Ex & I broke up 2 yrs ago. We had been friends but found he had moved on & we both sent over 100 texts callin names. I never made a threat, just verbally called him names. His vehicles were damaged 3 days later, he accused me. The sherriff found no evidence it was me, it wasnt, i have proof i was out of town. Now he has filed a restraining order.
If it was denied and taken off the calendar, that means that the restraining order case is over. If what he said in his petition was that you called him names, and that's true, then that is not defamation because its true. And the petition was dismissed, so it caused you no harm. If anything, it probably makes him look silly. Is this really a fight you want to continue in public?
If he said other things in the petition about you that weren't true, then a lot would depend on what he said, and whether you could show any harm resulting to you from the placement of those false statements in the public record.
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It sounds like you are fortunte and the petition was denied. If you dont have a pending court date you should be fine. If you have one then you can hire a lawyer to appear but it seems as if that will not be necessary. As far as slander, do you really want to hire a lawyer and pay a lot of money to sue your ex regardless if there is any merit or perhaps you should decide to let him go emotionally all together and move on. Letting go of the past is a gateway to a better future.
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If the court denied the request then the case is over. Also you have no case for slander even if you did no attorney will take the case unless you pay all the attorneys fees as the case goes through the systen, up front.
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