What is suing for slander?

 

In the event that somebody verbally damages or abuses a person along with or even via press you are able to prosecute the individual or even the actual press. Defamation or even slander affects the actual trustworthiness of an individual or even business socially as well as leads to psychological stress towards the worried party, organization, business, or person.  Slander comes in a multitude of forms including; spoken, written, displayed, digital, and other media conduits.  Suing for slander is no laughing matter.

 

Where does suing for slander fit in with other laws?

Defamation regulation fits usually right below municipal lawsuit regulation. Defamation regulation claims aren’t simple to show because generally there isn’t any kind of strong, hard evidence. For those who have a voice recording or even a movie documenting the situation is going have a simpler time winning their case. Additionally, a person being able to gather sufficient evidence how the individual or party made claims that harm the character of the party you will have an advantage.  Suing for slander has been a form of legal defense for many years and is a solid form of persecution and law.

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What can happen in a slander case?

An additional issue that occurs during a case which makes it hard to win is when the court may not read any kind of fundamental or reality into your case. The actual conditions in which the culprit utilized the actual problem phrases are going to be confirmed.   The actual lawsuit may examine and determine when the comment had been designed to set up some type of reality, or even in the event that it had been simply a viewpoint.  Again, you’ll find difficulty in differentiating the two.   Right here the situation can change to a truly complicated case. Every nation offers its defamation laws and regulations, but of course we’re talking about the United States. The actual laws and regulations tend to be meant to safeguard people as well as businesses through unjustified slander as well as defamation. Nonetheless, the actual courtroom needs to be carried out in a simple and straightforward direction. Of just about all events and accusations, one should make sure these attacks are effective as well as have a sense of stability.  Suing for slander is a process.

 


How the court works

Legal courts cope with numerous claims of slander every day. A number of them tend to be baseless as well as meant to obtain cash. Therefore, you’ve to generate great proof in order to persuade the actual court. There are lots of situations exactly where advertising companies have been sued. The actual advertisement company that produced the ad campaign included a competitor’s product with the proper cautions.  These people replied through placing much more caution on the serious topic of getting permission or finding a loophole. The organization confronted defamation that impacted its status. An additional event is actually of the parent company that sued the smaller ad company with defamation.  The amount of money was so unbalanced, that the ad company couldn’t survive the long and expensive court cost.   Even with weaker evidence, the parent company found success even though it was quite costly. Nevertheless, the actual trustworthiness of the ad company had been under query.  The court sees suing for slander as a serious allegation.

 

Be Careful when suing for slander

You ought to end up being careful whenever you consider the actual action in order to prosecute somebody. Talk to an attorney specific in the region as well as adhere to their recommends. Problems are extremely typical in such instances and you ought to proceed along with extreme caution. Suing for slander is a choice.

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40 Responses to Suing for Slander

  1. I don’t have a recording. All I have is word of mouth. How do we go about suing for something like that, but this is not the first time we have had slander problems.

  2. Word of mouth is hard to prove. Evidence is key. If the word of mouth is evident enough, it will be printed or spoke about somewhere in a tangible form. The simple answer, would be that it is unlikely.

    • my ex girlfriend called the police and said that i tried to push her out of the car, meanwhile she was in the back seat with our baby. i have text msgs saying shes gonna tell them that i assualted her. she is now keeping my baby from me and using the “assault” against me. i havent seen my child in weeks because of these false statements. do have enough to support her slandering me?

      thanks

  3. My neighbor has been making false statements, potentially damaging ones to my lanlord and my ex. Is the word of others sufficient proof?

    • I had a major arguement with my wife. I bvileee you should take tax money and invest or bank it. You can still pay your bills but the tax money can gain intrest or help you if a emergency happens. It is just money you didn’t see over the year. We got back around 11,000. She want to pay off the truck. that is silly to me cause you are already making payments. If you pay it off the money is gone and you gain nothing from it. Someone tell me what you think.

  4. A seller on a Print-on-demand service stole my artwork and sold it on biz cards. The PODS removed the copyright infringement after I had notified the company. I mention this include incident in my blog. Can I be sued by me who stole my artwork for slander?

