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That is one of the difficulties in bringing a slander lawsuit in this situation. Clearly, to bring suit, she has to be aware of the statement made against her. But, legally, there simply is not a mechanisim to restrain what can be said ahead of time. Even if there were, you would be in the same situation of having difficulty knowing what was said during a private meeting.
I'm not saying the law is fair or places a light burden on your wife in this situation, but legally speaking, there is no way to get a judge to order someone not to say a particular thing at a board meeting.
The best thing you can do at this point is to formulate a plan to find out what's said during the meeting, because bringing a lawsuit at this stage would not be worthwhile.
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