I have a person that is talking to people whom I associate with and telling them that I am not of good character and I shouldn't be trusted. I know this is petty, but I am considering taking action if it is worthwhile. Is it worth my time and effort and what do I have to do to make a defamation case against this person? Does what they are doing even stand a chance of taking it further. What is the procedure for taking defamation action, if it is worth pursuing?