This information has created a tortuously hostile environment that has resulted in a backlash which affects our ability to generate income to the point of financial ruin. Their covert activities have included: e-mail, computer and phone monitoring, (tapping). We have even had our home security system, D & B records and background information compromised in addition to numerous pictures taken without our permission and posted to god only knows where to insure that everyone knows what we look like. This attack is more than vicious. The culprits have been successful at keeping their identities from our immediate reach. Whether out of fear, reprisal or some sense of loyalty we are having difficulty getting to the bottom of this. Local law enforcement is of no help. Any suggestions?
Written statements which are untrue and published to a third party that create ACTUAL PROVABLE DAMAGES are considered libel, not slander.
I would consult with an attorney, but you may need to call around because these cases are incredibly hard to prove and require the gathering of many facts.