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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What actions can I take for anonymous dafamatory statements to my son?
Letters have been going around (anonymously, but we are pretty sure by who) stating that are stating that he is of questionable character. So far these letter have been sent to a previous girlfriend and the next day to a current girlfriends parents. We believe that due to the language used and the style of writing that they are being sent by the ex girlfriends mother and she sent the first letter to herself to take any suspicion away from her. These letters are damaging my sons reputation among all of his peers and I am concerned that thing will escalate and become more damaging to him. I can find no one in my area to even ask any of this to.
If someone tells people I know my personal business that I keep private. Can I sue him/her for defam
ow soon after the plaintiff submit interrogatory must the defendant must submit theirs.
is there a time limit for written discovery
How soon must the defendant submit their request for production or 1st set of interrogatories after they submit their answer to the plaintiff.
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
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