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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?

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Still in the process of filing i did not fill out the paperwork and the courts sent it back with instructions

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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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