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A few months ago we had employees get into a fight at a bar

HI. A few months ago we had employees get into a fight at a bar after work hours. No one was ticketed. Both were sent home. We fired one of the employees for completely unrelated reasons. The fired employee is now contacting myself (the business owner) and the other employee and threatening legal action if we don't negotiate a settlement with him. I haven't responded. I know that I do not owe him anything. Is it illegal for him to try to extort money like this?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Colorado. No cars involved.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The police filed a report about the fight.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of

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Loren

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My grandson drank a soda in Walmart, put it down and didnt

My grandson drank a soda in Walmart, put it down and didnt pay. He was taken in an office, they took his picture and ID but did not call police. He is now being hounded by Palmer, Reifler and Assoc. in Orlando, FL. They want hundreds of dollars payment and are threatening him with a lawsuit/ and or jail. He is scared to death. He lives paycheck to paycheck and does not have the money. It's like extortion! He has admitted guilt, and paid them $25. What now?

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Hammer O'Justice

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I was making out with a solicitor in a casino in vegas. 2

I was making out with a solicitor in a casino in vegas. 2 guys walked over and showed a badge, asked her id nd she said she does not have it. They called security and walked her out. They asked me my Id and i showed it to me and then they asked if i am staying in the casino. I said yes, they called someone looking at my id and said I and good and can leave. Was a i duped by fake police? If not, can they come back later and arrest me? Please let me know.

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Asad Rahman

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I am using a merchant service provider that goes by the name

I am using a merchant service provider that goes by the name of First Bridge Merchant Services dba F.b.m.s I have been processing with them since July of this year and in the Beinging everything was smooth until my 3rd payout that I was suppose to receive but never did so I thought it's Memorial day weekend maybe that's the delay we'll the holiday was over and I called and was told the wire will go out today so I waited until the next day and when nuthing was revived I started calling their phone until I got some answers but got the usuall run around until finally I was told I should be expecting a call from a person name Steve who calls me 2 hours later from a private number and tells me that the bank they had me linked with has stopped processing for them and is holding my funds to reevaluate your business but let me see what I can do to get you some of your funds in good faith and by now I am expecting my 4th payout since it's Friday coming up again anyways he send Me an email that's says this. The FBMS risk team has completed the analysis on your current Epin account. We will be releasing $6000 of the money you have processed and you should see it in your account by end of business tomorrow.We will start to release more money to you as we see that you are processing the minimum amounts required.We have approved you to begin processing with our new bank solution under the following terms1. you must process a minimum of $5,000 per week to stay current and to receive payment.(If this minimum is not met you will not be funded)2. Chargebacks must stay below 2%3. You understand that since this is a new bank that the 7 days in arrears must start over from your first transaction processed with this new bank.If you agree to these terms please respond to this email stating that you understand and agree. Once we receive your email you will be turned back on and may resume processing with our new solution. Totally different from what I was promised when I first signed up so what can I do since they are holding over $20,000 of my money. I am having a hard time paying for my dues and employees.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My adult son and his wife had their dog in our front yard

My adult son and his wife had their dog in our front yard unleashed. The dog ran out in the street and grabbed the scruff of a leashed dog. The police showed up and said the dog was bruised but no bite marks were present. the dog owner did not take the dog to the vet, but got advice by phone, nor did they take the dog to a groomer. The dog owner now wants $600 but will not provide receipts. She claims we are liable. Is this true?

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Ely

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I own a very sucessful small business. We rented property

I own a very sucessful small business. We rented property from a man for 3 years who is in the technology industry. We moved out in July and owe him around $24,000.00 rent, taxes, insurance. He filed suit just weeks after we moved out even though I have been trying to work out a settlement with him. Court date is not until mid October. We were emailing back and forth two nights ago and I mentioned that I may have to declare personal bankruptcy. At that point he began making numerous threats. He said that if I did not pay he had a technology team that he will use to develop websites, blogs etc. to ruin my business, that he will inform our clients, vendors etc. He stated that he would make sure my children and grandchildren would know about it. This exchange upset my wife quite a bit. He has the ability to do these things.My question is his behavior extortion or blackmail?

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Barrister

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I was extort by a online company call "usenet.nl" the

HiJA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: I was extort by a online company call "usenet.nl"JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: WashingtonJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: the company is based in EuropeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They send me an email asking me to pay "overdue" payment

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If a person commits a crime, say, purchasing illicit drugs

if a person commits a crime, say, purchasing illicit drugs on the darknet, and receives a letter blackmailing said person for money, what would that persons options be that did not include their getting arrested?

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LegalKnowledge

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I am being harrassed by text messages threatening my safety

I am being harrassed by text messages threatening my safety by someone who thinks I "wronged" him. The relationship began on a pay-for-sex act, but that was a one-time thing. It hasn't occurred again and is becoming very threatening. I have called police and intend to file a complaint with prosecutor's office on Monday. Do I stand a chance to pursue this or am I entering the justice system "with dirty hands"? (Yes, I get my law knowledge from Judge Judy!). In any case, I live in Toledo, Ohio

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Loren

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