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  • the legal term is liable. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/liable
  • If one goes by the definition of a Rumor as: a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts.... and indeed it is true. Then it cannot be Slander: a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report. I would then consider it a fact, not a rumor nor slander and something that cannot be held against you personally. I am not a lawyer though, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night ;)
  • Probably not if it is true and you can prove it. A person also can not sue someone for spreading rumors. They have to prove that the person started the rumor with the intent to ruin somebody's life. If someone got you fired for calling your boss and telling them a lie about you then yes you can sue for slander. If your boss did not believe it and your life didn't change any then no you can not sue.
  • It might be considered slander by those who it relates to but it's only slander if it's a false accusation.
  • that depend if there is any proof, recordings,etc... No proof, no problem. This would only be your words against their words!
  • Sure one can be sued for anything. Now if someone will actually take the case on either side and if a judge will actually let the case be presented and if a settlement is rendered and if one actully collects are a whole lot of "ifs". If true and can be proven - no problem. If not true and intent to defame cannot be proven - won't go anywhere. The above is just one persons 2 cents worth. Myself, I have a hard enough time keeping my ducks in a row without spreading stories about others.
  • Rumor: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rumor If you are speaking in context of personal relationships (ie: between friends, perhaps), it is difficult to sue someone - not difficult, but expensive to prove to what extent you've been "injured" by the rumor. If you are speaking in context of professional, then, all bets are off in our litigant rich environment. When I was editing magazine, I carried an insurance policy to cover me personally, should someone get their knickers in a twist over something I published. I have also had people say things about me out of jealousy and personal dislike, and have been told that there was not much I could do other than invoke them to small claim court. I am not an attorney, but it seems to me that if you do anything against someone, you might expect anything done back at you. Somehow the words "true rumor" seem like an oxymoron.
  • Some of the prongs of slander are: (1) there has to be malicious intent; (2) the person had to have known that it was not true; (3) it has to have caused actual damanges
  • You could be sued for mental anguish or any other damages caused by your telling something about somebody even if it is true. It all depends on what this 'truth' is and what your intentions were.
  • True rumor? hmmm, that is an oxi-moron? lol Gosh, hope not about the rumors, I would be in BIG trouble.
  • I think it has to come with a threat, or actual damage in some form or another, and even then, I'm not sure. But there's some specifics rules about this, and if you could be arrested just for spreading rumours, everybody would get arrested.
  • You can sue for just about anything these days but, But to collect, they would need to prove two things. 1)they would have to prove that you spread the rumor even thoug you knew that it was false, and 2) They have to prove that it caused them physical harm.
  • It's only slander if you don't have the proof to back it up.

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