North Carolina  |  Civil Litigation

Legal Question

Asked on: 10/08/11, 5:17 pm

my child is in high school. some kids were in his room last week and read his notebook without permission. it had a list of friends and their phone numbers. One kid asked what the list was and he said it is my hit list. The kids left and one told his mother. The mother went to the school and accused our son of having a list of kids on a hit list. Our son has had the phone list secondary to multiple moves since we are military. He was called to the principles office and after talking to him and my wife- the counselors said it was not an issue. Supposedly, the mother making the complaint has a B.S in psychology and is a constant irritant to staff and other parents. Our son loved the school but now doesn't want to return. Do we have a case to sue the mother for defamation?

1 Answer

Answered on: 10/11/11, 11:01 am by Gregory Kash

Truth is an absolute defense to a slander claim. If your son said it was his hit list, and that was passed on, it is not slander, it is the truth. If you son said these things, he has to live with the consequences.

Did you find this answer helpful?

0 Users found this answer helpful.

0 Attorneys agree with this answer.

Law Office of Gregory M. Kash 434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2350 Raleigh, NC 27601

Other answers from this attorney

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask an Attorney!

Get answers from the top Attorneys
Ask Question

115 Answers given in the last few hours.

8662 Active attorneys ready to answer your question

Search Past Answers:
  Advanced Search