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Can I sue for being wrongly accused of forgery

Can I sue for being wrongly accused of forgery

Postby mr_c » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:09 am

During a recent court hearing against the estate, I was accused of forging my fathers signature on his will along with the witnesses. The forensic expert ordered by the court confirmed that the signature was indeed that of the deceased (my father) and that the will was genuine.

Can I sue for being accused of forgery! as his witness statement claims that I had forged his signature. I am deeply annoyed at this accusation and feel that he should be punished for making such a liable statement.
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Re: Can I sue for being wrongly accused of forgery

Postby atticus » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:11 pm

No. There is absolute privilege for statements made in the course of judicial proceedings. This covers any statements made in the course of judicial proceedings before a court. It enables judges, barristers, witnesses and parties to an action to speak freely in the course of judicial proceedings.
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