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Distribution of recorded conversation to outside third

Distribution of recorded conversation to outside third parties?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. Not Yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Recently, I had a disagreement with another local business owner over a transaction. The transaction went south. It was brought to my attention by another third-party that our conversation was recorded with my consent or knowledge and trying to use it against me. This was not in person. This was done via cell phone. We were both at home. I seen the email of the recorded conversation that was sent me by email in an audio file. This person who received the information isn't a law enforcement official or lawyer. I'm familiar with the Georgia Recording Law.But isn't it illegal for any person to divulge or distribute to any person the content or substance of any private message, photograph or communication without the consent of all parties involved.This is what Georgia Ga. Code Ann. § 16-11-62(6) States. I'm I correct or being far-fetched?

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INFOLAWYER

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I'm a tiler employed in WA in accordance with an employment

I'm a tiler employed in WA in accordance with an employment contract that contains a "Confidentiality of information clause" but does not contain a "non compete" clause. I would like to leave my current employer, start a small private company and poach one of my employers clients. I would not be using any confidential information. Do you think I'd be able to withstand any legal action my current employer might take against me?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thanks. Ok

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Brandon M.

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If you commit perjury in a civil case can you end up going

If you commit perjury in a civil case can you end up going to jail? Could RICO be enacted? And would it be criminal?

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Ray

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Question just for Ray: What would be the limits to an appeal

Question just for Ray:What would be the limits to an appeal in a County Court ruling that dismissed individuals (owners) of a corporation from personal negligence in a breach of contract, when the ruling is now more than 30 days old, but on the grounds of discovery and comments by the Court after that ruling where it admitted it never read the complaint, or looked at the exhibits? I believe interlocutory appeals are 30 days in civil, but the judge astonished the plaintiff by his ruling in a subsequent matter to strike an pre-suit letter to defendant as an exhibit in the complaint, because defense argued it was subject to confidential offers to settle, instead of the "demand letter" that it was. But added he totally had not read anything of the complaint or the exhibit, defending himself as having too much case load, and didn't want to be "prejudiced" by looking at the exhibits. The Plaintiff was left dumb-founded. Now he wants to appeal. Is it possible, or has too much time passed?

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Ray

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This is a somewhat complex question, but I found out I was

This is a somewhat complex question, but I found out I was pregnant at the end of October. The father of my child and I are not married and, while we were in a relationship for almost 4 years, we had hit a rough patch and he moved out in May 2016. We were working on our relationship and he was planning to move back in to help with the pregnancy and the baby.On November 9th, his parents and brother found out that I am pregnant and he has since cut off communication with me. He has not given me an explanation as to what happened or why it happened. In the days before this happened, he had suggested we go to couple's counseling, kept indicating we work on us, we would get through all of this together, and that we needed to support each other (I have text messages of all of this).I, obviously, was extremely upset and scared and tried constantly for days to get a hold of him. He kept saying that he would be civil and then didn't demonstrate any civility.I have seen him twice since-- we went to lunch the day before Thanksgiving and a week later we changed the cable service from his name to my name. The day before Thanksgiving, he was warm at lunch, shared what he had been up to over the two prior weeks, and we decided we would try to move forward-- even if it was slowly. Then, we left and he became cold and continued to ignore me and refused to respond to me-- even when I went to the emergency room with some pregnancy complications. When we met to change the cable, he was very cold at first and, once again, warmed by the end of our meeting. We had some business things to take care of and he said once we took care of those, we could discuss the next steps. Again, we went our separate ways and he become very cold. I received a letter from a lawyer closing out our business partnership (with no indication or response from him...just the attorney) and we never moved forward to take next steps in our relationship.After that point, he kept trying to get me to share information about the pregnancy through text messages, but I am concerned that he is sharing my personal medical information with his parents and I no longer feel comfortable having medical discussions through text messages. I indicated to him that I absolutely want to keep him informed about the pregnancy, but that we need to meet face-to-face in order to do that. Immediate, emergent information I was OK discussing through a phone call. He refused to meet face-to-face and, when he questioned if I was still pregnant (I took a 2nd trip to the ER and he ignored my calls and text messages indicating it was an emergency-- exactly what he asked me to do-- and he ignored me for 72 hours), I told him he could call and I would gladly share that information. Several hours later, he called and I informed him that I was still pregnant and things were moving forward. He started to ask additional questions and I told him I did not feel comfortable telling him anymore information until he made a decision about whether or not he was choosing to continue to be involved in the pregnancy. He became extremely agitated and hung up on me (not the first time that happened).Fast forward to today-- about 48 hours later. I sent him a friendly text message wishing him good luck with a work event today. This is an event that I attended last year with him and an event that he told me about months ago because we had planned a trip to Florida around it (a trip that he is no longer attending given his attitude change on November 9...it was his choice not to attend the trip, not mine as this was the trip in which we were going to tell my dad I'm pregnant...a trip my dad paid for). His response to my "good luck" was "So you are stalking me to know where I'm at now. Good to know". I am now extremely concerned to continue speaking to him about anything, but I do not want to be accused of not being cooperative or keeping him informed about the pregnancy. At the same time, again, given his actions, I'm leery to share any information with him.What is my best course of action to make sure that I am doing everything I need to do to continue being cooperative (at this point, I'm concerned that his parents may harm our child emotionally and that they will prevent him from being a safe father) but also protect myself and my child?

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I'm a restaurant owner of a few locations in New Mexico. I

Hi I'm a restaurant owner of a few locations in New Mexico. I have been in business for about 5 years now and today we summoned with some paperwork stating that an old employee is suing for unpaid wages and discrimination. This employee is the type that makes it a career to live off the government and law suits I gathered this after several conversations with him. He got let go do to a shitty attitude and not being able manage a kitchen as the kitchen manager of one of my locations. His claims are for unpaid wages of worked time over 40 hours and hes also trying to involve others that have been or are employed with me. None of this is true but I understand what matters is what can be proven in court.What can I expect here, how do I know what the total pay out will be if I lose, and what can I counter sue with? I'm certain he has fabriced this entire deal.

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INFOLAWYER

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Our HOA board settled on a case were the Property manager

Our HOA board settled on a case were the Property manager sued for a racist gesture on of the members made.I have also had negative run in with this board member. When I heard about the settlement, I went on her company website, she is the owner, and clicked on the contact the company button and wrote about the case and added shame on you to her.I did not use my name. I should have not done anything. Can I be sued for this action?

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Loren

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I believe my lawyer sold me out in medical malpractice suit

I believe my lawyer sold me out in medical malpractice suit by scare tatics about goig to court and losing case and getting nothing and telling me to take a settlement only to find out it was way lower than normal amounts.is there any recorse now?

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Do you have IP attorneys available? online education

Do you have IP attorneys available?JA: Is this about an invention, a design, or an artistic work?Customer: online education service.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: In development. NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Costs for an answer

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