Users' questions

Can a person get away with calling someone a liar?

Can a person get away with calling someone a liar?

The circumstance that allows you to get away with calling someone a liar is if the reader would know that you simply don’t have sufficient knowledge to know whether someone is a liar, as illustrated by another case I wrote about. Now, again, context is everything.

When can you sue someone for not calling 911?

The person who refused to call 911 when you clearly needed medical attention the first time could be liable for the damages of your cardiac arrest. Was There No Duty to Rescue? The average person walking by or a person who witnesses an accident does not always have a duty to help or rescue another person or even call 911.

When is it defamatory to call someone a liar?

( Ferlauto v. Hamsher (1999) 74 Cal.App.4th 1394, 1401.) Thus, calling someone a liar was not actionable in Rosenaur v. Scherer (2001) 88 Cal.App.4th 260, 280, where the statement was made in a heated oral exchange during a chance encounter of opponents in a political campaign.

Can a reasonable person be liable for a bad thing?

The answer is typically that you are supposed to be as careful as a reasonable, prudent person would be in your circumstances. A reasonable person can still take risks; you aren’t liable for every single bad thing that you cause — only for the ones that you caused by being unreasonably careless.”

Is it illegal to record a conversation in Texas?

However, you should be aware of phone calls being placed to states that are “two-party consent” states. At least 10 states have laws that require the consent of every party to a phone call or conversation.

Can a person prevent you from telling the truth?

No one can prevent you from telling the truth, even if that truth harms someone else. Further, the statement of an opinion generally will not constitute defamation, since it is not offered as a statement of fact.

Is it illegal to record someone else’s phone call?

Recording someone else’s phone call, in most cases, is going to fall within the state and federal prohibitions against wiretapping. You should not record a conversation you are not a part of without first consulting with an attorney about the legality of what you are planning to do.

Can you be charged with a crime for not reporting a crime?

You could be charged with a crime for knowing about a crime and not saying anything. Many people are unaware of their legal obligation when it comes to reporting criminal activity. Some don’t want to get involved for fear of becoming a victim themselves.