Cuyahoga Falls, OH asked in Libel & Slander for Ohio

Q: Someone said I stole from them and forged a check of theirs. I didn't do this. Can I get them for slander?

My nephew said I stole the title to his car and cashed a work check of his. I didn't do this. He accused me of criminal acts; theft and forgery. His parents (my brother & his wife) won't talk to me. I'm devastated over this. Can I file a lawsuit against him for slander?

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You can file a lawsuit against anyone for any reason, whether you will win is a different story. Generally, defamation (slander and libel) require that you prove the things is false, and damaged your reputation costing you money.

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