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Suing them for libel/slander would be the only recourse you had under these facts.
However, you need to be aware that slander cases are very limited in the damages that are awarded and it isn't unusual for someone to spend more on a case than they actually recover at the end of it.
Attorney's rarely take these cases on a % basis and, in addition, attorney's fees are generally not recoverable in a slander/libel case.
I really don't care about recovering any damages, I just want them to stop and apologize for their mistake, but they are refusing to meet with me further or the assistant that coded the bill. I could possibly loose my job because of "rumors."
If the money isn't an issue then this would appear to be a pretty easy case to prove slander/libel.
The facts are definitely in your favor.
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