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Neighbor keeps calling animal services on me dogs. Animal

Neighbor keeps calling animal services on me for my dogs. Animal service comes out issues a warning for removal of excrement.We pick up after our dogs. We share a yard with our other neighbors. TownhouseFirst time warning issued. My spouse and I were on vacation with both dogs in Wisconsin for 2 weeks. Warning was issues when we had been gone for 3 days.Ignored it and nothing was done.Now today neighbor called animal services.Warning was stuffed in the front door. Saying warning for city licenses, rabies control, spay / neuter, and removal of excrement.We have licenses, rabies, one dog is not neuter, and we clean up after our dogs immediately.Called animal services and told them it wasn't us. they said they knew that. Also stated the complaint was about us not the other neighbors.Was not a on-scene warning or verbally.animal service has never been present. They are just going off what the neightbor said.I just dont what to do about the neighbor complaining all the time. City just going off what neighbors says with no evidence. City said they have to do something with the amount of complaints.

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TJ, Esq.

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My boss fired me through email with accusations of

My boss fired me through email with accusations of manipulation and negatively influencing his daughter, she has a disability. I was her caregiver for 1 year. His words," I was made aware and a witness to the fact that you have been manipulating and negatively influencing ____." He addressed my name, Hi _____. He carbon copied 4 other people, 2 co workers, his other daughter and another care giving business owner that I have no affiliations with. He sent it from his full time employers email, one of the largest banks. Now the 2 other coworkers wont speak to me, no returned calls or text messages. From reading the defamation, libel, laws. I feel I have a good case. His accusations are not true. When I asked him what happened he did not respond. Can anyone give me some law advice?

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Marsha411JD

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Sorry. A follow-up to my earlier question (about being

Sorry. A follow-up to my earlier question (about being "banned" from cafe): would the banned customer still have rights / access to the outdoor seating (which is literally on the public sidewalk adjacent to the cafe) or the restrooms (which are clearly inside)?

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Olivia Kent

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An online and print magazine in Florida decided to print a

An online and print magazine in Florida decided to print a 'public call-out of an abuser' based on a hearsay claim. They used the full name of the accused, the first name of the accuser, and coordinated with the accused's ex-wife of 10 years. The accused is a Native American activist who is very controversial and the accusers are all white. The 'statement of solidarity' concludes with a list of 80 names of people supporting the accuser, along with grandiose discussion of abuse in order to justify this libel. There appear to be both civil and criminal ramifications if it can be proven that the accusation is specific (the person is named, which he is) and is presumably false (no one filed charges). He is somewhat of a public person, does he have any protections under the law from these false claims? http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/florida-defamation-law

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Dwayne B.

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I have a website where I sell products and services.

Hello,I have a website where I sell products and services. Whenever someone clicks on a link that gives an error (for example, the page is missing in my database or something went wrong), I'd like to have a comical clipart photo of a Star Trek character that is essentially a parody of a quote from one of the older movies. For example, if the older movie said, "I can't find the ship!", my picture and quote says, "I can't find the page!"Does this qualify as "fair use" and satire under copyright law? I realize that "fair use" is quite a gray area and millions of dollars have been spent on cases trying to define this, but my gut feeling is that this may qualify as parody since I'm using comical means and somewhat making fun of the original style/content.What are your thoughts?

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KJL LAW

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I ordered a watch from a reputable web site in China, the

I ordered a watch from a reputable web site in China, the watch was supposed to have no logo on it. the watch once it reached the USA was confiscated by customs as a fake rolex, I resolved the issue with the web site in china and since then I believe they had removed that vendor from their web site. yesterday I received a cease and desists letter from Gibney Law firm via certified mail.here is the letter"RE: Importation of counterfeit Rolex MerchandiseDear xxx:This firm is the general counsel to rolex watch USA inc, we been informed by the US customs and border protection that a shipment of one (1) counterfeit rolex watch, of which you were listed as importer was seized by customs,Please be advised that the trademark counterfeiting act of 1984 (the lanham Act) specifically prohibits the distribution and sale of counterfeit merchandise and makes such activities punishable by fine of up to $2000,000 and a possible prison term of 10 years. the Lanham act further provides that a trademark owner can institute a civil action for trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, and unfair competition seeking permanent injunctive relief and elect between statutory damages up to $2,000,000... etcAs a result of your importation of counterfeit rolex watch, rolex demands the immediate cessation of your importation and distribution of rolex products, as well as any and all others misuses of its trademarks. In addition, you are strongly urged not to contact the supplier of the counterfeit watch or take any other action which would interfere with our client ability to eliminate the counterfeit merchandise from the marketplace or we will hold you responsible for your complicity in any such actions to the maximum extent provided by law.Please provide us with written confirmation of your compliance with these demands within ten days of your receipt of this letter."so my question is what do I do next, I am not an importer or have any want or need to distribute or sell counterfeit products, I have actually never sold a watch fake or not. I just want this to go away and they are asking me to respond in 10 daysDo I ignore the letter or do I respond and if I respond, what is the best way to comply but protect myself and finally if I need to respond, should I respond by mail or can I do it by email.

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rsa.esq

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I'm from Frankfort. I sold a truck to a gay that is working

I'm from Frankfort Ky. I sold a truck to a gay that is working for me at my restaurant. I sold the truck to him on time at $50 a week in 22 installments for $1100. It has been five weeks and I have yet to get a payment from him. The agreement I had him sign in front of a notary at time of transfer states nothing about how many payments he can get behind or repossession of the vehicle, but I do have a pay agreement signed by both of us in front of a notary and a lein on the vehicle as well. The guy has recently started doing heroin (by his own admission to me personally) and got a DUI in the vehicle a couple of weeks ago. At this point I know I'm never going to get my money. I have a key to the vehicle. My question is simple. Can I go get the vehicle legally? And when I do, what step do I have to take before and after in the form of letters, notifications and whatever else?

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Sam

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I am being falsely accused of stealing someone's property

I am being falsely accused of stealing someone's property after visiting someone's residence for the first and only time. They claim to have actions which didn't take place on camera and are threatening myself and my family. They don't have my real name, only my facebook and pictures but do know where I live. Also there's claims to be a warrant out for me, even though no such events took place and I did nothing wrong. What can I expect? Are they just trying to scare me? I received a slew of messages saying they were coming for me, for my kids, etc. How can I take action? The only mistake I made was trusting I was in the company of good people.

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Hammer O'Justice

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Being evicted from my modular home, Iowa, yes, none - they

being evicted from my modular homeJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: IowaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yesJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: none - they were not availableJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: the park knew it was in violation of state code for its sewer prior to my buying the home and had been serviced with violation prior to my signing leaseJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Iowa

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Maverick

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