The litigation privilege is an absolute defense to a defamation claim. Depending upon the facts you might be able to sue for abuse of process or malicious prosecution if the case ends in your favor. Hire an attorney for a consultation.
I doubt you’d lose because the SOL has run, unless you falsely state that the person has been convicted. There are any number of reasons you could lose a defamation suit, however. Litigation is unpredictable.
Contact a local attorney experienced with defamation cases. They are tough cases under Missouri law because you must prove actual damages. Here is a link to the leading Missouri Supreme Court case on defamation.
Me and my wife have been attacked by a couple in our town for weeks now. Numerous posts on FB and numerous videos saying things that have been proven false. My wife is a teacher in our town and they have made numerous posts attacking her career as well and its getting severely out of hand. We have... Read more »
Your next step is to schedule a consultation with an attorney who understands and has experience with defamation matters under Missouri law. Generally, a cease and desist letter from an attorney is a good first step before jumping into litigation.
I will do my best to keep this brief yet concise. I have primary residential custody of 4 children who were the product of a previous marriage. I remarried and we live in Jackson County MO.The divorce and custody agreement were filed in Leavenworth County KS. There is an open child abuse... Read more »
It’s unclear what relief you seek. Small claims court is only for money damages. Okay you seek injunctive relief, such as an order into remove the defamatory statements, you cannot get such relief in small claims court.
Whether you hire an attorney to sue will depend largely on whether...Read more »
To pay back money that was not stolen from them and had me come in after I was fired to train someone to use computer I have emails were they say I stoled from them with I didn’t, I have proof. Can I sue for defamation of character I had 10yr with them with never one issue
Defamation cases are tough and expensive in Missouri. If your employer merely sent false emails to you and terminated your employment because it believed you committed theft, then you don't have a basis for a defamation suit in Missouri. Defamation requires publication of the false statement...Read more »
You've not provided any facts so there's no way to determine whether you are entitled to a return of your security deposit. If you are looking to terminate your lease before the agreed-up term expires, then it is unrealistic to believe that your landlord will simple agree to a mutual...Read more »
In order to better advise you on your situation, I would need to know more information about the specifics of your case. I'd highly recommend retaining an experienced family law attorney for the matter.
I recently commented on a forum post. The situation I commented on was odd and many people questioned it, including me. My comment was a bit disrespectful, another poster gave more information, which led me to apologizing publicly & going on to support the poster. In this process, a woman... Read more »
Based on the information you shared, I don't think you'd have a viable case for defamation for two reasons. First, you haven't articulated any objectively false statement she made about you. Second, you haven't articulated any damages that you suffered. Hurt feeling are not...Read more »
I was at work clocking in at our time clock, when one of my coworkers was talking very loudly about a situation that happened that morning that involved me ,but not her, she was speaking to our boss very rudely about me, cursing telling him that I was bitching and shouldn’t have talked to another... Read more »
Defamation cases in Missouri are difficult and expensive.
You haven't identified anything said that was objectively false (as opposed to opinion). Someone saying that you were "bitching and shouldn’t have talked to another person in a certain manner" is a statement of...Read more »
Yesterday I got into an argument with a customer she claims I called her a racial slur and discriminated against her. I did not call her anything and we're of the same race. We're both mexican and I work in a Mexican restaurant. The only people there at the time was her and her friend and... Read more »
Anyone can sue anyone for anything. I understand that you are saying you didn't call her a racial slur but even if you did that would not support a claim for defamation because, among other things, defamation requires and objectively false statement rather than opinion, as well as resulting...Read more »
I don't know the facts about your court date. If the court erred as to the date, then you can file an appropriate motion seeking to excuse you from the consequences of missing the court date. This is not a libel or slander matter and the court would be entitled to judicial immunity....Read more »
property manager lied to landlord stating I am 3 mos. behind to get me evicted when I owed Feb. rent of $525, $25 for Jan., and $10 from October. I knew I owed Feb. rent because it was 13 days late with $10 a day late fee. I paid it all in their office, Feb. 14. Was handed 30 eviction for refusing... Read more »
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