Can you sue in a Small Claims Court in Texas for Libel or Slander?

Asked over 3 years ago - Fort Worth, TX

A person and company I was dealing with on personal business made false statements via email to my employer after I refused to do business with them.

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  1. Ronald S. Pichlik

    Contributor Level 18
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    Answered . I would say no. Small claims courts deal with actual monetary issues; someone suing for a specific damages up to a certain dollar figure. Your case would invoke a lawsuit seeking equitable damages. Your going to need an attorney to review your case and determine if you have a viable lawsuit. If you do it will almost certainly have to be filed in circuit, or superior court.

  2. Christian K. Lassen II


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Small claims court is when damages don't exceed 10k, but amount varies by state.

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