Defamation of Character
Defamation of character, which
is the publication of false statements about an individual that
cause personal injury to that persons reputation or character.
Publication is established when the statement, in writing, orally,
or by electronic media, is received by at least one other person.
Libel is written defamation, while slander is oral defamation.
Both are covered by state laws, which generally require the
false statements to be intentional. Proof of the truth of the
defamation is generally a complete defense in a civil action
for libel or slander. Only factual misrepresentations are considered
libel or slander, not expressions of opinion. Please read on
to find a slander, defamation or libel attorney or access more
information about defamation law here in our libel, slander
defamation practice center. Slander and Libel are forms of defamation
can occur in a wide range of accidents; however leading causes
of personal injuries can be attributed to: