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Andrew Mark Jaffe
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  • How can I sue Facebook for taking my money for promotional ads and then shutting down my page before performing the service?

    I have a page with 36,400 followers that I use to share my blogs. People started maliciously reporting posts for "pornography," "sexual violence," and other things, knowing that there was nothing wrong with the posts, but if they did it enough the...

    Andrew’s Answer

    From the facts it sounds as if Facebook (FB) has done you wrong. While I believe these facts put the law on your side, getting justice will be an arduous process.

    Your first step is to work through FB customer service to get some more facts. Unfortunately, FB customer service is notorious for just responding with pre-written answers which don't address your specific problem. Getting them to address your issues can be a nightmare.

    If that is the response you are getting you can try having a lawyer write them on their legal stationary. This often gets a correct answer from the right person and a dialog can be started.

    Unfortunately, while you have the right to sue FB, the case would need to be heard in San Mateo, CA -- and it will cost you thousands of dollars just to get the ball rolling.

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Can I sue an online company for compensation even though it was obviously a scam?

    doing online applications all summer looking for a second job and in July I got an email from a company by the name of TopFulfill.com The email stated they got my application did a background check and I qualified for the position. Looked on the w...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Unfortunately, suing them will be expensive with little chance of recouping your money.

    You might want to contact the FTC at ftc.gov or your state's office of the attorney general. The state office may even be a big help.

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  • What kind of lawyer do I need?

    My paypal account has been suspended for 6 months. I don't think I did anything wrong. What kind of lawyer can help me get it restored?

    Andrew’s Answer

    You should start by working through Pay-Pal's customer service department. Unfortunately, working through Pay-Pal's customer service department is always a nightmare. Most questions are answered with a pre-written answer that doesn't address your particular issues.

    If you cannot get any satisfaction, you will want a lawyer to write them on legal stationary. That will usually at least get a real answer. The lawyer can then try to negotiate a solution for you.

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • I'm in need of legal advice regarding a residential general contracting situation in which I've found myself.

    I'd like to speak with a lawyer familiar with construction law. thank you!

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose a construction lawyer from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • What is the best LEGAL way to keep my personal information out of the public's reach?

    Hi! Although I am not really trying to hide from any legal entity, I am trying to hide from the general public. I am a female, voice-over actor, and I'm finding that a lot of my info is publicly available (ie, www.spokeo.com, friendfinder.com etc...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree that your best course of action would be to set up an LLC. Your professional contacts would then be with the LLC at their location, and will leave you and your family out of the picture for safety's sake.

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  • Can I get into trouble for trolling on Omegle.com?

    Asked this yesterday & haven't received a reply. Maybe I asked it wrong or sent it to the wrong category. Last week I was participating in a 4chan "raid" on Omegle, where we were trying to bait pervs into going to fbi.gov. To do this, we'd p...

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    I cannot see where you created any legal liability for yourself. However, having looked at this site, I suspect there are many members you would not want to have looking for you.

    I think you made a wise decision to stop using the site. I wouldn't go looking for trouble by playing this game anywhere else either.

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  • Cyber-stalkers used my name to draw traffic from my YouTube channel to their defamation page costing me subscribers and views

    Massive cyber-stalking campaign that has grow into a 24/7 harassment online created several websites with thousands of pages of forum threads saying all kinds of crazy stuff, posting the addresses of family and loved ones along with their contact ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    "In addition to mailing death threats and planning to attack me" -- Take this information to the police and file a police report. The authorities will take a credible threat of bodily harm seriously, and they will try and find the perpetrators.

    However, you may still want your own lawyer to coordinate these actions. You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • What type of legal licenses/red tape and etc is needed to start a crowdfunding/micro lending site?

    I am an entrepreneur looking to start a microlending/crowd funding site. Just looking for some pointers.

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will have many questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.

    I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link here for your convenience: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/legal-steps-to-opening-a-new-e-commerce-website-app-or-blog

    You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • Who is responsible for outcome of an email error?

    We are a design agency who provides web services. Our websites (and emails) are hosted by DreamHost of CA whose servers recently went down for a good week. Our clients were calling complaining of not having service or not getting all emails. One o...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with your client that they are not responsible.

    Now, it will come down to whether this mistake was caused by the host or the agency. Either way, that is going to be expensive to prove.

    You may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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  • How can I make a Cease and Desist Letter to a group of people?

    Hi. I just found out my family's name is being used in a comedy show without our consent. The entire play focuses on my family name being portrayed as money-loving, materialistic, hedonistic, and arrogant who bullies and looks down on everyone els...

    Andrew’s Answer

    You will want to discuss your situation with a lawyer in more detail. Use the "Find a Lawyer" tab on this site and choose someone from your locale. Many lawyers on Avvo offer a free phone consultation.

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