Libel; Slander; Defamation; Attorneys; Wills and Estates
The heir to an estate was unhappy with the Atlanta attorney who was representing the estate. The heir was telling people that the attorney was "dragging her feet" and otherwise not ethically and properly handling the estate and the distribution of legacies to the heir. The attorney sought assistance from the Firm to protect her reputation. The Firm filed suit against the disgruntled heir, and the settlement for the Client included a written retraction of the allegations plus damages and attorneys' fees.