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Consider filing an action against the person for the tort of interference with contract
based on a business
expectancy and defamation.
To establish a prima facie claim for tortious interference with contract, you must show the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; the interferer's knowledge of the relationship or expectancy; intentional interference inducing or causing a breach or termination of the relationship or expectancy; and resultant damage to the party whose relationship or expectancy has been disrupted.
Defamation basically consists of: (1) a false statement of fact about another; (2) an unprivileged publication of that statement to a third party; (3) some degree of fault, depending on the type of case; and (4) some harm or damage.
Libel is defamation by the printed word and slander is defamation by the spoken word.
Based upon your post only, you appear to meet all the criteria to establish a prima facie claim for tortious interference with contract and defamation. You will want to retain local counsel.
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