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Person 1 writes a clear libel statement to Person 2 via

Person 1 writes a clear libel statement to Person 2 via email. Person 2 forwards the email to 10 of his friends.Assume the statement is clearly libel...............is Person 2 guilty also or only the author.my non legal friend says if Person 2 merely passes along what he received, then he can't be held guilty.

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My wife and I founded a youth football league a few years

Hello.JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: My wife and I founded a youth football league a few years ago. This year we had to remove a coach for a number of reasons. That coach and his friends have mounted a terrible smear campaign on social media and with our parent league to try to remove us from the board of directors and seize power of the organization. They have propagated a number of very false and damaging allegations against us that we consider to be defamatory. We are trying to figure out if there is anything we can do toJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: 1. Stop the attacksJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: 2. Recover damages from the hardships we have been put through over this.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No, we are trying to find one. Most lawyers have told us they do not deal with defamation issues.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: Also, we are looking to retain a lawyer to represent our organization because our parent league has been imposing actions and restrictions on us as a result of this that are outside of the jurisdiction of their bylaws. We are in Pennsylvania

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When a person shares your personal information without

When a person shares your personal information without consent, with slanderous information added, sends to others who and now I am receiving e-mails affecting my credibility, reputation and cause disrespect: what can I do legally?

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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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I have a question about someone threatening to sue over a

I have a question about someone threatening to sue over a social media post. A friend posted a fun little quiz about high school memories from 25 years ago. She mentioned that prom was crazy and tagged 2 other people regarding an incident that occurred with another person (this person was not named or mentioned anywhere in the post). This anonymous person saw the post because she recently became friends was a person tagged on it. The anonymous person threaten one of the people that ragged her saying she was harassing her and is now threatening to sue the original poster for harassment. Does she have a case? I know this sounds like high school but the incident happened 25 years ago. ThanksJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The person threatening to sue is in Nebraska and the person she wants to sue is in Idaho.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I haven't. She is threatening my friend. She saw the post through my Facebook page because I was tagged on it. Her name was never mentioned at all in the post.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think so. It's all very confusing.

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Is it legal to post online asking people to sue another

Is it legal to post online asking people to sue another person with you? Or is that a form of harassment?

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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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Im a contractor....i damaged a neighbors sidewalk...which I

Im a contractor....i damaged a neighbors sidewalk...which I agreed to fix....$2000+-...in the meantime shes upset and said she will ruin me and my landscaper on social media....now she just wants a check from other estimates of the damage...whats my recourse?

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I'm looking lawyer to help with a case against foreign

Hello, I'm looking for a lawyer to help with a case against foreign airline.We are looking to file a lawsuit against Royal Air Maroc airline.My wife's mother was traveling from Sierra-Leone to Jamaica and transiting through Morocco and Brussels (BE) for our wedding. Although she had a boarding pass from Morocco to Belgium she was denied to board by airline staff without a valid reason.My wife spoke with one of the airline's staff and they told her that her mother will be in the Brussels airport for more than 24 hours and she needs a transit visa.According the Belgium and Schengen visa policies this is not true as well as she was not going to stay more than 15 hours.The airline staff (Transit manager) took her passport from her and refused to return it. This prevented us from buying another ticket for her to attend the wedding.We would like to be reimbursed for flight, hotel and moral damage.The questions are:1. How likely we will win this case?2. If any lawyer agrees to help us on a contingent fee?Thanks!

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