Caruthersville, MO asked in Banking and Libel & Slander for Missouri

Q: Can I sue the bank or the employee that gave out my confidential information to the public about my loan

A person off the street ask an employee about our personal information at the bank and the employee told them everything and they in turn spread it all over town, and we signed a letter stating everything was confidential.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: This isn't defamation. Defamation requires a false statement that damages you. You could sue for something else, but unless you've been financially harmed, my guess is that it won't make financial sense for you to pay an attorney to file suit for you.

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