Terrence H Thorgaard's answer In order to be defamatory, it has to be seen by a third party. Without such "publication", there would be no possibility that you could be damaged by this, if it were otherwise libelous. If the attorney sent the letter to you, it would not meet that requirement. So no.
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Robert Jason De Groot's answer Asking an attorney to give you advice about an agreement without providing the agreement is like asking a mechanic to fix your car but not providing the car. What does the agreement say? Was there a judgment entered? Was there a court case?
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Just because you think you have a case does not mean that you actually have a lawsuit. You will have to pay a lot of money to an attorney to file a lawsuit. It would probably be tens of thousands of dollars, no kidding, unless there is a possibility of a contingency fee arrangement, and in this type of case it is not usually available.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer If someone's property has been taken, why should the victim of the crime do any jail time? If a victim reports a crime, and a crime is charged, for instance a charge of grand theft, there are many factors that go into determining if the defendant will do jail time. We have no facts, and the defendant's criminal history can be very important.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Perhaps, but she probably had witnesses that can testify. If you want to start a case like this, look for an attorney and do not be surprised if they want a very hefty retainer, just to take the case.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer I do not think there is a form. Many people think that if you get a form to fill out you will not need an attorney. This is a big misconception. Libel and slander are civil causes of action, and one definitely needs an attorney to initiate these types of cases.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Get to an attorney. You will probably have to pay for one because they will not take a slander case on a contingency fee basis. It would not hurt to set up a free consultation with a personal injury attorney to find out whether you have a case.
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