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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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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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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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I have a question about the possibility of perhaps being

I have a question about the possibility of perhaps being sued for slander and defamation of character.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: My brother and my father had an argument on June 30, 2012 resulting in my 88 yr. old father falling. He was taking a blood thinner. The next week, on July 3rd, 2012, dad was found by a friend of his in his kitchen floor convulsing. He was worked on by the local fire dept. and then rushed to a hospital where he passed away early in the a.m. July4th, 2012. In August of 2013, I called and left a message on my brother's answering machine and said, You took the only thing I had in this world. What you did may have been what caused dad to die." His reply was, "You're not so lily white, maybe the plane trip you took dad to Seattle on last week caused it." He said if I put anything on Facebook, he'd sue me for defamation of character and slander. I NEVER put anything on my computer publicly claiming anything. However, I have spoken to a few friends stating that I wonder if the incident caused daddy to die. I never said he killed him or murdered him. Can he sue me?JA: OK got it. Last thing — Personal Injury Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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My ex-husband is a physician and I am disabled and on Social

My ex-husband is a physician and I am disabled and on Social Security.On occassion, my ex treated me, billed my insurance & (as a disability doc) provided testimony for me to receive SSI benefits.Now, his attorney has stated that if I try to enforce his payment of college for our 3 kids (property settlement), that my ex (a PM&R Doc) will report me as a 'Fraud" to Soc Sec.Q: Malpractice or slander/defammation?Divorced foe 13 yrs. Penna. SSI since 2000.

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I'm still going through this abusive ordeal surrounding my

Hello,I'm still going through this abusive ordeal surrounding my property and this individual who is harassing me being using direct energy weapons on my body is attacking body parts which have current injuries or old injuries which is caused to flare up and keep me in constant pain. I believe he is also being protected by the local Police Department and they are in this conspiracy with him. I keep on being threatened every single day. He is also slandering me out with this allegations of which he has no right to say to anyone, as what he is said is a violation of Hippa and defamation of character. he Has hurt me very bad before with this weapon use, so I really feel at a loss on how to get him to stop harassing me and tormenting me. His buddies on the force will probably just say what proof do I have. He has committed felonies by illegal entry and attempted murder. Can they do a back ground check on him or order a restraining order?

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Being harassed by a Tennessee resident who is telling a

Being harassed by a Tennessee resident who is telling a loathsome lie about me as if it were true, accusing me of one of the most vile crimes. I've never been charged, investigated or convicted of this crime, but he posts things online as if I have alreadybeen adjudicated for this horrendous crime. I live in Wisconsin. I have Parkinson's and travel is difficult. This man has also contacted the management and board of directors for the apartment complex in which I live, owned by the Sisters of St. Francis ofAssisi, accusing me of this most dreadful offense, demanding I be kicked out. Would this person's multiple and frequent direct contact with the Wisconsin-based management be enough to invoke Wisconsin's Long Arm statutes so I can sue him here?

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I am a director on a Master HOA board and former board

I am a director on a Master HOA board and former board president. The property manager failed to provide documentation, after several request by myself, to prove that certain stated task had been completed. Friends of the property manager, who are alsoboard members, called a special meeting, without proper agenda notification, in an open forum instead of executive session and claimed harassment on my part. The meeting was then televised to the rest of the community, 1119 doors. As a former board membernoted, "it was not about harassment, it was a public lynching to discredit Andy." Subsequent meetings have indicated that this meeting was held to avert a harassment lawsuit, but the manager stated that she never discussed this with board members, and herown boss said that, as a vendor, she has no legal recourse toward a director. Two weeks after the "public meeting" the company replaced the manger stating lack of professional service. Subsequently an unlicensed attorney, who is on the board, in a public meeting,has repeated slanderous and defaming statements about my character. I have been denied access to meeting minutes between boards member and our association attorney in regard to the above mentioned meetings. Is there a legal course of action I can pursue concerningthis public humiliation?

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I had an arrangement with a cpa in Phoenix purpose of

Good morning. I had an arrangement with a cpa in Phoenix for the purpose of arranging payment for taxes. I hadn't filed in 7 years. I lost confidence in them. I told them to stop work on my account. I told them I was going to obtain the services of someoneelse. I went to the office for records and a refund of what I had paid. They returned approximately 4000 of approximately 8000 paid. I refused to accept this since nothing had been done except suggesting an offer to the state of Arizona they only were willingto give the records I had provided. They wouldn't show me what they had done. I didn't receive a detailed billing statement either. Only a refund check. The very next day I received a call from the Arizona department of revenue. The accounting firm told themthat I didn't want to pay them. My question is was there a breech of confidentiality by saying this to the state of Arizona ? I didn't refuse to pay them. They were paid 1750 I fired them. I question the slanderous comment made to Arizona. I get the feelingthat the state wondered f I was cooperative. The person at the state volunteered this information when I told her I had released the cap firm. Is there legal recourse? Should I report them to the Arizona licensing board for breech of confidentiality/ slander?Thank you Barry Littlejohn

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