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Scott E. Chapman

Las Vegas Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Someone woman took pictures of my minor children and is now using them on her website for her business.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Inna J Efimchik
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    If the site is hosted in the United States, you should first send her a DMCA take down letter and maybe that will end it. When it comes to minors, and adults for that matter, when companies use photos of their customers for marketing they must have explicit permission. Otherwise they are exposed to liability. Because the photos are of minors, there are even more stringent controls over this. I would recommend sending a letter to the gym to take the photos down. First, though, make sure...

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  2. I want to sue a internet company for privacy breach stated in their contract

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to say that because they are not a medical provider, they are not bound by the medical privacy laws to which a nurse or doctor would be bound. As a result, you invited them into your home for work on the Internet, as long as they are telling the truth and not defaming you, such actions are not illegal. Now, I would report them to their employer and explain how unprofessional and how much trouble they have caused you. That is really your only option. Good Luck!!

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  3. Is posting a picture on a forum using FB link copyright infringement?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    There is a difference between linking a photo and copying it and republishing it. Linking to it is not a problem. If you copied it and republished it, even though her settings on FB are 'public', there is still an owner to the photo. It may not even be the FB page owner. However, prior to any action for copyright infringement the owner would need to request you take it down. This is often referred to as a DMCA take down notice. Once that request is made, if you refuse to take it down,...

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  4. How can I publish information of wrong doing by someone without getting nailed with a lawsuit?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Jacob Adam Regar
    3 lawyer answers

    You can publish this information in various ways that you likely know of: word of mouth, newspaper, magazines, the Internet. The most common these days and the one that provides you some protection is the Internet. Free Speech is not dead. False Speech is wrong and can cause you liability. When ever you are making claims about someone's business practices and you are false, you have committed 'libel per se' if published and 'slander per se' if spoken. These are very dangerous because the...

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  5. We owe California State tax and cannot afford to pay? We now live in Las Vegas, NV. Can California put a lein on our assets?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. M. Robert Perez III
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, they can pursue you in NV. I would contact a local estate planning attorney in Las Vegas to see how to deal with asset protection. As well, you might want to contact the Board and negtiate a payment plan. That will usually get them off your back.

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  6. Unconscionable: effective arguments in Landlord Tenant dispute?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Matthew T. Cecil
    3. Brian Coleman Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

    All of the things you have listed are breaches of the lease, including your failure to pay rent. If you have gone past 10 days? You did not say. However, when a landlord breaches a lease, you still have to pay rent if you want to live there. You can go to court and request the court order the fix; you can leave the property and claim that the landlord would not fix the property; you can make requests that these items be fixed. However, the landlord can withhold new keys if rent is not paid. The...

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  7. Just received a notice of breach and default what is my next step?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2 lawyer answers

    You can review the Forclosure Mediation Rules in Nevada at the link provided. However, if the bank was held in bad faith and you did nothing after that (wherein you had 5 or 10 days to file a document with the court), the matter is reassigned to the mediation foreclosure program, if you elect to in the default packet. So, now that you have gotten your default, fill out the packet and pay the required fee, while electing to go back to mediation and you will. You will buy yourself much more...

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  8. Can the tenant sue me even if I had sold my share of the business 2 years ago?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    I believe you mean the Landlord...but that's an understandable confusion. You need to hire a lawyer immediately. If your name is on that lease, you will in all liklihood be liable. However, you do have some recourse, most specifically against your cousin, if your lawyer was good enough to include 'imdemnification' language when he took it over. Unfortunately this will costs money. If you do nothing or try to handle this yourself, it is more than likely that you are looking at a very large...

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  9. Does this constitute stalking?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Maurice N Ross
    3 lawyer answers

    It is not considered stalking, though you may have a remedy. You do have an expectation of privacy inside your home. If your neighbor has cameras all around their house, you may be out of luck, though, because they have a stronger argument for security. However, if this is the only camera they have, I would seek an immediate TRO and get a hearing before a judge. It is more than likely that it will be taken down, depending on your jurisdiction. You will need to consult an attorney as soon...

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  10. Can you sue a social media site for not giving you an invitation increase?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edgar Pollard
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    5. Maurice N Ross
    5 lawyer answers

    Look at their Terms of Service. Therein lies your answer. It is not anything for which you would have a claim, unless other facts dictate.

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