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Brett Ashley Emison

Lexington Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney.

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  1. Is this slander

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Brett Ashley Emison
    1 lawyer answer

    In most states, slander is defined as a false statement that damages or prejudices another in his or her reputation, community standing, office, trade, business, or means of livelihood. The essential elements of slander are: (1) a false and defamatory statement concerning another; (2) an unprivileged communication to a third party, (3) fault amount at least to negligence on the part of the publisher or speaker of the false statement, and (4) either actionability of the statement...

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  2. Totoya Lawsuit

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Brett Ashley Emison
    2 lawyer answers

    In addition to seeking legal help, you should report the defect you experienced to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI) to make sure that federal safety experts know about your defect claim. You can report the defect online at: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm. You may also wish to inform other safety experts, such as Sean Kane at Safety Research and Strategies (http://www.safetyresearch.net). Good luck in pursuing...

  3. Should I sue for slander?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Brett Ashley Emison
    1 lawyer answer

    In most states, slander is defined as a false statement that damages or prejudices another in his or her reputation, community standing, office, trade, business, or means of livelihood. The essential elements of slander are: (1) a false and defamatory statement concerning another; (2) an unprivileged communication to a third party, (3) fault amount at least to negligence on the part of the publisher or speaker of the false statement, and (4) either actionability of the statement...

  4. School causes child injury

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Parker Price Polan
    2. Brett Ashley Emison
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    You should speak with an attorney in your area about your child's claim. The attorney you speak with should be familiar with injury claims and claims against schools or other governmental agencies. There may be special rules when making a claim against a governmental agency, like a school district. For example, there may be administrative requirements and/or full or partial governmental immunity.

  5. Is a driver responsible for running over a person?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. E. Alexandra Golden
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Brett Ashley Emison
    4. Donald Curtis Kudler
    4 lawyer answers

    First of all, I am terribly sorry to hear about your mother's injuries. It is truly a helpless feeling to be injured by someone else due to no fault of your own. There is an important difference between a finding of fault and collecting damages. If the Humvee driver negligently backed over your mother with his vehicle, he should be held accountable and it is very likely a jury would find him at fault for causing your mother's injuries and award her damage, which the defendant driver would...

  6. Auto accident settlement with death involved

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Alan Steinberg
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Bryan David Caulfield
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. Brett Ashley Emison
    5 lawyer answers

    First, I am terribly sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your daughter's best friend and the tremendous emotional impact this must have had on her. I agree with the previous responses in suggesting you hire an attorney. A reputable attorney will represent you at a reasonable hourly rate on the property damage claim or at a contingent rate. If engaging for a contingent fee (meaning the lawyer is paid no money up front and is then paid a portion of the recovery), I would negotiate a...