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Q: Cell phone provider abruptly disconnected my service. This has caused me having no cell phone service. Recourse?

They told me the only way they will reconnect my service is if I pay in cash to one of their dealers.

I cannot port my number to any other provider. Because my number is unreachable (I have owned it for over 10 years), it is causing me great harm.

I have opened an FCC complaint but... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 13, 2018

Contact your state's Public Utilty Commission , see if they have a consumer advocate.Switch carriers. Get a new trac phone and pay as you go.

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Q: Can I blur out faces of my kids in subpeona?

My wife got a subpeona from her friend's ex-husband to provide any pictures of her with her friend, or of her friend and her friend's kids. Some pictures have my kids in them. Can I blur out their faces, and print out the pictures to hand in, or do I have to provide them in digital format, with... Read more »

Michael Christopher Miller answered on Mar 13, 2018

You can ask the attorney who issued the subpoena if they will agree to receive photos with the faces blurred.

Or, you can file an objection/seek a protective order to seek guidance from the court.

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Q: How frequently is social media content and other forms of electronic communication such as, text messages used in cases?

Gary D. Godman answered on Nov 9, 2016

It's used quite often in many different types of cases. If the messages are relevant and overcome any hearsay objections, electronic communications can make or break a case. If you are in a case reliant on what was said on social media or in text, work with an attorney to plan for the appropriate... Read more »

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Q: If someone is on supervises probation and got put out from a so called friend resident could they be vol.

Also the person who set there belongs outside called their 15 year old a nasty name is that consider slander or defamation.

Susan Fremit answered on Dec 25, 2015

If a condition of the supervised probation is to reside at a certain address, the probation officer must be told immediately if there is a change of address.

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Q: Being harassed on internet and slandered. what can I do

Ray Beckerman answered on Sep 4, 2014

If you have a viable defamation case, you can bring a lawsuit for money damages.

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Q: Can i get an ip address if i have been threaten over the internet. I have requested information from topix so i can pres

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Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on Feb 18, 2012

You can check with the Virginia attorney general's office for consumer affairs. You can also check with your locks commonwealth attorney's office about filing criminal charges.

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