i am the coach of a middle school baseball team, last friday I went through a license check and was detained because i had a cooler in my car, the officier checked my cooler it contained 3 unopened beers. I consented to a breath test which i passed and i was not charged, my employers received an email this week saying I was pulled over by a policeman, charged with dui, arrested and taken to the police dept. in handcuffs and they personally witnessed it. The email was traced to a parent of a child that did not make the middle school baseball team..I have a sworn statement from the officer that detained me that the email is untrue. can I sue for libel?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): North Carolina
speaking to the officer to get a statement of the events and contacting a computer company to have the email professionally traced.
Dear JACUSTOMER - If you can find out who sent the email you can sue for libel. This is an obvious lie and that is when libel applies. You have to be able to prove exactly who sent the email so this could be difficult if it is a family computer and no one admits sending it. The burden of proof will be on you to prove the identity of the sender. Proving the content should be easy assuming you have a copy of the email and that the recipient will testify to its authenticity.Dave Kennett41039.5612583333
25 years experience practicing attorney
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