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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Libel & Slander and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: Is it possible for someone to sue you for sleeping with their husband if you didn’t know

I wanted to ask if it’s possible for someone to sue you for sleeping with their husband if you didn’t know? I didn’t know this guy was married and his wife messaged me on Facebook threatening to fight me and sue me. I read that it’s possible in North Carolina and I’m kinda scared. I’m only 19

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Jul 31, 2018

At 19 you likely possess nothing worth suing for and should likely be more afraid of the threat to 'fight you' than the threat of being sued.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for North Carolina on
Q: Is it right that an employer fires an employee AND say they quit?
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel answered on Feb 17, 2018

Is it fair or honest? No. Is there a law against it? No.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Libel & Slander for North Carolina on
Q: Can we stop my husbands ex from blackmailing him to get back with her by allowing him to see the kids she took?

She has this kid asking why he doesn’t want to be there with him, when he is moving in with them. The child has bad cerebral palsy and had no idea my husband existed. She had her husband that she married the day she got divorced adopt them. The situation almost killed him before and now she is... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Dec 24, 2017

The facts you have presented make no sense. If the kid has cerebral palsy to the point he had no idea your husband exists, then how is he no questioning why he doesn't want to be there and more importantly how is she demanding anything if the child has been adopted - how is this any of your or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for North Carolina on
Q: Having something removed from record?

How do i go about having a dui charge from 2008 removed from record, background check? And also a charge that Im not sure if its on my record or not, but child neglect/abuse that i was never convicted of through court, but had to sign a paper for department of social services when me and my child... Read more »

Kristen Dewar
Kristen Dewar answered on Dec 5, 2017

You cannot expunge a DWI conviction from your NC criminal record. You used to be able to, but the expungement law was changed as of December 1, 2015. Hopefully, the legislature will revisit the law and revise it one day.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: My ex-wife heard rumors about my current girlfriend using drugs. Can she use this against me?

My ex-wife heard rumors about my current girlfriend using drugs. Can she use this against me and can she stop me from having my girlfriend around the kids?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 11, 2017

If the rumors are true and she can prove it then yes, it can be used against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for North Carolina on
Q: I was wanting to know if an employer can treat you badly and if something goes wrong blame you and not let you know.

The situation I am referring to is I was a temp through the resource and I worked with Jockey, A pallet I had partials on was put with other pallets that should have never been moved and my supervisor came to me told me to check my count and case tags. She went on vacation and it went down hill... Read more »

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel answered on Aug 14, 2017

This is an employment-at-will state which means you can be fired (or treated poorly) for any reason and there is no liability for the employer unless there is an unlawful motive for the action taken against you. There are generally only two forms of unlawful motives: unlawful discrimination or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Libel & Slander for North Carolina on
Q: A photographer has naked pictures of me from a photoshoot i want written proof he has deleted them but he will not

comply with my wishes. in the contract i signed i put my initials next to a set of descriptions of various clothed to naked pictures. i did not initial next to any descriptions of pictures where my genital areas could be fully viewed. So since the photographer claims i have no right to the pictures... Read more »

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Jun 26, 2017

If you cannot resolve the matter personally, your best bet is to seek the assistance of a professional. A phone call, strongly worded letter, or filing a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief are among the ways an attorney may be able to assist you.

Contact 2-3 North Carolina attorneys...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Libel & Slander and Health Care Law for North Carolina on
Q: I live in NC and want to know if I can sue my employer and an RN. I have asked this question before but apparently..

I have not made myself clearly understood. I offended a case manger at a provider agency. She retaliated by going to my employer and telling her that i am scizo. This case manger had a BS in business administration and had worked her way up to case manager status at a local LME. Everything with my... Read more »

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel answered on May 8, 2017

These are all very complex issues and we can only give you general guidance in this forum. Having said that, sure, it might be possible to have a legal claim.

You might be able to sue the case manager for defamation if she made a false statement of fact (not opinion) about you, the...
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