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My mugshot and text is in Central Point Albertsons and

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my mugshot and text is in Central Point Albertsons and Medford Starbucks. This went on for a long time in CA yet I have never been arrested for anything and retired from the military after 20 years. Any action possible?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems I am supposed to be interested in young females. Why would I be interested in idiots?
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 1 year ago.

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I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

If the context of the text and mugshot creates a false derogatory statement about you then you may have a cause of action against these establsihents for defamation.

Defamation is an intentional tort (Torts are essentially personal injury lawsuits). Because it is an intentional tort you may be eligible for punitive damages, actual damages, as well as attorney's fees. Defamation actions must be taken in Superior Court (Small Claims Courts do not have jurisdiction for these cases).

Most attorneys who do this work will meet with you to assess yoursituation at no cost to you. Also the nature of Tort actions allow attorneys to take such cases on a contingency basis. This means that you will not pay attorney;s fees unless you obtain an award or settlement.

The following link provides more information on defamation:

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/defamation-law-made-simple-29718.htmlHere is a link to help you find attorneys who do this type of work:

http://www.avvo.com/libel-slander-lawyer/ca.html

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