Business Law

Ask a business lLawyer. Get business law questions answered ASAP.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I want to hire a lawyer to send a cease and desist letter to…

Customer Question
Hi, I want to hire...
Hi, I want to hire a lawyer to send a cease and desist letter to a person who is slandering me. My question is how would the lawyer find out where this person lives. I know he is in Baltimore but that is all I know. All of his slanderous statements are on line.
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Business Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Business Law Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
9/9/2017
Business Lawyer: socrateaser, Attorney replied 8 months ago
socrateaser
socrateaser, Attorney
Category: Business Law
Satisfied Customers: 39,880
Experience: Retired
Verified

Hello,

Unfortunately, if you do not know the actual identity of the person posting the defamatory information about you, then a lawyer would have to: (1) hire a private investigator to try to befriend the defendant, and thereby discover his or her contact information; or (2) file a defamation lawsuit against the defendant as a "John Doe" (anonymous) defendant, and then subpoena the internet service providers to try to obtain the defendant's identifying information.

This could be a very expensive process. I suggest that the private investigator route would be less expensive than the immediate lawsuit route.

Regardless, based upon your stated facts, you are not ready to hire a lawyer to send a cease and desist. There is some groundwork to be accomplished, first.

I realize that my answer may not be exactly what you were hoping to read. However, under the circumstances, the best that I can do is to explain what the law is and is not, so that you can avoid expending valuable resources looking for answers that do not exist, and concentrate on the options that are actually available.

I hope I've answered your question. Please let me know if you require further clarification. And, please provide a positive feedback rating for my answer (click 3, 4 or 5 stars) -- otherwise, Justanswer retains your entire payment, and I receive nothing for my efforts in your behalf. Note: If you cannot find the rating button on your webpage, please just type in your rating in a response to this note, and customer service will apply the rating for you.

Thanks again for using Justanswer!

Ask Your Own Business Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I know his name and I know he is in Baltimore. Does this change anything?
Business Lawyer: socrateaser, Attorney replied 8 months ago

You still need an address. If the name is ***** ***** that there may only be a few individuals in Baltimore who would satisfy the requirements, then a background search might produce all of the possible names, and the attorney could send a letter to each of the individuals suggesting that if they are the person posting the defamatory statements online that the cease and desist, or face legal action. That may get the person's attention sufficient to scare them off from further bad conduct.

But, if the name is, "Smith," "Jones," etc., then knowing the person's name will not help a great deal. Baltimore has a large population, and you could be dealing with 50-100 persons with the same name.

I hope I've answered your question. Please let me know if you require further clarification. And, please provide a positive feedback rating for my answer (click 3, 4 or 5 stars) -- otherwise, Justanswer retains your entire payment, and I receive nothing for my efforts in your behalf. Note: If you cannot find the rating button on your webpage, please just type in your rating in a response to this note, and customer service will apply the rating for you.

Thanks again for using Justanswer!

Ask Your Own Business Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask socrateaser Your Own Question
socrateaser
socrateaser
socrateaser, Attorney
Category: Business Law
Satisfied Customers: 39,880
39,880 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Retired

socrateaser is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

1,851 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

1,611 satisfied customers

Run my own successful business/contract law practice.

MShore Law

MShore Law

Attorney

1,233 satisfied customers

Drafted Negotiated and/or Reviewed Thousands of Commercial Agreements

RGMacEsq

RGMacEsq

Attorney

751 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

Barrister

Barrister

Attorney

646 satisfied customers

17 years practicing attorney, JD, BA, MBA

Ely

Ely

Attorney

577 satisfied customers

Counselor at Law.

