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Category: Defamation

What Do I Have to Prove in a Defamation Claim?

False negative statements that are made about you can affect your reputation. You could lose out on money and employment opportunities and face other damages if false statements are published about you.  The publishing of false statements is referred to as defamation. You can file a civil lawsuit for defamation to recover compensation for losses […]


What’s the Difference Between Libel, Slander, and Malicious Falsehood?

While the law protects the right of free speech, this right is not absolute. An individual or an organization that makes false statements can face a civil lawsuit from those affected by the untruths.  Laws related to libel, slander, and malicious falsehood are all examples of legal doctrines that give victims the right to pursue […]


Have You Been Defamed?

Defamation is the act of making an untrue statement that causes harm to another individual that results in that person suffering damages. There are essentially two different forms of defamation that you have probably heard about, but you may not know the distinction. If someone was to make a false claim about you verbally to […]


What is Slander in California?

Statements that are made about you can have a major impact on your reputation. If those statements are true, then you will likely have to live with the consequences of the statements. However, if the statements are false, you may have the right to file a civil lawsuit against those who tarnished your reputation by spreading […]


Defamation in California

What is Defamation? In California, a claim for defamation involves a false statement made by one person about another person, which causes harm to a person’s property, business, profession or occupation. Defamatory statements are typically made using two methods: (1) Slander: Making defamatory statements by a transitory (non-fixed) representation, usually an oral representation; or (2) […]