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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I have been wrongfully accused of sexual harassment. I was suspended without pay for 2 days. The woman said that I asked her out and when she said no, I asked for her phone number so I could call her all hours of the night to wake her up. She had no witnesses and I believe that she conspired with my coworker to get me fired. Can I sue her for defamation of character because it cost me.
Is it possible to sue your roommate for slander and defematiin of character for posts made in social
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Someone lied about me on yelp, and it is hurting my business. Can I sue or have them retract their statement. I have been in business for 27 years without a problem until now.
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I resigned as a city recreation manager two months ago. The paper just published an article where the city manager accused me my saying I knowingly accepted false documents which is false and cannot be proven. He is trying to ruin my reputation and ability to find work. I have a stellar reputation and live in the city I worked in.
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Libel, Slander and Defamation Lawyer Web Sites
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Washington Attorney - Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
 -  Baltimore Attorney - Leviness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
 -  New York Law - Barasch Mcgarry Salzman & Penson PC
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