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Robert Gregory King

Robert King’s Answers

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  • My ex has filed false claims against me and about our daughter. This has happened several times before. Can I get relief?

    Most recently, he filed a petition for modification of support. In that petition, he does not address his financial situation except saying his income has been reduced due to no fault of his own (he stopped paying) & instead throughout the petiti...

    Robert’s Answer

    The general rule in Florida is that statements made in court or in court pleadings are not actionable as libel or slander. If he has made these statements in places other than the above, you have to prove that someone believed the statements to your detriment. The hardest element to prove in a libel or slander case is the economic value of your damages. Often the costs of pursuing such a case are more than you will be awarded by the jury.

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  • Statue of limitations on a car wreck

    What is the statute of limitations on a car wreck in Tampa\

    Robert’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers, except if the car wreck involve a death. The statute of limitations in a death case is 2 years.

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  • I have proof that my former employer is lying about me, from dates of hire/quit to job title.

    A prospective employer actually called me to tell me what my former employer told him. He was shocked and wanted me to know. I worked for a husband & wife team. She is an elder law attorney, he is a financial adviser. I worked as the office manage...

    Robert’s Answer

    Defamation cases are difficult because you have to prove that what was said was not true and that someone believed it to your detriment. In your case needing to prove, in this difficult job market, that the untrue statements were the reason that you have not been hired by an other employer. Unless that can be proven, showing damages will be a difficult hurdle. If, you can't prove damages, then it would not be economically feasible to pursue the claim. Unlike large corporations, the average person cannot afford to "sue over principle. Another problem will be finding a local attorney who does not have a conflict with bring a claim against another local lawyer.

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