Placerville, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: RE: ANIMAL SERVICES COMPLAINT FORM

Hi William,I contacted you previously about the mistreatment of a horse.The wife has emotional narcissistic issues & only cares about herself.There is a global pandemic, but all she cares about is finding out what i said in my report.I am shocked my detailed and sensitive information can be requested.It is all truth based on fact, filled with emotion and concern for the horse in chronological order with documented evidence,photos and video all first hand with witnesses.this all began as a "falling out" between friends and then the friendship ended because of their neglect of the horse.before my complaint I literally begged them and provided professional information on caring for a horse but they don't care.She will freak out and threaten to sue me because she is so ill-educated and defame me to everyone she knows.She is all bark no bite.Things are going to get ugly and I felt reasonably sure the information was privileged and am very relieved to hear it is :)

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William John Light
William John Light
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: FYI: Your post to me is public. If you want to direct your question to a specific attorney, click on that attorney's profile to find their telephone number or email address.

With respect to your comments, if a suit is threatened or filed against you, make a claim with your homeowners insurer. Some homeowners policies contain coverage for defamation. If your does, you would be entitled to an attorney at no cost to you. If you are liable for covered damages, your insurer would pay.

If the horse owner spreads factually inaccurate information about you in the community, you may have your own claims for defamation. Consult with an attorney to discuss whether this is appropriate. Figures of speech, exaggeration, hyperbole, etc., may not qualify as slander if there is no factual inaccuracy.

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