defamation, libel, slander
Our family business was defamed on a nationally syndicated radio program recently. An unhappy customer called in to a local radio station, mentioned our business by name and owner, and recommended to never do business with X Company owned by John Doe in X city and state. The nationally broadcasted statements had no validity and were definately malicious. Furthermore, the client has made no indication of dissatisfaction and continues to do business with us.
As a result, our creditors have expressed concern regarding future funding of our business and area business competetion has pointed this negative and untrue publicity out to potential clients and suppliers.
Do we have a case? If so, what types of damages should we seek?