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Libel

#1
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
I made two comments on the Facebook post of my friends ex-husbands new wife. They live in a different state than me. I made the comment "believing everything he tells you is a mistake," somewhere in her response she stated that her husband had been at his current job for 19 years, I responded back correcting her that it has been 17. That's it. Apparently my friends ex and new wife are furious, they do not seem reasonable and I can see them threatening to sue. Any advice? Do you think my comment is libel?
 


Zigner

Senior Member
#2
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
I made two comments on the Facebook post of my friends ex-husbands new wife. They live in a different state than me. I made the comment "believing everything he tells you is a mistake," somewhere in her response she stated that her husband had been at his current job for 19 years, I responded back correcting her that it has been 17. That's it. Apparently my friends ex and new wife are furious, they do not seem reasonable and I can see them threatening to sue. Any advice? Do you think my comment is libel?
Your comment is not libel.

With that said...why even post? It's really none of your business.
 

quincy

Senior Member
#3
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
I made two comments on the Facebook post of my friends ex-husbands new wife. They live in a different state than me. I made the comment "believing everything he tells you is a mistake," somewhere in her response she stated that her husband had been at his current job for 19 years, I responded back correcting her that it has been 17. That's it. Apparently my friends ex and new wife are furious, they do not seem reasonable and I can see them threatening to sue. Any advice? Do you think my comment is libel?
Facts matter. What you have presented in the way of facts is not enough to say if what was published can be judged defamatory. It doesn't seem so on its face. And truth will always be a defense to any claim of defamation.

Because defamation claims are expensive to pursue, I cannot see any legal action worth the cost of pursuing, even if what you wrote was not accurate.
 

Shadowbunny

Queen of the Not-Rights
#4
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
I made two comments on the Facebook post of my friends ex-husbands new wife. They live in a different state than me. I made the comment "believing everything he tells you is a mistake," somewhere in her response she stated that her husband had been at his current job for 19 years, I responded back correcting her that it has been 17. That's it. Apparently my friends ex and new wife are furious, they do not seem reasonable and I can see them threatening to sue. Any advice? Do you think my comment is libel?
Yup: Mind your own business and stop communicating with your friend's ex-husband's new wife.