if someone falsely accuses you of something that you have audio proof is NOT true and you had to run around looking for a lawyer to help you and your anxiety and heart problem worsened can you sue for personal injury for them putting you through unnecessary anguish?
the complaint was said to be "criminal" for harassment and threats but no police were called so its just in civil court.
You may be able to bring an action against the original complainant for Malicious Prosecution, but the proceeding that was initiated against you must first be terminated in your favor. Based upon the facts you have provided, personal injury would not be the appropriate lawsuit, nor would infliction of emotional distress.
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If by "falsely accuses" you mean made a complaint to the police that would be a very hard case because a private citizen is generally immune from a civil suit for making a complaint to the police.
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NO The damages in a claim for libel or slander are solely economic. In New York, under most circumstances, a claim for emotional injuries can not be made without an accompanying physical injury.
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