  5. Sorry for the double post.
    A seller on a Print-on-demand service stole my artwork and sold it on biz cards. The company removed the copyright infringement after I notified them. I mentioned this incident in my blog. Can I be sued for slander by the person who stole my artwork?

  6. how do I go about suing an entire website making lies and making fun of me and posting bad stuff about me all over the internet that isn’t even true???

  7. An externship site for medical assisting ( that I was a student at) used me as staff replacement and sole employee at times over a 4-5 week period. They exploited the situation and I had volumes of backlogged work and a over whelming daily work load. They said i was doing a good job, high-fiving me, etc. No time was devoted to training me, which I deserved, they only ekked out of me what they could as free labor. They never once complained to my school of poor performance. When I complained to my school about what was going on the site was notified of my concerns. In retalliation they sent an e-mail to my school saying I was rude to the patients, had a bad attitude, took on more than I could chew, never finished anything, made constant mistakes and cost them patients. I am a grade A student with excellent clinical skills, great work ethic and inter-personal communication skills. Their accusations are vindictive and may harm my job opportunities in the future and have caused me a lot of stress. I may be failed and lost this time and money on my education. Can I sue??

  8. The site I was at is a sole practice with a recent history of being terminated from another schools externship program for the conditions there and treatment of externs.

  9. My son is 13 and had cancer. Being treated at a childrens hospital for over a year. We had some nurses that provided great care and some that did not. We emphasized our concern many times to charge nurse on floor that we didn’t want nurses in his room that were not compassionate and caring. This in return caused some nurses to turn on me and my husband. We noticed with serveral admits Dr’s, social workers and staff were looking at us funny, or avoiding us. A few weeks ago my son had reconstructive surgery on his femur. We had a male nurse come into his room after surgery and physically hurt him while moving him abruplty. I got upset and went to nurses station to report him. I stated to the charge nurse I did not want him in the room anymore. I felt he would not be good caring for our son. As I went back to the room the male RN came out and stopped me. Explaining he was just doing his job. I told him he hurt my son, and I didn’t like his approach. Told him I took care of it and not to come back. He proceeded to go down to the nurses station and tell them I was sayin “FU** YOU” and screaming at him. Charge nurse told him not to go back in the room and was reassigning someone else to our son. I got medical records today and read charge nurse said I was PSYCHOTIC and fired many nurses and they have had many problems with me. I feel this is defamation of character. I am a loving protective mother and want good nursing care for my son. THIS MAKES ME PSYCHOTIC???? I have never been diagnosed with any mental issues. How can they legally chart that? Can I sue the hospital? They won’t return my phone calls when I call inquiring about the nurses notes. I feel they have ruined my name, my reputation, and it has caused issues for good medical care for my son.

  10. You have a special case and I’m sorry for your son and situation. I would contact a local law office and explain your situation. If you feel that your reputation being harmed can harm you financially, then you could sue.

  11. I have an ex boyfriend who, a few months ago, sent really vulgar emails to my friends and family. After I blocked him on my cell and email he created new emails and he used an app to create new phone numbers. He kept bothering me. It finally stopped. Then he started up again, after running into him at a restaurant, and emailed me all about his new girlfriend. I sent him many emails telling him to stop. Finally I mailed his girlfriend many emails he sent me. He is now saying he will see me in court for slander because I used the mail. He also said I will never be allowed to drive in the city he lives or his family lives. Does he have a case? All I did was forward emails he sent me!

  12. My girlfriend is a CO at a county jail. Two female inmates who can speak through the vents in solitary accused her of passing notes among inmates. This is false and the video records should prove so. Their motive would be reduced time in isolation by giving information. However, our screwed up county has a suspension without pay on all investigations and we already live check to check. Can we sue the inmates for slander, liable, defamation or something. Our county jail may also let her go just for the accusation. Guilty til proven innocent there i guess. Our intentions would be to clear her name, recoupe lost wages, and keep her ability to work in our county.

  13. my partners father has been verbally abusing and threatening my life. It was over the telephine so i dont have evidence. Can i sue him for slander?

