Defamation http://defamation.laws.com Defamation- Defamation Law, Defamation of Character, Defamation Definition, What is Defamation Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:43:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.15 Slander Accusation At A Glance http://defamation.laws.com/slander/slander-accusation http://defamation.laws.com/slander/slander-accusation#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://defamation.laws.com/slander/slander-accusation
In order to accuse someone of slander, the victim must prove slanderous acts. Slanderous acts may be committed anonymously or directly. Those acts may include gossip which hurts the reputation of the victim.
 
 
Slanderous acts must have caused some damage to the reputation  of a victim, including damage which may prevent job offers or other opportunities, in order for them to charge slander. The victim must be able to prove that the individual was directly responsible for either beginning the rumors or for spreading them, when those rumors harmed their reputation.
 
 
Slander is an act which is often handled in civil court. The case would likely include an attempt at monetary compensation for the slander. For example, the victim may sue for compensation because they were unable to find a job because of the slanderous act. 
 
 

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Easy Guide to Defamation Law http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-law http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-law#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000

What is Defamation?

Defamation is a common law tort, governed by state law, in which an individual makes a "publication" of a defamatory statement of and concerning the plaintiff that damages the reputation of the plaintiff. Defamation comes in two forms: slander and libel. Slander involves the oral "publication" of a defamatory remark that is heard by another, which injures the subject's reputation or character. Libel is the written "publication" of a defamatory remark that has the tendency to injure another's reputation or character.

What are the elements of a cause of action for defamation?

The elements of a defamation suit; whether slander or libel, are:

1. A defamatory statement;

2. Published to a third party;

3. Which the speaker knew or should have known was false;

4. That causes injury to the subject of the communication



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Quick Overview on Suing For Libel http://defamation.laws.com/libel/suing-for-libel http://defamation.laws.com/libel/suing-for-libel#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000
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Legal Definition of Defamation http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/defamation http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/defamation#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000
There are several defamation terms, including slander and liable. However, in some cases, there is no need to determine whether an incident involved slander or liable specifically and instead, the courts refer to defamation terms.
 
A defamation term may come into play during a civil trial. For example, a defamation term may have been used to bring a civil cases against an individual or entity in cases where an individuals reputation was harmed by another individual or entity.
 
Defamation of charterer for example, can include more specif charges. It may for example, be alleged that an individual distributed materials that were harmful to the reputation of another individual or entity. Those materials may be included under specific terms such as slander or liable, or the more broad defamation term. 

Civil laws has more information about defamation.

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Understanding Character Defamation http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/character-defamation http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/character-defamation#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000
Defamation of character is a term that is often used to describe an accusation of slander or libel. Slander is a verbal statement that in some way demeans an individual or company in an unjust manner, whereas libel refers to a written derogatory statement. 
A charge of defamation of character is difficult to prove in court because of the haziness of intention or "true-meaning." Although the term is quite evident and damaging, the ability to prove the true intentions of the individual charged with the act is notoriously arduous. 
Any verbal or written attack that destroys or damages one's character is considered a defamation of character. This term is more relevant in regards to society or the interpretation as oppose to a legal system's interpretation. 
The problems which revolve around proof in a legal setting are also coupled in with the protection of free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. That being said, in most cases of defamation of character, a court will generally agree that an opinion or slanderous statement, no matter how damaging, in not a stated fact.

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Quick Guide to Defamation Law http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-guide http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-guide#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000 Defamation laws aim at protecting people's reputations and character from unfair and unjust attacks. In practice, defamation laws aim to hinder free speech to protect public figures or powerful individuals from hateful speech and scrutiny.


There are two types of defamation: oral defamation, known as slander, which is hateful speech, and published defamation, referred to as libel. Any speech that cripples an individuals reputation, in either form, is considered defamation. If a comment brings a person into disrepute or contempt, it is likely to be illegal according to defamatory law. In these instances, the person who makes the ill-advised comments will face a defamation suit. 


