On account of a bad dealing, a vengeful contractor threatened to ruin our reputation. Few days later, fake reviews about our business started getting published on multiple websites. I have saved screenshots of those. The contractor denies having any connection to it. If we can prove that, can I file defamation case against him?

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Yeah, I agree with Travis too. Defamation case and the attorney fees can be expensive. So, unless there is substantial financial loss, and you have a full-proof case, it's better to sort it out between yourselves. But if you do, consult an experienced attorney first.

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That's the main point – You'll need to prove that it was them. They're evidently going to deny the charge. How'll you prove it then? Well, you can try pulling records from internet providers and all. But it's going to be costly. Try to work it out between yourselves – it'll be cheap.

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Yes, it can be filed as a defamation only if you're able to prove it. You'll not only need to prove that it was the contractor, you'll also need to prove that you suffered losses or damages due to the action. If you're determined about suing them, start keeping track of your business so that you can mark out the losses.


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