for his safety, as well as my own. Is there any recourse?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 18, 2022

If it is a matter of public concern (as it seems to be) there are constitutional considerations. The statement would have to have been made with actual malice. It must also be provably false and that the news company either (1) knew it was false or (2) had a reckless disregard for its truth or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Libel & Slander and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a social worker ignore an expungement and say that someone never got their record expunged even if they did.

My kids were taken away because a social worker said I wasn’t within my right to decline a drug test because I am a felon with a narcotics offender title, even though I have had an expungement for 12 years. She said I don’t and that I still have it on my record and took my kids away because of it

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Sep 18, 2022

More information is needed. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Colorado on
Q: What do I do if transcripts for my case we’re just put in and they do not reflect what actually happened in court?

It’s a dependency and neglect case opened a year ago. There have been no transcripts and finally after court last time I checked again and there are a year with of transcripts but all of the information is wrong, it even skips from 9/22 to 9/21 then back to 9/22. So there not even in order.

Sabra M. Janko
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answered on Sep 15, 2022

Court reporters transcribe court proceedings. It is not common that they are wrong. However you can request an audio of the proceedings.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Q: My so was wrongfully convicted double jeopardy and also denied when he filed for an appeal.
John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
answered on Sep 15, 2022

Not sure what your question is. If you can ask exactly what your issue or question is I will be glad to answer for you. Otherwise please call my law office or another experienced criminal attorney for an appointment. Please have the appeal decision ready for any questions.

Good Luck!

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