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If I have proof that someone told me they would give me my money back on a purchase then goes on public sites and to private people and says I called her vaulted names ect. And I also have proof of what she claims do I have a reason to file a case and if so what do I file for?
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You could sue her for the money owed you, however, I do not see a claim for anything else (such as defamation of character) unless you can prove you suffered significant damages as a result of what she was saying about you. Defamation of character requires that a defendant intentionally or negligently made a false statement or statements about you (in writing and/or spoken) to a third person or persons, that resulted in damages. However, because a court cannot compensate a person for things like hurt feelings, anger, and outrage, damages such be in a substantive, provable form -e.g., if her comments caused your business to fail and you lost your $500,000 a year income and your home was foreclosed on, then you have significant, recoverable damages.

If you need clarification or additional information, please reply, and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thank you.

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