I am an individual who is now struggling with a crippling gambling addiction that has ruined my life in every way imaginable in the past 6 months. I was first exposed to this online crypto casino via a live stream on a website where I watched entertainers stream themselves live playing video games,... Read more »
answered on Dec 19, 2022
Back in 2013, a group of class action plaintiffs lawyers met in Indianapolis to discuss the prospects of such litigation on a scale similar to the tobacco litigation.
Since then, a few smaller lawsuits have been filed that have typically ended unsuccessfully for the plaintiffs.
It... Read more »
When I was a 8 I put my older cousin away for molesting me. He's gotten a phone in jail from someone. My aunt and uncle told me he was getting out soon and I knew for a fact they would allow him in the house. His sister/my other cousin, was on the phone with him when I walked in the room and... Read more »
answered on Oct 9, 2022
You should call or visit your local District Attorney's office. If he was in jail for abusing you, he is likely under court order now not to contact you. If not, the DA should request a protective Order from the court. If the DA will not help you, call my office, and I can help you get such an... Read more »
The website would specifically be ALL about quotes. Inspirational, motivational, etc.
answered on Oct 3, 2022
Many websites use same concept and they always state the author of the sentence. This should be legal in most of jurisdiction throughout the world. However do not cite large portions of texts from the books.
And there's no buyer's protection on this app that I sent the money through
answered on Jul 18, 2022
You should make a police report. In the future, if suggest only using a payment system with some kind of buyer protection (like paypal, etc). Good luck.
I got into a social media dispute with an old friends mother. We had a few pretty mild words in Facebook comments and then I blocked her. She then proceeded to text me racial slurs on Snapchat through her daughters Snapchat. I screenshot those texts and later posted them on several social media... Read more »
answered on Apr 5, 2022
Truth is a defense. She could hire a lawyer and sue you. You could win if you can prove everything said was true
A woman stealed a photo of me and my exgirlfriend and she uses it as a profile photo in social media to say that I’m dating her while this is a lie. In the photo I’m kissing my ex girlfriend but only my face can be seen while my ex girlfriend face is hidden. She only uses that photo. I’m... Read more »
answered on Jun 5, 2021
If she has put you in a false light by using this photo, then you may have a claim against her. You should first ask her to remove the photo immediately (in writing) though as an alternative to filing a lawsuit.
Without getting into specifics, a customer posted the following comment as feedback to a purchase he made from our business, "U BE THE 1ST GUY I SHOOT". There were also emails sent with profanity, as well as a comment posted on our Facebook page. The customer is located in a different... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2021
A restraining order is issued in the context of a CIVIL case but it expires when the case ends. That said, sending a death threat and multiple harassing electronic messages can be the basis for a criminal Stalking case... and the victim of a Stalking can apply for a Protective Order... and that is... Read more »
After this person hacked the account & saved the nudes they could, they texted the account owner off a fake number holding the account ransom because they wanted the code to the "My eyes only" folder. They said they'd only give the account back if they got the code to the rest of... Read more »
answered on Nov 16, 2020
Yes, very illegal. The offense of Breach of Computer Security (33.02) by accessing the account without the consent of the owner. The level of this offense depends on the amount of monetary damage caused or threatened.
The offense of Electronic Access Interference (33.022) was committed if... Read more »
So if I upload a video from US but link it with my homecountry bank...which means I can't get the money in USA but only get money in my home country bank account..is that legal and fine? And what if I know someone who is working in USA and invested and have E2 visa(not green card), can I... Read more »
answered on Nov 6, 2020
No! You are living and working in the U. S. in violation of your F-1 student status. There can be remedies to this mistake, but you need an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney, who can take the time to provide legal advice.
The above is general information,... Read more »
answered on Aug 21, 2020
If you mean "illegal" as in a criminal offense then no, it isn't a crime unless the photo was already illegal for some other reason like child pornography.
