Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation action, such as libel and slander.
This might be a tactic this particular business uses in an attempt to intimidate individuals who have posted honest, truthful, yet negative reviews. If true, this is a shameful business practice. Consider reporting the business' actions to your local Better Business Bureau office or even your local newspaper or television station.
If you suspect fraud (and it sounds like you do) you should report the activity to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation Special Investigations department at the following link: http://www.ohiobwc.com/bwccommon/forms/Fraud/
The terms of her automobile insurance policy will dictate the insurance company's responsibility to her to defend against possible lawsuits. Without seeing the policy it is impossible to conclusively answer your question, but generally, the policy will provide an attorney for her.
Whenever you are in an automobile collision, no matter how minor, it is important that you (1) get the other party's information, and (2) file a police report.
Without 1 & 2, you are likely going to have to pay your deductible in order to get your insurance company to provide you with funds to repair your car.
The Ohio Revised Code provides that a tenant may raise ANY defense to an eviction action at trial. Thus, testimony that rent is not in arrears would be a valid defense.
Furthermore, prior to commencing an eviction action in municipal court, the landlord must VALIDLY serve the 3-day notice by either (a) certified mail, (b) personal service, or (c) residential service. Sending a text message is not a valid method of service, and thus any eviction action the landlord would file after the...
I suggest you consult with a local attorney who is well-versed in real estate and consumer protection law. Under the Consumer Sales Practices Act, a supplier who engages in a commercial transaction with a consumer must not commit an unfair, deceptive, misleading, or unconscionable act in connection with that transaction. An attorney may help you reach a resolution whereby the contractor would pay for the removal and re-installation, should that be what your neighbor desires.
The key is to hire a personal injury attorney to negotiate with your insurance company regarding the uninsured motorist claim. An attorney will help maximize your recovery, as your insurance company is going to do what is in their best interest - not yours. The attorney can also take the step of filing a lawsuit against your carrier should you believe their offer of settlement, if any, does not properly compensate you for your physical and mental suffering.
No. Judges (and prosecutors) have a code of ethics they must abide by. While their prior job might color their thinking, knowingly or unknowingly, they must follow prior case law and the Ohio Revised Code. If a judge doesn't, you can appeal a trial court decision.
If you are facing criminal charges, retain a competent criminal defense attorney. Don't go it alone.
By definition, slander is verbal defamation, whereas libel is written defamation. Will someone be able to successfully bring a libel claim against you? Truth is an absolute defense to defamation, so if the comments you made were true, you have nothing to worry about.
Furthermore, defamation is a civil, not criminal action, so someone can't "file charges" in a civil action.
Finally, a statement can be defamatory only if it is published to a third person. Here, you said rude things...