Mark Oakley's answer There is a statutory scheme set up to specifically address medical malpractice by physicians (regular M.D.s), that would not apply to vets. These statutory provisions are largely procedural, but also address substantive issues related to the claims. However, the standards for professional malpractice, and the legal definitions and evidentiary standards are largely the same across all professions when it comes to proving malpractice (lawyers, doctors, accountants, architects, and, yes,...
Joseph D. Allen's answer It appears at first blush that the only potentially criminal action here would be the "gunning for [you]" comment- but that is susceptible to various interpretations. The rest is potentially a civil claim for defamation, but those cases are difficult and highly fact-specific. Another thing to consider is whether you could collect from the ex-employee on any judgment you might obtain. You may want to consult an attorney. You might also want to contact the BBB and complain to them about the...
Mark Oakley's answer Although truth is a defense to a claim of defamation, it is unclear what else your unhappy clients are telling people that might be actionable from a libel/defamation standpoint. There is also a basis to sue for “tortious interference with contractual business relations” if the disgruntled clients are directly contacting and driving off your customers.
The fact remains, on the most important day of their lives, you let them down and cost them the photographic memories of their...
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer The question is unclear. No "privilege" attaches to a statement simply because it is made under oath. Many statements, including statements made for loan applications, for insurance applications, etc. will be made under oath.
If, however, the question wonders whether someone's in-court testimony can form the basis for a lawsuit, the answer is generally no.
Jonathan C. Puth's answer If you complained of discrimination or harassment based on your ethnicity, yes, your employer may be held liable for retaliation if that's what motivated them to do so. The Supreme Court decided that issue in Robinson v. Shell Oil Co., 519 U.S. 337 (1997).
Robert Jason De Groot's answer You have not given enough solid facts here for an answer in my opinion, other than perhaps a suit could be filed for defamation, but a lot more facts have to be known. Basically the neighbor would have to prove that the statement was false and was made with malice.
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