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Q: I was attacked by a woman at work and side stepped and the woman hit her eyes against the door. She claims I punched her

And is putting it all over social media. I have screen shots of her fabricated story. But I wear a body cam and have footage that disproves all of it. Not sure what to do .

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 14, 2019

Contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association who handles workers compensation. That may help.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Texas on

Q: What happens in court if the opposition accuses you for the wrong charge? As in charge you for S.A. but meant harassmen

Someone is alleging that a colleague has commuted sexual assault. The act in question is a hug which doesn't qualify under Texas penal code. If they press charges of S.A. anyway (as they've threatened) what happens?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 8, 2019

Lawyers are not soothsayers, do not have crystal balls and cannot predict what might happen in someone's immediate future. Ask your lawyer to explain.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas on

Q: How many years is considered a statue of limitations in the case of defamation?

Kim Jones Penepacker answered on Jun 21, 2018

Texas has a one year statute of limitations for defamation under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 16.002. However, the one-year period depends on the date the cause of action "accrued," meaning the date the one-year clock started ticking. You should contact an attorney who... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: Can I do anything about my ex-fiancee spreading lies about me at my former workplace?

The two of us worked together in Georgia. I worked there for five years. She has been there three years now. In August 2017, I moved to Texas for a better job.

In November 2017, someone "allegedly" hacked a few of her accounts. Facebook, Twitter, her email and maybe some more. The "hacker"... Read more »

Grant St Julian III answered on Feb 26, 2018

You describe nothing criminal; your ex believes what she believes, and the police have bolstered her opinions and given her confirmation that you caused the problem. Your mutual friends and co-workers will decide who and what to believe, and if any of them do not want to hear your side of the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: When can I sue after being wrongfully accused of domestic violence

How do I go about suing for being wrongfully accused of domestic violence

Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 14, 2017

Lawsuits for "malicious prosecution" are not common, but they are possible under Texas law. To win, you must show:

1. a criminal case was started against you.

2. the other person caused the case, for example by knowingly providing false information to police.

3. you won....
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: What do I do about some one filing false charges of assault against me in the state of Texas

Jodi Soyars answered on Sep 18, 2016

Retain an experienced criminal law attorney and have them defend you. Even false allegations should be taken seriously because if you are convicted it can have a devastating affect on your career and possibly even your freedom.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Texas on

Q: 3 pit bulls moved in next door. Little boy says they can jump fence. If they attack us can we sue their landlord?

We are afraid, are still dealing w medical & financial ramifications of attack from other neighbor's pit bulls in 2015. Animal Control told us 2 buy a gun. Pls tell me that TX law doesn't say we can't safely go outside bc other ppl's pit bulls have more rts 2 b in our yard than we do. Srsly. Can... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 26, 2016

Find out from Animal Control if they will spell out under what cirucmstances you can use the gun if you get it and will they put it in writing..

Nothing saying you can't put up a bigger fence. Make it colorful, run vines up it.See if your town has an ordinance. Unfortunately, many don't,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: I need a pro bono attorney that would work with me for accusation of embezzlement from my previous employer.

Attorney can be paid from proceeds from the settlement.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 25, 2016

In case you are charged, first get the advice of a criminal defense atttorney. You may have to pay. Then find out your options by contacting a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn who handles libel cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: A i was claimed for defamation of character because I said someone looked like something. Is that defamation?

If I said someone looked like something wouldn't that be my freedom of speech by expression of opinion?

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 6, 2015

That is exactly what you said? "someone looked like something"? It depends upon the exact wording, I suppose, and you have not provided that. Get an attorney on your side.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Texas on

Q: Can you sue for a parent slandering children and a youth organization

Posting bad comments about the HOT youth football association and saying nasty things about kids who play

John M DeProspo answered on Jun 29, 2015

More information would be needed to answer your question. Bad comments and nasty things do not normally constitute actionable libel or slander.

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