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(a) What should I do next - go to the police and register a case, file a case with an attorney for Personal Injury? and what are my chances of success?
(b) As my wife had sent an email identified the person who abused her by name and profession, is she liable for a case of slander/libel by the person who abused her
Not yet. She has not sought psychological treatment, however has been significantly impacted and disoriented coming-off this experience.
On the second question, is my wife liable to a libel/slander case because she went public in a community forum with he being verbally abused and identifying the person, profession and his address. To be precise she used the below words in the email to the Community Forum.
A quick update on the previous thread - Homeowner living atXXXXXhas had a similar unpleasant experience with the owner ofXXXXXwhile driving with her 14 year old son, past his home. I googled to find that the name of the owner atXXXXX- Joeseph C Dorfman and that he is a pediatrician by profession. I would expect a person in such a profession to know better than harassing and verbally assaulting women driving with their kids. Going forward even if there is a genuine traffic violation, he or anyone for that matter is expected to report to authorities and not resort to bullying the drivers.I am not sure if the owner ofXXXXXhas subscribed to this google group. If he has not, and any of his friends/acquaintances are in this group, please forward the details to him. I wish that he gets an opportunity to read and respond. An explanation for his behaviour and an apology would be even better.
Should we prepare for a defence for the Slander and what is the recourse given the incident that triggered the reaction was my wife was verbally abused. There is one other women in the neighborhood who was verbally abused as well and there is a trend that my wife was reacting to.
Thank you. One last question - the post has already been removed. Should she also send a formal retraction by email. Is there a merit for me to sit with the neighbor and close out the issue or is there a risk to that