Yes, but truth is an absolute defense. Not saying that it was, just saying. That said, perhaps this was not the right person for you. Better now than later. Sorry.
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Yes, but if he has no money you'll have to pay and then get nothing at the end. There is an attorney in Texas who has had some success suing Facebook. I don't have his name but that may be better if you can show that what was posted would, to a stranger, be clearly false. (Contrast "the Pope was seen in Rome robbing a store"--celarly false, with "Tom _________ was seen in Canarsie doing a smash and grab..." could be true, could be false. A Facebook type organization has, as yet, no duty to investigate--they are a wall and anyone can put pretty much anything up on it, crazy, hurtful, spiteful, possibly all false.
You did not post the nature of what was said, but know that defamation lawyers are costly, but you can certainly discuss the facts with a local defamation lawyer. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
Maybe. It depends on what was stated. Prevailing, however, does not mean the judgement is collectible.
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The answer to your question, like so many in the law, depends on the details. In Minnesota, the claim you are describing is generally called "defamation." You may have a claim against this person, but there is always consideration regarding the time and cost of a lawsuit verses what you can hope to accomplish/obtain. If you google: "The elements of defamation in Minnesota", you will get some information that will better help you decide how to proceed. Good luck and sorry about this situation.
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