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Harry applied for a variance from the local zoning board to build a building. His neighbor Sandra appeared before the local zoning to speak in...

Harry applied for a variance from the local zoning board to build a building. His neighbor Sandra appeared before the local zoning to speak in opposition of the application. At the hearing, Sandra testified under oath. She made several highly negative comments about Harry's character, which she had heard around town. These comments were, however, untrue. The variance Harry was seeking was denied. Harry is now considering a lawsuit against Sandra.

a. What cause of action should Harry file against Sandra?

b. What are the elements that he must prove to win his case?

c. What defenses might Sandra raise to Harry's law suit?

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