My question involves defamation in the state of: Hawaii
I took my car to be fixed. I needed two things fixed: the hatch hinges were broken and the door was sagging. He wrote an invoice saying he would fix them both. When I got the car back I discovered that he didnt fix the door. He made up some excuse so I didnt want to bother. I did not want to take him to court so I posted an online review instead. I only posted true things because I am cautious about libel. Here is the ad.
A friend of his posted an online response and then started emailing me with threats and insults. Basically "F-you and this and that" and "Im going to sue you". About 5 emails worth which I've saved. A quick check of his name resulted that he is supposedly a "paralegal/bartender/mechanic" from Florida now living in Hawaii and working as a mobile mechanic.
I dont like anyone threatening me or my family. Plus he called me a redneck which I took offense to. I am Hawaiian and was born in Hawaii plus I have good friends from the South. So I posted an online response to his mechanic ads. Here is the ad.
Its my understanding that all he can do is ask the court for a motion to CEASE the review from being posted but technically he cant sue me. He mentioned something about a TRO. But that doesnt make sense in this case. I thought Id ask for advice. Thanks for any help you can offer.
To make a long story short: I have only posted those 2 pages which Ive linked.