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Idaho State law allows a plaintiff to sue for damages caused by malicious communications in the form of civil slander action allowing the recovery of exemplary damages.
The procedure is outlined in statute that the plaintiff to serve a notice on the offending party requesting corrective action and damages. The notice can include a civil demand letter for damages before suing in civil court.
In addition to an action for slander because his employer was involved he can also sue under the tort of intentional interference of contractual relations.
SO there are two causes of action to the slanderous activity that has tarnished your son's public image available.
Here is a sample case covering those two civil causes and a third emotional stress.
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