Destrehan, LA asked in Libel & Slander for Louisiana

Q: Can I file a suit for damages because of slander and deformation of character

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It's hard to say, because there isn't much information to go on here. But as a general consideration, think of this. Those types of lawsuits are not generally handled on a contingency. That means you'd pay an attorney hourly to prove damages that could be costly to establish, the other side could deny saying the things you allege, and in the end, the outcome could be uncertain. You might want to consult with an attorney about what it would cost to pursue your case and what the possible outcome might be. That might help you make your decision as to what you want to do. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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