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Defamation Of Character

Postby Galvin » Sat May 14, 2016 6:05 am

I am on the Board of Directors of a NYC cooperative.  Two weeks ago, the majority of the Board voted me as treasurer over someone who has been the treasurer for many years and is tight with the Board President.  Both the Board President and the former treasurer are now going to the shareholders telling them they are scared for the cooperative finances and I have already made mistakes.  This is not true as I have not done anything yet other than meeting with the accountants to have an overview of the Treasurer role.  The comments will probably continue until I resign.  Do I have a case for defamation?
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Defamation Of Character

Postby Sedgewick » Tue May 17, 2016 4:54 am

I am on the Board of Directors of a NYC cooperative.  Two weeks ago, the majority of the Board voted me as treasurer over someone who has been the treasurer for many years and is tight with the Board President.  Both the Board President and the former treasurer are now going to the shareholders telling them they are scared for the cooperative finances and I have already made mistakes.  This is not true as I have not done anything yet other than meeting with the accountants to have an overview of the Treasurer role.  The comments will probably continue until I resign.  Do I have a case for defamation?
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Defamation Of Character

Postby Bradyn » Tue May 24, 2016 1:42 am

Penni:

In short, yes, it would be properly couched in a civil action as slander per se insofar as the defamation is made in the course of your profession.  The good thing about slander per se is that you need not even prove damages insofar as they're presumed.

Consult an attorney in New York.

Jason Barnette, Esq.

Barnette Law Offices, LLChttp://barnettelawoffices.com

615-585-3885
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