Ohio International Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can I be sued from someone outside the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law and Libel & Slander for Ohio on
Answered on Mar 6, 2017
Matthew Williams' answer
Free speech protections do not apply to defamation, and opinions are not defamation. Defamation is a false statement of fact (not opinion) that damages a person's reputation. If I say John the surgeon is the worst, I am not uttering defamation because that's my opinion of John. If say John the surgeon left a scalpel in my body, and it is not true, that is defamation.

In all likelihood, a person living in Spain would sue you in Spanish courts because the damage done to their reputation...

Q: What to do to avoid possible bigamy for a new marriage?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and International Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 28, 2017
Matthew Williams' answer
They need to get divorced. There's really no reason to suspect anyone would be charged with an offense. But, if you want to be free and clear, you need to get the two of them to get a lawyer in S. Korea to put through a legal divorce.

Q: I was an international student with f1 visa

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 16, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
What exactly do you mean when you say you were discharged from the program? Were you then sentenced? And, if so, did you serve your sentence? If there is a warrant for you, it will be a problem when you try to get a new visa. If you were simply sentenced to a fine or probation and completed that, it really shouldn't be for a single marijuana offense.

It does sound like you were arrested.

Q: Can i marry in US to a person living in another country thru a notarized especial power for immigrtion purposes?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 6, 2016
Matthew Williams' answer
If you want to marry a foreign citizen, your best bet is to apply for a finance visa, bring the person to the US and get married here. https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/fiancee-visa/fiancee-visas

Q: what are rules of international customary law

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 5, 2015
Matthew Williams' answer
There are entire books written on this subject. The basic idea is to analyze historical state practice and those things that states have adopted in their own laws to determine whether a custom of following a certain practice due to moral considerations exists. If a legal custom exists, it may be enforced in the international community as law. A custom can exist world wide or within a group of states. If a custom becomes widespread, it may be deemed binding on all states, even those who had not...

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