How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask TexLaw Your Own Question
TexLaw, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 4430
Experience:  Lead trial/International commercial attorney licensed 11 yrs
Type Your Legal Question Here...
TexLaw is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a sub I owe money to and have been paying off slowly.

Customer Question

I have a sub I owe money to and have been paying off slowly. But I missed a couple of payments. Now he is telling everyone that I don't pay my bills including professtional groups that I am a member of. He is way past his lien rights (by about a year). Would this be slander or something?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  TexLaw replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for your question and I'm sorry to hear about this.

For this to be slander, it has to be untrue. You could sue him for defamation here if he is saying that in general you don't pay your bills. The truth is that you did not pay one bill that you owe him, not all your bills. So, technically you could try to press a defamation case against him.

In these situations, the best thing to do is send a strongly worded CEASE and DESIST letter. Here is an example that you can use (with modifications for your case):