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What type of fraud are you looking to go after him for?
Defamation is false and unprivileged spoken words or written publication, which exposes any living person to hatred, contempt, ridicule, or which causes him/her to be shunned or avoided, or which has a tendency to injure him/her in his/her trade or occupation. In order to prove defamation, you have to be able to prove that what was said or written about you was false.If you have been defamed you may seek both actual damages, to recover the harm that you have suffered, and punitive damages to punish the person who made the remark .
The party making a defamation claim (plaintiff) must ordinarily prove four elements:
1. a publication to one other than the person defamed;
2. a false statement of fact;
3. that is understood as
A. being of and concerning the plaintiff; andB. tending to harm the reputation of plaintiff
A. being of and concerning the plaintiff; and
B. tending to harm the reputation of plaintiff
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