  14. I was arrested and charged with Trespassing DCC 9.36.010 in Nevada at a concert. The DA dismissed the case because I argued that the arrest was excessive (I was physically removed from a section because I didn’t have a ticket for that section) and once outside the venue an officer arrested me and booked me into jail. I was never read my rights. Now, a website titled “Privateofficernews.com” has my name on it, followed by “…arrested on suspicion of trespassing after refusing to leave the property.” I never refused to leave the property. My question is this. Anyone who Googles my name (potenital employers?) will encounter this website. My question is this: Is this slander? The case was dismissed, therefore, I was never tried and found guilty or innocent of the charge. However, when someone learns I was arrested they generally assume that I did do something wrong. Furthermore, since I have never been tried, how can they say that I “refused to leave the property?” Wouldn’t that be considered heresay? Lastly, what is the purpose for this organization to even report this if not to slander me? Do I have a case? Do I have the right to at least ask them to remove “refused to leave the property” and add that the case was later dismissed?

  15. I think the trustee of our road association has comitted slander against a neighbor which could result in a lawsuit against the trustee as well as the whole association. This neighbor used to be the trustee of the association for over 30 years. The current trustee spread a rumor around the neighborhood that the neighbor (old trustee) was stealing money from the road fund to pay for her cars and garage. The accuser even sent the neighbor a letter accusing her of such. The neighbor rightly was very angry and quit the position. The accuser had no evidence of stealing funds. This accuser then became trustee because no one else in the association wanted the job. Now a year later the trustee decides to have street & MPH signs put up. It had been discussed at meetings,
    as well as in association newsletters that they would ask certain neighbors for permission to dig on certain properties and install signs. So all members were well aware that it is illegal to dig without permission. The trustee in charge of the association, her husband and the husband of the secondary trustee were caught illegally digging on the neighbor’s property. They didn’t bother to ask permission to dig. A witness saw them digging, and called the neighbor who promptly confronted the diggers. They claimed the property was on an easement which was not the case.
    Also the street sign they were trying to dig up is not the property of said association, but a sign that
    was installed years ago by an association up the hill. The husband of the main trustee tried to argue with the neighbor and she told them to leave which they did. Two weeks later, the main trustee woman distributes the road association newsletter that states: ” This is to inform everyone that the Gxxxxx will not allow us on their property to remove the old street sign. So we had to spend $$ for a new sign to put on the corner. We will ask the Hxxxxx for permission to put the new sign there.” This of course infuriated the Gxxxxxx because this was just another example of the trustee slandering them, making them out to be the bad guys. Most of the association members are not aware that the husbands of the trustees were caught illegally digging. The neighbor demanded a retraction to be distributed to all. The trustee played dumb and had several excuses and claimed she’d do so with the next newsletter which won’t be out for months. I can totally understand this neighbor’s anger, having been accused of stealing road funds, and now the same person sends out this newsletter to everyone. I’m wondering if the neighbor can sue both the trustee and the association, because after all, she used association materials to distribute the letter. I doubt that the neighbor gets the retraction she deserves, because that would mean the trustee would have to admit that she was deceitul in not disclosing the trustee’s husbands got caught digging without permission. At this point the neighbor is so angry, she won’t give them permission and who can blame her.

  16. My ex friend is slandering my name to everyone she knows including ppl that I don’t know. She is making up lies about how I handle my child saying that I leave him alone all night & basically has threatened to call CPs on me. This happened shortly after she was exposed on Facebook for being a bad mother & now both her & her mother had started harrassing me. I have Allready blocked there whole family’s accounts including the 2 year old sons account. They finally stopped but still are spreading lies about me that could get my son taken away even going as far as telling my sons father lies & I’m in the middle of a court case with him. I have the Facebook messages still as well as some nasty messages including he mother threatening to call CPs if I didn’t call her back. Now my source of proof is heresy from fellow friends who know better. Is the past evidence plus heresay/witnesses good enuf proof?

