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I'm looking for an attorney who might help me deal with a potential libel issue. Years ago I was libeled in an article about a company I had previously worked with, altho the citation did not use my name. Now I see the director of that company is about to release a memoir. I want to caution him about false statements and defamation in line with that previously libelous article.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

New York City, NY

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No.

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I've written a letter that I hope to send. I've a lawyer cousin who deals with intellectual property, but libel is not his area at all.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Please clarify how exactly you were libeled, if your name was not used. Was there a photo? Etc?

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