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How do i sue someone for slander?

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long story short, my dad ex girlfriend blames me for them not working out so she told my fiance that i cheated on him and so now we are broken up untill i can prove her wrong, that she is lying just to get back at me.

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Slander is the oral communication of false statements which are harmful to someone’s reputation. Spoken opinions which don't contain statements of fact don't constitute slander. The basic elements of a claim of slander include; 1.defamatory statement 2. published to third parties 3.which the speaker/publisher knew or should have known was false.

Contact a local defamation/slander lawyer to protect your rights and reputation.

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Slander is difficult to prove. As a general rule, if you can prove that she intentionally acted and you suffered harm to your reputation, then you can sue. The challenge is establishing damages

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The tort of slander is alive and well in North Carolina. To sue someone for slander, you (or your attorney) must initiate a lawsuit by filing a complaint alleging sufficient facts to satisfy every element of the tort.

The preceding is offered as general legal advice based on the information provided. As such, any reader should contact a licensed attorney to discuss the specifics of their case and how it relates to the law.

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