    • i WORK AT A HOSPITAL. MY ASSISTANT NURSE MANAGER GOT A CHARGE NURSE TO LIE IN E-MAILS LIES ABOUT ME AND OTHERS AND IT REALLY RUINED OUR REPUTATION AND WORK RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR MANAGER AND D.O.N SHE GOT HER TO SAY I REFUSED TO DO THINGS, SHE SAID I THREW THINGS ACROSS THE ROOM AND THAT I WAS DISHONEST.
      I WAS AWARDED MODEL OF EXCELLENCE THREE YEARS IN A ROW, I WAS PROMOTED TO LEAD NURSE TECH. ALL OF THIS WAS BEFORE THE A.N.M CAME ABOARD. SHE TOLD PEOPLE SHE DID NOT LIKE ME BECAUSE I HAD BEEN AT THE HOSPITAL TO LONG (18YRS) I HAD TO MUCH INFLUENCE ON CO-WORKERS AND I HAD TO GO SO SHE HAD A CERTAIN CHARGE NURSE AND A PCT ACCUSE ME OF THINGS THAT REALLY CAUSED ME GREAT HARM. I WAS WRITTEN UP, THREATENED TO BE TERMINATED IF I BLINKED TWICE. I HAD A PERFECT WORK RECORD BEFORE SHE CAME ABOARD. SHE BLACKMAILED NURSES, SHE BORROWED MONEY AND NEVER PAID IT BACK, SHE BORROWED CREDIT CARDS. SHE ASKED ME AND I REFUSED, SHE WAS ANGRY WITH ME FOR THAT. I TOLD HER THE N WORD HAD BE USED TO ME BY ANOTHER CHARGE NURSE. I ALSO TOLD MY MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF NURSES AND I WAS TOLD TO NOT MENTION IT AGAIN. THIS IS A HOSPITAL AND THIS WAS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN TO ME AND OTHERS.
      THIS PERSON IS NO LONGER WITH THE HOSPITAL BUT THE LIES ARE STILL IN MY RECORD, THE PEOPLE THAT HELP HER LIE ON ME AND OTHERS ARE STILL THERE AND THEY CAN’T LOOK ME IN THE EYES.
      I WOULD LIKE FOR THOSE TO ADMIT THEY LIED AND GET THAT MESS OFF MY RECORD. I THINK NURSES CAN BE SUED FOR SLANDER OR THEY SHOULD BE

  17. Hello, i just received a call from my workplace HR manager saying that there has been an accusation laid that i raped a girl and went to jail. There’s no evidence to prove and my police check came out negative. The accusation is formal, it went from one company to my company.

    Can i sue for slander?

  18. My Ex posted on a Soical network website, untruthful things my name is right in there along with my son. They statements are very untrue. can i Sue him for Slander?

  19. If someone is posting something on facebook about someone going to jail and keeps commenting on them and acting like they know the law can’t they get it for slander.

  20. I have been divorced from my ex for 14 years. we share joint legal and physical custody of our son.for the past 16 years he has been making false hotline calls to the child abuse line in Oklahoma and Missouri. all calls have been investigated and nothing has been found on my end. can I sue dfs of Missouri and my ex ?

  21. My former employer was a Municipal Agency and terminated me for a trumped up cause of “insubordination”. Even though I asked for a hearing to discuss the alleged insubordination, they did not give me one. This being a public agency my employment file is public domain material and anybody could request it. When we went to small claims court over the relocation expenses, the Judge determined that my liberty interest was violated by the Employer since they unilaterally declared me “insubordinate” via the public employment file and since they denied the hearing that I requested. The Judge also ordered a name clearing hearing. It has been ten months since the Judge’s ruling, but the Employer still did not hold the said name clearing hearing, knowing that there was no insubordination. Without the name clearing hearing we are now stuck on the relocation expenses and that case is still open. Besides this case, I now seem to have a case for defamation. But how strong of a case I do not know. Frankly, this defamation did not affect my next employment; I have suffered no monetary losses (so far). I can sue them for future adverse effects (i.e. on the basis that prospective job opportunities might be hindered) but for how much, that is really hard to substantiate. I would appreciate your expert legal opinion on this case.
    Best regards. W.D

  22. My step sons mom is smearing my name all over the internet and we are starting a custody battle. Can I file a suit against her? I have screen shots of everything posted.

  23. I don’t recommend any law actions. This site is only to inform you in the basics of slander law. I recommend you take from the site what you choose and seek a lawyer who specializes in Slander,libel, or defamation of character.

    The main reason is that the laws vary by state. Thank you for your comments.