My firm focuses on Criminal Law where the government prosecutes crimes. There is an entirely separate part of the legal... Read more »
Mother in law who we've had no relationship with for 3+ yrs, keeps posting pictures of our infant daughter on social media, we have asked multiple times to remove. She refuses and states she has rights to child. We have already told her we want no relationship with her and we do not want our... Read more »
answered on Jun 28, 2020
If you think that your daughter is in real danger, you can file an Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction in a Court of competent jurisdiction. However, the Judge will likely ask how your mother-in-law got these pictures that you contend place your daughter in danger.... Read more »
Do I need to create a contract or we can agree on terms in e-mail or a freelancer can sign a paper in free form saying that whenever they get paid for their work they transfer copyright ownership to me? My website is just .com, it’s not registered as a company.
answered on May 7, 2020
When working with an independent contractor it is good practice to have a signed written agreement where the contractor agrees that any intellectual property created while providing the services to you will be deemed "work for hire" and, if a court determines that the intellectual... Read more »
I can figure out recipes (may be or may not be true) of manufactured food products by using publicly available ingredients lists and my algorithms. I want to post them on my website and then rate products and review them - whether I find them healthy, safe, etc based on their ingredients amounts... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2020
Reviews of a product have particular protections, but understand that some manufacturers are more litigious than others. If your algorithm is incorrect, and results in a misrepresentation of their product, they may try to pursue legal action.
My friend is 16. She sexts with a 60 year old man. I’m trying to propose reasons why she should stop. She lives in Texas. What legal consequences could she face?
answered on Apr 8, 2020
In the context of criminal law, the 60-year-old is the one who should be most concerned about potential liability in this situation.
" Do the world a favor and die already..." Your mother is a drunk whore"..... " Pull their nails out, I'll pay good money...." Use for shark bait, then post a casket with the caption- "Coming Soon" constant degradation, and then I'm just going to say... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2020
You should probably block and "unfriend" any person who posts that type of garbage. Depending on the exact details, it could be nothing or It could be the misdemeanor crime of Harassment if it happens once or it could be the felony crime of Stalking if it happens on multiple occasions.... Read more »
I bought multiple duplicate memberships for which they charged my card 200 dollars. They also want to keep chARGING me for 12 months. I realized the mistake within 24hrs and contacted them in person and online to try and straighten it out. But they insist I owe them 1800.00 to cancel, even... Read more »
answered on Nov 12, 2019
Contract grace periods are governed by regional conditions, so a Texas attorney can best advise you. But your question remains open for two weeks. Unfortunately, outside of such limited exceptions, the general rule is that a contract becomes enforceable at time of formation. In light of your... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2019
It's possible they could sue if you signed a non-compete agreement. More than Internet law, this looks like something closer to employment law. You'd get the most meaningful input from an employment attorney as how not to not afoul of any legal problems if you go out on your own. Good... Read more »
Progress in speech synthesis, in particular the work of google (tacotron 2) and baidu (deep voice 3 and and un-named copying system), raises the question of the rights of an individual to the use of their voice and I have found no sufficient answer. I am curious if the law even has a stance on... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2018
There is a small body of case law on mimicking a famous person's voice (usually a singer's voice in advertisements) surrounding that person's right to publicity that could be used as a basis to claim legal rights in the sound of one's voice with respect to speech synthesis.
My apartment complex posted my picture on their public, promotional Instagram page (taken without my permission from MY instagram), along with my full name and (given that it is their own Instagram) basically my address. I was neither informed prior OR tagged in the photograph, so was I not... Read more »
answered on Jan 8, 2018
You should check your lease. However, a standard lease doesn't include those rights. In Texas, you have a property right in your image. Certain public images may still be used without permission, but not generally for commercial purposes. For example, if you walk through a live newscast at a... Read more »
Cease and desist letter received requesting names and information of all suppliers and that I turn over all inventory for no compensation. These items are genuine items that were purchased from reputable buyers in China so they are not counterfeits, which the letter does not allege. We are being... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2017
Its unsafe to assume that because of the first sale doctrine they have no claim. They may be concerned that a Chinese distributor has breached a contract to not distribute the products in the US. An attorney would need to review the letter and all the facts to determine whether you should comply... Read more »
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