What is recourse when ex biz partner calls your active prspective clients and tells them they will be sued if the do biz with me & charc lies, pedfile

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What is recourse when ex biz partner calls your active prspective clients and tells them they will be sued if the do biz with me & charc lies, pedfile

Ex biz partner called prospects and told thm if they do biz with me she will sue them along with me?? I’m not being sued, that I know of. She also told them that I’m a child pornographer. She voluntarily turned the biz over to me in Dec when she was personally being sued by her mortgage company and cmpromised the ability of the biz to do biz. My biz is a licensed corp, certified dbe, sbe, woman owned, and veteran owned. she is a woman scorned (the corporation has not made one penny as of yet – she was the marketing person) because she knows i will keep working until it is successful!

Asked on May 19, 2009 under Business Law, Arizona

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Go and see an attorney about the two issues that pop out from your question:  suing your ex-partner for defamation and getting some type of restraining order against her to stop her from calling people.  Sometimes just a letter from an attorney telling her to cease what she is doing and indicating that you will sue her for defamation of character is enough.  Sometimes not.  If you have a partnership agreement bring it with you.  There may be a remedy that was built in to it that the attorney can use as well.


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