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Legal isues

  1. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 5 years ago

    while looking or it I just found out that we do not have a legal issues section.

      Would this be the closest thing that we have for one?

       If so I'd like to discuss defamation of character and invasion of privacy while hiding behind or under the internet.

       And what can be done about it?
       i don't know how to do it.
       but I see what it looks like from the receiving end of it..

        And then again I may be just crying sour grapes just cause I don't like it.

    1. Charles James profile image86
      Charles Jamesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The problem is that most "legal" issues turn out to be politics. Whether the law does something or doesn't do someting is relatively non political, but "there ought to be a law against it" is political.

      1. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        One more post and we can let this die  didn't want to ignore You.

           That is kinda how I was thinking and eeling.

    2. recommend1 profile image71
      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Who has been  upsetting you now Jerami ????

      Name and shame here and we will pull their wings off and anti-defame them for you !!  or was it me big_smile

      1. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I wasn't ignoring …    I just saw this had some reply’s. 

          I guess I was just flapping my wings.    But here is the thing. 

          I have been doing business around this area for the past 26 years.

          I "used" to be a member with the Better Business Bureau with an excellent score.  Have had One complaint in all of those 26 years, and it was frivolous!
        I found out the other day that I now have an “F” rating.  Only explination for the score that is posted is one complaint three years ago.
        If you want to click onto a link they will explain how they score a business.
        They explanation of how they score a company other than the number of complaints.
        If a contractor is in a profession that doesn't require a state license to operate, that automatically gets negative points taken off their score.                                                                                                                        If the BBB doesn't have information about a number of things, points are taken away for those things that the BBB does not know.   Most of these things that “IF” they do not know; they know about me because I used to be a member in good standing.
        The only thing I can think of as to why I received such a bad score is that I no longer pay membership dues and I had one complaint and NO government actions.  That is it.

            And silly  ME   I have been expecting business to pick up.   I should mention also, on that front page where the score is, is a list of contractor that are members and the BBB recommends them (instead)
        It seems to me that they are getting the benefits of my advertising money that I can hardly afford because I’m not getting the work ($$$$)
           Not only that...   You do not even have to be inquiring from the BBB to see this report.                        Just do a typical Google search of my name and town and    Right in your face BBB report,  Their opinion of the quality of my business  "F" and list of recomnded contractors (No ME)

           That wouldn't hurt a big business so much, but Mr handyman, the individual that actually is the one coming to your house to paint it or lay hardwood floors, sheetrock repairs, etc,  Who most of their customers are fixing it up to sell.  And move away ...    And  with the economy such as it is.   
        It is going to hurt him,  I mean ME,  and it has been!
          And there should be some recourse.
        But I'm sure it wouldn't be worth all the trouble.
        Many religious people might say that God has been punishing me for all the BAD things I’ve been saying here in the religious section.
        But maybe the devil is going it because I’m telling the truth.
        And maybe sometimes bad things happen to good people for no reason?
        And maybe this should have been a short Hub instead of a thread post that is wayyyy  toooo long.

      2. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I should have posted this first  sorry
        No It's not you.
        no one on HP ever gets under my skin.

          Sometimes it May seem that one or two wants to scratch at a sore, but that is OK.    It was probably itching anyway.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    A forum devoted to giving legal advice, which is, well, pretty much not legal unless you are a lawyer and unprofessional if you are?

    1. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yea I know  as I said  I felt like screaming  "sour grapes" where I shouldn't have.

      Edit   we should just let this one die.

         I'm over my fit now.

    2. 60
      lauriegallagherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, I am a lawyer but writing legal "news" is not the same as giving legal advice.  I could write postings about new laws that have been passed in local, state or federal venues to bring them to public attention, as opposed to advising on how to avoiding breaking them.  And of course there are always national legal stories of interest...

  3. Charles James profile image86
    Charles Jamesposted 5 years ago

    You may be able to threaten the organisation or its Internet Provider with a defamation action and at least obtain the item being taken down or a "right of reply".

    1. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Charles  thnks for your concern.
      You may be right, but at 62 years of age, being too decrepid to continue doing this kind of work now,  I feel that I've been cheated out of my last few years of wage earning potential.

      I feel that you are correct. That is about all that I can do except get angry about it and get a job as a door greeter at Wall Mart.   

        I was just blowing off steam the other day and starting to do it some more.  Made me feel a little bit better ... 
        If the economy would get better I'll survive doing what I've been doing.

        Maybe it's time for me to start a new and better life anyway?
        Maybe I've outgrown that old one?

      1. Charles James profile image86
        Charles Jamesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        At 59 I am just starting my third career -go for it!