Falls Church, VA asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia

Q: Hello, My girlfriend send an email to my boyfriend of 4 months and said horrible things about me. Needless to say he

Left me. So I want to take her to court for character defamation,malice and conspiracy. Do I have a strong case. She only emailed him once. I want to seek 1,000.000 for damages. Thank you.

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F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: A lawsuit for defamation and libel/slander must be proven by clear and convincing evidence. You must also prove that you and your reputation were damaged. Damages will require an expert who is an economist or financial expert. The burden of proof is very strict. No attorney takes these cases on a contingency fee basis bit will charge on an hourly basis and payable each month.

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