Louisiana Libel & Slander Questions & Answers

Q: An ex employee that I fired in 2015, she made live video and topic was me.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Save it all on a flash drive. Then hire an attorney to file for a permanent injunction against harassment and to fight her protective order. After saving on a flashdrive, contact each platform and ask them to remove her postings.

Q: Received a dog from a woman and now being threatened and harassed.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on May 27, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
I'm assuming you have a receipt or cancelled check for your original $200. If not, what were you thinking giving anyone more than $20 without a receipt? That being said, yes, your attorney can file a Petition for a Restraining Order. Record her calls, print her emails, screen shot, email and print her text messages, save her correspondence.

Q: I'm from Washington Parish in Louisiana. The sheriff, Mayor of Bogalusa and several other officials and members of the

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 23, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your choices are to hire a private criminal attorney or call the public defender.

Q: So if self defense is for everyone, when women hit men can men hit back for self defense or is that wrong?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
We don't answer hypothetical questions but you are entitled to reasonable self defense.

That means if the woman is smaller/weaker you may cover up but punching her is likely to get a citation (though she may and should get one).

Perhaps the best answer is to avoid people likely to assault you.

Q: Should I contact a criminal attorney on simple assault by 3 family members who verbally and physically attacked me?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Yes. You also can make a claim to the police about the threats.

Q: I am a teacher and was suspended for a facebook post that was unrelated to school.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 10, 2017
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer
This question depends on many factors, including whether you are a member of a union and what the school board policies are in your parish (I am assuming you are a public school teacher). You should contact a local employment lawyer quickly to act to preserve your job.

Q: I have filed a defamation lawsuit with the clerk, 3/23/2017. When can I expect a ruling?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017
Charles Joseph Stiegler's answer
You are getting far ahead of yourself. It sounds like you need some basic information on federal civil procedure and how the legal process works. You should contact the clerk of court and ask if they have information or pamphlets for self-represented litigants (also called "pro se" litigants). Read those carefully.

Q: Can text messaging from a witness be construed as deposition?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No but it's a statement and should be saved at all costs.Phones get wet. Information gets wiped out.

Q: I was sued ifor over $24,900 for a $5,100 loan (estimate) A vehicle was repossessed for collateral in 2003. Is it legal?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 3, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You need to consult someone who represents consumers. Go to www.naca.net

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