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The phrase "one of the worst individuals" is more of an opinion than an incorrect statement of fact and so it wouldn't be suitable for a libel case. However, the other phrases 1) you skipped town and 2) were unwilling to pay the judgment could potentially be the basis for a libel suit if they are untrue. If they are true to any extent then they would not be the basis for a libel suit since it has to be completely untrue.
However, the problem with libel lawsuits is that it is almost impossible to prove damages. So you could sue a person, prove that they committed libel, and then be awarded a judgment for $1 if you can't prove an amount of damages that the libel caused.
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