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Threats of Frivolous Lawsuits Over Social Media

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#1
I have someone threatening to harass people with frivolous lawsuits in an online server I'm in and I was wondering if there's any reason to worry, or if they're just spouting hot air. There's no real names, everyone goes by a username and there's no specific locations mentioned.

I'm assuming there's not much to worry about since there's so little information, but would like to know if there's any truth to their claims that they can ruin someone's life with subpoenas and frivolous lawsuits, and know if there's anything to do to counteract such claims. They have posted publicly about these frivolous claims, so I wonder if it would be good to compile screenshots of their threatening posts in case they do manage to track someone down
 


quincy

Senior Member
#2
I have someone threatening to harass people with frivolous lawsuits in an online server I'm in and I was wondering if there's any reason to worry, or if they're just spouting hot air. There's no real names, everyone goes by a username and there's no specific locations mentioned.

I'm assuming there's not much to worry about since there's so little information, but would like to know if there's any truth to their claims that they can ruin someone's life with subpoenas and frivolous lawsuits, and know if there's anything to do to counteract such claims. They have posted publicly about these frivolous claims, so I wonder if it would be good to compile screenshots of their threatening posts in case they do manage to track someone down
Are you in the US? If so, in what state do you reside? If not, in what country do you reside?

Anyone can threaten to sue. Anyone can sue. Unless you are actually served with a summons and complaint, however, I wouldn't worry - especially if you have done nothing to warrant a lawsuit.
 
#3
I live in Canada. I'm sure I've done nothing to warrant a lawsuit, I'm just curious if the frivolous claims would be easy to dismiss or if they'd have the intended effect of jamming the person up if they were actually served
 

quincy

Senior Member
#4
I live in Canada. I'm sure I've done nothing to warrant a lawsuit, I'm just curious if the frivolous claims would be easy to dismiss or if they'd have the intended effect of jamming the person up if they were actually served
FreeAdvice is a site that dispenses US legal information and advice.

The laws in the US differ from the laws in Canada in many significant ways.

For assistance with any legal issues, you will need to seek out a legal professional in your area.

Based on what you have described, I think the odds of the character suing anyone are probably pretty slim.
 
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