A private citizen, of Alameda County, CA, was the target of an, alleged, libelous publication. The publication, a letter (identifying the private citizen as the person liable for events discussed) and a false criminal activity log were received by the owner of the private citizen's property rental (resulting in a "forced" move from the rental unit; terminating a 9 year residence), the person's employer (a corporation, ending a 15 year employment relationship; "forced" resignation), local government agencies and the local police department. A civil lawsuit for emotional distress was filed but, too late; dismissed due to the statute of limitations. The event(s) have resulted in a diagnosed "post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The person has been in an "unemployable state since the date of the forced resignation, suffered homelessness and rendered financially destitute; currently under treatment for the PTSD. What civil damages can be filed for the pain and suffering of the past events?
Way too many issues to address separately before knowing if you have any options;
For example: how were you 'forced" to move? How were you "forced" to quit your job?
SOL has already run.
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