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    Default Can You Libel Someone Without Using Their Name

    If someone posts something on Facebook and writes something about "dwarfs" but no name is mentioned is that libel?

    Also, if the posting honestly wasn't about "so person" which it wasn't, how does one defend themselves? How does one defend themselves from a paranoid person who thinks that everything written is about them?
    And no, the person is not a dwarf!
    And yes, this person has legal representation.
    Can this person also get in trouble for visiting my page over three hundred times? (Supposedly this person has three hundred print outs, haven't seen them yet)


    Example? The dwarf was sitting on a rock today? How come?

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    Default Re: Can You Libel Someone Without Using Their Name?

    From the very vague description you gave us, I don't see any libel.

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    Default Re: Can You Libel Someone Without Using Their Name?

    "The fool on the hill sees the sun going down."

    Uh oh... I hope I don't get sued now....

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    Default Re: Can You Libel Someone Without Using Their Name?

    Quote Quoting aaron
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    "The fool on the hill sees the sun going down."

    Uh oh... I hope I don't get sued now....
    This is libel!

    I never saw no sun!!!

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    Default Re: Can You Libel Someone Without Using Their Name

    Thank you guys... I appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Can You Libel Someone Without Using Their Name

    UPDATE:

    I officially got a certified letter from the man's attorney who thinks he's a dwarf.

    I was told to cease and desist any and all conotations (sp) about dwarfs.

    It also said that this person overheard being called a dwarf in the past, and to remove all dwarf "jokes" from my FaceBook page.

    It also mentioned that even though the persons name was never mentioned, it was implied that it was this said person.

    Question: Since I can't go through the hell of a lawsuit, I removed my dwarf joke, now, since I wont put any "dwarf" comments up, after the letter, am I safe from suit now since I'm cease and desiting per the request?

    And the thing is, it may not be politically correct, but It really had nothing whatsoever to do with this person!

    This man is of normal height!

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