My business, myself and employees are in fear because we are receiving phone calls, stalking with threats, online defamation to my business from a person. We reported to the police many times but didn't see any result. I really can't afford right now for an attorney and just want to see... Read more »
The DMV instructed me to surrender the plates on my car and they issued me different plates. The new plates are personalized plates that i didn't order. The message on the plates is a terrorist threat. The plates contain the letters PBK along with the years my daughter's were born. To me... Read more »
Yesterday I got into an argument with a customer she claims I called her a racial slur and discriminated against her. I did not call her anything and we're of the same race. We're both mexican and I work in a Mexican restaurant. The only people there at the time was her and her friend and... Read more »
Anyone can sue anyone for anything. I understand that you are saying you didn't call her a racial slur but even if you did that would not support a claim for defamation because, among other things, defamation requires and objectively false statement rather than opinion, as well as resulting...Read more »
friend wants monies she paid on loan back while she had car, she damaged car while in her possession, is this possible or can daughter sue her for damages to car and monies still owed on car since she broke conditions?
First, you cannot libel or slander a car. This is a breach of contract. Your daughter can sue for breach of contract, if less than $10,000, can sue in small claims. Hope she has all these conditions in writing, dated and signed by the person to be charged.
A defamation (libel and/or slander) lawsuit must be filed within one year after the defendant first communicated each defamatory statement to a person other than the plaintiff. See California Code of Civil Procedure § 340(c).
There are exceptions, but not because a Defendant is out of...Read more »
Her next court date isn't for another month and a half. She was on ankle monitor at time the crime happened and also there's a video of the couple that actually did it. She doesn't need to sit in jail any longer for something we never did. And what kind of legal action can we take... Read more »
I had minimal interactions with my co-worker. If we met to discuss issues, there's 3rd staff presented at the same time. The co-worker complained to the management team that I insulted her and blamed her. I told manager let's meet and clarify what she's claiming because my... Read more »
You can file against her, and if you win, you can seek to collect against whatever assets she has that are subject to levy, which, in the case of a co-worker, may not be much. Defamation is not so easy to prove, you have to prove the statements made were FACTS, that she KNEW they were FALSE when...Read more »
I am researching cases where public figures like politicians and celebrities have sued tabloids and blogs for defamation but in most cases, they lose even though the statements made were indeed deemed to be defamatory. I'd like to understand this better.
The reason is that when the alleged victim is a public figure, they must prove the wrongdoer knew the statements were false, or that they had a reckless disregard for whether they were false. That's a generalization and in your research you will find case law that analyzes this more...Read more »
She turns 18 in March. Can husband emancipate her? Will this stop the CPS investigation? A judge sent her with her grandma to stay until investigation is complete but the judge never submitted any orders stating this. Husband is still responsible for his daughter. Grandma can't control her.... Read more »
court dropped the case. That is including no witnesses. Her parents petition and had it reopened. There is no new evidence and we moved from Maryland to Texas. At what point does this become harassment or slander? At the beginning of this we were upfront with the planned move. So it wasn't... Read more »
A Maryland attorney should advise you on this, but your question remains open for two weeks and time is likely of the essence in any reply or appearance you might need to arrange for. While this is not something you don't already know, it would be advisable for you to consult with an attorney...Read more »
An employee that was fired sued the company for wrongful termination and states that I was a liar. I believe I am being defamed. When she sued the company my name was included in the lawsuit. I was given a DISC-001 Interrogatories general form. It has plaintiffs information ad well as JAMS case... Read more »
You cannot sue someone for defamation arising out of allegations in a lawsuit. There is a litigation privilege that would kill your claim as soon as it was filed. Your only possible recourse for being sued and suffering emotional distress from the lawsuit is if you could state a meritorious claim...Read more »
My name is Martin. I would like information in regards to filing a defamataion case against my employer. I have received final vacation pay and my employee status on ADP states "Terminated". I have not received any paper work from my employer. I believe that the termination... Read more »
Let's say I got in a minor car accident and the other driver is acting angry and possibly violent. Could you keep driving (essentially making it a hit and run) because you felt unsafe to pull over and get out of the car? Is there a legal way to do this? Like calling the cops to explain the... Read more »
"Assumptions are the mother of all Foul ups." If you are assuming that the other driver would react violently and just take off, you are at fault for a hit and run. BUT, if you pull over with your windows up and the other driver makes any kind of overt act of violence, you would be...Read more »
Unless this involved something aboard a vessel, there didn't appear to be an element of maritime law. Nonetheless, in terms of slander (or libel), there are certain privileges, one of them being court proceedings. That could mean things said in the course of a trial might be immune from legal...Read more »
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 »
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 »
Judge told me "You can sue a ham sandwich." But if you want to win, you have to have a recognizable claim. Insufficient information to determine. What is your damage? What is your relationship to the people on the Order? Are you named on the Order? Why were you served? Like many...Read more »
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 »
This is a common question and subject to many misinterpretations.
Entrapment is a defense to criminal charges. The basis for entrapment occurs between an officer and defendant before or during the alleged crime. When an officer coerces or uses overbearing tactics to induce someone to commit...Read more »
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