Typically the defamation laws focus on the aftereffects of the comment and the tone in which they are delivered. If the attack is violent and has the intent of damaging someone's reputation or their career a defamation proceeding will commence.


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Defamation of Character At A Glance http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/defamation-of-character http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/defamation-of-character#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000
Defamation of character is a term that is often used to describe an accusation of slander or libel. Slander is a verbal statement that in some way demeans an individual or company in an unjust manner, whereas libel refers to a written derogatory statement. 
A charge of defamation of character is difficult to prove in court because of the haziness of intention or "true-meaning." Although the term is quite evident and damaging, the ability to prove the true intentions of the individual charged with the act is notoriously arduous. 
Any verbal or written attack that destroys or damages one's character is considered a defamation of character. This term is more relevant in regards to society or the interpretation as oppose to a legal system's interpretation. 
The problems which revolve around proof in a legal setting are also coupled in with the protection of free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. That being said, in most cases of defamation of character, a court will generally agree that an opinion or slanderous statement, no matter how damaging, in not a stated fact.


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Anti Defamation League Quick Overview http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/anti-defamation-league http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws/anti-defamation-league#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000
An anti-defamation league is an international non-governmental organization that is located in the United States. The anti-defamation works with the Jewish community to fight against religious segregation and religious racism as well as defend the security of Israel and individuals of the Jewish religion. 
The Anti-defamation league was founded in 1913 to help fight against discrimination. Currently the anti-defamation league has 29 offices in the United States and three international offices. The headquarters of the anti-defamation league is located in New York City and is currently headed by Robert Sugarman. 
Anti-defamation focuses on separating church and state and allowing religious freedom for individuals of all faiths. The organization works with interfaith camps, religious awareness groups, political efforts, and creating relationships with ethnic groups. 

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All You Need to Know About Defamation Laws http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws http://defamation.laws.com/defamation-laws#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000
Defamation laws pertain to any act of defamatory action, which can be defined as words, sentiments, or statement spoken with regard to an individual or entity that may paint them in a negative light. Defamation can result in damage to the livelihood, enterprise, or reputation of the individual or commercial entity in question; the following are some terms that are covered under defamation laws:
Libel
 
 
Libel is an example of an allegedly defamatory statement that has been expressed in print – or an additionally-publishable medium.
Slander
 
 
Slander is an example of an allegedly defamatory statement that has been expressed verbally, such as on a broadcasted interview, media program, or before a public audience; slander – like libel – can be called into question due to an alleged lack of factual basis, validity, and substantial ground.
False Light
 
 
Projecting an event or person in false light is an example of a violation of defamation laws; an individual found guilty for doing so has willfully portrayed skewed or false facts in order to cause damage to a person, business, or entity.

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Slander Defined http://defamation.laws.com/slander/what-is-slander http://defamation.laws.com/slander/what-is-slander#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:09 +0000
Slander is a legal term that is used to describe the use of language for the purpose of harming the reputation of a person. This can take the form of introducing false statement or comments and represent them as truth.
Furthermore, slander is not only limited to verbal or written communication, but can also be done through body language or gestures. Slander may also include the use of private information or facts which are publicly disclosed without proper authority or permission. Even such information is proven to be correct and not false, it may fall within the realm of slander.
Slander is under the realm of tort or civil law, which allows for legal action to be levied against a person that is accused or suspected of slander. However, in order to be successful in proving slander in the court of law, there are certain aspects or facts that must be established. Because slander is often in the form of verbal communication, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant had in fact said the statement and that there are others that can attest to that statement.
Furthermore, in order for slander to be proven, the plaintiff must be clearly identified in such a verbal statement, and that the statement itself was made with the intention to harm or defame the plaintiff. Slander cases awarded to the plaintiff will usually incur both general damages and special damages. General damages are awarded for overall purposes, though special damages are for any particular economic loss that may have been experienced as a result of the harmful statements.

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