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Former apt. manager trying to collect on bogus charges!

A:  You mention that the lease agreement began Nov. 06. Weren't you on a month-to-month as of January 07 or had you renewed a long-term lease in between? Sounds like you had. Even if MS law allows you to break your lease due to certain conditions, there's normally a very specific procedure that you have to go through to use that remedy. If there was no early termination fee mentioned in the lease and the termination procedures weren't followed, the landlord is free to charge for rent until the place is re-rented. "And under the Mississippi Landlord- Tenant law, I have to right to move out without notice if the landlord did not provide me with clean and sanitary living conditions, which she did not." Without notice? I...

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What can I do?

A:  Explain the "misunderstanding". she accused me of cleaning out my mother''s bank account because i brought her an atm receipt from my mother''s bank instead of mine. i could not find my own bank, and my card has a star logo, so i can use it pretty much anywhere. the statement had the last couple digits of my account on there, and if she had listened to me, she would have seen my mother''s account was completely different, still in the green, and han''t been accessed in days, but more specifically, there were no transactions on the day i got my atm statement, and that right there clears my name. defamation actions require proof of reputational injury and, generally, misunderstandings that can be cleared up easily will not produce the type of injury...

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Online Message Forum laws?

A:  Your question has been answered quite a bit on these forums, and minimal searching on your part should yield the answer you seek....

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Get Simple Battery dropped, have proof?

A:  so what does your attorney say about your situation? You know, the one the court appointed for you. thats why I came to this forum, my court appointed "joke" won''t even speak to me until next month. So I want to know if I have any other options such as if I were to hire a lawyer could he/she get my charges dropped or could I take the tape to the misdemeanor division and say hey this is a bunch of B.S. I''m rather ignorant in these matters because I''ve never been in trouble with the law before and was hoping to get pointed in the right direction. Also as I mentioned before, I lost my job so I am slightly broke at the moment. I just don''t see the point in hiring a lawyer if I''m going to have to wait till...

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Airline Carrier: Wrongful Termination?--Q

A:  A wrongful termination does not mean that you were fired for something you didn''t do; it means that you were fired for a reason prohibited by law. The law does not prohibit your employer from firing you because he believes you were sleeping on the job, even if he is mistaken. What does your union rep say? You may have additional rights in your CBA, even if it''s not technically a wrongful term under the law. There are different steps taken with the union.. management have already declined the first 2 steps of re-employment in the first meeting with management I was present and in the response letter from the meeting it was stated that I didnt make eye contact with management which convienced her that i was in-fact...

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I filed a verbal abuse/harassment complaint against my supervisor; she has a history of this type behavior. She is now retaliating by trying to defame my character. The matter is under investigation. Can I sue for harassment and/or defamation of character?

A:  defamation requires a false statement of fact and (sometimes) resultant damages. In addition, actionable harassment requires conduct that is severe or pervasive and that is motivated by a person''s status in a protected class (e.g., gender, religion, race). You should consult an employment attorney in order to provide a comprehensive account of your facts so that it may be determined whether you have a viable claim.Albert L. Cohn Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP Park 80 Plaza West-One Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 (201)845-9600 http://www.njlawfirm.com -- Albert Cohn...

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Can I sue for slander? Falsely accused of child abuse!

A:  Q: My question is this; Do I have solid case to sue my ex-husband and his mother for slander/libel or defamation of character? A: Take three years (if it''s quick) and $3 K (if it''s cheap) and find out....

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Is this defamation of character?

A:  In a nutshell, no; based on your description of events there is nothing actionable here. The problem is twofold: 1) from your question, it sounds as if the article did not print anything false -- you were, in fact, arrested, etc. and 2) to date you have suffered no damages. Many jurisdictions recognize "defamation per se," in which case the allegations are presumed to cause damages. Assertions that a person has committed a crime of moral turpitude is typical of something that would be considered defamation "per se." The alleged actions for which you were arrested would likely constitute a "crime of moral turpitude." However, what the paper published was not false; the defense against charges of

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Accused of sexual misconduct on company time?

A:  Yes you could loose your job if you did do it. But they need proof. If they can not find any proof you did, then you may be able to get your site director fired or disciplined. If you do get fired for no reason then you could file a law suit for unlawful termination. well, sexual misconduct and working for an amusement park, who''s customers are mostly kids, is not something you want hanging over your head. I would ask the site director to prove her accusations or face a lawsuit for defamation of character even if another job is waiting for you. Can I get your number? if you get fired without questioning then yes sue for

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pending lawsuit for defamation of charater

A:  Laymans take: defamation of character is not easy to win unless you give out free ammunition! And to discuss truth or opinions but NOT false accusations of criminal conduct, is probably OK--but for now anything you say can be perverted! You keep your lips absolutely zipped shut--except for counsel. If he goes beyond the hot air stage--time to get counsel . If he is into active recruiting and beyond hot air--time to at least get an opinion form counsel who does defence side of such suits. Get the right pro to give review. My guess is he needs a lot of money to pay a retainer for this one as his points seem very weak--unless he has a legal buddy working a shake down-     No one can stop him from filing a baseless