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Scott E. Chapman

Las Vegas Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Accused of cyber-bullying.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer will be in your IP Address history and that of the email account provider. If they are able to match up your IP with the email account, you have some explaining to do, unless someone hacked your computer and used it as a proxy. So, getting those records would exonerate you, as well. For now, if you are not opposed to leaving this woman alone, then there is no reason you care about the order, other than for the records you will have a TRO & RO against you. That is the reason to...

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  2. Can another person post my email address and IP address without permission on Facebook?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    This is a common practice among aggressive blogger/hacker types. It is not illegal for them to post your email or IP address. You provided it to them when you posted on their blog. It is against Facebook Policy for Facebook owners to post PII (Personally Identifiable Information) about others without their permission. Thus, you can lodge a complaint with Facebook and they will likely require this person to take it down or suspend their account. (See link below).

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  3. Attorney will not remove information from the internet

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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

    Yes. You likely have a basis for two things: a bar complaint & a breach of privacy lawsuit. The 1st will be your best route. The 2nd will cost you money and there is likely no damage to you, so it would be fruitless. You need to contact the state bar for more information or hire a local attorney.

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  4. My Nevada HOA has fined me $100 per seven days for my tenant purchasing a new used car with temporary dealer issued permit.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon Hultner Green
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    3. Lawrence W. Freiman
    3 lawyer answers

    Sharon gave you a really good strategy. If you want to take another route by disputing it with the HOA and them just paying it if they say so, and if they really state that "the HOA claims a temporary DMV authorized car dealer in Las Vegas is not valid within the HOA property because the bylaws say each car must have a license plate and current tags", well that statement is your strongest argument. A temp DMV tag or car dealer tag is a "license plate and current tags" from a legal perspective....

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  5. Hearing on Tenants Answer to notice to Pay

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew T. Cecil
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are referring to a commercial lease. If so, it will depend on the terms of the lease. If there are real mistakes, you will not be evicted. The Court will give you time to pay, but it will not be long. Maybe 10 days, depending on the lease. Unless, if the Landlord waiting over years to invoice you and now there is a huge bill. The court could allow this to be paid over 12 months. Most importantly, if you are a business, you must be represented by an attorney....

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  6. NRS 118A.230 Rental agreements: Unconscionability

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    1 lawyer answer

    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....

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  7. Owner hires property manager without notifying tenant

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2 lawyer answers

    If I am understanding you correctly you are objecting to the use of a property manager even though the landlord that signed the lease is the owner and you want to get rid of the property manager. If that is a correct assumption, it is not a material breach of a lease. In fact, I would not consider it even a breach of the lease in any way. An owner/landlord can appoint an agent to manage the property for them. Now, this new agent is bound by the same terms of the lease that is the owner. So,...

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  8. Mutual Release with ex busniess partner. Seriously violating what I thought was an agreement not to slander / Libel / or defame

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher R. Lassen
    2. Terrence Marc Rubino
    3. Scott E. Chapman
    3 lawyer answers

    YES, you start with a cease and desist. Then if that does not occur, you need to make sure you have the evidence and can sue to enforce the agreement. Your agreement may or may not address damages. If it does not, then tort values will likely be assigned depending on how you are damaged. If you are not damaged at all, it is a worthless venture.

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  9. Can i post negative comments on internet about former employer and still file a law suit?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Scott E. Chapman
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    Consult an employment attorney in your area. It appears you have a very good case. As an experienced trial attorney, I often use social medial to discredit witnesses and parties demonstrating that they are just disgruntled, that they are not telling the truth, or for various other reasons. It is never wise to give the opposing side an opportunity to make you look like someone of low character, if you plan on filing a lawsuit. The jury looks at more than the facts, they also use their common...

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  10. Is it illegal for someone else to post pictures of my child online?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Scott E. Chapman
    2 lawyer answers

    You should first send her a DMCA take down letter if you own the photo. If she took it, she owns it. However, especially when it comes to minors, and adults for that matter, when persons use photos online or publication they still need explicit permission. Otherwise they can be 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 Facebook to take the photos down, given their Terms of Service....

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