Someone I know from the past posted a blog about me with my pictures claiming that I stole his identity.

Asked 7 months ago - Tucson, AZ

I did not steal his identity, it was a paid day loan and he says that the loan was for $700. he says the police will not press charges because they do not have any evidence that says that I am the one that took out the loan. Can I sue him for defamation of character in small claims court?

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  1. Zaheer A Shah

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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Hopkins. Small claims court is not a venue for such a claim. If you are committed to this, consult a defamation attorney to consider all of your options and the costs associated with each.

    The author of this answer is an Attorney-at-Law, licensed to practice law only in the state of Arizona. Unless... more
  2. Edward C. Hopkins Jr.

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    Answered . Unfortunately, you may not file a defamation lawsuit in Arizona's small claims courts.

    http://www.jp.pima.gov/pages/smallclaims/newsma...

  3. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . Both of the other attorneys are Arizona attorneys and know the law better than me, but I wonder if the attorney's fees would not exceed any recovery you might get. Is it financially beneficial to consider filing a lawsuit?

    My offices does represent people from Avvo if they contact me but only in the Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San... more

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