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Can i file a defamation, libel and slander case in federal

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can i file a defamation, libel and slander case in federal court, if we live in different states?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?
Customer: nyc
JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?
Customer: still in the process of filing i did not fill out the paperwork and the courts sent it back with instructions
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: the people are union officers

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

You can file a defamation suit in federal court assuming there is diversity of parties as you state.http://uscode.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode28/usc_sec_28_00001332----000-.html

As long as you sue here for $75k you can file such a suit here for defamation.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you very much that helped me out greatly!