Can I sue a local government for false and defamatory information?

Asked about 1 year ago - San Mateo, CA

A county employee contacted me with personal questions for a third party court hearing. The county employee's investigative role should be unbiased but he/she ignored my responses and provided the Court with untrue information which favored the third party's case. The county employee's information was defamatory and violated my civil rights.

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  1. Steven Parnell Weaver

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    Answered . You may but what really are your damages? The person who the information was used against has a better case.

  2. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . You can certainly have a local civil rights lawyer investigate the specifics

  3. Christopher John Gansen

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    Answered . So you say, but there are few facts here on which to base a lawsuit.

  4. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . You bet you can sue.
    Anyone can sue anyone else.
    Whether you can win is the $64 question and that depends on lots of facts, circumstances and the law in your state.

    You presented zero facts and zero circumstances of relevance so it’s not possible to assess your chances of winning a suit against an entity that enjoys immunity and presumably has lots of money to defend itself.

    NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. DO NOT RELY ON ANY ADVICE YOU RECEIVE FROM ME OR ANY OTHER... more

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