  24. Here’s a good one–how about being accused of elder financial abuse! This is what happened to me. After a few months of unbelievable emotional and mental torment that caused me to nearly lose my mind, I was finally interviewed and exonerated by the State for lack of evidence. What my brother did during this time was send me e-mail messages of my supposedly guilt and copied my entire family, distant cousin and some person I don’t even know. I have kept all the emails and voicemail messages. I think I have a solid case.

  25. In late January 2012, I was notified by the people at Facebook about some rather public comments being made by my former psychiatrist on her facebook page, which had contained certain things I had told her during sessions that I thought couldn’t be shared with other people. At first, I didn’t do anything to put a stop to her bullying. Then, in the middle of February 2012, I was once again notified by the people at Facebook about even more public comments being made by my former psychiatrist containing extremely private information that I had thought couldn’t be shared with other people who were making their own comments.
    Can I sue my former psychiatrist for what was said???

  26. An argument I got into on a selling site through Facebook has led to the opposing party posting multiple comments staying i’m a Lowe about my product, derogatory comments about my physical appearance, and this person falsely accusing me or using my job to get information. The other party involved has contacted my employer in an attempt to get me fired and has posted several times on the site regarding such creating a very negative response from readers about me and my character. We’ve settled our disagreement however all the negative posts are still up and being commented on. As far as my work, I don’t yet know the extent of damage that has been done. I contacted the admin of the site to take the post down and they have not. Please help!!!

  27. A woman at work complained to HR that I was harrassing her, but I’ve never spoken to her. Whatever she said to HR has resulted in a disciplinary action, despite me defending myself. This has caused me stress and anxiety. I’m considering suing her for slander and defamation. Do I have grounds to sue her for that?

  28. I had a child with the Pastor’s daughter of the church my family and

  29. I was resently terminated from my job of 22 years when my manager and the director stated that they tried to call me to respond to a computer issue and they say I failed to respond. They never tried to call me and I have my phone statements showing that they never called. I live in Georgia which is a “work at will” state and lawyers have stated that I can’t do anything about false termination. Can I sue for slander since there false statements caused me to be terrminated?

  30. I have been working at a church for 6 years and i began getting an income so one of the head member accused me of stealing is because thats the only way you get fired so his son can get the income

  31. I have an individual that has been harassing me via facebook and text message for months. I have recently bloced them form both. She has now starting harassing my mother the same way. Now she has rectntly blocked as well. Now this inivisual has started calling my place of employment. As of two days agao she sent an email to my new boss with fabricated lies. any suggestions on what to do? law suit perhaps for slander?

  32. i witnessed a molesting of my daughter so i called the cops and took legal action. the perpetrator and his spouse are now stating they are suing me for slander and the case is not even finished yet. im not sure what type of action to take against this new news of slander suit. the only actions i have taken was legal in calling the cops on him for what i saw and what my daughter told me he did and with calling the cops they then called cps with having it involving a child abuse cps was obligated to be there. i have since not spoken to either of them been around them or anything in that nature. i have only dealt with law enforcement, and let law enforcement handle the publicizing and contacting of them. just wondering what i should do. about them wanting to sue for slander or if they even can do that. what actions should i take to prepare for the law suit and can they truly sue for slander against me?

    • Please contact a lawyer in your area. Often you’ll find free consultations. I’m afraid I can’t comment directly on any cases. My sincere sympathies for your family.

  33. i had a potential employer tell me the reason i didnt get hired is my old boss told them i walked out on them, when in fact i was fired for asking for a day off. has cost me multiple jobs. would i be able to sue for slander with just the word of the future employers?

  34. The company I work for as a 1099 contractor/truck driver has accused me of stealing fuel from them. When I cam back from my last trip and was on my home time, the police showed up at my door to ask questions about the discrepency of fuel. I was caught offguard about all of this as I maintain my innocence and have done nothing wrong to warrant these accusations. The company is also telling me that my wages will not be paid to me until the investigation is done. They have told me I have been stealing and that it is on video which is utterly impossible since I never did this. Do I have a case against them?

  35. Can you be sued for slander by telling one of your friends that your ex is a greedy bitch?

  36. My pastor received a threatening letter and took it to the police and filed a,report. He named some church members in the complaint as suspects all proven to not have a role in the letter. The problem is when he went to the police he gave a false statement to police a slanderous statement to the police which is listed in the police report. Can I sue him for slander.

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