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Since the original persons who have posted have acknowledged that the information is false you can bring an action against both the original posters for defamation
and for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Since the website is now aware of the false nature of the statements and refuse to remove them, they too may be liable to you. Meaning they may have to pay you if they do not remove the statements from their site.
The defamation claim and the intentional infliction claim are both intentional torts
. In regard to intentional torts you may be entitled to both punitive damages
and attorneys fees.
Here are some articles that discuss these actions:
These cases all begin with a well crafted Demand letter. Often a well written Demand letter will get the situation resolved because once the company sees that you are serious about protecting and pursuing your rights they often comply in order to avoid litigation
. You should seek out local counsel familiar with Tort Law (also known as Personal Injury
Law) to have the demand letter prepared.
Most attorneys who do this work will meet with you at little or no cost to make an initial assessment of your case. Also these types of cases are often taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any attorney fees unless you win. (Although you would have to pay the court filing costs and service costs, both of which are recoverable if you win.)
Given that you already have admissions on record, much of your case may be well established.
This site is useful in finding attorneys:
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