In our country of free speech, it’s all too common for defamation to occur as people use their words inappropriately. It’s actually possible to receive compensation for damages that occurred due to defamation, especially when the accusations can be proven false.
Defining Defamation, Libel, and Slander
Defamation occurs when someone conveys information about another person which causes harm. Slander and libel are both forms of character defamation that are actionable under federal and state laws. Slander is considered short-term defamation, usually in the form of spoken words or gestures. Libel, on the other hand, is defamation that is written, printed, or even in picture or video form. Read More