Deformation of Character
Under Britsh Law it is covered by the Defamation act of 1996
Defamation laws and court procedures can vary from state to state. An attorney experienced in defamation cases and issues can advise you on the laws relevant to your particular claim.
Do not delay. Like all civil actions, defamation of character suits must be brought within a certain period of time. Consult your state laws for the statute of limitations governing your case.