Los Angeles, CA asked in Libel & Slander and Employment Law for California

Q: What is the process and how long should a libel suit take?

In California a former employee is suing my business for disparaging remarks made on social media that were not made by myself or any current employees, it was posted by an social media account that only existed to post said comment in a random group. I have retained the services of an attorney but this is now going on a year, earlier this month there was a case management meeting I was told I didn't need to go to.

Was told another meeting would be needed in a few months but can't find out why from my attorney or what was presented this time or if anything new was presented. From what I have seen there is no real evidence or new evidence being provided by the plaintiff than what was provided a year ago.

I have been advised that the only way to resolve this is by settling, on the contrary I want to go after damages. My question is is are these meetings a normal part of the process and is it normal for it to take a year+ with no change.

1 Lawyer Answer
Donald M Barker
Donald M Barker
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Court's routinely schedule "Case Management Conferences" and "Status Conferences." The attorney usually appears by telephone.

Go to this website, check "I accept" at bottom. Search with your Case number, and you can see every hearing held, scheduled and every document filed in your case.


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