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Yes, I understand what you are saying, however I did place the orders and the money was used to pay those same vendors needed for our operation. The vendor put us on a cash in advance status in one case which caused the delay. In the other two cases we were sued and were making payments to refund there money but fell behind in the payments. Calling me a lying and saying what kind of person would do this is not a fact. The are defaming me. The work was delayed. Everything was explained to them. Is the media responsible for any damages.
Definition of libel 2: use of print or pictures to harm someone's reputation. Until 1964, a person could prove that they had been libeled simply by showing that the statements in question were incorrect. In 1964, the Supreme Court decided that public officials had to prove that the statements in question were made with "actual malice"-for the purpose of harming the person's reputation. As a result of the Supreme Court case, Time, Inc. v. Firestone (1976); private individuals only have to prove negligence, rather than "actual malice," on the part of the press.
Definition of libel 3: Defamation of an individual or individuals in a published work, with malice aforethought. In litigation, the falsity of the libelous statements or representations, as well the intention of malice, has to be proved for there to be libel. In addition, financial damages to the parties so libeled must be incurred as a result of the material in question for there to be an assessment of the amount of damages to be awarded to a claimant. This is contrasted to slander, which is defamation through the spoken word.
Well I understand your point about your clients. But on the TV report the had a headline on the screen that said "Kitchen Con" meaning that the kitchen contractor was a con artist and intend to scam these people from the beginigng. The customer said I lied to them which I did not. They said they thought it was a scam.
I have dozens of pages or drawings and paper work that was prepered for each job to execute the job. We just ran into cash shortages due to vendors change in credit terms by the time we were ready to order. That along wil a slow sales period and no bank line of credit we had these delays. We were not and are not scaming anyone. I think the TV is malisious. The repeorter admitted it to me he did care about me or the customer. He jsut wanted to tell the story. They just make it much worse purposely just to sensationize the stoty. I tried to give him more facts but he did want to really hear my side of the story. He asked me about 20 other questions. They are all on tape. It would sjow the malisious nature of the reporter
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