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My daughter was shopping with 2 girls that were caught shop lifting in Alabama. My daughter was found at that time by security to be not involved with the stealing. however, all 3 were taken to the police station where I picked her up and the cop said she was free to go. The other 2 girls were charged and went to court, paid a fine and have to complete community service. The one mother has told a lot of my daughter's friends mother that she is a thief and the "mastermind" behind it all. It is affecting her self esteem and relationship with her friends. Can I sue the mother for slander or file a cease and desist?

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She is now 16, this happened this last december when she was 15

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I am sorry for this dilemma.

What you are describing, if the other mom is lying about your daughter...and the lies are harming her reputation? That is considered defamation. You can sue her for this defamation (that is, if your daughter is not yet 18, you can sue on her behalf)

And you can also have a local attorney write a cease and desist letter...which may get her to stop this.

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i will have more questions. my husband and i are discussing and I am researching as we speak. thank you
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Certainly, let me know any questions you have that relate to this

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