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If you have been served with a lawsuit the time for you to respond is ticking away. If you do not respond you risk a default judgment. If you have homeowners insurance, renters insurance contact your insurance carrier and see if there is coverage. Sit down with an attorney in your area, truth is a defense to any claim. Good luck
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Your description of what took place is a little confusing, but feel free to contact my office to discuss further and give you some more detailed legal advice.
Whether you are right or wrong in your written statements about this person is not the immediate issue. If you are sued, you must defend and you must stand the costs of that. You might win. Get a lawyer.
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