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Steven R Freeman

Steven Freeman’s Answers

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  • What is considered defamation privelge also what to do if property manager and owners lie to protect the drug activity on the pr

    property owners and managers blatantly lie and defame me to try and cover up the drug activity on their property they are now suing me for defamation and the property manager is a felon and past drug addict and distritbutor of drugs, the property...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are many different types of privilege in Defamation cases. Some are absolute and some are conditional. This discussion should be had in person. It is impossible to talk about all of the privileges that might apply to your case in a brief email. If you wish to speak to me, please call me at 410-321-8400. It would be helpful if you would fax the Complaint filed against you to 410-321-8407 prior to our discussion.
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  • Can my boyfriend sue a company after or before getting his arrest expunged?

    He was wrongfully accused of theft at his place of business.

    Steven’s Answer

    The direct answer is yes, as long as he did not agree to waive his right to sue in order to expunge his record earlier that otherwise possible. If he received a PBJ disposition he may have signed a form waiving his right to sue in order that he be allowed to expunge right away. An important question to ask is whether he should wait to expunge until after the suit. He doesn't want to make evidence he will need unavailable.

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  • How do I introduce photos and documents into evidence?

    I have to represent myself at trial and wish to Prove that unconfined dogs are common to our agricultural community and further that this is private property with private roads, (ie .easements). i can only prove this with photos and documents.

    Steven’s Answer

    In order to sucessfully move pictures into evidence they must be relevant and you must authenticate them. To authenticate a photograph, you must have a witness on the stand who can testify that each picture portrays what it proports to portray, ie. that it fairly depicts the subject matter when the picture was taken. The witness need not be the person who took the picture, but may be that person. The witness should be able to identify the location depicted and the timeframe during which the picture was taken. Once authenticated and deemed relevant the picture should come into evidence unless it depicts something that is in admissible, prejudicial or is misleading because of angle, lighting or some other issue which makes it an unfair or inaccurate.

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  • What exactly does "settlement without admitting liability" mean?

    For the sued, coming to such a settlement does it mean the end of the issue? Can such a record be used against the sued in a class action suit at a later date? Can the terms of such previous settlement/s, be revealed in such a suit?

    Steven’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    Most settlements are agreed upon compromises in which the parties agree to end the litigation or claim without admitting fault. Settlement agreements can be confidential and should be worded in such a way as to make clear all rights being settled or waived. Usually they dispose of all rights to sue over the same subject matter in the future. An experienced attorney should draft or review the agreement and advise you about the consequences of the language used in the agreement.

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  • I was stabbed in my eye in 2008 but never went about suing the guy that did it....can i still sue this person now.

    he stabbed me with a pocket knife that was found by police when they arrived on the scene and arrested him, i lost alot of vision in my eye and was really lucky to still have it, i got stitches in my eyeball which the hospital put the wrong stitch...

    Steven’s Answer

    Maryland has a 3 year Statute of Limitations. Unless you were a minor (under 18 years old) at the time of occurrence any action would be barred.

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  • I am on probation with 5 year back up time. I was issued a vop warrant. Can my lawyer have the warrant lifted

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    Steven’s Answer

    Maybe. It will depend on whether the Judge who issued the warrant is inclined to quash the warrant and allow you to remain free until the VOP hearing. You attorney should file a motion requesting the Court to do so.

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