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What legal options do I have here? I don't think I can sue for defamation of character since the email was sent to me only. Your rationale about defamation is accurate with respect to the establishment (henceforth "company"). But you may sue the person(s) who approached the company to falsely accuse you of that crime. Being banned certainly qualifies as ...


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Defamation is a tort1 It has all the remedies available to any tort. The typical ones sought are damages and an injunction requiring the defamer to issue an apology. Of course, the parties are free to agree on any restitution they like in alternative dispute resolution. 1It can also be crime in many jurisdictions. either generally or in specific ...


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Scott seemingly has a viable claim of defamation per se. If the matter has caused him concrete losses (typically in the form of losing employment, business, or prospect thereof), he could also sue for defamation per quod. The matter of defamation per se will require him to prove the defendant's mental state known in defamation law as actual malice. That ...


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What kind of recourse can OP pursue to swiftly clear their name? The OP's "recourse" is to prove the truth - that he is not a convicted or accused (by a prosecutor) sex offender - to those who defamed him, who are presumably the bar owner(s), who instructed the bouncer to remove the OP because he was a sex offender; and possibly the bouncer, who may have ...


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The examples given aren't very good, but the general rule is that two wrongs don't make a right. A person who is legally defamed and has a claim for damages against someone else for the defamation is not immune from liability to the person who defamed them if the person who legally defamed them retaliates in kind. In a lawsuit, a jury could find that both ...


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Actually it seems like there is no defamation at all. The resturuant saying they have no record is not inherintly false, and the claim that reviewer was there could still be supported if a cash payment was made. Thus, the review is opinion, the statement of lack of record of the reviewer's visit is valid, and the statement that the reviewer paid in cash is ...


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Defamatory statements are not defined in terms of why a person makes them (otherwise, there would be no defamation because everybody comes up with some reason other than pure hatred). In this scenario, the review is not defamatory, it is a statement of personal opinion (I presume there were no false accusations that the appetizer was a plate of dead rat). ...


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No Only people can be sued. A business is not a person; a company is.


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