Originally posted by vision:
My friend is having some problem,i don't know abt US Laws.we r from Asia.
My friend (Joan) is having a problem. I don't know about US Laws. We are from Asia.
Joan's husband, Ralph has a colleague named Jack. Ralph, introduced Joan to Jack's wife (Sally). On the second meeting Joan and Ralph felt that there was something not quite right with Sally. But since Sally was the wife of a colleague they decided to ignore it.
Ralph was out of town for some time. Sally called Joan and started doing things to help her like get groceries. Sally was acting very friendly at that time. One day Sally asked Joan about Ralph's vacation time. Sally said "Jack's company is not permitting him to go on vacation. We are very upset".
Immediately Sally emailed Ralph advising him and criticing him. Ralph replied "No, I am not upset about vacation. I love to work for my company. Please don't talk about my company with Joan".
Sally replied, "Do you think I am spying for your company?" She cursed Ralph for nothing. She threatened Ralph saying, "I am in a good position. I can do whatever I want." And then she listed all the things she had done for Joan when he was out of town.
Ralph is a calm type. He wouldn't hurt anyone. But he got upset and replied, "Thanks for everything you did but don't email my wife she is so sensitive. She is crying all day long." He even sent a copy to Jack.
Sally again emailed Ralph saying that she needs a written apology from Joan because she is a liar. Sally claimed Joan was lying about her and threatened to sue.
Do you guys think Joan is having any legal problems? They have all the emails.
They know them for only 2 months.
This is a lesson for everyone. We should not be close to any strangers.
Please help her.
The slander must, of course, be published, that is communicated to a third person; and if verbal, then in a language which he understands, otherwise the plaintiff's reputation is not impaired.