Can I sue for defamation if a newspaper printed an article about my business based on a meeting that was held without me?
Question Details: I was unaware of the meeting. The village where my company is located decided to terminate my lease without cause back 4 months ago and gave me until this month to move out. In their meeting they claimed I didn't pay rent for 2 months and more than likely won't pay for this month. However, the mayor of the village gave me permission to skip those payments to help cover the cost at the new location I was moving too. The newspaper failed to mention that and now it looks like (due to the newspaper) that I purposely do not and choose not to pay rent. My clientele is questioning where their money goes if I don't pay bills.