What Are The Laws For Defamation In The Dominican Republic?

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jimmythegreek

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If an Asamblea in a condominium passes a resolution to claim a property owner as 'No Grata' could this be considered an act of libel in written form?

It is making the statement about the character of an individual and to third parties in written form and intended to harm or ridicule the reputation of the individual.

"But defamatory libel can also be a criminal offence. Criminal defamatory libel is any matter published, without lawful justification or excuse that is likely to injure the reputation of any person by exposing him to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or that is designed to insult the person about whom it is published."
 
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Polar Bear

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Do you not have a solid Dominican lawyer to guide you through things like this? You've been given decent advice and recommendations for counsel on other related matters but don't seem to have resolved them satisfactorily. Why would you think that you'll find better advice here than from a law firm like Guzmán Ariza or one of the other larger firms?
 
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jimmythegreek

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Do you not have a solid Dominican lawyer to guide you through things like this? You've been given decent advice and recommendations for counsel on other related matters but don't seem to have resolved them satisfactorily. Why would you think that you'll find better advice here than from a law firm like Guzmán Ariza or one of the other larger firms?
Where have I been given decent advice for counsel here on this board?

Just because a law firm is expensive doesn't guarantee they are going to have an answer for the perverse problems that exist in the country's condominium law.
 
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Polar Bear

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There are no guarantees but Guzman has specialists in Condo law. There are many other lawyers who are very knowledgeable but good luck finding them with that attitude. You've asked a lot of questions, been told to get a good lawyer and Fabio Guzman himself took the time to answer one of your many questions. You seem to ignore the good advice you've been given. Perhaps you don't really want assistance.

Good luck, you're going to need it.

Where have I been given decent advice for counsel here on this board?

Just because a law firm is expensive doesn't guarantee they are going to have an answer for the perverse problems that exist in the country's condominium law.
 
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jimmythegreek

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There are no guarantees but Guzman has specialists in Condo law. There are many other lawyers who are very knowledgeable but good luck finding them with that attitude. You've asked a lot of questions, been told to get a good lawyer and Fabio Guzman himself took the time to answer one of your many questions. You seem to ignore the good advice you've been given. Perhaps you don't really want assistance.

Good luck, you're going to need it.
Things are a lot more complicated than you are making it out to be in your posts. The fact is finding a good lawyer in the country is not as easy as you make it out to be. Do you live in the Dominican Republic?
 
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Polar Bear

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It really isn't that complicated to an expert and they, unlike you, are (have) specialists who are expert in what you're asking for. No point in being an askhole. You know, when you keep asking for help, get it and then ignore it.

Don't use Guzman but you're a fool if you don't get a good Dominican law firm to assist you. You think it'll be expensive but not as expensive as losing your condo through your own ignorance and arrogance.

It also might be smart to quit attacking those that reach out to assist after you ask. I'm not going to offer anymore or answer your questions.

Suerte ;)

Things are a lot more complicated than you are making it out to be in your posts. The fact is finding a good lawyer in the country is not as easy as you make it out to be. Do you live in the Dominican Republic?
 
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Cdn_Gringo

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Sounds like the situation is not getting any better and may in fact be worse. I think at this point you should sell your condo and move. Not necessarily in that order.

Maybe AirBnb it to cover some of the costs of renting elsewhere. Either way, get out before you lose your mind or fall off a balcony.
 
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jimmythegreek

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It really isn't that complicated to an expert and they, unlike you, are (have) specialists who are expert in what you're asking for. No point in being an askhole. You know, when you keep asking for help, get it and then ignore it.

Don't use Guzman but you're a fool if you don't get a good Dominican law firm to assist you. You think it'll be expensive but not as expensive as losing your condo through your own ignorance and arrogance.

It also might be smart to quit attacking those that reach out to assist after you ask. I'm not going to offer anymore or answer your questions.

Suerte ;)
I can't understand what the issue is with some of the people that post on this DR1 Forum. People are not allowed to ask about a basic legal question here-What is your problem?
 
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jimmythegreek

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Sounds like the situation is not getting any better and may in fact be worse. I think at this point you should sell your condo and move. Not necessarily in that order.

Maybe AirBnb it to cover some of the costs of renting elsewhere. Either way, get out before you lose your mind or fall off a balcony.
Well the reality is that I already moved out and it is rented now. Hard to live in a place where people commit criminal acts like vandalism-criminal death threats and defamation. I can tell you as a fact that the poster berating me here on this board has no clue what they are talking about as I am living in this real-time and this system here for victims of these crimes is merciless towards them in terms of cost and justice. LOL.
 
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cavok

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What might actually constitute defamation is a little ore complicated than it appears. All you seem to be looking for right now is if being called "persona non grata" is defamation.

Guzman gives their first consultation for free. Other wouldn't charge any more than $50. Get a recommendation and go talk to one. Then you'll know.
 
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Cdn_Gringo

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Good for you Jimmy for getting out. Hopefully it is on the market for sale and you'll take the first reasonable offer so you can put all of this to bed, now being wiser and expectedly bit bit poorer.
 
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jimmythegreek

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What might actually constitute defamation is a little ore complicated than it appears. All you seem to be looking for right now is if being called "persona non grata" is defamation.

Guzman gives their first consultation for free. Other wouldn't charge any more than $50. Get a recommendation and go talk to one. Then you'll know.
Absolutely correct your post. Possibly it can't be deemed an act of defamation as is the case when one claims a person to be a thief, for example. However, I have been informed by several attorneys that a base argument can be made, if it was fully intended to harm or defame the reputation of the individual and fails the litmus test of being a fact.
 
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jimmythegreek

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Good for you Jimmy for getting out. Hopefully it is on the market for sale and you'll take the first reasonable offer so you can put all of this to bed, now being wiser and expectedly bit bit poorer.
Terrible situation. I hope no DR1ers ever have to go such a thing. My recommendation is just never buy a condo-apartment whatever. Life is too short to be caught up in this craziness here. It seems that property owners are treated no better than cattle or slaves in a lot of these apartment complexes. The damages in my own situation are very high now across the board.
 
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cavok

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Absolutely correct your post. Possibly it can't be deemed an act of defamation as is the case when one claims a person to be a thief, for example. However, I have been informed by several attorneys that a base argument can be made, if it was fully intended to harm or defame the reputation of the individual and fails the litmus test of being a fact.
The problem when you get into gray areas is that you have to carefully weigh the cost of litigation against the odds of winning your case.
 
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jimmythegreek

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The problem when you get into gray areas is that you have to carefully weigh the cost of litigation against the odds of winning your case.
Absolutely correct again. I'm thinking you are or at one time were an attorney? This goes back to that Anderson vs. Cryovac case that basically plundered Schlitchmann's law firm in the costs to litigate vs. potential reward.
 
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cavok

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Absolutely correct again. I'm thinking you are or at one were an attorney? This goes back to that Anderson vs. Cryovac case that basically plundered Schlitchmann's law firm in the costs to litigate vs. potential reward.
No, but I've dealt with so many attorneys in my life on such a wide variety of issues that I almost feel like one!:laugh:
 
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cavok

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Glad to hear you decided to move out. I know that was a bitter pill to swallow, but that association would have just continued to make your life miserable. Good decision IMO.