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9 years ago I was expelled from a Mississippi Jr. College

9 years ago I was expelled from a Mississippi Jr. College (Copiah Lincoln Community college) based on the decision of a jury that had a false report from a teacher, and believe I was "railroaded" - (I'm African American, the school court was all White with one exception, and the court had false information). I was told the records were sealed, but I was left with over $700 in student loan debt, psychological trauma, and I was told I'm not legally allowed on the campus. The teacher is also still working at the school!It has been troubling me for years. Is there anything I can do to right this situation, legally, given the time passed - or can I attack the situation through media? If I were to walk back onto the campus would that "re-open" things to make a case?

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If I suspect that someone is a pedophile and I report him to

If I suspect that someone is a pedophile and I report him to the FBI, could I be sued for slander if the FBI finds no evidence to back up my suspicions?I know this person very well, and over the years all the little pieces have finally caused me to suspect that this is the case . . .

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Second opinion] Philip,I am intrigued by this idea and would

[Second opinion] Philip,I am intrigued by this idea and would like to pursue it a little further. Your definition of defamation contains the two elements:1. a false statement of fact2. that harms reputation I believe overwhelming evidence can be developed to prove both. So something is missing here. Why have I not seen thousands of such cases brought to court?If I put myself in the defendants position, I can see a claim of no crminal intent and a sincere belief in the truth of the claims promoted. This divorcement of responsibility, however, can not prevail without rendering the crime of defamation almost impossible to prove. It puzzles me.My question to you is, in your opinion, why have religious entities NOT been called to account for creating pervasive distrust and hatred for people whose only crime is not being religious?Robert *********

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An individual posted a negative comment on our business

An individual posted a negative comment on our business facebook because he was offend by a comment that an employee made on his own facebook page regarding some issue not related to our business. We contacted him via facebook PM and asked to please remove the comment since it did not apply to our business. He demands that we denounce this individual and call him a sexist. We are a women owned business and are in good standing with the community. This guy is not a customer and not even in our community.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Maryland. My wife is just recovering from a heart attack and this matter is seriously affecting her healthJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: She sent a complaint to FacebookJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Recently sold a 5 star, successful flower business. When

Recently sold a 5 star, successful flower business. When sold they verbally agreed and assured us they would keep the same upscale design standard in the business I held to for 30 years. Now the new owners want to change the design and everything we agreed to. I have 2 questions:JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: 1) What can I say to the customers re the business sold. CaliforniaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: 2) Since I am gone now from the business I have become aware that they do not wish to let customers know that the business sold, telling people they are the managers and I am still the owner. Would there any liability on my part? Should I do something about this.

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I am an atheist. Sermons from the pulpit, innumerable tracts

I am an atheist. Sermons from the pulpit, innumerable tracts and spiritual publications contain descriptions of me including wicked and immoral, living a life that is empty without meaning or purpose, that I am destined for eternal punishment and deserve it. Active laws (I know they are flagrantly unconstitutional) in Arkansas prohibit me from giving evidence in a court of law or running for public office. Clearly this is defamation of character. Are religious institutions exempt from responsibility for this crime?

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I have a question about libel/defamation law, as an author.

Hi. I have a question about libel/defamation law, as an author.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: OregonJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. Nothing has happened, it's more for my own understanding of the law, so I can avoid running into future problems with my work.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no i think that should do it ok thank you!

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Winston Salem State University was sued by FBI and won. I

Winston Salem State University was sued by FBI and won. I think in 2014 or right previous to fall semester 2014 for altering grades and embezzlement that is the MSN Dept. A very short time later I was unable to complete my last semester as my profile altered my soap note grades. I have 2 professors that told me how they target me and other older white females RN's. I had a B plus average too. Can I sue the faculty members responsible for this failing me fraudulently. Beverly LawrenceJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Oh yes,sorry North Carolina predominantly all black school. I mentored the girls from Africa irrelevant. But fyiJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not by meJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just have a Dr. Professor who said she would testify and one in IRAN who had been head of Dept would prob be a credible witness for me but don't think in person. She encouraged me to do something as well Dr.Gohar Karami she and Dr. Sharyn Conrad filed charges . Then FBI won the case.

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What can I do to stop my landlord from giving a potential

what can I do to stop my landlord from giving a potential new landlord a bad reference about meJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I been late with my rent a cuple of times but i pay the rent and the late fee. But my landlord is breaking down to potential landlords what day i made my rent and late payment for each month.I still pay my rent every month even if it is late and I'm a good tenantJA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: ok

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