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Can a private investigator issue a subpena forcing email providers to turn over email?

Can a private investigator issue a subpena forcing email providers to turn over email? Topic: How to write an email to a friend about a job
June 16, 2019 / By Acer
Question: In September I was involved in a wreck where the car who was tailgating me either couldn't see around my truck or wasn't paying attention. We approached a red traffic light and I swerved onto the road shoulder knowing he couldn't stop. He hit multiple cars stopped for the traffic light and was cited with following to closely and was at fault for the accident. He doesn't have any insurance and now one of the motorists feels that I should pay since I personally knew this driver was uninsured and my decision to swerve onto the shoulder contributed to the accident. He has hired a lawyer and private investigator who me and others have refused to discuss details of the accident as ordered by police. The private investigator determined that I talked to friends via email about the accident and has threatened to issue a subpena to Yahoo, Google, microsoft, and others to turn over all communications we've had since September including emails unrelated to the accident as evidence on our character. He also claims that Android based phones have recordings of all your calls under Google's new privacy policy and claims he can obtain conversations with friends and my insurance agent along with conversations with police. Can a private investigator obtain such a warrant? He also claims he has sources with the police who can issue subpena's. If he seeks help from his police sources can he issue subpena's? From what I gather it would be hard for the police to issue a subpena (especially for all emails) since there is no evidence that there is information in these emails pertinent to the case and if he obtains all emails (even ones that have nothing to do with the accident), he could use information in these emails to try and get the judge or jury to be biased when deciding if I am liable for the accident. Can he legally subpena emails even if he has sources within the police department to help him get a subpena issued. The case involving the accident ruled the driver behind me was completely at fault for this accident. Since this person has no insurance, one of the victims is contending that I am at least partially at fault since I had reason to believe this driver would crash and know he has no insurance coverage. The victim contends that when I pulled onto the road shoulder and stopped, this resulted in this driver losing control of his vehicle since he planned to use the shoulder to pull off the road to avoid hitting any cars since he wasn't able to stop in time. I stopped on the road shoulder thinking cars in front of me would also pull off the road to avoid being hit by him and if I kept going along the road shoulder I would hit one of these cars. The traffic court ruled that by tailgating me, he was unable to see traffic around my truck and this accident wouldn't have occured if he wasn't tailgating at such a close distance. Even though I knew this driver was uninsured, there's FAHq, I swerved to avoid being rear ended. What should have I done? As soon as I started slowing down I realized he wasn't slowing down and if I didn't get out of the way he would hit me. What should have I done since I'm "an idiot" and you have the correct answer of what I should have done but failed to mention what I should have done instead of swerving to the right onto the road shoulder. Should I have just let him hit me and shove my vehicle into other cars risking my life and others in the process?
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Sophie Sophie | 5 days ago
I can't answer your question. But a few thoughts: (1) He's probably bluffing to get you to talk to him. Don't. He's working for the other side. His job is to find dirt on you. Don't give him ammunition. You have the right to remain silent, and doing so does not imply guilt of any kind. (2) Have the private investigator put what he wants in writing and have him sign the statement. (My guess is that he won't.) With that document in hand, see a lawyer about what the private investigator can do and what your rights are. (3) You write, "He also claims he has sources with the police who can issue subpena's. If he seeks help from his police sources can he issue subpena's?" This is the statement that should give you pause. He claims to have sources in the police department who can issue subpoenas, so (1) what's stopping him from using these sources, and (2) more importantly, if true, it sounds like he has someone in the police department who is willing to break some rules; otherwise, why would he have to use his special police source to get a subpoena? If he does obtain a subpoena, try to find out how it was obtained. (4) Finally, if he can obtain such subpoenas, why hasn't he already done so? If I were a private investigator and even if you spoke with me, I'd still legally gather as much information about you as possible.
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Sophie Originally Answered: How do you change your email name?
You can change how your Name appears on your Outgoing email by Adjusting the ►"FROM" field. Here's how to do it: 1. Click "Options" in the right corner of your Yahoo! Mail page - Click "Mail/More Options". 2. From the list on the Left, click "Accounts". 3. Click "Yahoo! Mail" under *Accounts 4. In the your ►"FROM"' name" field, enter your Name Exactly as you'd like it to Appear in your Outgoing messages/mail. 5. If you leave the "Reply-To" field Blank, your Yahoo! Mail address will be automatically included as the return address in your outgoing messages. If you'd like a different return address to be included, enter it in the Reply-To field 6. Click "Save Changes" to put your new settings into effect. You Have to write something in the "Name" field. If left blank, whatever was written there Before will be Restored and your changes Won't be Saved. 1. Click "Help▼" in the upper-right corner of your Yahoo! Mail Beta page and select "Options" 2. From the list on the left, click "Accounts" 3. Click "Yahoo! Mail Beta" under ♦Accounts 4. In the your 'From' name" field, enter your Name exactly as you'd like it to appear within your Outgoing messages 5. If you leave the •Reply-To field blank, your Yahoo! Mail Beta address will be automatically included as the return address in your Outgoing messages. If you'd like a different return address to be included, enter it in the •Reply-To field 6. Click "Save Changes" button to put your new settings into effect. ♦You may have to Log Out then Sign back IN for proper changes to occur. It may depend on one's computer. Best of Luck..Ð
Sophie Originally Answered: How do you change your email name?
If you don't to lose any email, I am not sure which service provider you are using, but here is what I would do. Create a new account. When regular people contact you: Then on the old account, use an Out of Office type reply stating that your new email has changed to "whatever the new address is" and that you won't be checking the old account and you suggest they use the new one. Therefore any important emails will find there way to your new account and most likely be updated in their address book. For services and important sites (big companies) that use automated emailing processes. You are going to want to keep an eye on important emails coming through, then login to those websites and change your email address to the new one so you continue receiving your emails that are important to you. For all the rest of the email that we didn't cover above, you could most likely use an Auto Forwarder to send all email from the old account and forward it to the new account, however this may see seamless to you and when you go to reply to someone your account will look different from the original (old address) they sent to. If you do all three, after some time, it will be like it never happened.

Posey Posey
You question is in violation of yahoo's terms of service and reported. You admitted that you are at fault for this accident when you used the emergency lane for non-emergency use causing the driver behind you to make an abrupt maneuver to avoid you crashing into other cars. The person who was wrongly cited for this accident should challenge the verdict using what you said in this question! You should have slowed down as you normally do and let the car behind you use the emergency lane if he/she can't stop. You are at fault and the wrong person was cited. Do us all a favor and read the Yahoo Terms of Service and most importantly, take a drivers education class so you know how to drive! Instead of wasting taxpayer money admit that you're at fault and share this question as proof that you should have received the ticket and are liable for the accident!
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Maura Maura
Private Investigators cannot "issue" Subpoenas...only the court can do that if petitioned to do so. How can you possibly be liable for a person driving another car without insurance to do so? The other motorist may "feel" he's entitled to sue but that doesn't mean he can. Call your insurance company and tell them what's going on here. Then call a lawyer and stop falling for their scare tactics.
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Maura Originally Answered: Help with applying for a job via email?
Yes, email them your resume. Write a short letter in the body of the email as your cover letter and attach your resume to the email.

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