Here you'll find an explanation of your rights whether in regards to libel, generally a spoken false statement about another, or slander, a false statement generally found in print.  Understanding your rights regarding libel and slander is important, whether you're the plaintiff or the defendant.  You'll find advice on when it might not be in your best interest to sue for libel and slander, and how to find a lawyer to represent you if you choose to pursue a case involving libel and slander.

Libel and Slander

All Libel and Slander Articles

Elements of a Defamation Case

Defamation, whether libel or slander, is the making public of a false statement about a person that causes damage to their reputation. The majority ...

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Defamation: Libel and Slander

You may have heard the terms defamation, libel and slander used in the past, and particularly by the media when referring to well known individuals ...

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Defenses to Libel and Slander

Defamation lawsuits are notoriously difficult to win. The First Amendment of the US Constitution is often problematic for plaintiffs trying to estab...

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Defining Slander

You may have heard the term before, but not many people really know what defamation is or what it pertains to. The proper definition for defamation ...

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