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In what US state was the article published?
There's a two-year statute of limitations on defamation suits in South Carolina. Please give me a few minutes to look up your state's defamation law.
This sounds as if you have a case from your description. To win a defamation suit in South Carolina, you would have to prove that the defendant published disparaging things about you that he knew to be untrue and which damaged your reputation.
The two lead cases in your state that discuss defamatory statements are Fleming v. Rose and Holtzscheiter v. Thomson Newspapers.
You would need to find a civil litigator (trial attorney) in general practice who handles intentional torts. If you don't know where to find such a person, you could contact the South Carolina Bar Association's Lawyer Referral service.
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