My question involves defamation in the state of: CA (and PA)
A brief scenario:
I wrote a letter 2 years ago to Mr. H claiming that he was a slanderer and a liar of Mr. Y. I gave a copy of the letter I wrote to him to Mr. Y, since he was the one I was defending and he wanted to see what I wrote. Later, I found that what Mr. H said about Mr. Y is true, so I made amends with Mr. H and he said it's water under the bridge. I broke off all contact with Mr. Y since he is a swindler and a liar.
Later, we find out that Mr. Y put up a website in which he posted that letter that I wrote. Now, Mr. H wants to sue me for Mr. Y putting up that letter! I tried to get the letter off the website by claiming copyright but the webmaster said that I have to get a court order for that. So my questions are:
1. Does Mr. H even have a case against me? I didn't even put up that letter and I had no idea that two years later it would be posted online.
2. Can I get the letter off the website in any way? How do I get a court order?
3. Is it likely that he would win the case if he does in fact have a case against me? I have read that slander/libel cases are hard to prove because he has to prove that damage was done to his reputation.
4. If he wins, is the judgment binding?
Thanks in advance.