Is it libel to be accused of stealing money from a fathers estate? 1 Answers as of May 27, 2011

Father is deceased, family is fighting over estate. This has been stated in estate attorney’s office with no proof offered (as it did not happen). My husbands brother is the one accusing him.

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Komanapalli Massey LLP | Mark A. Massey, Esq.
It is slander if uttered orally, and libel if in writing.Intentional or recklessly made false assertions of criminal activity are civilly actionable. You may recover any resulting damages, and you may receive punitive damages as well, which could be substantial.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2011
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