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Adrianos Matthew Facchetti

Pasadena Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Do I have a winnable case for defamation of character?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Malosack Berjis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Randall Richard Sevenish
    5 lawyer answers

    Statements that are made to the police (whether true or not) are generally protected under the so-called litigation privilege Civil Code 47b. The litigation privilege protects a number of kinds of statements that are made in anticipation of, or during litigation. This is a very broad protection, which is covered by most statements made to the police. This means that, in most cases, if you attempt to sue someone based on a statement made to the police, a court would find that the statement is...

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  2. Possible liability for libel/slander and defamation for naming a painting, NY libel/slander law, copyright law

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    2 lawyer answers

    DISCLAIMER: THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE NOR DOES IT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP This is a great question! The short answer is: your son should be OK. Here's why: The general elements of defamation are: (1) intentional publication by the defendant; (2) of a statement of fact; (3) that is false; (4) defamatory; (5) unprivileged (every state has it's own defamation laws, but these are generally the requirements in most states). First of all, defamation is a...

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  3. Appeal process for parenting plan order in CA family courts

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    1 lawyer answer

    DISCLAIMER: This is not intended to constitute legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. Clerks are not permitted to give legal advice under the California Rules of Court. That includes giving specific information about filing procedures, e.g. That is why the clerk "is not being informative as she could be." What I recommend that you review some of the information on California Court of Appeal website. The following form may be helpful, depending on the specific...

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  4. Seeking a lawyer with experience municipal law litigation, suing riverside county for tort

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Gregg Stein
    2. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    3. John Roger Blanchard
    4. Gordon Ralph Levinson
    4 lawyer answers

    DISCLAIMER: THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE NOR DOES IT CREATE AN ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP Just to add to Mr. Stein's answer, one of the central issues in suing a governmental entity is the statute of limitations. Generally speaking, in California, and depending upon the claim, you would have only six months in which to bring a cause of action. Make sure you find a civil litigator. Don't delay.

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  5. Appeals process under CA civil rules, can new evidence be introduced or presented at appeal

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. John Toby Schreiber
    2. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    3. Alan Charles Dell'Ario
    3 lawyer answers

    In depends on the circumstances. But, In most cases, newly acquired information cannot be introduced on appeal. Generally, the court will only consider arguments and evidence presented at trial or at the lower court proceedings.

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  6. Defamation or Slander

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Okorie Okorocha
    2. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    3. Ken Bradley Dallara
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to state more facts. Obviously, you are free to sue anyone you choose. However, that does not mean you will win. The real question is, what are your chances of succeeding in the lawsuit? Also, you need an attorney to evaluate and identify your goals in the lawsuit. Litigation is the "Sport of Kings," one judge told me recently.

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  7. Can I be liable for libel/slander if I disclose information about an animal shelter that abuses its animals

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    2 lawyer answers

    THIS IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE NOR DOES IT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. I AM LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN CALIFORNIA ONLY. I respect your courage and dedication to this cause. You should know that your actions will likely lead to retaliation, likely in the form of a cease and desist letter, and perhaps a lawsuit. Here are some things you can do to avoid this. First, you must be certain that your statements are truthful. As you know, truth is a complete defense. Also, since...

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  8. What type of lawyer do i need to hire for a Libel suit.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    2. Constantine D. Buzunis
    3. Terry D. Aronoff
    3 lawyer answers

    Your situation is a very common one. One party in a custody proceeding will attempt to damage the reputation of the other in order to gain an advantage. In many instances, filing a lawsuit for libel or defamation would be futile because it is likely that the litigation privilege would apply and bar any action against the publisher. THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE NOR SHOULD IT BE CONSTRUED TO CREATE AN ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

  9. Can I sue an ex-boyfriend for slander?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    2. Sam Louis Levine
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on a number of factors, e.g., when was the statement made, what was the nature of the statements, etc. You would need to provide an experienced defamation attorney with more details. However, a more important question to ask is, should I file lawsuit?

  10. Libel/slander, employee posting negative material about employer on blog and website

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
    2. Oscar Michelen
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a follow-up to my last answer. As the previous attorney stated, Myspace allows any user to report an abuse of an kind. Myspace may or may not follow-up on the matter, but according to its Terms of Use (which I suggest that you read), Myspace has the sole discretion to remove material that it finds objectionable. As an example, section 8.7, states that the following is prohibited content if it, ". . . constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes...