Sorry to hear about this problem. I think you will find it will cost you significantly more than $150 to sue a person in a foreign country. Even if you win, how are you going to collect?
Perhaps a letter to eBay customer service would help. They could reverse their finding and ask the person to pay. They may wish to keep their standing with eBay.
You should absolutely consult with an attorney. This big transfer will draw investigation from banking regulators and probably Homeland Security. I would make sure all your ducks are in a row before this transfer is made.
I often say as cocktail chatter that there is no gravity on the Internet, what goes up does not come down.
That having been said, I have worked for dozens of clients to get information removed or search engine de-listed. I would say the success rate for these kinds of actions among Internet attorneys is around 70% and that the cost is from $1,000 to $1,500. It all depends on the circumstances.
If you know who the poster is, another avenue many clients take is to have a lawyer write a...
Depending on how your site works, you could be creating liability for yourself if it is considered a game of chance, or gambling, but less likely if it is a game of skill. By designing your contest properly, and again contests are subject to State law, it can be made legal. You need to discuss these issues with an attorney as you design your site.
There is much you need to know as you begin your new business. I suggest you do not attempt to write your own legal policies. This is not...
This is a maybe yes, maybe no answer. To be valid, a contract needs to show "manifestation" of intent.
If you have an email trail that talks about the terms and conditions of your contract, and the other party says "I agree" most courts would call that an electronic signature.
However, many more facts are needed to determine your exact situation. You are going to need to speak with an attorney.
Most lawyers on Avvo, including myself, offer a free phone consultation....
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Your question raises many issues. If your mother truely wishes to sue you, and if the youtube was put up over 2 years ago, she may be beyond the statute of limitations for any damages.
Further, your mother will need to prove damages to win anything. To prove mental distress she would probably need to show her years of therapy and the cost.
Further, once she finds out how much it is going to cost to sue you (thousands) she may not want to bother.
Finally, come on man, it is your...
I understand your anger and frustration over the situation. However, outing them on the Internet could have unintended consequences to yourself which could cost you money and aggrevation.
I suggest that you may wish to speak to a family law (divorce) attorney in your area. That lawyer can counsel you about your options (including non-legal ones.) Find a family law lawyer on this site and call them for counsel. Most lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.
This is America where freedom of speach is a protected right. In this case, yes, you may publish the correspondence you have received.
However, be careful in your comments about the correspondence or the company who said it. You don't want to create a defamation situation against yourself.