I have a neighbor who is verbally and writing pure lies. I have children in who share the same school and sporting events. I have left it alone, although now the line has been crossed I am tired of the complete lies and harassment.
If your neighbor is defaming you then you could certainly file a lawsuit. However you may want to start with a cease and desist letter from a lawyer. It would cost less and could work. If not, you could still sue.
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I agree with Attorney Ninomiya. Consult with one of the local civil litigators in town, and have him/her send the neighbor a stern cease and desist letter. If the behavior continues, you may wish to consult with counsel again on whether a defamation lawsuit is warranted, and whether it would be worth the expense and burden of litigation. Hopefully the false statements will be brought to a permanent end without recourse to legal process. Best wishes.
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