In sum, you may not have a case here. Slander/libel essentially means defamation
. The essential elements of defamation are: 1. a falsity
, 2. about the plaintiff, 3. which is published (told someone, and 4. which causes injury to reputation. Restatement (Second) of Torts § 558 10; Columbia Sussex Corp., Inc. v. Hay, 627 SW 2d 270 - Ky: Court of Appeals 1981
The problem here is that they did find marijuana plants
. She did essentially tell the truth if in the end, pot was found. So no defamation exists since no falsity has been said. The fact that the seeds for the plants may not have yet been planted at the time that she observed the property does little to nullify the overall matter since in the end, they did find the plants.
Ergo, I am sorry to say this is not defamation.
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