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Defamation of Character??

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I live and work in Kentucky. I own a autobody repair shop. Which I do alot of work for insurance companies. I am a one man shop. A customer, which I am still working on her car, told me her insurance agent said that I and the car rental dealer was in, "kohuts", and that I intentionally delayed getting cars completed, so that the car rental dealer could make more money from their rental. The car rental owner is upset, as I , and wondering if I have any reason to take legal action? I agreed to pay half of the car owners rental , in order to show my honest intentions. This could be confusing to some. The owner of the vehicle is upset for one reason, she didn't have car rental insurance. She has to pay out of pocket. I am now re-embersing her for half of the rental cost. Do I have a case or reason to ask for an apology? This is a major insurance company. They have upset my customers before. I am not on their preferred shop list. They scare the hell out of people when they want to have their car fixed at other shops. I have had it with them. Do I have any justification to legal action? P/O in Kentucky..

[This message has been edited by Auggy (edited October 16, 2000).]


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There may be slander, but you'd need a lawyer to handle it, and they rarely take these cases on a contingency basis.

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