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 ex-boyfriend emailed topless pictures of me to my entire class, friends and family after we had a
He is not a US citizen and did this while he was in his home country. After breakup, when he learnt that I had found someone else, he first sent my pics to my family and my boyfriend telling them about our intimate details and then also sent pictures and emails of intimate information to my entire class at college but in the emails he pretended it was not him but somebody else doing this. He also used mine and my mom's email and facebook accounts to send those to all friends and family. This took place over 2-3 days. After that he stopped as his revenge I think was done. He has not contacted me in any way in quiet sometime. What legal action can I take if ever he returns to the US? We are both above 18, even when the pictures were taken with my consent. He blamed me for breaking the relationship.He did not post them on any websites, only in emails and facebook messages. I am from San Juan, PR
Can I sue for what someone said about me on Facebook?
My mom was talking crap about me on Facebook and we have 60 mutual friends, some family, some of MY friends. I know this seems petty but she's relentless and won't stop until there's blood. I just want to sue to end the madness that may soon follow.
I was called a thief at CVS can I sue?
I was returning an item at CVS, I had my receipt in my hand and the lady didnt want to return the item. I have on video saying that she didn't want to return it because I probably stole it
Do I sue for libel, Slander and Defamation regarding false internet blogging about my daugher?
The info contained on the blog is completely false, and detrimental to my daughter's future. She has been suffering severe anxiety and depression since reading this horrific, false blog about her by someone she has never met. I live in Palm Beach County, Florida. Thank you in advance. Karen LaMendola
Malicious slander by neighbor with repercussions
A neighbor who lives four houses away accosted me while I was in the street looking for my cat. It did not stop there. She went back to her porch, and SCREAMED the most vulgar comments followed by "YOU'RE PREJUDICED." Her diatribe was loud, malicious, and totally false and lasted ten minutes. (I have worked as a newspaper reporter for many years; nobody has ever accused me of being prejudiced). I suspect her attack had less to do with me than her situation, but I suffer the damage of her assault. I have since been pointed to and pointed out, accused of "damaging" property, had my property vandalized while this woman continues to target me. My neighbors, once friendly and close, avoid me as they are now afraid to be seen talking with me. Black people including one young man up the block, are stalking me now. I am afraid & utterly shattered as I've done great work as a reporter for all downtrodden. She is becoming obsessed with me. I am a disabled person. Can I sue her?
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