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I have a question about slander and its definitions. My

I have a question about slander and its definitions. My local Board of Supervisors representative referred to me, by name, in a public meeting of the Board of Supervisors, as being "pinheaded and small-minded." I am the President of the local genealogical society and serve on other boards within our community. This comment, I believe, was meant to influence the community's opinion of me. Is this actionable? What advice could you offer? This occurred in the State of Virginia. The meeting was recorded and has spread throughout social media.

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P. Simmons

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I was treated by the US government unfairly, and I am going

I was treated by the US government unfairly, and I am going to write to the related department to request correction, will also mention that if they don't correct the mistake, I will have my case go public such as the press, related organizations like schools, kindergartensIn this way, am I have any suspicious of  intimidation and  defamation to them?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I need to decide whether or not to sue a previous employee.

I need to decide whether or not to sue a previous employee. The statute of limitations is running out very soon.I am a psychiatrist (MD) and she was a physician's assistant. She was awful, but I was trying hard to work with her. She would not listen to me about anything. One day she made a mistake logging into the Electronic health record (EHR), and walked off the job. She applied for unemployment claiming I had locked her out. I was able to prove that I had not because the EHR showed three log in attempts.Unbeknownst to me, she was being investigated by the Medical Board for telling patients at a former job to make up a diagnosis to qualify for Medical Marijuana. Recently her license was revoked over that.While she was being investigated, I guess she figured out that walking off the job at my office was not going to help her case. So she contacted the medical board and made up lies about me. I don't know exactly what she said, but someone in their law enforcement division told me she had contacted them multiple times.The result was that at least ten of my patients received something from the medical board saying they had to turn their records over or they would be subpoened. It caused a lot of anxiety for them and embarrassment for me. I also had to jump through a lot of hoops and now appear before the Board. It has probably taken 20 or more hours of my time, and a lot more hours of stress.It is too late to sue her for slander, but not too late to sue her for interfering with my business practices (just under two years.) I am hoping to get $5000 to $10,000 or more as a settlement.Can you help me decide if it is worth pursuing? Or point me to something that would help me decide? I could sue her in small claims court or limited civil on my own. She would have to get an attorney.Sorry this is so long.

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Patrick, Esq.

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If someone libel slandered me at work and that statement

if someone libel slandered me at work and that statement went in to my personnel folder at work for management and who ever my employer sees fit to view it at anytime. Can I file a small claims lawsuit for slander against the person that wrote that statement out or my employer for keeping it in my folder at anytime?

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Loren

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Defamation suit, email, north carolina, no

defamation suitJA: What evidence is there regarding the statement made and damages?Customer: emailJA: Because laws vary from state to state, where did the injury take place?Customer: north carolinaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Lucy, Esq.

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My ex-boyfriend is telling everyone I am a convicted felon

My ex-boyfriend is telling everyone I am a convicted felon (which I am being charged of a felony never convicted) is this fall into slander and liable since its in writing?

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Irwin Law

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What are the federal rules of evidence civil defamation

What are the federal rules of evidence for a civil defamation case? does the plaintiff count as a witness?

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richanne96

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Believe it or not, I, a physician, am suing an attorney . He

Believe it or not, I, a physician, am suing an attorney for malpractice. He actually tried to sabotage my case. I have many examples, but one is this: After my demurrer was overruled, he told me that we were not supposed to answer the complaint. I told him that made no sense, but he ignored me. I did my own research to find out that this was not true. Second, he taunted me by text throughout the time I had a contract with him. He would not answer any questions, but he would say things like, "oh no! You should see what Mr. Baker is saying now! Then when I would ask, he would ignore me. He seemed to be enjoying frightening me. I wish I was kidding.I am an expert witness, and he also slandered me. He accused me of quitting a case when he was not prepared, and lied to an attorney friend of mine about me (and probably others.) I have reason to believe he has written items and forged my signature on Court documents as well.My question is this: do I have any cause of action other than malpractice and libel/slander? He has gone way beyond that.I do not expect to make much money off of this very legitimate case, but I need the Judge to know how badly I have been represented adn allow me to amend my Cross complaint in the case that he sabotaged. Thanks for your help.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was wondering if a defamation lawyer can help me

Hello,I was wondering if a defamation lawyer can help me since I'm so depressed from this case.In past summer, I got a letter from a lawyer about someone accusing me of selling him a car that had defects...etc and they need a refund of his money or else it will go to court. I called the lawyer and said I have never even owned a car in my life anddon'tknow that person and wrote them an email of so. They said "sorry for bothering you" and left it at that. At that time, the buyer who is accusing me had called my work place to get the correct spelling of my last name as well and told them I stole a car and greatly harmed my reputation between my co workers. I have been depressed ever since then. But I thought it ended at summer and went back to my normal life thinking its just a mistaken identity.Later I found out that actually my brother is the one who sold him a car (his father in law's car) and not me and the transaction was clear and no issues but any way even if there was issues, it is NOT me it's my brother.Few weeks ago, I got a letter from sheriff that I'm served some papers. I went to pick it and apparently that same person has filed a lawsuit against me and I need to appear at court. I'm 100 % clear of it. I have NEVER even seen the person in real life and don't know him.What is depressing me is not that he filed at court a lawsuit, but that he harmed my reputation greatly. In the court papers, he stated that he called another CVS store that I never even worked in and told the manager of my "criminal activity" and he also went to speak to my nearest chase bank whom I know people in personally and told them of my "criminal activity"...I can't even step in that bank anymore properly. Ever since I read all that he did against my reputation, I'm seriously depressed. I just graduated from pharmacy school and have a CLEAR name, no criminal record and have NEVER been at any court..I no longer work at work place due to various reasons including this one. I feel so ashamed in front of my co workers, whether they believe it or not. And it's no longer my local co workers but everyone across the city. Even my local bank knows.He went ahead to destroy my reputation without even verifying my identity. How is it even possible that he makes a car deal with someone without verifying their identity?My brother's father in law who is also named in this case hired a lawyer to deal with it and the lawyer told the buyer that he believes it's a case of mistaken identity but the buyer still insisted that it is ME who met him, bought from him...etc.I have been depressed ever since that court paper when I read what he did by calling various people and telling them and I quote as per court papers "my criminal activities". I'm seriously considering taking anti depressants but don't want my parents or sibilings to worry about me since I'm generally a happy person.I wanted to look for new employment but now I'm just staying home depressed and afraid if this news spread.I need to sue this person for defamation. I'm emotionally distressed and super mad that he didn't even verify the identity before suing that person.P.S My co worker who picked up the phone call back in the summer can be a witness to what he said about me.P.S everything I said about my defamation, he admitted that in the court papers and signed them.What do I do? Do I have a case?

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Phillips Esq.

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