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This is an unfortunate situation,
Your daughter can do the following, sue the family for defamation, and the fees owed to her through small claims court, by doing this, a Court would order the negative review to be removed, and she would able to receive her money,
the costs for a small claims court case are minimal, and can be asked for in her suit.
In terms of the harassment, she may be able to obtain an order of protection from criminal court as this is harassment and potentially criminal action
She would be able to sue for maximum damage for the defamation as well,
In FL the small claims maximum is $5000
and she should consider suing them for that amount, as the defamation may have hurt her obtain future positions, and defamed her in public
I have heard sueing for defamation is hard to prove. What are the chances of her winning this?
Under Florida law, the elements of a defamation claim are:
If she can prove that she did not sleep with her husband, and that the mother posted the negative review online, so other can see it,
Well she did do this.
a defamation case would not be too difficult,
Also, they may settle with her as well,
She can also sue for the harassment she faces as well
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Okay great. Thank you very much for the legal information.
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