Kearny, NJ asked in Libel & Slander for New Jersey

Q: Someone threatened to sue me for therapy cost?

I bought something online. The seller said it's in very good condition but it wasn't the moment it arrived. I asked for a return at the seller's cost which was declined. I was mad and said I would report the dishonest action of the seller, called the seller a scum, and the F word, but that's it. Seller replied he/she felt bad and would probably sue me for the therapy cost. This is absolutely absurd and it's mostly his/her fault, even if a therapy is necessary. But still, I am not sure if this is for real or a bluff. I really don't want to get into a lawsuit. What do you think and what am I supposed to do now?

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Leonard R. Boyer
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A: I seriously doubt that there will be a lawsuit, but even if there is one, winning it is a completely different story. If a lawsuit is filed, you will be able to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney to send opposing counsel a Safe Harbour letter, citing N.J.S.A. 2A:15-59.1 and Rule 1:4-8 which informs the other side in a lawsuit that sanctions and courts will be sought against both the attorney and the client filing the lawsuit.

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