Technically you can sue for falsehoods, but even if you could prove damages, how could you collect if she has insufficient funds?
You could proceed to get an order of protection, but that may be costly.
Think through what you want to do.
Do not feel as if you must suffer; perhaps confronting her in front of people she has lied to would be your best remedy
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The best thing you can do is to stay as far away from your sister as possible.
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You can absolutely sue your sister for defamation. The only issue is the statute of limitations. You need to consult with a California Personal Injury attorney to make sure your claim is still viable.
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