I recently stayed at my friend's apartment. I had asked in advance if I could come and she consented. We did not discuss any payment. I slept on the apartment floor for 5 nights. They picked me up from the airport and we did some travel activities together. We also did some outdoor photo shoot... Read more »
answered on May 20, 2023
A text, after the fact, stating “ I’m happy to pay the expenses you demanded” is not itself a contract. The factual circumstances and your friend’s specific claim as to why they claim you owe the money will be the relevant points. If, for example, your friend claimed there was in fact an... Read more »
A deal I was working on recently fell apart. The deal involved a co-broker who represented one of city’s largest developers and my firm. Co-broker is one of the top brokers at one of city’s largest firms.
Over the course of the transaction my client and I worked closely with the... Read more »
answered on May 7, 2023
If you can prove the co broker published the information to multiple parties and that you suffered commercial damage to your reputation as a result, you may have a defamation case. The challenge is usually proving that any loss of business resulted from the broker spreading false information, and... Read more »
What can I do regarding this?
answered on Mar 17, 2023
If you have a properly worded severance agreement you might have a case, even if the disparaging information is true. Non disparagement clauses can cover even true statements. It all depends on the wording of the severance agreement and the facts surrounding the disparaging statements on social... Read more »
What can I do regarding this?
answered on Mar 11, 2023
Depends on the contents of the severance agreement, what was specifically said in the social media comments and who they were shared with, and whether what they said was opinion or false facts. There could be a defamation claim here; depending on severance agreement, maybe breach of contract as... Read more »
An ex-friend accused me of adultery with her husband who she separated from. I have multiple text messages, and Facebook admitting to her slandering me to others as well as 3rd party sources and friends informing me of what she's said. It's my word against hers; how do I prove that I am... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
I suggest you hire a lawyer to write a "cease and desist" letter to your ex-friend. The lawyer will likely inform your ex-friend that publishing defamatory statements would subject your ex-friend to liability regarding any and all damages suffered by you. And that falsely accusing... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2023
It might be difficult for attorneys here to reply to you. The format here is only basic Q & A - it doesn't work like an attorney referral service. The closest thing might be the tab above, "Find a Lawyer," which you could use to supplement your own searches. You could search... Read more »
I have a custody case coming up at the end of January my child's mother is suspected to be a narcissist I can prove with text messages and recorded phone calls of the abuse she jumps in to relationship to relationship to relationship immediately allowing the new partner to meet our child in... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2023
You can ask the judge to include a provision in an order that neither parent is to introduce the child to a new paramour until at least six months after beginning the relationship. You would benefit by consulting with a lawyer regarding your case if you wish to obtain custody.
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 »
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 »
Can I sue someone for IIED if the person I was having a conversation with recorded the conversation (a conversation in which I was saying bad things) and this person sent the tape of the conversation to my boss, which then led to me being fired?
answered on Sep 9, 2022
The actions of person who recorded your statement, although perhaps unethical, does not rise to the level required to bring an action for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Conduct that could support such a lawsuit must be so extreme and outrageous as to go beyond all possible bounds of... Read more »
I lost close friends and have been depressed as a result of his actions.
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 »
Lisa and her father moved three years ago to live next to the Tropichem Co Ltd which is a factory that produces toxic chemicals. The factory is in the manufacturing district of the island. Lisa's father has a nervous condition which has worsened because of the constant noise from the factory.... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2021
If this is an actual situation, you could consider reaching out to an attorney who handles toxic tort matters. If it is a hypothetical problem that you are researching for educational purposes, you need to examine it from the standpoint of nuisance theory, not defamation theory. Nuisance generally... Read more »
I've been staying there for 9 months my whole body smells like the stuff I've seen four dermatologists and they've said nothing is wrong. I believe it may be some form of secret society group at work. Idk if I go to police if I will be taken seriously.
answered on Sep 1, 2021
I think the best way to be taken seriously and to either prove or disprove your point is to take a video of someone collecting a sample of the water and then sealing and sending that sample for testing to a lab.
She is working as a temporary worker at a hospital for an assignment. She was shoved twice and verbally assaulted by the male employee. He was arrested on Friday, but has since been released with no charges per the police. My sister is experiencing trauma from being physically assaulted by this... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2021
Sorry to hear what happened to your sister. If she hasn't already, she should report the incident to her supervisor and request that the other employee be transferred to a different department to reduce the risk that she might run into him again. With regard to bringing a lawsuit against the... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2021
Most of your run-of-the-mill defamation cases will not invoke the absolute privilege defense. Defamatory statements that are entitled to absolute privilege are those made in the context of legislative proceedings, judicial proceedings, etc. Here's an article I found online which you might... Read more »
An abuse and neglect petition has been filed against me by Child Protection Services for unfounded allegations for an incident that happened outside of work. I am not being criminally charged. There isn't even a criminal investigation. They suspended me without pay. Im in West Virginia.
answered on Dec 1, 2020
This looks like something that an employment law attorney would probably know better than attorneys who practice in the categories posted. You posted in New York, but mention being in West Virginia. If this involves a West Virginia county/school district/teacher's union and that's where... Read more »
Article 11 and talking about fraud in trying to apply as a poorperson question is,could the courts try to claim I am committing fraud when applying for poor person status?
answered on Sep 2, 2020
Here is a resource that might be helpful. It's from the NYS Unified Court System:
What to Say in a Fee Waiver Request
The Affidavit given to the Court to support your fee waiver request should include the following information:
- state that you are unable to pay the... Read more »
Should I be worried? I didnothing wrong.
answered on Aug 28, 2020
Sorry but I need more details. Are you a seaman? If so and you are filing in Federal Court and the matter happened on a vessel you might not be required to pay a filing fee.
answered on Jun 2, 2020
This is not a Family Law question it is better to address this to lawyers who handle Torts.
Terminated from contract role after weeks of increasingly hostile treatment from my supervisor (partner at the firm) & another project lead (new contract worker. Old friend of supervisor). I received entirely positive feedback for months until they botched a proposal and lost the client. The... Read more »
answered on Apr 29, 2020
It's also a huge city which is actually very small. Professionals rarely have time to ruin other professionals' lives. They also don't want to give some law firm ammunition for a lawsuit. Remember, it's a one-party consent state to record others so I assume that I am being... Read more »
How to know If someone isnt slandering info. to the unemployment dept from your prev. Employer to disqualify you for applyn for benefits? What info can you legally request.
answered on Feb 6, 2020
Greetings. If a person is connected to a governmental agency (for example, they have a pending unemployment application in front of an unemployment agency), they should be able to get all evidence submitted by any party just be asking. If a person is not connected to the agency (for example, an... Read more »
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