Joshua M King’s Answers

Joshua M King

Seattle Communications / Media Law Attorney.

  1. Civil court

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
    1 lawyer answer

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Josh King and I am the General Counsel for Avvo. Because we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not an OR lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area (see link for list below). Your questions are very broad in nature, and would require...

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  2. How are so many cases won with the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua M King
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    It's not a question of a site like RipOffReport not having control; of course they have control. Rather, it's a matter of CDA 230 giving forum sites immunity from liability unless they have created the content. In fact, one of the judgments that went into the enactment of CDA 230 was that it would encourage comment and content moderation by freeing site owners from worrying that, by moderating, they would be taking on legal duties not present if they simply made their sites a free-for-all.

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  3. Is the use of my business name to make more money illegal?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Laura Christine Hess
    4. Eliza I Stefaniw
    5. Antonio Rosas Sarabia II
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    It's not illegal to buy keywords that include a competitor's name, as long as the campaign isn't designed to confuse consumers. This issue has been litigated many times, but a decision from earlier this year in the 9th Circuit (which includes California) largely laid it to rest. You can read more detail at the link below.

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  4. Bought a guard dog, german sheppard for $3500.00 but she doesn't guard!

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
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    Keep following up with the calls to get the papers; sometimes it just takes a lot of persistance (but make sure you are entitled to papers; there should be a purchase agreement or other document re expectations). Ultimately, you could choose to file a small claims case. It's easy to do, although you will likely have to file in the county where the kennal is located.

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  5. Restraining order

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
    2. Stephanie Maria Caballero
    2 lawyer answers

    Thanks for using Avvo. I am Josh King and I am the General Counsel for Avvo. Because we are receiving so many questions right now, it may take longer for some of our loyal Avvo lawyers to get back to you. In the meantime, I wanted to offer some preliminary help. Please keep in mind that I am not a family lawyer, and to get a definitive answer on this you should consult a top Avvo-rated lawyer in your area. Most restraining orders are issued in advance of a temporary or permanent...

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  6. Being Defamed on a website forum.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
    2. Lawrence G. Walters
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
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    Be careful about suing the website operator. Even many attorneys are unaware that websites that provide a forum for third party comments are, except in exceptional cases, immune from defamation liability under 47 USC section 230.

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  7. Domestic servant

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
    2. Bruce Givner
    3. Okorie Okorocha
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    Whether you pay in cash or some other means is immaterial; if you employ someone there are a host of things you need to do with the IRS and state tax/employment authorities. Keep in mind that this doesn't apply if you are hiring a maid service or other independent contractor to do the work. In either event, the expense might be deductible as a business expense, but you'll need very good documentation that it is directly related to your home business. The IRS has very specific rules...

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  8. Employment

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
    2. Alicia Irene Dearn
    2 lawyer answers

    If you really feel you are being harassed (which means a hostile workplace with respect to your gender, or sexual harassment), talk to a lawyer. Just not getting assignments is not harassment, however. Your best bet is likely to find another job as quickly as possible. See the link below for employment lawyers in Long Beach.

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  9. How do I get paid from a dead beat employer who will not pay.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Alicia Irene Dearn
    2. Joshua M King
    3. Eli Mayer Kantor
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    Be persistant - the squeaky wheel is often first to get paid in a tight situation like this. And don't hesitate to take them to small claims court; it's easy to do so and you won't need an attorney.

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  10. FIRED WHILE OUT SICK

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Joshua M King
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    You'll want to talk to an employment lawyer - this could potentially be an Americans with Disabilities Act claim, although it might be a stretch and there are certain limitations on the size of business to which the Act is applicable (and obvious factual questions about whether this is a disability, whether your employer knew of it, whether reasonable accommodations were offered, etc.) Note that the co-worker issue is inconsiderate but irrelevant to any claim. See the link below for local...

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