My 15-year old son is an avid baseball fan and autograph
My 15-year old son is an avid baseball fan and autograph collector. If he's not at school he's playing baseball or sorting his collection of autographed cards, baseballs, bats, and photos. He's made friends with minor league players around the country.He's also made contacts and friends with other like-minded fans and collectors all over the country. They talk frequently, trade from time to time, and when we attend an out of town minor league game he usually meets up with a fellow autograph collector.Among the collector websites that he visits, he also joined the Autograph 101 page on Facebook. Through the Autograph 101 page he came across a person that was selling photos for $.75 each. Turns out, these were photos from Getty and AP Images. His story was that he had a "membership" that allowed him to download the images, which he in turn was selling. The buyer would visit the Getty or AP site, choose the photos that they wanted, sent the file name to seller on Facebook, and in a few days they could be downloaded from the seller's file server. Between February and April this year, my son purchased and downloaded quite a few of these images.Recently, my son received an email from Yarmuth Wilsdon PLLC, indicating that they had identified him as downloading “a large number of images” that had been illegally obtained by the seller from the Getty catalog. Attached was a list of the files that he had purchased from the seller . . .74 in all.Other attachments were copies of a restraining order and suit filed against the seller and “John Does 1 to 25”. My son is one of the 25 John Does.The letter also states that Google had been served a subpoena seeking the name, address, contact info, etc for my son (apparently they only identified his email address from the file server). The letter offered the possibility of a settlement instead of being added to the lawsuit, and gave a deadline of August 31 for a deadline to contact them.What should our first step be? Initially I thought to contact them directly and explain that it was a kid that purchased the photos from the seller, but now I think that would just provide them more info than necessary at this point. Can they sue a 15-year old boy? Can they successfully sue my wife and I as his parents? My son makes $35 bucks a week, if he bathes the dogs and mows the lawn, and has about $300 to his name. What do they hope to gain?
If I was served a subpoena with a wrong last name (not a
If I was served a subpoena with a wrong last name (not a maiden name), for example purposes only: Susan Davis ("real" name), subpoena lists: Susan Daniels. Am I under legal obligation to attend the hearing to give testimony? This is the state of TX, District Court. Could I be considered in contempt of court, fined, arrested or issued a warrant for arrest?
I have been slandered by name in an online discussion group,
I have been slandered by name in an online discussion group, in a manner that definitely is injurious to my career. Do I have any recourse?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: I have just moved to Arizona, but the slander involves the period of my residence in Idaho.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I have just become aware of the problem, though I expected it.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Situation: In 2002 I published a satirical novel in which the characters used realistic language (they swore a lot) and got themselves into all sorts of problems because of sexual infidelity. No sexual activity was described. In 2016 I resigned under pressure from my teaching position in a Catholic school because a dissident parents' group found out about my supposedly evil book. The headmaster defended me to no avail. My understanding is that a homosexuality scandal broke out in the school shortly after my departure, and this has increased the furor. The book is not pornographic, and the claim that it is could be injurious to my current journalism career and certainly would eliminate any further work in the educational field.
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My friend just received a supeona to appear in court in a
My friend just received a supeona to appear in court in a custody trial with less than 2 days notice. Does she need to appear Dora she have grounds to object?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No the trial is on WendsdayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Both parties are in pro se
I am an accountant. a previous client is going thru a
i am an accountant. a previous client is going thru a divorce and i have been summoned to appear. i explained that i was going on vacation and could not, but did send all the required info to the attorney.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: i am an accountant. a previous client is going thru a divorce and i have been summoned to appear. i explained that i was giong on vacation and could not, but did submit all the required info to the attorney.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: now i have received a second summons with a $10 check. what are my rights here. do i have to appear. can i do to the court and explain i cant.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: massachusetts have not spoke to an attorney
I need to obtain a Court Order for a detail records of calls
Hi I need to obtain a Court Order for a detail records of calls and text between 7/4/06 and 7/8/06 with my Verizon CellJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the court order was issued in?Customer: From CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: not really
I reside in Montana. I am currently being questioned as a
I reside in Montana. I am currently being questioned as a potential witness in a sexual assault case. The accuser was a former co-worker and we became friends through work. I confided in her of my marital problems and it sounded like she was going through a similar situation. She had told me that she had an affair a few months prior to our becoming friends. She became flirtatious with me and eventually our relationship became physical. Then the man she had an affair with allegedly raped her which she confided in me about. I advised her to report it which she did. She had sent me texts during the same day of the incidence telling me of the assault on her. Things cooled off between us and eventually she was let go from where I work. A few month have passed and she decided to push the rape charges. Now I am being questioned by the defense for the accused. I told them that she had confided in me about the rape but I left out any details of our physical relationship bad our texts back and forth. Can I get in trouble for providing a less than true statement to the defense attorney and investigator while not under oath? Will the defense subpoena my phone records and is there any way I can keep myself from having to go to court and being put in the stand? Should I just come clean about our physical relationship? Thanks.
A law firm from New York has sent my California company a
Hi there,A law firm from New York has sent my California company a subpoena from the "County of Nassa" court (a subpoena duces tecum). We originally told the firm that we would not accept the subpoena unless it was re-issued by a California court.Now, the company has resent us the same subpoena, but there is a California (SUBP-035) subpoena form that has been attached (the title is "Subpoena for Production of Business Records in Action Pending Outside California."The attachment does seem to list a California case number (even though the subpoena is from a county in NY as stated above). But it only has a signature from the NY attorney.So... does this satisfy the jurisdictional aspect of getting an out-of-state subpoena? Are we to finally comply with this? Or does it actually need a CA judge seal/signature, etc?
State of New Hampshire. My husband has decided he wants a
State of New Hampshire. My husband has decided he wants a divorce. He is the sole proprietor of an LLC with net revenues if 250k per year. I have been blocked by him from any insight into our financial position; all the bills come to him and I am given an allowance for groceries only. Anything else he has to aporove. We are dealing with more than 25k in back property taxes and underwater on a house in both our names. We he opened his business account I was added as an authorized signer on the account. How can I legally explore our financial position without alerting him to it?