Q: I was arrested June of 2017, in return for some charges dropped I agreed to be a confidential informant, I helped arret
7-8 individuals, I testified in court and the local paper put me in as the confidential informant, I left town , had threats , my name smeared in social media, can I sue the newspaper company, cause im struggling, dealing with anxiety
A: Nope. Your conviction, your testimony etc. are public record. The trial itself is public record. If the newspaper promised you that they would keep your name out of their paper and did not, then you have an action for breach of contract against the newspaper. Did social media publish anything untrue about you? Truth is thE defense against slander and libel. If a private person published untruths about you on social media, THAT is actionable.
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