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Sue DCF for Libel

by T.J.
(Florida, U.S.)

pro se
DCF put false information about me in more than one report (said I had a brain disease and had several felony arrests) which is libel and committed perjury and slander in a hearing. I want to sue them in federal court. Also a member of the Guardian Ad Litems office read my medical files aloud violating my HIPPA rights. I have asked attorneys about this but as soon as I say DCF they reject me.

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I want to sue also
by: Anonymous

They have lied and kept documents and pushed court dates back even when I have done all the right things and never messed up again. I have to get my kids back by a certain date and I am afraid I will loose them due to a "clerical error".

i am in with a class A lawsuit and have proof
by: KC

I am at the appeal stage in getting my child back. The case worker and the therapist have done irreversible damage to my child and its killing me inside. My attorney did abosolutely nothing but work for the department. they think lower class people cannot love and raise their children adequately.

I'm going after DCF
by: Theresa

I am actively pursuing DCF, I have personally built a very solid case against them for falsifying official and legal documents, libel, defrauding federal and state government funding, manipulating the judicial system, child endangerment, sabatoging and ignoring judicial orders, mismanagement of funding.

I have the rock solid proof, and the money. I aim to put together a class action lawsuit.

Don't give up, my friend!
by: Anonymous

If more people stand up for what is right and don't back down because it "takes too long" (I know it's frustrating) but we are fighting for our rights and our families! No amount of money can replace that! Don't give up!

The DCF and Employees Enjoy Immunity
by: Michael - Legal Eagle Paralegal Nonlawyers

DCF is protected by a good faith exception, a qualified immunity. It is very difficult to sue them, because you basically have to show bad faith. It would take years, and you probably cannot get a firm to take the case on a contingency basis. But good luck to you in finding the right attorney to pursue them. Source: Atty. Robert DeGroot, Family Law Attorney - Deltona, FL

Another attorney suggests going only to very large lawfirms with experience suing the state.

Immunity is not iron clad and there are exceptions that allow a lawsuit.

Also, generally the torts you mention, libel, slander, are state claims generally brought in state court, you may have some form of a civil rights action in Federal Court and may be able to seek other relief including declaratory relief.
Source: Shriver Center National Center on Law, Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid Attorneys ┬╗ Chapter 9: Relief

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