Is a false accusation of borderline personality disorder grounds for defamation of charachter

Is false accusation of borderline personality disorder grounds for defamation?
Asked Sep 26, 2012
If you're asking about grounds for a lawsuit, making untrue statements about another which damages his/her reputation is defamation of character (Libel if written and slander if spoken).

There are a lot of unknowns in answering this question. Assuming they cannot prove the statement is true (best defense), that the person it was said about is not a public figure, that the statement was made in a way that a lot of people are aware of it, That it damaged the person some way and the court rules that having a personality disorder is somehow damages your reputation, there may be grounds.

The real answer though is to get an appointment with a lawyer, let them review all of the facts and they will give you an assessment of your chances of winning the case.

Answered Sep 26, 2012

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