my ex has an extremely talent for making things up in court. I would like to know if I can sue her for Slander, defamation and anything else to put a stop to all of this nonsense and waist of money. Are there any punitive damages that I can receive for this act?
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It is very hard and you should consult an attorney.
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California law prohibits defamation actions for statements made in the course of litigation and in court. One of the policies behind this law is that you are already in court and that is a good place to raise your allegation of untruthfulness and get it resolved, without an ancillary proceeding. Imagine if every case spawned a second case by the unsuccessful party for false statements! The system would collapse.
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It is unlikely a rewarding financial recovery would be made.
Probably not. The litigation privilege applies. See my blog post of just a few days ago: Litigation Privilege Exception: Statement Concerning Third Party in Dissolution Proceedings
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