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What is the law in about harassing a terminally ill person?

People are calling and showing up making threats and demands of a terminally ill wheelchair bound woman at all hours of the day and night.

Answer By George H. Shers

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Who are they and during what hours. Creditors are limited by consumer protection laws as to what they can do. Anyone who calls before 8 am and after 10 pm is probably harassing her. They should be told to stop or they will be sued.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/26/2016


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The terminally status of the woman entitles her to compassion. But it unfortunately does not, in most places, give her special rights. She can tell the visitors that she does not want to see them. If they continue to trouble her, she could seek an anti-harassment injunction, but why should she spend her last days in that kind of ugly tangle? If she has responsible friends or family, they might tell the unwelcome visitors to stay away.

Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 4/26/2016

Lawrence Lewis
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Does she owe them money? They will keep harassing her. Are you offended? Then pay her debt.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
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Harassment by whom? There could be a suit filed for intentional infliction of mental distress. You could also file a police report for disturbing the peace.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/26/2016

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