Question asked on March 29, 2021
Q: I was sent a letter on behalf of my brother, full of absolutely nonsensical allegations. I’d like to get my brother for perjury. Is the lawyer letter enough? Or do I need to get him to sign a Sworn Affidavit?
A: Short answer: no. There may be other repercussions for saying false facts verbally or in writing a letter, but “perjury” is not one of them — and a host of privileges make even outrageously false assertions in connection with litigation usually unactionable. The details are, well, detailed, and can backfire, so you should consult with knowledgeable counsel before taking any action of any kind.