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You have the right here to sue for defamation.This is a false work that has been made public, it contains false statements about your family and the fact she changed the names here would not protect her from such a suit.If it is readily ascertainable who the people are then you can recover damages including loss of reputation, mental anguish, etc.You will need a Minnesota lawyer to send demand letter and then sue if unresolved.
Here to establish a defamation claim in Minnesota, a plaintiff must establish the following three elements: (1) the defamatory statement is "communicated to someone other than the plaintiff," (2) the statement is false, and (3) the statement "tend[s] to harm the plaintiff's reputation and to lower [the plaintiff] in the estimation of the community." Bahr v. Boise Cascade Corp., 766 N.W.2d 910, 919-920 (Minn. 2009) (quoting Stuempges, 297 N.W.2d at 255). If the defamation involves a claimant's business, trade or profession, no actual damages need to be shown because damages are presumed.
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