my wife and I recently moved to Vegas and found a place named Dottys it a relaxing place where locals go and gamble and have fun they own many differant locations all over Vegas and one of there employees started this rumors/lies about my wife and me and to our surpise we been 86ed from all there places its been embarassing not to mention just down right wrong on there part we made several attempts to contact district management for dottys to no avail is there any kind of legal action we can take
State/Country relating to question: Nevada
Hi and welcome to JA.
Based on what you have told me, no. Here is the law on Slander and defamation:
One can always sue. The question is....is there a case? Below is the law ofdefamation:
1. The slander (oral defamation) or libel (written defamation) must be false.
NOTE THAT IF ONE BRINGS A LAWSUIT...TRUTH OF THE STATEMENTS IS A DEFENSE THAT CAN BE USED BY THE PERSON YOU SUE.
2. The false statements must cause him PROVABLE MONETARY DAMAGES...not hurt feelings but actual monetary damages that a jury can award him money for. For instance, he must prove that as a result of statements made, he was fired from getting a job, or was prevented from getting a job, lost a business deal. etc.
Slander or libel suits do NOT, however, require proof of these 'special' damages if the statements are defamatory ON THEIR FACE, that is, they FALSELY allege that aperson:
1. Committed a crime.
2. Has a loathesome disease.
3. Is guilty of sexual misconduct. or
4.Is incompetent in business.
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