J.Hazelbaker

J.Hazelbaker

Attorney

393 satisfied customers

Experienced and trained in the area of business law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Business Law Questions
Is it legal for a coop assoc to pay a contractor years ahead
Is it legal for a coop assoc to pay a contractor years ahead to buy vinyl siding and sae money before pries go up? They say the job will be done … read more
KUMI95
KUMI95
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17 satisfied customers
I own an estate sale & cleanout company in Florida which
I own an estate sale & cleanout company in Florida which sells all the items in a home and cleanouts out the property so the homeowner can sell their home. I am 100% commission and charge a flat 30-40… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,562 satisfied customers
I had the following questions regarding litigation and my
hi there! I had the following questions regarding litigation and my business:What does business litigation mean in legal terms?What is the litigation process?What does the discovery process in a lawsu… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,562 satisfied customers
I had the following questions regarding litigation and my
hi there! I had the following questions regarding litigation and my business:What does business litigation mean in legal terms?What is the litigation process?What does the discovery process in a lawsu… read more
Damien Bosco
Damien Bosco
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,482 satisfied customers
RE: Defendant Discovery - Harship Interrogation Can I ask
RE: Defendant Discovery - Harship InterrogationCan I ask the plaintiff about hardship: such as emotional issues, personal loss, family in the military, disable family, etc. etc.The plaintiff claims "e… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,552 satisfied customers
Of our Homeowners Association in Manatee County, Fl.
Hi, my name is ***** ***** i am Secretary of our Homeowners Association in Manatee County, Fl. Recently we had a situation where a "club" ceased to function, but they had about $5000 in their treasury… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
We need a lawyer to review a certain case and confirm that
We need a lawyer to review a certain case and confirm that the act is slander and libel. A certain "client" left our product a negative review on Amazon. We believe this was a competitor so wed like t… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,815 satisfied customers
I have situation in NJ: I have hired the renovation general
Hi I have situation in NJ: I have hired the renovation general contractor in NJ. And signed a contract with him for the renovation work in Oct 2017. On the contract it didn't state when the job will b… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,915 satisfied customers
My son has a site with Shopify. He took out a loan using
My son has a site with Shopify. He took out a loan using their Merchant Cash Advance. Things were ok, but Facebook changed some of their algorithms, and it was costing a lot to get sales. Shopify woul… read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
724 satisfied customers
Of Will-Burn records I received a letter of intend to
My name is***** Will-Burn records I received a letter of intend to license one of my songs, to reproduce. how do I respond to this letter … read more
Attorney Wendy
Attorney Wendy
Member
Juris Doctorate
724 satisfied customers
Tax question: Do I need to get an EIN if I have a single
Tax question: Do I need to get an EIN if I have a single member LLC and have NO employees? Even if I am not required to get one, is there any protections offered by having a separate EIN than using my… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,915 satisfied customers
Neal is 11 years old. He is an experienced skier and is in
Neal Peterson is 11 years old. He is an experienced skier and is in his fourth year as a member of a ski racing team. During the morning, on the day in question, he had competed in a race. During the … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
32,562 satisfied customers
I served paper today of a lawsuit for an accident that ia
I served paper today of a lawsuit for an accident that ia not ours. I think they are confusing our company with somebody else. The driver in question is a female and i have never hired female drivers… read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
1,315 satisfied customers
I purchased puppies from breeders who had remaining pups so
i purchased puppies from breeders who had remaining pups so they dont end up dropped somewhere or in shelters. i bring home, train , them, socialise them, and get utd on shots and wormings. then find … read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
4,106 satisfied customers
Does the “controlling shareholder” of a company who is
Does the “controlling shareholder” of a company who is “authorized to act as an agent in the name and for the account” of a company have the ability to sign for a settlement agreement in a litigation … read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
1,315 satisfied customers
Do I need to be concerned that one of my vendors shipped
Do I need to be concerned that one of my vendors shipped merchandise to me directly from their overseas manufacture that cuts/sews their merchandise; without my approval? I don't want any customs fees… read more
Asad Rahman
Asad Rahman
Attorney
J.D.
2,428 satisfied customers
Wondering what litigation means in a lawsuit? What are some
Wondering what litigation means in a lawsuit? What are some basic things I need to know?Also, are there any questions I should clarify before entering a dispute?… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
RE: Defendants discovery I am using DISC-001 to initiate my
RE: Defendants discoveryI am using DISC-001 to initiate my discovery as a Defendant. Section "16.0 Defendant's Contentions—Personal Injury" should be left blank, since I am the defendant, right?… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,851 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x