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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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A Buyer slammed 18 negatives and has harmed my online

A Buyer slammed 18 negatives and has harmed my online business on the eBay site. eBay did remove 12 of the 18 worst libelous comments linked to all 18 Negatives but they will not remove Negatives on the site.This Buyers' package was Lost by USPS but I already refunded the Buyer before any case was escalated. The Buyer was mad because he could not win the Promotion I offer bi-weekly, and accused me of utizing some ilegal software to keep him from winning, among othe false statements.My businews is in CA and this Malicious Buyer lives in PA.My Sales and Bids are down 80% since he dI'd this to me.What should I do?

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My sister is an ER nurse. She was working one night when a

My sister is an ER nurse. She was working one night when a cop came in and while she was working on a patient requested assistance. She jokingly said not my patient I don't like cops you take him. He wanted a Neosporin swab. The tech got the swab. When my sister was done she got up to get the swab but the tech had done it. She said Oh, I was going to get it. Tech said, I did it. she said, I was going to do it when I was done. My sister always kids around ER is a very tough gig especially at that hospital which is in the highest crime district. She has a great rapport with the staff, first responders and police BUT this cop FOLLOWED her around to patients rooms after he was administered aid from the tech. My sister didn't say a word to him. He got on the phone and called his wife, so did his partners wife. They launched a Facebook attack on my sister that went viral asking that she be fired and have her license revoked. They also posted on the police blog even worse things. She is afraid for her life. She resigned. She has had a heart attack on the job working on a patient. 6 yrs oncology. 18 yrs ER. THEY have posted all kinds of vile, nasty things. What is our recourse. They are saying reveal her name and address. Let's get her.

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I found out the program director has told others on the job

I found out the program director has told others on the job my daughter has MS. Also the program director told me someone else in the company has MS. I have have deem conservator and legal guardian of my daughter. Where I work is not a medical facility so would I have a case under confidentiality being breached? Thanks. SJ. Oh one more thing, I live in Alaska.*************

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We believe my son's freedom of speech was violated by his school

We believe my son's freedom of speech was violated by his school bus driver, who has constantly been writing my son up since she began driving his route. We asked for a meeting with the County"s Schoo;SuperintendentJA: The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No, trying to find a way to make complaint with State Board of EducationJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Itis very involved to this point, with too much to write, but basically he was having a conversation with a friend and she intervened a told him to stop talking about the subject they were talking about and my son said he has a right to talk about what he wants and she responded that he does not have any rights on the bus, that if he wanted rights he should become a car rider. We had a meeting with County School Superintendent and the first word out of his mouth was "there is no audio of the bus video, yet I spoke with the transportation director who told me all videos have audio.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Someone put a very offensive picture of me on facebook and

someone put a very offensive picture of me on facebook and then proceded to talk about me very very ugly. This incident has cause me great anxiety and some depression. My face was clearly visible in the picture. As I am a LPN I would not like this picture to cause any harm to the professional opinion of me that people may have. This incident has compromised my patient care due to the distress that I am experiencingJA: I'm the Lawyer's Assistant. I work with them to help customers like you. OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Is it legal rescue group to post pic of inside of,your

Is it legal for a rescue group to post pic of inside of,your home on social media if they come and take your pets without notifing you they was doing it and even before you go to court w

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I keep seeing in Trump tallies people being escorted out of

Hi,I keep seeing in Trump tallies people being escorted out of the stadiom, in some cases, escorted by force and roughly. What I would like to understand is, if someone was just standing and doing nothing but holding a message or a sign. Is it legal to escort him out like that? It is their freedom of speech right?I am refering to in particular to when one guy was waring a shirt that says "the kkk endorces trump" he was only standing not bothering anyone and he got kicked out. There was a muslim lady waring a shirt that says "i am a muslim i come in peace" she was quite and she was simply kicked out. A while back hilary clinton was talking when a guy asked a sensative question and the secret service choked him out! is that all legal?

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I am a writer whose articles were published through two

I am a writer whose articles were published through two separate outlets, one a monthly print paper I have contributed to since 1009 and the other a web page (not my own) which I have contributed to since 2004. In 2013 however, both of these outlets were told by a third party (identified) not to publish or post anything that I have written, no matter what the topic or contents, or else. Under the pressure both outlets have suspended all publication and posting of anything by me whatsoever, but have nevertheless informed me of their being so compelled. Neither myself nor these others have ever been informed of the reasons.Do I have any rights of recourse in this, either civil lawsuit, or criminal charges, in this matter?Also, I need to find a Lawyer who I can consult with on this, with possibility of pressing through with legal action if possible, here in the California Central Coast.

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