Libel Slander Defamation



Slander and Libel are forms of defamation of character. This is the publication of false statements about an individual that cause harm to the individual's reputation or character. Publication happens 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 spoken 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. Expressions of opinion are not. Please read on to find a slander, defamation or libel attorney or access more information about defamation law here in our libel, slander and defamation practice center.

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My brother is being slandered and defamation of character on Facebook what can he do to stop it?
His ex girlfriend is stating false comments on Facebook with his full name .
Do I have a case? A former employer of mine pressed charges against me simply to runin my political
His case against me isn't meritless but certainly was done out of pure hatred. He called me two days before he pressed charges claiming he would go to the police if I did't pay him $6000.00. He mentioned that he knew i was going to run for a local office and how detrimental a case and possible trial would be for me. I was also demoted in position at the companies main office because of these false slanders lies. All in all, he has cost me alot of money on legal counsel and having to resign from the company. Can I sue him for any of this? Surly you can't just try and destroy someone's good standing like that it's completely malicious.
What can I do to protect my reputation?
The wife of a man I dated 10 years ago(he was single at that time) found some private nude photo of me and is threatening to divulge this information to the world. She also threatened to physically harm me and blow up my world.Even though I did nothing to her personally , she is quite obsessed and angry with me. Is there anything I can do from a legal standpoint to protect myself?
do we have a case?
Hello sir / maam i'm a female married with 3 children i'm working at the deli and bakery i been working 7 month what happenned is my co worker complain about me that when i walk by behind her that i touch her on her shoulder and rub my thing on her butt i was surprised about this coz i really don't do this i know this lady i been warning to stay away from her coz she like to file for harrassment so what happened is the owner of that company come and talk to us and i she get upset coz i did not get fired coz they believed i really do'nt do that i really thougt that this is over then it happen again another co worker file another sexual haraassment its another lied again the complain they let me read it the second complain they don't let me know who is this person who complain they just fired me out at work i get so embarrassed over this that i never been done anything i feel like i been discrimanation
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