Indianapolis, IN asked in Libel & Slander and Civil Rights for Indiana

Q: I want to sue someone for using racial slander and drug references about me, in there song.

I believe that it is a defamation of character

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: This is something that an Indiana attorney could advise you best on, but your question remains open for three weeks. You may be correct about being defamed. However, you should keep this in mind. These cases can be costly, and attorneys do not necessarily handle them on a one-third contingency basis commonly applied in unintentional tort matters such as car accidents. You could pay an attorney on an hourly basis for an indefinite endeavor whose outcome is uncertain. If an Indiana attorney would offer you a free or minimal cost initial consult, you could learn whether your matter is viable, cost-effective, and worthwhile to pursue, along with the statute of limitations within which you would need to act to preserve your rights if you chose to pursue the matter. Intentional torts such as slander and libel typically have very short statutes of limitations, and an Indiana attorney could advise you on that. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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